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Tag Archives for AdWords

Google Customer Match: One Step Closer to Consumer-Based Targeting

Google made headlines at the onset of Advertising Week with the launch of Customer Match for AdWords campaigns running across Search, YouTube and Gmail. The launch marks the first time that Google will allow advertisers to target audiences based on first-party CRM data and aligns with tools like Custom Audiences, which have led to big […]

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Google Settles the (Quality) Score with New Whitepaper

While Quality Score is a key component of Ad Rank that can impact position, price and even ad extensions, advertisers have generally had only a vague understanding of how it works. Google recently released a guide to Quality Score and how to best use it when optimizing an account, along with an updated video on […]

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Google Grabs Adometry to Solve Attribution Puzzle

Google is hoping to glean valuable insight into the consumer path to purchase with its latest acquisition of Adometry, an Austin-based analytics firm that helps marketers measure the overall performance of their online cross-channel marketing efforts. In a Google+ post, the online media giant stated that bringing Adometry into the fold will beef up the […]

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Google: PLAs Will Soon Become Shopping Campaigns

Google announced this week that all existing Product Listing Ads (PLA) campaigns will transition to Shopping campaigns in August. Initially launched in Beta in Q4 2013, Google has recently made Shopping campaigns available to all advertisers as well as extended API development support. Shopping campaigns were designed by Google to help streamline campaign management through […]

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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 […]

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