How to Avoid Underspending and Overspending Your SEM Budget

QuanticMind

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. Calculating Optimum Cost Per Click.

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5 Most Common Fails in B2B Search Campaigns

The Point

Because costs per click in B2B search campaigns can often be extremely high when companies compete the for same keywords, Search Engine Marketing (SEM) for B2B advertisers offers its own very unique challenges. Add in the fact that B2B sales cycles are typically long and complex (meaning that advertisers may not see ROI for weeks or months), and it becomes clear that thriving in today’s SEM landscape requires getting a lot of things right.

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7 Bing PPC Secrets That Expand SEM Beyond Google

QuanticMind

Another major benefit of using Bing for SEM is lower competition. Bing has a unique audience — in fact 27% of Bing clicks come from searches that are exclusive to the Bing Network. By utilizing search patterns analysis, clicks, and conversions, Bing can automatically optimize your bids while simultaneously respecting your budget limit. Enhanced CPC can increase your total number of conversions while reducing cost and staying within your budget limitations. Target CPA.

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

QuanticMind

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. Clicks and conversions are the relevant bidding options for SEM.

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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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Seven Common AdWords Mistakes to Avoid

Webbiquity

As Google’s standard search results page has evolved from displaying ten organic links on the left and eight ads on the right to a more varied page (see example below), featuring more or fewer ads and different media types depending on the nature of the search, the old pattern of organic results receiving 70%-85% of all clicks has also gone by the wayside. Steering clear of these potholes and using SEM best practices greatly increases the odds of success with AdWords.

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. How do we lower the cost on these crazy acronyms? It’s not just about lowering cost—it’s about creating an economical spend model where we are squeezing the most performance out of each dollar. Improve your quality score in order to lower your cost per click (CPC). The most important factor is the expected click-through rate.

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5 Paid Search Metrics for Schools and Education Companies

Fathom

Due to the competitive nature of digital marketing in the education industry and the higher than average costs per click (CPC), whether it be for small local schools or national higher education providers, it’s essential to know which paid search metrics are important to your company. Cost per lead (CPL) is one of the most recognized measurements, but your school should also focus on these additional paid search metrics for schools: Cost per Application (CPA).

Seven Expert Search Engine Marketing Guides

Webbiquity

SEM, paid search, PPC) is a powerful complement to SEO and an effective tactic on its own. SEM enables enterprises to rank for specific search terms immediately (including terms for which it would difficult to rank organically), target traffic to specific landing pages, test everything (keywords, bid levels, ad copy, landing page design), and precisely quantify ROI based on sales or leads generated. How can you improve quality scores to get a higher ad position at a lower cost?

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

QuanticMind

O2O: “Offline Attribution in SEM: Getting From Good To Great” by Aaron Levy. On the matter of in-store purchase behavior, since final purchases are what matter to retailers at the end of the day, Google found that customers who click on search ads before visiting a store were 40% more valuable, and spent 10%+ more on average. Geographic reporting – This tool was launched this year, and tracks, down to the ZIP code level, and tracks who is driving the most clicks.

Big List of Digital Marketing Acronyms

TrueInfluence

BR = Bounce Rate – Percentage clicking on CTA or navigating to other pages on web site from landing page. CAC = Customer Acquisition Cost. CPA = Cost-Per-Acquisition/Cost-Per-Action. CPC = Cost-Per-Click. CPL = Cost-Per-Lead.

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How to Get Started with Performance Marketing

Outbrain

Performance marketing is the term given for online marketing campaigns where advertisers pay marketing companies or advertising platforms for results achieved, such as clicks or conversions. The affiliate receives payment only for actions taken, such as clicks, conversions or leads.

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42 B2B Marketing Acronyms and Abbreviations

Digital B2B Marketing

SEM : Search Engine Marketing. PPC : Pay Per Click. UX : User Experience Online Marketing Acronyms CTR : Click Through Rate or Click Rate. Calculated as clicks divided by impressions. CPC : Cost per Click. Generally used for paid media programs and calculated media cost divided by clicks. May also refer to media buys that are paid for based on the number of clicks (as opposed to CPM). CPN : Cost per Name.

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The Big List of Content Marketing Acronyms

Brandpoint

PR and ad agencies will check the earned media’s performance against how much it would have cost to pay for that same media coverage. Ideally, your ad-value equivalency will be much higher than what it cost to create the earned media. CAC: Customer Acquisition Cost.

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Top 10 PPC Trends for 2020

Valasys

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.

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Why PPC Automation Technology is the Future of Paid Search

QuanticMind

That makes it hard to keep up with new ways of approaching SEM every year. Most advertisers today know that it’s possible to automate certain SEM tasks using Google Ads or third party tools. Your ideal cost-per-click (CPC) can change based on a number of factors, including business goals, demand, competition, and other market changes. Search engine marketing is constantly changing.

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The Ultimate Guide to PPC

Hubspot

Despite the fact that 45% of small businesses use paid ads , pay-per-click is still a concept that eludes many of us. This guide will help you grasp pay-per-click marketing in its entirety. 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). Search Engine Marketing (SEM). CPM (Cost per Mille).

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5 Simple Steps to Develop an Effective PPC Strategy

QuanticMind

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? The more relevant a landing page is to the initial search intent or audience demographic interest, the more likely site visitors will click through, sign up, make a purchase, etc.

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The Role of Bid Optimization Technology in Preventing PPC Performance Issues

QuanticMind

Certain milestones of the customer journey can serve to predict whether a click will lead to a sale, and how much revenue that sale will return. Even for smaller accounts with just a few campaigns and ad groups, there are simply too many important factors that impact bidding decisions to be handled manually, including: Click volume Conversion/revenue data Competition Bid landscapes Current inventory Audience characteristics Geolocation.

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The Rise of Automated Bidding

QuanticMind

The story of automated bidding in general begins in the early 2000s, back during the dawn of what would eventually become known as pay-per-click (PPC advertising). As advertisers moved into the digital world and onto the Internet in droves, many ad platforms (like Google Ads) needed advertisers to actually set a maximum cost-per-click (CPC) that they were comfortable with. Optimize your cost-per-acquisition.

4 Clever PPC Opportunities Ecommerce Marketers Won't Want to Miss

Hubspot

If you’re a PPC veteran, it’s tempting to devote all your time to the bigger picture and finding creative new ways to drive cheap, conversion-friendly clicks. Users may click on 4-5 different ads, use your site to do some research, and then purchase from whoever has the lowest price. Not only are the clicks significantly cheaper due to the low competition on model number keywords, but the conversion rates are incredibly higher, which will help bring your overall CPA down.

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Online advertising glossary

Choozle

Click-through rate (CTR): The action of clicking an ad and being taken to another web page via a hyperlink. Click-through URL: A destination website address that a viewer goes to when they click on an ad. Conversion: The measure of the number of times that a tracker has been displayed that has been successfully linked to a previous creative impression or click. Cost-per-acquisition(CPA): Uses algorithms to optimize for cost per action/acquisition.