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SERP, SEM, ETA, RSA: The Acronym-Filled Journey of Search Advertising

SERP, SEM, ETA, RSA: The Acronym-Filled Journey of Search Advertising

From the birth of the search engine through 2016, advertisers worked hard to make their SEM ad messages concise enough to fit into the strict character limits of a standard text ad. Every ad had 25 characters in a headline and 35 characters in each of the two description lines. Also, advertisers could get beyond […]

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Infographic: 7 Advanced Tactics for Writing the Highest-Performing Expanded Text Ads

Infographic: 7 Advanced Tactics for Writing the Highest-Performing Expanded Text Ads

Since Google launched them as part of its extensive set of updates in July 2016, Expanded Text Ads have provided a new opportunity for advertisers to improve their search marketing performance. Clicteq’s Wesley Parker illustrates seven of the most effective tactics for writing high-performing Expanded Text Ads and dominating your competition.

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Why It’s Vital to Have Strong Ad Copy

Why It’s Vital to Have Strong Ad Copy

This is a guest post from Ashley Aptt, Account Lead at 3Q Digital. Many advertisers underestimate the impact that ad copy can have on paid search performance. But ad copy is an essential element in generating traffic to your site, learning about your target audience, and improving efficiency to save money and drive stronger results. […]

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Marin’s Top 10 Blog Posts of 2016

Marin’s Top 10 Blog Posts of 2016

As Edgar Allan Poe once said, “There are few cases in which mere popularity should be considered a proper test of merit; but the case of [blog]-writing is, I think, one of the few.” Okay, so he said “song-writing” instead of “blog-writing.” It still fits, right? Well, after tens of thousands of reader visits to […]

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The Industry Shows Us How to Conquer Expanded Text Ads

The Industry Shows Us How to Conquer Expanded Text Ads

This is a guest post from Sarah Burns, Content Manager at Boost Media. Google’s Expanded Text Ads are officially live. The new, longer ad format is rolling out across all devices alongside the existing standard ad format. But as of October 26, 2016, advertisers will no longer be able to create or upload standard text […]

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Your Detailed Testing Strategy for Expanded Text Ads

Your Detailed Testing Strategy for Expanded Text Ads

This is a guest post from Sarah Burns, Content Manager at Boost Media. With the introduction of Google’s Expanded Text Ads (ETA), marketers have a more robust ad format that allows for more text, and Google has the ability to manipulate the layout to fit the appropriate screen for display. While this is a strong shift […]

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A One-Hour Summer Reading List for the Busy Digital Marketer

A One-Hour Summer Reading List for the Busy Digital Marketer

As you search online for the cheapest flights, the top island destinations, or where a solo traveler can find the best international cuisine, remember—no matter where you are, the mind of the digital marketer always craves useful information to stay competitive. Whether you end up flying high across multiple time zones or enjoying a staycation […]

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Google’s Expanded Text Ads – Things to Know and What to Do Now

Google’s Expanded Text Ads – Things to Know and What to Do Now

Google has made a historic change to its creative format with the introduction of a mobile optimized format called “Expanded Text Ads” (ETA). In this post, we provide information to help you understand what’s changing, why it’s a positive thing, and how to automatically make your existing ads ETA-compatible. (Pro tip: Skip to the end […]

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