Search Marketing

Be Only a Click Away with AdWords Click-to-Message Ads

Be Only a Click Away with AdWords Click-to-Message Ads

Google has rolled out a new ad extension to add to your AdWords arsenal called Click-to-message ads. This new ad extension allows potential customers to reach you via a SMS Text message sent directly from their mobile device to yours.

Whether the user has a phone-phobia or just doesn’t have a few minutes to commit to a phone call or website visit, they can still easily reach out to your business, allowing them to continue the conversation at a time that is most convenient for them.

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What Is New In Google Adwords and Analytics?

On Tuesday, May 24, Google made some exciting new announcements for Advertisers using AdWords and Analytics products.  Three years ago, Google saw a shift to mobile in the search landscape and started to incorporate enhanced campaigns into their AdWords platform, which allowed for mobile bid adjustments. Today, continuing on with its mobile first approach, Google wants mobile bids to be more than just adjustments.  Soon advertisers in Adwords will have more flexibility and options across all devices. There will be an anchor bid for a device and then adjustments for all the other devices (mobile, tablet, and desktop). Google talked about brands, their mobile experiences, and the testing they embarked on to help those brands capture the “moments”  when people need to make decision or complete a task. These are the “I want to know, go, do, or buy” – moments. [Read more…]

The Implications of Google Ending Right Hand Side Ads

After a subtle test that started all the way back in 2010, Google has ushered a global removal of the right side ads that once appeared in desktop search results. With the exception of Product Listing Ads (PLAs), all adds will now be served at the top of the Google Search Engine Results Page, or SERP. Google has also increased the number of ads that may appear at the top of the results. If the search query a user types is “highly commercial”, Google can serve up to four ads before the organic listings begin.

 

1 – “Highly Commercial” falls under searches like hotel rooms for rent and travel.

Why Did Google Make The Change?

The exact reason why Google has made this sweeping change to paid advertising can’t be known for sure, but it [Read more…]

The Future Of Mobile Advertising Is Here!

Did you know that 91% of smartphone users turn to their smartphone for ideas while doing a given task at least once a day? That may not surprise you as much as the idea that some of us suffer from a condition known as Nomophobia, which is the fear of being without mobile device, power source or service area.

People use their smartphone very often, and we as advertisers want to be in front of them with mobile advertising so we can win those moments that matter.

We can classify these advertising opportunities into 4 categories: See, Think, Do and Care.

Here is a table to help you understand what each of these advertising opportunities represents, what our advertising goal should be, examples of metrics to measure, and what type of medium to utilize to ensure our advertising goals are being met. [Read more…]