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Where Else Can I Advertise?

When people think of doing paid advertising, their first thought is often Google but we want to explore other avenues for our advertising efforts. It is no secret that the Market Share of Google has been dropping, on the whole, since May 2015. The image below, provided by www.statista.com indicates...

How to Keep Track of Your Competitors’ Popularity

In this post we are going to explain how you can uncover which brands and products are most popular and whether they are trending up or down so we can keep a close eye on our competitors. On the 16th of October, Google released a new version of their Shopping...

Should I Bid On My Own Brand?

Many advertisers have definitely bought into the practice of bidding on search terms that include a brand name, but often we will see clients question the validity of this. They ask, and fairly so, what’s the point if I’m going to show up anyway? That is the question as Paid...
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A/B Testing For PPC

Pay Per Click advertising is often a crucial channel towards an online marketing campaign and in turn, can be one of the most expensive. Because of this, it becomes vital to keep testing your ads to make sure you are getting the most return on your spend, and not leaving...

What is Attribution Modelling and Why Does it Matter?

As a performance marketer you are likely to be judged and measured on the success of your campaigns in terms of revenue delivered. Because of this, you need to know the answer to this question for when the directors come calling: Are your campaigns driving revenue? Of course, if you...

3 Pro Tips for Keyword Research

Today we are going to give you three top tips for getting the best out of your keyword research. These are tricks that we use to help us find you the best keyword for your business that can be done by anyone. Google Keyword Planner: This is usually where most...

Bid modifiers you should be using in your campaigns

Once you have set up and started seeing some success in your campaigns, your first thought  was probably “I want more of that”. And that’s completely logical. Fortunately for us, Google Ads provides us enough data so we can understand what types of keywords are performing the best, on which...
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How to Improve Your Retargeting Strategy This Year

Retargeting is a marketing tactic used to convert visitors to your site who haven’t yet purchased from you. You can see which pages users are visiting to determine which products they were looking at and then show them a customised advert to try and get them back to buy. Here...

How to Get the Most Out of Google Shopping

The Google Shopping unit has been growing exponentially over the past few years and it shows no sign of slowing down. As of Q1 2018, Google Shopping Ads are driving 82% of retail search ad spend in the UK. According to Adthena, the 82% of retail ad spend in Google...

How to Get the Most Out of Google AdWords

If you’re considering creating a PPC campaign on Google and unsure where and how to start, it’s important to know how to get the most from your AdWords account.  In one of our previous PPC-related post, we talked about the most common mistakes people are making and now we are...

10 Tips to Help You Write Better Ad Copy

If you’ve been involved in PPC advertising for any length of time, you’ll know that the advert copy plays a crucial role in determining the success or failure of a campaign. Even if you have mastered bid strategies, got a great keyword set and a beautiful landing page it can...

What is a Quality Score and How to Improve It?

Quality score is a metric tracked in Google AdWords that gives each of the keywords in your account a score out of 10. It determines whether your advert is eligible to be shown in the sponsored space of the search results and how much you’ll pay for each click. It...

What is Retargeting?

In a nutshell, retargeting is an advertising strategy where you put your adverts in front of people who have visited your website, but then clicked away and gone on to other websites. It enables us to target people who have shown an interest in products or specific pages yet they...

12 Common PPC Mistakes

If you’re running the PPC account for your business, it is likely you have invested a lot of time and money into setting up and managing your campaigns. So what happens when you aren’t getting the desired results from your efforts? The chances are you’re making some simple mistakes, mistakes...

SEO vs PPC – Which is Right for You?

It can be difficult to choose between SEO and PPC – ideally, your budget should cover both. We always advise our clients to work on SEO for long-term growth but use PPC for immediate traffic and conversions. That way, you can slowly reduce your spend on PPC as your rankings...

Cheaper & More Effective Alternatives to Google Adwords

Around a month ago, Google made drastic changes to the structure of their adverts in search results, and we can now see some of the effects of this change. Search Engine Land have reported that first page bids have increased by around 15% compared to this time last year, which...

Have Google Made PPC More Expensive?

One of the biggest pieces of digital marketing news this week is Google’s format change – namely, removing ads on the right-hand side of search results. This change also means that they’ve added one more ads to the top section of search results for high volume/competition search terms. So what...

Is Your Digital Marketing Ready for Christmas?

As consumers we can bemoan the Christmas decorations hitting shops mid-October, but as business owners we can’t wait until December to start preparing for Christmas. Did you know that a quarter of shoppers have already started buying gifts and decorations this month? By Cyber Monday (which falls on 30th November...

3 Ways to Generate Traffic After a Manual Penalty

What is a Manual Penalty? A Manual Penalty is when Google removes your site from search results (or pushes it way to the bottom) due to unnatural links. They wreak havoc with businesses, who see a sudden and significant drop in traffic as almost all of their organic visits disappear...

29 Reasons Why You Need Content Marketing

29 Reasons Why You Need Content Marketing  Content is arguably the most important part of your site – it’s why people come to your page, and if you don’t deliver what they expect they’ll just leave and find it elsewhere. Even if you rely on PPC and other lead generation...

20 Common Digital Marketing Problems (and Solutions)

Digital marketing is a fantastic way to reach a huge audience with much lower set up and maintenance costs than ‘traditional’ media. That said, there are still a lot of challenges to overcome, and businesses often have the same issues when it comes to increasing engagement and conversions online. That’s...

New Year Resolutions for Small Businesses

January is a great time to make lifestyle changes and set goals for the next 12 months, but why limit yourself to making personal changes? When it comes to digital marketing, most businesses can make a few resolutions to improve their presence, increase their conversions, and get more customers in...

The YouGov App: An Experiment With Target Marketing

YouGov have recently created a free APP which provides the demographic profiles of 190,000 YouGov members.  This tool will help businesses get to know about their target audiences, and design specific media campaigns accordingly.  Though it doesn’t show the average member, it demonstrates peculiarities of target age groups within each...

How to Choose Between SEO and PPC (Spoiler: You Don’t Have To)

Choosing where to allocate budget is an incredibly difficult task – especially when it comes to different digital channels. But the truth is that it’s a mistake to choose between them rather than finding great ways to make them work together. It’s best to vary your traffic generating activities online,...

Top 5 tips for successful online sales

Well, it’s one of the last shopping days before Xmas and I’ve just read that its going to be the busiest shopping day of the year. Being a typical male I’m just about to venture out with my 5 year old son to buy presents, why didn’t I do it...

Google Adwords Earns $100 Million per day for Google

This quarter’s numbers for Google disappointed some investors and last week we saw a messy situation unfold as figures were released too early, leaving Google with no option but to put trading on hold. Despite this situation, concerns have been wiped away quickly with some of the latest statistics released...
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Where Else Can I Advertise?
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