We get a chance to check our current Google Ads strategy against your needs.
We get feedback from you on what is trending in your business and in sales so as to rearrange our program if needed.
We get an opportunity to review your budget to keep on track with your marketing plan and revise budgets up or down.
I personally find that when we have regular feedback from the client in regards to how Google Ads is working for them, that performance is better and customer satisfaction with Google pay per click is higher.
“Near Me” searches have decreased by 150% over the last 2 years.
Use of a zip code in a search query has declined 30%.
Google data shows that consumers want more useful information, more personalization, and more immediacy.
The reason for the decrease in activity on “near me” and zip code specific searches are that consumers expect the results to be location and self-specific. This change has been driven by the mobile micro-moment, as Google calls it, – the I want to know, I want to buy, I want to go mentality.
One important trend that you can leverage on your website and in Google AdWords due to dynamic keyword insertion is the use of “best” in a search query. Consumers want the “best” toothbrush, “best” web designer, “best” lawyer and so on.
In fact in the research Google states that “best” related keyword search activity has grown by 80% in the past two years.
In addition, consumers are demanding personalized localization – meaning the delivery of results that are uniquely personal and based on their own location. Mobile apps leverage results by GPS location and websites can enhance results by providing location cues and data sortable by location.
In addition to more localization, Google has identified that 50% of all mobile users will typically make an immediate purchase after a successful mobile search.
Google is identifying other important trends and sharing them with Google Partners as we work to leverage this information to help our client’s better market their products and services on Google AdWords.
Big changes are coming to Google Ads, previously known as Google AdWords. At the livestream this last week Google staff announced some of the big changes coming this year.
Look for these changes or take advantage of them now:
Responsive Search Ads
I am already starting to see this ad option in some account. Google says this update will roll out to all accounts this year.
Available will be the ability to add 15 headlines and 4 descriptions. Titles can be 30 characters and descriptions 90 characters. Google will mix and match to create unique relevant ads on the fly based on user interest and intent indicators.
Landing Page Speed Score in Google Ads Control Panel
Mobile landing page speed is crucial for conversions. Google Ads will now show this number rates 1 to 10 with 10 being fast in columns on the landing page detail page.
Cross Device Reporting
Google will integrate cross device reporting in Google Analytics. This will be an aggregate measure of users who have agreed to share this data with Google. Already Google Ads has conversion columns for cross device reporting but there will be increased focus and improvement of data collection.
Out for just a few months, Smart Campaigns focus on simple set up and results. Ads will show across the search and display networks. Google Ads will auto optimize a landing page.
Automated Google Shopping Feeds
Google Ads will create your data feed for you. This will roll out later this year and something that I have been waiting for. Google Ads will crawl your shopping site and build a feed from your own inventory. You will now have new campaign goals to select from – drive store visits or drive new customer acquisition.
New Local Campaigns
New to Google Ads are the ability for brick and mortar stores to drive in-store visits with Local Campaigns. Linked to your Google My Business page and managed in Google Ads, Local Campaigns will be Google optimized across all Google Properties to drive in-store visits.
These are just a few of the important updates Google has in store for its newly rebranded pay per click program now known as Google Ads.