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Hank Beaver

Hank Beaver is a Group Media Director at 360i, where he is the operational lead for the paid search practice. When he’s not with his 360i family, you can find him spending time with his wife Celina and his son Wells or racing bicycles for the Litespeed-BMW Cycling Team.

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Google Rolls Out Major Changes to Search Results Page Layout

The online marketing industry was abuzz last week when news leaked that Google paid search text ads on the right hand rail will disappear on commercial queries. Over the weekend, Google confirmed the following changes: Desktop and tablet will now show up to a maximum of 4 top ads (previous max of 3 top ads) […]

Bing Ads Go the Way of Google’s Enhanced Campaigns

Last year, Google announced an update to its advertising model – called Enhanced Campaigns – that formally ushered all marketers into the mobile era. Now, Bing has unveiled its own variation that will combine desktop and tablet traffic together, providing advertisers with a better and more efficient advertising experience. The challenges for sophisticated marketers will […]

What Google’s Latest Privacy Update Means for Paid Search

In the coming weeks, Google will roll out an update as part of its ongoing efforts to support user privacy. Following initial coverage from the wider digital marketing community (you might have seen some press coverage about it), Google released a formal statement this week reassuring advertisers that they “will continue to have access to […]

Google Continues AdWords Evolution with Changes to Ad Rank

Google has announced that they are making a change to Ad Rank, the formula that determines the order in which ads appear on a search engine results page. Previously, Ad Rank was determined by two factors: Quality Score and Max CPC. Per this announcement, Google is throwing a third factor into the mix: expected impact […]

Google Brings Cross-Device Conversion Tracking to Advertisers

Today, Google has made an announcement that could bring us a step closer to understanding the full value of paid search across devices. Google is unveiling a new metric, called Estimated Total Conversions, designed to give marketers more insight into how AdWords is driving conversions beyond the last click. Consumers are increasingly looking to technology […]