The 17 Best Keyword Research Tools for SEO and SEM
JULY 19, 2016
Pricing: free (but requires an active Google AdWords account). Search for any domain and see every place they’ve shown up on Google: every keyword bought on Adwords, every organic rank, and every ad variation in the last 9 years.
14 Fortuitous SEO and SEM Stats and Facts
MARCH 1, 2016
On the paid side, more than one million businesses use Google AdWords , and Google’s content network reaches 80% of all U.S. Though many small businesses remain skeptical of AdWords, SEM still accounts for the largest share of online advertising budgets. A mere 12% use PPC ads. (
Five Reasons Why Sales Strategy Doesn’t Work for Many Small Businesses
FEBRUARY 24, 2017
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.
17 (of the) Best AdWords and SEM Guides of 2011
MARCH 14, 2012
Google AdWords) in conjunction to maximize first-page-of-the-search-results exposure. Understand Google AdWords quality scores? Discover the answers to these questions and many more here in 17 of the best AdWords and SEM guides of the past year. How Does the AdWords Auction Work?
26 Outstanding LinkedIn Tips and Tactics
MARCH 27, 2013
by PPC Hero. Writing that “LinkedIn ads are very similar to those you create on AdWords or AdCenter, but with the added bonus of specific targeting options not found in the other ad campaign media,” Lee Rush Schwartz steps through the six elements of ad targeting on LinkedIn.
102 Compelling Social Media and Online Marketing Stats and Facts for 2012 (and 2013)
JANUARY 2, 2013
Blogging generally gets the largest share of inbound marketing budgets, followed by social media, SEO (if calculated separately from blogging) and PPC advertising. Think AdWords isn’t important?
25 of the Best Web Presence Optimization Guides of 2012
MARCH 11, 2013
5 Killer SEO Insights from Analyzing a Billion Dollars in AdWords Spend by The Daily DEO Blog. ** 5 STARS.
Best Google AdWords Tips and Tactics of 2010
JANUARY 28, 2011
There’s no question that paid search delivers leads, and no question that AdWords is the big dog in the PPC world. Google Instant) and changes within AdWords itself. How can you use AdWords reports to fine-tune campaigns? When should you use the AdWords Editor?
Best Social Media and Digitial Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 1
NOVEMBER 28, 2011
In addition, “Three-quarters (74%) of North American agencies say their clients run PPC campaigns on Facebook. Three-fourths of companies (75%) use Twitter for brand promotion, and more than a quarter (27%) of companies now use LinkedIn specifically for PPC campaigns.”
26 Awesome Search Engine Marketing Guides
SEPTEMBER 30, 2014
7 deadly sins of Google AdWords by iMedia Connection. New Google AdWords Callout Extensions How-To: Highlight Offers in Your Ads by WordStream. 10 ways to get the most from PPC in a small-keyword category by eConsultancy. I Raised My AdWords Bids and Got LESS Traffic!
Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010
JANUARY 17, 2011
Pay per click (PPC) advertising is viewed as highly effective for generating leads, sales and website traffic. Just 22% decreased spending on PPC ads.
11 Expert PPC Guides, Tips and Techniques (and One Rant)
MAY 6, 2013
With all of the hype surrounding inbound and content marketing, it’s easy to underrate the continued importance of pay-per-click (PPC) advertising, a.k.a. ABC’s of PPC – A Guide for the Basics! by PPC Hero. 10 Quick Adwords Optimizations Tips for All PPC-ers by LunaMetrics.
The 5-point plan: how to increase marketing ROI from call conversions
SEPTEMBER 22, 2014
Google recently announced they are offering this service free for their AdWords users. Having this data means they can fine tune their PPC and SEO campaigns. Mobile Marketing Search Engine Marketing Web Analytics call tracking Google AdWords mobile marketing
Web Presence Optimization Software Review: gShift Labs
JANUARY 19, 2012
What sets this software apart is its approach as much as its functionality; the people behind gShift understand that SEO, online PR, social media, PPC advertising and other tactics are each pieces of the larger web presence puzzle.
