Measuring the Effectiveness of Paid Search Integration

Being able to measure the performance and effectiveness of integrated marketing campaigns that combine paid search with other channels is essential for gaining an understanding of what worked, and what can be improved in future campaigns. This chapter looks at what measures to use and the toolkits, such as Google Analytics, that can help. Measuring […]

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Integrating Paid Search with Media Communications

Companies run specific campaigns to generate awareness of new products, services and promotions, and drive sales, among many other reasons. These campaigns often use a mix of media channels, such as press, TV, and out-of-home (OOH) as well as digital display and social activity. Paid search should be integrated with all the other media channels […]

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Integrating Paid Search and Display Advertising

This chapter focuses on analysing the benefits and methods for integrating display and paid search advertising. These are two important marketing channels for creating new demand for products and services and subsequently converting that demand into sales and revenue. Traditionally, display advertising has played an essential role in generating new consumer demand (also known as […]

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Integrating Paid Search with SEO

Search engine optimisation (SEO) and paid search, or pay-per-click (PPC) marketing are natural partners in search marketing. Both channels have different strengths and weaknesses, and creating an integrated search marketing strategy in which one channel complements and supports the other can bring huge benefits to the business and help achieve business objectives. This chapter looks […]

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Video and Audio Advertising for Paid Search

Video advertising can be an effective, eye-catching medium for building brand awareness when done properly. As more video content is consumed online, it makes sense that brands will want to follow suit with rich media video adverts promoting their brands. Unlike text ads in traditional paid search, video ads open up a whole new creative […]

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Making the Most of Shopping Ads for Paid Search

As is the case in Search campaigns, there are advanced features advertisers can use to further refine and drive additional efficiency from activity on Shopping. This chapter looks at some of these features in detail. Remarketing lists Using the same technique as remarketing lists for search ads (RLSAs; see Chapter 9 of Econsultancy’s Guide to […]

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Implementing Shopping Campaigns for Paid Search

This chapter covers the basics advertisers should implement to ensure Shopping campaigns have the best chance of success, before moving on to discuss Shopping campaign structures, the differing approach to Quality Score in Google Shopping, and relevant reporting metrics. While it focuses on Google Shopping campaigns, Microsoft Shopping boasts similar implementation practices. Shopping campaigns in […]

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Getting Started with Shopping Campaigns

Shopping campaigns operate on the same cost-per-click (CPC) model as their Search ad counterparts. The main difference between the ad types is that Shopping ads provide an image and price of each product, making these results highly appealing to consumers. Advertisers are only eligible to run Shopping campaigns if a consumer is able to purchase […]

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Paid Search Enhancement and Integration: A Summary

There is great scope within pay-per-click (PPC) marketing for enhancement and integration with other digital marketing channels. Some channels, like Google Shopping campaigns, can be implemented via Google Ads under a variety of formats (including Google’s Performance Max campaigns, introduced in 2022, which replaced Smart Shopping and Local campaigns). Video and audio advertising ad formats […]

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Web Analytics for Paid Search

Web analytics provide advertisers with the means to analyse customer behaviour and draw deep insights into usability and customer experience, which can then be applied to paid search tactics. This chapter considers the available tools and how to use them effectively, also looking at attribution modelling and reporting on paid search performance. Why web analytics […]

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Click Fraud Strategy for Paid Search

A fundamental part of paid search is the utilisation of data, and so being able to trust the numbers is crucial when it comes to reporting for optimisation purposes. Click fraud describes any clicks that are not generated by normal users interacting with ads. Such clicks can also be described as fraudulent traffic. The major […]

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