Top three programmatic trends in 2017

Top three programmatic trends in 2017 Programmatic is a game-changing technology in the advertising industry. According to ZenithOptimedia Programmatic Marketing Forecasts, it will grow by an astounding 31% in 2017 – and that’s faster than social media (25%) and online video (20%). At the same time, marketers using automation is on the rise: Dun &…

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Ad copy hack for your AdWords pathways

The testing and implementation of ad copy in AdWords has become increasingly important — and increasingly difficult. This is a result of the paradigm shifts in AdWords account structures. The ad copy advice that follows can help improve ad copy relevance easily, at scale. Shift in AdWords account structures Throughout 2016, we have seen a major debate regarding…

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Are your paid search ads making the right impression?

Impression share is an interesting paid search metric. On the surface, you could argue that impression share is a fairly useless metric. In fact, I’ll admit that I’ve argued for years that impressions really aren’t an important measure of paid search success. However, while I still strongly believe that ROI — not impressions, clicks or conversions — is the…

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7 key components to a winning mobile marketing budget in 2017

Now that 2017 is here, it’s time to start planning your mobile strategy for the year. If you think mobile success is about landing pages and app install ads, I have some news for you: In 2017, your mobile marketing strategy will have to include a lot more than just an advertising plan for your…

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3 ways in-house do-it-yourselfers can prepare for PPC management

Does this sound familiar to you? Your company has finally agreed to spend some resources on pay-per-click (PPC), but instead of hiring a PPC professional or agency, they want you or perhaps Sally down the hall to take on the role of managing PPC. Never mind that you and Sally already have full-time jobs and…

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Improve your paid search & social through relationship marketing

A major shift I’ve observed taking place in both the paid search and social advertising industry is a move toward relationship marketing. Brands can no longer be available to customers only when they’re ready to convert. Advertisers must now be ready and willing to provide value to their customer’s days, weeks, or even months prior…

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How your startup should be using Google AdWords

If you’re just getting started with your business, figuring out who should manage your AdWords campaigns and what to do first can be a challenge. Columnist Brett Middleton offers tips to get you on the right path. Brett Middleton on December 22, 2016 at 1:03 pm For the founder sitting in coworking spaces like The…

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Small business owners: 3 steps to creating accurate Google Analytics reports

Raw traffic data in Google Analytics isn’t always accurate. In this helpful how-to, columnist Dianna Huff shows Analytics beginners how to create a filter that excludes spam traffic and traffic from internal sources. “Our traffic is going down,” said a client in a recent email. Attached to the email was a chart showing this year’s…

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The 10 Best & Biggest New PPC Features of the Year

Another crazy year is almost behind us. The year 2016 will be remembered for some huge and unexpected changes, some awesome new PPC features, and welcome changes to both the Google AdWords and Bing Ads platforms. But some new PPC features stuck out more than the rest this year. This article will separate the unicorns…

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Should you create device-specific PPC campaigns?

On February 6, 2013, Google announced Enhanced Campaigns, coupling devices together to encourage (nod nod wink wink) the development of mobile-first campaigns. Bing, of course, followed suit soon after. The PPC world at large was not pleased. I think I speak for many of my peers when I say we’re a group that relishes precise control. While…

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