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Exploring The New Google Ads Interface

There has been a lot of debate lately among the Google Ads community regarding the new Google Ads Interface, which has been released on Beta earlier in 2017. I, for one, have definitely been unenthusiastic about the “New Google Ads Experience” - When trying to get used to it, I always find myself getting frustrated [...]

By | October 30th, 2017|Categories: Google Ads|Tags: , , |

Tappable Mobile Sitelinks

According to Google, more than 50% of searches are done on mobile devices, and in certain countries, mobile searches have overtaken that of desktop searches. So, it is no surprise that Google continues to make major mobile user experience improvements and updates. Some may even call it a “Mobilegeddon.” Based on their research, more than [...]

By | August 31st, 2017|Categories: Conversion Optimisation, Google Ads|Tags: , |

Google Introduces New Ad Filter

Google recently announced plans to add a default ad filter on the chrome web browser to filter out ads that create a frustrating web user experience. Though this may seem to be answered prayers for web browser users, what does it actually mean for advertisers who make revenue from online ads? Why Does Google Want [...]

By | July 27th, 2017|Categories: Google Ads|Tags: , |

Machine Learning: The Future of Google Ads Bidding Strategies?

From June 2017, Google Ads has a new Smart (Automated) Bidding strategy called Maximize Conversions. Google Ads Smart Bidding is defined as “A subset of automated bid strategies that use machine learning to optimize for conversions or conversion value in each and every auction—a feature known as “auction-time bidding”. Experimenting with Google Ads Smart Bidding [...]

By | June 29th, 2017|Categories: Google Ads|Tags: , |

Improving The Online Ad User Experience

During the development of The Internet the way we know and love it today, we have all experienced frustration time-and-again when encountering online ads. Whether it’s a pop-up ad that interrupts your experience on a web page, or the sneaky kind that opens up a new browser window and unexpectedly blares loud music, annoying and [...]

By | June 29th, 2017|Categories: Google Ads|Tags: , |

Google Increases Ad Transparency For Publishers

Google has introduced two new updates in their AdSense feature that will increase transparency for publishers regarding  AdSense policy violations, hopefully making it quicker and easier to understand, and resolve, policy violations. Page Level Action Policy To begin with, Google has made changes regarding how they address AdSense policy violations, improving the technology and refining [...]

By | May 29th, 2017|Categories: Google Ads, Online Marketing|Tags: , , |

YouTube Controversy – Big Changes Coming

There has been a lot of controversy lately for YouTube and YouTube content creators alike, as several major US and UK brands have decided to stop advertising on the platform. This comes after major brands, including AT&T, Verizon, Johnson & Johnson, L’Oreal and McDonalds were presented with evidence of their ads running alongside content featuring [...]

By | April 25th, 2017|Categories: Google Ads, Social Media|Tags: |

Google Automatically Adding Ads To Accounts

Google has started rolling out a new "service" to Google Ads users, by automatically opting them in to a new system called "Ads by Google Ads." According to them these will "potentially improve your campaign performance." They also recommend "running these ads indefinitely." You can see what Google has to say about them here: Take [...]

By | March 31st, 2017|Categories: Google Ads|Tags: , |

Home Service Ads – Paid Local Listings

As far back as 2015, Google began experimenting with a beta, invite only program that enabled some businesses offering "home services" (just plumbers and locksmiths to begin with, and only in a certain area) to become "Guaranteed Service Providers" and be featured as a "sponsored" (read "paid" or "ad") listing, at the top of the [...]

By | January 25th, 2017|Categories: Google Ads|Tags: , |

Google Links Online Activity To Personal Information

In a very quiet and decidedly non-public update to its privacy policy, Google has rescinded their promise to never link their ad tracking with personally identifiable information. A recent article by propublica.org revealed that despite having insisted for years that privacy would be their number one concern when it came to advertising products, Google has [...]

By | October 26th, 2016|Categories: Google Ads|Tags: , , |