It is possible to bid on competitor brands and get decent quality scores and traffic, so here are three sneaky ways to bid on competitor keywords.
Articles by Melissa Mackey
Supercharge your PPC workflow with these daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly tasks.
Sure, Q4 is a good time for B2B PPC managers to take a vacation, but there is still much work to be done during the holidays.
Recently, both Bing and Google announced some changes to mobile advertising that you need to be aware of and react to within your PPC campaigns.
Modifiers are the answer to many PPC issues. Rather than taking control away from advertisers, modifiers would give marketers the control we need.
While social PPC won't replace Google Adwords any time soon, it's become an effective source of incremental leads and sales for savvy businesses. Next time you launch and run a paid social campaign, use these 17 tips for success.
Even in this day and age, PPC advertisers often make the huge mistake of neglecting to focus on conversions. Here are some of the most common conversion errors made in the PPC advertising world today.
There's much to like about Twitter ads – good targeting, message amplification, innovations, and campaign control. However, we also have to deal with the bad – date ranges, display of active promoted tweets, campaign editing, and navigation.
Social PPC can be a highly effective way to generate leads and sales. Because social PPC is still relatively new, mistaken beliefs abound about advertising on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. This post clears up four of the biggest misconceptions.
Sometimes free tools aren't enough. In enterprise PPC, or for tougher tasks like landing page optimization, paid tools are necessary to make an impact – here are 18 tools that will pay for themselves many times over in improved results.
While it's certainly possible to manage PPC using only the AdWords and Bing Ads online interfaces, doing so will be less than optimal. Here are the top recommendations from 20 top PPC experts on the must-have free tools for PPC success.
The next time you're ready to launch a new product or service, be sure to include awareness campaigns in your marketing mix. Here's what you'll need to do to create search volume where none exists with the help of PPC advertising.
Your customers are using mobile devices. If you're paying to send customers to your site using PPC, a poor mobile experience will cost you. Now is the time to get your site ready for mobile prime time and harness the true power of mobile PPC.
PPC almost always drives incremental traffic to a website and some of those visitors are likely to convert. Most assume that more visits mean more sales and that fewer visits mean fewer sales. This case study illustrates the true value of PPC visits.
While there are many similarities between social PPC and search PPC, there are some key differences. If you're struggling to get your head around Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter PPC, here are some best practices for success from the social PPC pros.
Internships can be a win-win for both the intern and the company. Hiring the right intern can be a big help to a busy PPC manager, while offering invaluable job experience for the intern. Here are six tasks that are ideal for an intern.
Internships are a well-established way for college students or recent graduates to gain experience in their field of choice. Here are six PPC tasks that are ideal for an intern, along with the skills the intern will learn.
Reviewing campaign goals and objectives, auditing analytics and conversion tracking, auditing your campaigns, studying up on enhanced campaigns, and reviewing your quality score are five ways to get your PPC accounts on track by Labor Day.
In an ideal world, we'd spend much more than 10 minutes per day on our PPC accounts. But on hectic days when you're stacked up, here are the top tasks that will keep performance strong when you're too busy for in-depth work.
Google and Bing both reward for A while hoping for B. That is, both search engines claim to provide simplified account management, while putting PPC advertisers in no-win situations, especially when it comes to quality score and enhanced campaigns.