Search Marketing

It often all begins with search. Are you maximizing your efforts to bring consumers to your site? Do you know what's working and what's not? This column will help you improve your ROI from online marketing campaigns.

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How to Build an Effective YouTube Plan in 6 Steps

Aug 12, 2013 - Define your audience, identify priority subjects, define your audience goals, design the campaigns/channels, define the goals and actions per channel/video, and broaden reach and understand demand. Comments

Twitter Ads Have Come a Long Way, Baby

black-twitter-bird Aug 5, 2013 - Twitter's advancements in the ad platform combined with a still growing number of active users means that there's opportunity for any size advertiser for direct response or social media growth. Comments

Local SEO Strategy for the Multi-Location Marketer

local Jul 22, 2013 - It's important to get the foundational elements in place that will help you rank better locally, and be ready to embrace some of the more challenging ongoing local SEO strategies. Comments

The Shift From Commercials to Content

content Jul 15, 2013 - How the new (longer) online video helps advertisers sell. Comments

How to Build a Smart B2B LinkedIn Ads Campaign

linkedinnewlogo Jul 8, 2013 - LinkedIn Ads is far from perfect, but the potential for B2B advertisers to lock on to potential customers with laser-focused targeting is a big deal. Comments

How to Break Enhanced Campaigns (and Why You Shouldn't Bother)

enhanced-campaigns Jul 1, 2013 - Advertisers unhappy with the change have tried to create a workaround that allows them to split their smartphone traffic into separate campaigns, but it is difficult to manage and the benefits are negligible. Comments

How to Create Actionable Insights From YouTube Search Data

youtube-logo May 20, 2013 - It's time to talk about video analytics, key performance indicators (KPIs), and how to measure, optimize, and direct video content. Comments

Demystifying Google's Enhanced Campaigns Bid Modifiers

enhanced-campaigns May 6, 2013 - Bid modifiers are a powerful new feature, but advertisers should take care when implementing them. Comments

Are Publishers Only Getting Social 'Half Right'?

digital-publishing Apr 29, 2013 - While publishers are getting much better at using social media to distribute their content, many are struggling to understand the impact of this social activity. Comments

Enterprise PPC in Asia Pacific – A Client-side Perspective

Apr 29, 2013 - Insights on how a B2B MNC deploys multi-geographical and multi-language PPC in Asia Pacific. Comments

What if eBay Is Right and Paid Search Is Worthless?

ebayhome Apr 1, 2013 - Search works, but only if, as a brand, you know what it's worth to you. Comments

Optimizing Videos for Search: A Complete Guide

online-video Mar 25, 2013 - Nine guidelines to follow for your video SEO success gained from personal experience, industry collaboration, experimentation, and reverse engineering. Part one in a two-part series. Comments

India's E-Commerce Firms Slow to Adopt Search Marketing: NetElixir

netelixirceo1 Mar 15, 2013 - NetElixir shares the challenges and tips for online retailers to do search marketing in the country. Comments

What Else Are You Telling Google When You Hit the Search Button?

largenewgooglelogofinalflat-a Mar 14, 2013 - Device, location, and past behavior are just a few of the secondary signals leveraged by Google to improve customer experience. Comments

Is Search About to Take a Backseat to Social for Publishers?

facebook-like Mar 4, 2013 - With the number and quality of search terms declining and the growth of social sharing accelerating, 2013 is shaping up to be the year in which social traffic passes search. Comments

Aliyun Search Could Impact Baidu and E-Commerce in China

aliyun Mar 1, 2013 - Alibaba quietly unveiled Aliyun Search, a product developed by the Chinese e-commerce giant's cloud unit recently, a move that could have huge implications for Baidu and e-commerce in the country. Comments

The Harsh Wake-Up Call Google Delivered With Enhanced Campaigns

enhanced-campaigns Feb 25, 2013 - Brands are still not mobilizing to the necessary degree. Will Google's latest announcement shake them into action? Comments

Hello Facebook Graph Search, Goodbye Google?

graphsearchfeatured1 Feb 18, 2013 - As Facebook dips into personalized search, imagine what a Graph Search API would mean for marketers. Comments

5 Baidu SEM Tips From the Pros

baidufeatured Feb 14, 2013 - The key to success with Baidu SEM is to be able to outperform your competitors. Consider these five tips. Comments

What to Do if Your Client's Site Goes Down

404-error Feb 11, 2013 - Make sure you have these four steps memorized. Then when crisis strikes you'll be ready to respond in an organized manner. Comments

Why Your Online Marketing Department Is All Screwed Up

inbound-analyst Feb 7, 2013 - Let's get back to basics and start thinking of brands and marketing tactics as integrated, simple, and holistic. Comments

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