AdWords ads work because they are relevant! It used to be that a person who used Google looked for the organic listings as they were near the top of the page and it was commonly thought that they were more authentic. That is not the case today.
Google in its efforts to sell more ad space has aggressively sought to make ads more relevant to your every day experience. By tracking you relentlessly on mobile and desktop, Google has created a profile about you and serves ads based on your profile. What has happened is that the ads and listings we now see on searches are immediately relevant based on our searches and historical use.
In addition, AdWords ads work to draw you in with extensions like maps, phone numbers, addresses, deep links into a site, customer reviews, rating stars – all served from the AdWords interface. Google determines when to show these extensions based on your proximity to a business, timing of a search, and your location. AdWords ads work because of Google intrusive anti-privacy approach, but we love the results! And businesses are generating “bank” from AdWords ad exposure.
The screen shot to the right for a search for plastic surgeons in Miami Florida is shown on the top right. You can see from the screen above the fold that there are only paid listings and Google Maps listings and several of those maps listings may actually be paid listings. You have to really want to see the organic listings by scrolling to see the results. This is why AdWords works!
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Google sent me an interesting tool this past week and I wanted to share it with you. You can view and use the mobile impact tool online https://www.thinkwithgoogle.com/feature/mobile/. This tool allows you to measure the speed and monetary impact from the speed of your clocked website with just a few additional insights about your average sale, website traffic, and conversion rate online.
Not only is Google getting serious about letting website owners know that page speed on mobile device impacts sales, but they provide the tool to help you understand that even improving your site by a second can improve your sales results; and now you can see that in monetary terms.
This focus on mobile impacts not just e-commerce stores, but informational websites. Although the key focus and significant impact is to those that make their living selling products on the web.
Don’t tear your hair out, although Google says speed is important, the do provide additional details.
“Google today announced a new ranking algorithm designed for mobile search. The company is calling it the “Speed Update,” and it will only impact a small percentage of queries, Google reiterated to us. Only pages that “deliver the slowest experience to users” will be impacted by this update, the company says.”
My recommendation is that if you are selling online – start your focus on speed. And if you are really in the service or consulting business, know that speed is important and should be a strong focus when you do a website redesign.