Paid Search

Improve the effectiveness of your paid search advertising program on Google, Bing, and emerging platforms. In this column, learn about changes in bid management tactics and other trends in paid search and pay-per-click (PPC) advertising – and what they mean for your digital marketing program.


Holiday shopping and search behaviors in moments

Oct 27, 2015 - Real-time mobile micro-moment search has changed how consumers shop retail both online and in-store. Here's how marketers can cater to this behavioral shift during the holiday season. Comments

How to remarket your way to a better ROI

jasperjohns-targetwith4-faces-flickr-7139617873-53b3dd2b60-z Oct 20, 2015 - Remarketing provides marketers with another opportunity to target and convert potential customers. Here's how you can effectively execute this and ultimately earn greater ROI. Comments

What can marketers do now that Amazon Text Ads are a no go?

amazon-text-ads-do-not-pass-go Oct 19, 2015 - Now that Amazon Text Ads are obsolete and the holiday shopping season is just weeks away, PPC marketers need to regroup and consider alternative platforms for their ad campaigns. Comments

Yahoo Gemini slows down Q3 paid search growth

yahoo-image Oct 13, 2015 - Yahoo migrated part of its search traffic to its own properties at the end of Q2 of this year. The shift is believed to have caused a decline in paid search budgets but is this just an interim trend? Comments

4 Red Flags When Hearing a PPC Agency Pitch

redflag-ppc Aug 3, 2015 - Some PPC agencies will promise the world or be very secretive about their strategies - these things may not be deal-breakers, but they should raise red flags as you try to find the right agency. Comments

The New Media Meritocracy

search-shutterstock-149015609 Jul 31, 2015 - Google created a meritocracy that calls for a holistic strategy encompassing everything from your logo to your keywords, giving you an edge across all media: paid, earned and owned. Comments

Fifty Shades of Grey Hat: The SEO Experts Weigh In

grey-hat-seo Jul 17, 2015 - This columnist spoke to search experts about various Grey Hat SEO tactics, which are often indistinguishable from the Black Hat SEO tactics that can get your site banned from Google. Comments

How to Identify Click Fraud and Minimize Wasting Your Ad Budget

oh-leather-gloves Jul 14, 2015 - While a targeted PPC campaign can certainly help boost your traffic, it's not immune to click fraud, which can waste up to one-fifth of your budget. Comments

Competitive Insights Tools for Paid Search in AdWords and Bing Ads

PPC Jul 9, 2015 - Google AdWords and Bing Ads tools like Auction Insights, Ad Preview Tool and Keyword Planner keep search marketers ahead of the curve with regard to their pay-per-click campaigns. Comments

SEO and Strategy Tips for Success with Augmented Reality

welcome-to-reality Jul 8, 2015 - Augmented reality is moving from a novelty to an expected experience to enhance user engagement and to make informed decisions. Here are tips to boost your success. Comments

Unlock More Volume with Broad Match

Bing Logo Jun 24, 2015 - A Bing product called Broad Match, a method of query-keyword matching, promises to get marketers more conversions and ensure they lose less clicks, while reaching a wider audience. Comments

What Social Search and New Domain Extensions Could Mean for Start-Ups

domains-names Jun 18, 2015 - Brands like Google and Amazon have plans to launch their own dot brands in the next two years. More marketers should follow their lead as social and search become more connected. Comments

Your Terrible Website is Ruining Your PPC Performance

failure2 Jun 11, 2015 - Today's consumers are savvy online shoppers and won't bother with websites they don't find user-friendly or don't trust. Comments

A Convincing Case for Brand Term Bidding

keywordsimage May 29, 2015 - Though some search marketers think bidding on branded keywords hurts your traffic, doing so ultimately results in more clicks for you - and less for your competitors. Comments

Google to Add Buy Buttons in Sponsored Mobile Search Results

buybuttions May 18, 2015 - Google is going to hop on the buy button bandwagon, but will the tech giant be able to become an online marketplace like Amazon? Comments

5 Web Analytics Metrics to Pump Up PPC

ppc-pay-per-click Apr 8, 2015 - These five Web analytics insights can help you boost your pay-per-click marketing efforts. Comments

The Mother of All Holidays: Strategies for Mother's Day Search Ad Success

mothers-day Apr 2, 2015 - As we approach Mother's Day, here are some tips for search marketers to make the most of the large shopping holiday. Comments

Quick Guide to Picking Up Facebook PPC

facebook-like-button-light-blue Mar 20, 2015 - These resources, broken down by the marketing skill level they target, can help you master the world of paid Facebook ads. Comments

Bing Ads to Combine All Device Targeting on March 23: Are You Ready?

Bing Ads logo Mar 11, 2015 - The introduction of "Unified Device Targeting" means that campaigns will soon target desktops, tablets, and mobile devices automatically. Are you prepared? Comments

Cross-Device Search Trends: Insider Insights

facebook-new-cross-device-tracking-tool-photo-1 Mar 5, 2015 - Breaking down search trends by demographics can help marketers better understand how consumers are utilizing their many devices to search and purchase. Comments

AdWords "Other Interests" Discontinued for More Advanced Audience Targeting

Audience Targeting Feb 18, 2015 - Google has removed one of its original audience targeting methods on the Google Display Network in favor of more sophisticated options. Comments

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