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How do you treat “not provided” natural search keywords from Google?

A year ago I flagged up in a post for ClickThrough how Google had changed their method of reporting search referrals into analytics systems. In their announcement Google explained it this way: “When a signed in user visits your site from an organic Google search, all web analytics services, including Google Analytics, will continue to…

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ClickThrough team gains another Google AdWords qualification

Another member of the ClickThrough Marketing team has aced their Google AdWords qualification: and they don’t even work on SEO or PPC campaigns. Neil Paterson, web development manager, is usually tasked with performing technical jiggery-pokery on websites. But as ClickThrough strives to get all staff to pass exams in Google’s products, Neil has become the…

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SEO, censorship, and the ex-president’s wife

Since Google Instant launched in 2010, it’s been welcomed by many users as a valuable addition to their search arsenal. The feature – which provides ‘recommended’ search terms as the user types – has also given rise to a potentially productivity-sapping office game. Try typing ‘has [insert celebrity name]’ to waste a slightly funny few…

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Keeping up-to-date with the latest changes in marketing with Google

Did you notice the dramatic plunge in Google’s share price around the time of the announcement of their latest financial results? While most discussed the poor timing and leaked internal memo which precipitated the decline, for me it’s a reminder of the value in taking a deeper look at Google’s financial results to understand changes…

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ClickThrough View: Updates to Google’s AdWords Policy – How The Changes Will Affect Marketers

You may well have seen this morning’s blog post about the latest Google AdWords changes. We’ve created a handy ready-to-print white paper that summarises the implications of the update, discusses how Google will be enforcing the changes and outlines a four-step approach for UK marketers to adopt. The white paper has been designed to be…

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Google AdWords Update: New policy enforces old PPC rules

Google has updated its AdWords policy today (Monday, October 15), to encourage more quality PPC advertising. The change will see Google focus on AdWords campaigns which don’t meet guidelines on relevancy, clarity or quality – with penalties for ads which don’t comply. Here, ClickThrough Marketing’s content manager Ali Harris explains the AdWords policy, marries PPC…

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