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.

Audience Targeting

AdWords "Other Interests" Discontinued for More Advanced Audience Targeting

Feb 18, 2015 - Google has removed one of its original audience targeting methods on the Google Display Network in favor of more sophisticated options. Comments

How to Properly Use Labels to Run Promotions for Google AdWords

orange-gs-robot Feb 16, 2015 - Here are some tips for how to successfully use labels and automated rules in Google AdWords to run promotions. Comments

A Non-PPC Reading List for PPC Marketers

books Jan 16, 2015 - In this industry it's important to keep up to date in all areas, not just your own niche. Here are some great sites to help PPC marketers branch out of their reading comfort zones. Comments

We Heart Holiday PPC: Valentine’s Day Promotions for Paid Search

love-emoticon Jan 14, 2015 - The next holiday is coming up fast, so what can you do to prepare your pay-per-click campaigns? Read on for some helpful tips. Comments

Ad Extensions: Post-Holiday Decorating Pays Off

search-marketing-1 Jan 8, 2015 - Combining different ad extensions in your campaigns could make the difference between a so-so campaign and a high-performing one. Comments

Paid Media Strategy Review Tips

seo-checklist Dec 24, 2014 - These tips can help you review and ready your paid media strategy for the new year. Are you prepared? Comments

Big Changes to Improve Your Year-Over-Year Performance

year-over-year-performance Dec 22, 2014 - These strategies for improving your conversion rate, testing new campaign structures, and improving attribution can help you refine your overall PPC performance. Comments

PPC Marketers Prepare: "All of the Things" Are Coming

PPC Dec 19, 2014 - What can PPC marketers expect in the coming year? To put it bluntly, they should prepare themselves to be ready for "all of the things." Comments

Your Brand: To Bid or Not to Bid?

shutterstock-212715181-bidding Dec 11, 2014 - It's the age-old question for those in the search marketing industry: Should you spend the money to bid on your own brand terms? Comments

PPC and SEO: The Dynamic Duo

seo-ppc-duo Dec 10, 2014 - Marketers should use both pay-per-click and SEO tactics in order to get the most out of their search marketing campaigns - are you using this strategy? Comments

Online Retailers: Paid Search Is Great, But Buttress It With Programmatic Tactics

talent-search Dec 10, 2014 - Programmatic techniques can help marketers find new customers that paid search tactics simply may not be able to reach, so the combination of paid search and programmatic could be invaluable to your campaigns. Comments

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

dd-segmentingcitrus 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

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