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Call Extension Telephone Number Verification - the Next Hoop Google want me to Jump Through

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on Thursday, 16 April 2015
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performing elephantStarting in June, Google are going to require telephone number verification for all numbers used in Call Extensions.

You can verify your numbers already, if you wish, but in June, if the numbers are still marked as "unverified" then the Call Extensions will be disapproved.

At the moment they are simply marked as "unverified" - an unsightly red mark on your campaigns and one which clients are (understandably) worried about. After all, anything that Google put in red on your account must be bad, right?

Well, yes and no. At the same time as they mark the number as unverified they also provide helpful guidelines to help you get verification. Helpful, possibly. But of the three options, a little like Goldilock's porridge, only one is "just right"... and even that one has some serious questions to answer.

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Keywords, Match Types and Champions

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on Wednesday, 15 April 2015
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adwords keyword championMost people understand the auction concept that underlies Google AdWords. It's a little more complex than a simple auction, the Quality Score of your keyword determines the ad rank and that either boosts the real value of your dollar bid, or reduces it.

But it's an auction nonetheless.

What many people fail to realise is that before your keyword is even entered into the auction another selection process has already taken place.

Since, for most advertisers, there are any number of keywords within their account that could match a particular search query, Google will decide which has the higher ad rank and, therefore, is the one which should become your account's Champion in the battle for results page dominance.

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Climbing the PPC Learning Curve

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on Tuesday, 31 March 2015
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Casting a Wider Net with RLSA Campaigns

Posted by Steve Cameron
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Steve Cameron is the Director Owner of Advent Communication. With more than 25 years experience he has a deep...
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on Tuesday, 24 March 2015
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rlsa adwordsThere has been some discussion online recently about how to use keyword match types within RLSA campaigns.

For those who are unfamiliar with RLSA campaigns, these are Google AdWords campaigns which target previous visitors to your site (the RL part - Remarketing Lists) when these people run new search queries (the SA - Search Ads).

For many PPC Managers there is an ingrained aversion to using Broad match keywords. and even for these RLSA campaigns many are reluctant to use anything looser than Broad Match Modified.

This, in my opinion, is an unfounded fear, and you will be doing yourself a disservice if you do not use very generic keywords in Broad Match type for your RLSA campaigns.... and here's why...

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What are you passionate about?

Posted by Steve Cameron
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Steve Cameron is the Director Owner of Advent Communication. With more than 25 years experience he has a deep...
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on Saturday, 21 March 2015
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I got a new follower on Twitter this week.

Actually, I got a few, but there's one guy that has made an impact above and beyond the others. Here's the story....

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