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  1. Why Retailers Should Start Their Pay-Per-Click Christmas Campaigns Now

    Retailers should be sure to include any information about offers, such as discounted products and free delivery on their PPC ads, as they will drive revenue. It is also worth considering adapting ads to target other demographics, as varied groups...

  2. The Smart Way to Optimize Your Amazon Sales Strategy

    A good tip is to try building upon elements from your best-performing paid search ads that you know get a good click-through rate. One great way to drive traffic back to your product listing page is the Sponsored Products on Amazon PPC ad option...

  3. 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...

  4. 5 Social Media Advertising Trends to Watch for in 2014

    Previously I wrote about what that meant for Twitter Ads. Ads on Google+? A few years into Google's gamble in social media and Google+ is still completely void of ads. After they tested the "autoplay" video content organically, it was a natural...

  5. Consumer Packaged Goods Keyword Strategies Offer Lessons for All Paid Search Marketers

    That means understanding exactly who else is bidding on your top keywords, what their ad copy says, and how your campaign stacks up on key metrics such as coverage (the frequency your ads appear) and cost per click.

  6. FTC Giving Native Advertising a Closer Look

    Because advertorials tend to be kind of spammy to begin with, there really aren't any standard guidelines that advertisers tend to follow, unlike specific guidelines for banner ads or pay-per-click ads, other than the encouragement to include some...

  7. Meetup Groups Talk Industry Changes, Budgets, and Q4 Tips Ahead of SES San Francisco

    PPC is evolving rapidly and I love the fact that we can target our ads to very specific people and demographics. San Francisco Marketing Professionals, a local working group for all interested Search Engine Marketing professionals located in the...

  8. Is BuzzFeed's Boom Making Brand Blogs Go Bust?

    Banner ads weren't cutting it, obviously. It's the next stage of the advertorial - those ads or "special advertising sections" that appeared in newspapers or magazines and looked like the rest of the content, but were paid advertisements," Vernon...

  9. Integrating Owned, Earned & Paid Media For Better SEO

    Paid media (sponsored links, banner ads, paid directory listings, etc.have less impact on organic search results than owned and earned media, so this discussion is slightly different. More importantly, Technographics data from Forrester Research...

  10. Google AdWords Keyword Match Types and Negatives: The Ultimate Guide

    Keywords connect a searcher's search terms to relevant ads created in AdWords. We'd use keyword "-bakery" to ensure our ads are most relevant to the search. One way is to refer to the query reports, or search terms report, to see how your ads...