13 More Bing Ads Secrets to Broaden Your SEM Coverage

QuanticMind

Last year we published some tips and secrets on how to expand your SEM strategy using Bing Ads. If you want to maximize the value of Bing Ads for SEM in 2020, here are 13 new tips and strategies to consider.

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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. Probably the most common reason for SEM budget underspending is setting your budget too low. Another common reason you might underspend your SEM budget is if your conversion rate is too low.

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Seven Common AdWords Mistakes to Avoid

Webbiquity

Digging a bit deeper, it usually turns out it wasn’t the tactic that was ineffective, but rather the execution of the AdWords or other search engine marketing (SEM) program. SEM can be a productive channel for selling virtually anything more expensive than a candy bar and less costly than a commercial jet. Steering clear of these potholes and using SEM best practices greatly increases the odds of success with AdWords. A keyword with a low CTR and a $10.00

Data-Driven Attribution and SEM [ebook]

QuanticMind

Using a blanket strategy to bid equally on all kinds of keywords using a simple CPA model can lead to lost opportunities and wasted ad spend. With this in mind, we’re proud to announce our new ebook: Data-Driven Attribution and SEM: A Practical Guide for Using Deep Funnel Data to Drive Profitable Acquisition , designed to help marketers use data beyond acquisition to improve volume, quality, and efficiency of lead capture.

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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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Friend or Frenemy: the Synergy Between SEO and PPC

QuanticMind

When it comes to Search Engine Marketing (SEM) programs, the question of the synergy between SEO and PPC eventually comes into play. Raising the profile and authority of your website, as well as the experience, usually decreases your ads’ CPC and lowers your overall CPA.

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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. 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. Done properly, search engine marketing (a.k.a.

Best AdWords Tips and Tactics of 2009, Part 2

Webbiquity

Click-through rate (CTR) is the single most important factor in determining Quality Score, which is as important as bid level in determining how highly an ad will appear in search results. Craig Danuloff provides a detailed discussion of Quality Score: its importance (high), its ability to function as either a discount mechanism or a tax, why CTR is critical, and why landing page design isn’t.

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

QuanticMind

O2O: “Offline Attribution in SEM: Getting From Good To Great” by Aaron Levy. A recent case study showed one merchant recorded +71% clickthrough rate (CTR), +76% conversion rate (CVR) and +22% return on ad spend (ROAS). Last year, the Carousel extension went through a limited holiday beta, and participating merchants saw a 10-13% CTR lift with no observed cost-per-click (CPC) increase. Therefore, they aren’t ideal for campaigns with strict CPA goals.

How to Get Started with Performance Marketing

Outbrain

CPA stands for Cost Per Action, and it measures campaign performance according to a specific desired action you want the target audience to take, such as downloading an ebook, signing up or subscribing, purchasing an item, or some other action. Check out this great SEM guide.

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The Big List of Content Marketing Acronyms

Brandpoint

CPA: Cost-per-Action. To find CPA, divide your total cost (whether measuring by campaign, keyword or ad group) by the number of conversions. This number is different from customer acquisition cost (CAC) because CPA determines conversion for both new and returning customers.

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Big List of Digital Marketing Acronyms

TrueInfluence

CPA = Cost-Per-Acquisition/Cost-Per-Action. CTR = Click-Through Rate. SEM = Search Engine Marketing. How can you keep up with all the acronyms in digital marketing? You just can’t, but you can try. Use this list to pick up some fresh knowledge.

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17 Best Paid Media Tools for Marketers

Single Grain

CTR, long-tail keywords. Keeps your CTR high enough by testing various text ads so you do not lose any ground to competing advertisers. Harnesses the power of machine learning to reduce CPA and CPC, and improve key PPC metrics, like CVR and CTR.

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42 B2B Marketing Acronyms and Abbreviations

Digital B2B Marketing

SEM : Search Engine Marketing. UX : User Experience Online Marketing Acronyms CTR : Click Through Rate or Click Rate. CPA : Cost per Action. Some days B2B marketing discussions seem more like a reading of alphabet soup. With lines like “we need SME commitment before developing DDMs for the ABM program”, it is no wonder marketers often struggle to communicate internally.

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choozlechat: programmatic for brands with Mack Leahy, AKIRA

Choozle

The main metric AKIRA focuses on is a solid CTR. Because someone has shown interest, the goal is to get them to purchase, so we’ll look at a specific CPA. With a demonstrated history of working in the retail industry, her specialties include cross-channel media strategy, buying and analysis, programmatic advertising, mobile and app campaign strategy, SEM, social media, and campaign content development.

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choozlechat: programmatic for brands with Mack Leahy, AKIRA

Choozle

The main metric AKIRA focuses on is a solid CTR. Because someone has shown interest, the goal is to get them to purchase, so we’ll look at a specific CPA. With a demonstrated history of working in the retail industry, her specialties include cross-channel media strategy, buying and analysis, programmatic advertising, mobile and app campaign strategy, SEM, social media, and campaign content development.

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How to Hire the Right VP of Marketing for Your Company

Single Grain

Technologically savvy with an excellent understanding of concepts such as CPC, CTR, ROAS, CPA, EPC, MQL, SQL, LTV, etc. Proficient in SEO, SEM, SMO, email marketing, affiliate marketing, and other digital marketing channels.

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The Ultimate Guide to PPC

Hubspot

Search Engine Marketing (SEM). Search Engine Marketing (SEM) refers to any digital marketing (paid or unpaid) done on a search engine, like Google, Yahoo or Bing. SEM is an umbrella term that encompasses both paid advertising and search engine optimization, that is, ranking organically for keywords. Clickthrough rate (CTR) is the the percentage of ad views that result in clicks. CTR benchmarks vary by industry.

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5 PPC Mistakes You’re Probably Making in Your Campaigns

Outbrain

With extra awareness, time and effort, you can adjust your optimization strategy to focus on ROI instead of CPA and get better results. You may have separate teams focusing on social and SEM, or perhaps you’re working with agencies handling different aspects of your PPC activity. For example, you’re running an Instagram campaign, and the CTR is low. What’s one thing that all PPC marketers have in common? They’re human. And like all humans, they make mistakes.

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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. Cost-per-acquisition(CPA): Uses algorithms to optimize for cost per action/acquisition. Click-through rate (CTR): Uses algorithms to optimize for click-through rate. Search engine marketing (SEM): Marketing activities that generate website traffic from search engines, like SEO efforts and PPC advertising.