Many in the SEO community contend that pay-per-click (PPC) advertising is a waste of money. Since PPC is about buying clicks from the search engine, and since SEO is about earning clicks from the search engines, many SEO consultants argue that PPC is just throwing money at a problem instead of working toward a solution. […]
I harp on it a lot but PPC is getting really complicated. I’m a search marketer, and it’s near-impossible to stay up to date with the seemingly endless stream of updates to AdWords search targeting, never mind the content network, Bing, Facebook, etc. I think what tends to happen is a bit of analysis paralysis […]
I’ve noticed recently that more and more people with writing backgrounds (ie journalists, English majors, etc.) are landing in direct response online copywriting jobs. Without delving too deeply into the reasons for this, I think it’s useful to think about how to help equip these people with the tools they’ll need to be strong copywriters, […]
Most companies are often faced with the dilemma of determining how to maximize limited online marketing budgets. Are you looking for high performance, but need to be conscious of costs? So what tactics should be used, PPC or SEO? The answer is both. PPC and SEO are often viewed as two very different online marketing […]
There has been a burst of posts about the new Google +1 button and SEO, even an awesome discussion on Sphinn. It does seem to have the biggest impact with SEO and algorithms over there, but I see the bigger impact on the paid side. I’m not sure how popular this feature will become, or […]
While the new dashboard feature has been around for a about 2 months in most accounts it’s likely that most people have failed to notice the update as their default tab is campaigns or they never bother to login to their AdWords account.
I’ve blogged on more than one occasion about a major issue I have with many of Google’s AdWords features and settings: the ROI focus tends to be more around Google’s ROI than yours as the advertiser. Even with a new feature like AdWords optimize for conversions where it looks like Google is legitimately aiming to […]
At Boost CTR we have a team of expert copywriters optimizing ads for a variety of clients, so we see a lot of ads and get a lot of insight into common mistakes advertisers make with their ad copy. There are of course several different types of mistakes that people seem to make pretty consistently, […]
With all that is going on in the SEO world, it is easy to forget that there are things that can illicit action from Google on the paid side as well. Many companies start AdWords Campaigns without reading the guidelines and that can cause many issues down the road. There are four main ways to […]
Automated Rules works by following rules you set including what part of your adwords campaign the rule applies to and what is the automatic action when preset requirements are reached.