Google AdWords Adds “Customer Match” to Their Targeting Arsenal

Fathom

Finally, Google has jumped on the bandwagon to the ability to target users by offline data, such as email addresses, that they are calling “ Customer Match ”. Google was not an innovator nor early adopter with this targeting technique as 3 rd party retargeting vendors and DSPs have coined this tactic as “CRM Retargeting”. In addition, Facebook calls this “ Custom Audiences ” where Twitter defines this as “ Tailored Audiences ”.

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. Twitter.

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Spending more time on SEO than adding value to Google?

Biznology

Adam’s an affiliate and an AdWords guru, par excellence, by profession; however, he also stays on top of organic search religiously just as part of creating content sublime enough to compel all the folks who click through from sponsored search, contextual ads, and display ads.

Google demands your papers with the Hummingbird algorithm update

Biznology

Why is Google being such a dick? Because there’s not only billions of dollars being spent of getting to the top of Google, but everything to lose — losing just one spot, going from 2nd to 3rd, to say nothing about going from a top-three organic result on Google to the fifth spot.

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What Your Business Needs To Know About Google+

Modern Marketing

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this Unless you’ve avoided the Internet over the past two weeks, you’ve probably heard about Google’s big play into the social web. It’s called Google+ , and it’s been labeled the search giant’s Facebook contender. That issue is solved with the launch of Google+.

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6 Ways to Reduce Wasted AdWords Spend

Hubspot

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. Luckily, there are lots of ways to do this in AdWords -- you just have to know what they are.

34 (of the) Best Google+ Tips, Tactics and Guides of 2011

Webbiquity

Google+ (or Google Plus) is many different things, depending on who you ask. It’s the tool Google will use to beat Facebook. It’s Google’s latest attempt at social media, and they finally got it right. Google Plus Tips, Tactics and How-To Guides.

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What Could Kill Google and Facebook

Webbiquity

A potential Google killer , Facebook killer or even Twitter killer may not do it with superior technology, but simply with a better user experience. Google. Google not only accounts for 85% of all web searches but controls an astounding 44% of the global online advertising market. Twitter. But the next Google killer or Facebook killer may very well not be a better search engine or social network, but simply one that treats its users with respect.

On Twitter’s birthday: How Twitter changed my life

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Twitter was nearly an afterthought in those early days, an outcropping from a video service Dorsey had a hand in starting. It is no overstatement or social media hyperbole to say that Twitter has changed my life. Twitter chatter. Twitter chats were created by the people.

Influencer outreach is more PR than marketing or advertising

Biznology

When I pitch my influencer marketing services these days on behalf of my digital agency Gerris , I find that I am not competing against humans at other agencies, I am fighting it out with Google AdWords , Facebook Ads , Twitter Ads, Bing Ads and even Pinterest Ads.

Surefire Social introduces SurePulse “webmaster tools”

Biznology

My reports are mostly a hodge podge of data culled from Google Analytics , Moz , Google Webmaster Tools , SEMrush , Ahrefs , and then there’s reviews across so many sites, and business updates over so many sites, and even social media posting, updates and engagement tasks over so many sites.

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You can only win search by winning social

Biznology

Google now judges your worthiness as an eCommerce site based on whether or not anyone cares about you and your product rather than whether your site is the most search-optimized. Google is Fighting a Robot Army and a Zombie Horde. Google’s an angry God, a vengeful God.

How to reach your customers at work or at home

Biznology

First, they matched the Twitter handles in the business record to those in the consumer database. Most Twitter, Facebook and Google AdWords custom ad selection is based on the personal email address that was collected on sign up.

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Looking in Google’s funhouse mirror

Biznology

Google’s the worst boyfriend in the world! However, Google’s reflection isn’t a personal slight, it’s simply an emergent fractal representing how people actually search — for you — and not how you want them to.

Google unmasks the anonymous with Google Authorship

Biznology

Google has a goal in mind and it has more to do with visitor identification as it relates to targeted advertising than it has to do with improving the quality, speed, or usefulness of searching or finding. Google wants to triangulate real name with as much online behavior as possible. Google’s apps, products, phones, OSes, and services are just elaborate strategies to lure Internet denizens out of the cold and into the system. Google’s conflicted.

How to recover from the ravages of Google Penguin and Panda

Biznology

People are freaking out about the new Google Search. In the past, too, Google was a little desperate. Google really needed to allow a very nascent industry to mature. Google Search is people! Google SEO is the new Google AdWords.

Your keywords suck and are outdated

Biznology

Google is amazingly painfully literal and only gets smart and clever when and if it can’t find relevant results that satisfy its customers immediately and easily. Another example is a service I offered which cleaned bad search engine results off of Google.

8 (Free) Google Resources B2B Marketers Need To Know

KoMarketing Associates

Late last year I wrote about important changes Google has launched for B2B marketers to be aware of (you can read that post here ). Needless to say, Google continues to launch new functionality and change product offerings. Google AdWords Features History.

Enhanced Campaigns: How to Optimize AdWords Campaigns for Desktop AND Mobile

Hubspot

This past February, Google AdWords released new Enhanced Campaigns in a bid to dramatically simplify the work needed to build, manage, and measure the impact of mobile search advertising campaigns. And on July 22nd, all AdWords accounts will be upgraded to reflect these new formats.

