Category: SEM

App Store

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The Latest Ecosystem – Search Ads in Apple’s App Store

Overview Apple, an Omnicom Media Group client, recently announced they will be testing ads in their U.S. App Store’s search results. The ads will allow marketers to promote their apps above the “organic,” or unpaid, listings. These app ads will…

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Google Performance Summit

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Google Performance Summit – Ads & Analytics Keynote

Executive Summary At their recent Performance Summit, Google announced some key updates. Most notably: AdWords and search results redesign: updating this to be a more consistent experience across devices with better performance insights. Maps and local search: providing new ad…

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Google-Right-Rail

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Google Removes Right-Rail Ads in Search Results

Background In one of the more fundamental changes to its search advertising inventory, Google has removed text ads showing on the right side of desktop search results globally as of Monday, February 22. Additionally, the number of potential ads showing above…

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TrueView Joins Adwords

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TrueView Moves to the “Core” AdWords Interface

Background In order to bring more uniformity to their advertising platform, Google has been working on migrating their YouTube TrueView campaigns into the regular AdWords interface. The objective behind this move is to allow advertisers the ability to build and…

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Google Purchases

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Introducing “Purchases on Google”

Background Google officially announced the launch of Purchases on Google, which is the eagerly-anticipated release of what has been called the “buy button” within Shopping ads. Purchases on Google is simply Google hosting – with the intent of streamlining –…

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Bing-AOL

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Bing Will Power AOL Search Ads

Background Beginning January 1st, 2016, AOL will begin serving Bing Search results to all AOL search queries, ending AOL’s previous partnership with Google. What It Means For Search Although AOL only accounts for 1.2% of online search queries, the partnership…

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Paid Search Audience Targeting

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Who Are These Searchers? Audience Targeting in Paid Search

Background Marketers have traditionally sought to find the “hand-raisers” who expressed a specific interest and utilized search marketing to connect them to their relevant content.  However, over the next year or two, Paid Search will experience a sizeable evolution towards…

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Google SSL

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Google Removes Query Data for Paid Ads

Background Over the past couple of years, Google has taken steps to remove search query data from being passed along to advertisers and site owners, starting in 2011 with the news that organic search query data would be encrypted for…

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Google Shopping Campaigns

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Google Shopping Campaigns – The Migration from Product Listing Ads

Background Google’s Shopping campaigns offer a simplified, retail-centric experience for campaign management over what exists with Product Listing Ads (PLAs). Google recently announced that Shopping campaigns will replace the way PLAs are currently managed within AdWords by late August 2014,…

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