Video: Let’s Talk the Keyword and It’s Future | Marketing MilliMoment

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This video is part of a new series I’m growing on my YouTube Channel (Make sure to subscribe!!) intended to display serious PPC thoughts, in an entertaining fashion. This video was based on a more in-depth article I wrote for Search Engine Land entitled: The Concerning Future of the Resilient Keyword. 👈 Check it out if you want to learn …

Google Ads Drops BMM Match Type: PPCKirk Ponderings

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Search Engine Land recently asked me to comment on the BMM changes, and summarized those in this article: Google’s updated phrase match simplifies keywords and worries advertisers I had been thinking on this a bit over the weekend, and wanted to share my long-form thoughts to their questions. Enjoy! As always, comment your disagreements or thoughts on the socials, PPCKirk. …

Review Kirk’s PPC Book, Get Free Stuff!

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Ponder and Review Are you picking up a copy of Kirk Williams new book, Ponderings of a PPC Professional? Do you like Coffee as much as Baby-Yoda? via GIPHY   Be one of the first 25 people in the US* to (legitimately) submit our form below, and we will give you one of these super-awesome-breathtaking-amazing-stunning-astounding-awe-inspring-unbelivable-only for PPC Professionals-Mug (for your …

Kill Budget-Wasting Ads to Children’s YouTube Channels With This One Checkbox

If you run ads on YouTube, you have likely wished for an easy “exclude” option to avoid three year old fat finger clicks while watching Blippi spray ketchup on a pickup truck. Well, rejoice advertisers in love with non-wasted spend, because there is an option to exclude “Content suitable for families” from your account level settings. This will prevent your …

Book Release & Giveaway: Ponderings of a PPC Professional

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Not All Who Ponder Are Lost – Book & Mug Giveaway Do you follow @ppckirk on Twitter? Are you a ZATO client? Or maybe you’re just a person that’s into Digital Marketing and PPC? Then you may have heard, the owner of ZATO is releasing his very own PPC book later this month. October 31st to be exact. This is …

Finding eCommerce Success on the Display Network and YouTube

Is It Possible to Find eCommerce Success on Display?   Working as a rep for Google, one of my responsibilities was to pitch Display to the agencies I worked with as a channel for performance marketing.? Truthfully, many of the conversations I had with these agencies would turn out one of two ways:? either the agency had been burned in …

Does Google Shopping Query Filtering Still Work in 2020?

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Nearly 6 years ago, I watched a video of Martin Roettgerding (who would later become my friend) giving a presentation on a brilliant strategy he had devised to better control Google Shopping campaigns. I tested this in our ZATO accounts, developed my own process for building it out and managing it, and then recorded my walk-through on Search Engine Land …

More Free Stuff: The ZATO Microsoft Ads In-Market Audience List

We released our ZATO Google Ads Audience Targeting List FREE to the internet a little over a month ago and one of the questions we kept seeing in various social channels were “can you guys do this with Microsoft Ads?” Well… with the help of our awesome Microsoft Ads friends (thank you SO much John Lee and Christi Olson), we …

Here is A Coronavirus Placement Exclusion List for Google Ads

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After a client requested that we pull their ads off of as many news sites as possible because of the increasing Covid-19 Pandemic, we thought it made sense to cease marketing to these unique web pages as people seek out information about the pandemic. Therefore we compiled this placement list from ZATO clients of various news organizations websites to exclude, …

How to Set Up a TrueView for Shopping Campaign in Google Ads

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YouTube’s main benefit is building brand awareness. With TrueView in-stream ads, advertisers can run very cost-effective video campaigns in Google Ads. But we can use video campaigns to do more than just boost awareness. With TrueView for Shopping, ecommerce advertisers can promote their products with engaging video ads. Let me show you exactly what I mean.? When a user is …

Video: Adjusting Campaign Daily Spend in Google Ads… the Right Way!

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As we move beyond Black Friday and Cyber Monday, you’re likely bringing budgets down to normal levels. But did you know there are a couple of ways to do that, one being better than the other? In this video, PPCKirk discusses how to wisely decrease daily spend to maintain as much traffic as possible. No time for the video? No …

Is Your Google Display Remarketing Campaign Struggling Lately? This Sneaky Setting Is Why.

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Scenario: You have seen your Google Ads Display Network (GDN) Remarketing campaigns struggling lately. I mean, it seems to be spending well (even too much maybe), but in some weird ad groups with oddly specific audiences set. Alarmingly, your CPA or ROAS has been worse since it started spending more and you haven’t been able to figure out why. Does …

Establish Your Strategy – Part 2: The ZATO Guide to Google Smart Shopping Campaigns

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In the first segment of this series (What is Smart Shopping?), we focused on what Google Smart Shopping is, and in this segment we will now begin to get into the actual tactics to use in this campaign type. I’m not here to debate whether this is a strategy or tactic post…we’ll leave that for the guru marketers with too …

Learn Inbound 2019 Shopping Ads Session – Slides, Tools, and Resources

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I had the immense privilege of speaking at a show I’ve wanted to get to for awhile, Learn Inbound in Dublin Ireland! What a great conference, amazing people, and receptive crowd. Per my usual, I spoke on Shopping Ads and keeping in mind my more generalized audience, I went from the angle of giving a high level look at everything …

As a PPC Agency, We Want Your Entire Marketing Budget Right? Wrong! Here’s Why.

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Why would an agency like ZATO who only runs Paid Search not want all of your marketing budget? To get the full response to this great question, you’ll have to hop on over to Search Engine Journal to read my (Kirk) latest blogpost. In it, I discuss 5 Key Reasons why you want to make sure your budget is diversified …

Google Shopping Price Benchmarks: What They Are & How To Use Them

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Google Shopping Price Benchmarks. What are they and how can we use them? That’s what I aim to address in this post. Have you ever wondered which of your products or product brands are not as competitively priced as they should or could be? Maybe you have seen a key product suddenly struggle to make sales, with nothing in your …

That Time a PPCer Asked For Fewer Ad Placements on Google

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For those of you not on Twitter, I wanted to share a thread I wrote this AM contemplating Google’s continual ad placement increase on all the things. If you’re on Twitter but we haven’t connected, you can join the original convo here: I’m a PPCer, not an SEOer, so hear me when I say Google’s obsession with increasing MAX ad …

Why Pay a PPC Agency for Monthly Management?

You may be a CMO, VP of Marketing, or just a small business owner looking for answers. One question you may have as you analyze PPC agency proposals is: why do I have to keep paying them every month? I mean, if you pay them to set up the account, then do you really need to continue to pay them …