“Can I bid on my competitors brand name?” is one of most common questions we get asked here at Digital Gearbox. There is a deal of controversy surrounding this topic in the world of PPC; indeed, most of it stems from a lot of less seasoned advertisers being under the impression that this form of advertising is illegal. Sneaky it may be, but illegal? Most certainly not. In fact however, it’s a form of advertising that will help new customers discover you when they were initially intending to purchase or enquire elsewhere. [Read more…] about Can I Bid On My Competitors Brand Keywords?
For many, when asked about Google Adwords they will refer to it as an online advertising channel which can be used to list ads for a business on a search engine results page by bidding on selected keywords. Whilst this is a not in inaccurate description of it, it does grossly underplay the full capabilities that the platform offers businesses & reflects a wide-spanning knowledge gap.
This blog showcases 2 key Google Adwords features that we often find businesses aren’t utilising or perhaps aren’t even aware of; real hidden gems for customer acquisition that can unleash the full potential of the platform and help to bring in more conversions much more efficiently. [Read more…] about Hidden Adwords Gems For Customer Acquisition
The marketing world is filled with jargon. There are an incredible amount of words that are used that those outside of the industry have no idea what they mean. This becomes markedly more confusing when a marketer is trying to explain the performance of someone’s account, and the client isn’t too sure what the terms mean, or what the value of the terms are. [Read more…] about Decoding Adwords Metrics: A Beginner’s Guide To All Things Clicks and Conversions
For many businesses, the conventional wisdom surrounding PPC is that there are text ads and Remarketing that you can use to harness your digital marketing strategy and hit that ever-important return on investment. Where for some businesses, keywords and remarketing – either both or together – can work well, this is not always the case. When a product is particularly visual, for example, text ads will likely not harness the true potential of both Adwords and your product. All hope is not lost, however. There are many slightly lesser-known gems in the worlds of Adwords that can unleash the full potential of your products and bring in conversions much more efficiently. [Read more…] about There’s More To Adwords Than Keywords And Remarketing, You Know…
If I had a penny for every time I’ve seen the ‘#NewYearNewMe’ hashtag on social media since late December, I’d have enough to buy myself a Nando’s with fino sides. New Year’s resolutions and how short lived they are always seems to leave a sour taste in my mouth, though that could be attributed to the cheap prosecco I inevitably drink on New Year’s Eve. Nevertheless I’ve decided that if you can’t beat them, join them. Plus, if this is my first full year in PPC then it seems timely to set out how to approach 2017 now I know my paid search onions, especially when 2016 was such a big year for the industry.