The next Bing thing: Get your Bing campaigns in top shape for 2017

With the exciting news that Bing has reached 20 percent market share in the UK and is currently sitting at 21.6 percent in the US, it’s now more important than ever to make sure your Bing accounts are in top shape for 2017 and beyond. As is common across many industries, the end of the…

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No targeting in Google Display & Video ad groups? Ads can soon show across Google Display Network

Google has announced that, beginning in January, ad groups in Google video and display campaigns that do not have any targeting set at that level will automatically be eligible to show ads on the Google Display Network. Google has been sending advertisers a notice and pausing display and video campaigns that didn’t have targeting assigned…

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PPC Landing Page Magic: Secrets Revealed [GIFOGRAPHIC]

This marketing infographic is part of KlientBoost’s 25-part Marketing Advent Calendar. Sign up here to receive a new gifographic once a day in your inbox. As a kid who was fascinated with the magic store, it’s kind of surprising that I still don’t know how magicians do certain tricks. But it’s probably because as an…

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Ad extensions for the entire decision journey

Not only do ad extensions work to encourage immediate sales, but they can also be used to move consumers along the decision journey/buy cycle. In our work, we’ve effectively used ad extensions in many stages of the buy cycle, for instance: When searchers research products online (research stage) When searchers home in on a specific product When searchers…

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5 reasons advertisers should NOT ignore Bing Ads

Gone are the days when Bing took years to catch up to the new and innovative applications Google had launched within AdWords. In recent months, Bing Ads has been able to quickly implement comparable tools and features — indeed, they even have some unique features that AdWords does not offer. Unfortunately, Bing is still often…

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Top 10 most shared global ads of 2016: UK’s John Lewis holiday ad ranks #1 with nearly 2M shares

According to the London-based video analytics firm Unruly, the most shared video ad of 2016 is a spot from the UK retailer John Lewis. The holiday-themed ad has earned 1.9 million shares since its November 9 release, shooting it to the top of the list in less than a month’s time. Unruly bases rankings for…

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Is in-house marketing better than using an agency?

Is it better to do your online marketing in-house or through an agency? It’s an important decision to make. Now, you should probably know that I’m a founder of an online advertising agency, so I might have a bit of a bias. But I have worked in-house and done my own fair share of hiring…

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How do our biases impact PPC performance?

I’ve come to believe that the essence of PPC management can be boiled down to two things: Never let one thing (keyword research, bid management, A/B testing ad copy and so on) take up so much of your attention that you let something else slip. What you did yesterday probably needs to be changed, and failing…

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Ad customizers just got a whole lot more powerful

I’m always looking for an edge in PPC so that my campaign’s performance will shine in a very competitive landscape. Back in 2013, I started talking about how to use programming to set up time-saving and performance-boosting automations with AdWords Scripts, at the time among the newest capabilities in AdWords. But now that we’re about…

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How search and email acquisition campaigns benefit both channels

Search and email are good marketing partners because they make each other more productive. Add a layer of “big data,” and you have a firm foundation for digital marketing success. Take email acquisition, for example. Instead of just going it alone, email and search teams should partner up on PPC ads to build email acquisition.…

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