Case Study: Competitive PPC & Google Shopping2019-01-28T15:27:54+00:00

Retail Case Study: Competitive PPC & Google Shopping


A new ecommerce client needed a complete makeover of their pay-per-click (PPC) program, as their previous provider had focused advertising on branded key phrases only. Upon investigation, none of their branded terms were being bid on by competitors, which meant that the client was safe to remove all branded ads, and rely on their top organic search results to continue capturing this traffic. The client wanted to know how to drive incremental traffic and revenue with an alternate, non-branded advertising approach.


The Search Guru recommended a refocus on PPC for non-branded search terms, to gain new-to-brand customers, and rely on organic search to take over for all branded keyword searches. We also recommended expansion into Google Shopping, to gain more exposure and impact for the remaining budget. This involved the creation of a shopping feed, campaign structure, and optimization.

YOY Results

  • Revenue ⬆ 58.17%
  • Conversions ⬆ 31.41%
  • Spend ⬆ 39.32%
  • Cost per conversion (avg) ⬇ -10.35%
  • ROAS ⬆ 15.81% (from $5.29 to $4.56)