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When should you start your holiday marketing?

Nov 11, 2015 - Each year, holiday marketing seems to start earlier and earlier - but is it too early? Use this guide to determine when to start your email, social and search this holiday season. Comments

Localization is FXCM's key to success in Asia

fxcm-logo Nov 3, 2015 - New York-listed FXCM has a long history in Asia. Its localization strategy, under APAC marketing director, Ashley Chun, has been vital. Comments

Search and social media: a look at current trends in digital storytelling

once-upon-a-time-flickr-11392783794-1da70690bf-z Oct 30, 2015 - How can advertisers use search and social media to effectively communicate brand narratives? These current trends in storytelling can optimize your digital marketing strategy. Comments

Holiday shopping and search behaviors in moments

cyber-monday-flickr-11184349836-ea2bfb1da8-z Oct 27, 2015 - Real-time mobile micro-moment search has changed how consumers shop retail both online and in-store. Here's how marketers can cater to this behavioral shift during the holiday season. Comments

And the top digital marketer in the presidential race is...

sprinters race Oct 22, 2015 - There are nearly 20 politicians currently vying to be the next president of the United States. Which of them has the best digital marketing? Here are our top five, based on email, social, SEO, engagement and buzz. Comments

How to remarket your way to a better ROI

jasperjohns-targetwith4-faces-flickr-7139617873-53b3dd2b60-z Oct 20, 2015 - Remarketing provides marketers with another opportunity to target and convert potential customers. Here's how you can effectively execute this and ultimately earn greater ROI. Comments

What can marketers do now that Amazon Text Ads are a no go?

amazon-text-ads-do-not-pass-go Oct 19, 2015 - Now that Amazon Text Ads are obsolete and the holiday shopping season is just weeks away, PPC marketers need to regroup and consider alternative platforms for their ad campaigns. Comments

Yahoo Gemini slows down Q3 paid search growth

yahoo-image Oct 13, 2015 - Yahoo migrated part of its search traffic to its own properties at the end of Q2 of this year. The shift is believed to have caused a decline in paid search budgets but is this just an interim trend? Comments

Why Quality Content Can Help Top Rankings

Rank Metric Sep 30, 2015 - Content scored high in Moz's biennial ranking of search engine ranking factors. It may have been the first time that it was included in the research, but industry experts believe we'll be seeing a lot more of it as a definitive ranking factor. Comments

Content Marketing for China's Social Commerce World

cross-device-mobile-tablet-2 Sep 29, 2015 - In China, just about every digital channel plays a role in an e-commerce sale. Here's a way to effectively develop content for the major players. Comments

How Customers Perceive Your Social Media Challenges

customer-review Sep 22, 2015 - These four solutions counter common challenges - lack of resources, engagement and revenue, and siloed channel strategies - that arise while cultivating strategy for marketing on social media. Comments

Google Local Pack Is 233 Percent More Important

local-mobile-seo-shutterstock-121286026 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

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