Google Ads Lets Businesses Target Their Customers Using Email, Phone or Address Data

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Generally speaking, Google Ads works by using the browsing data from consumers to determine who should see which pieces of advertising. This can be done by using the consumer profile to find a target audience or by retargeting people who have already visited a website. Google recently announced new plan where marketers can directly add phone numbers and addresses to their target audience. Many businesses have a huge amounts of customer data that doesn’t come directly from their website. Starting … Continue reading

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Google Expands Local Services Ads to 30 Cities

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A couple of years ago, Google began testing a new ad format that helped businesses that provided local services find leads. These early efforts must have shown promise, as Google is now ready to expand the test. The original testing area was limited to a few cities, but now 17 cities can use the ads and Google plans to expand to 30 U.S. markets by the end of the year. Google’s Local Service Ads were designed to help businesses like … Continue reading

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Google Annouces Several New AdWords Formats to Boost Local Sales this Holiday

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With a month left before Black Friday and the official start of the holiday shopping season, Google is rolling out some new AdWords features. The new tools mix mobile ads, Google Assistant and new ad formats to drive in-store traffic this Christmas. After a testing period that began last year, Google has officially launched their Showcase Shopping ads and made it available to more advertisers globally in 15 new countries. This ad format let brands attract customers with a collection … Continue reading

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Google Can Now Double Spend Daily Budgets for AdWords

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The ease and speed of online advertising can be a blessing and a curse. Online advertising platforms make it easy to spend a lot more money on ads than someone originally intended. This is why many advertisers and marketers use daily budgets to keep costs in line. Google AdWords users who use daily budgets will need to be more careful as Google will now allow advertisers to go over their daily budgets. The idea of letting AdWords users go over … Continue reading

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Facebook and Google Add New Ad Features in Time for the Holidays

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As business owners and advertisers plan their holiday marketing campaigns, online platforms that sell advertising are offering new tools and features to help business owners reach consumers. Both Google and Facebook announced new ad features, just in time to help business owners this holiday season. After being tested for about a year, Google is making their Shopping Showcase ads available to more advertisers. The feature was first tested in 2016 and throughout most of the year. It is now a … Continue reading

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Google Announces Plan to Use Credit Card Data to Measure Ad Effectiveness Offline

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One of the hardest things to do in online marketing is showing the effect online content has on in-store sales. This problems is faced by all forms of advertising. Customer rarely go to a business and tell the business owner they are shopping for items they saw on a television commercial during the second ad break for CSI: Miami. This is why advertisers and marketers have had to use proxies like clicks to the website, circulation numbers and other kinds … Continue reading

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Nielsen Study Shows Mobile Ads Performance Now on Par with Desktop

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As tablets and smartphones grow in popularity, an increasing number of consumers are accessing the internet through these mobile devices. This had been problematic for marketers, because mobile advertising techniques were struggling to match the effectiveness of desktop ads. However, a recent report from Nielsen found that mobile ads are now on par with their desktop counterparts. Nielsen recently released their Nielsen Digital Ad Benchmarks and Findings for the second quarter of 2016. The report reflects the average on-target percentage … Continue reading

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Facebook Suit Over Biased Ads a Warning On Misusing Advanced Ad Targeting

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Being one of the largest tech companies in the world, Facebook is a lightning rod for criticism. Facebook has a massive amount of data on their users and they allow marketers and advertisers to use some of that data when targeting consumers. While this may not be very different from what all online ad systems do, the amount of data and the size of the network makes Facebook’s actions subject to greater scrutiny. One of the company’s more recent legal … Continue reading

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Google Launches Click to Message Feature for Google AdWords

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One of the biggest advantages of the information age is the ability to quickly communicate with just about anyone, anywhere, almost instantly. While this is great for keeping up with family and friends, there’s also a huge potential benefit for business owners. Faster communication opens new avenues for customer service and sales channels. And Google plans to add a new way to use faster communication for businesses, by being able to talk to brands through their ads. To explain it … Continue reading

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Facebook Now Testing Ads for Facebook Groups

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Thousands of businesses use Facebook ads to show content to their target audience. An equally large number of business owners use Facebook Groups to connect with their target audience. Interestingly, it is currently impossible to use Facebook Ads to target Facebook Groups. But that may be about to change. Facebook has confirmed reports that they are testing ads for Facebook Groups. Facebook Groups are mini interest-related groups created by users. These can be related to just about anything, which makes … Continue reading

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