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5WPR Digital Division Granted Google Partner Specialization for Google Shopping

5W Public Relations, one of the 15 largest independently-owned PR firms in the U.S., is pleased to announce that its Digital Practice now carries two specializations within Google's Partner Program. 5WPR's award-winning digital division has been granted a Google Shopping specialization, in addition to the Google Search specialization previously held. Google's Partner Program is an exclusive and prestigious program, bestowed on agencies by Google for demonstrating AdWords best practices, skill and expertise, successfully…

How Google’s Rising Trust in Machine Learning Affects Ad Buys

Google recently announced two significant changes to its Google Ads policies. Both reflect Google’s increased trust in machine learning to optimize performance over time. Each promises better performance, but each requires practitioners to adjust their habits in order to make the most of them. The first change involves close variants. In the beginning, Google’s engine rolled out close variants on exact-match keywords, so that your keywords would be eligible for queries with essentially the same meaning. The most common…

Stop Overlooking the Upper Funnel

If you market products or services that have a long consideration cycle, chances are your efforts are focused on the bottom of the funnel. In B2B marketing and direct marketing for high-ticket items, ROI is usually the most important metric, so marketers tend to focus on getting those leads into the CRM and over to sales. After all, the faster those leads are generated and closed, the better the numbers look. As a result, getting budget approval for top-of-funnel awareness efforts can be especially challenging. Most…

Marketing Technology Bulletin Covering the Week Gone By

Top Picks from MarTech Series. Original MarTech Insights from the Week Gone By. Our staff writers compile a bulletin covering important news in the world of Marketing Technology. This bulletin is the best source of the major MarTech developments of last week. White Paper from SEMCopilot Details How to Eliminate Sources of Waste in PPC Accounts Developed to Help Business Owners and Marketers Who Manage Their Own AdWords Account Emotibot Secures USD30 Million In Series B Round to Create the Industry’s Leading…

Google Announces New Capabilities for Advertisers to Test AMP Performance

The Announcement Is a Part of Google’s Initiative to Help Brands Better Assess Ad Performance Google is progressively changing its technology to benefit advertisers. The advertising community has been receiving periodic updates about the changes that Google is making in their platforms. The search engine giant recently announced that now, advertisers, globally, will have advanced capabilities to test AMP performance. What is AMP? Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) are pages that load quickly on Mobile phones. Launched by…

CallRail Launches First-to-Market Cost-Per-Lead Solution

New Feature Aims to Help Agencies Solve Growing Attribution Problem and Better Demonstrate ROI Leading call tracking and analytics provider, CallRail, has announced the launch of a first-to-market cost-per-lead solution within the CallRail application. Marketers using CallRail can now efficiently understand how much they’re paying for a phone call lead, staying in step with businesses’ growing appetite for data and more sophisticated marketing attribution. Alongside the cost-per-lead solution, CallRail has also launched a…

Google Marketing Platform May End ‘Church and State’ Separation in Programmatic (Here’s Why That’s Okay)

Last month, Google surprised the adtech world by rebranding AdWords and merging two of its best-known brands -- DoubleClick and Google Analytics -- into what it now calls the Google Marketing Platform (GMP). The move is a sign of how dramatically digital marketing has changed over the last few years. Google first launched its cash-cow AdWords product in 2000, four years before Facebook arrived on the scene and seven before Twitter and the iPhone. It acquired Urchin in 2005, rebranding it to Google Analytics, and…

Invoca Announces Enhanced Integrations with Google Marketing Platform and AMP Support

The Call Tracking & Analytics Platform’s Deeper Integrations with Google Make AI-Powered Call Intelligence Data More Valuable to Marketers Leading call tracking software provider, Invoca has announced that it has launched enhanced integrations with Google Ads and Google Marketing Platform (formerly AdWords and DoubleClick, respectively). The company has also announced additional support for Google Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP). The improved integrations with Google’s suite of ad tools allow users of Invoca’s AI-powered…

JM Internet Announces Post on Instagram Marketing Tips for Small Business

Jason McDonald, a Top-rated San Francisco SEO Consultant and Director, JM Internet Group, Shared These Tips for Instagram Marketing The JM Internet Group, a leader in books on SEO, Social Media Marketing, and AdWords for small business marketers, is proud to announce that a new post on Instagram marketing. Instagram is a key component of social media marketing, as the social network (owned by Facebook) is one of the largest social media networks in the world. It is also notable for its reach to younger people and its focus…

AdSemble Rolls Out New Open Display Certified Partner Program in May

The New Certified Partner Program Allows Marketing Professionals to Create Digital Billboard Ads for Their Clients While Earning a Commission on Every Campaign AdSemble, a leading online marketplace for digital out of home advertising, is set to launch their new Open Display Certified Partner program at the end of May. The Open Display Partner Program enables marketing and advertising agencies to expand their offerings to clients while being compensated for every campaign created using their unique promo code. “With…

Improvado.io Secures $3 Million Seed Round from Martech Brands

Improvado.io Is Aiming to Help Marketers Aggregate, Analyze and Report Cross-Channel Marketing Data Improvado.io, an early stage MarTech company that is working to simplify the way marketers and ad agencies interact with data, today announced it has closed a $3 million Seed round of funding. Early investors include executives from some of the most recognizable brands in the marketing world including Liveramp, Google, Oracle, Adroll, Pubmatic, Mediamath and many more. 15 of the biggest names in marketing invest heavily in…