‘What’s an ads guy doing running Google search?’

Prabhakar Raghavan, Google’s new head of Search and Assistant. A number of SEOs on Twitter reacted to yesterday’s news that Prabhakar Raghavan was taking over Search and Assistant from Ben Gomes with uncertainty or confusion. This may reflect respect for Gomes and unfamiliarity with Raghavan’s background. Gomes’ move is voluntary, and the company says he…

How to use Google Ads Explanations to understand performance changes

Explanations may be available when comparing recent campaign performance to a previous period. Google Ads is testing “Explanations” in the interface to help advertisers diagnose potential reasons behind changes in conversion volume. Announced this week, Explanations are available at the campaign and ad group levels when there is a significant change in performance of clicks,…