PPC

Five expert tactics to improve PPC campaign performance

You’ve got a great structure, continually improving ads through A/B testing, running RLSAs (Remarketing Lists for Search Ads) and using all forms of extensions and bid segment, so what next?

How do you eke out some extra performance from your PPC campaign?

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Demand-based bidding: A smarter way to run PPC campaigns

Most bidding in AdWords involves looking retrospectively at performance data and making bid changes to optimise towards a certain target.

But this approach seems a little backwards when you consider that it completely ignores changes in trading conditions that affect demand for products and services that are happening in real time.

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Can AI really be better at PPC than humans?

It’s no secret that AI and machine learning is topical right now in the PPC world with several large agencies bringing out their own AI and machine learning tools, with some even promising that they outperform humans.

In fact it is becoming commonplace for agencies to claim that they are driven by AI, but in reality this is very often not the case.

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If PPC is a line item on your media plan, you’re not very good at it

Biddable media is not the same as traditional media. You do not do deals, buy it upfront and report on the results later.

In AdWords, for example, you bid on trillions of different data points in a live auction.

So why do I keep seeing PPC as a line on the media plan? It’s a nonsense that weeds out the amateurs.

Tackling branded paid search in complex APAC markets

Local technology and expertise is the key to biddable media success in the APAC region.

I recently spoke to Hannes Ben, Chief International Officer at independent agency Forward3D, about the skills needed in APAC and the idiosyncracies of branded paid search.