Are You Making These PPC Mistakes? 10+ Bizible PPC Fails… And How We Fixed Them
OCTOBER 8, 2015
We recently went through and audited our paid media (mostly PPC) and found that there were many ways in which we could improve. Here are some of our fails, as well as what we’re doing to make our paid media more effective. Bonus Mistake: Not adopting the latest AdWords snippets.
How to Use Google AdWords: A Beginner’s Guide to PPC Advertising [Free Ebook]
NOVEMBER 3, 2015
It turns out that if you approach ad creation with an inbound mindset, they can be an extremely effective way to increase leads and customers and enhance your overall inbound marketing campaign. Create your Google AdWords account and set budgets. PPC Advertising Daily Promo
Social PPC: 17 Tips for Successful Ads on Twitter, LinkedIn & Facebook
OCTOBER 7, 2014
It seems only yesterday that “PPC advertising” was synonymous with Google AdWords. Ready to take the plunge into Social PPC? Almost all ad-serving platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Google AdWords) run their auctions based on estimated yield to their network, not simply on bid level.
Google AdWords Expanded Text Ads: Best Practices For The New Format
NOVEMBER 23, 2016
Expanded Text Ads (ETAs), announced in July of 2016, are considered by most industry observers to be the biggest change to Google Adwords in 16 years. It combines keywords (User Behavior Analytics) effectively with an attractive offer (Free Guide) and the target audience (CISO).
Overview of the AdWords Structured Snippets Extension for B2B Advertisers
OCTOBER 11, 2016
Structured snippets is an AdWords extension that allows advertisers to highlight additional and relevant details about their business from a list of predefined categories. Structured snippets effectively do both.
9 Strategies for Improving Lead Quality From B2B PPC Campaigns
JUNE 8, 2016
You’ve poured thousands of dollars into your Pay-Per-Click (PPC) search campaigns and have managed to generate a substantial number of leads. In this post, we provide nine proven strategies that you can use to generate better quality, bottom of the funnel leads from your B2B PPC campaigns.
Why Your PPC Agency Needs to Focus on the Full Funnel
DECEMBER 6, 2016
Pay per Click (PPC) advertising has been around for almost 20 years and PPC Agencies have been managing client’s accounts since before Google AdWords launched in October of 2000. What Defines Success for a Traditional B2B PPC Agency?
The Death of Pay Per Click Advertising (PPC)
MARCH 19, 2012
Is PPC past its Sell By date? For something that’s been around for just a few years, PayPer Click advertising , or PPC has become an established part of online marketing for many companies. On the surface of it, PPC looks like an easy way to bring in new leads.
The PPC Attribution Carnival: Finding Your Way Through the Maze [Gifographic]
Modern B2B Marketing
DECEMBER 22, 2016
Navigating through the analytics behind your pay-per-click (PPC) campaigns can sometimes feel like a maze. We’ve partnered up with Marketo to bring you these five PPC attribution tips so you can start strengthening your PPC campaigns today.
How To Illustrate Popular B2B PPC Performance Metrics
AUGUST 11, 2015
While clicks (and other activity metrics) are generally not the best performance indicator they give advertisers an idea of the extent of the reach and awareness being generated through their PPC program.
Best Google AdWords Tips and Tactics of 2010
JANUARY 28, 2011
There’s no question that paid search delivers leads, and no question that AdWords is the big dog in the PPC world. Google Instant) and changes within AdWords itself. How can you use AdWords reports to fine-tune campaigns? When should you use the AdWords Editor?
A PPC Optimization Checklist for the B2B Marketer
MARCH 3, 2015
Fortunately, Google has made this a bit easier AdWords professionals in setting up a dedicated page which highlights changes and enhancements by month, with references to help center articles and the announcements themselves. A B2B PPC Optimization Checklist. AdWords Extensions.
Decision 2012: Should Your B2B Firm Choose SEO or PPC?
SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
In speaking with clients and colleagues recently, I’ve realized that many marketers and B2B professionals are staunch in their defense of SEO over PPC, or vice versa. Pay-Per-Click Advertising (PPC) refers to the practice of buying space on the first page of search engine results.
