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Social PPC: 17 Tips for Successful Ads on Twitter, LinkedIn & Facebook

The Point

It seems only yesterday that “PPC advertising” was synonymous with Google AdWords. Google still dominates search advertising – at last count, it handles roughly two-thirds of all Web search queries , a market share that won’t be decreasing any time soon. Billion with Google in 2013. Ready to take the plunge into Social PPC? Twitter. 6. Facebook. General.

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How Should B2B’s Spend PPC Dollars?

EMagine B2B Blog

All too often we hear from B2B companies who are either unsatisfied with PPC campaigns or have decided that PPC just doesn’t work for them. Online ad campaigns fail for several reasons, but the most common reason a B2B company throws in the PPC towel is because of poor lead generation. Google and Bing Search Ads. Google remains the most popular ad network for a reason.

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The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012


A year ago, the #Nifty50 honored 50 remarkable men and women on Twitter. We’re proud to acknowledge these 50 women from 41 different organizations as the top #Nifty50 women of technology on Twitter for 2012. She also hosts the talent chat (#TChat) on Twitter Wednesdays from 7-8pm eastern time. She’s a rock star on Twitter and also speaks French. sacevero.

The Worst PPC Mistakes Beginners Make (and How to Avoid Them)


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. It used to be really complicated to run your AdWords ads on mobile, because Google recommended creating entirely separate mobile campaigns.

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Why LinkedIn PPC should be your Online Marketing Rudolph in 2015

EMagine B2B Blog

As eMagine’s PPC gladiator (pardon the Scandal reference) it’s my job to recommend the best strategies for 2015. If you haven’t considered LinkedIn as a PPC partner then you should because it’s about to get even better. My recommendation for 2015 is simple and clear – Consider LinkedIn PPC. PPC Search Engine Marketing Here’s why. LinkedIn Retargeting. Yes, I said it.

Google AdWords' New Ad Rank Formula: What You Need to Know


In late October, Google quietly announced a change to its Ad Rank algorithm that represents a huge shift in the way it evaluates and ranks paid search ads. Why would Google make this change? Ad Rank is the equivalent of the mysterious algorithm that ranks sites in Google’s organic search results. The problem for Google? You can follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012


A year ago, the #Nifty50 honored 50 remarkable men and women on Twitter. We’re proud to acknowledge these 50 women from 41 different organizations as the top #Nifty50 women of technology on Twitter for 2012. She also hosts the talent chat (#TChat) on Twitter Wednesdays from 7-8pm eastern time. She’s a rock star on Twitter and also speaks French. sacevero.

The 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men Reprise


Today, Tom Pick ( @TomPick ), Online Marketing Executive at KC Associates , who blogs at his award winning B2B Webbiquity , and I ( @ckburgess – Blue Focus Marketing @BlueFocus360 ) present 50 remarkable men on our 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men list. These men are indeed using Twitter to rewire and reorient the Web. Today, Twitter posts 50 million tweets per day. Adam L.

More Google Encryption, Twitter's New Layout & Other Updates From April


Twitter''s New Profile Layout Is Here: What You Need to Know. Earlier this month, Twitter officially announced that a new profile design is coming to everyone''s favorite 140 character social media site. In the coming weeks, you should expect to log in to your Twitter account to find that your profile page has been replaced with the new design. It’s crunch time. Quiz].

What is Social Media Marketing?


Some of the most influential people online live on YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, and—believe it or not—message boards, forums, email lists, and even community Listservs. ” Because none of this actually works without Google’s love  and referral, I have included SEM, a subset of which is Search Engine Optimization (SEO). monitoring (what are people saying about you?),

Foursquare Launches 'Promoted Updates,' PPC for Local Businesses


Today, the location-based social network is launching 'Promoted Updates ,' similar in nature to the "Promoted" features we've seen from Facebook and Twitter. Foursquare compares the way Promoted Updates work to the way Google AdWords works. In other words, if I searched for "Mexican food" in Google, I might see an ad for a Mexican restaurant in the PPC results. Get it?

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24 Favorite Inbound Marketing & Digital Media Buying Tools That Don’t Include Google


For this post, I decided to avoid Google properties, because obviously Google Adwords and Google Analytics would be at the top of the list. Acquisio is a pay-per-click management dashboard that allows me to manage Google, Bing, and Facebook Ads all on one –platform. Acquisio has robust automated bid management tools, and does include integrations with Google Analytics, Trade Desk (for display), and Doubleclick. Twitter Ads. Twitter Advertising. If you’re really into Twitter, you be enamored by this Twitter management tool.  AdReady.

How to Save Up to 50% on Your PPC With Quality Score


In PPC, there are lots of metrics to track , so it can quickly get confusing and then overwhelming. In my experience, looking at thousands of Google AdWords accounts and billions in combined spend, there are two metrics that correlate most strongly with success: Account Activity: You get out what you put in. New Data Shows AdWords Quality Score Can Save You Up to 50% on PPC.

