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Back in February Google announced that it was overhauling the way AdWords worked with the rollout of Enhanced Campaigns.
It’s a catchy name that makes the new system sound like an upgrade on the old model, however there was some disquiet among paid search marketers as Google has essentially removed the ability to run PPC campaigns targeting specific devices.
After an initial grace period Google finally forced everyone to begin using the new system in July, and you can find out more about the switchover in our Enhanced Campaigns migration checklist.
To get further insight about the perceived impact of Enhanced Campaigns, we asked more than 500 search marketers for their opinion of the switchover as part of the new Econsultancy/NetBooster UK Search Engine Benchmark Report 2013.
Google’s automatic migration to enhanced campaigns is swiftly approaching on July 22, 2013. Any existing PPC campaigns will be automatically moved over to the new format.
If you don’t implement a planned migration there’s a risk you could be wasting budget and not getting the most out of your search advertising.
For those advertisers who remain unsure: the essence of enhanced campaigns is that instead of advertisers having to duplicate their effort by managing multiple campaigns in order to target individual devices (desktops, tablets and smartphones), Google has introduced a streamlined format to manage multi device targeting within a single campaign.
With less than a month to go before the Enhanced Campaigns (EC) migration deadline, we’re starting to hear more and more about the impact of the biggest change to AdWords in years.
Both Adobe and iProspect have reported in the last few weeks that they’ve seen CPC (Cost per Click) increases of 6% and 9% respectively and yet a lot of companies still seem to be in the dark on the impact this will have on their bottom line and whether they can do anything to soften the blow.
Here at Confused.com, we have a number of PPC (Pay-Per-Click) accounts split between being managed in-house and via agencies and bid management tools.
We haven’t migrated everything yet, but here are some things we’ve learnt across the way….
According to a presentation from Tim Reis, who leads Google’s mobile and social solutions teams in the Americas, 73% of mobile searches trigger additional action.
Read on for tips from Reis on how to make that action count for your marketing efforts in this Integrated Marketing Week takeaway.
Google acknowledged today that its new ad format, AdWords Image Extensions, is now available in a wider beta.
There's not been that many pick-ups on this new ad format just yet but am sure with the wider beta adoption more will come. Now, what's the big deal you may ask? Using imagery to support the sales and marketing process is as old as time itself.
Ground-breaking? No. But it has potential to improve qualitative metrics.
A few months ago Google announced a huge change to the way that marketers managed paid search with the launch of Enhanced Campaigns.
One of the biggest changes this involved was the move to group tablet and desktop bids together, so marketers are forced to make one bid for both devices.
In the past we’ve highlighted numerous studies which show that businesses shouldn’t lump tablets and smartphones under one ‘mobile’ umbrella, but now Google has decided to do the opposite by claiming that tablets are essentially the same as desktops.
We recently canvassed opinion among PPC experts about Enhanced Campaigns with the general view being that despite Google’s claim that it's trying to simplify the way AdWords works, it’s actually a ploy to force marketers to increase their mobile spend.
It has been a few months since Google introduced its Enhanced Campaigns, which gave marketers a new way of managing their paid search campaigns.
The focus of the change is to enable advertisers to target people at the right time, in the right place, with the right advert and call-to-action. Effectively, the structuring of Adwords campaigns is becoming device independent, removing the ability to have specific mobile, tablet or desktop targeted campaigns.
Up to now PPC managers have had the choice of whether or not they want to switch over to the new system, although the change will become compulsory in a few months.
To find out how the Enhanced Campaigns are impacting the process of managing paid search, I asked four PPC experts to give us some insight into what they’d noticed so far...
The PPC (pay per click) landscape is continually changing as Google introduces new features, and advertisers become more savvy with regards to the customer information that they're tracking, and more accomplished at processing and extracting insights from that wealth of data.
Here are five key areas that I am predicting will have an increasing amount of impact on our PPC activities in the year ahead.
Yesterday evening Google published a blog post that unveiled Enhanced Campaigns - one of the biggest changes to AdWords in years.
It means that advertisers will be able to target people based on the time of day, their location and the device they are using.
The idea is to simplify AdWords by allowing users to manage their campaigns in one place, but it also means that advertisers no longer have the ability to run mobile-only campaigns.
To find out more about the new Enhanced Campaigns, I asked several search experts for their views...