The 17 Best Keyword Research Tools for SEO and SEM

Webbiquity

Despite some misleading chatter to the contrary, SEO is not dead , and keywords still matter. And of course, keyword stuffing, as an SEO tactic, is long dead. But keywords (more precisely, keyword phrases) still matter in the sense they reveal searcher intent.

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. Average Cost Per Click decreased by more than 60 percent.

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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. Calculating Optimum Cost Per Click.

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4 Tips for Increasing SEM Spend Without Sacrificing Performance

QuanticMind

In this article, we list four tips for increasing SEM spend without taking a hit, ensuring your performance stays profitable. Keyword Expansion. The first step to increasing campaign spend is to expand your keyword focus.

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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.

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Google Keyword Tool vs.Traffic Estimator: How Do They Differ?

Fathom

When creating a PPC campaign from scratch and estimating performance for projections, Google Keyword Tool and Google Traffic Estimator are two great tools for research. … Read the rest The post Google Keyword Tool vs.Traffic Estimator: How Do They Differ?

New Tool Helps SEO, SEM Consultants Pinpoint Local Clients

Webbiquity

The SeoQuake team, the group behind the SEMRush tools for SEO and keyword research, recently released a new tool to help SEM consultants and agencies find local clients. For SEM agencies and consultants, the SEMRush Geo tool is a prospecting goldmine.

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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. Some of the key differences include: Bing treats negative keywords differently. Both Bing and Google Ads allow you to include negative keywords at both the ad group and campaign levels. However, unlike Google Ads, Bing will not negate any keywords that are included as one of your target keywords. With Bing, you can still show ads for negative keywords that appear in a target keyword phrase.

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How to Discover Your Competitors’ SEM Strategies and Tactics

QuanticMind

You simply need your SEM strategies to be more effective than your competitors. But what if I told you that there is a relatively easy way to get into the minds of your competitors in SEM? What if, in other words, someone handed you the SEM playbook for crushing your competition? Read on to get the most comprehensive SEM playbook for crushing your competitors. After logging into RankWatch, click on the “Competitors” section and select the ones you’d like to compare.

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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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9 Ways to Use Inventory and Lead Capacity for More Efficient SEM

QuanticMind

Such is the case when you use both your own inventory and lead capacity to optimize your SEM activities and increase ROI. The combination of the products you have available, along the number of leads you can successfully generate and handle are critical data points that can be leveraged to your advantage — as important indicators regarding the success of your campaign, as well as a foundation from which to make your SEM strategies and campaigns even better.

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Balancing SEO and PPC to Maximize Search Results

Webbiquity

Great SEO can get sites to the top of organic search rankings, provide valuable traffic from long-tail or high-traffic keywords and play a crucial role in driving growth to your company. With pretty minimal effort and investment, competitors can start driving traffic from the same keywords you spent months attempting to rank for. They will inevitably cut into the click-through rates of top-ranking pages. These can be costly, but potentially quite effective.

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Keyword Research Beyond the Basics: 16 Ways to Find New Terms

QuanticMind

Keyword research is the foundation of pay-per-click advertising. Thus, growing a keyword list is the first step to launching new campaigns or expanding existing ones. If you’re looking for new keywords to target, the following ideas will help you find a variety of potential terms. Do Keyword Research from Your Own Site’s Traffic. The initial place to look for keywords isn’t in some keyword-generating tool but rather right on your own site.

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

The Point

Google, for example, provides basic tracking services – impressions, clicks, cost per click – automatically and at no charge as part of their default set-up. how much each desired action is costing in the aggregate, and. For a free copy, click here.

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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? Improve your quality score in order to lower your cost per click (CPC). Keywords.

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

The Point

As most PPC advertisers already know, Google’s Quality Score measures what Google perceives to be the quality of your keyword ads.

Social PPC: 17 Tips for Successful Ads on Twitter, LinkedIn & Facebook

The Point

Increasingly, however, B2B marketers have other options when it comes to investing pay-per-click dollars. Twitter and even Facebook have shown more limited success, but both can be a good fit for certain B2B companies whose target markets align well with specific interests or keywords.

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The Ultimate Guide to Accurate PPC Forecasting

QuanticMind

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.

Seven Common AdWords Mistakes to Avoid

Webbiquity

In fact, recent WordStream research highlighted on eStrategy Trends reveals that, for keyword phrases with “high commercial intent,” almost two-thirds of all clicks are now on paid ads. A keyword with a low CTR and a $10.00 Using the wrong keywords.

