• PPC

    A visual guide to Pinterest advertising

    Pinterest has slowly been building itself up as an advertising alternative to Google and Facebook over the past 12 months. The company’s focus has historically been on building an engaged user base through its intuitive, visual interface. As a social network, it has always offered something a little different. However, advertisers have been skeptical about…

  • PPC

    7 advanced Google Shopping strategies [Infographic]

    Google Shopping Ads now make up 56% of retailer ad spend in the USA, and a study by Merkle has shown that Shopping ads also accounted for 46% of clicks to retailers in the second quarter of 2016. The current trends indicate that Google Shopping revenue is only going to grow in the next few years, making…

  • PPC 101: Eight tips to get started
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    PPC 101: Eight tips to get started

    PPC can deliver effective results for a business, but it can also seem overwhelming when you’re just getting started. How can you use it to increase ROI? PPC (Pay-Per-Click) marketing, or paid search marketing, offers a great opportunity for every business to promote its services and extend its reach. Whether you’re targeting an existing audience or…

  • PPC

    The psychology of language for paid search

    The success of your PPC campaigns may depend on the language that you’re using. Here’s how to improve it. Sophie Turton, Head of Content and PR at Bozboz, delivered an interesting presentation in Brighton SEO, offering useful tips on how to improve your language when creating PPC copy. According to Sophie Turton,  people don’t buy…

  • PPC

    How to use Google’s new demographic targeting for search ads

    Through AdWords, Google has given advertisers a lot of control over when their ads are shown, by means of the different match types and using remarketing lists for search ads. Until recently, however, you were unable to target users based on demographic – a function that has been available for a while now on both…

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    How URL hijackers are disrupting banks’ PPC campaigns

    I usually write about search marketing, analytics and conversion optimization, but I felt it was important to share a discovery I made recently. I noticed a major phishing scam hijacking the paid search ads of financial and banking companies on brand keywords. The activity was discovered by an alert I received from BrandVudu, a third-party…

  • Is Google’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ ad the future of paid voice search?
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    Is Google’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ ad the future of paid voice search?

    Google sparked a small firestorm last week as reports surfaced that its intelligent assistant device Google Home had delivered what appeared to be an unsolicited advertisement to unsuspecting owners. The reports first emerged on Reddit and Twitter, where users who own Google Home devices posted that Google slipped in an ad for Disney’s new Beauty and the Beast…

  • PPC

    Biometrics and neuroscience: The future of digital analytics?

    Advertising has always been about emotions. Emotions lead to actions and, as such, influencing emotions is the most effective route to influencing actions. Actions, in turn, become habits, and these habits are the driving force that creates global brands. Marketers have never hesitated to exploit this relationship – in fact you could even argue that…

  • PPC

    Can Google get users on board with “shortcuts in search”?

    Google announced yesterday the launch of “shortcuts in search”, which will allow Android users (only in the US, for now) to access quick answers on a range of topics with the touch of a button. Fittingly, Google has termed these “tappable shortcuts” and they will lead searchers to instantaneous information on dozens of topics, including…

  • PPC

    Chrome Extensions: A vehicle for Amazon and Pinterest to compete with Google?

    Search advertising has swelled to become an industry worth over $35 billion annually, yet it is still heavily driven by text-based searches and dominated by Google. However as Google’s index goes mobile-first, consumers get to grips with voice search, and technology advances to avail of image identification in our predominantly visual culture, new opportunities are…

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