SEO Traffic Lab responds to Google Adwords announcement of Image Extensions

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Performance Driven Digital Marketing Agency SEO Traffic Lab have responded to Google’s announcement of New Image Extensions enabling related images when promoting your business using Adwords.

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Google have made one of the biggest changes to Adwords Ad Extensions by allowing businesses to visually display content, using Image Extensions, within their Adwords Strategy.

Google Adwords Extension’s have been found to increase an adverts click through rate (CTR) up to 15%. One of the reasons due to this is an increased overall presence, “real estate”, when an advert has been triggered after an auction has taken place for a particular search query. The picture size or maximum picture size for Image Extensions has yet to be established, however, this could be the most significant advancement yet for advertisers aiming to utilise Extensions due to the content being visually compelling over and above a text extension. Image Extensions are at Beta Launch stage. Currently, advertisers must occupy the top Ad position to use Image extensions. This is extra incentive to have the top position within an Adwords Auction as the difference between the adverts showing will now be move visible.

At this stage there is ambiguity in regards to branded images and ownership of images and we will see over the coming months how Image extensions practically work. Image Extension now provide advertisers with Creative and Design Opportunities that were unavailable before within paid search marketing. Image Extensions are available only within Enhanced Campaigns at this stage.

New Media Account Manager at SEO Traffic Lab, Chris Crick recognises the importance of Image Extensions and the practical developments for marketers.“ This is another step by Google to increase the relevancy of paid results. Prior to Image Extensions, for a search that has a visual intent such as photography or luxury car design, a text ad may not at a glance give the searcher as much information as needed to make an informed decision to the relevance of an Ad. Image Extensions may pose a further problem for SEO’s as depending on the amount of Ads now being shown for a paid search this may push the organic search segment of a page down further. “

About SEO Traffic Lab

SEO Traffic Lab is an SEO and PPC company based in Lincolnshire with offices in London and Lincolnshire, dedicated to raising the online awareness, visibility and profitability of businesses through the use of new media. The company delivers SEO, PPC and Online Marketing that bring customers closer to your business, offering a bespoke service for every client covering Search Engine Optimisation, Pay Per Click, Social Media Management & Brand Reputation Management Service.

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