In an attempt to crack down on bots and misinformation, Facebook is ramping up its page publishing verification for accounts and publishers of those accounts. Assuming you’re not a bot or trying to fake your country of origin, the Facebook verification process is a quick and relatively painless procedure.
As an open beta, Google is now including Display ads as a campaign type in their Attribution Reports section of Google Ads. While this used to be reserved for just Search and Shopping Ads, last year Google added YouTube ads to the reporting as a beta, and as of late last month, has added Display ads for users who opt in. Together, they are calling this the “cross-network attribution beta” opting advertisers into viewing data for both Networks at once.
ROAS: a digital marketer’s North Star. Return on Ad Spend is understandably one of the most heavily weighted metrics for advertisers in determining the success of their online ads. As with most things in life, you want to know that when you put something in, you’ll get something in return. Return on ad spend shares some roots in the logic of Newtonian physics, that for every $1 you put into your online advertising, you’ll receive $2 back or more in revenue.
Due to Apple’s recent iOS14 announcement and subsequent privacy changes, ROAS’s reign as the supreme advertising metric may be waning. While marketers will have to adapt to these changes (you can read more about our recommendations here), we wanted to take a step back and look into one of the central tenets of online advertising on Facebook, the Halo Effect.
An Ad Extension helps to expand your search ad, providing the searcher additional information about your business. Ad Extensions often increase an ad’s CTR significantly, since they make the overall ad appear larger and take up more room on the Search Engine Results Pages (SERPs) when shown. One of the reasons this helps improve CTR is because it pushes down competitor’s ads and also gives the user more information on why they should choose your business.
If you’re in the PPC world, last week was probably a little hectic! Google sent out an email to many Google Ads advertisers with an important (albeit very confusing) update regarding match types. In the email, Google stated that starting on February 18, 2021 phrase and broad match modified (BMM) keywords will begin matching to the same user searches. The email explained that due to the updating matching behavior, advertisers may see an increase in traffic on any phrase match keywords and slight decrease in traffic on any BMM keywords.
2020’s Word of the Year was pivot. The best laid plans were thrown out the window and the entire world pivoted to new ventures, new business models, new working environments, and more.
We’re not even a full month into 2021, and we’re already being thrown curveballs to incorporate into our tentatively built marketing plans. Last year, Apple announced that iOS 14 would bring changes for digital marketers, but the release was delayed. Now it seems like Apple is taking its New Years Resolution seriously and rolling out iOS 14 in the coming weeks.
Among these changes, the biggest, most anxiety-inducing disruption regards a change in data privacy. When users are updating their operating system to iOS 14, they will be asked if they’d like to opt out of tracking when downloading new apps.
Before you panic, take a deep breath and keep reading. We’re here to walk you through what these changes entail and how to adapt.
Here at Eboost Consulting, we get asked to audit PPC accounts within Google Ads quite often. While ultimately the review shared with our prospective client may be summed up into “What’s Working?” and “What Needs Work?” – our actual auditing process can be far more in-depth, taking a top-down approach to understanding and evaluating your Google Ads account. Here is our 100-point Google Ads checklist that our team goes through, specific to Search campaigns, in order to understand and evaluate Google Ads accounts, using that top-down approach.
Did you know roughly 80 million people use DuckDuckGo as their search engine each month?
And you may also be excited to learn that DuckDuckGo offers PPC ads, allowing you to reach all those people (and growing) when they search for your keywords.
If you’re a company, you may be wondering – how do you advertise on DuckDuckGo?
Fun fact: You may already be doing it!
If you’ve been a PPC Manager for a while now, you likely are a fan of the Promotion Extensions offered in Google Ads. Back when they first launched in Google Ads, they were only available during certain shopping holidays, with pre-set Occasions as part of the extension setup, you could only run them for holidays like “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday”. Eventually though, Google Ads released “None” as an Occasion option, allowing Promotion Extensions to run throughout the year, so long as there was a valid monetary or percentage discount.
Now that Promotion Extensions have been available for a few years in Google Ads, it looks like another engine has showed up to the (holiday) party!
Enter: Microsoft Advertising.