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The 17 Best Keyword Research Tools for SEO and SEM


And of course, keyword stuffing, as an SEO tactic, is long dead. Google Review Count:  46,500. Showcase reviews:  Kissmetrics, RazorSocial (World), MarketingLand, StoreYa Blog, Express Writers, Robbie Richards. 2) Google Keyword Planner. Google Review Count:  29,800. Pricing:  free (but requires an active Google AdWords account). Google Review Count:  19,200.

Are You Making These PPC Mistakes? 10+ Bizible PPC Fails… And How We Fixed Them


We recently went through and audited our paid media (mostly PPC) and found that there were many ways in which we could improve. Within Google’s Display Network, there are still many websites that are not optimal for your ads to be on besides what Google has deemed explicit. As Google continues to introduce new snippets, it’s important to stay on top of them. Right?

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What Should You Know About Keywords – The Long and Short of It

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Under the broad umbrella of Search Engine Marketing (SEM), which includes both paid search as well as organic search engine optimization , there’s a common strategy that involves focusing on what’s known as “Long Tail” Keywords. It can be challenging to achieve high organic rankings for “Short Tail” or “Head” terms. Does that sound complicated or tricky?

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The Right SEM Strategy for Schools


Search engine marketing (SEM) is comprised of both search engine optimization (SEO) and pay-per-click (PPC) campaigns. Where SEO and PPC Differ. It's a long-term investment that has a lower cost with slower rate of return. Your PPC campaign will be designed around a keyword strategy, just like your SEO. There's no long term benefit or exponential growth.

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21 Decoded SEO Terms Everyone Should Know

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Bot/spider “A spider or bot is a program that Google runs that goes out and crawls the Internet. Google Panda Panda is the name of a series of changes Google makes to its search results ranking algorithm. Google Penguin Penguin is the name of a Google algorithm update, which was released in April 2012. SEM SEM stands for search engine marketing.

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Hero Conference 2014: Key Learnings in Paid Search


have attended several conferences in the past including SES and SMX Advanced; however, this was the first event that I’ve attended which was 100% PPC. The conference was two days long with a keynote speakers that opened and closed each day. The sessions contained various topics including lead gen PPC, eCommerce PPC, attribution, live audits (keyword research, ad copy, account audits), and much more. One thing is for sure, PPC is only going to get more and more time-intensive if you want to be better than your competition. Another thing Google does not provide.

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6 Tactics For Overcoming The High Cost Of Clicks In B2B PPC

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Home Members Only News Features Columns SEM SEO PPC Social Media How To Google & Search First Time Here? MEMBER LOGIN > | BECOME A MEMBER > Column: Strictly Business 6 Tactics For Overcoming The High Cost Of Clicks In B2B PPC Jun 8, 2010 at 9:05am ET by Andy Komack For anyone involved in marketing their B2B companies via paid search, it’s painfully obvious that the cost of clicks can be prohibitively high. Break up the keywords into two sets – high-volume phrase and long-tail phrases. Conversion actions are not all created equal (e.g.

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Best Social Media and Digitial Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 1


by MediaPost SearchBlog Social media sites now drive more traffic to many popular sites—including Comedy Central, and Netflix—than Google does. ” She quotes Wedbush Equity Analyst Lou Kerner, who has called Facebook “‘the second Internet,’ with time spent on Facebook and page views surpassing Google search.” Or that 73% of U.S. And 73% of U.S.

Why the Acquisition of is a Wake-Up Call to the Assisted Living Industry


Create your own PPC campaigns, and manage them effectively – is already spending millions of dollars on pay-per-click marketing, aggressively bidding on your community names and key terms in the senior living space. But that doesn’t mean they own the market; in fact, with Google’s emphasis on Quality Score, you can ensure that your ads get more visibility, even with a smaller budget. My colleague Joe Castro wrote an awesome post about how healthcare companies can increase their Quality Scores and click-through rates through advanced PPC tactics.

Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010


Well, about two-thirds (64%) of the traffic from third-party sites to video sources currently comes from Google, followed by Yahoo (11.9%), Facebook (4.3%), Bing (2.6%), and Twitter at 1.2%. B2B Marketing: Red-Headed Step-Child of SEM World? Pay per click (PPC) advertising is viewed as highly effective for generating leads, sales and website traffic. Post on Google Buzz.

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B2B Hubs Or PPC? Are All Leads Created Equal?

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Home Members Only News Features Columns SEM SEO PPC Social Media How To Google & Search First Time Here? MEMBER LOGIN > | BECOME A MEMBER > Column: Strictly Business B2B Hubs Or PPC? have seen many situations where the Cost Per Lead produced via a Buyer Hub is significantly less than leads generated via PPC. I’ve seen a few situations in the reverse as well. PPC campaigns provide control through match types , negative keyword screens, selection of keywords based on very specific niches, use of long-tail search terms, and more.


Rick Short Explains How to Turn Staff Into Prolific Bloggers

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Eventually, these smart people see that blogging thrusts them and their content into the spotlight in a long-term, efficient manner. That could mean theyve been doing the same old thing for too long and are in a rut. Since my audience uses Google, and since Google "loves" blogs, I use blog platforms as my primary repository of content. Wrong. and Italy. Login.

Best of 2009: SEO Tips, Part 1


How can you get the most of out of Google’s free webmaster tools to improve rankings? For example, one website shows up at #2 on Google for “business services management,&# but at #23 for business service management. Another noteworthy post from this blog is Get Keyword Rank Data from Google Webmaster Tools , provides detailed step-by-step instructions for analyzing website performance using Google’s webmaster tools. SEO Basics: 6 Tips for Google Webmaster Tools by TopRank Online Marketing Blog. SEO Tools 101, Part 1 by Search Engine Watch.

Best of 2009 (So Far): SEO Guidance, Part 4


How can you get the most of out of Google's free webmaster tools to improve rankings? For example, one website shows up at #2 on Google for "business services management," but at #23 for business service management. Which factors are really most important in search engine rankings? How do search engines treat different forms of keywords? This one tool lets you explore many others."