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The latest breaking PPC news and our reactions and predictions.

Google: Introducing Product Ratings to PLAs

By , Account Manager at Hanapin Marketing

Today Google introduced product ratings on Product Listing Ads.   So what exactly does that mean?   A 5-star rating system will be implemented, providing a graphical ranking system and review count of your product, on your PLA. Google released the following image of the new feature out in the wild:     [caption id="attachment_23211" align="alignnone" width="662"][/caption] Google asserts…
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The Top 25 Most Influential PPC Experts in 2014

By , Director of Inbound Marketing at Hanapin Marketing

It's that time again, PPC Heroes. As most readers know, every summer we release our list of the Top 25 Most Influential PPC Experts for that year—it's a nice way to honor some of the hardest workers in our tight-knit community. This year's list has already generated far more interest than in previous years. More than three times as many people…
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New Google Revenue Report: Does Slipping Mobile Outweigh Overall Growth?

By , Account Manager at Hanapin Marketing

At first glance, the financial data in Google’s latest quarterly financial summary look positive for the king of online advertising.   “Google had a great quarter with revenue up 22% year on year, at $16.0 billion”, said Patrick Pichette, CFO of Google. “We are moving forward with great product momentum and are excited to continue providing amazing user experiences, with…
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Morning Clicks: Record Setting AdSpend, Behind Scenes at World Cup, and More

By , Account Manager at Hanapin Marketing

Morning Clicks is your mid-week roundup of digital advertising news and notes. We're your one-stop shop for the most relevant and important news in the PPC world. Grab your cup of joe and come see us every Wednesday morning. When search marketing, social media, and the biggest sporting event on the planet collide. [Advertising Age] Targeting the Norwegians? You're probably…
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Google AdWords Interface Replaces “Delete” with “Remove”

By , Account Manager at Hanapin Marketing

Today Google announced on their Google+ account that in approximately two weeks, the “deleted” status will be renamed “remove”.   As far as we can tell, this update is primarily semantical, though the word “remove” does more properly capture the status of a defunct campaign, ad group, or keyword, because the performance history for that entity is still available.   Most…