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Top B2B Website Metrics to Monitor Using Google Analytics

Hinge Marketing

In Google Analytics, the graphic for pages/session looks something like this: How can you improve your pages per session ratio? In Google Analytics, the graphic for average session duration looks something like this: How can you improve your average session duration? SEE ALSO:   Understanding Google Analytics: 5 Basic Questions Answered. 3) Bounce Rate. Anything over 2.00

The “Marketing” Guide for Higher Education Content Marketing


They are coming to your page from either an organic source (Google/Bing) or through some medium of paid advertising. PPC ads/Social) Once they are there it is up to the content of your page to A) Get them to stay B) Answer their questions easily and efficiently and C) Get them to fill out some sort of lead form. Welcome back marketers. That all being said, it’s time for the bad news.

B2B Marketing Survey Says Email and Twitter Work

B2B Marketing Traction

It concluded that Google is tops for traffic to websites from organic searches, social media provides a small fraction of traffic to these websites, email is a top lead generator and conversion activity, and that paid search is declining among B2B marketers. It’s no surprise that Google is tops – at least two thirds of all searches online are done through Google.

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2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men

Blue Focus Marketing

Today, Tom Pick ( @TomPick ), Online Marketing Executive at KC Associates , who blogs at his award winning B2B Webbiquity , and I ( @ckburgess – Blue Focus Marketing @BlueFocus360 )  present 50 remarkable men on our 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men list.  These men are indeed using Twitter to rewire and reorient the Web.  Today, Twitter posts 50 million tweets per day.

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102 Compelling Social Media and Online Marketing Stats and Facts for 2012 (and 2013)


B2B buyers are most likely to share useful vendor content via email (79%), followed by LinkedIn (53%), Twitter (39%) and Facebook (18%). Women make up the larger share of users on Facebook (58% to 42%) and are a slightly larger share on Twitter (52% to 48%) while men are the predominate users of LinkedIn (63% to 37%) and Google+ (71% to 29%). Twitter Stats. eMarketer ).

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Google’s New AdWords Quality Score Reporting: Where Did All My 10s Go?


Recently, Google announced a change in the way Quality Score would be reported within AdWords. What Andy found was surprising -- it appears that Google has shifted reported Quality Scores so they better fit a standard bell curve: As you can see, before the change, the curve looked like a sine wave, with a peak around 4, a dip around 8, and another peak at 10. intermediate PPC

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How to Design Content Remarketing Campaigns That Actually Work


What''s So Awesome About the Google Display Network? You''re going to learn how to use remarketing strategies with the Google Display Network to dramatically increase the effectiveness of your inbound marketing efforts. 2) What''s So Awesome About the Google Display Network (GDN)? It also includes some pretty big Google sites, like YouTube and Gmail. About Ad Fatigue.

@fearlesscomp congratulates the Nifty 50 Men of Twitter

Fearless Competitor

The Nifty50 Men of Twitter. Cheryl Burgess of BlueFocus360 and Tom Pick of KC Associates (both good friends of the Fearless Competitor , President of the B2B lead generation consultancy, Find New Customers ) recently announced the Nifty 50 men of Twitter on the Blue Focus Marketing Blog. And I also strongly suggest you check out the Nifty50 Women of Twitter too. Cheryl.

13 Bright Ideas for Running Smarter Retargeting Campaigns


This is the most common form of retargeting, and will be familiar to anyone retargeting through Google''s display network (Note: Google refers to retargeting as ‘remarketing’). Pixel-based retargeting is also available on Facebook and Twitter. Why not set up retargeting ads on Facebook, Twitter and/or Google to drive these people to a blog post on that same topic?

Your Simple Guide to Launching a Twitter Advertising Campaign


So you want to start using Twitter's Promoted Tweets, huh? You've weighed the pros and cons , and decided that experimenting with Twitter's PPC advertising feature is a good move for your business. Alright then -- let's get you started with this simple guide containing everything you need to know to make the most of your Twitter PPC campaign. Good question!

Take your bloggers and social media influencers to lunch


Follow them on Twitter. That relationship could be in the form of already being their legitimate fan — and not a double secret fan but a supportive, commenting, resharing, retweeting, Facebook Messenger and Twitter DM friend who repins stuff on Pinterest. followers on Twitter, and all that stuff (and if you search me for a second, you’ll see that it’s all true).

5 warning signs that your website sucks


Google’s recent emphasis on images in search, including Carousel and Business View underscore how seriously the search giant takes images as part of the overall consumer experience. And don’t forget the move towards image-sharing in social, including Instagram, Pinterest, and, yes, even Twitter (images are proven to make social posts more shareable ). Really. Today. Email.

2013: The Year of Internet Marketing Basics


Make sure it is accessible to the Google bot. will use PPC strategically and not as the cornerstone of my Internet marketing efforts. Social media – Make sure you do everything you can to fully understand Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, then use it appropriately to move your business forward. Google+ – Admit this year that there is great value in Google+.

