Video Tech Company Leverages SEM to Drive Enterprise Leads

The Point

In 2015, JW Player piloted a small-scale, in-house SEM program on Google AdWords to gauge the potential efficacy of using search advertising to drive qualified leads for its enterprise video platform.

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14 Fortuitous SEO and SEM Stats and Facts

Webbiquity

The average B2B website gets 40% or more of all visits from organic search, and 81% of B2B purchase cycles start with a web search. On the paid side, more than one million businesses use Google AdWords , and Google’s content network reaches 80% of all U.S.

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Expand your Offer Strategy to Increase SEM Performance

The Point

It’s puzzling, therefore, why so many SEM campaigns in the high tech space focus exclusively on late-stage offers, namely trials and demos. One reason is a general (short-sighted, in my view) opinion of SEM as merely a tool to find prospects who are ready to buy. However, by limiting paid search (SEM) campaigns (and social ads like LinkedIn also) to prospects who are ready to look at a product, marketers do themselves and their companies a disservice.

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For AdWords In ABM, Add the Right AI

Webbiquity

If ever a platform needed artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, it’s Google AdWords. This is particularly true for B2B marketers hoping to exploit the potential of account-based marketing (ABM). Being smart about AdWords is essential. What’s the problem with AdWords?

Drive More Revenue With AdWords: Everything B2B Marketers Need To Know

bizible

(Finally, a past-due update for our AdWords For Lead Gen guide -- everything you need to know about AdWords to successfully generate leads AND drive more revenue.). When it comes to marketing for B2B companies with a sales team, search engine marketing (SEM) is particularly important.

8 Best Practices for Using Google AdWords

Salesfusion

Among the many inbound marketing tactics, one of the most valuable is search engine marketing (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.

Google AdWords for B2B Organizations: 8 Questions Leadership Should Ask

KoMarketing Associates

As the chart above reveals, SEO and SEM were ranked 4th in popularity and effectiveness, and 31% were piloting or planning an SEO / SEM initiative in 2015. More importantly, 62% of those surveyed indicated they were increasing budget for SEO and SEM in 2015.

2017 AdWords Industry Benchmark Report: An Agency’s Perspective

bizible

In July, we released our third annual AdWords Industry Benchmark Report and had Lucia Rodas-Estrada, SEM Team Manager at DWA , a media agency with a predominant focus in B2B technology, join us for a webinar to discuss them.

SEM is “Most Effective” B2B Marketing Strategy | CMI Manufacturing Report (2015)

Fathom

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.

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SEM for B2B – Best Practices and Ad Types to Use in SEM for B2B

QuanticMind

?SEM for B2B is a different space than consumer marketing. Here, we’ll discuss some of the tactics and ad types you can use today in SEM for B2B. SEM for B2B (business-to-business companies) is a bit different than what marketers normally think about when they discuss search engine marketing. Specifically, many marketers consider SEM to primarily be a B2C (business-to-consumer) space. B2B top-funnel tactics and basic mechanics.

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Infographic: Top 10 B2B Paid Search Mistakes

The Point

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.

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SEM for B2B: Lessons Learned from 40+ Accounts [VIDEO]

Directive Agency

Today we’re going to talk about SEM for B2B and the lessons that we’ve learned from 40+ accounts. One of the best parts of AdWords is there’s so much data available. Within these KPIs, we looked at the following AdWords channels: Search. Hi, everyone!

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Smart SEM Strategies for B2B Tech Companies [Q&A]

Golden Spiral

In Part Two of our Q&A with search engine marketing expert, Chris Turner of ChocolateSEO , Chris dives into the specific of using Google AdWords as B2B brand, the value of display and remarketing ads, and tips for writing copy that converts. We often work with B2B technology companies that have very low search volumes for their keywords. Is Google Adwords still a viable channel for them? What is the value of retargeting for B2B technology brands?

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B2B Leads in the Long Tail of Search

Webbiquity

Looking at multiple b2b websites, in the U.S. Use AdWords (and SEM in general). In short, optimizing a b2b website for conversions isn’t simple enough to do in your head (terms only).

