Category: Paid Marketing

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Dear Sales Prospect, I Facebooked your Mom!

Today on the Social Media Track at Search Engine Strategies San Jose, I attended “Facebook Ads: Reaching Prospects Earlier In The Decision Cycle” with Sarah Smith (Manager of Online Sales Operations for Facebook). She helped guide advertisers through successful implementation of their ad model. 

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PPC Rockstars Podcast: aimClear & Colored Hats

If you missed Webmaster Radio April 13th. Here’s the PPC Rockstars podcast where PPC legend David Szetela interviewed our very own Marty Weintraub.


Paid Search & the Future of American Politics

Political Search: Preparing for Search in 2010 was the “sleeper” session at Search Engine Strategies New York 2009. Gathered together were the search marketing figures directly involved in shaping the American political landscape through the 2008 presidential election, primaries, U.S. senate races and D.C. advocacy groups. As a search marketer highly interested in politics, I […]


“Massage” PPC With “Not So Clear-Cut Methods”

This last session for SES NY, “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark: Black Hat PPC Tactics” was chalk full of ideas (nudge, wink) not to use. After surveying the room for Google representatives in the room, the panel of PPC experts launched into presentations outlining gray and black hat tactics for PPC.  Are these great […]

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New Adwords UI, Happy SEMs & Awkward Clapping

A hallmark of the Search Engine Strategies conferences has been the  “first look” and stage demoing of bleeding edge search marketing tools before they go live and eventually change the world. Rather than the unveiling of a brand new tool performing functions we didn’t know we needed, the search marketing community at SESNY 09 received […]


SEM Means Search Engine Marketing, Not PPC!

There was a palpable hush in our aimClear rotunda office yesterday afternoon as, *gasp,* I finally caved personally to incorrect usage of of the initials “SEM” to humor our PPC client. Sadly in this wacky world of nearly indistinguishable acronyms, abbreviations and cryptic terms there’s a colloquial tragedy afoot. Even the New York Times got […]

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Welcome to PPC Boot Camp with Matt and Mona

[This post is our continuining coverage of SES Chicago 2008] Proper execution of the basic, proven and successful models is necessary for success in any business endeavor. Search Marketing is no different. After spending the past 3 days listening to excellent people extol us to further develop and exceed current practices and performances, it was […]


5 Tactics to Meld PPC, Social Media & SEO

PPC, search engine optimization and SMO do not exist in a vacuum. In fact for countless small business SEMs, the delineation between working amongst these classic disciplines is simply a matter of how the marketer’s day is spent. Larger in-house and agency settings often present internal walls built between each department, along with classic pros […]

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