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Join Me at Conversion Conference on May 13

Conversion optimization is critical for all marketers, but none so much as paid advertisers. When every click to your site costs you money, you need to know you're making the most of every bit of that traffic. Still, advertisers struggle with CRO. How does your campaign and site performance measure up against others in your industry? If you're seeing small increases, is your CRO strategy working...
April 27, 2015
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PPC #Mobilegeddon Is Coming

Brace Yourselves Millions of webmasters the world over woke up in a panic this morning in anticipation of so-called “Mobilegeddon,” Google’s latest algorithmic update that will prioritize mobile-friendly sites in the SERPs. It’s too soon to say how much of an impact the update has had, but amid the chaos, one question remains unanswered – how long will it be before the same thing happens to...
April 21, 2015
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Join WordStream at Content Marketing Conference Las Vegas May 12-14

We've experienced some huge wins with content here at WordStream, and it hasn't been by accident! We put a lot of work into content planning, optimization, and especially promotion. In fact, we've been using content in white hat link building techniques and even employing PPC to promote content in sneaky but super effective ways. On Wednesday May 13th at 3:30pm, I'm going to share the best...
April 20, 2015
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SAScon 2015 Keynote: Making the Most of the Future of SEM/PPC

Manchester, England - home of SAScon 2015! Google AdWords, the most popular paid search network, is evolving at a rapid clip, with hundreds of updates and new features each year. Marketers are also trying to keep up with changes in the Google Display Network and Bing Ads… and now there's a whole realm of social advertising options, as well. LinkedIn Ads, Facebook Ads, Twitter Ads – how are...
April 17, 2015
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26 Crazy Facts You Didn't Know About Google

Google has long been cloaked in mystery, between its legendary Google X labs (home of the notorious driverless car project) and top-secret search algorithms. A position at Google is still a dream job for tech and engineering grads around the globe. In fact, the company has a reputation of almost mythic proportions for ingenuity, innovation, and amazing work-life benefits for staff. Once you've...
April 15, 2015
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Google Testing Commercialized Answer Box?

It’s no secret that Google wants to monetize the search results page as much as possible. So Google is always experimenting to see what parts of the SERPs can be commercialized without severely compromising the user experience. In what appears to be its latest test, Google is playing around with providing users with commercial results in the Answer Box. What Did Google Do to the Answer Box? The...
April 13, 2015
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SearchLove Bringing Boston Two Days Packed with Digital Marketing Science & Creativity

It's almost here! This is exciting for me, guys – I travel all over the place attending and speaking at the industry's best conferences. However, there's nothing quite like welcoming people to your own city to learn, network, do business and yes, even play. SearchLove, the incredibly information-packed two-day conference put on by Distilled, returns to Boston this month and brings with it a host...
April 09, 2015
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Hone Your Influencing Skills: 29 Ways to Get What You Want From Others

As marketers, we are used to trying to influence people to make a purchase, but what about when you want to influence someone to do you a favor or agree with your opinion? Influencer marketing can be powerful – and there are many subtle tactics you can use to sway non-believers to your point of view.   How strong are your influencing skills? Next time you are struggling to get your opinion heard...
April 09, 2015
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Celebrate International #CRODay with WordStream

This Thursday, April 9, marketers will come together online and in locations around the globe for a 24-hour marathon of CRO training and education, provided by the industry's top experts. Across ten time zones, 32 different online events involving 40 companies and 54 speakers are open to global participants, free of charge, as part of the #CRODay festivities organized by Unbounce. Here are a...
April 06, 2015
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Introducing Quality Score for Facebook: FB's Ad Relevance Score Determines Ad Cost & Placement

As of last month, Facebook advertisers see a new Relevance Score metric, the equivalent of Google's AdWords Quality Score, in their ad reporting dashboard. This new score is an important ad quality signal that will affect both your ad delivery and the cost you pay for your campaigns. Facebook will use feedback from ad viewers to determine this score on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the...
March 30, 2015
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