Fred Vallaeys Interview on Clubhouse on Automation, Optmyzr, and Google

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A few weeks back, I had the privilege of interviewing a person I consider a good personal friend in the PPC space, Frederick Vallaeys. I would have gotten these notes out to you more quickly, but… well then we had our 6th kid the day after the interview happened. 🤷🏻‍♂️ Better late than never! So who is Fred? Fred owns …

Video: Let’s Talk the Keyword and It’s Future | Marketing MilliMoment

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This video is part of a new series I’m growing on my YouTube Channel (Make sure to subscribe!!) intended to display serious PPC thoughts, in an entertaining fashion. This video was based on a more in-depth article I wrote for Search Engine Land entitled: The Concerning Future of the Resilient Keyword. 👈 Check it out if you want to learn …

Video: Should We Remove the Digital from Digital Marketing? No! Here’s Why

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  VIDEO TRANSCRIPT Warning: The humor of the video is DEFINITELY lost reading the transcript, so basically it’s here for SEO value. Please don’t actually read the transcript… watch the video! Hey, it’s PPC Kirk and welcome to another episode of The Marketing MilliMoment where we take a look at random marketing stuff with a healthy does of stupid dad …

FLoC? Privacy Sandbox? Google Ads Privacy Changes Kinda Explained – ZATO Marketing Moment

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Have you seen Google’s announcement about no longer tracking third party cookies? It’s pretty confusing, isn’t it? Here is my lighthearted attempt to shed some light on what’s happening, and have a little fun doing so. Enjoy!     VIDEO TRANSCRIPT Warning: The humor of the video is DEFINITELY lost reading the transcript, so basically it’s here for SEO value. …

Google Ads Drops BMM Match Type: PPCKirk Ponderings

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Search Engine Land recently asked me to comment on the BMM changes, and summarized those in this article: Google’s updated phrase match simplifies keywords and worries advertisers I had been thinking on this a bit over the weekend, and wanted to share my long-form thoughts to their questions. Enjoy! As always, comment your disagreements or thoughts on the socials, PPCKirk. …

Listen as Kirk, Mike, Isaac, and Patrick Discuss Smart Shopping, Automation, and More!

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In the world of Smart Shopping Campaigns, some of the most vocal PPCers on this topic have been myself, Mike Ryan of SMEC, and Patrick Gilbert of AdVenture Media Group. We’ve laughed, cried, argued, hugged about this new campaign type.. not really, but in the early days, we did engage in thoughtful debate in the blogosphere (to steal a phrase …

ZATO is Accepting Applications

  👇 Love Google Ads & Need a New Job? Read On 👇 Been in PPC 3+ years and live in the US of A? Have experience with Shopping Ads? Love Google Ads and Microsoft Ads, too? We are looking for a creative thinking, purposefully pondering, intellectually innovative Paid Search Specialist to add to our team. Your primary job would …

Online Marketing – A Definition of Terms

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  New to PPC Marketing? Check out ZATO’s Terminology of PPC for SMBs. 2021 Edition! Google Ads – This is the name for Google’s Paid Advertising Solution (formerly known as Google AdWords).  It allows advertisers to pay money to display on Google’s search engine, as well as other sites that have legal affiliation with Google. Ad Extensions – These are …

Shackleton, the Antarctic, Bowls of Porridge, and PPC

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I used to read a lot. Then, my Masters killed my love of reading (so. many. required. texts.), and at the same time online streaming services improved their offerings to suck my time away with Seinfeld and The IT Crowd re-runs. A one-two knock-out punch. Therefore, I recently challenged myself to shut off the screens (unless we’re doing some sort …

Now You Can Show YouTube Videos in Smart Shopping Campaigns

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Smart Shopping campaigns get their kicks by showing products to your potential customers across multiple channels. One of the cool things about Smart Shopping, is that you can advertise with more generic ad text and a banner image (that Google turns into multiple formats) when Google doesn’t have enough data on that user to select products for their dynamic prospecting …

Read This Before Using New Customer Acquisition Goals in Google Smart Shopping Campaigns

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Let’s talk Smart Shopping New Customer Acquisition conversion goals. I can hear your heart beating faster already from the anticipation of that first sentence. What joys and excitement must lie ahead of us with such an opening! Self-teasing aside, as I have written previously, it is alarming that Smart Shopping campaigns (SSC) do not reveal how much traffic they are …

Review Kirk’s PPC Book, Get Free Stuff!

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Ponder and Review Are you picking up a copy of Kirk Williams new book, Ponderings of a PPC Professional? Do you like Coffee as much as Baby-Yoda? via GIPHY   Be one of the first 25 people in the US* to (legitimately) submit our form below, and we will give you one of these super-awesome-breathtaking-amazing-stunning-astounding-awe-inspring-unbelivable-only for PPC Professionals-Mug (for your …

Buy PPCKirk’s Book Now – Ponderings of a PPCer

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It’s here! The book everybody, and nobody, is talking about is finally here! Now is your chance to pick up a paperback or kindle copy of Ponderings of a PPCer, in which I discuss everything from attribution & cows, to PPC Pricing models. You can see more details, along with chapter names and reviews on the book page here: PPC …

When Netflix Gives a MasterClass on Raising Prices

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Did you see the Netflix price change, announced yesterday? What an interesting business entity to consider.   The Details: Netflix total subscribers: 182.8M Basic plan: unchanged Standard: up $1 (to ($13.99/mo) Premium: up $2 (to $17.99/mo)   Three Observations: Observation #1: Netflix once again prints money with a single email. Consider having a business model where you add, let’s say …

Kill Budget-Wasting Ads to Children’s YouTube Channels With This One Checkbox

If you run ads on YouTube, you have likely wished for an easy “exclude” option to avoid three year old fat finger clicks while watching Blippi spray ketchup on a pickup truck. Well, rejoice advertisers in love with non-wasted spend, because there is an option to exclude “Content suitable for families” from your account level settings. This will prevent your …

Book Release & Giveaway: Ponderings of a PPC Professional

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Not All Who Ponder Are Lost – Book & Mug Giveaway Do you follow @ppckirk on Twitter? Are you a ZATO client? Or maybe you’re just a person that’s into Digital Marketing and PPC? Then you may have heard, the owner of ZATO is releasing his very own PPC book later this month. October 31st to be exact. This is …

Finding eCommerce Success on the Display Network and YouTube

Is It Possible to Find eCommerce Success on Display?   Working as a rep for Google, one of my responsibilities was to pitch Display to the agencies I worked with as a channel for performance marketing.  Truthfully, many of the conversations I had with these agencies would turn out one of two ways:  either the agency had been burned in …