Category: PPC


In a previous post, we showed you how to investigate a shift in performance using our Search Data Map. Now let’s dig into scenarios with three common trends that can impact performance and how this map can help you understand these trends and optimize your account. Scenario 1: Drop in Conversion Rate You’re focused on selling  … Read more

Everyone is now opted in to the new AdWords UI, but not everyone is excited about it. Remember when Facebook changed its UI in 2010 and people were outraged? Below are two screenshots of Facebook when I joined in 2007 versus when it was redesigned in 2010. Can you imagine going back to either of  … Read more

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Driving yourself crazy looking for new Paid Search Strategies for Holiday? Well, Stop! The most successful clients during holiday are the ones who do the same thing they’ve been doing all year only BIGGER. Spend more money, get more clicks, see more orders & higher revenue, but do it the same way you’ve been doing  … Read more

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In a previous post, I explained how to use low-priority shopping campaigns to segment traffic and products by search queries. In this post, I’ll explain how to use high priority shopping campaigns to segment products by performance. This is a powerful tactic and one we use frequently. To give you a sense for the value  … Read more

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Align Search Queries with the Right Products and Bids in Google Shopping When setting up Google Shopping campaigns, it is often difficult to decide out how to organize your account to best segment your data and find appropriate bids for your products. Since this is done using different methods than Search, it can sometimes be a  … Read more

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Understanding the Value—and Limitations—of Marketing Attribution Systems Digital marketing continues to expand, both in scale and opportunity. A decade ago, digital marketers were limited in the ways they could connect with customers, but now have a multitude of display opportunities: paid search (text and shopping), marketplaces with Amazon and eBay, video, and myriad social channels.  … Read more

Recently, Bing officially made a much-awaited announcement: the release of their new beta, Custom Audiences, set to launch today. This new beta will be familiar to many e-comm marketers as it presents similar tools as Customer Match lists on Google, which was released in Q4 of 2015. Generally speaking, customer audience segments allow you to  … Read more

Before coming to Wheelhouse, I worked in a traditional marketing setting that focused more on project management than data analysis. Those of us in the digital marketing field, specifically paid search, know that performance analysis is the brain of our business and drives our decision-making process. So being able to understand and analyze the cause and  … Read more

We recently talked about how to differentiate branded from non-branded terms, particularly for manufacturers. Oftentimes, the follow up question that retailers have: “Should I be bidding on my trademark term in search? And if so, how much?” While every advertiser’s trademark landscape is different, we advise testing to confirm the incremental return for the costs  … Read more

Driving more incremental traffic through search starts with understanding how your prospective customers search for you. There’s nothing more fundamental to understand in your customer’s search intent than what it means to distinguish your branded vs non-branded terms. But for some advertisers, such as manufacturers who distribute through wholesale channels, identifying and valuing your branded  … Read more