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Bing Ads Launches Universal Event Tracking

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Bing Ads has developed Universal Event Tracking (UET), a way to define and track goals for performance and conversions, the company revealed at today's Bing Ads Next event. Bing Ads has developed Universal Event Tracking (UET), a way to define and track goals for performance and conversions, the company revealed at today's Bing Ads Next event. 0 Comments

3 Must-Know Findings About Cross-Channel Attribution

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While there have been technological advancements that enable more sophisticated multi-touch attribution models, many marketers are still challenged by connecting the dots and acting on the insights revealed from their measurement to truly make an impact on decision-making across search, social, and beyond. Marketers are still struggling to act on the insights revealed from their measurements across channels. 0 Comments

Cross-Device Measurement: Believe the Hype

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The basic task of marketing is to deliver better results when achieving a particular goal, whether it be better SEO, brand awareness, conversions, or in-store purchases. When targeting consumers across devices, it is important to evaluate whether the right mix of channels and devices are being applied to the right marketing goals. When targeting consumers across devices, it's important to evaluate whether the right channels and devices are being applied to the right marketing goals. 0 Comments

4 Reasons Why Attribution Is So Hard

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Attribution can be so hard to get "right" because of organizational alignment, tricky metrics, the mobile problem, and the legacy of digital marketing. Attribution can be so hard to get "right" because of organizational alignment, tricky metrics, the mobile problem, and the legacy of digital marketing. 0 Comments

How to Properly Analyze Ad Text Performance

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When setting up a paid search campaign, proper structure is essential for success. By not looking at the data from a holistic point of view, you may end up in a situation where you are making decisions off of non-statistically significant data. When setting up a paid search campaign, proper structure is essential for success. 0 Comments

Competitive Analysis for Panda Using SEMrush [Tutorial]

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There’s a lot you can learn from analyzing websites in your niche that have been impacted by Panda. This post explains how to use SEMrush to drill into organic and paid search data in order to surface problematic content, keyword targeting issues, usability problems and more. There’s a lot you can learn from analyzing websites in your niche that have been impacted by Panda. This post explains how to use SEMrush to drill into organic and paid search data in order to surface problematic content, keyword targeting issues, usability problems and more. 0 Comments

Fake Googlebot Activity up 61% [Report]

For every 24 Googlebot visits a website will also be visited by a Fake Googlebot

One in every 24 visits is a fake Googlebot. Identifying bad bots can be tricky; some are very sophisticated, especially the ones mimicking Google. Here are some steps you can take to verify whether you're getting faked visits. One in every 24 visits is a fake Googlebot. Identifying bad bots can be tricky; some are very sophisticated, especially the ones mimicking Google. Here are some steps you can take to verify whether you're getting faked visits. 0 Comments

Google Analytics Helps You Filter Spider and Bot Traffic

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Ever wonder how much of your traffic was actual human visitors and how much of your traffic was really scrapers, bots and other web spiders? Google Analytics will now help you discern just that with a new filter to help identify "real" traffic. Ever wonder how much of your traffic was actual human visitors and how much of your traffic was really scrapers, bots and other web spiders? Google Analytics will now help you discern just that with a new filter to help identify "real" traffic. 0 Comments

Publisher Guide for Adding Custom Variables in Google Tag Manager

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This detailed step-by-step guide will teach you how to install publisher-centered Google Analytics custom variables using Google Tag Manager. Here's how to install the Category, Content Type, Publication Date, and Author customer variables. This detailed step-by-step guide will teach you how to install publisher-centered Google Analytics custom variables using Google Tag Manager. Here's how to install the Category, Content Type, Publication Date, and Author customer variables. 0 Comments

New Conversion Settings Can be Imported From Google Analytics to AdWords

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You can set specific conversion windows for between seven and 90 days, flexible conversion tracking can be applied to conversions imported from Google Analytics, and editable conversion values allow you to set different values for goals and transactions. New conversion settings for advertisers allow you to import goals related data from Google Analytics into your AdWords account, and edit the data within. 0 Comments

Competitive Analysis in Search Is Linked to Higher Conversions [Data]

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Those who give little to no mindshare to competitive analysis should rethink that approach. Data shows those who do may find that adding regular competitive analysis and adapting strategy based on that analysis positively impacts their bottom line. New data indicates that adding regular competitive analysis and adapting strategy based on that analysis can positively impact your bottom line. 0 Comments

Yandex Keyword Data Now '(Not Provided)'

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Yandex has made the move to encrypted search. The Russian search engine has begun encrypting 100 percent of searches done through Yandex, meaning webmasters with traffic from Yandex, will now see "(not set)" or "(not provided)" in their analytics. Yandex announced it is encrypting 100 percent of its searches, resulting in "(not set)" or "(not provided)" being returned in analytics. 0 Comments