Seven Expert Search Engine Marketing Guides

Webbiquity

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

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. That share is even larger within the b2b marketing space, and for good reasons: 88% of b2b buyers conduct online research before making business purchasing decisions, and nearly half of b2b tech buyers say they’ve discovered brands they weren’t previously aware of through a search engine.

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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. Here’s everything you need to know about the relationship between SEO and PPC. What is SEO and PPC? Does SEO help PPC?

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What is pay-per-click, or PPC?

Choozle

a system used to set prices for online advertisements on a search engine or other website, by which the advertiser pays a small fee to the website publisher each time a user clicks on the advertisement. Search advertising, most prominently Google Ads, quickly became the preferred strategy. Pay-per-click (PPC advertising) is a form of paid digital marketing where advertisers pay a fee each time their ad is clicked. So is paid search and pay-per-click the same thing?

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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. Every keyword in a campaign receives a quality score, ranked on a scale from 1-10, that, in combination with other factors – not all of which Google discloses – helps determine your cost per click (CPC), ad position, and other variables that contribute significantly to the success and cost-effectiveness of your PPC campaign.

Facebook, Microsoft & Google Ads Compared: CTR, CPM & CPC Benchmarks via @mirandalmwrites

Search Engine Journal

How do sentiment, landing page quality, and increasing ad spend impact PPC performance? The post Facebook, Microsoft & Google Ads Compared: CTR, CPM & CPC Benchmarks via @mirandalmwrites appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Digital Experience Paid Search

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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. This interview is focused on search engine marketing as it relates specifically to B2B. 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.

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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. But what they might not realize is how much PPC budget they need to succeed, or the value of their ad spend. 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. How to Forecast CPC with Keyword Planner.

Pay-Per-Click (PPC) Advertising Part 1 – Intro & the Why, Where and How

Go Beyond SEO

Pay-Per-Click (PPC) Advertising. Fundamentally speaking, PPC advertising is a form of online advertising where an advertiser is charged when their ad receives a click after appearing in search engine results pages, rather than paying for an ad impression, or when the ad is shown or seen. Cost per click (CPC) refers to the amount, or cost, an advertiser pays each time their ad is clicked on. Why do PPC Advertising? PPC Provides Immediate Results.

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Baidu PPC Versus Google AdWords: 8 Key Differences

KoMarketing Associates

B2B marketers familiar with search engine advertising on Google AdWords will likely find it easier to understand Baidu PPC. They share many of similarities, such as text and display ads, a cost-per-click (CPC) price system is based on the market bids, and similar account architecture. However there are key differences between Baidu PPC and Google AdWords as well. It’s a different story when opening a Baidu PPC account. It’s not as simple with Baidu PPC.

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Pay-Per-Click (PPC) Advertising Part 1 ? Intro & the Why, Where and How

Go Beyond SEO

Pay-Per-Click (PPC) Advertising. Fundamentally speaking, PPC advertising is a form of online advertising where an advertiser is charged when their ad receives a click after appearing in search engine results pages, rather than paying for an ad impression, or when the ad is shown or seen. Cost per click (CPC) refers to the amount, or cost, an advertiser pays each time their ad is clicked on. Why do PPC Advertising? PPC Provides Immediate Results.

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Search marketers: Don’t forget to keep an eye on your PPC market visibility

Biznology

The most common search marketing question I hear from our telecom clients is: How am I doing against my competition? While it’s easy in the world of PPC to focus on (and incessantly tweak) metrics such as CPC, CTR, and ad rank, another search vital sign to monitor is market visibility. We decided to dig into The Search Monitor’s monitoring tool to see how the leading companies in two sub-categories of telecom–cable and mobile–were scoring.

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Improving PPC Performance: 10 competitive monitoring tips every search marketer should know

Biznology

Yesterday, Lori Weiman of The Search Monitor presented our latest webinar with 10 tips to improve your pay per click (PPC) results. Imagine how well your PPC campaigns would perform if you had full visibility into the activity of competitors and industry leaders. Spend: Adjust cost per click (CPC) and monthly spend to get your desired market share without overspending. Search Engines: See how to monitor mobile, international, and foreign language engines.

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Pay-Per-Click (PPC) Advertising Part 1 ? Intro & the Why, Where and How

Go Beyond SEO

Pay-Per-Click (PPC) Advertising. Fundamentally speaking, PPC advertising is a form of online advertising where an advertiser is charged when their ad receives a click after appearing in search engine results pages, rather than paying for an ad impression, or when the ad is shown or seen. Cost per click (CPC) refers to the amount, or cost, an advertiser pays each time their ad is clicked on. Why do PPC Advertising? PPC Provides Immediate Results.

