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How to Avoid Underspending and Overspending Your SEM Budget


Balancing your SEM budget is one of the major challenges of marketing management today. It can also frustrate the leaders who put you in charge of SEM in the first place. Numerous factors can contribute to poor SEM budget spend. And even the smallest inefficiencies in your maximum cost per click (CPC), targeting, and overall bid strategy can add up to serious budget management issues down the road. Google Ads technology can help you with forecasting CPC.

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Seven Common AdWords Mistakes to Avoid


Digging a bit deeper, it usually turns out it wasn’t the tactic that was ineffective, but rather the execution of the AdWords or other search engine marketing (SEM) program. SEM can be a productive channel for selling virtually anything more expensive than a candy bar and less costly than a commercial jet. Steering clear of these potholes and using SEM best practices greatly increases the odds of success with AdWords.


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7 Bing PPC Secrets That Expand SEM Beyond Google


So for advertisers who only focus on Google, failing to create a Bing PPC strategy represents a lot of missed opportunities. Meanwhile, the demographic makeup of Bing users is also unique, providing a slew of compelling reasons for advertisers to place their PPC ad money there. Another major benefit of using Bing for SEM is lower competition. Now Bing and Google advertising are so similar, it’s possible to easily transfer your Google ad accounts to Bing using account syncing.

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Simplify Your PPC Campaigns: How to Focus on Efficiency in SEM Account Maintenance


If you’ve advertised on platforms like Google Ads or Bing Ads, you know by now that they try their hardest to make the SEM account maintenance process as easy as possible. The more time, money and resources your marketing teams invest into SEM account maintenance, the more difficult it is to create enough efficiency and momentum to steadily increase ROI. SEM Account Maintenance = Managing Your Bid Strategy.

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What’s the Difference Between SEO and SEM?

TrustRadius Marketing

SEO stands for search engine optimization , and SEM stands for search engine marketing. SEO experts focus on generating traffic and leads through organic search whereas SEM experts aim to generate traffic and leads through organic and paid search. When it comes to practicing SEO and SEM, it’s not an either/or–SEM actually includes SEO tactics. We’ll explain what both SEO and SEM experts do, rather than soley their differences, to help paint the picture for you.

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The Ultimate Guide to Accurate PPC Forecasting


Most business leaders today know the importance of investing in search engine marketing (SEM) to reach target audiences and desired goals. Whether you’re an independent marketing agency pitching to clients or an in-house SEM manager, you need accurate PPC forecasting to succeed in your role. Google Ads forecasts can also help SEM managers understand the impact of different campaign adjustments on future performance. How to Forecast CPC with Keyword Planner.

Friend or Frenemy: the Synergy Between SEO and PPC


When it comes to Search Engine Marketing (SEM) programs, the question of the synergy between SEO and PPC eventually comes into play. PPC, or Pay-Per-Click , is a type of paid search engine marketing in which advertisers pay a fee each time a prospect clicks their ad. For example, Sammy’s sales campaign includes paid advertising on search engines for the keyword “wool toque.” Likewise, customers may become aware of a brand through viewing, but not clicking, paid advertising.

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PPC Budget Forecasting on the Fly


Create columns for potentials (you’ll need ‘potentials’ columns for impressions, clicks, conversions, costs, and CPA). Potential cost: potential clicks*Avg CPC. Potential CPA: potential cost/potential conversions. Online Advertising / SEM / Display AdWords Online Marketing optimization Paid Search ppc It’s Friday afternoon and an e-mail comes through to your inbox from your client: “Do you think we can spend an extra $10,000 this month?

How to Reduce Costs of My Paid Search Campaigns

SmartBug Media

CPC, CPM (cost per 1000 impressions), CPA, cost … so many monetary metrics to track and optimize. Improve your quality score in order to lower your cost per click (CPC). These highly targeted keywords will usually have a lower search volume, but also much less competition in the space, allowing you to advertise on them at a fairly low cost. You want to look at the average CPC and see how much you can lower your bid closer to this average without dropping performance.

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Launch Your First Google AdWords Campaign – A Step-by-Step Guide

Or you can Target CPA (Cost-per-acquisition) , which automatically sets bids to get you the most conversions while maintaining your target CPA. This allow me to set my own maximum CPC bid amount. After selecting a manual bid strategy, Google will prompt you to enable Enhanced CPC , where they will automatically adjust your bids to maximize conversions. Let’s get your first Google AdWords ( now Google Ads ) campaign launched on the right foot!

Online advertising glossary


Ever since the first banner ad emerged in 1994, the digital advertising world exploded with new terminology seemingly going the way of Wall Street with exchanges, DSPs, SSPs—turning this new industry into some sort of obscure alphabet soup. With even more acronyms focused on data, tech, segmentation, movement, attribution, and management, it’s incredibly easy to get lost in the confusion of it all—especially if you’re new to digital advertising or the world of ad tech. (We

Best of 2007: Articles and Blog Posts on SEM


Search engine marketing (SEM) is one of the fastest-growing categories in all of advertising, because it is both measurable and logical: present your ads when people are searching for what you're selling. As with any other type of advertising, however, a poorly-designed campaign will be a disappointing waste of money. Per the article, "AdReady allows advertisers to pick and customize remarkably professional-looking ads for free.

