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Best Google AdWords Tips and Tactics of 2010
JANUARY 28, 2011
According to recent research from eConsultancy, “Paid search consumes the largest portion of online lead generation budgets, accounting for 28% of spending (in 2010), up from 22% in 2009. In addition, more than half of companies that use paid search increased their budgets for it last year. Google Instant) and changes within AdWords itself. Where do image ads fit in the mix?
B2B PPC Optimization: Thought Leadership with Terry Whalen of CPC Search
Modern B2B Marketing
JULY 23, 2009
It’s relatively easy to measure revenue via Google AdWords using a ‘purchase’ conversion tag that passes through dynamic revenue variables to AdWords reporting. But for B2B, we are typically only measuring a lead submission via AdWords, and all leads are not created equal. To get at the true value of leads we need to access data beyond AdWords or analytics — we need to go into the marketing automation or CRM system. Editor's note: For example, using Salesforce for Google AdWords.) Yet the AdWords default is to rotate the ad with the highest CTR more often.
what's your marketing approach?
The Effective Marketer
JULY 29, 2009
This entry was posted on Wednesday, July 29th, 2009 at 8:29 pm and is filed under Communication , Marketing Management , Marketing Strategy. Email Vendor Selection Methodology - Part 2 now online: [link] #emailmarketing #b2bmarketing 2 hours ago I just grabbed @ AppSumo action video, Google AdWords secrets for Free. The Effective Marketer Effectiveness is a discipline and it can be learned Home About the Effective Marketer Books Speaking What’s Your Marketing Approach? Create this email here, prepare a webinar there, and send the artwork for publication in that magazine.
The Top 3 Priorities for 2010 Marketing Budgets
NOVEMBER 2, 2009
About | Advertise | Submissions | Write for Us CrowdsourcedFRD Home Advertising Branding Design PR SEO-SEM Social Media Strategy More testchannel AdROCK eBooks Educational Facebook Guest Posts Twitter The Top 3 Priorities for 2010 Marketing Budgets November 2nd, 2009 | By guestblogger By Tom Pick | Online Marketing Executive | KC Associates With a lingering recession, the U.S. unemployment rate still near 10%, and uncertain prospects for a quick recovery , marketers need to keep two things in mind. First, that it’s important to continue investing in marketing through the downturn.
10 BtoB Marketers Predictions for 2010
Buzz Marketing for Technology
DECEMBER 15, 2009
Around this time last year I wrote about some Predictions for 2009 and while I would say 8 out of 10 have already materialized and the other 2 are on their way, it has become clear that this year was the year we past the point of no return on Social Media. Facebook ads today remind me of Google AdWords in 2001 with low CPC’s on topics and segments many marketers will want to reach.
Best of 2009 (So Far): Social Media Marketing, Part 4
DECEMBER 31, 2009
Another noteworthy post from this publication is Facebook is a Personal CRM for Baby Boomers , in which Daniel Flamberg reports on an Accenture study showing that in early 2009, "boomers posted a 59 percent increase in use of social networks; a rate of adoption 30 times faster than any other age group." But what metrics are really most appropriate for social media measurement?
The Fun Theory: How to Change Behavior
The Effective Marketer
NOVEMBER 30, 2009
This entry was posted on Monday, November 30th, 2009 at 8:00 am and is filed under Communication , Marketing Strategy , Social Media. Email Vendor Selection Methodology - Part 2 now online: [link] #emailmarketing #b2bmarketing 2 hours ago I just grabbed @ AppSumo action video, Google AdWords secrets for Free. How are you changing your customers and your prospects behavior?
Best of 2009 (So Far): AdWords Tips and Tactics, Part 2
NOVEMBER 10, 2009
Which AdWords reports are the most critical, and how you can take full advantage of the information they provide? How is AdWords Quality Score calculated, and how can you improve that score in your campaigns? How can you calculate the potential advertising value of AdWords before making a costly investment? Another Inside AdWords post worth checking out is AdWords Editor 7.5.1
Best of 2009 (So Far): AdWords Tips and Tactics, Part 1
OCTOBER 7, 2009
What common mistakes made by AdWords marketers should you avoid in order to optimize your results? What are some AdWords myths you shouldn't believe? How is the AdWords quality score calculated, and what can you do to improve scores in your campaigns? Discover this information and more, here in the first set of the best posts about Google AdWords from 2009 (so far).
Webinar Presentations That Suck « The Effective Marketer
The Effective Marketer
MAY 25, 2009
This entry was posted on Monday, May 25th, 2009 at 7:43 pm and is filed under Communication , Webinars. Email Vendor Selection Methodology - Part 2 now online: [link] #emailmarketing #b2bmarketing 2 hours ago I just grabbed @ AppSumo action video, Google AdWords secrets for Free. Here are five key rules to guide you when preparing your webinar: 1. Practice. United States License.
