For those of you with brick and mortar stores (and using Google My Business listings), you may have recently noticed some additions in your conversion actions. Local conversion actions (below) count actions (such as directions clicks or click to calls) that are specific to an advertiser’s physical location either during or after interacting with their ad.
To bid or not to bid, that is the question…
If I had a dollar for every client who objected to, or at least questioned the reason for bidding on brand keywords, I would be one rich woman! As of late, I’ve had this conversation with a variety of clients. The main argument of course is, “why should I pay to show on my branded terms when I rank first organically?” There are many reasons why you should be in the top paid slot on the SERPs for brand searches, however today I’m going to focus on the most important one.
The Google Display Network (GDN) has a growing list of ways to reach potential customers. To do so, we can target audiences (in-market audiences, affinity audiences, demographics, etc.) or content (topics, keywords, etc.). To take that a step further, we can layer different types of targeting to truly pinpoint a subset of users or we can simply observe how different types of people interact with our ads. This is where the very important distinction between targeting settings come into play.