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.

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Fifty Shades of Grey Hat: The SEO Experts Weigh In

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

How to Properly Use Labels to Run Promotions for Google AdWords

orange-gs-robot Feb 16, 2015 - Here are some tips for how to successfully use labels and automated rules in Google AdWords to run promotions. Comments

A Non-PPC Reading List for PPC Marketers

books Jan 16, 2015 - In this industry it's important to keep up to date in all areas, not just your own niche. Here are some great sites to help PPC marketers branch out of their reading comfort zones. Comments

We Heart Holiday PPC: Valentine’s Day Promotions for Paid Search

love-emoticon Jan 14, 2015 - The next holiday is coming up fast, so what can you do to prepare your pay-per-click campaigns? Read on for some helpful tips. Comments

Ad Extensions: Post-Holiday Decorating Pays Off

search-marketing-1 Jan 8, 2015 - Combining different ad extensions in your campaigns could make the difference between a so-so campaign and a high-performing one. Comments

Paid Media Strategy Review Tips

seo-checklist Dec 24, 2014 - These tips can help you review and ready your paid media strategy for the new year. Are you prepared? Comments

Big Changes to Improve Your Year-Over-Year Performance

year-over-year-performance Dec 22, 2014 - These strategies for improving your conversion rate, testing new campaign structures, and improving attribution can help you refine your overall PPC performance. Comments

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