When it comes to successful AdWords campaign management, understanding and most importantly optimizing AdWords campaigns can be an unpredictable and frustrating journey. You will find hundreds of variables that will determine the success of your campaigns and collectively the account. While an optimal Google AdWords account structure requires another post in itself, today we’ll be uncovering AdWords optimizations that may boost your PPC campaigns in a matter of hours or days.
A number of these AdWords tips alone, can dramatically boost your click-through-rates, conversions, and expense per conversion almost immediately. However, one of the fundamental rules in Pay Per Click Marketing Management, is to avoid making way too many changes at the same time (you’ll lose a record of what what helped or hurt the account). Areas that we’ll cover should be monitored and improved constantly, because they will change and want adjustment over time.
Split Testing Your AdWords Campaign’s Ads. Why you need to do it: Split testing your ads is the only method to arrive at the best possible ad copy or image ad. The process is simple, yet more than 85% of the AdWords accounts we take control, this wasn’t being carried out from the previous agency or the self-managing owner. You will find basically 4 steps to split testing your Google AdWords ads. This process also pertains to Bing ads and it is conceptually exactly the same with Facebook paid ads.
Log into AdWords and choose a campaign. Ensure that your campaign’s ad rotation settings are set to “Rotate indefinitely.” This provides you with additional control over your optimization. Create 2 ads (any further will extend the time essential to determine a winner) for every ad group with one major difference being tested (i.e. headline, call to action, display url, website landing page, etc.). Make use of a statistical significance testing calculator to figure out if you have a winner. When using this calculator to evaluate which variation met your primary goal more consistently, your “tries” and “goals” may be respectively “impressions” vs. “clicks” or “clicks” vs. “conversions.” Pause the loser and set up up another test split test.
Once your account has produced up some data, you’ll commence to see positive or negative trends on certain days of each week. You are able to leverage these trends by increasing or decreasing bids and budgets based upon strong and weak days.
How you can optimize Adwords for that strongest days of each week: Log into AdWords and choose a campaign or start with studying the account as a whole.
View weekly performance underneath the “Dimensions” tab, then “View:Day of Week.” Set your dates towards the best balance of recent and showing enough data to see some variance between days. This is different for each account depending on traffic and the degree of difference in performance between days. Adjust your ad schedule for each campaign according to best and worst days. For Bonus Points: Set up AdWords Automated Rules to improve or decrease budgets based on the day of each week, then proceed to day parting (eliminating or optimizing hours during the day).
Day Parting is much like the strategy above, except it refers to the hours of the day rather than days of each week. Different parts of the day will work far differently as well as the goal is always to utilize your budget as effectively as is possible every day. View this data under the “Dimensions” tab, then “View:Hour of Day.” As before, be sure to view this data in the campaign level. Set your dates to the best balance of recent and showing enough data to view some variance between hours. For this analysis you might deatux to check out per week at any given time or better yet, pop it into excel assess hours of just certain days for an extended period of time.
Visit “Ad Schedule” beneath the Campaign’s “Settings” tab and add in a schedule for all of the hour segments you would like to control separately (for example: in order to raise bids from 2-5pm, add this segment in separately). Make sure you also add, all of those other segments your ads ought to be running, because as soon as you put in a schedule, your ads will not run during any times that are not because schedule. Now you’re prepared to set a bid adjustment for every segment from the schedule based on how it performed. If Mondays perform 30% better, use a bid adjustment of “increase by 30%.” Don’t forget to adjust your finances on nowadays accordingly using automated rules.
Your campaign performance will vary by device. Prior to 2012 and Google’s rollout of “enhanced campaigns” digital marketing agencies would create separate mobile, tablet, and computer campaigns and control them each independently.
Google then took away the amount of control we had for segmenting by doing this. There was clearly will no longer a great way to run tablet-only, or true mobile-only campaigns. At the time of recently, Google has brought back most of this functionality. You can bid differently on mobile, tablet, and desktop by making use of bid adjustments within your campaigns.