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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The 17 Best Keyword Research Tools for SEO and SEM

Webbiquity

Sample review: “For identifying new keywords for your organization, there’s no better place to start than Google’s Keyword Tool…you can identify monthly searches of various keywords, discover new variations of long-tail keywords and for your PPC efforts, estimated CPC costs to help determine your future campaign spend.” 10: The 17 Best Keyword Research Tools for SEO and SEM.

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Top Ways to Combat Rising CPC from Google Enhanced Campaigns

Fathom

Early results are in from the Google AdWords Enhanced Campaign migration; Google’s revenue was up 18% year-on-year and soon we expect a hefty increase in advertisers’ cost-per-click (CPC) due to Google Enhanced Campaigns. … Read the rest The post Top Ways to Combat Rising CPC from Google Enhanced Campaigns appeared first on Fathom. Online Advertising/SEM/Display google adwords enhanced campaigns google enhanced campaigns google enhanced campaigns updates

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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. Google Ads technology can help you with forecasting CPC.

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Why At-Scale SEM Programs Need Bid Optimization Technology

QuanticMind

Businesses today use a variety of approaches to SEM that each come with their own benefits and pains, but they all have one priority in common: to create the most effective SEM strategy while minimizing the effort and resources needed to achieve it. This approach, though, comes with some major drawbacks that make it difficult for SEM programs to scale beyond their initial capacity. Determining Optimal CPC for Business Goals. New Opportunities for At-Scale SEM Programs.

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Adwords Automation in 2019 – The Best Solutions for Automating SEM

QuanticMind

In this article, we offer a complete overview of the best solutions for automating SEM in 2019. Day-to-day practitioners don’t have time to manually adjust the max CPC for individual keywords to optimize their campaigns. Automated Bidding can take care of this task, optimizing max CPC based on specific goals. This makes full automation capabilities even more essential for SEM success.

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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7 Bing PPC Secrets That Expand SEM Beyond Google

QuanticMind

Another major benefit of using Bing for SEM is lower competition. There are four main ways Bing can manage your bids for you: Enhanced CPC. Enhanced CPC (cost per click) is the default bid strategy for all campaigns that adjusts bids in real time, increasing them on searches that are more likely to convert and decreasing them on searches that are less likely to convert. Like with Maximize Clicks, you can also set a maximum CPC for more control of budget spend.

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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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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. What’s the best general approach for starting and growing a B2B SEM program?

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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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17 (of the) Best AdWords and SEM Guides of 2011

Webbiquity

Discover the answers to these questions and many more here in 17 of the best AdWords and SEM guides of the past year. Alistair Dent explains what you’ll need to set up a system to optimize keyword bids in your paid search campaigns, and helpfully defines relevant terms like cost per conversion (CPC): “CPC = Average Order Value x CoS x Conversion Rate.”

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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.

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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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. Google Ads forecasts can also help SEM managers understand the impact of different campaign adjustments on future performance. How to Forecast CPC with Keyword Planner.

The Top 3 SEM Takeaways from SMX Advanced 2017 – Social/Mobile, Audience Targeting and Shopping

QuanticMind

SEM professionals have a variety of tactics and tools to target and shape their audiences, including Remarketing Lists for Search Ads (RLSA) , Customer Match and retargeting via Google Display Network. Sellers who overbid on their PLA campaigns will not only see massive drops in efficiency as their products begin surfacing for irrelevant, broad-match keywords, but even worse, they will also tend to see an increase in CPC.

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SMX East 2016 Day 1 – Ad Copy Best Practices, Local SEM, AdWords & Bing Updates, Social

QuanticMind

We close out a jam-packed Day 1 at SMX East 2016 with a variety of SEM insights from every corner of the paid search strategy playbook. For B2B, enterprise SEM ad copy – consider using every bit of real estate available, including all text in an expanded text ad plus extensions – having a sizeable ad unit may be a way to box out the competition. Google Ads / AdWords Search Engine Marketing / SEM Campaign Strategy Performance and Growth Search Social Statistics

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Stop Leaving Money on the Table with Manual Bidding on SEM Advertising

QuanticMind

Automated bidding can adjust bids constantly, making thousands of changes across thousands of ad groups and campaigns to get the most clicks and conversions at the lowest CPC. Depending on your industry, you might have millions of keywords to manage. A travel company, for instance, could have 8,000 relevant keywords. But be honest, how many can you really manage bidding for if you’re doing it manually? Thousands, maybe?

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

The Point

Most social advertising channels offer both CPM (Cost Per Impression) and CPC (Cost Per Click) bidding. It’s best to always start with CPC because you’ll minimize the risk of potentially paying for thousands of impressions with no clicks to show for it. It seems only yesterday that “PPC advertising” was synonymous with Google AdWords.

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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. Search Engine Marketing / SEM PPC SEODoes it matter? Do the two interact or influence each other? Which should you prioritize?

