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What You Need to Know About Google’s New Mobile Ad Format

Have you ever noticed that Google loves experimenting with different ad variations in the SERPs? Usually these tests are impromptu and short-lived, but Google recently announced a new mobile ad format that is here to stay. Here are the details you need to know to stay ahead of the curve. The New Mobile Ad Format: What’s Changing? As of last month, Google began displaying ads in the mobile search...
October 20, 2014
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Mobile Marketing
AdWords Tips

11 Kick-Ass Call to Action Examples, and Why They Work

Getting prospective customers to do what you want them to do can be like herding cats. They abandon shopping carts before checking out, they don’t sign up for your beautifully written newsletter, and they don’t even have the common courtesy to read your blog posts all the way to the end. However, there is hope. To get your prospects to do what you want, all you have to do is include a...
October 20, 2014
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Conversion Rates

The 4 Best Presentations from Pubcon 2014

Last week, I had the opportunity to participate in Pubcon Las Vegas, one of the world’s largest, most popular digital marketing conferences. Before shipping out for the event, I read a few “surviving Pubcon” guides and the most commonly shared piece of advice was to plan ahead and map out exactly which sessions you plan to attend. When I arrived, it became very apparent that this was a wise move...
October 17, 2014
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Marketing Strategy

5 Epic Content Marketing Tips from Joe Pulizzi

What makes an outstanding presentation? One that pushes you to think from a new perspectives? One without an endless string of snooze-worthy PowerPoint slides? Perhaps gaining actionable items to implement and grow your business? Nope, you guessed wrong. According to the self-proclaimed poster boy of content marketing, Joe Pulizzi, a great presentation is one you go into with low expectations....
October 17, 2014
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Content Marketing

Discover 4 Steps to Outsmarting the PPC Competition on October 21

The paid search landscape is fraught with risks and opportunities. But how do you know which risks to address first? Simply digging your way through the mass of PPC data available can be a huge chore. More importantly though, how can you pinpoint and take advantage of the opportunities offering the greatest rewards when the competition is stiff and constantly changing? We talk a great deal here...
October 16, 2014
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Paid Search Marketing

Mobile PPC Strategy: Are You Missing Out On Conversions?

I’d be willing to wager that you sleep with your mobile device mere inches from your pillow. You likely check your phone upon waking up, waiting for the train, and while scarfing down your turkey sandwich during your lunch break. It’s OK to admit that we’re all addicted to our smartphones, but what does it mean for your search marketing strategy? Take a look at these stats showing how mobile and...
October 16, 2014
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Mobile Marketing
Paid Search Marketing

6 Lead Generation Strategies from Fast-Growing Startups

I recently had the pleasure of hosting a webinar on lead generation strategies with the incredibly knowledgeable Tim Paige, Conversion Educator at LeadPages. LeadPages is a dynamic software company headquartered in Minneapolis – and they're growing fast. They just launched in 2012 and already have millions in revenue from over 30,000 customers. LeadPages hit a $3.5 million run rate nine months...
October 15, 2014
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Marketing Strategy
Startups

How to Be a Data Scientist: An Interview with Dr. Pete Meyers of Moz

Here at WordStream, we occasionally do a “Make a Wish” exercise where everyone gets to make a few (work-related) wishes and we try our best to make them a reality. Recently, I wished to hire a data scientist for the content marketing team. And lo and behold, my wish has been granted! We’re planning to hire for a new data scientist role in early 2015. I had a lot of questions about how data...
October 14, 2014
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Marketing Strategy

Hook, Line, and Sinker: 7 Tips for a Killer Call-to-Action

Read to the end of this blog post to receive $1 million! Oh, if only that were true. I’d probably read through more than once. However, now that I have you thinking about the proper way to motivate someone, I’d like to share some tips on how to craft a clear and engaging call-to-action (CTA) for your marketing campaigns. What Is a Call to Action in Marketing? Your call to action is the part of...
October 09, 2014
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Search Engine Marketing

Can Google Be Trusted? Guide to Protecting Your Online Privacy

Since former NSA analyst Edward Snowden leaked evidence of the security agency’s covert surveillance of millions of Americans to journalist Glenn Greenwald last year, online privacy has become one of the tech sector’s most contentious issues. Few issues in tech are as polarizing as online privacy, but the topic goes far beyond opinions about the security of personal data or how it should be...
October 08, 2014
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Google

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