[PPC Den Podcast Ep. 44] Listener Q&A: Optimizing Placement Settings

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Listener Q&A: Optimizing Placement Settings

On today’s episode, Mike & Stephen answer a great question from listener Adam about how to optimize ad placement settings and adjust by bid modifiers. They reveal a simple, proven formula to get it done every time and walk through multiple step-by-step examples for you. This episode gets a little mathy, so be sure to check out our full blog post at adbadger.com/blog. See you in the Badger Den!

Episode Highlights

  • 3:45 Listener Adam’s question – does it apply to you?
  • 7:15 How mobile bids, desktop bids, and modifiers all work together
  • 9:40 A real example from Stephen
  • 11:35 Funnel your spend to your biggest bread-winners
  • 13:55 A simple, proven formula for your bid modifiers
  • 16:30 How much to increase your top-of-search modifier
  •  17:18 Calculating your product-page modifier
  • 18:20 Decrease your rest-of-search to balance traffic
  •  21:10 Online bid calculator coming soon
  • 21:50 What if your keywords perform differently in each ad placement?
  • 23:25 An experimental solution
  • 26:30 The optimization principle has outpaced the platform
  • 27:46 One last thing to watch out for…
  • 29:42 Check out our Ad Badger PPC optimization tool

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  1. Why We’re Living In The Golden Age of Amazon PPC
  2. The Bid+ Conundrum
  3. Amazon’s New Product Targeting Features
  4. The Advanced Basics of Amazon PPC
  5. Amazon PPC Advertising Stats
  6. Hitchhiker’s Guide to Sponsored Products (Part 1)
  7. Hitchhiker’s Guide to Sponsored Products (Part 2)
  8. Campaign Naming Systems
  9. Product Targeting – Into the Great Unknown
  10. The Strangest, Most Popular PPC Strategy: The Keyword Dump
  11. Dissenting Thoughts on PPC Budgets
  12. First Look on New Bid Options in Amazon
  13. What We Love About Amazon PPC
  14. The Dreaded Amazon Data Reporting Delay
  15. All Things Negative Keywords
  16. Cranking Up Conversion Rates
  17. The Star-Crossed Lovers (Organic & Paid Traffic)
  18. How to Scale Using PPC – A Case Study
  19. The Ultimate Amazon PPC Roadmap
  20. Amazon Advertising Launch Strategy for New Products
  21. Our Gripes About Amazon Sponsored Brand Ads
  22. Should You Bid on Competitors’ Branded Keywords
  23. Making Sense of New to Brand Metrics
  24. Defining Your PPC Goals & Setting ACOS Targets
  25. The Latest Sponsored Brand Ad Updates
  26. An Introduction To Bulk File Operations
  27. Click Through Rate (CTR) Rundown
  28. The Importance of Indexation for Amazon PPC
  29. My 5 Predictions for the Future of Amazon PPC
  30. A Round-Table Discussion About Placement Settings
  31. The Complete Guide to Self-Auditing Your Campaigns
  32. Improving Your Account With Amazon Reports
  33. A Data-Driven Approach to Prime Day PPC 
  34. Clickfraud, Who to Hire, and More Common Amazon PPC Questions
  35. Increase Conversion Rates for Sponsored Brand Ads
  36. Amazon DSP with Kiri Masters
  37. 4 Things Amazon Does Better than Google and Facebook
  38. Three Effective Ways to Optimize Amazon PPC Bids
  39. Promoting Your Products with Amazon Coupons
  40. Should You Segment Your Branded Keywords in Amazon Ads?
  41. What to Expect From 30 Days of Running Amazon Ads
  42. 4 Reasons Why Lowering Your Bids Won’t Always Lower your ACOS
  43. The Problem With Optimizing Low-Converting Products (And How to Solve It)
  44. Listener Q&A: Optimizing Placement Settings
  45. Amazon’s New Sponsored Display Ads (Beta)
  46. Amazon SEO – Bridging the Gap with PPC