News Updates

The latest breaking PPC news and our reactions and predictions.


Find Quick Wins With AdWords’ New Opportunities Tab

Earlier this week Google introduced the new opportunities tab. The old opportunities tab offered suggestions on keywords, bids, and budgets. All the things that you might not know are limiting you. Based on the performance of your account the system …


One More Moving Part To Ad Rank – Don’t Get Left Behind!

This past month we saw the big release of Google’s new approach to your ad position: the Ad Rank Algorithm. This algorithm now looks at an additional factor, expected positive impact of an ad, when determining which ad will show …


How New Shopping Campaigns Are Giving PLAs A Jolt!

Google has heard our requests for more insights into our Product Listing performance, and has replied with the introduction of Shopping campaigns. This newest beta promises to knock the socks off your traditional PLA campaign. The new Shopping campaigns include …


AdWords Cross-Device Estimates. Good or Bad?

Google announced yesterday the release of the new Estimated Total Conversions for search ads in AdWords. This first part of the release, cross-device conversion tracking, will help provide advertisers with estimates on how AdWords search performance influences conversions for businesses …

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Big AdWords Certification Changes Are Coming

As many of you may have seen in your inboxes over the weekend, Google is changing the way that they run things when it comes to their certification program.  In the words of the email that was sent out, “Google …

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Stop Wasting Time On MCC Data With Cross-Account Conversions

Since the release of Google Tag Manager, we have continued to confirm Google’s suspicions that yes we do like simplification of processes. The newest feature available is the Cross-Account Conversion Tracking option. Cross-conversion tracking is the placement of one snippet …

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New Mind Blowing % Change Advanced Filters in AdWords

If you are anything like this guy and myself, your mind has been totally blown with AdWords latest update to the reporting suite that now allows you to apply advanced filters on KPI metrics to compare performance % change trends …

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Bing Updates Incremental Bidding to Align with Enhanced Campaigns

Bing recently updated they way incremental bids are calculated to mimic AdWords enhanced campaigns to allow for easy importing into Bing. The update (which started in July) will use multiplicative percentages, instead of adding multiple bid adjustments together as the …

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Facebook Reports Get an Extreme Makeover

Facebook has finally decided to make our lives in the PPC world a little easier for a change with the recent updates to the Reports in the Facebook Ad Manager. Facebook now allows you to select all the columns you …

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Stay Ahead of the Game with Google’s Newest Dashboard

Earlier this week Google unveiled a new resource, the Dashboard for Research Insights. This dashboard offers a few really cool features, most notably putting Google’s research in one easy to use destination.Google has even made it easy to share this information and explain the state of the industry to others through attractive and easily digestible infographics.