What Can Google AdWords Do for My Business?

On April 26th, 2013, wrote:

As the owner of a  small business you already know that marketing is the key to reaching customers or clients. Your reach is only limited by the quality of your marketing efforts. Google AdWords is an important part of any online marketing strategy as the tools Google provides can help you whether you use their paid service or not. What is Google AdWords? Google AdWords is a tool that helps you reach your target demographic in advertising. You can use the tool to gauge the number of times people are searching for words that are on your website or that are about your topic. You enter the word, find the best combination, then set up a campaign through the service. You can set a minimum amount to spend on the AdWords campaign. The amount spent determines how often your ad will appear. What Does it Do For Me? What AdWords does for a business is increase the company’s reach. While this – Read the full article

Small Business Internet Marketing With Google Adwords Express

On March 22nd, 2013, wrote:

Small businesses never had it better, especially with Adwords Express service from Google; they have found the best way to promote their Google + pages all over the Internet. They can now make their presence felt and increase revenues for their online marketing business. The great thing about Google Adwords Express is that it has no limits to the way that it can be customized. You can deploy your own keywords, target audience, and build communities for your niche. You also have access to Google Analytics that keeps you updated on the latest in the search engine scenario. With Google’s search spiders crawling the web all the time, you get updates as and when the metrics change. You also get the added benefit of page ranking that makes all the difference for online marketers today. Google has done extensive research before putting into position the simple and user-friendly version of Adwords Express service. The moment your business has a Google – Read the full article

Are Your Search Engine Ads Looking Sharp or Falling Flat?

On May 15th, 2012, wrote:

Your online ad is running regularly. It gets a few clicks each time it runs, but you know it should be doing a lot more to promote your business. Unlike traditional ads, which appear before large numbers of people who may or may not respond to it, search engine ads (online advertising) only appear in front of people who have already shown an interest in the product or business.  However, this level of targeting is only possible when the right elements are in place. Why isn’t my ad working? The ultimate goal of any ad is to generate sales and revenue. If your ad isn’t delivering the results you want, take a look at some of these possible reasons. Keywords: The keywords you use to place your ad need to be broad enough to appear on multiple searches, but specific enough to accurately reach your intended market. Copy and Graphics: You only have a few seconds to make your pitch, so make – Read the full article

Managing Your Google AdWords Budget

On May 14th, 2012, wrote:

Google Adwords gives you a lot of freedom about how you wish to spend your pay-per-click advertising cash, and it is knowing these methods in and out that can allow you to squeeze a lot more bang for your buck out of a limited online advertising budget. The key is continual testing, measuring and adjusting. With Google Adwords you can set limits on your budget in a number of ways. You can set a daily limit and a limit on the cost of individual clicks. Using these options can stop your advertising from running out of control, but it also needs to be done in a measured way. If your daily budget is low when compared to the cost of your keywords, then your advertisements will not appear every time there is a matching search, such that they will begin to appear more sporadically. This will affect the general throughput of visitors to your site through Adwords. Tips on Managing Your Google AdWords Budget Setting – Read the full article

Google Announces Change To Adwords Algorithm To Give More Weight To Landing Page Relevance

On October 12th, 2011, wrote:

Google’s quest for perfection in search results has led the tech giant back to the drawing board to once again tinker with its AdWords algorithm. The goal remains the same: to deliver users to the most relevant content available that fits their chosen search words while also attracting advertisers by delivering superior return on investment for online advertising. Google Adwords auctions control the “promoted search results” seen at the top and to the right of the organic search results; however, Google and businesses lose customers when those results are of poor quality, because people have no use for spam and will use other search engines. To avoid this, Google offers lower prices to advertisers who have higher rankings as determined by its algorithms. In short, this keyword auction wherein advertisers bid on keywords relevant to their businesses is the way Google makes ad revenue without disappointing search clients. This process is somewhat contentious considering that the real high-quality material should – Read the full article

The New Google +1 Button: The Battle of the Buttons

On April 7th, 2011, wrote:

The Facebook “Like” button has a new friend. Or rather, a new “competitor”. After a series of unsuccessful attempts to incorporate social into search – such as Orkut, Buzz, Wave – Google is launching what observers believe can serve as a rival product to Facebook’s “Like” button. It’s called the Google “+1” Button. In an announcement made last week on the official Google blog, the search engine giant is rolling out the new +1 button as a way for users to share their recommendations to others, as well as to give a “public stamp of approval” on search results and linked sites that they like. This then enables other Google users to find more relevant – and more social – search results. “Sometimes it’s easier to find exactly what you’re looking for when someone you know already found it,” reads the explanation on the Google +1 Button page. “Get recommendations for the things that interest you, right when you want – Read the full article

More Pay Per Click Tips and Tricks: Why You Need PPC Tracking

On March 14th, 2011, wrote:

Most businesses and websites that invest in Pay-per-Click (PPC) campaigns know the basics of running one. They’d also know that the most important element of any PPC campaign is keyword research: spending time on finding out what phrases will be the most useful for your website when set against the cost of the most commonly used phrases in your business sector. Keyword research and keyword selection make up the single most important job for any website, and finding the balance between the most commonly used phrases and value for money when competing with your rivals can often make or break the performance – and value – of your campaign. Once you have mastered the basics of keyword research, it is possible to dig deeper into the more sophisticated arts of Pay-per-Click and hone your PPC strategies and skills even more. One way of doing this is through Pay-per-Click tracking. PPC tracking allows you to evaluate the Pay-per-Click campaigns you have – Read the full article

Googles New Product Listing Ads: Search Ads Now Come with Pictures

On November 13th, 2010, wrote:

The online advertising arena is just about to get a lot more interesting. In an announcement made Thursday on the Inside AdWords blog, Google says it is launching a new type of online advertising that will appear in its search results – called Product Listing Ads. States Dan Friedman, Google spokesperson: “We wanted to introduce a basic ad format that makes it easy for (advertisers) to promote (their) entire product inventory while still providing potential customers with high-quality, relevant results.” While Google’s text-only search ads – AdWords – have served as its bread and butter for awhile now, Product Listing Ads work slightly differently. First, they’re a lot more visual: advertisers can now list specific products with accompanying images/pictures, instead of just lines of text (“Sponsored Links”) that are placed next to the search results that are based on the keywords that people enter into their search queries. According to Google, people are twice as likely to click on these – Read the full article