How to Upgrade Your B2B Marketing Strategy with AdWords

Hubspot

Smart marketers know Google AdWords is an essential part of a strong B2B marketing strategy. One of the most critical elements of your SEM campaigns is the organization of your keywords. Relevancy is key in every part of SEM campaigns.

Should You Use the Same Landing Page for Email and Online Ads?

The Point

A client asks: “Can I use the landing page from an email campaign for online ads, say: search or LinkedIn, if it’s promoting the same asset?”. My response: In short: no. There’s an appeal to the economies of using one landing page across multiple channels, but the requirements are very different.

Failing at Paid Search? Maybe You’re Just Measuring It Wrong.

The Point

The lack of an appropriate and complete tracking system is one of the most common errors, or omissions, that B2B marketers make in setting up a paid search program. Most B2B marketers only measure clicks and cost per click for the reasons stated above.

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Broad Match is Not Your Friend: Using Match Types to Get More from Your PPC Campaign

The Point

Selective and proactive use of match types (broad, phrase, exact) is a key technique in optimizing the performance of Google AdWords™ campaigns. For many B2B marketers, this is the setting that provides the best balance between volume and quality.

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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. Increasingly, however, B2B marketers have other options when it comes to investing pay-per-click dollars.

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Top 10 Demand Generation Resolutions for 2014

The Point

Improve SEM conversion rates. It’s a pretty sure bet that Google will change their search algorithms again this year, and SEM practitioners everywhere will tinker away under the hood of their precious PPC campaigns, in a valiant attempt to stay ahead of the curve and the competition.

Ego Bidding: Why Paying for #1 Position on Google Costs You More Than You Think

The Point

In the business of Search Engine Marketing (SEM) , this strategy is sometimes referred to as “ego bidding” – that is, securing the top position (or one of the top 3 positions) for a particular search term, regardless of cost or efficiency.

26 Must-Have Negative Keywords for B2B PPC Campaigns

The Point

Conversion rates, for example, the rate at which clicks convert to leads (and a key metric for B2B campaigns), can be improved significantly by reducing the number of irrelevant clicks. Tags: B2B Marketing Google AdWords SEM search marketing paid search PPC

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5 Simple PPC Landing Page Changes that May Improve Your Quality Score

The Point

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.

AdWords Nerd Alert: What Google’s Removal of Sidebar Ads Means for Marketers

Modern B2B Marketing

Last week, it was reported by several sources, and confirmed by Google, that the AdWords ads that appear on the right hand-side of Google’s search engine results page will be removed from desktop searches in the near future. Digital Marketing b2b Consumer

B2B Display Ads with Demographic Targeting: Why Doesn’t Google Do This?

The Point

You can even make comparisons to the display advertising offered by Internet darling LinkedIn , through whom B2B marketers can also target prospects by industry, company size, even job title.

3 More Tips for Optimizing SEM Campaigns

WebMarketCentral

The previous post on this topic advised search engine marketers to bid on their own company name and branded terms, keep keyword lists clean and cross-pollinate SEO and SEM efforts. Here are three more tips for optimizing results from SEM programs such as Google AdWords.

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8 Key Google Changes B2B Marketers Need To Know In The New Year

KoMarketing Associates

In early December, Google dropped the “followers on Google+” social annotation for AdWords advertisers, as uncovered in an article from The SEM Post. For B2B marketers, this means your time investment requirement for Google+ lessens significantly in the new year.

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B2B PPC Optimization: Thought Leadership with Terry Whalen of CPC Search

Modern B2B Marketing

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. This interview is focused on search engine marketing as it relates specifically to B2B. 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.

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How to Improve SEM Conversion Rates

WebMarketCentral

To optimize the results of a Google AdWords, Yahoo! Search Marketing or other SEM program, start with best practices in search engine marketing. Ultimately, however, what's really important isn't raw traffic, but conversion of that traffic into buyers or B2B leads.

11 Expert PPC Guides, Tips and Techniques (and One Rant)

Webbiquity

SEM changes take effect in a matter of minutes. • How to Handle the AdWords Ad Rotation Changes by Search Engine Watch. ” Top 5 ways to use AdWords’ new Auction Insights tool by PPC Hero. 10 Quick Adwords Optimizations Tips for All PPC-ers by LunaMetrics.

