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Will Google’s Ad Blocker Save the Free Internet?

Will Google’s Ad Blocker Save the Free Internet?

Every morning I read the WSJ (print edition!) and enjoy a cup of coffee. It’s typically a low-key affair. But today was no ordinary day. I was taken aback when I read this headline: “Google Plans Ad-Blocking Feature in Popular Chrome Browser.” “What the heck?!” was my split-second reaction, followed by, “This is madness!! What […]

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The Beginner’s Guide to Retargeting

The Beginner’s Guide to Retargeting

In the old days of marketing, only the biggest brands could afford to get their messages out to big audiences via mass media vehicles like TV and radio. These days, increased media fragmentation and new tools like retargeting have evened the playing field, allowing mom-and-pop-shops to drive awareness among their target audience even faster than […]

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How to Ace Facebook Dynamic Ads Cross-Sell and Upsell Campaigns

How to Ace Facebook Dynamic Ads Cross-Sell and Upsell Campaigns

This is the first in a series of posts on the nuts and bolts of Facebook Dynamic Ads. Today, we teach you techniques you can use to entice customers to make additional purchases from your product catalog. If you’re a direct response advertiser on Facebook, by now you’ve probably heard of—or you’re already running—Dynamic Ads […]

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How to Scope an Incremental Lift Analysis Across Search and Social

How to Scope an Incremental Lift Analysis Across Search and Social

How do you know how well your unified search and social advertising efforts are working? To answer this question, an incremental lift analysis is a must. What’s an Incremental Lift Test? Incremental revenue is earnings you wouldn’t have gained without a specific campaign. An incremental lift analysis, then, assesses the average revenue from two groups: People […]

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Why Bother with View-Through Attribution?

Why Bother with View-Through Attribution?

How do you measure the impact of influence? More importantly, what’s the best way to measure such a fuzzy concept using an analytical approach? As marketers have been complementing their bread-and-butter search advertising efforts by adding new tactics into the marketing mix—whether it’s social media native ads, rich media banners, mobile in-app interstitials, or desktop […]

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Google Exact Match ‘Close Variants’: a Big Win for Search Marketing

Google Exact Match ‘Close Variants’: a Big Win for Search Marketing

Search marketing is not unlike fishing. If keywords are the bait, then match types are the technique. Google, then, is the world’s largest ocean. Millions of marketers trust it to provide lots of customers, at cost low enough to turn a profit. So, any change to this ecosystem is heavily scrutinized, and sometimes criticized, when […]

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3 Egg-cellent Ways to Boost Your Shopping Efforts This Easter

3 Egg-cellent Ways to Boost Your Shopping Efforts This Easter

Easter spending is on the rise. Is your 2017 Google Shopping campaign ready? If you’re a Marin customer, here are some advanced tips to help you get the most bang for your buck with your Shopping budgets. 1. Dimension Synergy Across Shopping and Search Ever wonder how your Shopping campaigns are performing compared to search? […]

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The Best of Search and Social: 10 Questions to Ask a Potential Facebook Marketing Partner

The Best of Search and Social: 10 Questions to Ask a Potential Facebook Marketing Partner

So, you’re in the market for a Facebook Marketing Partner (FMP). Maybe your search campaigns are bringing in major clicks, and your social’s not too shabby, either. Now, you’d like to coordinate your search and social efforts, to streamline workflows and standardize your data sets in the areas where Google and Facebook intersect—and increase the […]

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A Light at the Top of the Funnel: 3 Ways to Build Mobile Consumer Trust

A Light at the Top of the Funnel: 3 Ways to Build Mobile Consumer Trust

During the research phase of the user journey, your brand can easily turn off a consumer due to a slow loading page or a pixelated product image that’s not designed for mobile. Trust is an important aspect of any purchase, whether online or offline, and without it, you run the risk of a negative user […]

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3 Reasons Why You Need Responsive Ads

3 Reasons Why You Need Responsive Ads

Responsive ads have been available for a while, but many advertisers have yet to take advantage of this ad format and its powerful features. However, as of January 31st, Google no longer allows Google Display Network (GDN) standard text ads to be edited or created. If you’re currently running standard text ads on the GDN, […]

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