How Much Automation Is Too Much In AdWords?

I think this is a fascinating topic. As PPC pros, we have a very distinct view of ecosystems like AdWords and definitely preferences on how much control we want over our accounts (spoiler alert – we want TOTAL control of every aspect!). I was part of a Twitter exchange late yesterday started by Mark Kennedy […]

The Continued Demotion Of Keywords In Search

As we launch headlong into the new year, I’ve been thinking a lot about where search in general, and paid search specifically is headed. People have been saying for a couple of years now that keywords are becoming less and less important as a focus for search strategy. I have always been reflexively irked by […]

AdWords Ignores B2B AGAIN

I will be so thrilled when I never have to write a piece like this again… however, today is apparently, not that day. Google AdWords launched a brandy new web site section aimed at helping businesses see a clearer line from their business goals through to options in AdWords. What is wrong with that Julie, you […]

Does Privacy Matter Anymore In PPC?

Google changed their policy regarding personally identifiable information being used for advertising targeting back in June, as reported on MarketingLand. It got some coverage and the topic has been raised again by a post from ProPublica sounding the alarm bell about what they are essentially calling the end of privacy as we know it. Google, […]

The Power Of Negative Keywords In Getting Details Right

I’ve been doing a fair amount of online shopping for things lately. I tweeted over the weekend that I sometimes get distracted from my quest when the ads or shopping listings are crying out for better use of negative terms. Online shopping should be easier than traditional shopping – if a person enters a fairly […]