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Why I Hate Ad Extensions

Mar 18, 2014 - Although there are endless touted benefits to ad extensions, here is a look why they may not be all they're cracked up to be, with 11 detailed reasons. Comments

Yahoo Gemini (Plus 6 Reasons Your Mobile Strategy Matters)

yahoogemini Mar 14, 2014 - As Yahoo prepares to launch its Gemini platform, marketers must take the time to revisit their mobile advertising and marketing strategy. Here are six initiatives and strategies to take your business to the next level. Comments

How to Make a Winning PPC Campaign With $1,000 and 3 Hours of Work

PPC Mar 12, 2014 - While I would generally not advocate creating a pay-per-click (PPC) campaign without strategy, research, and planning, sometimes a quick solution is in order. Whether for a small business or a special promo, it may just make sense to get something up and running - and fast! Comments

Data Hiding in Plain Sight: Using Real-World Data for Marketing Success

big-data-world Mar 6, 2014 - What happens when you lift your head from the deep detail dive to find answers in the real world? New tools and creative uses of data help us to model the real world within search campaigns, and maybe predict your best converting moments. Comments

Yahoo to Block Social Log-Ins From Facebook and Google

yahoo-logo Mar 5, 2014 - Yahoo will soon require users of the website's services to register for Yahoo IDs. The new sign-in shakeup is chief executive Marissa Mayer's latest idea to boost revenue for the site. Comments

Video Marketing SEO

video-shutterstock-92000435 Mar 5, 2014 - When video is compelling, people tend to pay more attention compared to reading a static article. A video can capture someone's attention longer than any other form of advertisement. Comments

How Capturing Consumer Intent Creates Better Advertising

target000 Mar 3, 2014 - The next generation of innovation will not leverage massive data stores in the cloud - it will happen on-page, and in real time-without cookies. We call it intent targeting. Comments

Go Long-Tail for Your SEO Strategy in China

fendi Mar 2, 2014 - If your website is hosted outside of China, localizing your SEO strategy for the country has its challenges. Here are two tips that could help. Comments

6 Reasons Why Search Clicks Are Undervalued

search-marketing-1 Feb 28, 2014 - Although many think that paid and organic search clicks have been overvalued, the truth is that much of the value of search marketing - and search clicks - isn't acknowledged at all by most marketers. Comments

Google Partners With American Idol for Second Screen Voting

American Idol Contestants in Google Search Results Feb 27, 2014 - Google has partnered with FOX to offer "American Idol" fans the chance to vote for their favorite season 13 contestants directly from its search results via phone, tablet, or desktop. Comments

BloomReach's SNAP Delivers Personalized Site Discovery

deb-shops-autosuggest-bloomreach Feb 26, 2014 - Big data app company BloomReach attempted to make the shopping experience more personal with its announcement of SNAP – technology that adapts the search, navigation, and content of e-commerce sites to each visitor. Comments

Writing for Search: Where Meta Tags Meet David Ogilvy

womantyping Feb 24, 2014 - Is it possible there was a time when we weren't chasing algorithms and we were focused purely on engaging our audience? When the goal for ad agencies was writing great copy that was memorable and that spoke to the (human) reader? Comments

Yahoo Combines Purchase of Mobile Search and Native Ads With Gemini

yahoogemini Feb 21, 2014 - Yahoo's new Gemini platform lets advertisers combine purchasing for mobile search ads and native advertising, which until now have been offered separately. But Yahoo will have to work hard to get ahead in this fast-growing area, industry commenters say. Comments

LinkedIn Sponsored Updates: Something Actually Worth Paying For

linkedin-logo Feb 21, 2014 - If you've ever tried regular ads on LinkedIn, even with detailed audience targeting, then you've felt that black hole feeling of advertising on LinkedIn. So a warm welcome to sponsored updates! Comments

Do "Suspicious Minds" Make the Best PPC Managers?

PPC Feb 20, 2014 - It's important to adopt the proper balance between an expansionary approach and a stance of vigilance. In the right proportion, the "suspicious mind" is a sharper campaign manager than the pure optimist, or the "laissez-faire" thinker. Comments

Strategic Impact of Semantic Search Changes

search-shutterstock-149015609 Feb 19, 2014 - You don’t need me to tell you that change is the only constant in search marketing. Now, people are becoming more sophisticated in their searching, using longer queries, more precise terms, and more contextual info. Comments

Remarketing Platform Bill of Rights: Simplicity Matters

clickz-kiss Feb 17, 2014 - As remarketing continues to grow in the digital advertising space, more services are popping up. The best ones embrace simplicity and transparency - which ones get it and which just don't? Comments

5 Reasons the Unified Dashboard Will Fail

content-marketing-dashboard Feb 14, 2014 - Many in the marketing ecosystem have pondered the value and inevitability of the unified marketing dashboard, but here are five obstacles that could be the most challenging to its adoption and success. Comments

Mozilla (Finally) Embraces Ads

firefox-pic Feb 12, 2014 - After years of declining the use of ads and fighting the very principle, Mozilla has finally given in with its Directory Tiles initiative. Comments

#SESLON 2014: Relevancy & Optimization Are Key to Reaching Consumers Across Devices, Says Google

Ian Carrington at SES London 2013 Feb 12, 2014 - The pace of change is only accelerating. Make sure your message is on every device possible. Collect all the data you can so you make make the right decisions at the right time. Comments

5 Steps to the Ultimate PPC Mobile Campaign

ppc-icon Feb 12, 2014 - Here are five tips for organizing and planning your next mobile PPC strategy, including assessing the opportunity and intent, creating a friendly landing page, and following up. Comments

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