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6 Reasons Why Search Clicks Are Undervalued

Feb 28, 2014 - Although many think that paid and organic search clicks have been overvalued, the truth is that much of the value of search marketing - and search clicks - isn't acknowledged at all by most marketers. 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

LinkedIn Sponsored Updates: Something Actually Worth Paying For

linkedin-logo Feb 21, 2014 - If you've ever tried regular ads on LinkedIn, even with detailed audience targeting, then you've felt that black hole feeling of advertising on LinkedIn. So a warm welcome to sponsored updates! Comments

Do "Suspicious Minds" Make the Best PPC Managers?

ppc-fundamentals Feb 20, 2014 - It's important to adopt the proper balance between an expansionary approach and a stance of vigilance. In the right proportion, the "suspicious mind" is a sharper campaign manager than the pure optimist, or the "laissez-faire" thinker. Comments

Search Shouldn’t Live in a Vacuum: How to Align It With Other Channels

magnifying glass Feb 10, 2014 - Here is a list of easy-to-implement opportunities to connect strategies from other channels to search marketing initiatives, and vice versa. Comments

Budget Allocation Within and Across PPC, SEO, and Content

budget-money-jar Jan 31, 2014 - Put in place a process to understand how hard each form of marketing is working for you, how much it costs to ramp up that form of marketing, and how each form can change the behavior of your clients. Comments

PPC for Start-Ups

startup-lightbulb-man Jan 24, 2014 - A breakdown of three different ways start-ups often use PPC to acquire new customers and a look at which ones have proven to be the most successful. Comments

Paid Search Advertising Accelerates in Q4 2013

mobilemarketing Jan 23, 2014 - Paid search advertising significantly increased in the fourth quarter of 2013, driven by the use of Product Listing Ads and mobile devices during the holiday season. Comments

Is $100 Enough to Try Facebook Ads?

facebook-f-2013 Jan 22, 2014 - How much is enough to try Facebook Ads? Comments

PPC Goes to Cleveland

A British Airways jet in flight Dec 23, 2013 - PPC is still the hardest working channel in advertising. Clients get value they can touch, feel, and take to the bank. PPC gets on the plane. It goes to Cleveland. Comments

Social PPC in 2014: What Will the Future Bring?

shutterstock-145689659 Dec 23, 2013 - Keep your eyes and ears open to social network news, as there are social PPC opportunities everywhere... and they will only grow in 2014! Comments

Before Looking to the Future, Here Are 3 AdWords Features You Should Be Using Right Now

snp-175519c6c0c95bff4ad0a81b0d454f5d5bbb-3420718-en-v0 Dec 16, 2013 - As the digital world prepares for 2014, there's already much speculation about what the next year will bring. Before we look ahead, however, it's worth pausing to review the current state of paid search advertising. Comments

Major CPG Companies Put More PPC Budget Into Brand Awareness

cpg-ppc-spend Dec 13, 2013 - Consumer packaged goods like toothpaste, soda, and candy are typically sold through a third-party retailer; however, that's not stopping some of the largest brands from using PPC for brand awareness campaigns, according to a new AdGooroo study. Comments

Twitter Flips Switch Back on Block Functionality - Turns on Broad Match Targeting

twitterbird Dec 13, 2013 - Twitter backtracked on its decision to change its block functionality, pressured by concerned users. The social network is also refining its ad targeting arsenal by allowing broad match targeting. Comments

First Impressions Count, But Ad Impressions May Not

Artist impression of a GPS satellite model viewed from the gallery sweeping elevated walkway. C. 2013 Science Museum Universal Design Studio Dec 12, 2013 - Don't rely on first impressions when it comes to ad impressions. Columnist Andrew Edwards explains how to dig deeper with analytics to uncover greater value in your PPC campaigns. Comments

Facebook Ads Give Paid Search Campaigns ROI Boost [Study]

shutterstock-159903269 Dec 2, 2013 - Kenshoo found that when a person was exposed to a brand's Facebook ads and paid search ads together, there was a 30 percent more return on ad spend than when a person was exposed to paid search ads alone. Comments

Better Than Finger-Cooking: Ad Testing Tool Use for the Reluctant Artisan

shutterstock-80870002 Nov 27, 2013 - If you're involved in ad testing, give these simple statistical calculators a try and ensure you have the familiarity with mathematical tools and foundations to succeed. Comments

Top 10 PLA Tips for the Holidays (and Beyond)

shutterstock-160880582 Nov 22, 2013 - PLAs have to potential to make or break your holiday season; with Black Friday and Cyber Monday around the corner, PLA problems and opportunities should be addressed immediately. Columnist Kevin Lee offers 10 tips to help your PLAs perform better over... Comments

3 Paid Search Trends to Watch for in 2014

ppc-elements-to-test Nov 20, 2013 - Mobile, conversion and measurement and bidding options will have huge effects on PPC campaigns in the coming year. Are you ready for the paid search landscape in 2014? Comments

#SESCHI: In the Trenches with Big Data and Converged Media

shutterstock-144212905 Nov 8, 2013 - According to buzz at SES Chicago, marketers are moving toward a more holistic way of thinking about media, marketing and devices. Comments

#SESCHI: Marketers Must React Effectively to Social and Data

shutterstock-151852901 Nov 8, 2013 - In his keynote on November 7, Nick Burcher addressed hashtags, TV shows, YouTube, social listening, data analysis, paid media, calls to action and even the power outage during the Super Bowl. Comments

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