The “Name that Tune” Approach to PPC Campaigns
OCTOBER 26, 2015
Now that I work in PPC, I have a new game show that I’m hoping could catch on. More than a just new game show idea, there are a couple important reasons why it is essential to limit the number of keywords you use in your PPC campaigns. game +shows +PPC. “game shows about PPC” 10. If someone is looking for “game shows about PPC keyword structures”, they will go to the modified broad ad group.
PPC for Startup Marketers: An Introductory Guide
FEBRUARY 12, 2014
For startups looking to get going with PPC, it can be overwhelming. There''s so much data that can be used and so many factors to consider when setting up PPC campaigns, not to mention the cash concerns that come with any startup. How much do we want to spend monthly on PPC?
5 Tips for Maximizing Your Marketing with Google AdWords
APRIL 1, 2014
The question: “Should my company use Google AdWords?”. As the interweb’s dominant pay-per-click platform, AdWords is Google’s pretty baby: It’s self-absorbed, incredibly time-consuming, demands constant attention, and costs money … yet most still say it’s worth it. AdWords PPC
5 Key Considerations for Setting Up a Baidu PPC Account
MARCH 13, 2014
Baidu PPC Advertising is one mechanism for B2B companies to enter Chinese market via online marketing. B2B marketers looking to set up a Baidu PPC account should take the following 5 points into consideration: Baidu Divisions and Resellers Only Accept Local Clients.
2 Key Questions That Determine Whether You’re Making the Most of Your PPC Ads
Modern B2B Marketing
DECEMBER 23, 2015
Author: Raymond Coppinger This year, pay-per-click (PPC) advertising platform Google Adwords celebrated its 15th birthday. Since the arrival of Google Adwords, the digital advertising landscape has evolved in almost every way: more channels, more technologies, and more data.
Google AdWords for B2B Organizations: 8 Questions Leadership Should Ask
JANUARY 29, 2015
As I reviewed Salesforce 2015 State of Marketing report, I was encouraged to read that even though search engine marketing took a backseat to more “popular” programs such as social media and mobile marketing, it is still considered a highly valuable and effective component of the marketing mix.
The Worst PPC Mistakes Beginners Make (and How to Avoid Them)
OCTOBER 9, 2013
I’ve reviewed a lot of Google AdWords accounts at WordStream -- probably thousands -- and I see the same silly mistakes over and over again. If you’re not happy with your PPC results, consider this as a checklist to revamp your account.
Expand your Offer Strategy to Increase SEM Performance
JANUARY 13, 2017
To stress – this strategy is meaningless without a robust and effective nurture strategy in place. B2B Marketing Campaign Strategy Content marketing Demand Generation Google AdWords Inbound marketing lead generation Lead Nurturing Offer Strategy PPC Advertising search marketing SEM Social PPC b2b paid search b2b search agency paid search Paid Search Agency Paid Search Tips search marketing agency sem best practices SEM offer strategy SEM strategy
The Most Important Changes to Google AdWords in 2013
DECEMBER 27, 2013
Keeping up with the thousands of updates and changes Google makes in AdWords each year could be a full-time job. 1) Enhanced Campaigns: Smarter and More Effective Mobile. What’s Next for AdWords in 2014? What AdWords changes do you hope to see in 2014?
What You Need to Know About Using Google AdWords Content Campaigns
AUGUST 13, 2013
Here, we discuss what they are and how to use Google AdWords Content Campaigns within your search engine marketing (SEM) strategy. In addition, being able to use targeted keywords allows for your placement ads to be even more effective.
How to Use Google Ad Extensions to Boost Visits to Your Retail Store
MAY 19, 2015
” You may find ad extensions effective since you’re giving searchers more reasons to click on your ad. Additionally, because you’re giving more information to searchers, they help improve click-through-rates (CTR) and bring down price-per-click (PPC) costs.
8 Times When You Shouldn't Feel Guilty About Using PPC
FEBRUARY 8, 2013
Many marketers are moving away from using pay-per-click (PPC) advertising in lieu of more cost-effective lead generation methods, like blogging, social media marketing, and creating excellent offer content that drives net new leads and reconversions.
