Google Search Console adds search within markup & copy with tweaking

Google announced two new features for Google Search Console’s testing tools Monday. Within the Google URL testing tools, such as the AMP test, rich results test and URL Inspection tool, you can now search within your markup to find code, and also you can copy the code and tweak it. Continue Reading

Build your PPC campaigns with this mini campaign builder script for Google Ads

Need to quickly build a campaign or add keywords to an existing one? This script will do the work for you! All you need to do is input a few keywords and headlines in a spreadsheet and BAM! You’ve got yourself the beginnings of a great campaign. I’m a firm Continue Reading

Campaign-level conversion actions now live for Google search, display campaigns

While it might not have been the flashiest, the announcement from Google Marketing Live last month that I heard many marketers say they were most excited about was the ability to set conversion actions at the campaign level. That’s now here. Google said Thursday that campaign-level conversion action settings are Continue Reading

The North Face gets a thumbs down from SEO community after manipulating Google image search results

Last week, outdoor clothing brand The North Face and its ad agency Leo Burnett Tailor Made, came under fire after the agency updated images on Wikipedia pages for popular travel destinations. The efforts were part of a campaign to get The North Face branding at the top of Google image Continue Reading

Goodbye to average position on Google SERPs

Just when you thought Google was done shaking things up within their Google Ads platform, they did it again with their announcement that the “Average Position” metric would be sunset later this year. Come September, we’ll have to start relying on the existing metrics “Top Impression Share” and “Absolute Top Continue Reading

Google moves hotel pricing chart into the SERP

Google is starting to show hotel price charts in search results. These graphs have been a popular feature of Google travel properties and were tested in search last year. Price graph moves into search. Here’s a SERP for the query New York Marriott Marquis that includes the price chart: Searchers can use arrows Continue Reading

Class-action lawsuit accuses Google of improperly withholding refunds for ad fraud

In 2017, Google agreed to provide refunds to selected advertisers using DoubleClick Bid Manager (now called Display & Video 360) where ads were served on sites that had fraudulent or invalid traffic. Reportedly, hundreds of marketers were eligible, but a class-action lawsuit by AdTrader asserts that Google improperly withheld those Continue Reading

Google updates Search Quality Evaluator Guidelines

On Thursday, Google updated its Search Quality Evaluator Guidelines for the first time since July 2018. The refreshed guidelines add more detailed directions regarding interstitial pages and content creator expertise, and buckets “E-A-T” (Expertise, Authoritativeness, Trustworthiness) within “Page Quality” in certain sections. Why we should care. The Search Quality Evaluator Continue Reading

Train with Google and Microsoft, only at SMX Advanced

For over a decade, SMX® Advanced has proudly delivered an elite, unbiased, vendor-agnostic editorial program to thousands of search marketers from around the world. But we also know how important it is to learn first-hand from the search engines you trust with your rankings and advertising dollars. That’s why we’re Continue Reading