Category: Paid Marketing

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Google Video Ads are here NOW!

Inside AdWords, Google’s official source for information about AdWords, has been trumpeting the arrival of Click-to-play video ads for AdWords. Yippy Skippy I woke up this morning to find the new video ad serving features in our AdWords client manager account interface! Video (and image) ads now appear on a high number of Google content […]

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Avoid the PPC Ramp Up Money Pit

Pay per click advertising, like most every aspect of search marketing, is about understanding and executing on the basics. When blocking and tackling new PPC accounts there is an ever present cash pit lurking if your aim is too broad. We’ve watched PPC newbies, from the traditional advertising agency world, waste obscene amounts of cash […]

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Moving at the Speed of Google

Last week Google announced a number of changes, initiatives, and features that impact webmaster and marketers’ thinking for both paid and organic search. The world of search moves at dizzying speed. Here’s a summary of Google’s announcements, some of which already are having a significant impact on SERPs (search engine results pages) this morning. Paid: […]

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Search Marketing in a Regulatory Environment

From a marketing perspective “search” can be confusing, challenging, and exciting. However many industries exist in and must remain compliant to regulatory environments. For instance the pharmaceutical, health, alcohol, legal, and insurance industries all must deal with various rules, regulations, and laws when it come to advertising and privacy. Adding this regulatory layer to organic […]

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SEM Agency New Client FAQs: Part 1

It is gratifying that a number of our clients are marketing professionals and agencies who retain us on behalf of their clients. We also receive inquiries from advertising agencies or marketing, PR, and advertising solo-practitioners for input as to how they can use Internet marketing themselves. Over time we’ve noticed some common website promotion and Internet […]

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PPC, the Classic Geo-Targeted Mix

What is Geo-Targeting? Geo-targeting refers to a search engine’s ability to discern the IP address of incoming search traffic and resolve the user’s IP address to a geographic location. The technology of IP targeting is not perfect and search engines offering geo-targeting options are careful to put forth disclaimers regarding the accuracy of their geographically […]

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PPC, Show Your Customers the Money

The magic of contextual advertising on Google, Panama, MSN, or other paid placement channels, is that advertisers can target and tailor ad messages to a search just performed by a potential customer. With high quality of keyword research available, the ability to target and track leads and ROI grows every day. It’s no small wonder […]

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PPC: Essential Conversion Tracking

Sometimes clients or prospective clients send us pay per click (PPC) conversion data for our comments. Usually these metrics include spreadsheets with keywords, ad copy, headlines, click-through ratio, and cost. We look at the standard data provided in these reports: but more often then not the most important statistics are missing:

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