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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Get Vertical-Specific With PPC Timing and Device Targeting

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

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

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

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

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

Google Shopping Replaces Old-School PLA Management

Google Shopping Campaigns Jun 6, 2014 - Don't drag your feet on upgrading to Google Shopping Campaigns. Once you've upgraded to the new system, you'll wonder why you didn't do it sooner. Comments

5 Summer Time-Savers for Managing PPC

time-saver Jun 4, 2014 - There are several features in both Google AdWords and Bing Ads that can not only save time, but also improve efficiencies across the board. Comments

Father’s Day, Steakhouses, and Getting Your Timing Right

timing-is-everything May 29, 2014 - When is the best time to capture the audience that's ready to spend money for Father's Day, and what are they looking to buy? Comments

Booking.com, TripAdvisor, Priceline.com Dominate Paid Search in Travel

Travel May 28, 2014 - AdGooroo reports that about 12,700 advertisers spent more than $750 million on more than 50,000 travel-related keywords in Google AdWords in 2013. Comments

Estimating the Importance of Google's Conversion Estimator

conversion-funnel-strategies May 23, 2014 - Google's Conversion Estimator for AdWords gives marketers a better way to understand the way conversions happen in the multi-device, multi-screen marketing environment. Comments

Content Promotion: PPC or Link Building?

content-promotion-bullhorn May 16, 2014 - There are many services out there that promise to promote your content to a broad audience. Here's a rundown of some of the available options. Comments

Can You Hit Google’s Knuckleball?

google-knuckleball May 16, 2014 - While Google does throw many "knuckleballs" at marketers, there are several "fastballs" in there, too, if you know where to look. Comments

5 Steps to a World Cup-Winning PPC Account Structure

worldcup2014 May 13, 2014 - With the World Cup just around the corner, here are five tactics you could apply in your paid search account to create efficiency and scalability. Comments

Agencies Need to Liberate Search From Its "Tactical" Silo

search-marketing-1 May 9, 2014 - Search marketing is undeniably complicated. The good news is that there are some agencies that have not only mastered the details but are prepared to fully embrace search's strategic importance in driving all marketing success today. Comments

What Is a Good Click-Through Rate for PPC?

ppc May 7, 2014 - A look at why people care so much about click-through rates for pay-per-click advertising. Comments

Eye-Tracking Heat Map Study for Mobile Search

all-seing-eye May 1, 2014 - The study sought to find out if mobile ad extensions made a difference in click-through rates on mobile devices. Read on to learn the results. Comments

5 Signs You Should Give Up on PPC Search

PPC Apr 25, 2014 - While pay-per-click (PPC) search can be effective for some, here are five factors you should consider when deciding to invest your time and budget elsewhere. Comments

Using the U.S. Census Data to Power Your Social PPC Efforts

us-census Apr 19, 2014 - Exploring the U.S. Census data can allow you to better target your ads right out of the gate, especially if you are trying to reach people outside of your immediate area. Comments

Canada: A Vast, Unspoiled E-Commerce Frontier?

canadian-flag-1 Apr 18, 2014 - Our neighbors to the north have lots of work to do when it come to capitalizing on the many e-commerce opportunities available to them. Comments

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