AdWords

How weather-based bidding can help travel brands increase bookings

The effect of weather on purchasing decisions can be significant, especially in the travel sector, where travel companies see sales for overseas holidays soar when the weather here in the UK is poor.

Reacting to these changes in supply and demand in real time is key to maximising profitability and ensuring visibility in high conversion periods.

Five expert tactics to improve PPC campaign performance

You’ve got a great structure, continually improving ads through A/B testing, running RLSAs (Remarketing Lists for Search Ads) and using all forms of extensions and bid segment, so what next?

How do you eke out some extra performance from your PPC campaign?

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Demand-based bidding: A smarter way to run PPC campaigns

Most bidding in AdWords involves looking retrospectively at performance data and making bid changes to optimise towards a certain target.

But this approach seems a little backwards when you consider that it completely ignores changes in trading conditions that affect demand for products and services that are happening in real time.

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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.

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.