Search Marketing

It often all begins with search. Are you maximizing your efforts to bring consumers to your site? Do you know what's working and what's not? This column will help you improve your ROI from online marketing campaigns.


Develop Content Around Intent

Sep 16, 2014 - As marketers continue to guess what consumers want, understanding the 'intention economy' could ensure less monetary waste on ads, more relevant content, and greater customer loyalty. Comments

2014 Is the Year of the Pigeon for Google’s Search Algorithm: Will 2015 Be the Year of the gTLD Cat?

shutterstock-135416996 Sep 10, 2014 - Thousands of new gTLDs will be launched in the next two years. Will Google's algorithm take this into account? Comments

Maximizing SEO Results for Hotel Marketing

hotels-near-me Sep 7, 2014 - Maximizing SEO and paid search, as well as getting the most out of local search results and Web and Google analytics, is essential for effective hotel marketing. Comments

Bing and Google Are Ready for Some Football

cortana-nfl Sep 4, 2014 - As the 2014 NFL season kicks off, Bing is making predictions, which it has also enabled in Cortana, and Google is launching a football-themed GIF generator to capitalize upon increased search interest. Comments

3 Focus Areas for Hotel Marketers

hotels Aug 10, 2014 - Hotel marketers should make sure to understand the different stages of a user's search behavior, as well as the different devices users could potentially retrieve hotel booking information from. 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

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

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

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

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

What’s the Incremental Value of Paid Search?

search-marketing-1 Jun 5, 2014 - It's important to quantify the value of paid search, and the components that make paid search so successful (granularity, the ability to make quick changes, incredibly rich data) also make it one of the easiest channels to quantify. Comments

Google Search Interest in the World Cup Crushes the Super Bowl

world-cup-ball May 23, 2014 - The World Cup is an unparalleled opportunity for marketers, as it has more interest on Google Search than the Super Bowl, the Olympics, and the Tour de France combined. Comments

Bad Reputation by Association – Hidden Dangers for International Search Marketers

bad-reputation May 20, 2014 - Although many business owners diligently follow common international expansion best practices, they need to make sure they do their homework in order to avoid unnecessary headaches, which could mean the end of their business abroad. Comments

Beyond the Like – Using Post-Action Analytics to Create a Better ROI Formula

social-analytics Apr 21, 2014 - Measuring social shares and mentions after the purchase can help marketers develop better bidding models by better understanding the true value of a consumer and the potential after-purchase leads they might generate. Comments

Bumbled PPC News, Conspiracy Theories, and the Future of PPC

pay-per-click Apr 14, 2014 - Although the strong to reaction to Google's announcement that it will limit search query data may have been premature, there's no denying that changes are coming to the pay-per-click marketing world. Comments

4 Paid Search Spring Cleaning Tips

cleaning-products-cut Apr 10, 2014 - Before the next round of innovations and developments starts full force, take some time to make sure your accounts are in top shape to ensure you can get the most out of the upcoming changes. Comments

The Importance of Risk Communication for Search Marketers

risk-versus-reward Apr 7, 2014 - When you rely on search to drive conversions, it's important to convey to your clients to expect the unexpected, both the good and the bad. Comments

The Case for a New Type of Premium Programmatic

programmatic Mar 31, 2014 - Premium programmatic brings enormous amounts of opportunity for advertisers, and could have a large effect on the search marketing ecosystem. Comments

Crowded SERPs, Top-Heavy Ad Positions, and What It All Means for Your PPC Campaigns

knowledge-graph Mar 26, 2014 - As search engines innovate, the SERPs will continue to be crowded, thus limiting the potential for a large number of text ads to display. If we are all competing for top spots on a larger scale, it is possible for CPCs to rise at a faster pace. Comments

7 Days Through Google Glass: The Experience

google-20glass-directions-gps Mar 24, 2014 - For seven days I "forced" myself to only use Google Glass in place of my phone, tablet, or computer for any task that the wearable technology could execute. It was quite an interesting experience that I want to share with you. Comments

How Capturing Consumer Intent Creates Better Advertising

target000 Mar 3, 2014 - The next generation of innovation will not leverage massive data stores in the cloud - it will happen on-page, and in real time-without cookies. We call it intent targeting. Comments

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