Converting B2B Leads Through Social Content: 3 Keys to Success


In 2014, Ifbyphone conducted a Marketing Measurement Report that showed social media as one of the top three preferred channels for marketers for mid-to-bottom funnel lead conversion (right up there with email marketing and SEO/PPC—see the chart below). Your LinkedIn audience may be online in the morning or at noon, and your Facebook and Twitter audiences in the evening.

The Pros & Cons of Twitter Advertising for Small Business


You may have heard that Twitter has rolled out advertising, but what you might not know is that it's being targeted to small businesses. For enterprise companies with large teams and budgets, exploring new advertising opportunities like Twitter's is far less daunting than it is for an SMB marketer -- especially those without a strong background in paid online advertising.

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3 Steps to Blow Your Visitor’s Mind with Content Marketing

Marketing Action

There’s an unbelievable amount of content being posted to the web: 216,000 photos shared on Instagram, 278,000 tweets posted, 72 hours of video uploaded to YouTube, and 2 million Google searches performed every minute. Step 2: Entice them with emotional ads and landing pages. I’m going to tell you a secret a lot of PPC marketers don’t want you to know (but you probably suspect).

6 Ways to Reduce Wasted AdWords Spend


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. You can follow him on Twitter and Google+. Bad idea!

Twitter Testing a New Look For Threaded Conversations, and Other Marketing Stories of the Week


You know about the importance of social media, online videos, PPC ads, blogs, and interactive websites -- but the rest of the world is still catching on. Twitter Testing a New Look for Threaded Conversations, From Mashable. This week, Twitter started testing a new look on its website for messages and replies. Read more about Twitter''s new look at Mashable. Enjoy! YOUTU.

87 More Vital Social Media Marketing Facts and Stats for 2012


48% of these consumers responded to a retailer’s offer posted on Facebook or Twitter. Twitter is about in the middle (55% of users age 35 or older) while 65% of Facebook users are over 35 (didn’t this start with college students?) 83% use Facebook and 53% are on Twitter, though that gap is expected to narrow by 2014 due to rapid growth in Twitter use. Pingdom ). 9.

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Content Retargeting: A Marketer's Guide to Getting Started


These ads might appear on Facebook, Google’s search results pages, or any website that is part of the advertising network in which you participate. We chose the Google Display Network for our retargeting campaigns, simply because of the massive network size. Larry is the founder and CTO of WordStream, provider of the 20-Minute PPC Work Week and the AdWords Grader.

Best Web Presence Optimization Guides and Tips of 2010


Web presence optimization (WPO)—using tactics like SEO, PPC, online PR, social media, content marketing and reputation management in a coordinated fashion to maximize your online visibility and business results—is the core theme of this blog. Google on Manipulating Search for ORM by Outspoken Media. ** 5 Stars. Post on Google Buzz. Or maybe it just hasn’t caught on.

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

delicious b2bmarketing

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. An example of the data you would hope to find in a lead record for these two fields would be: Google AdWords, lead generation services. b2bmarketing

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Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010


At its current rate, Twitter will process almost 10 billion tweets in 2010. Facebook, Twitter Growing As Video Referral Sources by MediaPost Online Media Daily. 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%. Then Twitter.

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Why CMOs Should Stop Being Addicted to Pay-per-Click Ads

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Back in 2001, when Google AdWords was just launched, I remember the day that my first pay-per-click (PPC) campaign yielded the first batch of leads for the company I was working for. Since then, a lot has changed in the PPC world. In all, this tactic generated 42 leads, and a significant portion was even qualified. But what happens when the efficacy of the ad network declines?

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Digital Marketing Strategy for Launching New Products & Services


At Fathom, we usually engage in paid advertising, search engine optimization, or email marketing on any number of the following for a new product or service launch: Search Engines (Google, Bing, & Yahoo). Social Media Networks (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+). Digital Marketing Online Advertising / SEM / Display internet marketing Online Marketing ppc SEO Social Media Businesses launch exciting new products and services every day, but not all of them succeed. like to call it the ‘Diversification Strategy.’ Defining the Diversification Strategy.

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Best Website Design Guides and Tips of 2010


How can you utilize texture, transparency, and even Twitter to spice up website design? 20 Resources for Displaying Twitter Updates by Mashable. Jacob Gube presents 15 examples of creative and unique ways that organizations have integrated Twitter feeds on their websites, plus five resources to help display a Tweet feed on any site. Post on Google Buzz. No clipart here.

Best SEO Guides, Tips and Resources of 2010


How does the introduction of Google Instant change SEO tactics? Google Search Engine Optimization Starter Guide 2010- Plain Speak on SEO by WorkingPoint. The dangers of ranking No. 1 on Google by iMediaConnection. ** 5 Stars. Examples include the SEO Order of Operations (grab and include with the post?), SEO vs. PPC stats, and the ROI of SEO. Google Instant and SEO.