Nearly 50% of adults cannot spot the paid adverts when looking at Google’s search results, according to a report by Ofcom.
The ‘Adults’ media use and attitudes report’, surveyed 1,328 adults who use search engines and presented them with the following picture of a search engine results page (SERP). They were then given three options as to what they thought the first three results on the SERP were.
If you’re currently running a Google AdWords PPC campaign do you know what your cost per conversion (lead) is? Can you tell which leads are organic and which ones come from PPC? If you don’t know the answer to these questions, chances are you’re wasting your money. Continue reading →
In support of industry-wide efforts to provide more information to consumers, Google are changing their “Ads By Google” in-ads notice icon for PPC ads to a new icon that expands to an “AdChoices” label.
AdChoices is an industry standard “i” icon that expands to “AdChoices” when users move their cursor over the icon. Giving users clear notice about the PPC ads they see is a high priority for Google and for many in the online PPC advertising industry at large. Users who click this label are taken to a page where they can learn more about online advertising and the PPC ads they see.
Already in use in the US since last year, these notifications were developed by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB Europe)-led Self-Regulatory Program for Online Behavioral Advertising to proactively give users notice and choice about the PPC ads they see. Continue reading →
Pay-per-click web advertising can be an effective and inexpensive way to attract new business, according to a recent article published by Reuters.
Ads are quick and cheap to produce and their effectiveness can be easily gauged. For firms looking to attract new business, pay-per-click advertising on search engines, social media and other sites is worth a try.
Businesses can start an internet marketing campaign with a search engine like Google. Companies often invest heavily on consultants to help make sure they appear at the top of the organic search results page (SEO).
A new study carried out by Searchmetrics has revealed a comprehensive list of factors that correlate with ranking highly in Google searches. The results are useful when considering an effective, ongoing internet marketing plan.
The study, aimed at identifying the key factors that help web pages rank well in Google searches, shows among other things that the number of times a web page is shared on Facebook and Twitter is closely correlated with how high it ranks in Google searches.
Search and social analytics company Searchmetrics analyzed search results from Google for 10,000 popular keywords and 300,000 websites in order to pick out the issues that correlate with a high Google ranking.
PPC (Pay-Per-Click) advertising is one of the most effective paid internet marketing strategies you can use to drive traffic to your site.
Search engine marketing campaigns allow you to effectively target customers searching for products and services that you offer. But managing an online internet marketing campaign can require close attention and diligence. A qualified professional has experience and proficiency in creating AdWords campaigns for businesses, so they can save you time and resources by managing your campaign for you.