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Restoration Hardware bid on 3,200 keywords, found 98% of its PPC sales came from just 22 brand terms

For years, many marketers have spent a lot of time and money trying to find the perfect keywords for their paid search campaigns.

In some cases, marketers are bidding on thousands of keywords. But could it be for naught?

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Four search engine marketing updates busy marketers might have missed

Google is changing so often these days that many marketers struggle to keep up-to-date.

Just looking at all of the Google algorithm updates is enough to give anyone a headache.

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What marketers need to know about Google Attribution

Despite the fact that it has been a priority for years, attribution remains one of many marketers' biggest challenges.

Now, Google is trying to change that with the unveiling of a new attribution offering called Google Attribution.

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Google's new expanded PPC text ads: The impact on advertisers

New expanded text ads came out as part of Google’s latest changes in summer 2016 and will replace the old text format by January 31, 2017.

The new ad format has given advertisers another 35 characters to display their offer in the headline and has increased the description from two lines of 35 characters to one line of 80 characters, giving advertisers more space to display their features, benefits and calls to action.

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Six vital steps to optimising investment in Google's new PPC ad real estate

With Google unleashing several new Adwords features in the first half of 2016, advertisers should take this as an opportunity to maximise their paid search campaigns.

Here's how...

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The 11 most interesting stories in digital this week

Here's a new feature for Fridays, a concise roundup of the most interesting digital stories of the week.

Some you may have already read about, others will have passed you by.

N.B. Cats are included.

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What do Google's expanded text & local search ads mean for marketers?

Google announced a tranche of changes to its ad products yesterday.

Whilst there were no massive surprises (updates were in line with recent tests seen in the wild), there's still work for marketers to do to understand their impact.

Here's a summary of things to look out for in the coming weeks and months.

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New data reveals impact of Google’s right-hand ad changes

When Google decided to kill right-hand PPC ads, many speculated that the change would be a net negative for paid search marketers.

A minority even suggested that there would be drastic effects, such as significantly higher CPCs for competitive keywords.

So how have campaigns been faring since Google implemented the change?

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PPC: a beginners' guide to KPIs, budgets & agencies

There's a lot to know about paid search advertising.

To mark the release of Econsultancy's newly updated PPC Best Practice Guide, I've pulled together a brief intro to KPIs, budgets and resourcing for paid search.

The full guide is more than 350-pages long and includes the basics of setting up a campaign, to more involved cross-channel strategy.

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Give your ad campaigns a boost between Christmas and New Year

As the year draws to a close, here's some final advertiser inspiration to make those ad budgets work harder.

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How one new ecommerce site hopes to banish missed deliveries

We’ve all been there: that little card comes through your letterbox saying ‘sorry we missed you’ and your parcel then enters an eternal state of postal purgatory because the post office opening times conveniently coincide with your working hours. 

Or, worse: you take a day off to receive the parcel and those pesky delivery people stick the card through anyway and insist you just didn’t hear them knocking all the way from the other side of your 100-square foot studio flat. 

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Why Facebook could win the high street battle with Google

Facebook and Google both continue to improve their location-based advertising products, targeting mobile users and attempting to cash-in on online to offline conversion.

Here's a roundup on the state of play and some thoughts as to why Facebook may be best positioned to win the battle of the high street.

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