Articles by Angela Knibb
Angela Knibb is Head of Paid Search at Greenlight. She manages a team of Analysts and Senior Analysts working on a range of Paid Media accounts from fashion, retail, finance to travel. Angela contributes to the strategic and creative direction and is responsible for the implementation of builds and optimisation in line with account strategy.
By Angela Knibb | 20 March 2017 |
Ok, I might've chosen a slightly dramatic headline, but it’s certainly not the exact match we had when I first started in search all those years ago. For those who haven’t heard the news, Google announced on Friday that it’s ‘expanding close variant matching to include additional rewording and reordering for exact match keywords’.
By Angela Knibb | 04 January 2017 |
As 2016 unfolded, we saw a lot of innovation from Google anchored around users; including audience targeting strategies, ad extensions and ad formats. As we move into 2017, I expect the consumer to stay firmly at the heart of Google’s innovation, highlighting the need for marketers to focus their attention towards them more than ever and put them first when strategising.
By Angela Knibb | 30 June 2016 |
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.
By Angela Knibb | 29 March 2016 |
Just over a month ago, Google revealed that it was removing the right hand side ads we’ve grown used to over the past few years. Now that we have a solid four weeks of data, we’re looking to answers some of the many questions which are puzzling advertisers, such as "what’s the effect of the removal of right hand side ads?", “will I have to pay extortionate CPCs?” and “how does this affect my CTR?”.
By Angela Knibb | 24 February 2016 |
Having been tested since 2010, Google announced on Friday 19th February 2016 the removal of right hand side ads on desktop across Google Search and Search Partners with immediate effect.
By Angela Knibb | 07 December 2015 |
Brand X: “We don’t see sales on mobile, so we turned it off” GL: “Did you look at the effect that was having on your other channels and devices?” Brand X: “No. We just turned it off.” Sadly, this is a conversation we have with far too many brands. Everyone has heard Google’s annual “it’s the year of mobile” speech, yet mobile performance is outshined by that of desktop, leaving more brands opting not to use the channel altogether. But that’s marketing right? Throw everything at the wall and see what sticks. If mobile doesn’t convert, then you surely should turn it off, right? Wrong.