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Quality Score, We Hardly Knew Ye

Aug 8, 2014 - There has been much confusion about the changes to Google's Quality Score. Here's a look at how things have changed, how they've stayed the same, and what marketers should do going forward. Comments

How and Why Your PPC Agency Should Fail

twitter-whale-206487 Aug 4, 2014 - Failure shouldn't be thought of as such a bad word in the pay-per-click (PPC) industry. Instead, a "failure" should be used as a tool for growth and constant improvement. Comments

10 Paid Search Optimization Tactics to Improve ROI

search-marketing-1 Jul 30, 2014 - Here are 10 tips, all applicable to both AdWords and Bing, to help you get the most of out of your paid search campaigns in order to maximize your return on investment. Comments

Tap Into the "Big Data" Power of Search

search-marketing-1 Jul 28, 2014 - Search can be a marketer's best friend. Here are three ways to tap into search's vast wealth of data to improve your content marketing strategy, offline planning, and other marketing efforts. Comments

Get Vertical-Specific With PPC Timing and Device Targeting

photo of a hand holding crosshairs Jul 24, 2014 - A one-size-fits-all approach to campaign timing and device targeting just won't work in this day and age. Marketers need to get specific and refine their PPC campaigns by vertical, device, and time of day. Comments

Analyzing Competitive SEO Placement and Identifying the Value of SEO Opportunity

SEO in 2014 Jul 23, 2014 - When searching for ways to improve your website or digital campaign, analyzing the effectiveness of your site's SEO can be a good place to start. Here are five attributes that are consistently important in determining your site's page relevancy. Comments

SEO Number Crunching – 5 Great Excel Features

spreadsheet-excel Jul 23, 2014 - Excel includes several features that can be very useful in improving SEOs' efficiency and can also enhance their ability to analyze relevant site performance data. Comments

Should You Still Care About Google Authorship?

googleauthorship-title Jul 23, 2014 - While Google has removed author photos from search results, they are still putting an emphasis on identifying the authoritative, credible, and popular identities on the Web and rewarding them with higher visibility. Comments

Get Hired in PPC: Tips to Get Your Foot in the Door

ppc Jul 18, 2014 - Here are four tips for getting your foot in the door of the PPC world, whether you have any PPC-specific experience or not, including securing an internship, getting your Google AdWords certification, and taking courses online. Comments

Is SEO Dead?

search-sem-seo-word-cloud Jul 14, 2014 - SEO may no longer be the answer to your traffic-related prayers, as Google's algorithms move away from rewarding SEO principles and toward featuring sites with the best content. Comments

4 Stages of User Search Behavior for Travel Products

Travellers at an airport Jul 13, 2014 - When searching for a flight or a hotel room, users may begin their queries at any one of four major stages. Here is a look at those entry points and how marketers should respond. Comments

5 Ways to Align Content Marketing and Semantic Web Optimization

sales-marketing-alignment Jul 9, 2014 - Marketers must integrate their content marketing and semantic search optimization practices in order to create a natural single-track strategy. Comments

Be a Smart Client, and Make Your PPC Agency Work Harder

ppc-icon Jul 8, 2014 - Don't just sit idly by while your PPC agency works. Here are five things you should ask your agency about your PPC campaigns. Comments

PPC Reboot: Planning for Fall and 2015

ppc Jul 2, 2014 - Now that we've passed the halfway mark of 2014, it's time to start prepping for the fall and the start of 2015 when it comes to your pay-per-click (PPC) marketing strategies. Comments

How to Maintain Style Alongside Keyword Density When Writing SEO Content

SEO Tips Jun 27, 2014 - It can be tricky to come up with quality copy when writing with SEO in mind. Here are some tips and tricks to help marketers create engaging and effective SEO-aware content. Comments

Search Trends Vary by Device During Different Times of Day [Study]

search-marketing-1 Jun 26, 2014 - A recent study by Bing looks at how search trends vary across different devices throughout the day. How can you use this information to adjust your campaigns? Comments

Bing Product Ads: Early Returns

Bing Product Ads Bouquet Jun 20, 2014 - Just a few months after the launch of Bing Ads' Product Ads, a look at things to watch out for and consider when setting up your own accounts. Comments

3 Cases to Help Marketers Understand User Behavior on Hotel Booking Websites

hotel-reception-lobby Jun 15, 2014 - Your online travel booking engine website is actually very much a vertical search engine or a meta searcher for travel booking information. Comments

5 Common PPC Keyword Bidding Errors

ppc Jun 13, 2014 - There is a lot more to bidding, keywords, queries, Quality Score, and overall prioritization of effort in a PPC account than initially meets the eye. Thinking in multiple dimensions is a must. Comments

Pinterest Moves a Step Closer to Search Engine With Guided Search

pinterest-logo Jun 12, 2014 - Pinterest's new guided search feature may mean the social media platform could become the next big thing in search. What do the changes mean for marketers? Comments

Mobile Trends and Search Optimization: Why Aren’t We Catching Up?

Searching on a smartphone while on-the-go Jun 11, 2014 - As mobile search continues to grow at a rapid pace, we cannot miss the opportunity to become better mobile search practitioners. Comments

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