The effect so far has not been huge to say the least.
Have a look at thee stats for the last 7 days for a typical UK Google Shopping Ads customer :-
mmmm… 11 impressions from Search Partners compared to 106,569 from Google.co.uk. Maybe this will increase when Google get some new search partners signed up in the UK. Possibly people in the USA are seeing a much bigger effect than we are in the UK…
Here are some examples, though I’m not sure what a 4.7 inch LED display has to do with shoes!
It’s definitely something worth adding (while looking at removing “Free Shipping” sitelinks I guess).
It’s also worth noting that Google say they have found that sentence case works better than title case.
Here’s a short snippet of one of my clients’ ads appearing a few hours after adding at the account level:-
See the following ink for the full article :-read more
OK – so I got 6 wrong – but I only spent 27 minutes on it! (And the likelihood of me managing Youtube home page mastheads at a few hundred thousand pounds a day are a little bit unlikely anyway).
Here’s the updated Google Partners profile – https://www.google.co.uk/partners/?hl=en-GB#a_profile;idtf=4971344434;
I guess I’ll have to get round to sitting the new video advertising exam soon too…read more
If you have been doing this job for a while, the fundamentals exam contains very easy questions, but I somehow managed to get 4 wrong!
All I can say in my defence is that I spent about 20 seconds on each question…read more
I’m not sure when this will be available, but I got an email from Google saying that Enhanced CPC will be enabled for Product Listing Ads campaigns (and Google Shopping Campaigns) starting 17th June 2014 so they must be at least considering it…
Though having said that, on a couple of campaigns on a couple of different accounts this morning, AdWords is refusing to let me enable enhanced CPC for some reason.
*Update* – for Shopping Campaigns (not PLAs), you need to do the following to enable Enhanced CPC:-
- Click into Shared Library
- Under Bid Strategies click view
- Click + bid strategy
- Select Enhanced CPC
- Name the strategy and click save
- Click back to all online campaigns, select the campaign you wish to edit
- Click Settings
- Next to bid strategy Click edit, Select a flexible bid strategy and save.
Google Adwords is broken and has been for a very very long time.
Below is a screenshot of a search from a desktop computer from an office here in Belfast. With most ISPs in Northern Ireland the IP address will show for over the water. For this computer the IP address was London (when not logged into a google account).
So just from the screenshot there’s 4 or 5 ads from London companies that clearly aren’t going to
come and fix someones boiler in Belfast. No doubt there’s lots of costly irrelevant clicks.
At the bottom of the browser you can see where you can adjust your location (as in the screenshot below), though how many people are going to update this.
It’s important to note that I am logged in to my Google account on this browser, and I have performed lots of UK related searches previously.
I tried this on another browser which I was not logged in on and Google.ie showed em no shopping results at all…read more