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WordStream Guest Post – Using Negative Lists to Fight Cross-campaign Ad-poaching

My latest guest post on the WordStream blog is about using the new AdWords negative keywords lists to ensure that a correct ad shows for your user search queries.

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Your First Negative Keyword List Should be Branded

Your First Negative Keyword List Should be Branded

The first negative keyword list you make should consist of your brand keywords.  That’s right, all of those wonderfully-inexpensive, great-converting, and highly-profitable brand keywords.  Why?  Because, you don’t want your non-brand campaigns and ad groups stealing your ad impressions from your brand campaign.  If someone searches on your brand, you want them to click on […]

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Search Query Mining for Campaign Negatives

Query mining for campaign negative keywords can be tedious if you have a large data-set. One of the best ways I’ve found to filter through the data is to compare the words you are intentionally targeting to the words that show up in your search queries in your Google AdWords or MSN AdCenter Search Query […]

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