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  1. 5 SEM Spying Strategies You Can Use Today to Generate More Profit

    The March deadline to sign up for health care is here, and as you can see by the Monthly Ad Budget graph, the peak of their spending was in February just before the deadline. I recommend ad testing as one of the first things you should optimize and...

  2. Desktop Ad Spend Forecast to Plummet $1.4 Billion in 2014

    EMarketer estimates that "Google will have a notable influence on the overall shift from desktop to mobile search spending.In 2013, 76.4 percent of the company’s search ad revenues came from desktop. Only 5.7 percent of total media ad spending was...

  3. 4 Reasons You Should Start Obsessing About AdWords Quality Score

    In the preceding figure, you can see that ad positioning is determined by Ad Rank. CPC is calculated using the formula of [Ad Rank of the ad below yours / Quality Score + $0.01]. However, our research shows that your quality score is impacted...

  4. Only 52% of Facebook Ad Spend is Outside the U.S. [Study]

    According to the report, 85 percent of Facebook users reside outside North America, but only 52 percent of ad spend targets regions outside of it. However, global brands are spending five times less on advertising in this region compared to North...

  5. Google Display Ads on Mobile Devices: How to Avoid the Erroneous Clicks of Children

    There are a few factors that may cause unqualified traffic, such as mobile devices, campaign targeting, ad copy – but ultimately, I blame the children (but we’ll get to them in a minute). I don’t know about you, but most mothers I know aren’t...

  6. Conquering Content Marketing, Step 2: The Content (and Plot) Develops

    Over the next few weeks, Lisa supervised the shoot, negotiated ad buys on the sites Don told her to advertise on, and she even got Don's billboard produced, despite many heated arguments about why his concept was so misguided.

  7. Global Mobile Advertising Opportunities: Brazil. Russia, India & China

    The "discount ad" is one of the most effective display ads amongst the Chinese population. This type of ad can be placed as a banner in apps, such as in gaming apps. Global mobile advertising is projected to rise 37.4 percent in 2014 to reach...

  8. Google's Product Listing Ads: Adoption, Clicks, Mobile Continue Surge [Study]

    In 2013, PLA CPC increased 141 percent overall, while text ad CPC increased just 21 percent. These and other changes will force retailers to remain agile and invest in new ad technology. Marin's methodology for the study drew a sample from the...

  9. The New AdWords Opportunities Tab - How to Get the Most Out Of It

    The Opportunities tab provides you with a list of new keywords in your campaign's ad groups: In looking at the first recommended ad group opportunity, Google estimated that this new ad group would provide an additional 1,000 impressions, 18 clicks...

  10. SEO Basics: 8 Essentials When Optimizing Your Site

    Think your title as a 4-8 word ad, so do your best to entice the reader so they want to click and read more. Skipping the basics and spending all your time and money on social and 'fancy stuff' is the same as skipping brushing your teeth and...