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5 Quick Ways to Increase Paid Search CTR without Breaking a Sweat

5 Quick Ways to Increase Paid Search CTR without Breaking a Sweat

Before writing this post, I performed a few web searches to scout out my competition. Based on that research, there appears to be one thing that everyone agrees upon about increasing paid search click-through-rate (CTR), the benefits: increased Quality Score, increased ad position, and lower cost-per-click. However, given the title of this post, I figured just about everyone has their quick ways for increasing CTR—and I was right. There’s about 20 “quick” ways to increase your CTR, but not all of them are quick. […]

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Three Search Marketing Resolutions for the New Year

Three Search Marketing Resolutions for the New Year

With January underway, most search marketers have already made their personal New Year resolutions. Whether it’s better health, spending more time with friends and family, or helping out in the community, we all have high hopes for 2013. For me, and many other search marketers, the motivation to do better each year defines the strategies I hope to execute on in 2013. It all starts with planning and creativity. […]

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Shaping Paid Search Traffic with 3 Effective Keyword Expansion Techniques

Shaping Paid Search Traffic with 3 Effective Keyword Expansion Techniques

Keyword expansion can take many forms. Larger paid search programs that lean heavily on click volume tend to expand on and add keywords in bulk, favoring scale over micro-managing. For smaller programs, or when expanding keywords based on a prioritized list, taking a more methodical approach often makes more sense. To ensure effective keyword expansion and proper search query matching, search marketers should leverage modified broad match keywords, create separate ad groups, and implement a focused negative keyword strategy. […]

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Mind the Gaps, Maintain Parity: An Introduction to Publisher and Match Type Keyword Parity

Mind the Gaps, Maintain Parity: An Introduction to Publisher and Match Type Keyword Parity

In a post late last year, we briefly explored the importance of match type parity—expanding broad match keywords to phrase and exact match—to not only improve keyword efficiency, but lower CPCs. Today, we’ll broaden our discussion to review additional strategies for maintaining keyword parity across match types and publishers. This post will help identify where potential keyword gaps reside and provide the necessary tools for filling them. […]

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Stop Paying for Unwanted Clicks with Our Negative Keyword Strategies

Stop Paying for Unwanted Clicks with Our Negative Keyword Strategies

Whether you’re just starting out in paid search or have fully built out search campaigns, in order to be successful, you’ll want to know how to implement negative-keywords within your campaigns. Why? Actively managing negatives is possibly the single most impactful tool marketers have to increase revenues and lower costs. […]

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