How to Use Google AdWords [Infographic]

On March 20, 2017
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how to use google adwords

In a way, AdWords is a lot like college.

You show up on day one doe-eyed, forced to decide whether you’d rather dominate the books or the beer pong table. (If you’re a savant, perhaps you’re capable of doing both simultaneously.) If you study and learn and adapt and grow, you come out the other end successful – in college, this means a degree; in AdWords, it means obliterating your KPIs and your business goals.

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64 Affordable Small Business Marketing Tools

On March 17, 2017
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Keeping all of your marketing ducks in a row is no easy feat for a small business owner. You most likely run a tight ship and don’t have the personnel or budget resources to shell out for countless expensive marketing tools.

The good news is that there are plenty of affordable and effective tools out there to help you optimize your marketing efforts and compete with the big guys.

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10 Free Copywriting Resources to Catapult Revenue (Or Your Money Back)

On March 16, 2017
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You start with a few formulas, and then you tweak – insert a power word here, take advantage of expanded headlines there. Whatever it’s gonna take to hit chart-topping CTRs.

Results all come down to your ad text at that point. That simple string of characters acts as a catalyst, leaping off the page and into a viewer’s brain to motivate, inspire, scare, or forcibly push them through the formidable couch-bound inertia that keeps people from making any changes at all.

free writing resources

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7 Traits That REALLY Define High-Quality Content

On March 15, 2017
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Most of your content is DOA: Dead on Arrival (or maybe Donkey on Arrival).

donkeys vs unicorns

Individuals, businesses, and brands are producing a ridiculously enormous amount of content every minute. That means your content is getting lost in the noise.

But wait. Every marketing expert ever agrees that the secret to content marketing success is creating quality content. And you're creating quality content, right? So ... why are most of your content still failing?

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NEW Display Location Extensions & Ads: Drive More Local Business

On March 14, 2017
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Every year, as we spend more time on our devices and on the go, our search intent increasingly becomes more local. Google knows this all too well and it continues to give advertisers new tools to target local users, ad extensions to show location and affiliate locations, and ways to measure in-store visits spurred from our actions on the SERP.

But as we become more connected with our phones, Google knows that even if we’re searching more locally, we’re spending far more time in apps than browsers or search engines.

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OK, Google: How Do I Optimize My Site for Voice Search?

On March 14, 2017
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“The destiny of Google's search engine is to become that Star Trek computer, and that's what we are building.”

 Google Voice Search

This was what Amit Singhal, the head of Google’s search rankings team, famously said about the future of Google’s search technology during a conversation with Guy Kawasaki at SXSW Interactive in 2013. During the past decade, Google has taken several bold steps toward this lofty, ambitious goal, and one of the most exciting advances has been in the field of voice search and natural language processing technology.

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Want More Brand Searches on Google? Advertise on Bing or Facebook [DATA]

On March 13, 2017
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We keep it no secret around here that Google search is big business. With a healthy majority of the search market share across the globe, it’s critical for businesses to be present and successful when their prospects are searching on Google.

google market share

Via Statista

But as large as the search giant is, it’s not a monopoly on the media your customers consume!

Google’s most obvious competitor, Bing, makes up roughly 1/3 of the US market share. Showing up on the Bing SERP is certainly important in its own right, so you can reach those 5 billion searches a month, and advertising on Bing has plenty of additional benefits.

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10 Ogilvy Advertising Secrets that Still Work in 2017

On March 9, 2017
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There’s none better than David Ogilvy. He literally wrote the book that defined an entire profession, and it’s as relevant today as it was thirty years ago when first published.

Ogilvy on Advertising cover 

Ogilvy practiced his craft in the Golden Age decades ago. Yet his principles still apply. His sales tips still work.

Here are 10 of David Ogilvy’s best advertising secrets that can still increase your results today, whether you apply them to your ads or your landing pages.

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