Generational Marketing: How to Target Millennials, Gen X, & Boomers

On September 28, 2016
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As marketers, we know it’s hard to acquire customers. We get their attention with content marketing and nurture them through cycles of emails, hoping that they’ll bite and commit to our product. It’s even harder when you’re trying to market a product to so many different demographics—a 50-something who is unfamiliar with digital marketing is going to react very differently to a Facebook ad than a 20-something who is well-versed in digital marketing tactics.

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4 International PPC Tips for Non-US English-Speaking Countries

On September 27, 2016
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Wu Tang is for the children; AdWords is for everyone. It’s used by marketers from Boston to Brisbane and, outside of ad extensions (some of which are unavailable in countries that don’t fly the stars and stripes) and policies grounded in legalities, the strategies SEMs use are largely the same.

Costs per click, however can vary drastically:

AdWords cost-per-click around the world 

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5 Surprising Benefits of a Super-High CTR

On September 26, 2016
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All of my regular readers know that I have a completely normal and healthy obsession with unicorns. I am the Original Unicornaholic.

But unicorns aren't my only obsession. I have another: increasing click-through rates.

great CTR

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2 Classic Ways Your Analytics Are Lying to You

On September 23, 2016
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lies your analytics tell you

You have potential

Analytics are supposed to be insightful. They’re supposed to provide helpful hints and clues to what’s working well (and how to continue doing it).

They’re not supposed to induce an aneurysm every time you’re asked for monthly numbers.

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5 Big New Social Media Marketing Trends

On September 22, 2016
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Every week, social platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram are releasing new features and improving old ones, and naturally, our habits as marketers need to adjust to stay ahead of our competitors.

Social Media Marketing Trends

As summer’s winding down, it is time to start gaining a competitive edge before the holiday rush, which is why you need to pay attention to these three big social media marketing and advertising trends that are all the rage these days.

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How to Do Thought Leadership Marketing: The Larry Kim Way

On September 21, 2016
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Here at the WordStream blog, we talk about influencer marketing and thought leadership quite often. Many marketers know how valuable thought leadership can be to a company’s growth, but actually implementing a strategy to become a thought leader is a lot harder than it sounds. To complicate matters, there’s usually a fair bit of luck involved, too, which makes the goal of achieving a reputation as a thought leader that much harder to attain.

 

Take WordStream’s Founder and CTO, Larry Kim, for example.

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5 Insights from Analyzing Half a Billion Dollars in Ad Spend [New Data]

On September 20, 2016
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The only constant in search advertising is change. The loss of right side ads. More and much larger ads above the organic search results. Exciting new ad targeting options. And so much more.

With that in mind, and in honor of our recent Grader milestones – the Grader has now been run over 1 MILLION times! – I set out to look at fresh data to get a sense for what if anything is changing in terms of the overall AdWords ecosystem.

advertising data and statistics 2016

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1 Million Reports Later, Some Exciting Updates to the AdWords Grader

On September 19, 2016
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We hit a pretty huge milestone this month: Over the past five years, our AdWords Performance Grader has delivered more than 1 MILLION free reports (over $9 billion in unique ad spend) and helped countless businesses and marketing agencies of all sizes and all over the world understand how their AdWords accounts are performing and where they’re missing opportunities.

We’re constantly evolving our software and tools to stay on top of changes in AdWords and provide more actionable insights for our users. Today, we’re announcing one of the biggest updates in AdWords Performance Grader history – new support for Expanded Text Ads and greatly enhanced mobile data and analysis, including new mobile insights throughout the Grader report.

expanded text ads analysis

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7 PPC Trends to Stay Ahead of the Curve in 2016 & Beyond

On September 16, 2016
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So far this year, we’ve seen the rise of many new audience targeting trends that are helping businesses reach out to their target buyers and more effectively market their products and services.

From persona targeting to remarketing ads and many other new trends already spreading like wildfire, it’s no wonder paid search advertising continues to be the buzzword for businesses looking to tap into the world's largest market – the Internet.

PPC trends annual PPC budget by spend 

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