The conclusion to the Google Preview Incorrect Landing Page on PPC Ad mystery and a curl command tutorial to test against user-agent strings. Enjoy!
It’s clear that consumers are buying and using the Kindle Fire in numbers that no one, but Apple, can claim. Exactly how those consumers appear to be using them may be of particular interest to marketers.
The Google Mobile Ads Blog recently featured a case study of Sweetwater Sound Inc. that highlights how they have been able to capitalize on the growth of the mobile traffic segment.
We’ve discussed the impact of a single advertiser to Google’s bottom line before, but what if that advertiser was part of an elite group with significantly higher bids and/or ad quality?
Based on the experience we’ve had using Dynamic Search Ads, Google invited us to share a bit more perspective over on their AdWords blog and to answer any additional questions readers might have here in our comments section.
One result of Search Plus your World may be greater adoption of Google+ as a social network. If that happens, brands will have to make a stronger effort to show up in Google+ newsfeeds and the inclusion of Google+ activity in search results solidifies the need for Google+ to be a part of your larger social media strategy.
When looking for paid search “squatters” on your brand, it’s common to simply go to Google.com, query your brand name, and see which arch-rivals pop up in the ad slots. Those results don’t show the whole picture though.
Today we released the RKG Digital Marketing Report for the fourth quarter of 2011, offering data and analysis for paid search, SEO, Facebook advertising and more.
Some mistakes simply cannot be made.
Each advertiser contributes less to Google than it may appear.
Prior to the Search Alliance, you might remember Yahoo Search offering Rich Ads – multi-component ads, eligible to serve for brand terms. Just last month, Rich Ads became available to all adCenter advertisers.
Could Google, who reaps the lion’s share of paid search spend from American advertisers, see its revenue grow 33% year over year if overall paid search spending declined by over 14% as Kantar Media reported?
Is the Star Trek computer the model search engine?
Google recently introduced the ability to automatically push keyword bids to the top of page CPC. Does it make sense for advertisers to utilize this new feature?
Our read on Black Friday paid search performance and what it portends for the rest of the holiday season.
The tumult around Google’s move to encrypt searches for signed-in users obscured the larger issue that data for organic search traffic has never been as robust as the data we have for paid search.
There are plenty of good reasons to advertise on your brand regardless of ROI. But is it ROI positive? It depends…
Conversation with Jonathan Alferness on new landing page Quality Score signals
RKG has been experimenting Dynamic Search Ads for some time now, here’s our read on this significant new AdWords product.
A plethora of articles have been written about the convergence of SEO and PPC, most of them fairly elementary. To realize a competitive advantage, and to really integrate learnings from each channel, we need to dig a little deeper.
Paid search remained resilient in Q3, with data from the RKG client base showing that year over year growth rates accelerated for both ad spend and revenue.
In just a few short weeks we will find ourselves engrossed in bidding adjustments, ad copy changes and other time sensitive updates, so now is the time to get a few extra projects checked off your list that will pay off during the holiday frenzy.
We’ve long maintained that conversion rates don’t vary much by position, but we haven’t had such a clear view of the position of each ad click until now.
Far too much has been written about Quality Score already and I’m loathe to add to the pile, but I have some ideas that might help us all.
A recount and analysis of some of the more interesting bits from the Google antitrust hearing.