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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Seven Expert Search Engine Marketing Guides

Webbiquity

SEM, paid search, PPC) is a powerful complement to SEO and an effective tactic on its own. How can you improve quality scores to get a higher ad position at a lower cost? How can test to increase conversion rates while reducing the cost per conversion?

How Landing Page Design Impacts PPC Efficiency

QuanticMind

It’s well established that landing page design impacts many facets of an SEM program’s success. After clicking an ad, the user flow and prominence of conversion actions impact not only your bottom line but also the bidding insights and optimizations.

How to get a Bigger SEM Budget

WebMarketCentral

Search is hard ("You'll never hit a search home run with one inspired brainstorm.You just keep plugging away, tweaking keywords and pulling in prospects"). As an example, I was asked several months ago by a client to take over a floundering SEM campaign.

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Health Systems’ 5 Most Common Digital Advertising Mistakes

Fathom

Keeping keywords primarily in broad match. Broad-match keywords are great for increasing reach and showing up for many different search queries that are not bid on directly. However, broad-match keywords are extremely susceptible to wasting money on irrelevant keywords.

How to Solve the Biggest New Problem in Search Engine Marketing

QuanticMind

The biggest new problem in search engine marketing is getting bigger by the day…and is expected to cost companies trillions by 2020. How can you solve SEM’s biggest new challenge? There’s more competition online going after the same clicks and business you’ve already worked so hard to earn. Here it is: In order to win at modern-day search engine marketing, you need to be able to successfully tackle the big data challenge in SEM.

Baidu Limits PPC Ad Space: What This Means for B2B Marketers

KoMarketing Associates

First, advertising on Baidu will be more competitive and expensive, especially for more competitive keywords. With a dramatic decrease in ad space, advertising space is now at a premium and the cost per click could increase. Identify priority keywords.

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8 Tips to Boost Health Insurance Enrollments with Online Advertising

Fathom

To learn more about this study from AdGooroo, click here. We realize that not all health insurance companies have millions of dollars per year to invest in their digital advertising efforts. It also allows you to quickly deploy responsive landing pages at a very low cost.

8 Ways to Improve PPC Campaign Management

QuanticMind

Managing bids to optimize for target cost per acquisition. Researching search queries and adding relevant new keywords to accounts. Eliminating poor performing keywords from campaigns. Before starting a campaign, you should be able to answer questions such as: How many conversions you want to drive per month. Your ideal and maximum cost per conversion (CPC). Your ideal and maximum cost per click (CPC).

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Affordable PPC Avenues for Marketing a Law Firm

Fathom

Not only are the keywords in the legal industry extremely expensive but they are also extremely competitive as well. Another positive note: Facebook is cheap – with Cost-Per-Clicks (CPC) as little as $1. Legal Services Online Advertising / SEM / Display

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Are You Advertising Your Urgent Care Clinics Online?

Fathom

One of the newest paid advertising trends Fathom Healthcare has noticed is the investment in advertising of urgent care centers online using pay-per-click (PPC) advertising. Average cost per click (CPC) across all devices was relatively consistent, averaging out to $2.40.

Bing PPC Ads: How They Work (and Compare to Google Ads)

Hubspot

It's an ambitious goal, but one place where Bing differentiates itself is through its Pay Per Click ads or PPC. Pay Per Click ads are, "a form of search engine marketing (SEM) where the advertiser pays for clicks on an ad." Cost Per Click.

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A guide to using Google Ads for B2B lead generation

Albacross

In this post we’re going to review some of the key challenges of B2B SEM campaigns and discuss how B2B marketers can navigate around the most common obstacles and get the most from their paid search ads. It’s not unusual for some finance and legal terms to exceed $10 per click or more!).

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. At what cost?

A guide to using Google Ads for B2B lead generation

Albacross

In this post we’re going to review some of the key challenges of B2B SEM campaigns and discuss how B2B marketers can navigate around the most common obstacles and get the most from their paid search ads. It’s not unusual for some finance and legal terms to exceed $10 per click or more!).

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.

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. Clicking on the first unit in this ad usually takes shoppers to either a multi-product landing page or full-blown store page, while clicking on the subsequent units goes directly to a specific product listing for that merchant. (It This is a cost-per-click option that will not overrun budget if no clicks come in.

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. So how can search engine marketers maximize their click-through rate (CTR) and conversions from paid search?