• 5 Tricks to Successfully Manage Your PPC Agency

    "My current vendor is doing a great job and is taking great care of us” is something I hear frequently.  What they may actually be saying is “I don’t know what is going on, they are nice people and seem to know what they are doing”.  What if you knew exactly how to manage your PPC vendor?

  • AdWords Editor Provides an Easy Way to Add New Ads


    Finch campaign structure provides a lot of power for optimizing your ad copy. You have a lot of control with the ability to increase your click through rate (CTR) and quality score for all of your keywords.

  • Cracking Google's Black Box: Quality Score

    Google’s Quality Score is like the elusive Himalayan Ghost Cat, an animal very difficult to see, let alone capture. However, it's a very valuable measure of your AdWords health. If it's on, you'll reap the benefits of position and CTR. If it's off, so is your campaign...somewhere.

    To help look at this piece a little closer, Bjorn and Finch have teamed up with another industry leader, AdAlysis' Brad Geddes, to give a holistic view of Quality Score form both their unique perspectives. The webinar willbe live this coming Tuesday, January 17th at 9:00 am PST/12:00 pm EST. We'll host Q&A afterward so come with questions!

    The webinar has been shown but the recording is HERE.

    Read on for a blog that Brad has shared with us focused on projecting Quality Scores...

  • Dynamic Search Term Insertion: Expectations vs Reality

    Bjorn Espenese


    Dynamic Search Term Insertion (DSTI) is an automated feature of the Finch platform. Not to be confused with Dynamic Keyword Insertion: a Google Ads feature that updates ad text. What DSTI does is more expansive and complicated, from a coding perspective. When I first began building Finch with my partner, Eric, we realized that Exact Match (EM) keywords were the bread and butter of any Ads campaign. Our dream was to create a platform that bridged the gap between Exact Match keywords with Phrase Match (PM) or Broad Match (BM) keywords.

    Then we built Finch. DSTI solves the problem we recognized. Our platform both automates and optimizes paid media. But we didn’t want strictly focus on automation; we wanted something more dynamic. We wanted a platform that expanded our client’s keyword coverage, based on conversion rates and the terms customers used in Search. So, how does it work?

    Any time a user converts via a PM or a BM, the Finch platform identifies what the search query was. Instead of attributing conversion to the PM/BM, the platform turns the search query into an Exact Match keyword in the Finch platform. This helps optimize for future searches that result in a conversion. Additionally, the platform leaves a negative keyword for the PM/BM so that neither will convert again. Instead, the next time a user searches using the now-Exact Match query, it’ll result in a conversion.

    The benefits? Well, your conversion rates soar and you gain a higher quality click-through rate (CTR). The ultimate payoff will be you gaining a higher quality score. Thus, you'll be more competitive and pay less for both cost-per-click (CPC) and cost-per-value (CPV). Of course, everyone’s business goals are different. But what DSTI does for each of our customers is make them more competitive.

    The expectations for DSTI are sometimes high because of our platform’s capabilities. As they damn well should be. And we’re proud to offer such a higher level of automation than anyone else. So, what are the expectations vs reality of DSTI? Am I telling you that every, single time a conversion happens, our platform changes a PM/BM keyword to Exact Match, in real time? No. But what makes our software capable and unique is its ability to make daily updates of all conversions and expand our clients’ keywords. The reality is our software offers a much quicker keyword expansion. It also does it faster than the best team of paid media experts could.

    Additionally, the reality we want to share with the world is the Finch platform lets you focus on strategy. Companies with high SKUs should want to allocate more of their spend on exact match clicks. Why? Because they convert! At Finch, we like to ask the people we meet (clients and colleagues alike) the same question: Why would you want to spend your time and moneyguessingon what you think will convert? When, instead, you can use software that identifiesexactly what converts and expand it, at exponential levels?

    Most often the answer is “because it’s next to impossible to do; paid media is too complex.”

    And that’s true. But only if you’remanually managing your paid media. The reality is that automation is the future. And DSTI is what empowers our clients to perform.

    Curious how Finch can help you adapt?

    Try a free audit today.

    Let's adapt together.

    --Bjorn Espenes

    Founder & CEO

  • How to Optimize Google AdWords with 3 Free Tips

    Logical pay per click bid managementHere are three free tips from Finch on how to optimize your Google AdWords campaigns. We use these techniques to boost performance when we do your pay per click account management.

  • New Ad Extension: Callouts - Increase Your CTR, and Your Sales

    Google has been testing a new ad extension named Callouts and is now publicly available for AdWords advertisers. We have had several customers trying this new extension out during the beta phase, but in the next few weeks Google will be making it available to all AdWords advertisers.

  • Small Improvements to Your Quality Scores Result in Big PPC Gains

    In addition to using Finch, improving your Google AdWords quality scores is a great way to cut costs and improve conversions.

  • Start 2014 With a Bang! We're Visiting a City Near You

    At Finch we’ve started 2014 off with a bang and we want to celebrate with you! Over the next 2 weeks our founder Bjorn Espenes will be hosting breakfast meetings with eCommerce companies across Europe and we invite you to join.

    After a successful Holiday season, new AdWords goals and objectives are now demanding attention. Google keeps making changes to AdWords and your competitors are breathing down your neck. 

    But we have good news! We continue to add new features and services targeted specifically for eCommerce companies, like yours. After working with hundreds of eCommerce companies, we know exactly how to help you get more profit and revenue. Let's talk about your new AdWords goals and how we can help you achieve them. 

  • Start Improving your AdWords by Optimizing your Traffic

    Recognizing that you have a problem is the first step in getting better. Lets face it, when it comes to optimization most of us feel like we have a lot room for improvement. I talk with AdWords advertisers every day who know they have a lot to work on, but don't quite know where to start. The truth is, most people (AdWords experts included) have a tough time pin-pointing the real problems with their AdWords campaigns. Some of them are worried about making any changes at all, and others are overwhelmed and feel like they have to change everything or outsource all control to an outside firm. The right answer is probably somewhere in between.

  • Which Landing Pages Suck?

    Finch’s methodology for optimizing ads is brilliant at improving Click Through Rate, because it isolates the ad variables. This allows you to work on the ads with the highest impressions and lowest CTR. A little work improving your ads goes a long way in improving your CTR and quality score.