Why SMB Retailers Don’t Do Search

Retail, or online shopping, is an integral part of Google and Bing’s success in PPC. Amazon and eBay are probably the best-known and most ever-present retailers in PPC, but countless others are selling millions of dollars of products via PPC every … [Continue reading]

Does PPC Work For All Businesses?

Matt Umbro started an interesting discussion last week with his post titled Why SMBs Should Not Run AdWords Accounts. He defines SMBs as advertisers with a budget of $500 per month or less, and says that’s not enough budget to compete and be … [Continue reading]

Ad Blockers and PPC

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Ad blockers. A 2-word phrase that can strike fear into the hearts of PPC professionals. After all, we make our living from online advertising. The advent of technology that blocks our lifeblood is concerning to say the least. Ad blockers work by … [Continue reading]

PPC: Anything But Routine

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Robert Brady wrote a great post this week over at the Clix Marketing blog called How Valuable Are PPC Skills Anyway? I love the perspective he shared on PPC skills and commoditization – something that’s been talked about a lot in the search … [Continue reading]

PPC Advice For My 18 Year Old Self

I’ve seen a lot of posts out there recently with people giving advice to their 18-year-old selves. One I liked featured some of the top college basketball seniors, including one of my favorites, Michigan State’s Denzel Valentine. Tomorrow, my … [Continue reading]

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I was going to write a post today about ad extensions and their importance, especially now that right hand side ads are gone from Google. But I just wasn't feeling it. Ad extensions are important, now more than ever. Here's Google's take on the … [Continue reading]

The Only Consistent Thing in Marketing

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Note From Melissa: You are going to love this epic marketing guest blog by Bryant Garvin of Bryant Garvin Consulting. Let's jump right in! It all started with a tweet. Of 10K SERps, almost 6K had top ads. Breakdown: 1 ad - 36% 2 ads - 17% 3 … [Continue reading]

Importing AdWords Campaigns to Bing Ads: The Guide

Many advertisers expand their PPC program by by importing their Google AdWords campaigns to Bing Ads. Bing makes it super easy to do so, with import tools in the UI and in Bing Ads Editor. But many advertisers don't realize that their job has just … [Continue reading]

Let’s Not Kill B2B Whitepapers Just Yet

A couple weeks ago, my friend Kirk Williams wrote a thought-provoking post on the Wordstream blog called Can We Please Kill the Whitepaper in B2B PPC?. When I saw the title, my hackles went up. I started to think: “Kirk, how could you?”, because Kirk … [Continue reading]

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet on PPC Ad Copy

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When people think about PPC, they often think about keywords first. But good ad copy is just as important to a successful PPC campaign. With only 90 characters to work with, writing good PPC ad copy is harder than you think. What is the goal of … [Continue reading]