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Google AdWords Update: Now See Organic and PPC Query Data Side-by-Side

Google AdWords UpdateThe most recent Google AdWords update has brought about a new angle in search marketing and advertising. As a well-liked update amongst the community of Google AdWords users, this new feature provides side-by-side keyword query data from both organic search and paid search (PPC advertising) exposure.

In short, this update enables search marketers to better perform keyword analysis for ongoing improvements. Additionally, this update allows users to better employ other Google Tools like the Keyword Planner and Traffic Estimator.

This new update in Google AdWords can be best employed by opening a specific ad group. Under the "Dimensions" tab, view the "Paid & organic" option in the drop down list.

This Google AdWords update is also important when it comes to estimating costs and performance based on search exposure. As a result, marketers can aid in preparation of trial budgets before making your final budget. This gives advertisers the ability to see organic and PPC keyword query data (side-by-side) for the purpose of analysis. Another use for this Google AdWords update is that it makes it possible to use imported data in your account without entering it manually from other search tools.

In order to use this keyword analysis, you need to have a Google AdWords account. However, it does not require you to be continually running ads as your organic keyword planning will continue displaying. Organic data is pulled from Google Analytics or Google Webmasters Tools, so a given AdWords campaign needs to be properly linked with one of the latter platforms.

As a result, the non users of Google Analytics can benefit from the keyword planner. To make this active for use, you need to link the Google AdWords update with the accounts of the webmaster tools. This will enable the AdWords to work effectively. It does not matter what your budget is, you can still display ads on Google whereby you only pay when people click on the displayed ads.

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Google Survey Reveals Intriguing Survey Data About Mobile Search

Google MobileIt is true that PC search behaviors have extended into mobile phones. Google has sponsored research which reveals that 74% of smartphone users are using search engines on their mobile devices. Yet most people find mobile search rather awkward and harder to use as compared to using search online.

These are some of the results that came up as a result of a survey carried out by Search Engine Land and SurveyMonkey.

As to the behavior that most people showed while conducting online results using their smartphones, the following were ascertained.

  • That 52.5% of the people use search engines just like on the desktop.
  • That 21.1% of them used their smartphone totally for online research.
  • That 10.6% of them relied on apps and mobile search equally.
  • That 8.3% of them use search engine only when an app cannot find what they are looking for.
  • That 7.6% of them use mobile apps primarily.

(These figures have been rounded off and thus may not make up a hundred percent.)

The survey revealed that slightly more than half (52.5 percent) of the mobile audience made use of search engine just like desktop. However over 63%, to some extent, engaged with mobile search. 10.6% of the people past the 52% mark, used apps and search equally. The population which had replaced the search with apps appears to be quite small.

As to the experience of the users, the following were ascertained.

  • That 61.4% of the people found carrying out a search using a mobile phone proved to be quite harder as compared to using the PC.
  • That 18.5% of them concluded that searching using a mobile phone is relatively easier because it incorporates the use of voice search.
  • That 10.6% of them preferred using apps as compared to searching the web using their mobile phones.
  • That 9.6% of them do not use search completely on their phones.

(These figures have been rounded off and thus may not make up a hundred percent.)

While the majority of the smartphone users prefer searching using their mobile phones, 61% find it harder compared to using the PC. Less than 20% on the other hand attributed their easy search while using mobile to voice search. Slightly over 10% revealed that they liked using apps more than mobile search engines.

This survey was carried out by Marketing Land and SurveyMonkey, between 21st and 22nd November 2013. These results were arrived at using a confidence interval of 95% and a margin of error of 5% from over four hundred Americans by the use of SurveyMonkey Audience.

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