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Poll: Do You Use Facebook Advertising?

On May 16, 2012

Yesterday the news broke that General Motors (GM) is pulling its Facebook campaign, to the tune of $10 million, claiming the ads don't work. As Pamela Parker at Marketing Land said, "It couldn’t have happened at a worse time for Facebook, which has its initial public offering of stock later this week." According to the Guardian, this move, coming "days before stock market sale" is "seen as an embarrassment by analysts."

It's My 3-Year Anniversary at WordStream: Look How Far We've Come!

On April 27, 2012

My first day at WordStream was three years ago today. A lot has changed since I started this job. For example, this is how our PPC software looked in 2009:

PPC Software

Check out the column headings in that “Keyword Group Segmenter”:

  • “%v”!
  • “%k”!
  • “!”!

I’d tell you what they mean, but I don’t remember I don’t think I knew what they meant in the first place. o_O

Linkbait Case Study: Why Nate St. Pierre Claimed Abraham Lincoln Invented Facebook

On May 11, 2012

Did y’all hear about Abraham Lincoln inventing the internet (or something like that)? It was the meme of the week, an owl in a box for our time – Nate St. Pierre, a blogger and consultant, told the (long-winded) story of his recent trip to Springfield, Illinois, and how he discovered a patent application filed by Abraham Lincoln in 1845 – for a product that looks and sounds a lot like an early version of Facebook:

WordStream's Best of the Month: April's Greatest Hits

On April 30, 2012


Hello from New Mexico!

Santa Fe Chiles

I’m on vacation today, probably somewhere between Taos and Santa Fe at the moment. Technically, I’m speaking to you from the past. I’m like light from a dead star. How’s your Monday going? Probably not as relaxing as mine.

Why not take a break from the Mondays and catch up on our blog’s most popular posts of the month?

Announcing the WordStream Internet Marketing 150: The Top Internet Marketing Software/SaaS Providers 2012

On April 25, 2012

The Internet marketing industry is a vast sea of companies of different types and sizes, operating in areas from email marketing to crowdsourcing to SEO.

It’s virtually impossible to operate a business in 2012 without engaging in Internet marketing, and it’s very easy to get lost in this sea of providers. So we’ve created a map to guide you on your journey through the Internet marketing landscape.