35 (of the) Best Guides to Facebook Marketing, Advertising, Search and More of 2010 (So Far)
AUGUST 26, 2010
Brian Carter uses this post along with a white paper and video to share more than four dozen tips and best practices for Facebook advertising, which he describes as a combination of “AdWords’ copywriting and analytics with image-oriented linkbait. 10 Tips for Advertising on Facebook by PPC Hero. Facebook is an extraordinary phenomenon. Depending on the day, it’s either the #1 or #2 most-visited site on the web. It’s inspired a movie.
Best AdWords Tips and Tactics of 2009, Part 1
JANUARY 10, 2010
Which AdWords reports are the most critical, and how you can take full advantage of the information they provide? How is AdWords Quality Score calculated, and how can you improve that score in your campaigns? How can you calculate the potential advertising value of AdWords before making a costly investment? Find the answers to these questions and others here in more of the best articles and blog posts on maximizing the value of Google AdWords from the past year.
Best AdWords Tips and Tactics of 2009, Part 2
FEBRUARY 18, 2010
Optimization—the greatest results for the lowest cost—is the goal of every AdWords campaign manager. What are two of the simplest ways to optimize AdWords campaigns? Google is constantly changing and upgrading its AdWords tools; which recent enhancements are most important to understand and take advantage of? Get the answers to these questions and many others here in more of the best articles and blog posts from last year on Google AdWords search engine marketing.
Best Search Engine Marketing Tips of 2009, Part 2
APRIL 7, 2010
While more than 80% of companies now use paid search in some form (primarily AdWords), many of these programs are under-optimized and not delivering the results they could be. Does PPC advertising help with branding? Carrie Hill explains how to use demographic targeting tools from AdWords, MSN AdCenter and Yahoo to increase conversion rates for b2c search marketing programs. What’s The Real Value of Brand PPC?
Best Search Engine Marketing Tips of 2009, Part 1
JANUARY 10, 2010
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. Finding Google AdWords Super Converter Keywords by MediaPost Online Media Daily.
19 New Featured Sources on the B2B Marketing Zone
JULY 26, 2010
SEM & SEO & PPC & CTR. Adwords. 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.
Direct Mail vs. Google Adwords (PPC)
Direct Response Coach
MAY 12, 2015
On the surface, Direct Mail vs. Google Adwords seems like an odd comparison. Google Adwords is the cornerstone of online marketing. The post Direct Mail vs. Google Adwords (PPC) appeared first on McCarthy and King Marketing.
Are You Making These PPC Mistakes? 10+ Bizible PPC Fails… And How We Fixed Them
OCTOBER 8, 2015
We recently went through and audited our paid media (mostly PPC) and found that there were many ways in which we could improve. We realized that we were using the same targeting for our Bizible brand campaign for both search and display through AdWords. adwords ppc paid media sem
How to Use Google AdWords: A Beginner’s Guide to PPC Advertising [Free Ebook]
NOVEMBER 3, 2015
In fact, when done correctly, businesses generally make an average of $2 in revenue for every $1 they spend on AdWords, according to Google. “It’s In this guide, you’ll learn how to: Use Pay-Per-Click (PPC) ads as a part of a well-rounded inbound marketing campaign.
How Google AdWords Works [Infographic]
SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
But that doesn''t mean pay-per-click (PPC) doesn''t have a place in an inbound marketing strategy. PPC can be a great complement to your organic search optimization efforts to help you maximize reach. PPC is one way to help. Ready to get started with Google AdWords?
7 AdWords Extensions You Should Utilize to Improve PPC Conversion Rate
JUNE 23, 2016
Every AdWords advertiser wants more relevant clicks on their ads. If you’re looking to improve your PPC conversion rates by increasing your qualified clicks, one way to do this is to attach Ad Extensions on your AdWords campaigns. What Are AdWords Extensions.
