Google has provided us with some insightful hints regarding the trajectory of PPC in the future. The following are five forecasts that every PPC marketer has to take into consideration.
When I was a kid, the Sherlock Holmes stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle were my favourite kinds of mysteries to read.
They all had wonderful things to say, but one of my favorites is from “The Hound of the Baskervilles,” which occurs while Holmes is speaking to Watson and says:
“There are numerous obvious things in the world, none of which are ever seen by anyone for any reason.”
If Sir Arthur Conan Doyle were still alive today, I’d like to think that he would rephrase this quote to say something more along the lines of “Google always leaves a trail of breadcrumbs, straight to the future of PPC, if you just take the time to look.” In other words, “Google always leaves a trail of breadcrumbs, straight to the future of PPC, if you just take the time to look.”
I just just made the decision to look, and the findings were enlightening to say the least.
I couldn’t even begin to count all of the breadcrumbs that I found, and the majority of them led to a varety of locations.
Despite this, a small but influential group provided a crystal clear image of what the future holds for the PPC business.
First Clue: A Fresh Experience with Google Ads Scripts
However, if you ask around, you may find it difficult to find anyone who has ever used any of the Scripts or who has used them regularly in their PPC ads. In fact, you may find it difficult to find anyone who has ever used any of the Scripts at all.
Google wants things to be different.
It is a significant step forward for Google to bring this feature to the forefront and promote its use with a full information and training page. The official introduction of version 2 of the Google Ads Scripts experience has taken place.
What it tells us is that going along for the ride is not an option, given Google’s push toward automation, and this is something that it is vital for us to realise.
It’s getting to be a requirement.
Without some assistance, it will become increasingly difficult to keep on top of everything during the process of launching, optimising, and maintaining the performance of a campaign as funds are increased.
By introducing this new product, Google is making a definitive statement about the future of PPC, both in the near and the far future.
There will be a greater emphasis placed on the automation of the work associated with your PPC campaign, and Google Scripts is here to assist you.
Scripts that can be used with Google Ads service provider have been available for very nearly the same amount of time as the platform itself.
Clue 2: Acquisition Of Looker
Looker is a Business Intelligence (BI) application that may be used to chart, graph, and display data in order to enable users to recognise and take advantage of possibilities and difficulties alike.
This application belongs to the same class as Tableau and Power BI, which is produced by Microsoft.
A little over three years ago, Google paid $2.6 billion to acquire Looker.
As a result of this acquisition, Google now has the marketing channel UI to data presentation pipeline it so sorely required.
Big Query had already been developed by Google many years before, which gave them the ability to own the data warehouse side of the data pipeline. However, they were still lacking the BI portion of the pipeline.
Clue 3: Broad Match and Responsive Ad Expansion Are the Answers
Is it just me, or does it seem like Google makes every effort to promote the “Broad Match” bid strategy and the “Responsive” ad configuration option whenever they get the chance?
If you create a new campaign and try to add keywords to it without first designating those keywords as broad match, you will be presented with a warning message.
Or how about the warning that appears in the form of a red text status while viewing campaign keywords?
You may be concerned that anything is wrong, but this is actually just a “warning” that selecting “wide match” keywords for your ad set may result in a higher number of conversions.
Display campaigns are next on the agenda for you to tackle.
Google will not show you the option to create a regular display ad when you are starting up a new display campaign; instead, it will require you to create a responsive display ad.
Clue 4: Google Glasses Announcement at I/O 2022
At this year’s Google I/O conference, a slick visual presentation was used to herald the long-awaited return of “Google Glasses,” which are formally referred to as Proto 29.
Even though the film didn’t go into a lot of detail, it was successful in getting people talking about the several ways the glasses may be used, particularly in regard to their capacity to translate other languages.
What we can deduce from this is that things are, and will continue to be, in a state of constant flux.
You are going to be very disappointed if you plan to become an expert in all of the advertising software and marketing strategies so that you may coast on those talents for the rest of your career.
Clue 5: Beta Feature for “Automatically Created Assets
You will find the most important piece of information regarding the future of PPC company sandwiched invisibly between the tabs labelled “Bidding” and “Start and End Dates” in the campaign menu.
What it tells us is that if we read the statement carefully, we will see that there is one characteristic that alters everything else.
With this one feature, Google is able to, in theory, locate pertinent keywords for your company to bid on, generate headlines and descriptions for search advertising, and direct the advertisements to a landing page that is pertinent to the keywords.