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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Paid Search Advertising Accelerates in Q4 2013

Jan 23, 2014 - Paid search advertising significantly increased in the fourth quarter of 2013, driven by the use of Product Listing Ads and mobile devices during the holiday season. Comments

Is $100 Enough to Try Facebook Ads?

facebook-f-2013 Jan 22, 2014 - How much is enough to try Facebook Ads? Comments

White, Grey & Black Hat PPC/SEO Reviews Manipulation

your-rating Jan 17, 2014 - There are White Hat and Black Hat ways of getting reviews and of skewing these reviews in your favor; decide which kind of method you'll use. Comments

LinkedIn Ads: Social PPC & Sponsored Updates

li-membership-stats Jan 15, 2014 - When starting a new campaign, as an advertiser, you can choose to create an ad or sponsor an update. Let's look at the formats and what makes them different. Comments

Diet & Exercise PPC Wins: Not Just a New Year's Resolution

john-gagnon-heatmap-jan Jan 9, 2014 - In the nick of time, Bing Ads has put together research on the most popular diet and exercise search terms and keyword combinations of 2013 and new diet ad copy insights. Comments

PPC for B2B on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook

ppc-icon Jan 3, 2014 - As we move into social media, the additional targeting options available within LinkedIn and Facebook can provide benefits that search marketing alone can't deliver. Comments

No. 6 Most Read Article of 2013: Guide to LinkedIn PPC Ads: How to Succeed in 2013

linkedin22 Dec 29, 2013 - The tips and tricks you need to know in order to get the best results on LinkedIn. Comments

No.10 Most Read Article of 2013: 5 Free Excel Add-Ins to Help Digital Marketers Decipher Big Data

geoflow-excel-visuals Dec 25, 2013 - As the volume of data grows by the hour, take comfort in knowing "big data" can be sifted through an interface that you're already familiar with - Excel. Comments

PPC Goes to Cleveland

A British Airways jet in flight Dec 23, 2013 - PPC is still the hardest working channel in advertising. Clients get value they can touch, feel, and take to the bank. PPC gets on the plane. It goes to Cleveland. Comments

Social PPC in 2014: What Will the Future Bring?

shutterstock-145689659 Dec 23, 2013 - Keep your eyes and ears open to social network news, as there are social PPC opportunities everywhere... and they will only grow in 2014! Comments

Five Advanced Geo-Advertising Tips for Paid Search Marketers

globe2 Dec 20, 2013 - Take a look at five areas you may not be thinking of when it comes to using geo-targeting and geographic variables within your paid search campaigns. Comments

2014 Trends: Multiscreen Attribution, Hummingbird, and Mobile [Video]

trends656 Dec 19, 2013 - Josh Bledsoe shares search marketing trends to watch out for in 2014 in this video. Comments

5 Ways to Prep Your PPC Advertising for 2014

PPC Dec 18, 2013 - Take a second look for optimizations and opportunities that can raise your Google AdWords and Bing Ads campaigns to new heights in the New Year. Comments

Major CPG Companies Put More PPC Budget Into Brand Awareness

cpg-ppc-spend Dec 13, 2013 - Consumer packaged goods like toothpaste, soda, and candy are typically sold through a third-party retailer; however, that's not stopping some of the largest brands from using PPC for brand awareness campaigns, according to a new AdGooroo study. Comments

Engage & Impress with PowerPoint: Tips for Digital Marketing Presentations

john-gagnon-iceberg Dec 12, 2013 - Few applications have the capacity for beauty and carnage as PowerPoint. Columnist John Gagnon from Bing shares tips to help digital marketers engage and impress with presentations. Comments

Five Ways To Get Creative in Paid Search Campaigns

shutterstock-157130189 Dec 6, 2013 - Relevance and creativity must extend through the entire consumer lifecycle, from the impression to the sale. It begins with targeting but includes ad message and even landing page creativity. Comments

Twitter Retargeting, in 140 Characters or Less

twitterchango Dec 5, 2013 - The news is finally out, and it's big news: Twitter is entering the programmatic marketing era with the launch of tailored audiences, a new marketing initiative that makes it possible to target Twitter users based on their actions across the Web. Comments

Better Than Finger-Cooking: Ad Testing Tool Use for the Reluctant Artisan

shutterstock-80870002 Nov 27, 2013 - If you're involved in ad testing, give these simple statistical calculators a try and ensure you have the familiarity with mathematical tools and foundations to succeed. Comments

Are Twitter Ads on the Verge of a Feature Development Boom?

john-lee-twitter-ipo Nov 25, 2013 - Given the year Twitter's advertising platform has had, most folks are asking the question: What's next? Columnist John A. Lee shares his predictions for Twitter Ads in 2014. Comments

Top 10 PLA Tips for the Holidays (and Beyond)

shutterstock-160880582 Nov 22, 2013 - PLAs have to potential to make or break your holiday season; with Black Friday and Cyber Monday around the corner, PLA problems and opportunities should be addressed immediately. Columnist Kevin Lee offers 10 tips to help your PLAs perform better over the holidays and beyond. Comments

3 Paid Search Trends to Watch for in 2014

ppc-elements-to-test Nov 20, 2013 - Mobile, conversion and measurement and bidding options will have huge effects on PPC campaigns in the coming year. Are you ready for the paid search landscape in 2014? Comments

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