Are Your Media Efforts Making a Mess of Your PPC Campaigns?

Your paid search campaigns do not exist in a vacuum. A PPC campaign is affected by other, non-search media efforts. A consistent focus on coordinating your paid search with other media efforts can yield great dividends for a savvy marketer.

How difficult that will be depends on the complexity of your non-search media plan. In today's SearchDay, Is Your Paid Search Campaign Part of a Mix or a Mess?, Impaqt's Pat Stroh gives you a quick quiz to determine your MESS, or Media Energizing Search Score.

Your MESS score depends on the amount and complexity of your historical data; your ability to handle the data complexity with analytical specialists; the extent to which your organization is oriented toward learning and testing; and the extent to which an opportunity exists for better results.

About the author

Kevin Newcomb joined ClickZ in August 2004, covering search marketing and other online marketing topics. He has been reporting on web-based businesses since 2000.

Before the bubble burst, Kevin was a marketing manager for an online computer reseller, handling copywriting, e-mail marketing, search marketing and running the affiliate program.

With a combination of real-world marketing experience and years of business journalism, Kevin brings to ClickZ a unique ability to deliver news and training materials that help online marketers do their jobs better.