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Optimising a Shopping feed to enhance PLA campaigns

Optimising a Shopping feed to enhance PLA campaigns

2016 quite possibly marked the biggest shake-up to search since the introduction of enhanced campaigns. The removal of right hand side ads has caused a stir with more ad format changes due imminently. We’ve seen Google shift its focus to a more performance-based model with clear investment going towards improving mobile and Shopping performance for Paid Search with a particular emphasis on eCommerce. The removal of right hand side ads has bumped up Shopping results with Google testing the positioning, and over the last few month’s expandable Shopping ads.

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Initial impact of Google removing right hand side ads

Initial impact of Google removing right hand side ads

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?”.

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Google removes right hand side ads

Google removes right hand side ads

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.

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2016 will be the year of new mobile SEO updates and tools

2016 will be the year of new mobile SEO updates and tools

There’s no doubt that the biggest SEO event in 2015 has been the Google mobile-friendly algorithm update in April, also known as ‘Mobilegeddon’. The vast industry coverage and actions which followed have influenced how we think about mobile, however, many issues remain unresolved and many questions have been left unanswered.

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2015: How did we do?

2015: How did we do?

One of the luxuries of making SEO predictions is it’s often hard to be proved wrong (the flip side is, of course, that even when you’re right, you can’t conclusively prove that either!). That’s certainly the case with our headline prediction last year, where we essentially said usability would become an important direct ranking factor.

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Greater focus on persona targeting

Greater focus on persona targeting

“How can we reach a more tailored audience?” This is one of the most repeated questions that our clients ask us. We give them the option of Display or even Paid Social and they’ll get excited about the targeting options offered by these platforms, particularly as they can use existing clients’ email lists for social media campaigns. However, everything changes when we forecast conversion rates, which are typically far lower than those seen in Search.

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New Google tools in time for the holiday season

New Google tools in time for the holiday season

With the holiday season fast approaching, it’s important to have all your campaigns optimised and implement your bid adjustments to meet consumer demand in preparation for the busy period. And Google have launched a few tools just in time to make campaign optimisation faster and more efficient.

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