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.

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4 Stages of User Search Behavior for Travel Products

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

Google Partners With American Idol for Second Screen Voting

American Idol Contestants in Google Search Results Feb 27, 2014 - Google has partnered with FOX to offer "American Idol" fans the chance to vote for their favorite season 13 contestants directly from its search results via phone, tablet, or desktop. Comments

BloomReach's SNAP Delivers Personalized Site Discovery

deb-shops-autosuggest-bloomreach Feb 26, 2014 - Big data app company BloomReach attempted to make the shopping experience more personal with its announcement of SNAP – technology that adapts the search, navigation, and content of e-commerce sites to each visitor. Comments

Writing for Search: Where Meta Tags Meet David Ogilvy

womantyping Feb 24, 2014 - Is it possible there was a time when we weren't chasing algorithms and we were focused purely on engaging our audience? When the goal for ad agencies was writing great copy that was memorable and that spoke to the (human) reader? Comments

Yahoo Combines Purchase of Mobile Search and Native Ads With Gemini

yahoogemini Feb 21, 2014 - Yahoo's new Gemini platform lets advertisers combine purchasing for mobile search ads and native advertising, which until now have been offered separately. But Yahoo will have to work hard to get ahead in this fast-growing area, industry commenters say. Comments

Remarketing Platform Bill of Rights: Simplicity Matters

clickz-kiss Feb 17, 2014 - As remarketing continues to grow in the digital advertising space, more services are popping up. The best ones embrace simplicity and transparency - which ones get it and which just don't? Comments

Mozilla (Finally) Embraces Ads

firefox-pic Feb 12, 2014 - After years of declining the use of ads and fighting the very principle, Mozilla has finally given in with its Directory Tiles initiative. Comments

#SESLON 2014: Relevancy & Optimization Are Key to Reaching Consumers Across Devices, Says Google

Ian Carrington at SES London 2013 Feb 12, 2014 - The pace of change is only accelerating. Make sure your message is on every device possible. Collect all the data you can so you make make the right decisions at the right time. Comments

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