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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. 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. A keyword with a low CTR and a $10.00 Using the wrong keywords.

How to Solve PPC Keyword Cannibalization

QuanticMind

Optimizing your ROI is a challenging, seemingly endless, process in the highly competitive world of search engine marketing (SEM). That of course includes implementing best practices around keywords, as well as staying on top of any unanticipated PPC roadblocks — like keyword cannibalization. . A costly, oftentimes unrecognized, consequence of this can be keyword cannibalization across entire PPC programs. Keyword Cannibalization – The Basics.

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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. 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. Take a look at keyword performance as well as your ad copy.

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SMX East 2016 Day 2 – SEM for Brands, SEM Testing Best Practices, SEM + TV, Beyond Search, Multi-Channel

QuanticMind

For your perusal, here are the quick hits: Brand SEM insight from “Brands Talk Search Marketing”: Featuring: Daniela de Simone, @erinever , @jknob8 , @simonheseltine , @CJSherman. Every brand is at a different point in its SEM journey – for some, SEO departments manage keyword lists, while others are starting to focus on secondary search engines. Panelists discuss the ups and downs of various SEM tools, particularly on a finite budget.

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SEO vs. SEM: This is a Silly Fight. They Are Both Amazing

Conductor

SEM is also… amazing. SEO includes anything done to a website for the sake of search rankings, which might include researching keywords and placing them strategically within a page, optimizing a page’s structure,, or using certain redirects in a site’s url hierarchy. What is SEM? SEM stands for search engine marketing. SEM includes paid search and organic search. With paid search, there is opportunity to explore buying broad or broad modified keywords.

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B2B PPC Optimization: Thought Leadership with Terry Whalen of CPC Search

Marketo

The next interview in the B2B Marketing thought leader interview series is with Terry Whalen, a partner at CPC Search , a full-service SEM agency that optimizes PPC campaigns on behalf of its clients. Prior to running CPC Search, Terry led marketing initiatives at Citrix’s GoToMyPC, and before that he received his MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. Yet the AdWords default is to rotate the ad with the highest CTR more often.

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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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SMX Advanced Day 2 – Branded Keywords, More Audience Targeting, ETAs and Shopping

QuanticMind

Day 2 of #SMX Advanced includes tips and tactics on branded keywords, audience targeting, expanded text ads and Google Shopping. QuanticMind has a wrap-up of Day 2’s SEM sessions from SMX Advanced 2017, including more quick hits on branded, audience, ETAs and Shopping: Protecting Your Branded Keywords . It’s estimated that competitors running ads against branded keywords can cost up to a 10% drop in clicks and 20% higher CPC.

An Expert’s Thoughts On How To Scale ‘Single Keyword Ad Groups’ (SKAGs)

Ladder.io

Our Growth Analysts at Ladder noted some issues with ‘keyword stuffing’ in a few Google Ads campaigns recently. Initially, several keywords that performed well previously were added to these campaigns in order to increase the volume – because we were finding it difficult to spend with the old campaigns. The Problem With Keyword Stuffing. Keyword Stuffing is defined as putting too many dissimilar keywords in the same ad group.

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. For example, Sammy’s sales campaign includes paid advertising on search engines for the keyword “wool toque.” Raising the profile and authority of your website, as well as the experience, usually decreases your ads’ CPC and lowers your overall CPA. This results in a better CTR for organic traffic. Search Engine Marketing / SEM PPC SEO

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

The Point

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. Using Keyword Targeting typically produces a higher click-through rate (CTR), since users are searching for a term directly related to your ad/offer, but volume is harder to come by, and so attaining meaningful volume can require an extensive list of keywords, which may dilute the campaign’s effectiveness.

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What is PPC? A Guide to the Basics

QuanticMind

There are several types of PPC advertising, but the most popular remains paid search, commonly known as search engine marketing (SEM). This sophisticated, keyword-driven discipline allows industry professionals to place bids for ad placement on a search engine results page (SERP) real-estate when a consumer searches for a keyword that is related to their products or services. This is where you set up your bids on the keywords you want to trigger an ad display.

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17 Best Paid Media Tools for Marketers

Single Grain

Plus, all this is complemented by the fact that SEMrush has one of the biggest keyword databases in the world. Find countries or regions that are more profitable in terms of advertising costs with the CPC map and modify your ad campaigns accordingly to benchmark your numbers, plan your marketing campaigns and estimate ROI. See ads displayed for certain keywords in Google. CTR, long-tail keywords. Spy on competitor ads to see the ad keywords they're targeting.

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Are You Making These PPC Mistakes? 10+ Bizible PPC Fails… And How We Fixed Them

bizible

Promoting content based on persona -- e.g. blog posts targeted at CMOs only go to CMO audience -- greatly increases ad relevance and CTR, which results in more conversions and lower CPC. Mistake #9: Going general with keywords, then narrowing. Marketers, including us, naturally tend to really want to show up for everything related to their brand, so they start really general with keywords ('marketing analytics' vs 'marketing attribution' for example).

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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.

PPC Budget Forecasting on the Fly

Fathom

From here, use the following formulas for the rest of the potentials: Potential clicks: potential impressions*CTR. Potential cost: potential clicks*Avg CPC. Of course, adding additional keywords or moving targeting and settings around will help to generate additional opportunities. Online Advertising / SEM / Display AdWords Online Marketing optimization Paid Search ppc

The Right Way To Spend Millions on Senior-Living Advertising

Fathom

You definitely need to track your ads and keywords in a way to understand which are generating high-quality and low-quality leads. Assisted-Living and Memory Care Keywords Are Most Expensive. If you’re wanting to run Google search campaigns on these type of keywords, be willing to pay anywhere from $10-$20 per click! That being said, making sure you have the proper negative keywords and a user-friendly landing page experience is crucial.

