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Google Wants Into the Auto Insurance Biz: Would You Buy Your Car Insurance from a Search Engine?

Google wants to take its auto insurance comparison shopping one step further. The company plans to offer policies for sale through their new Google Compare Auto Insurance Services in the US, according to Forrester Research analyst Ellen Carney. The new entity is now licensed to sell insurance in 26 states and recently earned the right to sell policies on behalf of MetLife, Viking Insurance and...
January 09, 2015
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The Content Marketing Expert Guide to Analytics & Metrics

As marketers continue to get more comfortable with content marketing strategy and tactics, one question still plagues the industry: what's the best way to measure the effectiveness of your content? We'll always have the old standby metrics – social shares, pageviews and the like. But do they really tell the whole story? Do these metrics help you understand how well your content resonates with...
January 07, 2015
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7 Places to Learn to Code – for Free!

Over my 10-year internet marketing career, my biggest personal competitive advantage was having an electrical engineering degree and being comfortable doing coding. Nowadays, you don't have to go back to college (and take on the huge loan or remortgage your house) to get up to speed. The ability to code (and to participate in conversations around programming) is indispensable; it's not a skill...
January 02, 2015
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14 Reasons to Ignore the News

These days, we're all striving for optimal productivity. We want to work, in the words of Daft Punk, "harder, better, faster, stronger." But how? While the web offers a plethora of adages and advice on increasing productivity, there's one simple trick that can greatly boost your productivity. It's simple. You only need to do one thing--ignore the news. The news is like the cookie monster. It...
December 29, 2014
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The Bing Ads Mobile PPC Roadmap: This is Not Your Desktop Strategy

Dozens of studies predict this will be the year mobile search will finally overtake desktop. In fact, for certain types of searches, mobile is already the search method of choice. If you aren't getting in front of mobile searchers as much as possible, the traffic losses are mounting each and every day. I recently partnered with Bing Ads to produce a comprehensive guide for advertisers who want...
December 23, 2014
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The Top 10 AdWords Features of 2014

What might Google AdWords have under the tree for good little advertisers this season? There's no telling what new AdWords updates and features we'll see in the coming year, but if this year was any indication, we have a lot to look forward to! Google is constantly running tests and releasing new features in AdWords – hundreds every year, in fact. In 2014, we gained access to a lot of new...
December 22, 2014
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New Google AdWords Editor Version 11 Features

AdWords Editor is still much-loved by search marketers, judging by the reaction when I suggested a year ago that Google seemed to be deprioritizing it. Now, with the release of Google AdWords Editor 11, there's even more to love! AdWords Editor is one of Google's most popular tools, according to the search giant itself. I've questioned over the last 18 months or so why AdWords Editor seemed to...
December 12, 2014
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5 Major Trends that Will Make You Rethink PPC in 2015 [Webinar]

If you could have just a peek into the Google AdWords crystal ball to help you get ready for smarter PPC strategy in 2015 … would you do it? Of course you would! Unfortunately, the crystal ball is in the shop. All is not lost. Paid search is in a constant state of flux, with Google testing new features and taking away some of our favorite toys on a regular basis. We've said goodbye recently to...
December 12, 2014
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15 Expert Predictions for PPC & Search Marketing in 2015

What's next in search marketing? Considering how often Google updates the AdWords platform and how many new ad products we see unleashed on the industry each year, the only thing certain is change! However, while no one knows exactly what's next, we can certainly look to the predictions and educated guesses of PPC industry leaders to help keep our focus in the right areas. End-of-year is a...
December 02, 2014
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Introducing 12 Days of Experts – Our Holiday Gift to You! #12Experts

If you ran into LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner in an airport and saw the opportunity to pick his brain about social media marketing, would you? What if Moz founder Rand Fishkin asked you out for coffee – would you try to get a really solid, potentially business-changing piece of advice out of him? I bet if you happened to bump into GoDaddy's CEO Blake Irving at a party, you could have a pretty...
December 01, 2014
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