paid search

What Does the Future of Paid Search Look Like?

Paid search has been an important channel in a comprehensive marketing strategy for years now. But we’ve also seen some major shifts in the way that PPC works, and as with most technological things, the pace of change isn’t slowing anytime soon. That’s why it’s important for marketers and business owners to be forward-thinking. Noting …

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Search engine results: The ten year evolution

The search landscape has always been one that is evolving. Right now the big discussion is around Google’s control on how much search traffic goes to publishers vs. stays on Google.com. This might end up being a really big point for Google when it comes down to challenging the long-held point of view that competition …

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Decommissioning Jet: Two charts proving Walmart planned to ground Jet all along

Walmart made headlines last week by announcing that it would fold Jet.com into its Walmart ecommerce operations, less than three years after the $3.3 billion acquisition. But, in fact, a closer look at the performance of both sites’ leads reveals: This shouldn’t be a surprise, because this has been Walmart’s plan all along, and Despite …

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How to run a successful competitor-focused paid campaign

One of the biggest advantages of running a paid search campaign is the ability to bid on keywords that would be difficult (if not impossible) for your website to rank for organically. The best example of this is bidding on competitors’ brand or product names. For example, if you’re in the athletic shoe/apparel industry, you’d …

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Making the case for more non-brand funding in paid search

When you’ve worked in paid search for as long as I have, you’ve undoubtedly received emails from your clients that all go a little something like the one given below. Hi [insert your name here], Revenue is looking a little lighter than usual this month versus last year. What can we do to close the …

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Five things to do on a small digital marketing budget

When you have a smaller digital marketing budget, every dollar counts, and you often need to get creative to make sure your ads show where you want. In this post, I’ll walk through a few important tactics to utilize if you are launching a new program or if you have an established program with a …

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