The Many Layers of LinkedIn PPC

LinkedIn Targeting 101

Note from Melissa: Robert Brady of Clix Marketing is here with another guest post on LinkedIn PPC! Since LinkedIn launched in May of 2003 it has grown to become the de facto virtual resume for professionals. Want someone to know your job history … [Continue reading]

Dynamic Keyword Insertion: Use It, Or Lose It?

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Earlier this week, a few of us on the PPC Chat hashtag on Twitter were discussing dynamic keyword insertion. The different opinions were interesting. Some people were not fans of using DKI at all: Others, like me, use it a lot. The … [Continue reading]

Can Too Many Ads Ruin PPC Ad Copy Testing?

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2 weeks ago, I wrote a post on PPC ad copy testing that ended up being my most popular post for April. One of the recommendations I made was to write a lot of ads, but only test 2 ads at a time, so you can get to statistical significance … [Continue reading]

PPC Ad Copy Creation: Where To Start?

Last week's post on ad copy testing prompted some thought-provoking discussion in the comments. My friend Jerry Nordstrom asked: When you are creating ad variations what is your primary driver of each iteration? Keyword intent? Keyword volume? … [Continue reading]

PPC Ad Copy Testing: 2015 Edition

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I love PPC ad copy testing. It’s one of my favorite aspects of PPC. Where else can you systematically test different elements of ad text and learn what works the best – all in a relatively short period of time? Like with many things in PPC, ad … [Continue reading]

Facebook PPC: Not Just For Teenagers

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I often hear people say, “I don’t want to use Facebook ads because I don’t want to reach teenagers or college students. I want to reach 25-65 year old decision makers.” 5-10 years ago, teenagers were the primary audience on Facebook. Today, … [Continue reading]

Fail Fast, Learn Fast

Last week, I read a fascinating article on MediaPost about Google’s “planned failures.” The great gift of the internet and digital world, according to the Googlers quoted in the article, is the ability to fail fast. “The price of failing slow is … [Continue reading]

4 Unconventional Ways To Do PPC Keyword Research

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Ah, keyword research. It’s probably the most fundamental element of PPC, and one of the first things we all learned how to do. When I started doing PPC in 2002, keyword research tools were few and far between. I’m not sure Google even had a tool – or … [Continue reading]

Supercharge Your PPC Workflow

There are a never-ending number of tasks needed for successful PPC workflow. Sometimes it feels like there is too much to do and too little time to do it. Establishing a routine for PPC optimization helps calm the chaos. Supercharge your PPC workflow … [Continue reading]

5 Challenges for PPC Lead Generation

One of the great things about PPC is it can be used for nearly every business: those selling products online via ecommerce, and those trying to drive leads. Each type of marketing has its own challenges. Here are 5 challenges for lead generation … [Continue reading]