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4 Tips for Mobile Search Advertising

We have now been living in the “age of mobile” for quite some time. We talk incessantly about mobile. Our mobile devices have become nearly attached to our hands and yet some businesses and agencies are still lagging a bit behind with their overall focus on mobile-specific search.
Being behind on some trends means missing them altogether, being behind on mobile adoption means being late to a digital revolution. Being fashionably, or at this point unfashionably, late to this party is actually costing businesses money. This is particularly true when it comes to paid search campaigns that include little to no differentiation between mobile and desktop searchers.
Fortunately, it’s not too late to tweak campaigns and ad groups to improve the mobile experience for potential customers. In this post, we’ll cover a few basic tips for maximizing the value of your ads in mobile search.

Mobile Phone

 

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An Example AdWords Report Template for Agencies

A common question asked by digital marketing agencies is what should be included in a client’s AdWords report?
Your agency probably creates and manages AdWords campaigns for a variety of clients. Your activities may involve keyword selection, bidding strategies, ad creation, conversion tracking, and optimization. If its an E-commerce client, maybe you even manage to a target return on ad spend (ROAS).
You cannot really communicate detailed metrics on all the activities that you perform for a typical AdWords client. The client would be overwhelmed by detail! Instead, you need to focus on a few key performance indicators (KPIs) that provide your client with the information they need in order to make good business decisions.
Of course, the primary rule of reporting is to develop KPIs that are customized to each client’s business. For AdWords reporting, that means you need to provide big picture numbers like total leads, clicks, conversions, spend, etc. But, you also need to drill down, so the client can see data at the campaign, ad group, ad, and keyword level. While the big picture numbers tell your client if their goals are being met, the details help with allocation decisions like moving spend from display to search ads or eliminating poorly performing ad copy.
Creating such a report from scratch for each client can be a time-consuming and intimidating task. Fortunately, Megalytic provides a simple interface for creating AdWords report templates. Creating an AdWords report template provides your agency with a starting point for future reports. For each new client, you can begin with the template, and customize it to create an AdWords report meeting the specific needs of that client.
Whether or not you decide to use Megalytic for reporting, here are some important ideas to consider when creating an AdWords report template for your agency.

 

Example AdWordsReport Template

 

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Return on Ad Spend (ROAS)

Return on Advertising Spend (ROAS) is a term you encounter all the time when working on advertising optimization. There is even a Google Analytics metric named ROAS and you can use Target ROAS as a bidding strategy in AdWords.
So, what is ROAS exactly? To start, the ROAS formula is defined as the ratio of the revenue generated by advertising over the cost of that advertising.

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\text{ROAS} = \frac{\text{Revenue from Ads}}{\text{Cost of Ads}}
$$

ROAS measures how much of your advertising spend you got back in revenue. ROAS is never a negative number because in the worst case your ads produced 0 revenue and ROAS would be zero.

So, what’s a good ROAS? The answer is that it depends on the operating margins, cash flow, and other aspects of your business. In this post, we examine how to know what your ROAS needs to be and how to use (and not misuse) ROAS as a guide to managing your advertising spend.

 

AdWords ROI for SaaS

 

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Managing an International PPC Campaign

One of the most exciting things about the digital age is its contribution to growing the global community. We are all more connected and more accessible to one another than we have ever been. While that is monumental for social and political reasons, it also fundamentally changes our ability to do business internationally. 20 years ago a U.S. business may never have considered a customer base in Beijing. Today, it’s happening every minute.
Taking a brand worldwide creates new potential for revenue but it also adds a new level of complexity to your marketing strategy. You have to understand language, cultural and legal nuances to effectively reach people in various countries. When you’re dealing with online advertising, you have to understand how targeting and bidding will be impacted by expanding into other countries.
In this post, we’ll cover tactics for reaching an international audience via PPC advertising. First, start by thinking about how international targeting relates to your campaign structure.

 

International Flags

 

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Previewing the New Google AdWords Interface

We all need a new look sometimes. Maybe it’s a haircut or a new pair of glasses; other times it’s a full makeover. Well, Google AdWords is no different, undergoing its very own facelift over the last few months.
As you may have noticed, Google AdWords has been gradually rolling out a new interface, giving select accounts beta access over time. This represents one of the largest overhauls of AdWords’ visual appearance since its launch. While the overarching process of management remains the same, even aesthetic changes can take a little getting used to. If you haven’t had a chance to re-familiarize yourself with the new face of AdWords, we took some time to go through what’s new, what’s moved and what’s similar to the current interface, with screenshots along the way.
Let’s take a look.

 

New AdWords Chart Style

 

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