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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#SESSF 2013 Revamped: 5 New Tracks, Discussion Panels & VIP Keynote

Jul 15, 2013 - In additional to five brand new tracks (paid, owned, earned, integrated, and business intelligence) designed to help marketers stay up to date on our rapidly evolving industry, here are some new additions and highlights you won't want to miss. Comments

The Shift From Commercials to Content

content Jul 15, 2013 - How the new (longer) online video helps advertisers sell. Comments

Bing & Yahoo Advertisers Integrated in Windows 8.1 Smart Search

windows-8-1-bing-ads Jul 9, 2013 - Bing has announced a new way for advertisers to gain exposure with the integration of advertising in Microsoft Windows 8.1 Smart Search. Comments

How to Build a Smart B2B LinkedIn Ads Campaign

linkedinnewlogo Jul 8, 2013 - LinkedIn Ads is far from perfect, but the potential for B2B advertisers to lock on to potential customers with laser-focused targeting is a big deal. Comments

How to Break Enhanced Campaigns (and Why You Shouldn't Bother)

enhanced-campaigns Jul 1, 2013 - Advertisers unhappy with the change have tried to create a workaround that allows them to split their smartphone traffic into separate campaigns, but it is difficult to manage and the benefits are negligible. Comments

FTC Updates Search Engine Ad Disclosure Guidelines

FTC Logo Jun 27, 2013 - The FTC has released new guidelines for the search engine industry and how it distinguishes between advertising and natural search results. Particularly, the FTC believes that it has become harder for consumers to recognize paid search results. Comments

Google AdWords Dynamic Remarketing Launches for Merchants

Sample Dynamic Remarketing Ads Google AdWords Jun 26, 2013 - Google has launched its dynamic remarketing program to all clients with a Google Merchant Center account. This pilot program is only available to those in the travel and education sectors, but Google does plan to expand later this year. Comments

How to Build Your Search Marketing Agency for the Future

back-to-the-future-marketing-agencies Jun 25, 2013 - As more companies enter the digital age and look to generate demand for their products and services, the need for digital marketing services is growing exponentially. Here are seven things every agency should consider to ensure future success. Comments

How to Create Actionable Insights From YouTube Search Data

youtube-logo May 20, 2013 - It's time to talk about video analytics, key performance indicators (KPIs), and how to measure, optimize, and direct video content. Comments

Bing Adds Direct Facebook Interaction to Social Sidebar

bing-engage-with-facebook May 14, 2013 - You will now be allowed to directly engage with your Facebook friends right from Bing's search results pages. The new tool will allow you to ask questions or provide comments or answers on posts that are relevant to the search. Comments

Demystifying Google's Enhanced Campaigns Bid Modifiers

enhanced-campaigns May 6, 2013 - Bid modifiers are a powerful new feature, but advertisers should take care when implementing them. Comments

SES Toronto 2013 Agenda Posted: Here Are 9 Must-Attend Sessions

ses-toronto-2012 Apr 29, 2013 - The full conference agenda for SES Toronto 2013 is now online. SES Toronto, taking place June 12-14, will provide experienced marketing and advertising professionals with the knowledge and tools needed to traverse the dynamic digital landscape. Comments

Are Publishers Only Getting Social 'Half Right'?

digital-publishing Apr 29, 2013 - While publishers are getting much better at using social media to distribute their content, many are struggling to understand the impact of this social activity. Comments

Enterprise PPC in Asia Pacific – A Client-side Perspective

Apr 29, 2013 - Insights on how a B2B MNC deploys multi-geographical and multi-language PPC in Asia Pacific. Comments

Search Spending Grows But CPCs Flat, Kenshoo Says

kenshoo-global-search-advertising-trends-infographic-q1-2013 Apr 25, 2013 - Has search lost its luster? Global search spending continues to grow, but costs-per-click (CPC) may be stagnating, according to Kenshoo's Global Search Advertising Trends report. Comments

Google Q1 Earnings Up As Shift to Enhanced Campaigns Nears Full Transition

asteroid-2012-da14s-google-doodle Apr 19, 2013 - Google reported nearly $3.35 billion in net income on $13.97 billion in revenue, during the first quarter of the year. The search giant is also nearing the end of a full-scale transition from separated advertising channels, campaigns and strategies to a more converged multi-screen platform. Comments

Networks and Marketers May Profit From Google Affiliate Network Shutdown

largenewgooglelogofinalflat-a Apr 18, 2013 - Google's exit could be good news for competitive affiliate networks and affiliate program management companies. Comments

How Will Google Glass Change Internet Marketing?

sergey-brin-google-glass Apr 16, 2013 - Google Glass is going to be here in just a few months. Don't expect a tsunami of change all at once. Instead, wait, watch, and get ready. Somehow, some way, Google Glass and Internet marketing are going to meet up for a magical connection. Comments

What if eBay Is Right and Paid Search Is Worthless?

ebayhome Apr 1, 2013 - Search works, but only if, as a brand, you know what it's worth to you. Comments

Optimizing Videos for Search: A Complete Guide

online-video Mar 25, 2013 - Nine guidelines to follow for your video SEO success gained from personal experience, industry collaboration, experimentation, and reverse engineering. Part one in a two-part series. Comments

The Networking Guide to SES New York 2013 #SESNY

SES New York Meet the Experts Mar 18, 2013 - While the 60+ sessions on the agenda are reason enough to attend SES New York 2013, some of the greatest tips you may take home from the conference come after hours - during networking events with more than 100 speakers and your fellow attendees. Comments

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