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3 Reports Offer Insights on State of Paid Search in Q2

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Three reports from Adobe's Digital Marketing, Kenshoo, and The Search Agency highlight the state of paid search across the globe - including paid search spend, click-through rates, cost per click and more trends and data by engine and device in Q2 A flurry of findings from Adobe, Kenshoo, and the Search Agency: paid search spend, click-through rates, cost per click and more trends and data. 0 Comments

Google Reveals 4 Things You Need to Know About Quality Score

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Google has published a whitepaper called "Settling the Quality Score" and updated the 5-year-old Hal Varian-AdWords Quality Score video. While the new content is mostly a re-hash of old stuff, they do disclose a few new insights about Quality Score. While a new Google whitepaper and updated video mostly are a re-hash of old info, Google does disclose a few new insights about Quality Score. 0 Comments

Restructuring Your PPC Campaigns in 5 Key Steps

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Whether you start from scratch or modify an existing account, it's imperative to follow a strategic, sequential plan when restructuring a PPC account. Here are the five steps to follow to get you on your way to a smooth restructure journey. Whether you start from scratch or modify an existing account, you can follow this strategic, sequential plan to make PPC campaign restructuring manageable. 0 Comments

The 10 Best Shopping Engines

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A new study analyzes the best comparison shopping engines based on traffic, revenue, conversion rate, return on spend, average CPC, quality of merchant tools, and merchant response ratings to help guide marketing spend for online retailers. A new study analyzes the best comparison shopping engines based on traffic, revenue, conversion rate, return on spend, average CPC, quality of merchant tools, and merchant response ratings to help guide marketing spend for online retailers. 0 Comments

PPC Budget Forecasting 101

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As pay-per-click professionals, we're often asked to play with our numbers, shift our budgets, and essentially predict the future. A daunting task, for sure. Here's a simple walk-through on how to answer those tough budgeting questions from clients. By recalculating your search account's potential, you can create a rough PPC budget forecast that will help you answer all of your clients' questions. 0 Comments

PPC Optimization & Balancing the Relationship Between Metrics: Top 3 Things to Consider

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Use the power of data for good, not optimization for optimization's sake. Conversion rate and position do have a correlation; every action has an equal and opposite reaction; and remember to focus on the business problem you're trying to solve. Use the power of data for good, not optimization for optimization's sake. Conversion rate and position do have a correlation; every action has an equal and opposite reaction; and remember to focus on the business problem you're trying to solve. 0 Comments

4 Mistakes Agencies Make to Lose Clients

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Not understanding the client's business or economics, not doing enough keyword and competitive analysis, using a generic proposal template, and lack of communication and reporting the wrong metrics will cost you future business and current clients. Attract new clients and keep clients longer by avoiding these mistakes. These tips will help your search agency or consulting business be more successful. 0 Comments

Working With a New PPC Client: 7 Ways to Drive AdWords Strategies & Objectives

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It's all about the client. Whether you've just landed a new client or you've recently started working for a new company or agency, here are seven ways to ensure your client's accounts are optimized and performing at their highest level. It's all about the client. Whether you've just landed a new client or you've recently started working for a new company or agency, here are seven ways to ensure your client's accounts are optimized and performing at their highest level. 0 Comments

PPC Click-Through Rate by Position: Does Rank Matter? [Data]

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What is the "right" position is for a given keyword? A data set of more than 12,000 data points was analyzed to find out what the click-through rate (CTR) would be at various average positions. Here are three insights from the data. What is the "right" position is for a given keyword? A data set of more than 12,000 data points was analyzed to find out what the click-through rate (CTR) would be at various average positions. Here are three insights from the data. 0 Comments

3 Ways Google's New Keyword Planner Brings Sexy Back to AdWords

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Here are three ways to use the latest Google Keyword Planner features to make your AdWords management more receptive to user context (location, device, and time), which in turn will help make your entire campaign more successful. Here are three ways to use the latest Google Keyword Planner features to make your AdWords management more receptive to user context (location, device, and time), which in turn will help make your entire campaign more successful. 0 Comments

What Do Google's Earnings Reports Tell Us About AdWords Trends?

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Google published their quarterly earnings last week, but they tell us quite a lot about what is happening on AdWords across the market. Paid search budgets are growing. But what's the story with mobile and why aren't CPCs rising? Google published their quarterly earnings last week, but they tell us quite a lot about what is happening on AdWords across the market. Paid search budgets are growing. But what's the story with mobile and why aren't CPCs rising? 0 Comments

5 SEM Spying Strategies You Can Use Today to Generate More Profit

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Drive more search profit by using keyword and competitive research tools, crowdsourcing, reverse engineering competitor campaign structure, monitoring competitor search activity and changes, and hiding your best keywords and ads from competition. Drive more search profit by using keyword and competitive research tools, crowdsourcing, reverse engineering competitor campaign structure, monitoring competitor search activity and changes, and hiding your best keywords and ads from competition. 0 Comments

Mobile Devices to Account for 50% of Paid Search Clicks by December 2015 [Study}

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A new Marin report says that if mobile device growth continues at its current pace, it will represent half of the clicks in paid search by December 2015. This and more in its 2014 annual report on mobile search advertising around the globe. A new Marin report says that if mobile device growth continues at its current pace, it will represent half of the clicks in paid search by December 2015. This and more in its 2014 annual report on mobile search advertising around the globe. 0 Comments

The PPC Diagnostic Manual: How to Troubleshoot 3 Common Issues

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Diagnosing and fixing PPC problems is easier than you may think. Roll up your sleeves and use this troubleshooting manual to guide you through some of the most common problems you’ll face in PPC, with steps you can take to fix what’s broken. Diagnosing and fixing PPC problems is easier than you may think. Roll up your sleeves and use this troubleshooting manual to guide you through some of the most common problems you’ll face in PPC, with steps you can take to fix what’s broken. 0 Comments

4 Reasons You Should Start Obsessing About AdWords Quality Score

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Your quality score is very important and you'd be crazy to ignore it. Simply put, if you're an AdWords advertiser, improving your quality score should be at the top of your agenda. Here are four reasons why quality scores are so important. Your quality score is very important and you'd be crazy to ignore it. Simply put, if you're an AdWords advertiser, improving your quality score should be at the top of your agenda. Here are four reasons why quality scores are so important. 0 Comments

Take Your Sitelinks to the Next Level With Descriptions

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Providing ads with more detail improves the overall user experience. Sitelinks help users get to exactly where they need to go, and are a great way to boost your average CTR. Here are some keys to success when implementing descriptive site links. Providing ads with more detail improves the overall user experience. Sitelinks help users get to exactly where they need to go, and are a great way to boost your average CTR. Here are some keys to success when implementing descriptive site links. 0 Comments

Local SEO & Listing Management: A Blueprint for Multi-Location Brand Success

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Local SEO and local listing management are completely different tactics, yet completely intertwined, and critical to ranking on Google. Follow these necessary steps for the best possible chance of ranking each of your locations for local queries. Local SEO and local listing management are completely different tactics, yet completely intertwined, and critical to ranking on Google. Follow these necessary steps for the best possible chance of ranking each of your locations for local queries. 0 Comments