The Complete Guide to Google's Marketing Innovations Keynote 2018

There has been a lot of buzz lately about Google's big changes across all advertising products.

The keynote address at last week’s Google Marketing Live conference was packed with announcements that will impact digital marketers for years to come. The presentation ran for over an hour, so there was a lot to digest. We put together a complete guide to help you quickly navigate all this new material.

Machine learning and assistance continue to be the overarching focus for Google. According to Sridhar Ramaswamy, Senior VP of Ads, Google wants to “be there and be useful” for consumers and advertisers by focusing on being valuable, transparent and trustworthy.

Google’s latest innovations help accomplish three things for advertisers: Better Results, Simpler Experiences, and Deeper Insights.

Jessica Bultman
Jul 19, 2018

Google AdWords Trademark Policies: Top 8 Questions

Google AdWords trademark policies can be confusing – especially if you don’t have prior experience with intellectual property or trademark law. We have been helping big brands, agencies, and networks protect their trademarked terms in paid search for the last 10 years. In that time, we’ve answered countless questions about AdWords trademark policies and brand bidding. I talked with our intrepid Customer Success Team to find out what are the most common questions they get asked and how they answer those questions.

Ulla Saleh
Jul 11, 2018

The Top 6 Reasons to Bid on Your Brand

Have you ever been asked by your CMO or a client, “Why are we bidding on our branded terms when we rank Number 1 in organic?” You may find yourself using phrases like “PPC best practice” or “controlling SERP real estate,” as you try to formulate a concise explanation.

Ulla Saleh
Jun 5, 2018

Affiliate Ad Hijacking: 5 Things You Should Know

Notice anything fishy in your PPC metrics lately? Is your impression share on branded terms lower than normal? Are the conversion rates for one of your affiliates almost identical to your branded paid search campaigns? You may be the target of an affiliate ad hijacker.

While most affiliates don’t engage in ad hijacking, when someone does, the impact can be very damaging to a brand’s paid search programs. Affiliates are supposed to be driving incremental revenue and helping you reach your goals, not stealing clicks and making your paid search programs more expensive!

In this blog, we’ll answer the five most common questions about affiliate ad hijacking and give you the information you need to identify and stop ad hijacking.

Ulla Saleh
Apr 3, 2018

Customer Spotlight: Sonos Trusts Its Brand with BrandVerity

About Sonos

Founded in 2002, Sonos® creates the leading smart speaker system. Once a tech startup populated with nerdy engineers and brilliant designers who love music, Sonos has grown into a global music brand dedicated to transforming the experience of listening out loud to music in the home. Its family of wireless smart speakers and home audio products make it easy for everyone to listen to the music they love in every room of their home.

Ulla Saleh
Feb 20, 2018

The Periodic Table of Paid Search Tools

There are too many search marketing tool roundups. There, I said it! I know because before writing this post, I researched other ones like it. Paid search tools kept coming up in our recent eBook on Expert PPC Tips, and I figured there must be some centralized resource about the available set of options.

Sam Engel
Aug 30, 2017

Webinar: Prepping Your Paid Search for the Holiday War Room

This webinar took place on September 7th and has been recorded. The recording is available here.

Ulla Saleh
Aug 22, 2017

Paid Search Monitoring 101: Why Protecting Your Campaigns Is Crucial

As a paid search marketer, you spend the majority of your time optimizing keywords, CPCs, ROAS, conversions, CTRs, and other metrics. But are you spending any time protecting the brand you are so busily building? If not, you are losing revenue and letting others control your customer experience.

Ulla Saleh
Jul 18, 2017

Webinar: The Ultimate Guide to Search Audiences and Remarketing

This webinar took place on July 27th and has been recorded. The recording is available here.

Ulla Saleh
Jul 12, 2017

Webinar: Everything You Need to Know about AdWords Automation

This webinar took place on June 29th and has been recorded. The recording is available here.

Ulla Saleh
Jun 19, 2017
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