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3 Tips For Addressing the Rising Cost of Branded CPCs

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While CPCs are on a decline, branded CPCs are on a rise. Reviewing Quality Score and competitors, and bid optimization are a few ways search marketers can cope with that discrepancy. While CPCs are on a decline, branded CPCs are on a rise. Reviewing Quality Score and competitors, and bid optimization are a few ways search marketers can cope with that discrepancy. 0 Comments

Bidding Farewell to Basic Bidding

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As singular keyword bidding ends, marketers should familiarize themselves with the bid stacks Google is testing, such as those for age, gender, location, device and household income. As singular keyword bidding ends, marketers should familiarize themselves with the bid stacks Google is testing, such as those for age, gender, location, device and household income. 0 Comments

Minimizing Errors With the HREF Language Element

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Motoko Hunt offers these tips for ensuring your HREF language elements are linked correctly in your global sites for maximum search optimization. Motoko Hunt offers these tips for ensuring your HREF language elements are linked correctly in your global sites for maximum search optimization. 0 Comments

5 Best Ad Copy Test Procedures To Stand By

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It's paramount for every PPC professional to test their retail ad copy. This columnist recommends doing one test at a time for and making sure each one lasts at least 30 days. It's paramount for every PPC professional to test their retail ad copy. This columnist recommends doing one test at a time for and making sure each one lasts at least 30 days. 0 Comments

4 Red Flags When Hearing a PPC Agency Pitch

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Some PPC agencies will promise the world or be very secretive about their strategies - these things may not be deal-breakers, but they should raise red flags as you try to find the right agency. Some PPC agencies will promise the world or be very secretive about their strategies - these things may not be deal-breakers, but they should raise red flags as you try to find the right agency. 0 Comments

5 Ways to Make Your Small Business Rock the Web

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If customers can't find you on the Internet, they'll find your competitors instead. To stand out online, SMBs should focus on mobile-friendly sites, social platforms and online reviews. If customers can't find you on the Internet, they'll find your competitors instead. To stand out online, SMBs should focus on mobile-friendly sites, social platforms and online reviews. 0 Comments

3 Static Content Hacks to Supercharge Your Search Traffic

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Functional content auditing, landing page optimization and gap analyses are three things you can do to ensure that your content works as hard as you did creating it. Functional content auditing, landing page optimization and gap analyses are three things you can do to ensure that your content works as hard as you did creating it. 0 Comments

Link Quality: 50+ Questions to Ask

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When it comes to links, taking shortcuts is a common but huge mistake. Here are 50 questions to ask yourself when link-building, ranging from relevance to marketing value to SEO value. When it comes to links, taking shortcuts is a common but huge mistake. Here are 50 questions yourself when link-building, ranging from relevance to marketing value to SEO value. 0 Comments

7 Content Growth Hacks to Help Drive More Qualified Traffic

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Paid campaigns, recirculating popular content, being location-specific and developing mutually-promotional relationships are a few steps toward using content to drive more traffic. Paid campaigns, recirculating popular content, being location-specific and developing mutually-promotional relationships are a few steps toward using content to drive more traffic. 0 Comments

Competitive Insights Tools for Paid Search in AdWords and Bing Ads

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Google AdWords and Bing Ads tools like Auction Insights, Ad Preview Tool and Keyword Planner keep search marketers ahead of the curve with regard to their pay-per-click campaigns. Google AdWords and Bing Ads tools like Auction Insights, Ad Preview Tool and Keyword Planner keep search marketers ahead of the curve with regard to their pay-per-click campaigns. 0 Comments

PPC Automation Methods for Retail Search Advertising

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Used for things like reporting and recurring tasks, PPC automation helps retailers manage their channels, particularly those retailers with extensive catalogs. Used for things like reporting and recurring tasks, PPC automation helps retailers manage their channels, particularly those retailers with extensive catalogs. 0 Comments

How a Standard of Practice Can Make Your Search Agency Better

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Having a standard of practice demonstrates quality and consistency, both for clients and employees. At the same time, too-stringent guidelines can stifle creativity and passion. Having a standard of practice demonstrates quality and consistency, both for clients and employees. At the same time, too-stringent guidelines can stifle creativity and passion. 0 Comments

Using Third-Party Data for Smarter Digital Marketing Strategy

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Besides the holidays, back-to-school shopping is when people spend the most money. For retailers, the first day of school, which varies by region, is one helpful bit of third-party data. Besides the holidays, back-to-school shopping is when people spend the most money. For retailers, the first day of school, which varies by region, is one helpful bit of third-party data. 0 Comments

Monitoring Site Changes for SEO

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Using the Page Monitor Chrome Extensions, SEOs can stay on top of content changes and their subsequent effect on search engine ranking. Using the Page Monitor Chrome Extensions, SEOs can stay on top of content changes and their subsequent effect on search engine ranking. 0 Comments

Are You Making These 4 Additional Silly SEO Mistakes?

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Picking up where last month's column left off, here are 4 SEO mistakes that are as common as they are silly, including title element negligence and improper internal linking. Picking up where last month's column left off, here are 4 SEO mistakes that are as common as they are silly, including title element negligence and improper internal linking. 0 Comments

How to be a Problem Solving SEO

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Combining analytical, user experience and creative skills increases SEOs' value in the eyes of clients, further bridging the gap that's said to exist between SEO and marketing. Combining analytical, user experience and creative skills increases SEOs' value in the eyes of clients, further bridging the gap that's said to exist between SEO and marketing. 0 Comments