Column: Paid Search

Rethinking the marketing funnel with Consumer Decision Journeys

The traditional marketing funnel, starting wide at the top and narrowing down to purchase was appropriate in the past but has become outdated. The way customers shop and interact with brands has changed in the digital age, we see this with our client’s customer journeys. The ‘Consumer Decision Journey’ (CDJ), as proposed by Edelman and …

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Opinion: Google Partners Program incentives should include actual client goals

I received an email yesterday about new challenges and rewards in the Google Partners experience, so I headed over there to see how things are going these days. Have you visited the Google Partners Rewards experience? It simplifies the steps for how “points” are obtained by agencies and shows you exactly what you can do …

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The Black Friday Ecommerce PPC doomsday checklist of dramatically epic proportion

Welcome fellow eCommerce PPC laborer, to that annual moment of glory, reward, doom and failure. A weekend of highs and lows, a weekend of anticipation and excitement as the first revenue numbers begin to roll in. A weekend of last minute phone calls and fear as Amazon takes over your auction insights report. This is …

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Tips for using the new Google Ads interface

Google is in the process of rolling out their new Google Ads interface. This is the second time Google has said they’d roll out the update and this time they mean it! In this article, I’ll talk about some of my likes, dislikes and general experiences with the new interface. Here are some initial comments …

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5 ways to make your holiday advertising campaigns more profitable

For retailers, it seems like the holiday shopping season starts earlier every year. If you’re an e-commerce retailer, that means it’s time to start thinking through your holiday advertising strategy. There are a variety of tricks you can use to reach the right customer base and give them an online shopping experience that will not …

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Marketing Day: New Twitter rules, Google Assistant expands reach, Facebook video ads & more

Debra Mastaler is Features Editor at Search Engine Land. She is an internationally recognized authority on link building and is an OMCP Certified Link Building Trainer. Based in Washington DC, Debra is also a columnist for Search Engine Land, has written for or been featured in numerous tech publications and is active on the search …

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