July 1, 2010
The page views have spoken! Below we have gathered PPC Hero’s four most visited, and hopefully most valuable articles from April. Whether you’re a new or long-time subscriber, you may have missed these insightful and helpful PPC management tips.
This month’s top post goes to Erin and her how-to guide on Google AdWords settings. All the Google settings can be a little overwhelming at first, but the benefits of putting together the right combination of settings is well worth the time. The key to finding a successful combination is through testing and exploration. If all works accordingly, you will see additional clicks and conversions in no time.
Since we aren’t lucky enough to have unlimited budgets, Jen walked us through 10 tactics to utilize when projected over monthly budget. Nobody likes to close in on the end of a month and realize they are going to be forced to pause their account due to budget concerns. Jen suggests small, but frequent budget management throughout the month can help you stay on top of your spend.
In our next greatest hits post for the month of June, Google AdWords released a new tool into beta testing and Erin comes through with the inside scoop. The initiative is called AdWords Campaign Experiments (ACE for short), and the new feature helps account managers monitor and control tests that they are running within an account. Erin provides a guide to the new beta tool and gives her insights on how to best utilize Google’s latest feature.
Finally, in the month of June, Jessica taught us how to avoid the “banana peels” in Google’s Content Network and increase our overall visibility and relevancy. This informative post outlines tips for managing your content placements, ad groups, and keywords. Managing your content network can be a complex task, but in the long run, it will help to lower your CPL and ultimately make your content campaigns more profitable.