Paid Search

Improve the effectiveness of your paid search advertising program on Google, Bing, and emerging platforms. In this column, learn about changes in bid management tactics and other trends in paid search and pay-per-click (PPC) advertising – and what they mean for your digital marketing program.

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Less Is More: 2 Areas Where PPC Campaign Segmentation Could Be Wasting Your Time

Nov 25, 2014 - While segmentation can certainly be beneficial to your marketing strategy, make sure you're not just segmenting for the sake of segmenting. Comments

The 3 AdWords Scripts You Want Right Now for the Holidays

googleadwords Nov 21, 2014 - If you've lagged behind in your AdWords campaigns and need to do some last-minute prep for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, here are three scripts that can help save the day. Comments

Best Practices for Bidding on Competitor Terms in PPC

competitiveadvantage Oct 27, 2014 - For those who have already decided to bid on competitor terms in pay-per-click search, here are some best practices to consider. Comments

What Do the Changes to Baidu Paid Search Mean for Marketers?

baidu-logo Oct 23, 2014 - China's Internet search engine, Baidu, has introduced two key changes offering better search services for advertisers. Comments

5 PPC Feature Releases in AdWords and Bing Ads to Watch Now

magnifying glass Oct 22, 2014 - There have been several interesting new PPC features and targeting releases during this second half of 2014. Here are five that you should be aware of. Comments

To Affinity and Beyond

googleadwords Oct 17, 2014 - The addition of Google AdWords' custom affinity audiences allows marketers to target their audience even more specifically. Are you utilizing this tool? Comments

Rethinking Keyword Attribution: A Big-Picture Approach

attribution Oct 16, 2014 - Current attribution models often provide an inadequate prediction of future success. Here's a new way of looking at keyword attribution that may just change all that. Comments

3 PPC Fails That Can Hurt Your Brand

ppc-icon Sep 29, 2014 - While best practices are often viewed as simply ways to maximize performance and profit, if ignored they can also seriously harm your brand, especially when it comes to PPC. Comments

Marketing Trends to Watch and Apply to PPC

PPC Sep 25, 2014 - If you are able to take current digital marketing trends and apply them specifically to your pay-per-click (PPC) efforts, you will give yourself a boost over your competitors. Comments

Words That Work for the Holiday Travel Season

Travel Sep 18, 2014 - Here are some ad copy tips that will help drive searchers to click this winter holiday season. Comments

Sculpting PPC Success

scultping-ppc Sep 5, 2014 - Building a successful pay-per-click (PPC) campaign can sometimes be viewed as "sculpting" in the sense that you need to chip away at the parts that won't help you achieve your conversion goals until you are left with a strategy that works. Comments

What Makes an Expert – the Art and Science of PPC

eforum-expert Sep 1, 2014 - While the definition of a PPC expert may differ depending on who you ask, there are some basic characteristics that most everyone can agree upon. Comments

Is the New Amazon Ad Platform the Next "Google Killer"?

No Google Aug 29, 2014 - Amazon's new ad platform, Amazon Sponsored Links, could have a huge impact on the pay-per-click (PPC) advertising world. What will this mean for marketers? Comments

10 Tips for Winning With Bing Product Ads

Bing Ads Aug 21, 2014 - The Bing Product Ads marketplace is still developing, so here are 10 tips to help you succeed, including advice on setting up for success, optimization, and a look at what's coming. Comments

Pimping Out Google Review Features for AdWords

consumer-rating Aug 15, 2014 - A look at several of the Google AdWords extensions, ratings, and review services available, including what they do, where they come from, and how they can help your marketing efforts. Comments

Quality Score, We Hardly Knew Ye

quality Aug 8, 2014 - There has been much confusion about the changes to Google's Quality Score. Here's a look at how things have changed, how they've stayed the same, and what marketers should do going forward. Comments

10 Paid Search Optimization Tactics to Improve ROI

search-marketing-1 Jul 30, 2014 - Here are 10 tips, all applicable to both AdWords and Bing, to help you get the most of out of your paid search campaigns in order to maximize your return on investment. Comments

Get Vertical-Specific With PPC Timing and Device Targeting

photo of a hand holding crosshairs 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

Get Hired in PPC: Tips to Get Your Foot in the Door

ppc Jul 18, 2014 - Here are four tips for getting your foot in the door of the PPC world, whether you have any PPC-specific experience or not, including securing an internship, getting your Google AdWords certification, and taking courses online. Comments

Be a Smart Client, and Make Your PPC Agency Work Harder

ppc-icon Jul 8, 2014 - Don't just sit idly by while your PPC agency works. Here are five things you should ask your agency about your PPC campaigns. 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

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