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Direct Mail vs. Google Adwords (PPC)
Direct Response Coach
MAY 12, 2015
On the surface, Direct Mail vs. Google Adwords seems like an odd comparison. Google Adwords is the cornerstone of online marketing. The post Direct Mail vs. Google Adwords (PPC) appeared first on McCarthy and King Marketing. To be sure, these are two very different types of marketing programs. Direct mail is traditional offline marketing. Apples to oranges, right?
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. We realized that we were using the same targeting for our Bizible brand campaign for both search and display through AdWords. Bonus Mistake: Not adopting the latest AdWords snippets. adwords ppc paid media semRight? Wrong.
How to Use Google AdWords: A Beginner’s Guide to PPC Advertising [Free Ebook]
NOVEMBER 3, 2015
In fact, when done correctly, businesses generally make an average of $2 in revenue for every $1 they spend on AdWords, according to Google. “It’s the content that matters, not the format or path to it. In this guide, you’ll learn how to: Use Pay-Per-Click (PPC) ads as a part of a well-rounded inbound marketing campaign. Create your Google AdWords account and set budgets.
7 AdWords Extensions You Should Utilize to Improve PPC Conversion Rate
JUNE 23, 2016
Every AdWords advertiser wants more relevant clicks on their ads. If you’re looking to improve your PPC conversion rates by increasing your qualified clicks, one way to do this is to attach Ad Extensions on your AdWords campaigns. What Are AdWords Extensions. Why Use AdWord Extensions. Extensions You Should Be Using. in structured snippets. 4) Callout Extensions.
8 Best Practices for Using Google AdWords
MARCH 7, 2016
However, as we continue to create more content and become increasingly savvy as consumers of that content, there’s a lot of value that can come from taking a pay-per-click (PPC) approach to SEM. Using Google AdWords for SEM. There are several tools you can use if you’re launching a PPC campaign, although one of the best options is Google AdWords. Time to Get Searching.
Broad Match is Not Your Friend: Using Match Types to Get More from Your PPC Campaign
JUNE 16, 2015
Selective and proactive use of match types (broad, phrase, exact) is a key technique in optimizing the performance of Google AdWords™ campaigns. Conversely, the more specific your match types and keywords, the more qualified the resulting traffic, and the less money you’ll waste on people whom you never intended to see your PPC ad in the first place. This option is called exact match.
How Google AdWords Works [Infographic]
SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
But that doesn''t mean pay-per-click (PPC) doesn''t have a place in an inbound marketing strategy. PPC can be a great complement to your organic search optimization efforts to help you maximize reach. PPC is one way to help. And i f you''re thinking about incorporating PPC into your marketing strategy, you''re probably thinking about using Google AdWords.
5 Simple Ways Beginners Can Beat the Competition at PPC
B2B Marketing Insider
APRIL 27, 2016
Ever since the first AdWords ad hit SERPs in 2000 and offered live mail order lobsters to any gourmand interested, search engine marketing has had a tumultuous relationship with brands and marketers. Some swear by PPC. They believe that PPC should be a part of every business’s promotional strategy. There must be a reason why […]. Content Marketing
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. Its top 25 US-based search advertisers alone spent more than $1.3 Twitter. 6. Facebook.
How to Upgrade Your B2B Marketing Strategy with AdWords
MAY 13, 2016
Smart marketers know Google AdWords is an essential part of a strong B2B marketing strategy. AdWords offers many ways to beef up your search ads with extensions, and you should use as many as possible. The biggest downside of AdWords is the character limit. BONUS TIP: Feel free to have multiple conversion opportunities on your PPC landing pages. PPC Advertising
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. PPC campaigns are an effective way to attract B2B leads. PPC Advertisinglink].
New Changes Coming to Google Adwords
SEPTEMBER 11, 2014
Just as the seasons are changing, Google Adwords is changing, too. This month, Google Adwords is rolling out some new and exciting changes. Check out Search Engine Land and the Adwords Blog to learn more. The post New Changes Coming to Google Adwords appeared first on VR Marketing Blog. Below is a recap to get you up to speed. Google Announces Changes to Exact Match.
5 Simple PPC Landing Page Changes that May Improve Your Quality Score
DECEMBER 12, 2014
As most PPC advertisers already know, Google’s Quality Score measures what Google perceives to be the quality of your keyword ads. You can determine whether or not a particular landing page needs help by going to the Keywords tab in your AdWords campaign and placing the cursor over the speech bubble next to the status of any keyword. Promoting transparency and trustworthiness.
