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Mobile Ad Extensions Replacing Ad Copy

If you have been managing PPC campaigns over the last year, you have realized that Google is placing more and more emphasis on their ad extensions.  New betas are constantly being developed and most recently, callout extensions have been released for use by all advertisers.  About a year ago though, Google announced extensions are going to […]

RLSA Increases Brand Conversions 71 Percent

This is a tale of a client looking to optimize their PPC brand campaign. They knew showing PPC ads for branded terms was valuable to their business (if you’re wondering what that value is check out my colleague, Harris Neifield’s, blog that answers that very question) but they were having a hard time digesting the […]

SEER PSA: Check Your GDN Magazine Ads

Though it may seem like forever ago in paid-search land, back in May Google changed all text ads on the display network to ‘magazine display ads’. Three months later, you are probably asking- why should I care? What do they look like again? Here is what Google sent out as an example of the new […]

Reaction to AdWords Close Variant Changes

This week Google announced another big AdWords change that will soon impact campaigns, but this time the change is a bit more familiar. Starting in late September, Google will apply close variant keyword matching to all exact and phrase match keywords. Close variant matching is already an optional setting (which will now be mandatory) within […]

How We Increased LinkedIn Ads CTR 152 Percent

One size fits all doesn’t work well in PPC given how rapidly the industry changes. Here at SEER, we have a vast array of clients with different goals, KPIs and target audiences and are constantly looking for new ways to get in front of the right people. So, when we needed to grow awareness and […]

Think Twice Before Using Top of Page Bidding in AdWords

What we did While bidding to the top of the page isn’t always the best strategy for paid search, it can be a good strategy depending on your goals, i.e. focusing on clicks or awareness, being the most competitive for certain terms, etc. We recently had a client who was hitting the end of their […]

Three Tales of PPC Geotargeting Successes

With the roll out of bid modifiers by geo, tailoring your PPC strategy to specific geographies has never been easier. We here at SEER have been playing around with a few different ways to think about and test geo strategy. (Please read the following in your best Ira Glass.) Today on our program, three mini […]

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