New local SERP live in Europe

In April 2019, Google was experimenting with a new local SERP that highlighted alternative directory sources for the same query. At the time, we saw an example in the wild for Germany. Now, an updated version of the SERP featuring branded directory buttons appears to be live in the UK, Belgium, Spain, Greece, and France…

How to tackle rising Facebook CPAs

SAN JOSE – With more advertisers and bigger budgets crowding onto Facebook and Instagram, acquisition costs are climbing. Advertisers can make their social ad dollars go further by re-thinking campaign fundamentals. “You need to make sure you’re scaling your available inventory for click-through rates, mirroring your audience, and being dynamic,” 3Q Digital’s Senior Strategy Development manager…

Stop phrase and broad match modifier keywords from unnecessarily spending on close variants with this script

Google’s done it again. Not content with making exact match keywords anything but exact, they’ve extended “same meaning” close variants to phrase and broad match modifier keywords. Not only are plurals, stemmings, misspellings and changes to word order all fair game for your keywords, now implied words and synonyms in search terms will also trigger…