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Google AdWords Average CTR and Best Practices

WebMarketCentral

It's surprisingly difficult, however, to get meaningful data on the average click-through rate (CTR) for Google AdWords ads. That range includes both B2B and B2C ads (the latter tend to generate higher CTRs). So—how can you optimize your Google AdWords CTR to beat those averages?

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SEM: How (And Why) To Keep Your Google Content Network Campaigns Clean

WebMarketCentral

Google's content network can be a valuable addition to any AdWords search marketing program. Case in point: among my SEM clients are two b2b software companies. Login to your AdWords account, then click Reports under the Reporting tab.

19 New Featured Sources on the B2B Marketing Zone

Webbiquity

The B2B Marketing Zone has really taken off over the past few months with the recent addition of numerous great bloggers. For those not familiar with it, the B2B Marketing Zone (a.k.a. CK’s B2B Blog ( SMS Mobile Marketing Mix Audience ). SEM & SEO & PPC & CTR.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2018

KEO Marketing

Here are the B2B marketing trends for 2018 that savvy businesses need to follow. The following B2B marketing trends will have the greatest commercial impact on B2B companies in 2018: Content marketing. And plenty of opportunities for B2B companies abound in this space as well.

What B2B Tech Companies Can Expect From Search Marketing in 2017

Golden Spiral

Below, Chris discusses the reasons that B2B technology companies should make SEO & SEM part of their strategy in the coming year. Chris, now that we’re starting a new year, why should B2B technology companies add SEM/SEO to their marketing mix?

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Five Reasons Why Sales Strategy Doesn’t Work for Many Small Businesses

Webbiquity

For instance, with a $4,000 budget, it is wise to spread the campaign over few months invest in one channel at a time (spend first $1000 on Adwords in the first month, next $1000 on FB ads in next month and so on) and squeeze the channel altogether. Guest post by Anthony Bergs.

An Email is Not a Campaign: the Case for Integrated Marketing

The Point

Sometimes this is because different groups “own” different campaigns (the Web team owning SEM , for example) and so those programs tend to be managed independently. Add the offer to the ad rotation in your Google AdWords campaign.

Setting Up Your B2B Pay Per Click Services the Easy Way

Directive Agency

Managing your B2B Pay Per Click Services doesn’t have to be an over-strenuous experience like the stigmas suggest. First things first, you need to decide what kind of B2B digital marketing campaign your product/service requires. Is AdWords worth it? Building a B2B Keyword List.

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Best Search Engine Marketing Tips of 2009, Part 1

Webbiquity

What’s the real optimal cost per lead for your SEM program? In another excellent piece from iMedia Connection, 10 tips for extending paid search growth , Noah Elkin and Rick Dalton provide tips on how to increase results from paid search, such as expanding your keyword list, optimizing text ads, carefully segmenting keywords and using the AdWords Search Query report to identify negative keywords to add to campaigns.

SMX East 2017 Day 2 – Paid search trends, Amazon and Automation

QuanticMind

Day 2 of #SMX East offers new insights on paid search trends, what Amazon is doing in search engine marketing, and SEM automation. Creative is the real differentiator of brands, but SEM professionals arguably think about it least, since they often focus too much on operations. B2B marketers using automation increased sales pipeline contribution 10%. The HP team is also exploring using shared AdWords accounts for affiliates to provide even greater performance transparency.

4 Content Strategies for B2B Corporate Blogging

delicious b2bmarketing

Besides Google Adwords and Bing, what other major PPC sevices are. The B2B blog team must develop content that resonates with a target audience and is tailored around specific goals. Blog Post Examples Galen De Youngs list of top B2B blogs is a great example.

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26 Awesome Search Engine Marketing Guides

Webbiquity

Search engine marketing (SEM) accounts for roughly three out of every eight dollars spent on digital advertising , with Google alone commanding 31% of the market. 7 deadly sins of Google AdWords by iMedia Connection. I Raised My AdWords Bids and Got LESS Traffic!

5 Steps for Crafting an Effective B2B SEO Blogging Strategy

delicious b2bmarketing

Besides Google Adwords and Bing, what other major PPC sevices are. B2B marketers have consistently recommended blogging as a communication vehicle and brand awareness tool for the company, but developing a strategy that accomplishes both of these goals isnt always easy.