How to Solve the Biggest New Problem in Search Engine Marketing

QuanticMind

How can you solve SEM’s biggest new challenge? In fact, if you’re a paid search professional who works on PPC campaigns for a living, you’re probably already tracking a huge amount of mission-critical information: your cost-per-click (CPC) bid levels, your click-through rates (CTR) and conversion rates (CVR) on various ad campaigns you’re running. Search Engine Marketing / SEM bid adjustments Bidding Search

Are You Advertising Your Urgent Care Clinics Online?

Fathom

Average cost per click (CPC) across all devices was relatively consistent, averaging out to $2.40. Average click-through rate (CTR) was significantly higher for mobile (3.11%) and tablets (2.96%); where desktop CTR was 1.95%. Mobile / Responsive Website: with over 50% of users searching urgent care related keywords from mobile devices, it’s imperative to have a website that renders properly on mobile devices.

8 Ways to Improve PPC Campaign Management

QuanticMind

Researching search queries and adding relevant new keywords to accounts. Eliminating poor performing keywords from campaigns. Your ideal and maximum cost per conversion (CPC). Your ideal and maximum cost per click (CPC). Define your goals before you start, because it will ultimately impact what bidding strategy you choose, what keywords you target and what kind of ads you serve. Duplicating keywords across campaigns and ad groups.

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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. Note: Keyword-level bidding is not available in Shopping.)

The Ultimate Guide to PPC

Hubspot

So, why would you pay for ads when you can reach your audience organically through great content and strategically-placed keywords (otherwise known as SEO )? The answer is: keywords have become increasingly competitive. When people search for your keywords, you know their search intent and can display the most relevant ad to your audience. It can help you promote your next marketing initiative, improve brand awareness , or rank for difficult keyword terms. Keywords.

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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. The top four paid ads will stand out, which could improve CTR and overall ad performance. It’s an excellent opportunity to invest more in SEO tactics and explore more strategic ways to boost keyword rankings. As we mentioned previously, it remains to be seen how Baidu’s changes will impact SEM long-term, but there are a few immediate actions B2B marketers should take.

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Best Practices to Successfully Prepare and Optimize Your B2B PPC Campaigns

Launch Marketing

LinkedIn Ads is typically the best paid social media channels for B2B while many online marketers go to Google Ads for search engine marketing (SEM) campaigns. Another important aspect of PPC campaign planning is to perform keyword research for paid search campaigns on Google or Bing Ads. Use tools like the Google Keyword Planner to aid in your research and look for long-tail keywords that your target audience may use to see your product/service.

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? 10 ways to get the most from PPC in a small-keyword category by eConsultancy. 9 Pay-Per-Click Tools That Will Help You do Keyword, Ad Copy and Profit Analysis by KISSmetrics.

SMX Advanced Day 1 – Google + Bing Keynotes, Conversion Optimization, Audience Targeting and Social + PPC

QuanticMind

Here’s our list of the quick hits: Day 1 Keynote – Welcome & SEM Keynote Conversation: Google & SEM. The upside of this method is to mitigate the impossible task that large-scale advertisers have of managing literally millions of keywords – a job too big for a few human beings to handle. Day 1 Keynote – Welcome & SEM Keynote Conversation: Bing & SEM . These campaigns tend to show higher CTR and average CVR.

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Performance and testing split – how to do it right?

Ladder.io

Also, you fix the budget for those actions and note down all data that you will need later on in the process, i.e. audience, channels, keywords, locations, etc. . Keywords, search terms, placements, and audiences with the high cost and those which are gaining conversions.

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6 Tactics For Overcoming The High Cost Of Clicks In B2B PPC

delicious b2bmarketing

Home Members Only News Features Columns SEM SEO PPC Social Media How To Google & Search First Time Here? In the last MarketingSherpa Search Marketing Benchmark Guide (2009), data indicated that the average CPC for B2B lead generation efforts was $3.33, vs. $0.78 I personally have seen B2B CPC rates vary wildly based on industry and the competitiveness and length of the keyword. Screen out negative keywords (continuously screen them out!)

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SMX East 2016 Day 3 – Mobile PPC, Retargeting & Remarketing, Conversion Rates & Metrics

QuanticMind

Granular location segmentation can often provide performance lifts in search engine marketing (SEM). Pay-per-click (PPC) paid search ads face challenges today they didn’t face 15 years ago: Paid search CPC is at an all-time high in established markets. Since a higher CTR means a higher Google Quality Score, and Quality Score is inversely proportional to cost-per-click (CPC), these higher CTRS also mean a lower CPC.

Best of 2007: Articles and Blog Posts on Google AdWords

WebMarketCentral

This post focuses on interesting observations and helpful advice pertaining specifically to Google AdWords, the largest SEM platform. In Google AdWords, Bidding Wars Are a Thing of the Past: Beat Your Competition with These 4 Tactics by PPC Hero Post demonstrating how tactics such as keyword group optimization, writing relevant ad text, and designing relevant landing pages can save you from over-bidding on keywords. Who Uses Dynamic Keyword Insertion?

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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. Contextual keyword targeting: A targeting tactic that allows advertisers to target URLs based on the keywords that appear within website pages. Cookieless targeting: Targeting tactics (such as contextual keyword targeting) that do not require cookie-based data to employ. Click-through rate (CTR): Uses algorithms to optimize for click-through rate.