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  1. What is SEM? Depends on Who You Ask

    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. However, SEM posts, training, and ads are frequently related to paid search.

  2. 4 Keyword Strategies for Squeezing Performance From Broad Match

    Bing Ads provided Search Engine Watch with broad match conversion rate over time. From Product Ads, "(not provided)", data visualization, ad copy testing strategy, to broad match strategies – my conversations at ClickZ Live New York were varied...

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

    Google makes more money from ads with a high probability of being clicked, and that are positioned prominently on SERPs and across the network. This wouldn't add any value to the user experience and would result in poor-quality ads being displayed...

  4. Why Yahoo Wants to Move Into Contextual Search and How it Might Work For Them

    The same way that contextual search determines what you really mean to be searching for, a search engine can apply the same technology to the ads they serve and present ads that are more directly tailored to the searcher, rather than just strictly...

  5. Susan Wojcicki Replaces Salar Kamangar as Head of YouTube

    In early July 2013, Search Engine Watch took a hard look at "How to Make Money on YouTube" and concluded: "The number of advertisers who are using TrueView in-stream ads needs to increase significantly and/or the amount of money they spend on...

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

    British Outfitters burned through almost $10,000 on display ads that brought just a few thousand visitors, and hardly any conversions. Lisa's team wrote on the company's blog almost every day, but it was a ghost town, and the only social activity...

  7. States Legalize Marijuana, But Google, Facebook, Twitter Just Say No to Pot Ads

    Google, Facebook, and Twitter have all gone on record saying that they will not allow sponsored ads, posts or tweets that promote the purchase or use of marijuana. Ads may not promote or facilitate the sale or consumption of illegal or recreational...