There’s a lot to know about how geographic targets work in Google which can impact how advertisers go about optimizing for differences in value by geography. Here are a few things to look out for.
Google recently announced an update to its in-store visits tracking which will allow advertisers to view the estimated number of store visits tied to paid search clicks at the ad group and keyword levels, a huge upgrade for the product.
Organic search visit growth is on the decline, but why? Signs point to significant changes coming out of the Google camp.
Find out what changes have been made and how they impact SERPs, in this video from Merkle|RKG.
Gaining an understanding of your audience, your purpose for communication, and how to build an effective story with data will help to optimize your SEO deliverables.
Merkle RKG results over the past week point to a strong showing for Cyber Weekend online this year as retailers’ year-over-year sales growth picked up significantly from early Q4 levels and from the growth levels they saw just ahead of Thanksgiving Day. Last year, the five days from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday produced 29% of the sales retailers generated from search ads over Thanksgiving through Christmas and we may top that number in 2015, as consumers have increasingly front-loaded their holiday purchases over Cyber Weekend.
Today we are excited to release the first ever Merkle|RKG Cyber Weekend Search Marketing Preview Report for download. This special holiday-focused report includes detailed trends and analyses to provide retailers with important final context before the busy holiday shopping season kicks off in earnest this week.
In an effort to create a more merchant-friendly marketplace, eBay Commerce Network (ECN) recently announced the launch of a tool called Bid Groups that allows advertisers to apply new levels of granularity to their bidding strategy for eBay Product Ads.
Today, Yahoo formally announced the release of Yahoo Product Ads, a new solution aimed at giving advertisers the ability to create and serve product image-based ads across Yahoo search and display. Here’s what advertisers can expect in terms of search and display capabilities.
Being able to leverage Google's new Customer Match product now can give you an advantage over your competitors by helping you further maximize the value of your search dollar spend.
Bing announced last week that they would begin showing Product Ads on mobile Bing searches, which couldn’t come at a better time for advertisers looking to get more out of this already quickly growing format during the holidays. However, we expect the overall impact to be slight at first for a few reasons.
Interest in HTTP/2 and what it means for SEO is on the rise. Here are some observations on the changes this protocol introduces and their potential impact.
We are excited to announce the release of Merkle RKG’s Q3 Digital Marketing Report for download today. As always, the report offers in depth analysis of trends impacting paid search, SEO, comparison shopping engines, display advertising, and other areas spanning the digital marketing spectrum.
As a marketer, China must be on your radar. Not only as a producer of goods but as a massive consumer of goods and services. Within the digital realm, much of this commerce flows through Baidu, which is why we’re so excited at Merkle to offer new services to help brands get up and running on what is China’s largest search engine (and so much more).
Almost as soon as it was officially launched, the Amazon Text Ads program is being discontinued. According to an email advertisers received this afternoon, Amazon will shut down their text ad program effective October 31st, 2015, the same day that they will discontinue Amazon Product Ads.
Google has announced Customer Match, a program that allows advertisers to segment and target Google search, Gmail and YouTube ads to users via first-party lists of email addresses that the advertiser has collected and that Google can match to its users.
Jet’s Google Shopping impression share in several verticals has steadily increased since their late summer launch. What does this mean for advertisers?
This past Sunday marked what has become an annual company tradition: the Boys & Girls Club of Central VA Cycling Challenge. Most are familiar with the Boys & Girls Club mission to provide at-risk youth with a safe place to learn & grow through a variety of life-enhancing programs.
In diving into the impact of paid search and your strategy surrounding it, there are two important themes to consider: being present in the different moments your consumers are using their devices, and properly measuring the value driven by ads.
Merkle|RKG’s EVP of Marketing Strategy, Ryan Gibson, moderates a panel with Merkle|RKG clients Harman and Wine Enthusiast as they discuss strategies that help them to stand out in a crowded field of competitors.
Learn how to manipulate Google Search Console URL parameters to get more out of the GSC UI than the standard filters allow.
Google’s recent change to the local pack placement is significantly impacting mobile performance. Taking a look at brand organic CTR across a sample of Merkle|RKG clients we found a 34% drop in CTR on mobile devices from early June to last week. Meanwhile, desktop CTR has stayed within 6 percentage points of where it was in early June.
A surprising number of companies remain impatient or stymied by the importance of strategy for their content marketing. Such reservations are usually connected to an apparent lack of measures for success in content marketing, and shouldn’t deter brands from outlining a strategy to effectively create, distribute, and measure the impact of their content.
Learn the basics of locale-adaptive pages and view a simple tutorial on how to assess and/or troubleshoot web pages for internationalization, in this video from Merkle|RKG.
Amazon announced yesterday that they are discontinuing Amazon Product Ads, but launching a new text ad product that will likely supplant Google ads on Amazon.com search results.
For a mature paid search program, it can often be a challenge to find wholly new opportunities for expansion. Targeting browsers with different language settings is one way you can add some truly incremental traffic and order volume to your program.