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What are negative keywords? Negative keywords are a very basic yet essential tool for controlling the positioning and spending in the digital landscape. They allow us to remove any keywords that we do not wish to appear for or that may not resemble & represent our product/service. Let’s take the example of a phone reseller, let’s say you sell all the major brands apart from Nokia. In that case, it would make sense that you do not want your...

The purpose of an Ad is to be seen by your target audience, to make an impact and build brand awareness. But how do you know that your ad has been seen?  Viewability is a measure of if your ad has had chance to be seen, and provides metrics on the number of times the ad was actually seen by users. This helps marketers to identify campaign effectiveness, allowing them to improve the campaign to increase its...

When setting up a Google Ads campaign you set the average daily budget. This determines how much the campaign will spend on a daily basis. Sometimes Google will spend more per day and sometimes will spend under the daily budget but over the month it will even out. How Google spends the budget depends on which delivery option is chosen. Previously there were two choices: Standard Delivery The budget is distributed evenly throughout the day, therefore the budget...

Google Ads is intent-based marketing, which means people are actively looking for your product or service. However, there are still targeting options available that we can use in order to make sure your target market are the people who are clicking on the ads. The targeting options are shown below: Demographic targeting - You can target your ads to people in specific locations. For example, if you are doing Google advertising for a local business you...

From October 7th Google Ads Campaigns Will Start Switching To Standard Delivery Back in August, Google Ads announced that along with retiring the average position column, it would also be retiring the accelerated ad delivery option from October 7th onwards. This is another shift to machine learning. While accelerated delivery used to be to ensure your ads were always served this often meant that restricted budgets were running out during the day. Google has said that standard delivery has...

So you've launched your campaign, however, your ads aren't being shown and you have zero impressions. Here are 5 reasons why your ads aren't showing on the results page:   1. Google will not show your ads if they don’t have your payment details! Most advertisers will pay for their Google Ads account via automatic payments, Google will either charge you when you reach your pre-set payment threshold or you reach the end of your current billing period....

We recommend for each ad group to create three ads and split test and trial them to see the best performing ad. Trialling and testing is the key and we want to be continually testing messaging and different variations. The best metric to judge the success of an ad is the click-through rate.    Before creating an ad you want to be looking at the keywords in the ad group and the content on the landing page. You...

Awareness - Awareness is at the top of the funnel.  Consumers have to know about your product or service in order to buy your product or service. At this stage, consumers don’t know enough about your products in order to type in anything specific. The keywords consumers type in when they at the awareness stage are quite generic for example washing machines, computer, plumber.    Interest - So once a customer is made aware that your product or...

The new location targeting update option is aimed at reaching commuters Google has quietly been rolling out a new location targeting update over the past few days. Initially spotted in display campaigns, the updates are now included with search and shopping campaigns too. So what exactly is changing? Aimed at reaching commuters, the ‘People in your targeted location’ option has been changed to ‘People in or regularly in your targeted location’. With this change, a commuter who is often in...

Google AdWords provides a huge opportunity to marketers to advertise and increase their click through rate by being positioned higher in the search engine results pages. There are many ways to beat your competition, by increasing your bid, quality score and use of keywords. But what people often miss, is that the use of Negative Keywords can also have an impact on their campaign. Spending more time on your negative keyword research can help you to...