Jan
21


Google Trusted Stores: New Features and Easier Implementation

Shay Meadows Yesterday, Google announced that they are making the requirements for Google Trusted Stores much easier. In short, this change now makes it easier for online retailers to add the “Google Trusted Store” certification badge to their E-Commerce website. This will increase trust and confidence when shopping online. The Google Trusted Stores program is free and simple to set up. How This Affects Merchants Simplified technical integration before entering the qualification period It’s as simple as creating an account, signing the agreement, and adding two snippets of code to your website. Google…

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Oct
31


Are You Maximizing Your Holiday Sales?

Ben Jamieson The holidays are right around the corner and ecommerce advertisers are lining up their accounts to break last year’s revenue numbers. Before setting things up, make sure you have the following bases covered so you're celebrating over the holidays, rather than wondering what went wrong...   Don’t Ignore Assisted Conversions Assisted conversions are an often overlooked metric that contributes greatly to holiday sales. We tend to look at and prioritize the channels that have higher last click revenue numbers.  But ignoring the channels which contribute to the research phase of the buying cycle will likely decrease your overall…

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Oct
31


What is a good Click-Through Rate (CTR)?

Shay Meadows What is a good click-through rate, anyways? Simple answer: There is no simple answer.  Don't let this metric scare you today! Let’s cover some vocabulary first. Impressions: the number of times your ad is shown Clicks: when someone clicks on your ad, AdWords counts that as a click. A click is still counted even if a user does not reach your website (ex: your site went down for a couple of minutes). Click-Through Rate (CTR): The number of clicks received divided by the number of impressions…

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Oct
13


Better Remarketing with Google Analytics

Andrew Fuchs As someone who solely manages PPC accounts all day everyday, I spend about half my time optimizing accounts in Google Adwords and the other half using Google Analytics figuring out how best to do so.  It is easy to get bogged down in Adwords and neglect the fact that Analytics affords you a considerable amount of data and metrics that are not available in the Adwords interface.  With all of these features at your disposal, it is simply a must to link and leverage Google Analytics with your Adwords account.  One of these such GA tools that is often…

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