Category: Paid Marketing

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LinkedIn #PPC Personas: Targeting B2B Buyers

[January 27: Update! LinkedIn has upgraded it’s PPC platform, including the ability to target specific companies, matriculated with highly granular job titles. Watch aimClear Blog for upcoming case studies as data rolls in. The concept of this post stands, and we’ll extrapolate on the themes shortly.] LinkedIn Direct Ads get the same sort of bum […]

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Facebook Marketing to the (Lunatic) Political Fringe

Labor Day is over and the final push for Midterm Elections is here, with the media & candidates whipping up political parties into a polarizing frenzy. Whether you are a divisive mastermind looking to stir the crazy pot or a candidate hoping to clear up some slung mud, political Facebook ads are your friends amongst […]

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Eat the Elephant: Mapping to Facebook PPC-Part 1

It’s a bit like eating an elephant, a labor-intensive conundrum of today’s online marketing ecosystem. The more keyword, contextual and competitive data available to mine, the more effort is required to properly research a product’s proper place. The investment is completely worth it. Regardless of channels we plan campaigns in (flavors of SEO, PPC, Social […]


#SESNY 2010: Don’t Be Negligent, Carpe Display

The rise of exchanges in display advertising is making it look a hell of a lot more like search. Display is making headway from a shot-in-the-dark branding channel tactic to a highly targeted conduit for brands to capture the right audience, with the right dialog at the right time.

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Mining Subtle Query Intent For PPC Conversion

There has been much written surrounding classic query types. In review, conventional wisdom dictates that there are basically three kinds: Informational – suggests the searcher is on the broad quest for knowledge about a topic of interest (medical symptoms, film trivia, tips on housebreaking puppies, etc.). Navigational – indicates the searcher is on the hunt for a specific […]

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How To Make 45K a Day Scamming Facebook Ads

But before you scroll down to find out how, I want to tell you that you can fly Southwest for FREE.  Yes—Southwest is giving away free tickets in a promo that expires tonight! Or so the ad on the right would seem.  It’s got the Southwest Airlines logo and is worded such that you’d think […]

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The Future of Search: Are You Ready For Change?

Welcome to those tuning in for  our SearchEngineStragtegies Chicago 2009 conference coverage. After a night of tossing and turning in a cold sweat, replaying the brutal defeat of my beloved Vikings :(, I’ve pulled myself together. Hey, at least SES Chi-town 2009 won’t let me down. My session today (first session of the day titled […]


How to Use Facebook Ads Reporting Without Going Insane

We’ve been deploying Facebook Paid Advertising since its inception and evangelized its power for targeting specific demographics. However once ads are safely tucked in place, a PPC Manager must grapple with that perpetually-still-making-improvements Ad Manager thingy. Understanding some corners of Facebook’s quirky paid platform reporting module is essential to optimizing campaigns to keep analytics-focused clients […]