AdWords Strategy – 5 Steps to Maximizing Conversions
EMagine B2B Blog
SEPTEMBER 13, 2012
Google AdWords is perhaps an uncharted territory for many B2B marketers. With investments that can range from subtle to astronomical, how do you create an effective AdWords strategy to monetize your efforts, and realize your goals? AdWords ROI is conversions and cost/conversion. Online Marketing PPCROI Perhaps the simplest of metrics, but one that counts the most. Getting [.].
5 Ways to Expand Lead Nurturing Beyond the Inbox
JUNE 8, 2016
By leveraging the same offers, message, and creative assets (ex: landing pages) that you already have in place, paid social media ( Social PPC ) can be a natural and cost-effective complement to your lead nurturing campaign.
Unicorn DNA: What All the Best AdWords Advertisers Have in Common
FEBRUARY 18, 2014
As an AdWords advertiser, you might be surprised to learn that unicorns walk among us, stealing away impressions and outpacing our performance by two, three, or even six times! AdWords unicorns are fantastical, magical creatures, accounting for the top 1% of all ad clicks in the auction.
B2B PPC Optimization: Thought Leadership with Terry Whalen of CPC Search
Modern B2B Marketing
JULY 23, 2009
The next interview in the B2B Marketing thought leader interview series is with Terry Whalen, a partner at CPC Search , a full-service SEM agency that optimizes PPC campaigns on behalf of its clients. How is B2B PPC campaign management different from B2C? In my experience, PPC programs for B2B companies are less straightforward than for consumer-focused companies. But for B2B, we are typically only measuring a lead submission via AdWords, and all leads are not created equal.
How to Create PPC Ads People Will Actually Click
AUGUST 2, 2013
So how can Google Adwords, an increasingly saturated market that allows only 3 tiny lines of ad copy, help your site get viable leads? This is one of the things we explore in our latest new ebook about advanced PPC strategies. Google makes money every time consumers click on PPC ads.
14 Fortuitous SEO and SEM Stats and Facts
MARCH 1, 2016
On the paid side, more than one million businesses use Google AdWords , and Google’s content network reaches 80% of all U.S. Though many small businesses remain skeptical of AdWords, SEM still accounts for the largest share of online advertising budgets. A mere 12% use PPC ads. (
How to Run a Last-Minute Holiday Campaign Using PPC
DECEMBER 13, 2012
What Is PPC? PPC, which stands for pay-per-click, is essentially paid advertising in search engines , displayed as the ads appearing in the top and right side of your search results. How Can PPC Help Me Fast? Simple: PPC has immediate results. It’s that time of year again.
Benchmark AdWords Campaigns Against PPC Best Practices with WordStream’s New Free Tool
AUGUST 24, 2011
WordStream’s new AdWords Performance Grader helps marketers evaluate how their AdWords campaigns are performing and identify where to make improvements. WordStream’s AdWords Performance Grader is available to use free at: [link]. PPC best practices.
11 Expert PPC Guides, Tips and Techniques (and One Rant)
MAY 6, 2013
With all of the hype surrounding inbound and content marketing, it’s easy to underrate the continued importance of pay-per-click (PPC) advertising, a.k.a. SEM changes take effect in a matter of minutes. • Design landing pages that most effectively convert? by PPC Hero.
Google’s New AdWords Quality Score Reporting: Where Did All My 10s Go?
AUGUST 28, 2013
Recently, Google announced a change in the way Quality Score would be reported within AdWords. As reported on the Inside AdWords blog : "Please note that this is only a change to how a keyword’s 1-10 Quality Score is reported. Will the New Quality Scores Affect Your AdWords Performance?
8 Steps to Open a Baidu PPC Account
JANUARY 12, 2017
Opening a Baidu PPC account is much more complicated than creating a Google Adwords account. As an agency, we continue to receive many inquiries about setting up Baidu PPC accounts from western companies new to Chinese digital marketing. Activate Your Baidu PPC Account.
SEM is “Most Effective” B2B Marketing Strategy | CMI Manufacturing Report (2015)
APRIL 2, 2015
The report, which surveyed hundreds of B2B manufacturing marketers across North America, ranked search engine marketing (also referred to as PPC , SEM and search advertising ) as the most effective advertising method for manufacturers.