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Countdown Customizers: Create Some Urgency for Your Ads

Google is constantly updating their AdWords platform with new features and ad formats, though not all of them are useful for every kind of advertiser. Google’s ad customizers, for example, might at first glance seem like the domain of advanced users. Many of these customizers require you to create and maintain custom spreadsheets and use what looks…continue reading …

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Automated Rules: Stop Wasting Your Precious SEM Efforts

On June 1, Bing Ads announced that they’d be adding automated rules to their system. This is an oft-requested feature that Google has had for quite some time. If you’re not already familiar with automated rules, there’s no better time than now to learn about them. When used carefully, they can be a powerful tool…continue reading …

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Google Doubles Down on “Nearby” Ads

The ever-growing mobile search space offers plenty of opportunities for local businesses to connect with customers at the right time and place. In a recent blog post, Google looked at their internal data and determined that “search interest in ‘near me’ has doubled since last year, with 80% coming from mobile.” As a result, they’re making some changes…continue reading …

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Using Seasonal Data to Boost Your Online Ads

It can sometimes be tempting to let your online advertising campaigns run on auto-pilot, especially when they seem to be performing well. You should always try to resist that urge, though, because your competition may be ready to take advantage of any opportunities that may arise while you rest on your laurels. Such opportunities are often…continue reading …

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The Growing Importance of Product Ads for SMBs

Last week Bing announced that they were creating a beta program for Shopping Campaigns. This new emphasis on product ads comes on the heels of Facebook’s announcement that they were also entering the space. It may seem like this space is meant for large scale retailers with automated solutions and big budgets, but small and medium sized…continue reading …