How to Audit a PPC Account
NOVEMBER 2, 2015
You may be performing a pay-per-click (PPC) account audit on behalf of a prospect in hopes of winning the business. Whichever the case may be, account audits are vital to showcase your PPC skills and win over the prospect or client. Below are eight tips to provide you with the necessary ammunition to learn how to audit a PPC account. Work in a conference room. Ad Extensions.
How to Build the Best Google AdWords Campaign
JANUARY 22, 2016
Not only do you need to know how to build a campaign through Google’s AdWords product, you also need to know how to stand out from the crowd. Get an AdWords Account. Before you can do anything, you’ll need to visit the AdWords site and sign up for an AdWords account. This is the most important aspect of your AdWords education. PPC EcommerceSet Your Budget.
Infographic: Top 10 B2B Paid Search Mistakes
MAY 18, 2016
If your Google AdWords campaign isn’t generating the type of lead volume, lead quality, or ROI that it should, it’s highly likely that the campaign is suffering from common missteps that plague many B2B paid search programs. Based on our experience, here are the most common paid search mistakes made by B2B marketers. Click on the infographic to view full size.
How to Get More Out of Your Google Adwords Campaigns [Infographic]
APRIL 19, 2016
That's why many marketers are choosing to spend a portion of that budget on Google AdWords. How can Google AdWords improve your marketing ROI? Check out the infographic below from SMBclix to learn how Google AdWords can help you get more out of your marketing dollars. Download this beginner's guide to using Google AdWords to get started.). PPC Advertising Daily IGSS
10 Tips To Improve PPC Performance
OCTOBER 19, 2015
For experienced PPC marketers, creating a new account in AdWords, Bing, or Yahoo is an art form. Digital advertising is an ever-evolving puzzle, especially in the world of PPC, and the competition is constantly working to outrank and outperform our accounts. These 10 tips will help give your account a refresh: PPC Tip #1 – Evaluate Keyword Lists.
Align AdWords Campaigns With TV & Video
DECEMBER 8, 2015
If you are advertising using TV or video, there are several ways to optimize your AdWords campaigns to align with those TV and video efforts. If your TV flight is targeted around specific times of the day or during certain TV shows, it is crucial that your AdWords campaigns are active during those periods. The post Align AdWords Campaigns With TV & Video appeared first on Fathom.
Healthy Habits For Optimizing Your PPC Campaign
EMagine B2B Blog
APRIL 13, 2015
As a PPC Specialist, I recognize that a cohesive strategy is key – Therefore, I decided to apply the same method I use to trim overgrown PPC campaigns at home. One of the most impressive tools in Adwords is the Experiment setting. Eventually, you’ll find the right mix of water, data and exercise to master your PPC campaigns and look good doing it! Stay hydrated. Breathe.
17 (of the) Best AdWords and SEM Guides of 2011
MARCH 14, 2012
Google AdWords) in conjunction to maximize first-page-of-the-search-results exposure. Understand Google AdWords quality scores? Discover the answers to these questions and many more here in 17 of the best AdWords and SEM guides of the past year. AdWords Guides, Tips & Tactics. Tips for Increasing Your AdWords Quality Score by ClickZ.
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. To help get to the performance metrics that really matter for understanding and evaluating your PPC program, as it relates to broader business goals, ask yourself these three questions.
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. There are several facets of a Google AdWords program in particular that need to be reviewed and assessed. AdWords Extensions. Keywords & Messaging.
3 Ways to Use Tableau to be a PPC Rockstar
FEBRUARY 2, 2016
Working for Fathom, a digital marketing agency, I have access to thousands of data points across dozens of clients within multiple platforms such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, Google Analytics, Yahoo Gemini and Facebook. As I use Tableau every single day to manipulate my paid search data, I wanted to share 3 ways that you can utilize it to become a PPC rockstar! Reporting.
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. And for many companies, AdWords definitely IS worth it because it delivers measurable ROI. AdWords PPC
Why Every Industrial Marketing Plans Needs PPC
DECEMBER 16, 2014
PPC (that is, pay-per-click advertising) offers a number of unique advantages that no other type of marketing can, online or offline. PPC stands for ‘pay-per-click’. As if accountable advertising wasn’t good enough, PPC offers another closely-related benefit. Remarketing or retargeting (a marketing function unique to PPC) will keep your business top-of-mind by showing ads to anyone who has previously visited your website. With PPC, advertisers have the ability to match specific solutions to specific needs via keyword targeting. Only Pay for Performance.
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? Ways to Leverage Adwords Search Query Reports by PPC Blog. “Image ads (a.k.a.
