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Mobile: The Growing Story

Mobile: The Growing Story

There’s no getting away from it - mobile plays a fundamental part in supporting business growth today, and it’s clear the pressure really is on for businesses to provide consumers with a seamless experience in a mobile-first world. Luckily, Google have the technology and tools to optimise this for brands - for free.

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Optimise AdWords Expanded Text Ads for mobile

Optimise AdWords Expanded Text Ads for mobile

Many advertisers have had great success optimising their ads for mobile devices. When tested against “no device preference” ads, mobile preferred ads have mostly shown increased CTR. Ad copy which highlights the ability to complete purchases easily from a mobile device has shown positive results in terms of CTR as well as conversions.

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The Mobile Marketing Brief

The Mobile Marketing Brief

Mobile has been the talk of the table for many digital marketers for a while, where more recently we’ve deemed each year to be ‘the year of mobile’. The fact that this channel has dominated conversations for so long now is a testament to how important it is and, mostly, that it shouldn’t be ignored. This magazine uncovers the important role that mobile plays, specifically looking at the benefit of applying a cross-channel approach to your strategy to reap the greatest benefits.

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Google reiterates suggested 33-character limit in ETA headlines to avoid truncation

Google reiterates suggested 33-character limit in ETA headlines to avoid truncation

Expanded Text Ads (ETAs) are finally here, allowing marketers from countries with long-worded languages to breathe a sigh of relief (as a German, I’m delighted to finally be able to write full sentences). As of the end of October, however, we won’t be able to create and change Standard Ads anymore, therefore Standard Ads will run alongside ETAs. The date when Standard Ads will stop running is yet to be confirmed. Google is encouraging marketers to test ETA variations (especially different headlines) as much as possible during this time to ensure they’re getting the most out of the new ad format.

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What impact has the removal of right hand side ads actually had?

What impact has the removal of right hand side ads actually had?

Back in March, we looked at the initial impact of Google’s removal of right hand side ads, with the following conclusion: “To play in the paid space, you need to appear in positions 1-4, where we see an increased CTR both MoM and YoY. However, those clicks are now costlier, therefore as advertisers we need to pick our battles; decide which keywords and which audiences are worth those top spots, and reduce visibility on the rest.” Now we’re about three months into the change, we have a lot more data to play with and the trends seem to have settled down somewhat. Looking at the CPC change overall, there are both increases and decreases, but they seem for the most part in line with normal YoY fluctuations.

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