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Paid Search Best Practice Guide

 ‌ Econsultancy’s refreshed and updated series of Paid Search Best Practice guides covers everything you need to know about the complex, though potentially very lucrative, area of paid search advertising.

Best Practice Reports

Setting Up Paid Search Best Practice Guide

A best practice guide helping marketers lay the foundations for successful paid search campaigns, covering practical advice on how to work with changes from Google Ads, using the variety of ad formats available, audience targeting, local search, Microsoft Ads, testing creative and the tracking of paid search campaigns.

Video Advertising (Paid Search)

Best practice guidance for advertisers looking to utilise video ads for both brand building and commercial success. Covering ad formats, video-specific metrics and audience targeting alongside real world examples, this report will help marketers create effective video advertising campaigns.

Marketing Campaign Integration Strategy (Paid Search)

A best practice guide helping marketers test and improve all elements of PPC to stay ahead of the competition and ensure relevance with customers on search. It discusses different bid strategies, ad extensions, how to test messaging and creative, landing page optimisation and how to integrate mobile search into any PPC campaign.

Planning and Strategy for Paid Search

A best practice guide offering step-by-step advice to ensure paid search campaigns are best placed to succeed. From defining budgets, business goals, channels, resourcing and targets, this guide is a useful tool for anyone involved in building or delivering a strategy for paid search.

Paid Search Basics Best Practice Guide

This best practice guide serves as an introduction to the role of paid search in the digital marketing mix, covering how to write a successful paid search ad along with the basics of keyword strategy and campaign management. It also covers the latest developments from the search engines.



PPC: A glossary of terms

As a companion to the Paid Search Best Practice Guide, we present this glossary of terms, which aims to demystify some of the most commonly used terms in PPC while illustrating how the fundamentals fit together.


PPC: When automation may not be the best option for retailers

Advertising platforms are offering more automation tools. However, it is important to look at the bigger picture and not always view channels in isolation. There are several key examples when automation may not be the best solution for retailers using paid search.

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