Simplify the Keyword Structure of Your Inherited PPC Account
JANUARY 13, 2016
Most paid search advertisers have experienced the severe mental pain associated with inheriting messy, unorganized PPC accounts. Let me know the strategies that you have used to organize inherited PPC accounts in the comments section below. The post Simplify the Keyword Structure of Your Inherited PPC Account appeared first on Fathom. Blog Feed Digital Advertising Digital Marketing Fathom Marketing AdWords Google AdWords optimization Paid Search ppcThe account may have hundreds of keywords, all set on broad or phrase match.
3 BIG AdWord Mistakes To Avoid
EMagine B2B Blog
JUNE 15, 2015
Google Adwords is not what you call an easily navigable interface. While recent updates have improved user experience , new PPC marketers are likely to feel inundated logging into Adwords. Please use this tool with caution my fellow PPC friends! There are only a handful of times when it’s safe to upload keywords from the planner into your Adwords account.
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. While PPC ads can sometimes feel like the elder statesman of digital advertising, it’s still in its prime and its birthday serves as a good reminder of how much potential there is for all the digital channels that marketers want to master.
The ABC’s of A/B Testing with Adwords
EMagine B2B Blog
JULY 1, 2015
Lucky for online advertisers, A/B testing in Adwords is now easier than ever. In Adwords head to your settings and find the Experiments Beta section. Online Marketing PPCWe’ve all heard Albert Einstein explain the definition of insanity as “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” udience is King. Tired of sales complaining about lead quality?
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. After all, you need to figure out what you hope to accomplish with your PPC efforts and how they align with your overall business goals.
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. Unfortunately, setting up a PPC Advertising initiative through Baidu isn’t as easy as it sounds, especially for those B2B marketers used to Google AdWords and Bing AdCenter; even though the functionality is quite similar, administration is considerably different.
Google AdWords for B2B Organizations: 8 Questions Leadership Should Ask
JANUARY 29, 2015
Even so, there is often confusion from senior leadership with respect to how PPC works and what the organization is getting from their search engine advertising budget. In this post, I will outline eight key questions leadership in B2B organizations needs to ask and have answered from their marketing team, when it pertains to PPC and their Google AdWords strategy. At what cost?
6 Ways to Reduce Wasted AdWords Spend
SEPTEMBER 30, 2013
Even though I think Google AdWords is one of the greatest advertising systems there is, I’m the first to admit that Google makes it really easy to waste your money. A lot of the default settings in AdWords are there to maximize your reach -- which is great if you want the highest possible number of clicks. What methods do you use to lower your spend on AdWords? Bad idea!
Google AdWords' New Ad Rank Formula: What You Need to Know
NOVEMBER 1, 2013
An ad extension is an option in AdWords that allows you to expand your ad with additional information and links back to your site. Advertisers have been a little slow on the uptake, especially small and medium-sized businesses, which tend to have less time, budget, and PPC expertise. SEO PPC What’s going on? Why would Google make this change? Let’s take a closer look.
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. 1. 0. If someone is looking for “game shows about PPC keyword structures”, they will go to the modified broad ad group. The post The “Name that Tune” Approach to PPC Campaigns appeared first on Fathom. Sometimes these contestants could do so with only 2 or 3 notes.
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. PPC is also known as Paid Search. ” -PPC. ” -PPC. ” -SEO.
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. It is sometimes referred to as CPC (cost-per-click) or PPC (pay-per-click) marketing, because most search ads are sold on a CPC / PPC basis.” The next step for PPC.
Failing at Paid Search? Maybe You’re Just Measuring It Wrong.
FEBRUARY 24, 2015
Excerpted from the Spear white paper: “ Top 10 B2B Paid Search Mistakes: Why Your Google Adwords™ Campaign Isn’t Working and What to Do About It.” B2B Marketing Campaign Measurement Google AdWords lead generation PPC Advertising search marketing SEM paid search Paid Search Agency Paid Search Consultants Paid Search Tips PPC ppc best practices sem best practices
What B2B’s Need to Know About The Adwords Live Stream
EMagine B2B Blog
MAY 26, 2015
May 4th felt similar to the night before Christmas as search marketers around the globe anxiously awaited the first Adwords live stream event in years. Businesses with thousands of products understand that setting up an Adwords campaign is a huge time commitment. B2B Web Strategy PPC Search Engine MarketingThe presentation was structured in Google’s typical covert fashion.
2015 Resolution: Google Analytics IQ & Adwords Certification
EMagine B2B Blog
DECEMBER 31, 2014
When I mention that my resolution is to “get certified,” I am referring to the Google Analytics IQ and Adwords Certifications available for free through the Google Partners Program. eMagine is a Google Partner, meaning, that at least two members of our Digital Marketing team have passed two different Adwords exams. Achieving your Analytics and Adwords certification takes time.
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. The number-one reason most businesses fail at AdWords is they don’t sign in enough. The landing page is where you seal the deal in PPC.