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Google Local Pack Is 233 Percent More Important

Aug 27, 2015 - Google's recent modifications to the Local Map Pack has made optimizing listings an even greater priority, but why were these changes made? How will this impact your local strategy? Comments

Your Email Marketing May Impact Your Rankings

patent-pending Aug 10, 2015 - Google was just issued a patent based on tying its rankings with email spam. While that patent shows what could be, rather than what will be, it reminds us that Google is always watching. Comments

Are You Optimistic About SEO?

googlesearch Aug 7, 2015 - Searchmetrics' recent report about Google's ranking factors falls in with this columnist's "5 R's" SEO summary, and demonstrates the growing focus on content over keywords. Comments

4 Red Flags When Hearing a PPC Agency Pitch

redflag-ppc Aug 3, 2015 - Some PPC agencies will promise the world or be very secretive about their strategies - these things may not be deal-breakers, but they should raise red flags as you try to find the right agency. Comments

The New Media Meritocracy

search-shutterstock-149015609 Jul 31, 2015 - Google created a meritocracy that calls for a holistic strategy encompassing everything from your logo to your keywords, giving you an edge across all media: paid, earned and owned. Comments

Fifty Shades of Grey Hat: The SEO Experts Weigh In

grey-hat-seo Jul 17, 2015 - This columnist spoke to search experts about various Grey Hat SEO tactics, which are often indistinguishable from the Black Hat SEO tactics that can get your site banned from Google. Comments

How to Identify Click Fraud and Minimize Wasting Your Ad Budget

oh-leather-gloves Jul 14, 2015 - While a targeted PPC campaign can certainly help boost your traffic, it's not immune to click fraud, which can waste up to one-fifth of your budget. Comments

Which Placements Should I Exclude on the Google Display Network?

minefield-04 Jul 13, 2015 - The display network can be inconsistent - so when deciding which sites you shouldn't serve, it's important to focus on performance, brand match, and the placement's content and audience. Comments

Competitive Insights Tools for Paid Search in AdWords and Bing Ads

PPC Jul 9, 2015 - Google AdWords and Bing Ads tools like Auction Insights, Ad Preview Tool and Keyword Planner keep search marketers ahead of the curve with regard to their pay-per-click campaigns. Comments

SEO and Strategy Tips for Success with Augmented Reality

welcome-to-reality Jul 8, 2015 - Augmented reality is moving from a novelty to an expected experience to enhance user engagement and to make informed decisions. Here are tips to boost your success. Comments

Data Keeps YP Relevant in the Digital World

yp-logo-big-data Jul 2, 2015 - While many phonebook companies failed to translate to the digital age, YP is still going strong, in part because the platform realized the value of big data early on. Comments

5 PPC Tips from ClickZ Live Toronto

004-allstate Jun 26, 2015 - To have the best possible PPC campaigns, Finhas Jhaveri of Allstate Insurance recommmends paying equal attention to branded and generic keywords and thinking in terms of different devices. Comments

Unlock More Volume with Broad Match

Bing Logo Jun 24, 2015 - A Bing product called Broad Match, a method of query-keyword matching, promises to get marketers more conversions and ensure they lose less clicks, while reaching a wider audience. Comments

What Social Search and New Domain Extensions Could Mean for Start-Ups

domains-names Jun 18, 2015 - Brands like Google and Amazon have plans to launch their own dot brands in the next two years. More marketers should follow their lead as social and search become more connected. Comments

Your Terrible Website is Ruining Your PPC Performance

failure2 Jun 11, 2015 - Today's consumers are savvy online shoppers and won't bother with websites they don't find user-friendly or don't trust. Comments

Google to Add Buy Buttons in Sponsored Mobile Search Results

buybuttions May 18, 2015 - Google is going to hop on the buy button bandwagon, but will the tech giant be able to become an online marketplace like Amazon? Comments

IAB: Mobile Ad Revenues Soared 76% in 2014

new-iab-logo Apr 22, 2015 - The digital advertising space grew 16 percent last year to a total of $49.5 billion in sales, driven by a surge in mobile ad revenues. Comments

5 Web Analytics Metrics to Pump Up PPC

ppc-pay-per-click Apr 8, 2015 - These five Web analytics insights can help you boost your pay-per-click marketing efforts. Comments

Visual Social Media, Big Data, & Paid Advertising Converge at ClickZ Live New York

Convergence analytics Apr 6, 2015 - A look at several trends that stood out over two days of the ClickZ Live New York conference last week. Comments

The Mother of All Holidays: Strategies for Mother's Day Search Ad Success

mothers-day Apr 2, 2015 - As we approach Mother's Day, here are some tips for search marketers to make the most of the large shopping holiday. Comments

Quick Guide to Picking Up Facebook PPC

facebook-like-button-light-blue Mar 20, 2015 - These resources, broken down by the marketing skill level they target, can help you master the world of paid Facebook ads. Comments

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