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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How Can You Use Intent Data If You Want a Massive CTR?

Unbound B2B

Since 71% of buyers journeys start with a digital search today; thus, you need to focus on your buyers’ online experience right now. In simpler words, if you want to generate a massive CTR (click-through rate) on your content, you have to first know your customers.

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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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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. Most marketers don’t realize these tools exist, but it’s not hard to see what ads they’re running, where they run, the ad’s duration, what they say, what click through rate (CTR) they get, and even what they spend.

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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. Search engine marketing is complicated. All important concerns for day-to-day search-engine marketing. You’re probably also noticing that search engine marketing is getting harder. The post How to Solve the Biggest New Problem in Search Engine Marketing appeared first on QuanticMind.

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 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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5 Ways B2B Technology Companies Can Build PPC Negative Keyword Lists

KoMarketing Associates

Running a successful PPC campaign for a B2B technology company goes beyond coming up with a robust set of keywords to bid on. With search queries from potential customers changing at such a fast pace in the industry, it is essential to not only determine when an ad should appear, but also when it shouldn’t. When negative keywords are added to a PPC campaign, ads will not be served if those words are part of the user’s search query. Poor CTR.

11 Expert PPC Guides, Tips and Techniques (and One Rant)

Webbiquity

With all of the hype surrounding inbound and content marketing, it’s easy to underrate the continued importance of pay-per-click (PPC) advertising, a.k.a. search engine marketing. But as Rebecca Lieb recently noted , “Search, email, blogging, digital PR, and even (brace yourself) advertising have, and will continue to have a place at the table as content marketing grows in importance.”. Organic search experiments can take weeks to show results.

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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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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.

10 Tips To Improve PPC Performance

Fathom

For experienced PPC marketers, creating a new account in AdWords, Bing, or Yahoo is an art form. Digital advertising is an ever-evolving puzzle, especially in the world of PPC, and the competition is constantly working to outrank and outperform our accounts. These 10 tips will help give your account a refresh: PPC Tip #1 – Evaluate Keyword Lists. Ultimately, using the right keywords is the most crucial element to any PPC campaign.

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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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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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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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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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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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7 Ways SEO & PPC Can Work Together in 2021

Hubspot

If your SEO (search engine optimization) and PPC (pay per click) teams exist in complete silos, it's time to change that. Commonly held opposing viewpoints are: PPC is too complex, and SEO is too slow. PPC is one of SEO's most powerful tools — and vice versa.

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

KoMarketing Associates

On May 24, Chinese search engine Baidu made significant changes to the configuration of its paid advertising, including limiting the amount of ads that appear on the search engine results page. As a result, the company was criticized for unethical search ranking and ad placements and a public debate ensued over the ethical responsibilities of the search engine giant. Recommendations for Search Engine Marketers.

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5 Monthly PPC Check-Ups to Keep an Account in Shape

KoMarketing Associates

Much like we regularly go to the doctor to stay healthy, the key to PPC success is making sure to regularly check that all areas of an account are running as smooth as possible. This post will go over a few paid search areas that should be checked monthly to ensure an account remains in tip-top shape. Let’s take a look: Search Query Check-Up. As the campaign runs, observing the Search Query Report (SQR), provided by Google, is essential to ensure a healthy account.

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B2B PPC Strategy and Tactics for B2B Digital Marketing

The ABM Agency

Pay-per-click (PPC) advertising has become one of the most common B2B digital marketing channels due to the immense value it brings to the table—for every $1 spent on PPC advertising through Google Ads, there’s a return of almost $2. What Is B2B PPC? B2B PPC Terms to Know.

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7 Tips and Tricks For Better PPC Keyword Research

QuanticMind

It might be surprising but your keyword list is one of the most important tools behind an effective PPC advertising campaign — for a lot of reasons. Among other things you need to have an arsenal of relevant, high search volume keywords to hone in on and directly target your key sectors of your audience. Thus, smart PPC keyword research is non-negotiable. That said, PPC advertisers need to think beyond the most basic PPC keyword research strategies.

