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  1. 4 Pitfalls to Avoid Heading Into the Holidays

    What ad copy needs to be changed to reflect only current offers? Shop.org is forecasting digital to growing 8 to 11 percent given the growth of mobile and online shopping as a consumer behavior. If you are planning for really big spikes, I’d...

  2. Cross-Device Measurement: Believe the Hype

    If there is a method to prove that an ad seen on smartphone resulted in a later purchase on a desktop Web search, or vice versa, then brands would likely be more willing to spend money and resources on mobile because they would understand the...

  3. Last-Minute SEO - Here Come the Holidays!

    For those who might not know what those little "ad" symbols indicate on your search results, these are ads in Google’s AdWords program. In fact, your organic search showing up with a paid ad can indicate to users YOU are the authority, resulting in...

  4. Want to Increase Your CTR by Nearly 50%? Consider Search Refinements

    In the case of my friend shopping for a Mercedes SUV, his click on the dealer's ad landed him on a complicated inventory search page that included nine search fields and required his personal contact information, including phone number, just to...

  5. 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.

  6. 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. The estimated online spending demonstrates the growth and importance of the...

  7. 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...

  8. Foursquare Self-Serve Ads Now Open to All Local Businesses

    Ads appear when users first open the Foursquare app; they may see an ad based on their usage, location and history. The ad creation process is relatively straightforward. We've had over a million ad impressions during the private beta, and that was...