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  1. SEM the Most Effective Acquisition Channel for 85% of Retailers [Survey]

    Display ads are seeing something of a resurgence: specifically remarketing, retargeting, and behavioral targeting ranked among retailers' leading customer acquisition tactics, and display ads now collectively rank as the second highest area of...

  2. Marin Adds Google Shopping Campaign Management

    Targeting audiences with social and display ads using data gathered through Google Shopping campaigns. With millions of products available for sale and constantly-changing inventory and promotions," Marin's announcement said, "retail advertisers...

  3. The Evolution of Audience Targeting: 3 Opportunities for Marketers

    Intent-Driven Audiences (IDA): New technology innovations are beginning to truly harness intent signals across channels, matching clicks on search engine ads to audiences on Facebook in real-time. Remarketing Lists for Search Ads (RLSA): Google...

  4. 5 Takeaways From the World Cup for Global Search Marketers

    It's been reported that advertisers spent as much (if not more) on World Cup advertising than they did on Super Bowl ads. Even if you aren't a soccer fan ("football" to the rest of the world), you were most likely exposed somehow to the event...

  5. 5 Changes You Need to Make for Google Shopping in the Next 2 Months

    Google creates ads for search using information about your products communicated through the Google Merchant Center or AdWords using your Inventory file. In July 2012, Google finalized its switch to Google Product Listing Ads from formerly free...

  6. SEO vs. SEM Timelines: A Medical Analogy

    You can get the phone to ring when you're actively paying for ads, but as soon as you stop paying, your phone stops ringing. Search engine marketing (SEM), or paid search advertising, can satisfy the demand for instant gratification.

  7. What is SEM? Depends on Who You Ask

    However, SEM posts, training, and ads are frequently related to paid search. Bing appears to view SEM as paid search as demonstrated on the landing page below, where "search marketing" links directly to a page to get users started on Bing Ads.

  8. Facebook Update Targets News Feed Spam: Posts 'Explicitly' Asking for Likes, Comments, Shares

    Facebook specifically cites Pages that are sending users to a page full of ads instead of a photo gallery, for instance. But as Facebook continues to make changes and evolve, they they keep reducing the visibility of businesses and their Facebook...

  9. 5 SEM Spying Strategies You Can Use Today to Generate More Profit

    If you're doing paid search, you typically want to know which keywords your competition is using, what ads and landing pages they serve up, and how much they are spending. By entering a competitor's domain, you can immediately see approximately how...