Bing Ads Announces Shopping Campaigns Beta

Category: Paid Search

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When Google launched their Shopping Campaigns for PLAs, many of us could predict the next step that Bing would probably take next to catch up, in order to enhance the online purchase experience of their users while also helping advertisers to bring their buyers closer to make transaction.

For those who thought that Bing Product Ads would be the closest Microsoft could get to emulating Google’s Shopping Campaigns, you’ll be pleased to know that Bing has now announced their new Beta for Bing Shopping Campaigns!

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Google Upgrades AdWords Editor to Support Labels

Category: Paid Search

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For Pay-Per-Click advertising management, the best strategy to ensure your accounts are running optimally is to be constantly testing elements. Luckily for PPC advertisers, managing all those tests at once just got a little easier with the addition of Labels in AdWords Editor.

Until last week, Labels in Adwords were only available through the Adwords web-interface. The moment we heard about an Adwords Editor update with support for Labels, we couldn’t believe the news!

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Yahoo and Bing Amend Their Search Partnership: What You Need to Know

Category: Paid Search

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While we’ve survived the arrival of Mobilegeddon, there’s a new big change happening that will affect online advertisers: Yahoo and Microsoft are altering their strategic search alliance. While according to the Yahoo press release, this change is being made to “improve the search experience, create value for advertisers, and establish ongoing stability for partners”, it is also sure to cause a major upset in the online advertising world.

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Encrypting the Web took a leap forward with HTTPS-encrypted Google ads

Category: Paid Search

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HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) works by transmitting normal http interactions through an encrypted system so that the information cannot be accessed by any party other than the intended users. This technology is nothing new, as HTTPS has been around for over 20 years. However, in days past, web-server capacity and network performance were limiting factors for websites trying to adopt HTTPS protocol. Now, with the latest advancements in technology, the cost of adopting HTTPs is significantly lower, making more webmasters able to implement using it than ever before.

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Bing Ads Matches AdWords with New Unified Device Targeting

Category: Paid Search

Unified-Device-Targeting Bing-AdsBing Ads has always been right behind Google in terms of bundling their platform with more useful utilities. Now, with Bing Ads’ newly added UDT (Unified Device Targeting), they once again have showed that they’re keeping up in the race of paid search platforms!

 

As of March 23, Bing Ads has consolidated their device targeting options, likely inspired by Google’s Enhanced Campaigns. Bing Ads no longer allows users to separately target smartphones at the campaign level. Campaigns now automatically target all devices, and based on the device performance, bid adjustments can then be applied for tablets or smartphones.

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5 PLA Hacks You Should Start Using Right Now

Category: Paid Search

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Google Shopping is a great way to get your products in front of more customers who are actively looking for items like yours. However, it’s important to target the right kind of customers, and to optimize your campaigns to make sure you’re maximizing the benefit you can see from using Google Shopping.

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Google AdWords Introduces Dynamic Structured Snippets

Category: Paid Search

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Google’s goal has always been to make search results as useful as possible for the search engine users. To help with this, in September of last year Google introduced ‘structured snippets’, which pulled in their highly specialized Knowledge Graph results into the organic search results. Then, Google extended these structured snippets into paid search results as well.

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What’s New in Bing Ads Editor v10.7

Category: Paid Search

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Bing Ads Editor is an easy-to-use desktop tool for managing and optimizing Bing Ads campaigns offline, and is available for free download here. With Bing Ads Editor, it’s easy to optimize your Bing Ads campaigns anytime and anywhere with the offline flexibility it gives you. The latest version of Bing Ads Editor was released recently on Feb 18, 2015, and has already become a much talked about tool among search marketers for it’s new valuable features that will help boost campaign performances.

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PPC Ads Appealing to the Intuitive Mind Pays Off !

Category: Marketing Dilemmas, Paid Search

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In the world of Paid Search, when we create advertisements to fit the limited space on the SERP, we sometimes fall short of reaching the emotions of our customers. We pack our PPC ad copies with what we know as the best practices, like price-points and offer descriptions, and often come up short of giving our ads strong emotional appeal.

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3 Recommendations for Search Marketers

Category: Paid Search

While search marketers believe dominating the Search Engine Results Page (SERP) can drive incremental revenue, it is often hard to quantify its impact. To solve this problem, NetElixir’s Retail Intelligence Lab commissioned a research project to measure the incremental influence on online conversions and resulting revenue due to the presence of PPC, PLA and SEO listings on all the same SERP—what we call “dominating” the SERP.

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