Broad Match is Not Your Friend: Using Match Types to Get More from Your PPC Campaign
JUNE 16, 2015
Selective and proactive use of match types (broad, phrase, exact) is a key technique in optimizing the performance of Google AdWords™ campaigns. Adapted from the white paper, “Top 10 B2B Paid Search Mistakes – Why Your Google AdWords Campaign Isn’t Working & What to Do About It”.
7 AdWords Features You Didn't Know Existed
JULY 28, 2016
Over the years Google AdWords has evolved into a marketing tool that helps businesses drive leads and outrank their competitors. But what if I told you that the majority of business owners, marketers, and strategists weren’t taking full advantage of all AdWords has to offer?
Social PPC: 17 Tips for Successful Ads on Twitter, LinkedIn & Facebook
OCTOBER 7, 2014
It seems only yesterday that “PPC advertising” was synonymous with Google AdWords. Ready to take the plunge into Social PPC? Almost all ad-serving platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Google AdWords) run their auctions based on estimated yield to their network, not simply on bid level.
Google AdWords Expanded Text Ads: Best Practices For The New Format
NOVEMBER 23, 2016
Expanded Text Ads (ETAs), announced in July of 2016, are considered by most industry observers to be the biggest change to Google Adwords in 16 years. With standard text ads, Adwords allowed you to create separate mobile ads. PPC AdWords
How to Audit a PPC Account
NOVEMBER 2, 2015
You may be performing a pay-per-click (PPC) account audit on behalf of a prospect in hopes of winning the business. Whichever the case may be, account audits are vital to showcase your PPC skills and win over the prospect or client. Will it be a CMO or a PPC strategist, for example?
5 Simple PPC Landing Page Changes that May Improve Your Quality Score
DECEMBER 12, 2014
As most PPC advertisers already know, Google’s Quality Score measures what Google perceives to be the quality of your keyword ads. A couple of years ago, I wrote a post in this space listing “ 7 Tips for a Successful PPC Landing Page ” – and most of that advice stands the test of time today.
New Changes Coming to Google Adwords
SEPTEMBER 11, 2014
Just as the seasons are changing, Google Adwords is changing, too. This month, Google Adwords is rolling out some new and exciting changes. Check out Search Engine Land and the Adwords Blog to learn more. Below is a recap to get you up to speed.
8 Best Practices for Using Google AdWords
MARCH 7, 2016
However, as we continue to create more content and become increasingly savvy as consumers of that content, there’s a lot of value that can come from taking a pay-per-click (PPC) approach to SEM. Using Google AdWords for SEM. 4 Tips for Developing Your AdWords Strategy.
4 Tools and Tactics to Generate More Leads with Baidu PPC
APRIL 13, 2017
Successful conversions start with an initial touchpoint: a website visit, a PPC ad, or a social media post. As many B2B marketers know, PPC is an effective way to generate leads in both China and the US. However, to run an effective PPC campaign in China, B2B marketers need to have an understanding of cultural differences and the unique features of the Baidu PPC platform. Form submission is an essential tactic of PPC that’s used broadly across B2B businesses.
Align AdWords Campaigns With TV & Video
DECEMBER 8, 2015
If you are advertising using TV or video, there are several ways to optimize your AdWords campaigns to align with those TV and video efforts. Similar to ad copy, keywords are a great area to align AdWords campaigns with TV or video ads.
10 Tips To Improve PPC Performance
OCTOBER 19, 2015
For experienced PPC marketers, creating a new account in AdWords, Bing, or Yahoo is an art form. Digital advertising is an ever-evolving puzzle, especially in the world of PPC, and the competition is constantly working to outrank and outperform our accounts.
Negative Keywords Can Be Shared Across Google AdWords Accounts
MARCH 9, 2017
Google currently provides the ability to add negative keywords to your AdWords Pay-per-Click (PPC) accounts. Up until now, though, you had to manually add negative keywords to each PPC ad campaign that you were running. In January of 2017, Google made a change to AdWords.