Keyword Match Types, Keyword Bids, & the Google AdWords Auction

A current client of ours asked a great question around search queries, bids, and match types. We thought we’d share an edited version of this Q & A. Client: My understanding is that in general, exact match keywords are the most efficient match types in terms of average CPCs and impression share. Thus, in general,…

Our AdWords Wishlist, Part 1

Part 1 in our suggestions for an improved Google AdWords user interface: show totals on the dimensions tab! We have actually spoken to the AdWords product folks at Google about this and thought we would share it with you, too. We honestly cannot figure out why Google omitted this feature. Can you?

PPC Advice from the Google AdWords Agency Team (sucks)

As an SEM agency we have a team at Google that supports us. They are cheerful and oftentimes helpful, but when it comes to any kind of PPC analysis, their suggestions are less than useful. Here are excerpts of our feedback on their latest advice relating to one of our clients (to be unnamed). While…

SEM for CMOs (and those who work with them)

I just submitted a rather hastily-written pitch for SMX East, the session title of which is ‘Search Engine Marketing for CMOs’. Here is the pitch! SEM has grown very fast in terms of click spend and sophistication for several years running. The Google AdWords interface (both web and AE) continues to get more jam-packed with…

PPC Ad Optimization & Statistical Significance

This is a good article by Bradd Libby at The Search Agency in Los Angeles. I hear good things about TSA, and this article is another positive indicator that these guys know what they are doing. Click here to read: (PPC Ad) Statistical Significance: Not Just for Geeks Anymore on SearchEngineLand.

e-Commerce Paid Search Case Study

Our client is a leader in consumer software for Mac computers. Our client’s flagship product is an all-in-one utility suite that helps speed up your Mac by addressing universal binaries, logs rotation, cleaning out unneeded languages, application un-installation, caches, and other issues that unnecessarily take up extra disk space and slow down users’ systems. Users…

Enterprise Medical Software: SEM Case Study

Our client, a public company, is a leader in software and information solutions that empower physicians and other healthcare providers to deliver best-in-class patient safety, clinical outcomes and financial results. Hundreds of thousands of physicians as well as hundreds of hospitals use this client’s platforms to help manage clinical and business operations. The client has…

PPC Case Study: GotBody

GotBody is an authorized distributor for well-known brands like Power Bar, Gu, Clif, 5-Hour Energy and a plethora of additional manufacturers of energy, health, and wellness products. GotBody sells hundreds if not thousands of sku’s which can make managing a paid search program difficult and time-consuming. ┬áVery simply, GotBody tasked CPC Search with increasing revenue…