Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Best Practices
FEBRUARY 7, 2010
Search engine marketing (SEM) can be a powerful lead generation source, or a complete waste of money. B2B marketers often get less from their SEM programs than possible by overlooking basic but critical steps. Here are some best practices to optimize your results from SEM campaigns: 1. Implement conversion tracking. Digg this! Write your ads. Cool” leads (e.g.,
SEM Mystery: The Case of the Missing Leads
JUNE 17, 2010
Government stuff, on AdWords. Door-busting CTRs, conversion rates as respectable as that lady always sitting in the front row at church, nice ROI. Two months down the road, the AdWords campaign was in trouble. Sure, the CTRs were decent, but the conversion rate was uglier than the business end of a sharpee. Digg this! “Care for a drink?.
Best AdWords Tips and Tactics of 2009, Part 2
FEBRUARY 18, 2010
Optimization—the greatest results for the lowest cost—is the goal of every AdWords campaign manager. What are two of the simplest ways to optimize AdWords campaigns? Google is constantly changing and upgrading its AdWords tools; which recent enhancements are most important to understand and take advantage of? Click-through rate (CTR) is the single most important factor in determining Quality Score, which is as important as bid level in determining how highly an ad will appear in search results. dead simple ways to optimize your Adwords campaign by CDF Networks.
Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010
JANUARY 17, 2011
At its current rate, Twitter will process almost 10 billion tweets in 2010. Social Marketing Lifts Organic Conversions by MarketingSherpa. ** 5 Stars. According to MarketingSherpa research, marketers working in social media report an average 27% conversion rate for organic search traffic, while those not using social media reported a 17% rate. Digg this!
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. What are the best ways to reduce the bounce rate from landing pages? What’s a “conversion path and how can you use that knowledge to increase conversion rates? Get the answers to these questions and many others here in more of the best articles and blog posts on search engine marketing (SEM) from the past year. Digg this! What’s The Real Value of Brand PPC?
Best Search Engine Marketing Tips of 2009, Part 1
JANUARY 10, 2010
What’s the real optimal cost per lead for your SEM program? How can you improve conversion rates? ways to boost your lead conversion rate by iMedia Connection. 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. Digg this! Tweet This!