November 2, 2018
Machine learning is a step toward artificial intelligence. And that’s a good thing, don’t worry. We’re not talking about the artificial intelligence of Sci-Fi/Horror films. No, we’re talking about artificial intelligence that acts as your digital personal assistant, one who is smarter than you, but (c’mon, really?) not sentient. Now, we know what you’re thinking: […]
September 21, 2018
We are often asked by clients why they can’t see their own ads. While there are multiple factors to this question – including time of day, location of the searcher and what keyword they were searching for – to help narrow things down, most often a Client Relationship manager from VitalStorm will first ask: Were you using the Google Ad Preview Tool?
September 7, 2018
While the goal of a PPC campaign manager is to draw as many clicks as possible to certain ads by placing bids on certain words, sometimes the best strategy is to know which terms your audience isn’t looking for. These are known as negative keywords, and you can optimize your campaign by identifying which ones you need to weed out to produce better performance from the terms you want people to click on. However, starting from scratch and knowing which negative keywords to choose can be daunting, and it can sidetrack the work you’re doing quite easily.
August 10, 2018
We recently explained how Smart Bidding optimizes bids in real time by factoring in a wide range of signals about the intent and context of every search. Over the past year, Google Ads (formerly Google AdWords) has been focusing on bringing the same kind of machine learning to its search ad formats. This summer, responsive […]
August 3, 2018
The ad world is always changing and ever-evolving, and it will continue to do so. Even just a few decades ago, desktop computers were the way to go, thanks to the explosion of the internet. But now, smartphones and mobile searches have leapt into the forefront – and they’re here to stay.