Review extension along with performance data will be deleted entirely in AdWords accounts in February 2018.Advertisers that ran Review extensions and want to keep their historical data will need to export it in AdWords this month.

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Google has come under fire from the UK government for a practice which sees it make £200 every time someone clicks on an advert offering treatment for addictive diseases.

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Google also says it will continue to give third-party search websites, like Bing, access Google'ss AdWords application programming interface. Google will stick to the now-expired agreement, according to a letter to the FTC and a blog post from Matthew Sucherman, deputy general counsel for Google LLC.

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Find out how to start with the fundamentals of bidding by using numbers you can personally see, respond to, and adjust. The Perfect Settings for a Google AdWords Campaign

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Top SEM columns of 2017
21 days ago
      

Though paid search has long since cemented its place as a pillar of digital marketing, changes in technology and consumer behavior have continued to reshape the PPC landscape and keep search marketers on their toes. In 2017, we saw the last of “standard” text ads in AdWords as expanded text ads for example.

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Google is keeping its domain opt-out and AdWords API tools policies as is, says their VP and deputy general counsel Barry Schwartz

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Ad Extensions can cost you conversions
38 days ago
      

Ad extensions allow for additional messaging that don't fit in the base ad copy. They can have a positive impact on your campaign but maybe not always, if they are not looked at enough as an optimization tactic.

Cost of Google AdWords
51 days ago
      

Investing in a PPC platform like Google AdWords can have a huge impact on your business. In fact, according to Google, the average advertiser on AdWords makes two dollars for every dollar they spend. That means the majority of people on the platform are doubling their investment. But it's also important to calculate your AdWords budget to keep it under control.

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Ad rotations preferred over AB testing
52 days ago
      

Writing in Search Engine Land, Matt Lawson, the Director of Performance Ads Marketing for Google, explained that optimized rotation of ads allows marketers to have more ads present in an ad group and increase their chances of finding the right match across all of the variables that Google AdWords considers.

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Some Google AdWords Updates
55 days ago
      

1. AdWords focuses on hints and tips for advertisers ahead of the holidays; 2. AdWords quietly retires ad rotation settings for good; 3. See what ads float visitors’ boats with new Ad Variations; 4. Custom intent audiences added to GDN; 5. Speedier mobile page delivery due to parallel tracking; 6. New time to conversion report in AdWords...

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