Why Social Media Really Matters
Customer Experience Matrix
SEPTEMBER 9, 2009
Some of this may be due to the fact that it’s much easier to buy search advertising (think Google AdWords ) than other types of online ads. Summary: marketing has shifted steadily over time from passive to active consumer engagement. Social media is the latest stage in this evolution. Marketers need to master new skills at each stage; as they do, advertising budgets will shift to take advantage of the new medium's increased effectiveness. Of all that research I mentioned last week , two pairs of facts stood out. Thus, social media present a major threat to search advertising revenues.
Creating Consistent Content - A Content Marketing Plan
OCTOBER 16, 2009
Make online/offline media buys, such as Radio, TV, Print, Google Adwords. 4 = Quarterly Taxes are often due quarterly. The following is a guest post courtesy of Russell Sparkman from Fusionspark Media , a new media communications company based in Washington state. I've had the pleasure of working with Russell on a number of projects, most recently their amazingly successful New Media 2012 conference. As you will learn from Russell's post, he's advocating a content marketing schedule that is quite ambitious, challenging for most companies. This is a story about story budgets.
Dreamforce 2009: Search Engine Marketing Junkies
Modern B2B Marketing
NOVEMBER 25, 2009
This panel of B2B search engine marketers at Dreamforce 2009 talked about how to take your search marketing to the next level, including SEM tips and tricks, landing page strategies, Web site analytics, and more. It included Sean Whiteley, salesforce.com; Howard Brown, Demand Results, LLC; Jason Stewart, Demandbase Inc.; Terry Whalen, CPC Search; and Lauren Vaccarello, salesforce.com.
Best of 2008: AdWords Tips and Tactics
APRIL 7, 2009
While Google AdWords certainly isn't the only option for search engine marketing, it's by far the biggest. Search marketers need to get AdWords right before expanding campaigns to Yahoo! Even features unique to AdWords often "migrate" to other services over time, so search engine marketing (SEM) mastery begins with AdWords.
Best of 2009 (So Far): Search Engine Marketing
DECEMBER 3, 2009
In another excellent piece from iMedia Connection, 10 tips for extending paid search growth , Noah Elkin and Rick Dalton provide tips on how to increase results from paid search, such as expanding your keyword list, optimizing text ads, carefully segmenting keywords and using the AdWords Search Query report to identify negative keywords to add to campaigns.
Best of 2009 (So Far): SEO Guidance, Part 4
DECEMBER 29, 2009
Which factors are really most important in search engine rankings? How do search engines treat different forms of keywords? How can you get the most of out of Google's free webmaster tools to improve rankings? What other tools are worth checking out for keywords, linking and website analysis? Find the answers to these questions and others here in more of the best SEO blog posts from this year.
Best of 2009 (So Far): SEO Guidance, Part 3
DECEMBER 17, 2009
How can you help SEO clients, whether internal or external, understand what SEO (and isn't) and set proper expectations for an SEO project? What are the key signals of SEO quality on a website? How does the increasing use of social media affect SEO efforts? What common SEO mistakes should you avoid, and what myths to dispel? Among his conclusions: more content helps. Blogging helps.
Best of 2009 (So Far): Cool Web Tools, Part 2
NOVEMBER 23, 2009
Looking for a more powerful way to share presentations online? Consolidate your online profiles and social networking presence? Create a cool Twiiter background even if you're not the artistic type? Generate word-of-word referrals? Use social media more effectively for research? You'll find tools for all of those tasks and others in this collection of more of the best cool online tools. with Bing.
Best of 2009 (So Far): SEO Guidance, Part 2
NOVEMBER 16, 2009
What two simple words answer almost every SEO question? What common SEO mistakes should you watch out for? How do you create a 301 redirect? Better yet, how can you avoid having to create one? What key trends in search should you be aware of, and how can you adapt to them? Among the mistakes are ignoring (or improper use of) h1, h2 etc. The Answer To All Your SEO Questions!
Interview with The Funnelholic
Digital Body Language
FEBRUARY 13, 2009
Here is what I believe every marketing department should have in place in 2009: 1. These sources include online media sites, Google Adwords, and so on. 3. I had a great chat the other day with Craig Rosenberg, better known as "The Funnelholic", based on his popular blog The Funnelholic (and of course to all of us on Twitter as @funnelholic ). Where do you see this evolving to?
Best of 2009 (So Far): Social Media Marketing, Part 2
NOVEMBER 5, 2009
Social media, and discussions of its value for PR and marketing, have become ubiquitous. But which social media tool do marketers find most valuable? What's the best tool for social media research and learning? How can you maximize the business value of tools like LinkedIn and Twitter? How can you explain the value of social media to skeptics? tools (delicious, Feedburner, LinkedIn et al.),
Best of 2009 (So Far): Cool Web Tools, Part 1
OCTOBER 21, 2009
Find them all and others here in the first set of the best cool web tools for 2009. Looking for a slick tool to easily build branded widgets? How about a social media browser that integrates social search and sharing across multiple sites? Maybe a cool application for online project management? sophisticated yet free analytical tool for optimizing your CRM implementation? And it's free.