8 Key Changes In Google Search B2B Marketers Should Know

KoMarketing Associates

As detailed in an article on Search Engine Land this past month, a new Google eye tracking study outlines the evolution of Google search results from 2005 to today. The Demise of Google Authorship. Mobile Prioritization in Google Search Results.

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Why Google Glass Will Fail

Webbiquity

Google Glass, the search giant’s foray into wearable augmented reality technology, has generated considerable interest within and beyond the tech community, and generally positive press. Second, the appearance issue is easily fixable: make Google Glass look like aviator shades.

Maximize your SEO benefit on Google+ in 8 simple steps

Biznology

Let me boil my last post, Google Plus was born prematurely and you should take advantage , down to practical pieces. To help you carefully handle Google+ for maximum advantage, I’ve assembled eight steps that help you get the best searh visibility from your Google+ posts.

Useful Google Analytics: Goals and Attribution Models

Vertical Response

Google Analytics (GA) is an excellent free tool used to track and measure website traffic and other factors. If used strategically, Google Analytics can provide you a wealth of beneficial knowledge. This can help you analyze which of two or more AdWords campaigns were most effective.

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

Hubspot

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. Google''s Keyword Encryption Coming to PPC Data Near You.

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

Hubspot

Recently, Google announced a change in the way Quality Score would be reported within AdWords. As reported on the Inside AdWords blog : "Please note that this is only a change to how a keyword’s 1-10 Quality Score is reported. Did Google snatch away your 10s?

32 B2B Marketers to Add to Your Google Plus Circles

KoMarketing Associates

Building a network in Google+ could be the next critical tactic when it relates to B2B search engine optimization and broader social media initiatives. Recent data analysis from Moz illustrates a positive correlation between Google+ activity and search visibility.

How to integrate offline campaigns with your digital marketing strategy

Biznology

TV commercials routinely nudge viewers to express their support for a cause or to participate in a contest by posting specific hashtags on social media channels like Facebook or Twitter. Google-forwarding phone number.

Social Media is Like Riding a Bike

Biznology

The same thing with social media: just because you can use Facebook and follow folks on Twitter doesn’t mean you know how to do social media marketing or be a digital PR professional. Google is wary of severe SEO front loading, rightfully so.

Playing the online reputation shell game

Biznology

Next, collect as many explicit URLs you can find, as deep as you care to go into Google Search. Start with the keyword phrase fed into Google, Bing, and Yahoo! And then just search as deep as you can, especially to the point when Google begins to fail on you.

The dashboard has finally been perfected

Biznology

I never remember to check Google Analytics, Webmaster tools, my AdSense revenue, and even what’s coming in to my Desk.com help desk inbox as it happens. Widgets and Google Gadgets? Google AdSense. Google AdWords. Google AdWords (MCC). Google+.

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?

Win lifestyle influencers over with generosity and attentiveness

Biznology

Money from Google isn’t reliable and agency product sponsorship can be patchy but having the financial support of your friends, fans, and followers turns out to be the gift that keeps on giving. It takes a lot of money to give you license to treat someone like crap.

The “Marketing” Guide for Higher Education Content Marketing

Fathom

They are coming to your page from either an organic source (Google/Bing) or through some medium of paid advertising. Put content like that out on Twitter, Pinterest or Facebook, the places more largely populated by the undergraduate population. Welcome back marketers.

Implementing a Content Experiment from Google Analytics with a WordPress Website; Conversion Testing

NuSpark

Google recently introduced Content Experiment on Google Analytics as a replacement for the old Google Website Optimizer that was part of the Adwords platform. Proper conversion rate optimization requires testing of landing pages.

Implementing a Content Experiment from Google Analytics with a WordPress Website; Conversion Testing

NuSpark

Google recently introduced Content Experiment on Google Analytics as a replacement for the old Google Website Optimizer that was part of the Adwords platform. Proper conversion rate optimization requires testing of landing pages.

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

NuSpark

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.

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

Webbiquity

B2B buyers are most likely to share useful vendor content via email (79%), followed by LinkedIn (53%), Twitter (39%) and Facebook (18%). Furthermore, half of all Google+ users are under 25 years old. 48% have generated customers through Twitter and 42% through Facebook.

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Google Message Extensions Means Even More Ways to Track PPC Attribution

ActiveDEMAND

Google Message Extensions Means Even More Ways to Track PPC Attribution Google has just added message extensions support for their AdWords, and since ActiveDEMAND integrated call tracking supports both calls and text, this means we have yet another way to thoroughly track your marketing spend.

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How to court Google with chivalry and courtly love

Biznology

Google Demands Courtly Love. Google requires courtship and courtly behavior. Google wants to start a family with you, with your children as the happy searchers. Yard Crashing, Sure; Google Crashing, at Your Peril! Don’t ever try to go all-the-way with Google.

The Social Media Monitoring Metric We Need, But Can’t Get

Webbiquity

When a company places a search ad through Google AdWords or another search engine, it wants the audience to take a specific action, normally to convert to either a sale or a lead. Social media monitoring tools continue to proliferate in number and advance in functionality.