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Adwords: The Holy Trinity of Search Advertising

Haukur Jarl KristjanssonLast week, State of Search posted the article “8 Ways to Increase Your AdWords CTR”.

CTR or Click-Through-Rate (%CTR) is a way of measuring the success of your online campaigns and is one of the key factors advertisers need to monitor; it plays a key role in quality score calculations and is, in general, a big part of an accounts eco system.

The article was written by Haukur Jarl Kristjansson – our inhouse Adwords and PPC team lead – who is a spokesperson for what he calls “the holy trinity of search advertising”, which in simple terms is creating campaigns with a high correlation between keywords, ad copy and landing pages. He wanted to contribute to the world of SEM by creating an article that is “aimed towards PPC practitioners that are new to the game but of course everyone can benefit from them”.

You can read the article here: www.stateofsearch.com/8-ways-to-increase-your-ctr

Google announces a new AdWords trademark policy

“After September 14 2010, Google will not prevent use of trademarks as keywords in the affected regions, advertisers will be able to complain about the selection of their trademark by a third party if they feel it leads to a specific ad text which they feel confuses users as to the origin of the advertised goods and services. Google will then conduct a limited investigation and if we find that the ad text does confuse users as to the origin of the advertised goods and services, we will remove the ad.”

From 14 September 2010, Google will no longer be monitoring or restrict keywords for ads served to users in the regions listed here, in response to trademark complaints.

This change will bring their procedure in line with their current approach to keywords in the U.S., Canada, the UK, Ireland and most of the rest of the world. Read more »

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