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How To Illustrate Popular B2B PPC Performance Metrics

KoMarketing Associates

We often are presented with a range of unique challenges when trying to demonstrate the value and impact of our search engine advertising campaigns. So what is the best way to report on the day to day activities of a paid search campaign, allowing advertisers to get a better picture or understanding of the value behind their paid search statistics? Clicks to site measure how many visitors paid search drove to the client’s landing page.

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Why PPC Automation Technology is the Future of Paid Search

QuanticMind

Search engine marketing is constantly changing. As Google introduces new tools and features, advertisers must change their PPC strategies and adapt. One big shift has been an increased interest in PPC automation technology. But PPC automation tools aren’t just the latest trend. They’re a solution that can help advertisers follow the future of paid search without having to reinvent their strategy time after time. What Can PPC Automation Technology Do?

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How Landing Page Design Impacts PPC Efficiency

QuanticMind

Landing Page Quality Influences Ad Rank and CPC. The rank your ad receives determines whether it will be displayed, what position it will be displayed in, and the cost per click (CPC). While the exact formula is a closely guarded secret, the key inputs include your max CPC, the ad’s Quality Score , search context (e.g. You then search for “skulls and crossbones dog collar” and click an ad.

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. Though that pilot campaign didn’t yield any conversions, the company felt reasonably confident that, with the proper guidance and management, SEM could be a viable demand generation engine for the enterprise business.

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What Is Cost Per Click (CPC)? Definition, Calculation, Advantages & Examples

Martech Advisor

Cost-per-click (CPC) is defined as a form of digital advertising where you pay a publisher every time someone clicks on your ad. Cost per click (CPC) is an often-mentioned metric in the digital marketing world. This article will help you grasp the essentials of CPC and you’ll find out why you need to measure CPC in your next marketing campaign. Table of Contents: What Is Cost Per Click (CPC)? Types of CPC. Cost Per Click (CPC) Calculation.

Dreamforce 2009: Search Engine Marketing Junkies

Marketo

This panel of B2B search engine marketers at Dreamforce 2009 talked about how to take your search marketing to the next level, including SEM tips and tricks, landing page strategies, Web site analytics, and more. Terry Whalen, CPC Search; and Lauren Vaccarello, salesforce.com. This session kicked off with a general description of what is search marketing, search engine optimization and PPC. .

Pay-Per-Click (PPC) Advertising Part 3 – Everything Else You Need to Know

Go Beyond SEO

If you’ve made it through Parts 1 and 2 of this series and you’re here, chances are you’re definitely convinced how PPC can be a valuable marketing tool for your business. We’ve covered a lot so far, and in this final part we’ll cover Search Campaign Structure, Ad Groups, Ad Extensions, Setting up a Search Campaign, Ads Automation and finally, Additional Targeting Capabilities. Adwords Search Campaign Structure. PPC Keywords: Research & Match Types.

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Start Spying On Your PPC Competitors In 3 Quick Steps

EMagine B2B Blog

Do you know how much your competitors spend on paid search every month? Nowadays there is a long list of competitor research tools that provide insight into paid search activity for any URL. They all use bid simulators and keyword data to generate estimated monthly spend, keyword lists, and tons of other juicy details about your competitors’ paid search efforts. Follow these three simple steps to unlock the key to your competitors’ biggest PPC secrets.

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Portfolio Bidding: A Breakdown of the PPC Bid Optimization Technique

QuanticMind

Let’s cut right to the chase: there are various PPC bidding optimization techniques and practices floating around, but portfolio bidding is probably the right one to use, provided you have a large program. But just in case, we’ll go on… Portfolios are groups of assets, and in search engine marketing, these assets are the keywords and “publisher objects” that you can apply bids and bid strategies to.

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100 Important PPC Statistics That Will Impact Your Search Ads

Atomic Reach

But, one thing almost all of them agree on is that even though pay-per-click (PPC) ads have been around for some time, they are still one of the most effective forms of advertising. With popular platforms such as Google Ads and Facebook offering incredible targeting for specific consumers and their budget-friendly pricing, it's no wonder that 74% of businesses are investing in PPC. Why Your Business Needs To Be Using PPC. PPC resellers). SEO vs PPC.

The Ultimate Guide to PPC

Hubspot

As a marketer, PPC is a skill that you should have in your toolbelt — or at least have a basic understanding of. When done right, PPC can earn you quality leads. If you can create a seamless user journey (which you’ll learn how to do later in this piece), it could mean a huge ROI for your PPC efforts. 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).

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10 PPC Best Practices to Get the Most out of Your Marketing Budget

Optinmonster

What is the future of PPC? In this article, we share 10 PPC best practices to keep you ahead of the changes and get the most out of your marketing budget. Before we get into the PPC best practices, let’s take a look at some of the most commonly asked questions about PPC.

