ABOUT THE SCIENCE OF PPC

The Science of PPC is a 50-part series by Andrew Goodman of Page Zero Media, with new content published every Thursday. The goal of the series is to expose readers to enough insights, tips, tricks, and examinations of real-world methodologies to walk away with some feeling of mastery and confidence in their own powers of PPC analysis. Learn more

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Three Clever Ways to Use Google Ad Customizers

By virtue of campaign structure – ideally a structure that is well-categorized, thematic, or “granular” – PPC ads are supposed to be highly relevant to the keyword search performed by a user. In a way, we consider these ads to be inherently personalized, even if we don’t know a great deal about the user. But that’s only a baby step along the way towards the promise of richer personalization...

Three Deceptively Powerful Shopify Reports PPC Marketers Should Know

As any seasoned marketer knows, there are a lot more factors that add up to online business growth than just what’s going on in PPC platforms. Heck, at Page Zero we’ve sunk our teeth into dozens of contributing factors when it comes to client business growth: choosing a domain name; customizing Google Analytics; executing on an email marketing program; selecting a provider of conversion testing...

Taxonomy is Sexy: The Power of Labels for PPC

A library cop they call Bookman Grabbed some beatnik ill-doers and shook them. Exclaimed Jerry S., “I’ll explain this whole mess!” (But first: this installment from Goodman.) Funny: many of the best ideas to improve workflow, communications, and optimization within digital advertiser platforms started out as foundational ideas for information architecture on websites long before they became...

Will a Loss of Google Ads Search Query Reporting Actually Relieve us of Toil?

Google’s recent decision to cease reporting on low-impression search queries – a minor nuisance, at first glance – appears to unleash more complexity than one might think. It has certainly produced strong opinions. The long and the short of it is: if, as an advertiser, you were accustomed to a reporting standard that would show you something like 10,000 unique queries (mapped to the keywords...

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Andrew Goodman is Founder & President of Page Zero Media. His accomplishments include writing the first-ever full-length book about Google AdWords, heading up this Google Ads Premier Partner agency, maintaining a string of 48 consecutive speaking engagements at Search Engine Strategies in North America, co-founding a startup called HomeStars, and wearing the dickens out of a lab coat at the SMX Advanced session called Mad Scientists. His active lifestyle requires increasingly elaborate bowls of yogurt. He works from the Toronto office as well as a home office in Fredericton, NB.

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