Consumer Insights Enrich Search Marketing

Category: Marketing Dilemmas, Paid Search

mothersdaySearch is seen as a crucial part of the consumer journey. Search helps users explore, compare, and achieve their final goals. Now, with the power of mobile in everyone’s hand, search has evolved to become a digital assistant helping users find the right information in any format they want.

This evolution of search demands a revamp in how search engine marketing has been historically done. Years back it was about just finding the right keyword portfolio and maximizing the Return On Investment (ROI) by optimizing bids on the keywords. Later, search engine marketing platforms were able to provide more insights into the search behavior that the keyword portfolio started, thus representing the purchase journey of the consumer. Cut to the present, marketers are now empowered with so much consumer insights and data that they’re feeling overwhelmed. On the other hand, search marketing hasn’t improved significantly from the previous mode. Here’s an example of where the gap is:

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AdWords’ Big Update – Elimination of Right-Hand Side Ads

Category: Paid Search

Right-Hand Side Ads

The big speculation around AdWords is that Google is eliminating the right-hand side ads in the Search Engine Results Pages (SERP). A move that’s been both praised and ridiculed at the same time is being rolled out silently. There hasn’t been an official announcement from Google about this at all. However, advertisers have already started seeing the empty white space on the right-hand side of the SERP and it’s a little disconcerting.

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Bing and AOL Team Up

Category: Paid Search

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I bet you didn’t see that coming, because we sure didn’t. Best of all, it’s completely official: “Bing now powers AOL web, mobile, tablet search, providing paid search ads and algorithmic organic search results to AOL properties worldwide and exclusively in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia.”

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The 2015 Mobile Holiday Preparedness Checklist

Category: Paid Search

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Now that the holiday shopping season is rapidly approaching, as you continue to optimize your account it’s crucial to understand how your mobile users behave, and how much of your budget you should allocate for them for the remainder of Q4. To help you prepare, we’ve come up with the 2015 Mobile Holiday Preparedness Checklist for all the mobile paid search measurements you need to know now, in order to optimize the value of your mobile plan this holiday season!

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Capture More Customers With Programmatic Remarketing

Category: Paid Search

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The online market is highly competitive, so for online businesses, every sale counts. Every business owner knows how painful it is to see a shopper browse through your website and then leave without making any transactions. In fact, 20-40% of users bounce on retail sites, — meaning advertisers lose not only sales, but their spend on advertising as well. Worst of all, the fewer shoppers you convert into buyers, the higher your CPA (cost-per-acquisition) is.

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Customer Match Targeting: The Next Generation of Ads

Category: Paid Search

Customer Match Targeting

For over a decade, marketers have been dreaming about achieving the holy grail of customer targeting: one-to-one marketing. When it comes to creating advertising messaging geared towards specific people, we’ve previously been limited to setting up demographics, or using cohorts to reach our target customers. However, this all changed when Google announced Customer Match Targeting, taking us above and beyond just B2C or B2B marketing, and instead shifting the paradigm to H2H: human to human.

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Google’s Big Holiday Push: Click Share

Category: Paid Search

Product Guru blog images Google Shopping

In the midst of Google’s big holiday push, they’ve recently announced a new metric called “Click Share” for Shopping Campaigns. We’ve answered some of your most anticipated questions regarding this new feature below. Check it out!

What is Click Share?

Mathematically speaking, it’s the probability of the:

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While search marketers haven’t quite yet mastered the art of fortune telling, they have mastered analyzing online search queries to figure out the who, what, when, where, and why of how their customers are shopping. Search can provide vital insights into how your customers shop online, and can be instrumental in allocating your budget and defining your strategies for the upcoming holiday shopping season.

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Retailification: Leveraging Google Shopping

Category: Paid Search

Product Guru blog images Google Shopping

As online shopping is becoming increasingly omnichannel, retailers need to take special care to capture their audience at the right moment. It has become imperative for advertisers to showcase their ads throughout the customer buying journey to hook users better. Because of this, the “retailification” process has become more complicated than ever before, as consumers are shopping across multiple channels and the retailer has to become smarter to capture them, no matter where they are.

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New Google Shopping Assortment Report Tool

Category: Paid Search

Shopping Assortment Report

Online retailers, rejoice! Google Shopping has once again implemented a new addition to its Google Merchant Center by adding a feature that’ll greatly help out retailers during the bustling holiday season and beyond.

The new Shopping Assortment Report will take the guesswork out of choosing which products you want to focus on selling this holiday season. This feature acts like a detective and uncovers your top 100 products and their brands that your online store doesn’t offer. This information is generated, based on how popular these products are in Google Shopping, and can be accessed easily right in your Merchant Center account.

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