Goodbye “Ad Extensions” in Google Ads

Goodbye “Ad Extensions” in Google Ads

The History For over a decade, Google Ads (formerly Google AdWords) allowed advertisers to create ads based on the wording of their choice. The basic components of an ad were: the headline, description, and URL. For the purpose of optimization, Google always...
‘Head Start’ List for Google Analytics 4 (GA4)

‘Head Start’ List for Google Analytics 4 (GA4)

To excel as an online ad specialist (which has been my goal for years), it’s crucial to understand how results get tracked and measured. The world of online tracking is a complicated one that can never be completely mastered. But in 2021, I decided to up my game...
Optimization and Delivery Options in Meta Ads Manager

Optimization and Delivery Options in Meta Ads Manager

Meta/Facebook Ads has traditionally employed automated bidding that attempts to deliver a specified result in an efficient way, such as link clicks, video views, lead form submissions, Messenger conversations, website sales, and others. This is generally still the...
Ad Outlets and Platforms Available Through Google Ads

Ad Outlets and Platforms Available Through Google Ads

Where do people see Google ads? Most people know that ads appear in Google search results, but Google has several other major outlets and networks where ads can be served. And although Google Ads may not be the only advertising platform around (there’s Microsoft...
Campaign Objective Options in Meta Ads Manager

Campaign Objective Options in Meta Ads Manager

When you begin creating an ad campaign with Meta Ads Manager, the first choice you need to make is the campaign objective. This is so that you can achieve the results you want for your business. For example, do you want to drive traffic to your website, or do you want...
Keyword Matching Options in Google Ads

Keyword Matching Options in Google Ads

If you are planning to do search engine advertising through Google Ads, it’s critical that you master the keyword match types system. The keyword match types are an indispensable feature that determines how closely the targeted keyword needs to match a search...
Ad Targeting in Meta Ads Manager

Ad Targeting in Meta Ads Manager

Targeting is one of the most significant aspects of Meta/Facebook advertising. It’s wonderful if you have an effective ad creative that garners attention and promotes your business, but it can’t be expected to perform well if the wrong people are seeing...
Understanding Bid Strategies in Google Ads

Understanding Bid Strategies in Google Ads

Since Google ads is an auction-based system, advertisers need to place bids to get exposure for their ads. Therefore, bidding is one of the most important aspects of the entire process. While bidding used to be simpler and more straightforward, modern technology has...
Ad Creation in Meta Ads Manager

Ad Creation in Meta Ads Manager

In Meta Ads Manager, the ad level is where you put together the various elements of the ad itself. While creating an ad, you’ll be able to see a preview of how it will look. You can see the different ways it might look depending on where it’s placed (such...
Understanding Quality Score in Google ads

Understanding Quality Score in Google ads

Since Google ads is a self-serve advertising platform, it’s natural that advertisers will use it with varying degrees of knowledge and skill (or the complete lack of). When advertisers use it without understanding it much, there can be problems. In fact, it can...
Platforms and Placements Where Meta Ads are Seen

Platforms and Placements Where Meta Ads are Seen

When running ads through Meta Ads Manager, where do your ads appear to the public? The answer is that there are several possible platforms and placements. As the advertiser, you can choose the platforms and placements that you think will be most beneficial. The ad set...
Account Structure in Google Ads

Account Structure in Google Ads

Traditionally, there are four levels of a Google Ads account. In today’s age of automation and expanded functionality, though, there are variations to this norm. But the traditional structure still applies in most cases. The four levels of a Google Ads Account...
Introduction to Meta Ads Manager

Introduction to Meta Ads Manager

Overview Ads Manager is Meta’s full-featured interface for creating and managing ads over the various platforms Meta owns, as well as a network of partner apps called Audience Network. Ads Manager is designed to give advertisers control over many different...
3 More Google Ads Principles and Concepts

3 More Google Ads Principles and Concepts

There’s a very big learning curve to using Google Ads properly. Here are 3 more principles and concepts that can help build your foundation of understanding. Quality Score The factor of quality is crucial to understand when using Google Ads. As you set up and...
6 Meta Ads Principles and Concepts

6 Meta Ads Principles and Concepts

Meta Ads offers a way for businesses to advertise over the massively popular platforms owned by Meta, including Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger. Venturing into the world of Meta advertising can be daunting because there are many confusing aspects of it. Like Google...
6 Google Ads Principles and Concepts

6 Google Ads Principles and Concepts

If you want to learn to use Google Ads to advertise your business, there is a significant learning curve. It’s not that hard to get campaigns running, ads showing, and costs accruing. But actually knowing what you’re spending your money on is tough!...
The Thirteen Types of Meta Custom Audiences

The Thirteen Types of Meta Custom Audiences

As I mentioned in the article The Three Types of Audiences in Facebook Advertising, the most significant power of Meta/Facebook ads comes from the ability to use custom audiences. Custom audiences are audiences for ad targeting that have had some type of engagement...
What is Meta Business Suite?

What is Meta Business Suite?

Meta Business Suite is a new user interface for managing aspects of your business on the various platforms owned by Meta, such as Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, and WhatsApp. Through Business Suite, you can manage your Inbox and messaging for all platforms, view...
Google’s New “Performance Max” Campaigns

Google’s New “Performance Max” Campaigns

What is Performance Max? Performance Max is the name given to a new type of Google Ads campaign, which is distinguished by almost complete automation. As an advertiser, there are very few decisions to make. In general, you tell the system what your goal is, and the...