Top 10 PPC News from September 8 to 22, 2023

  • GoogleAds: BM is not the new black, messing with GA4 conversions, chart top keywords, tROAS warning, min bids & RGSP like cash machines, PMax bucketing, CPC/CTR benchmarks, be careful to “expanded targeting”, GMC hidden gems etc;
  • FacebookAds: automated rules to test & announced innovations;
  • TikTok: improved analytics & brand lift data + using ads library.

News in the video are commented starting from the #10 & closing with the most important one:

1) Broad match isn’t always the new black
Navah Hopkins shares Optimyzr data showing clearly that BM still need optimization activities to work well

2) Google apologizes for the mess they did with auto-generating GA4>GAds conversions
Ginny Marvin explained that the new conversion goals popped out automatically in many GAds accounts lately might be connected to UA sunset

3) Chart top search terms scipt
Mike Rhodes did it again (and again) giving some interesting data visualization with scripts

4) Keep an eye on automatic tROAS where you didn’t set them
Adriaan Dekker shared a conversation excerpt by Kirk Williams in which he was alerted that Google might lower implicit 100% tROAS where target were not set

5) Google used minimum bid and RGSP to make cash out of ad auctions
Mike Ryan shares an interesting post explaining how auction winners where automatically swapped, while Google admissions on min bids where made public

6) Why PMax segmenting over historical performance is a defensive strategy
Ruben Runneboom explained why you cannot ignore price benchmark if you want to maximize performance

7) Facebook Ads innovations for shopping season & rules to test
Holyday season improvements are coming + Bram Van der Hallen shares details on some interesting automatic rules for Meta Ads

8) Did you know that you can have CPC or CTR benchmark data in GAds?
Noo? Me too! But Ariaan Dekker shared a screenshot of the tool (available only if you ask to your account manager and sign a NDA with Google)

9) Advertiser lost thousands of dollars during GAds experimental test
Melissa Mackey explained that “expanded targeting” was enabled on one of her managed accounts even if she had opted out. So whatch out, because I found it too!

10) TikTok improves first party analytics
The social giant made public some data about brand lift effect and announced improvements in its measurement tools

Hidden gems in GMC

Google rolls out automatically created assets globally

How to creatively use TikTok ad library

Pinterest announced new updatesto ads
Google’s brand restrictions mini-guide

Are you being manipulated by GAds?

May the ROI be with you! And… more peace for everyone ;-)

PS: Please comment if you think I missed something important!

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