How to Play PPC Like Fantasy Football

KoMarketing Associates

As a Paid Search Advertising Manager at KoMarketing, my job is to pretty much do the same. Looking at the parallels between the Fantasy sports world and paid search marketing , it’s easy to see that both can be approached in the same competitive manner. Paid search marketing works in much the same way. 2) Raise max cpc bids. You notice that your top keywords are not performing very well and decide to make some big changes, so now you want play the paid search waivers.

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Pay-Per-Click (PPC) Advertising Part 2 – Before You Begin: Measurement, Tracking and Setting Up Your Account

Go Beyond SEO

Although PPC has been a very successful and profitable means of online marketing for a wide range of industries and business sizes, it can also be very costly and have zero results. Prior to beginning your first PPC campaign, here are a few things to help with your preparation: PPC Campaign Goals. All marketing efforts begin with some type of goal in mind and PPC is no different. Whatever your goals are, be sure to define them first before beginning your PPC Campaign.

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8 Tactics & Tools PPC Marketers Should Be Thankful for in 2018

KoMarketing Associates

2018 has been a crazy year in the world of PPC Marketing. Just like the holiday season, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the ever changing PPC world. In this post, let’s look back and reflect on 8 new changes and classic paid search tactics we are thankful for this year. New Search Competition Metrics. Impression Share for Above Organic Search. Search Query Reports. B2B Online Marketing Blog Search Engine Advertising

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Think Beyond PPC, Invest in Revenue-Per-Click Advertising

QuanticMind

When viewing ads on search engine results pages, or SERPs, users will often click on an ad with absolutely no inclination to fill out a form, buy a product, or ask for a quote – whatever goal your ad was targeting. If a keyword has a calculated average higher than the average CPC, it’s highly valuable. If it’s lower, it can be weeded out or bid down to an appropriate CPC.

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PPC Automation: Why and How to Implement It

Ladder.io

PPC Automation: Why and How to Implement It” is a guest post written by Tim Ferguson, a writer and editor of Marketing Digest. Perhaps you have not started using PPC ads yet. PPC ads are designed to help you reach your targeted audience wherever and whenever you want to reach them.

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Pay-Per-Click (PPC) Advertising Part 2 – Before You Begin: Measurement, Tracking and Setting Up Your Account

Go Beyond SEO

Although PPC has been a very successful and profitable means of online marketing for a wide range of industries and business sizes, it can also be very costly and have zero results. Prior to beginning your first PPC campaign, here are a few things to help with your preparation: PPC Campaign Goals. All marketing efforts begin with some type of goal in mind and PPC is no different. Whatever your goals are, be sure to define them first before beginning your PPC Campaign.

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Search marketers: Don’t forget to keep an eye on your PPC market visibility

Biznology

The most common search marketing question I hear from our telecom clients is: How am I doing against my competition? While it’s easy in the world of PPC to focus on (and incessantly tweak) metrics such as CPC, CTR, and ad rank, another search vital sign to monitor is market visibility. We decided to dig into The Search Monitor’s monitoring tool to see how the leading companies in two sub-categories of telecom–cable and mobile–were scoring.

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How to Use Audience Bid Modifiers to Drive PPC Performance at Scale

QuanticMind

PPC advertising has always been keyword-focused, but audience targeting features are now more advanced when it comes to improving campaign performance. Bid adjustments are a Google Ads feature that can help you optimize performance by displaying ads more or less frequently based on where, when, and how people search. Remarketing lists for search ads (RLSA) – Set bid adjustments to show ads to people on your RLSA lists.

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Pay-Per-Click (PPC) Advertising Part 3 – Everything Else You Need to Know

Go Beyond SEO

If you’ve made it through Parts 1 and 2 of this series and you’re here, chances are you’re definitely convinced how PPC can be a valuable marketing tool for your business. We’ve covered a lot so far, and in this final part we’ll cover Search Campaign Structure, Ad Groups, Ad Extensions, Setting up a Search Campaign, Ads Automation and finally, Additional Targeting Capabilities. Adwords Search Campaign Structure. PPC Keywords: Research & Match Types.

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10 PPC Trends You Can’t Ignore in 2020

Single Grain

Whether you’re an advertiser or an agency, you need to be on top of the newest features and trends to help you take your PPC game to the next level in 2020 and beyond. 10 PPC Trends You Can't Ignore in 2020. Trend #1: PPC Automation. How to Gauge the Success of Your PPC Campaign.

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Pay-Per-Click (PPC) Advertising Part 3 – Everything Else You Need to Know

Go Beyond SEO

If you’ve made it through Parts 1 and 2 of this series and you’re here, chances are you’re definitely convinced how PPC can be a valuable marketing tool for your business. We’ve covered a lot so far, and in this final part we’ll cover Search Campaign Structure, Ad Groups, Ad Extensions, Setting up a Search Campaign, Ads Automation and finally, Additional Targeting Capabilities. Adwords Search Campaign Structure. PPC Keywords: Research & Match Types.

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