How to Use Audience Bid Modifiers to Drive PPC Performance at Scale


PPC advertising has always been keyword-focused, but audience targeting features are now more advanced when it comes to improving campaign performance. This shift towards audience targeting is great news for advertisers looking to optimize and grow their efforts, especially if they utilize Google’s audience bid adjustments. Say you set a max CPC bid of $1 for a campaign, but you discover your ads perform better on desktop than mobile devices.

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Big List of Digital Marketing Acronyms


CPA = Cost-Per-Acquisition/Cost-Per-Action. CPC = Cost-Per-Click. DOOH = Digital Out of Home – A type of digital advertising owned by a media company. DSP = Demand-Side Platform – Part of programmatic advertising. SEM = Search Engine Marketing.

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SMX East 2017 Day 1 – Online-to-Offline, Shopping, Display


Reporting & Analytics: “Must-Have Reports for Search Advertisers” by Bradley Giddens. O2O: “Offline Attribution in SEM: Getting From Good To Great” by Aaron Levy. Google ran an independent study with 140+ advertisers across multiple verticals. Using these tools, advertisers across verticals like such as retail and telecom measured 7 billion store visits in AdWords. Therefore, they aren’t ideal for campaigns with strict CPA goals.

The Rise of Automated Bidding


At its core, the idea behind automated bidding is a simple one: it’s a process designed to take all of the heavy lifting and guesswork out of the equation within the context of your online advertising campaigns, allowing you to use real data and actionable insight to achieve specific goals for your brand in easier ways than ever before. CPC was important, yes — but it was only one small part of a much larger story. Predicting Advertising Automation

17 Best Paid Media Tools for Marketers

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Find countries or regions that are more profitable in terms of advertising costs with the CPC map and modify your ad campaigns accordingly to benchmark your numbers, plan your marketing campaigns and estimate ROI. Use the Ad Builder feature to create profitable ads after researching how your competitors and other advertisers promote services and products in the same niches. You have the power to control your advertising data without over relying on Google.

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42 B2B Marketing Acronyms and Abbreviations

Digital B2B Marketing

SEM : Search Engine Marketing. May refer to paid search or other CPC priced media programs. CPC : Cost per Click. The most common pricing model for online banner advertising. CPA : Cost per Action. Used for performance-based online advertising buys, the cost is based on the number of actions (such as a registration or purchase) delivered. Online Advertising Technology Acronyms BT : Behavioral Targeting. The advertiser’s ad server.

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The Ultimate Guide to PPC


On a scale of 1-10, how much do you really understand the world of paid advertising? To start, we’ll begin with the benefits of paid advertising and then get into some key definitions that you’ll need to know. Pay-per-click advertising is most common in search engine results pages (SERPs), like Google or Bing, but is also used on social channels (although CPM is more common). If you’re going to enter the paid advertising space, there are a few terms you should know.

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Top 10 PPC Trends for 2020


The landscape of digital advertising will be more dynamic in the year 2020 than ever before. Pay-per-click advertising, also popularly known as the cost per click (CPC) advertising, is a form of digital advertising wherein, an advertiser pays the publisher, commonly the search engines or website owners to drive traffic on their websites, whenever an ad is clicked on. Digital advertising is an ever-evolving field.

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Why PPC Automation Technology is the Future of Paid Search


As Google introduces new tools and features, advertisers must change their PPC strategies and adapt. That makes it hard to keep up with new ways of approaching SEM every year. They’re a solution that can help advertisers follow the future of paid search without having to reinvent their strategy time after time. We take a deep dive into why it will soon be essential for all search engine advertisers. It reinvents how we approach search engine advertising today.

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10 Tips for Success with Bing Shopping Optimization


Most e-commerce advertisers failed to pay attention to Bing in the past, but things are quickly changing. Rather than trying to be completely different from Google Ads, Bing now embraces similarities and makes it easy for advertisers to import their campaigns from one platform to the other. E-commerce advertisers promote a variety of products that drive revenue for their business. Merchant Promotions are a way for advertisers to highlight special offers in their product ads.

The Role of Bid Optimization Technology in Preventing PPC Performance Issues


Advertisers must constantly be on the lookout for ways to improve Adwords performance if they want to stay ahead of the growing competition. There are a lot of changes advertisers can make to improve performance and an equal number of ways to hurt it. It can also help you understand which steps in the customer journey are most valuable for your advertising goals. But it also has important features that help advertisers avoid problems with their accounts and campaigns.

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SMX West 2017 Day 2 – AdWords Attribution, Drafts & Experiments, and More Attribution


To test different attribution models, Google recommends first defining the most important metrics against which to test: conversions (at the same cost-per-action or CPA) or revenue (at the same ROAS). Monitor your test – While running tests, Google recommends avoiding major changes and keeping ads, CPA targets and budgets “steady” to observe long-term effects.

5 Simple Steps to Develop an Effective PPC Strategy


Okay, you’ve just landed your dream job as an SEM professional and your boss is now asking you to deliver your “PPC strategy” — you know that brilliant, airtight strategy you put together that’s going to help your boss (and your company) not only to meet their business objectives, but also exceed them? Advertisers now have a number of ways to target their audiences, which makes distributing ad spend a challenge. That would be your ideal CPC.

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Why Host a Blog on Your Corporate Website?

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in journalism/advertising from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1993 and spent several years in traditional marketing (radio, television, and print) prior to venturing into all things "Web."

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