Feature Updates

Google Adds Business Messaging Options.

Google’s brand new feature of business messaging makes it easier for users to get in touch with businesses directly from maps & search.  We have all been there, messaging a business online to find out if they have parking available or any specials on.. not getting a response quickly can lead to you choosing a different venue or company and the company in question losing you as a customer.  Therefore, Google’s […]

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Features & Updates Within The World Of Paid Advertising – VOLUME 1

Here at Mabo, we like to provide YOU with weekly updates on everything you need to know about the world of paid advertising. When we are looking for key information, there is nothing more annoying than figuring out the information you needed is on page 12 whilst you’re still skimming through page 2!! (Think back to your favorite book, when you were sneaking a look at the back page to […]

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The Free Future of Google Shopping

As you will likely be aware by now, Google have recently announced that they are to show free results on their Shopping tab alongside the ads that already show there currently. This is something that, at present, is only available in the US, but Google have plans to roll this feature out across the rest of the world later this year.   So why now and how will it work? […]

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Google Ads Launch New Simulator Support For Smart Bidding

Google Ads has has introduced two new simulators to support advertisers using smart bidding: A bid simulator support for the Target ROAS bid strategy. A new budget simulator. Before this update, bid simulators have only been available for campaigns set up to use manual bidding or Target CPA, so this is a huge development for smart bidding campaigns. For advertisers, this update should prove to be hugely beneficial. Bid simulators […]

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How Google’s New Desktop Results Benefits Advertisers

In May last year, Google announced as part of a wider redesign that the layout for search results on mobile would be getting a refresh. The feature that stood out most to agencies, advertisers (and some customers) was the new ‘bold’ ad label that, in my opinion, attempts to further blur the distinction between ads and organic results. On the back of those changes on mobile, Google have now said […]

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Google Ads Test Custom Dimensions To Enable Business Structure Based Reporting

This means Google Ads advertisers can group and report on campaigns based on business category and/or marketing strategy. For Google Ads advertisers managing large accounts, this new update should simplify reporting efforts and campaign naming systems. It is worth noting however that custom dimensions in Google Ads are entirely different to those used within Google Analytics, as they allow you to report on categories and subcategories based around your marketing […]

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What’s Next For Google Ads?

As we’ve settled into the new year, there’s been a lot of planning for the coming months. Naturally, as a leading PPC agency we like to make sure we’re always ahead of the curve, which really got us thinking about what we’re expecting to see from Google Ads in 2020. Google Ads is full of surprises and nobody knows for definite what they have in store for us; however, we […]

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Google Extends Optimisation Score To Display Campaigns

The campaign optimisation score has now been made available for Display campaigns. Here, scores will become available at the campaign level and combined account-level, across Search, Shopping and Display. The Google Ads optimisation score ranges from 0% to 100% and indicates how well your campaigns are expected to perform. It takes into consideration a range of features including: targeting, bid automation, ads extensions and much more. The Google Ads interface […]

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New Data Added To Google Ads Bid Strategy Report

The updates made to the bid strategy report allow advertisers to see the top bidding signals. These signals can include: Location Day of week Time of day Dvice type Keywords For advertisers, understanding which signals play the largest part and impact your automated bidding the most can provide you with really valuable insights about your customers. This therefore means you’ll be able to make more informed decisions when it comes […]

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Google Ads Conversion Reporting Error

Between Monday 11th November and Wednesday 20th November, Google Ads has over-reported conversions. As an advertiser, if your Google Ads campaigns appear to have achieved better results than usual since Monday 11th, it may not be the truth. A bug has caused Google Ads Search and Shopping Campaigns to experience a huge issue with reporting conversions that has caused over-reporting for some advertisers. Google claim that if you’re using smart […]

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