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4 Super-Effective Content Syndication Strategies for Bloggers

On February 16, 2017
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Syndicated content sometimes gets a really bad rap in our industry.

content marketing syndication

Well, I've got a confession to make. I love content syndication, and I cannot lie.

You should, too – and here's why.

First, a quick definition: Content syndication is a method of republishing content on other sites in order to reach a broader audience.

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How to Tell If Your PPC Service Provider Is a Huge Rip-off

On February 14, 2017
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If you’re a small business that needs help with your paid media, there are many, many companies out there that are ready to help. Some are agencies, some are software providers, and others are bundled solutions that may address a wide range of your marketing/advertising needs.

In this sea of partners, there are a few questionable business practices that I want you to be on the look-out for. These business practices are intended to “lock you in” and to take a large share of your budget. You should avoid these types of partners at all cost. Consider this an exposé of some of these practices!

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How to Use Brand Affinity to Dramatically Increase CTR

On February 8, 2017
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Look, I get it. For the longest time, PPC marketers and SEOs alike have been segmenting brand campaigns and content (those with trademarks and company names) from more generic search terms.

After all, branded keywords tend to be “unicorns” — in PPC, these are keywords which generate ridiculously high CTRs (click-through rates of 40, 50 or 60 percent) and Quality Scores (9 or 10); in SEO, these are keywords that rank at the top of the SERP. Meanwhile, non-branded keywords perform like donkeys — in other words, average at best.

Be a Unicorn

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Does Dwell Time Really Matter for SEO? [Data]

On January 25, 2017
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What's the real impact of machine learning on SEO? This has been one of the biggest debates within SEO over the last year.

I won't lie: I've become a bit obsessed with machine learning. My theory is that RankBrain and/or other machine learning elements within Google's core algorithm are increasingly rewarding pages with high user engagement.

Basically, Google wants to find unicorns. Happier, more engaged users means better search results, right?

So, essentially, machine learning is Google's Unicorn Detector.

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Search & Social Come Together in WordStream's New Performance Dashboard & 20-Minute Work Week

On January 20, 2017
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Since WordStream’s humble beginnings, our goal has been to help you work faster, more easily, and more efficiently. And, of course, to help you find your marketing unicorns – those campaigns that produce exceptional click-through, conversion, and engagement rates – so you can go all in on them.

Whether you're running paid search or social ads or both, we want to help you optimize your campaigns so you're getting the calls, leads, visits, and sales you need.

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19 Marketing Conferences You Can't Miss in 2017

On January 13, 2017
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Nothing beats a great marketing conference. Whether you'll be speaking or attending, marketing conferences offer tons of amazing opportunities.

Marketing Conferences 2017

If you want to learn tons of new things that will help grow your business in 2017, then you should plan to attend a marketing conference. Plus, you can meet or reconnect with lots of super smart people at conferences – people who can help you in your career.

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9 Crazy Predictions for SEO in 2017

On January 9, 2017
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It's January, which means you've probably read about 200 expert predictions on the future of SEO in 2017 by now. But if you stick with me, I promise this post won't be like any of the other SEO predictions posts you've seen so far. You know...

2017 seo predictions

When it comes to making SEO predictions, a lot of experts take the safe route. We all know mobile SEO is going to be increasingly important. Talking about the obvious is always safe.

I think it's time for a few more bold predictions – nine of them in fact. These SEO predictions will be a bit more out there – maybe you could even call them a little crazy.

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The 21 Best PPC Marketing Articles of the Year

On December 29, 2016
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It's the end of the year as we know it, and we're feeling fine. Why? Because this year we read – and fell in love with – some truly amazing articles about all things PPC.

best ppc articles of 2016

In fact, what you're about to read are my picks for the 21 best PPC marketing articles that were published around the web in 2016. These articles are the unicorns that managed to stand out from a sea of donkey articles.

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The 13 Best SEO Posts of the Year

On December 28, 2016
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When I'm not busy at WordStream, talking about magical unicorns on social media, speaking at industry events, or writing, I'm reading. I want to stay up to date on everything SEO, which means I devote hundreds of hours to reading every year.

As another year comes to a close, I want to share my top picks for the best, must-read articles of the year.

While there was (as always) a lot of news in the SEO industry, my goal here isn't to highlight news stories or "how to" types of posts. Also, my selections aren't purely based on social share numbers or view counts ­– I wanted to highlight posts that either offered original research (we need more of it!) or strong opinions that offered really interesting insights about SEO.

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5 Really Good Reasons to Use Twitter Ads

On December 14, 2016
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Is Twitter the best online advertising platform?

Sometimes!

five reasons to use twitter ads

It’s true – Twitter has its problems, but in certain cases and contexts, it truly is the best ad platform you'll find – though ultimately it will depend on what you hope to accomplish.

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