Best of 2009 (So Far): SEO Guidance, Part 1
OCTOBER 19, 2009
Find the answers to these questions and others here in the first set of the best blog posts and articles on search engine optimization (SEO) from 2009 (so far). How do you determine who your competitors really are for top search engine position? How can you get new pages indexed by Google more quickly? What key aspects of SEO should you consider when doing a site redesign?
Best of 2008: AdWords Tips and Tactics, Part 2
MAY 28, 2009
Where can you find the best resources to help pass the AdWords certification exam? What factors should be taken into account when developing a new AdWords campaign? How can the Google AdWords search-based keyword tool be used for competitive research? Discover those answers and more here in the final installment of the best posts on AdWords marketing from the past year.
How NOT to pitch a blog | Online Marketing Blog
JUNE 15, 2009
Online Marketing Blog TopRank’s internet marketing blog on the intersection of digital PR, social and search engine marketing. Home About Resources Archives Subscribe Consulting Contact How NOT to pitch a blog 29 Comments | Posted by Lee Odden on Aug 29th, 2007 in Blog Marketing , Blogging , Online Marketing , Online PR In the past I’ve written about blogger relations offering tips on how marketers or PR professionals ought to present their story ideas to bloggers. Pitching bloggers and print journalists are somewhat similar, but in the end, they can be very different things. Kudos!
Best of 2009 (So Far): Twitter Tips and Tactics, Part 2
DECEMBER 28, 2009
What are the four stages of Twitter enlightenment? How important is Twitter for business? How can you get more retweets and efficiently manage unfollowers? How exactly did Dell generate so much revenue by Twittering? What are the "secrets" of top corporate Twitterers? Great advice for newbies, and experienced Tweeters will likely get a smile of recognition out of this post as well. Social Tagging
Presenting Effective Charts « The Effective Marketer
The Effective Marketer
JULY 12, 2009
This entry was posted on Sunday, July 12th, 2009 at 8:15 pm and is filed under Communication. Email Vendor Selection Methodology - Part 2 now online: [link] #emailmarketing #b2bmarketing 2 hours ago I just grabbed @ AppSumo action video, Google AdWords secrets for Free. Stop doing charts in Excel. The fix? Yeah, you’ve seen them too, right? What is the summary? What is the story?
5 Reasons to Include Branded Terms in Your Paid Search Campaign
JUNE 3, 2009
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7 Ways NOT to Select an SEO Consultant
SEPTEMBER 8, 2009
If you positively must rank highly for a specific search phrase TODAY, buy it on AdWords. Nothing wrong with that, competition is good! Particularly for buyers.) Here are seven characteristics to help avoid hiring one of those types for your next SEO project. Irrelevant experience. Most of the good ones came out of either marketing or IT. Number of Twitter followers. Bottom line? Guarantees.
It's midnight. Do you know where your ad is?
grow - Practical Marketing Solutions
MAY 11, 2009
sought the opinions of some trusted professionals: Ludmila Zadayannaya is a marketing manager for Russia's Ekodar and had this to say: "The advertisment was placed through some service, such as Google AdWords. Tags: customer acquisition Internet marketing ethics advertising search engines Google profile AdWords wondered. Hey, can I have some ketchup with that? You probably wouldn't.
B2B Marketing Predictions for 2010 - Reflections
NOVEMBER 29, 2009
I'm sure there are some "marketing gurus" out there who still are investing 70% of their marketing spend on Google Adwords and the rest on PR. So reflect on 2009. I recently was asked to participate in Ambal Balakrishnan's ( @ambal ) ebook, to be published at year'd end and then available from her blog, Connect the Docs. Do your bonuses share quota? Are you measuring everyting?
Review of FormAssembly Form Builder
APRIL 15, 2009
AdWords Landing Pages. I’m using AdWords to drive visitors to one of my landing pages. I’ve tagged the advertisement so the link contains the search keywords and Ad Group. I’d like to save this information in Salesforce.com too, so I can see which keywords and Ad Groups generate the most business. Advanced Features. Submission of the Form. Salesforce.com integration complexity.
Marketbright's Campaign Flows Work Well for Serena Software
Customer Experience Matrix
JUNE 3, 2009
Instead, Marketbright plans to add “self-optimizing” capabilities similar to Google AdWords, which will let marketers load alternative versions and have the system automatically select the better-performing option over time. Summary: Serena Software is pleased with Marketbright's Visio-style interface for complex campaigns. Serena didn’t build the complex campaigns for themselves.
Best Search Engine Marketing Tips of 2009, Part 2
APRIL 7, 2010
While more than 80% of companies now use paid search in some form (primarily AdWords), many of these programs are under-optimized and not delivering the results they could be. Carrie Hill explains how to use demographic targeting tools from AdWords, MSN AdCenter and Yahoo to increase conversion rates for b2c search marketing programs. These ads are separate from your traditional campaign-level geo-targeting in AdWords.. How can search marketers use techniques like testing and keyword match types to improve results? How important are branded terms in paid search?