This adMarketplace review is based on test that lasted just over 30 days beginning around June 18th, 2012 when I was first contacted by an adMarketplace representative. I informed my new rep that I’ve been contacted by many “alternative traffic source” companies and what my CPA target was. He assured me that it was possible to reach our desired CPA.
I was instructed to run a 30 day minimum test in which the first 15 days would be for data collection purposes and the last 15 days would be for making tweaks to reach target CPA. During the first 15 days of testing, our internal reporting showed that 83% of traffic coming from the adMarketPlace network bounced with duplicate clicks from the same IP addresses being evident in our reporting.
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Were you as surprised as I was when logging into your Google Adwords account recently to see a new feature offered call “Auction Insights”. A new feature designed to provide a level of competitive intelligence at the keyword level as to who you are competing for several factors:
- Impression Share
- Average Position
- Overlap Rate
- Position Above Rate
- Top of Page Percentage
For more detailed information on this new feature here are some great articles to reference:
What are your thoughts on this new feature? Will it help advertisers or create more Adwords Chaos?
Adwords Auction Insights
We’ve recently broke in the the Google Adwords million dollar club. While it’s taken us some time to reach this goal there are companies that spend a million+ on Google Adwords advertising each month.
Here’s a small screen shot from our account below>>>
If you are looking to get traffic to your website, advertising with Google Adwords is the fastest way to do it. You can set up an account, load it with funds from your credit card and then start getting traffic in as little as 15 minutes. We’ve had our ups and downs with Adwords, but we’ve been profitable.
I’m in the process of getting my referral codes from Google to give potential new advertisers anywhere from a $50-$100 credit for setting up a new Adwords account.
Want to get the most out of Adwords? Perry Marshall wrote the first book on Google Adwords. You can get a copy of his book here:
What is Google Adwords?
Google Adwords is essentially an auction style of bidding on specific keywords for placement on Google SERPs – Search Engine Results Page(s) Check out the screen-shot below:
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Not sure if anyone has noticed this when searching with Google Instant turned on. From time to time, it appears Google’s Instant technology malfunctions on delivering accurate display ads. Take a look at the screen shot below and you’ll notice several things:
- Target search was “Commercial Carports”
- Only four organic results returned
- All display ads are for carpeting, not carports
While this may not seem significant for the searcher, this can be for advertisers that get charged with an ad impression thinking their ads are being targeted accurately. Getting incorrect ad impressions can lower CTR (click through rate) thus increasing ad costs or an advertiser getting an inaccurate low quality score. (click image to enlarge)
What are you seeing for search and display accuracy while searching with Google Instant turned on? Comment below…
Microsoft-Bing must hate Mac users because they forced me to purchase a Windows 7 laptop just to run Adcenter Desktop which will not run on a Mac under BootCamp, Parallels, or VMWare.
After lots of web searches and calls to my Bing-Adcenter rep. I was informed that even if someone got Adcenter Desktop running successfully, it would be unstable or not work for very long. (not sure what she meant by that)
So, to help Microsoft support additional programmers and create a Mac version of Adcenter Desktop I gave in and purchased a Toshiba laptop running Win 7. Here are some photos below:
On a more serious note 🙂 Advertisers are Bing customers. Just as Google created a Windows and Mac version of Adwords Desktop, Microsoft needs to step up and do the same. If Bing really wants to increase market share, it should be thinking about ways to make working with Adcenter as easy as possible, not limiting the way that advertisers can interact with their platform. Most of my SEO colleagues and Internet marketing professionals I communicate with all use a Mac.