Google Needs To Stop Acting Like It Has Info It Does Not

So, this week Google has announced that it will start showing estimated wait times at restaurants in search results. I did a search for a local restaurant I know to be popular and chose to view Saturday estimates and got this result: This place consistently has over an hour wait on weekends, even for small […]

Misleading Ads, Fake News & The Platforms That Profit From Them

Much has been in the news lately about the proliferation of “fake news” and its impact on society. Ad platforms and networks, of which Google and Facebook are the two behemoths, make the vast majority of their revenue from people placing ads and others clicking on those ads all around the web. I saw two […]

AdWords Might Spend Double Your Daily Budget Limit Now

NOTE: This post has been updated since its original publishing to include more detailed information from AdWords on this change. See end of post for update and link to further documentation. Yup. You read that headline right. Announced on the day it begins, Google will now potentially spend up to twice your daily budget limit […]

How To Seriously Improve The Google Display Network

I want to start this post by saying that I think the Google Display Network (GDN) has a lot to offer advertisers. Problem is that in its native format, it often just does not deliver. My favorite ways to use GDN are for remarketing or for campaigns that utilize managed placements. The love of remarketing […]

Google Marketing Next – Items Of Note

Well, not surprisingly it seems that I could write an entire piece about how there was absolutely ZERO offered for B2B advertisers, but honestly, I am getting tired of writing about that. In fact, I revisited my post from after last year’s announcements and sadly, it held up quite well relative to this round. There […]