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This Week in Online Advertising Data (April 23rd, 2021)

This Week in Online Advertising Data (April 23rd, 2021)

What does the data say about this week in online advertising? Let’s see! According to AdWeek’s article on ROI expectations, Online Advertising has had increasing numbers since the end of last year, with revenue in Q3 and Q4 of 2020 up 11.7% and 28.7% year-over-year, respectively. DoubleVerify increased it’s value in […]

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When launching an Ad or removing it doesn't make any difference

When launching an Ad or removing it doesn’t make any difference

So the other day I was reading Dr. Augustine Fou’s awesome article where he analyses the impact that it had on a few brands to stop some Ad Campaigns they were running, and by some, I mean thousands of them. The shocking thing here was that when these brands, and […]

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Why might Google Ads shut down my account? Here’s The Complete List!

Why might Google Ads shut down my account? Here’s The Complete List!

If you’ve been in the PPC field for a while, even if it’s a little while, you are familiar with the most popular issue that we deal with: Having Google Ads randomly shutting down your account and refusing to give it back. I believe this problem wouldn’t be so terrible if […]

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PPC & The Know-It-All Founder: Some Tips From The Front Lines

PPC & The Know-It-All Founder: Some Tips From The Front Lines

So I was recently chatting with FM Byers of SM Digital Partners, Aaron Metzger of Genius, and Dani Martindale of Mannix Marketing, Roger Parent of Digital Position and Nathan Pabich of Digital Third Coast on our private Slack for PPCs and an interesting question came up: how do you deal […]

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When CTRs are so high it’s actually suspicious

When CTRs are so high it’s actually suspicious

More often than not, our clients are very very interested in a couple of specific metrics: How many conversions do they have and the CTR, aka how many people actually click on their Ads over how many see them. So, more often than not, our Display Ads and Advertising Campaigns, […]

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Should I hire a PPC or use a PPC as an Affiliate?

Should I hire a PPC or use a PPC as an Affiliate?

Many moons ago, the Advertising Industry was just giving its first steps and everything was new to discover and create and everyone was curious, excited, and, of course, so easy to target and sell to. Nowadays, the world of Advertising Campaigns has gotten more and more complex and the competitive […]

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Are misleading Ads helping your campaigns? Spoiler alert: Probably not

Are misleading Ads helping your campaigns? Spoiler alert: Probably not

So the other day I was going through a website and ran into the next Ad:  Avoiding my usual annoying overthinking and analysis of Ads, at first sight, this looks completely fine, doesn’t it? Except it has a huge trap for the inexpert-in-advertising eye. My first impulse when seeing this Ad […]

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Is Google silently advancing in the path to fully strict regulation?

Is Google silently advancing in the path to fully strict regulation?

So the other day I was reading Roundtable’s article on Sugar Dating Ads and Google banning them. In this article, they discuss topics that Google decided to include in their Inappropriate Content Policy that used to be in the Adult Content Policy. These categories include sexually explicit content, child abuse […]

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Should I hire a friend as my PPC specialist?

Should I hire a friend as my PPC specialist?

Hiring a PPC specialist can be a very long and very annoying process where you meet 100 different people and none of them seem to suit your needs and requirements. All of a sudden, you realize you can take a very easy shortcut: You are good friends with a guy […]

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Should you look for a PPC through your social network?

Should you look for a PPC through your social network?

More often than not, when we are looking to hire a PPC specialist, we found ourselves asking our friends and colleagues if there’s someone they know that could be a good fit. We trust them, we know (hopefully) that they are smart people and that they know what we are […]

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Is Branded Content the new black?

Is Branded Content the new black?

So the other day, after writing the article on Display Ads becoming less effective, I got to think about where the Advertising world is heading now that classic campaign moves are not being the most profitable anymore. And it occurred to me that, over the past few years, a new […]

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