Ad Texts

Forget 140 characters, PPC experts have had to write ads in just 110! How hard can it be to write a 25 character headline, and a 75 character PPC ad text?! Pretty darn hard!

Writing successful pay-per-click ad texts is an art form. You have to really understand your keyword research to communicate useful information and persuade your audience in a little, tiny space. Then multiply that by the number of campaigns you have running and you’ve got your work cut out! Nonetheless, writing a good PPC ad can improve your clickthrough rate (CTR), which contributes to lowering your cost per click (CPC) and improving your return on adspend (ROAS) so it is a fundamental discipline and skill for any PPC manager to develop.

How Callout Extensions Helped Increase CTR by 221%

By , Senior Account Manager at Hanapin Marketing

Google announced last week the rollout of callout extensions. More real estate on the SERP for everyone! Your PPC dreams have come true…well maybe not entirely because we still can’t segment tablets, but still, this feature is pretty sweet and a nice addition to the ad extension family. But, do they work? We have been running callout extensions in beta…
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Callout Extensions for Everyone

By , Production Specialist at Hanapin Marketing

Callout Extensions coming to all AdWords users soon? Select AdWords users have been beta testing callout extensions, and soon this feature will be available to all. The PPC world has been buzzing about this new feature on Twitter as ads will begin taking up more space than ever before:     What Are Callout Extensions?   Callout extensions are used as an…

How To Turn Competitive Analysis Into Actionable PPC Gains

By , Associate Director of Paid Search at Hanapin Marketing

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.” Sun Tzu – The Art of War PPC   Let’s…
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Write Better Ads For Your Mobile Audience

By , Senior Account Manager, Community

This week we’ve been writing about why we perform tasks certain ways in our PPC accounts. Today I’ll look at why it’s pivotal to write mobile specific ads. I’ve found a lack of mobile specific ads to be one of the top errors in many accounts. Setting aside your opinion on profitability of mobile traffic, if you are going to…
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