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. PPC keyword cannibalization PPC campaign SEM

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SEO vs. PPC: When to Optimize and When to Pay for Traffic

Hubspot

There are two popular search strategies by which organizations solve this problem -- Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Pay-Per-Click (PPC). Is it better to pursue an organic-first approach and find consumers through search engine rankings, or is it better to invest in an advertisement at the top of a keyword results page? Just as you turn to your favorite search engine to look up a new marketing acronym or where to get good pizza, so do your consumers.

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What is PPC? A Guide to the Basics

QuanticMind

Consequently, it’s more important than ever that you’re employing pay per click advertising, or PPC, to maximize value, profitability and ROI on your campaigns. So what is PPC? What is PPC? So, then, what is PPC? While the field has matured and grown increasingly complex in recent years, at its core, PPC is a model of internet marketing by which advertisers pay a fee each time a user clicks on one of their ads that appear online. The post What is PPC?

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The ‘3 R’s of PPC’ — AKA The Last PPC Audit Guide You’ll Ever Need

DAGMAR Marketing

Do you look at paid search and see nothing but a massive collection of settings and control options? Unless it’s your job to understand PPC, that’s certainly what it looks like at a glance. In this guide, I’ll share how you can use this approach to tame the wild paid search beast and give you specific to-dos for an audit process that will result in better performance from your PPC budget. What you should look for in your PPC campaigns.

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How to Perfectly Manage a PPC Campaign [Template]

Hubspot

In the world of search engine marketing (SEM), more and more marketers are buying into PPC campaigns. Marketers know that properly investing in PPC can result in nearly guaranteed ad placement in search engine result pages. As you prepare to create a PPC campaign, it's important to get a rundown of what a successful campaign entails, and identify management misssteps that you'll want to avoid. PPC Plan Template.

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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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7 Ways to Integrate Search Engine and Email Marketing

Hubspot

This is especially true with an unlikely power couple, search engine optimization and email marketing. Search engine optimization is likely a strong source of traffic and leads for you already. Let's look at a few ways we can combine search and email for even more leads! 7 Ways to Integrate Search Engine and Email Marketing. Search engine traffic can provide a steady flow of quality leads over time.

Four Unique Features Found In Baidu Paid Search Management

KoMarketing Associates

Today, I will share four unique features of Baidu paid search advertising management to help better target the China market: keywords, ad groups, ad creative, and sitelinks. In Baidu paid search advertising this is not the same case. First off, there is no broad modifier match type in Baidu Paid Search. Baidu will show the ads when someone searches for a term that contains the same core meaning of your target phrase, including synonyms or phrases with different sequences.

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A Detailed Guide to Building a B2B PPC Report

Directive Agency

With so many different metrics and data points to analyze, it can be difficult to figure out exactly what needs to be included in a PPC report, and why. In this post, we’ll look at a few tools to help you create reports, the exact metrics you should be tracking, how to set up a PPC report, and some screenshots of our reports and KPI dashboards. PPC Reporting Software and Tools. General Brand Awareness (increase in direct website visits or brand searches).

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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. Get the answers to these questions and many others here in more of the best articles and blog posts from last year on Google AdWords search engine marketing. Setting up PPC Campaigns 101, Part 1 by Search Engine Watch. by Search Engine Land.

You’re Not eBay. Why Paid Search Still Makes Sense for B2B Marketers

KoMarketing Associates

A recent study released by eBay, “ Consumer Heterogeneity and Paid Search Effectiveness: A Large Scale Field Experiment ” refutes the value of paid search and claims an overall ineffectiveness both of branded and non-branded keyword ads. Over a specified test period, eBay conducted a series of SEM campaign experiments that stopped running paid queries for brand based keyword strings in search results to determine if organic results picked up the clicks of the forgone advertisements.

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SEO Best Practices for Landing Page Optimization

KoMarketing Associates

There’s been a competition going on between PPC and SEO for quite some time. And while there are pros and cons to both traffic-generation strategies , one of the best pro-PPC arguments has always been that PPC drives more targeted traffic. But organic search engine optimization can deliver highly-targeted traffic, too – if you direct and qualify that traffic properly. 1,500 searches x.0975 x.1 = 14.6