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WordStream’s Best of the Month: August

Summer is fast approaching its end. Pumpkin-flavored drinks and snacks have already begun to appear in coffee shops and liquor stores across the country, and before long, everyone will be sporting tasteful sweater/scarf combos and taking leisurely walks through the beautiful
August 29, 2014
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WordStream

Review: New Twitter Analytics Serves Up Sweet Tweet Data

Calling all tweeters – Twitter’s new and improved analytics is a major upgrade that provides rich Twitter data you could only dream about before. And as of yesterday, it's available to everyone, not just advertisers! How to Access Twitter Analytics Twitter analytics hasn't been
August 28, 2014
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Social Media

The State of Mobile PPC: Past, Present, and Future [Data]

My fellow paid search advertisers, our world is always changing. It seems like we can’t go a month without a new ground-shaking announcement in this industry. Whether it’s policy changes, sitelink changes, changes to what impacts your Quality Score, new demographic targeting options
August 27, 2014
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Paid Search Marketing

Bing Follows Google's Lead with Close Variant Matching

Not two weeks ago, Google effectively killed off the Exact and Phrase keyword match types in AdWords – pissing a lot of paid search managers off in the process – and now, Bing is following suit. Bing Ads is testing the inclusion of close variants in a portion of US exact match
August 26, 2014
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Bing
Paid Search Marketing

How to Do a Webinar Your Audience Will Love

Good webinars can be a little like independent movies – they leave you feeling wonderful, inspired, and ready to take on the world. Bad webinars, however, are more like Michael Bay movies – after two hours, you begin to wonder how somebody could have possibly been paid to make
August 26, 2014
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Marketing Strategy

Stop Wasting Time With Low CTR Strategies

Paid search is one of the most effective means for businesses to gain new customers. However, the PPC playing field has changed dramatically in recent years, and strategies that might have been effective in the past simply no longer cut it. In this post, I’m going to show you why
August 25, 2014
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Marketing Metrics
AdWords Tips

WordStream Scores a Spot on the Inc. 5000!

For the second year in a row, WordStream is listed on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing companies in America. We're incredibly proud of this honor, which speaks to the importance of successful, measurable PPC advertising for businesses across the country. This year,
August 22, 2014
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WordStream

Why Recent College Grads Should Consider a Career in PPC

How I Stumbled Into PPC It was the first day of my Spring semester internship at one of the big advertising agencies here in Boston. In the application process I was asked to specify my top three choices of departments in which I’d like to work. My choices? Account Management, New
August 21, 2014
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Paid Search Marketing

Google Search & YouTube App Promotion Ads Launch Globally

As of today, Google’s app promotion ads, first launched on the Display Network in June, are now available across the Google Search and YouTube networks. It’s great news for app promoters, particularly those interested in the YouTube network, where users are 2.2x more likely to
August 20, 2014
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AdWords Tips

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