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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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7 Things I Still Hate About LinkedIn Ads

On September 13, 2016
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Like a lot of marketers, I find LinkedIn Ads frustrating. The thing is, by making just a few needed improvements, both LinkedIn itself and advertisers could greatly benefit.

For LinkedIn, advertising could be bringing in much more than a meager $181 million in revenues, as it did during the second quarter of 2016. Compare that to the advertising revenues of Google ($19 billion) and Facebook ($6 billion) during the same quarter.

linkedin ads revenue 2016

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5 Smart Reasons to Create Content Outside Your Niche

On September 8, 2016
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Blogging can be a powerful way for you to build your personal brand and increase the visibility of your company within your industry. Ideally, both at the same time. Your end goal, of course, is to become a top leading expert on the topics that matter to your niche. And when you're first starting out, committing to a niche is important. You must own and dominate it.

Yet, a day will eventually come when you've exhausted your niche. You'll realize that you have finally worked "until you no longer have to introduce yourself," as the great anonymous once put it so eloquently.

Create content outside your niche

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Q&A with Search Legend Danny Sullivan on Industry Change, SMX East, RankBrain & More

On September 2, 2016
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Danny Sullivan, founding editor of Search Engine Land and Chief Content Officer of Third Door Media, recently celebrated a major career milestone – 20 years as a search journalist. If there’s anyone else on the planet as well-versed in the nuances of Google’s search algorithm and the various players in SEO software and agencies, I’ve yet to meet them!

Danny Sullivan

Danny Sullivan, left, interviewing Gary Illyes, Webmaster Trends Analyst at Google,
at SMX Advanced earlier this year.

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How to Use Facebook Ads to Recruit Top Talent

On August 23, 2016
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Meet Justin.

job recruiting facebook ads

Justin Weyant is kind of amazing. He just won WordStream's Core Values Achievement Award, our monthly program where we recognize a single employee (out of almost 200!) who represents our company core values.

Did he happen to notice a "Now Hiring" sign in our window on Huntington Ave. in Boston while he was walking by? Did we use a recruiter? Did he respond to our listing on a job site? Did we find him using LinkedIn?

No, no, no, and no. He saw one of my ads on Facebook and messaged me. Seriously.

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How to Apply Game Theory in PPC Marketing

On August 15, 2016
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I was blown away when I heard that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is suing 1-800 Contacts for anticompetitive behavior. The contact lens company allegedly struck deals that prevented rivals from bidding on PPC ads on Google and Bing using their trademarked terms and variants.

Basically, 1-800 Contacts is in trouble because they were applying game theory to improve their PPC results.

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Healthcare Marketing Insights for PPC Advertisers [Infographic]

On August 12, 2016
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Each year, Google processes a whopping 28 billion search queries about healthcare topics from across the United States. Nearly a quarter of those consumer needs are resolved by medical ads, resulting in 1 billion clicks on search ads.

Healthcare is such a broad category, though. Advertisers in healthcare are competing against hospitals, pharmacies, labs and other diagnostic services, pharmaceutical companies, weight loss brands and more for their share of online consumer attention.

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Automotive Advertising Benchmarks & Data for 2016 [Infographic]

On August 5, 2016
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Each year, Google processes billions of automotive industry queries across the United States. In fact, 69% of people use Google Search to find answers when they need automotive services.

In automotive PPC, the competition is fierce! Understanding the most current auto industry trends and car advertising tactics gives smart marketers a leg up on the competition. That’s why we took a good look recently at the state of search marketing for automotive industry advertisers.

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