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Get Vertical-Specific With PPC Timing and Device Targeting

Jul 24, 2014 - A one-size-fits-all approach to campaign timing and device targeting just won't work in this day and age. Marketers need to get specific and refine their PPC campaigns by vertical, device, and time of day. Comments

SEO Number Crunching – 5 Great Excel Features

spreadsheet-excel Jul 23, 2014 - Excel includes several features that can be very useful in improving SEOs' efficiency and can also enhance their ability to analyze relevant site performance data. Comments

Should You Still Care About Google Authorship?

googleauthorship-title Jul 23, 2014 - While Google has removed author photos from search results, they are still putting an emphasis on identifying the authoritative, credible, and popular identities on the Web and rewarding them with higher visibility. Comments

Is SEO Dead?

search-sem-seo-word-cloud Jul 14, 2014 - SEO may no longer be the answer to your traffic-related prayers, as Google's algorithms move away from rewarding SEO principles and toward featuring sites with the best content. Comments

4 Stages of User Search Behavior for Travel Products

Travellers at an airport 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

5 Ways to Align Content Marketing and Semantic Web Optimization

sales-marketing-alignment Jul 9, 2014 - Marketers must integrate their content marketing and semantic search optimization practices in order to create a natural single-track strategy. Comments

PPC Reboot: Planning for Fall and 2015

ppc Jul 2, 2014 - Now that we've passed the halfway mark of 2014, it's time to start prepping for the fall and the start of 2015 when it comes to your pay-per-click (PPC) marketing strategies. Comments

Google My Business – A Step Forward or Lipstick on a Pig?

Welcome to Google My Business Jun 30, 2014 - Google's new local marketing platform is a small step forward to help the tech giant to engage with small businesses. Here's a deeper look at its functionality. Comments

How to Maintain Style Alongside Keyword Density When Writing SEO Content

SEO Tips Jun 27, 2014 - It can be tricky to come up with quality copy when writing with SEO in mind. Here are some tips and tricks to help marketers create engaging and effective SEO-aware content. Comments

Search Trends Vary by Device During Different Times of Day [Study]

search-marketing-1 Jun 26, 2014 - A recent study by Bing looks at how search trends vary across different devices throughout the day. How can you use this information to adjust your campaigns? Comments

Bing Product Ads: Early Returns

Bing Product Ads Bouquet Jun 20, 2014 - Just a few months after the launch of Bing Ads' Product Ads, a look at things to watch out for and consider when setting up your own accounts. 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

Mobile Trends and Search Optimization: Why Aren’t We Catching Up?

Searching on a smartphone while on-the-go Jun 11, 2014 - As mobile search continues to grow at a rapid pace, we cannot miss the opportunity to become better mobile search practitioners. Comments

3 Keys to Millennial Marketing: Smartphones, Social Media, Hyper-Targeted Content [Study]

millenials Jun 6, 2014 - New research reveals that Millennials check their smartphones 43 times per day and they primarily use social networks to discover and share content. Comments

Google Shopping Replaces Old-School PLA Management

Google Shopping Campaigns Jun 6, 2014 - Don't drag your feet on upgrading to Google Shopping Campaigns. Once you've upgraded to the new system, you'll wonder why you didn't do it sooner. 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

5 Summer Time-Savers for Managing PPC

time-saver Jun 4, 2014 - There are several features in both Google AdWords and Bing Ads that can not only save time, but also improve efficiencies across the board. Comments

PCs, Tablets, and Mobile Phones Each Play a Different Role in Local Search

mixed mobiles Jun 2, 2014 - Marketers must match their content on a specific device to the types of information consumers most often access through that device in order to guarantee the best conversion rate. Comments

Father’s Day, Steakhouses, and Getting Your Timing Right

timing-is-everything May 29, 2014 - When is the best time to capture the audience that's ready to spend money for Father's Day, and what are they looking to buy? Comments

Booking.com, TripAdvisor, Priceline.com Dominate Paid Search in Travel

Travel May 28, 2014 - AdGooroo reports that about 12,700 advertisers spent more than $750 million on more than 50,000 travel-related keywords in Google AdWords in 2013. Comments

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