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Google confirmed it will be rolling out lead form ad extensions in coming weeks. A feature that was recently spotted in Beta, Google lead form extensions will show beneath your search ad on mobile and tablet devices and allow a user to provider their contact info directly through your ad on the search engine results page. This negates the need for a user to visit your site to convert.
Google has started to roll out a monthly budget feature in select Google Ads accounts. According to Google, this feature is a good fit for a business who “conducts monthly financial planning, or otherwise needs guaranteed, accurate monthly spend.” In my 10 years of managing campaigns, I’ve never come across a business that didn’t have a need for accurate monthly spending, so this is surely a great option for most businesses. When you think of it, it’s incredible that it took Google nearly 20 years to introduce a monthly budgeting option. All that being said, let’s take a closer look at monthly budgeting, and how exactly it works.
Google Ads announced a change to ad delivery options that will roll out mid-September. The accelerated delivery option will be eliminated, and standard delivery will be the only option for Search and Shopping campaigns. However, the accelerated option will still be available for Display and Video campaigns.