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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. Improve your quality score in order to lower your cost per click (CPC). You want to look at the average CPC and see how much you can lower your bid closer to this average without dropping performance. If Google Ads is performing well (whether it's ad rank or conversions) at a CPC that is lower than your bid, why not lower your bid to either match or undercut the average?

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

Fathom

Google Keyword Tool is a great tool to find monthly search volumes, average cost-per-click (CPC), analyze the competitive nature of a specific query, find additional keywords, a quick snapshot of seasonality, and more!… Online Advertising/SEM/Display Uncategorized estimating google traffic google estimates google keyword tool google keyword tools google traffic estimator

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

QuanticMind

SEM practitioners are beginning to recognize that the analytical methods that they once trusted religiously harbor serious limitations, all due to the uncomplicated fact that they don’t directly correlate to business outcomes and bottom line. 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. What should you do to scale up your SEM efforts?

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

The Point

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

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. adwords ppc paid media semWe’re a fast-growing marketing team with the goal to be constantly improving our marketing output.

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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. Education Industry Online Advertising/SEM/Display call extensions cost per enrollment higher education lead to enroll rate

Understanding AdWords Sitelink Extensions

Fathom

Previously, ad rank was calculated by using your max CPC bid and Quality Score. Depending on the relevance of your sitelinks, you could even see lower CPC’s and better performance. Online Advertising / SEM / Display Retail / E-commerce Sitelink extensions are the easiest and most common type of extension to include in your ads. Not only do these extensions help take up more real estate on the page to improve your CTR by 10-20%, they also have an impact on your ad rank.

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). The Consequence of “Infobesity” With modern technology solutions now empowering SEM professionals to observe, collect, store, and leverage increasingly large clusters of data , there is a growing — and pressing — need to embrace new ways of understanding the power of big data and how to leverage it to extract actionable insights. .

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The Six Steps to Machine Learning PPC Bidding Optimization

QuanticMind

Our new Guide, Machine Learning Powered PPC Optimization , walks through both the prerequisites of a thorough bidding process and the bid calculation stages that modern SEM optimization tools are utilizing to unlock the most from large PPC programs. Stage two aims to understand click and cost responses to CPC changes, with the goal of generating a map of costs and the expected volume. Three: Calculate a CPC that Promotes Your Goals.

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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 of 2007: Articles and Blog Posts on SEM

WebMarketCentral

Search engine marketing (SEM) is one of the fastest-growing categories in all of advertising, because it is both measurable and logical: present your ads when people are searching for what you're selling. In the words of the author, "You need to set three key metrics on the way to managing by revenue: required margin per sale; close and conversion rates; and affordable CPC. Then he offers advice on how SEM clients and agencies can work most productively together.

Infographic: 17 Tips for Generating Leads from Social PPC Advertising

The Point

Is it best to start with CPM, or CPC? B2B Marketing Campaign Strategy Demand Generation lead generation Online Advertising Online media PPC Advertising SEM Social Media facebook facebook advertising linkedin linkedin ad tips linkedin advertising social media advertising social PPC twitter twitter advertising Looking to include social media advertising as part of your demand generation mix in the new year?

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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. 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.

PPC Budget Forecasting on the Fly

Fathom

Potential cost: potential clicks*Avg CPC. Online Advertising / SEM / Display AdWords Online Marketing optimization Paid Search ppc It’s Friday afternoon and an e-mail comes through to your inbox from your client: “Do you think we can spend an extra $10,000 this month? We have extra budget and would love to see what the numbers would look like if we spent it in PPC. Can you provide me an update by EOD?”. Emails like this can be a blessing and a curse.

8 Tips to Boost Health Insurance Enrollments with Online Advertising

Fathom

Use negative keywords…a lot of them – with the average cost per click (CPC) for health insurance keywords exceeding $20 per click in some instances, it’s crucial to use negative keywords (and even strict match types) to avoid wasting marketing dollars on existing customers or irrelevant types of insurance. Healthcare Online Advertising / SEM / DisplayHealth insurance advertising is one of the most competitive and therefore expensive industries in paid search advertising.

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). Throw into the mix that the SEM world is highly competitive, often forcing businesses to constantly alter their strategies, and you can see how it becomes difficult to anticipate and execute the best investments for your campaign strategy. This may be incredibly time-consuming but it’s the foundation of every SEM program.

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Affordable PPC Avenues for Marketing a Law Firm

Fathom

Another positive note: Facebook is cheap – with Cost-Per-Clicks (CPC) as little as $1. Legal Services Online Advertising / SEM / DisplayTraditional PPC advertising in Google and Bing can be tricky for lawyers and law firm marketing. Not only are the keywords in the legal industry extremely expensive but they are also extremely competitive as well. This is not to mention that both Google and Bing have their own advertising policies which can limit your PPC strategies.

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