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European Commission Vote Could Mean the End for Google

Google just can’t catch a break in Europe. The search giant has been embroiled in an intense legal battle over its allegedly anticompetitive position since 2009, and despite its efforts to appease European officials by displaying paid Shopping ads by competitors in the SERPs, the European Commission still isn’t satisfied that Google is playing fair. Image via www.dw.de Now, Google could soon be...
November 26, 2014
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WordStream’s Best of the Month: November

Things are about to get weird. Already stressing out about the traffic or the weather (or both)? Before you set off to wherever you’re going this weekend (which is probably work, if you’re anywhere other than the United States), check out WordStream’s best posts from November. Oh, and I won’t be making any lame Thanksgiving jokes, like, “Be thankful for these awesome posts” – sorry. 1. 5...
November 26, 2014
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9 Reasons Your AdWords Ad Was Disapproved – And How to Fix It

It’s no big secret that Google has been cracking down on ad disapprovals lately. The search powerhouse is becoming stricter in order to better regulate the quality of ads being shown to users. On the managed services team here at WordStream, we work with many accounts from various industries, and it seems that all industries are being affected. Google is even digging into paused ads and flagging...
November 25, 2014
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How to Get a Million+ Blog Visits Per Month

As more and more brands become publishers, the competition for eyeballs on your content continues to grow. The web is now pretty much littered with blogs – some super successful and others … not so much. What is it that makes a blog take off and become a hit with readers, to the extent that hundreds of thousands or even millions of viewers tune in religiously every month? More importantly, what...
November 24, 2014
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Introducing Larry’s Links – THE Content Round-Up for Busy Marketers

Keeping up with what’s going on in marketing can feel like a full-time job. Sure, you can scan the headlines every morning to stay up to date with what’s happening in search and social, but if you’re like me, you probably wish there was an easier way to stay on top of developments in our industry. Well, now there is! Introducing Larry’s Links Larry’s Links is a brand-new email series I’ll be...
November 21, 2014
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Count Up Your Conversions with AdWords Countdown Scripts

3…2…1... Who doesn’t love a countdown? Countdowns can be used at any time, whether it’s New Year’s Eve, a rocket launch, or you just want to get people excited for something that’s about to happen (unless it’s a choreographed dance you came up with at a family party). You can also tactically set up a countdown whenever you announce a release date for a product/service or an upcoming sale. If...
November 20, 2014
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20 Ways to Improve Your Presentation Skills

I've been doing a lot of presenting recently, and I have no problem admitting that it's tough. For those not born with natural eloquence, public speaking can be remarkably nerve-racking. But I’m getting a lot better! One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned over the last few years is that to be a great speaker, it’s key to develop a personal speaking style. Since I know I’m not the most eloquent...
November 19, 2014
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7 Steps to Master the Google Display Network

Starting this blog post on Halloween took me back to the days of wandering up and down the streets of my childhood neighborhood. At the ages of 7,8, and 9 my neighbors and I were perfectly content with collecting Skittles, Starbursts, and giant candy bars from the house on the corner (that lady was the best), but as the years past we yearned for more. We started branching out to the surrounding...
November 18, 2014
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Can ‘Facebook for Work’ Topple LinkedIn?

I’d wager that, if you’re reading this at work, you’ve probably checked Facebook at least once or twice today. Even if you haven’t, Mark Zuckerberg wants to change that. According to various news sources, the folks at Menlo Park are planning to make a power play against LinkedIn by launching a new service designed for office drones – but can it succeed? ‘Facebook for Work’ PC Mag reports that...
November 17, 2014
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Ultimate Guide to Finding, Customizing, & Using Free Images for Blogs

You already know that visual assets are essential to creating viral blog posts. Those crisp, clear, captivating images draw in your reader and keep them hooked. The truth is that you can’t have a truly great blog post without images. Despite the overwhelming necessity of blog images, writers can often get bogged down by confusing copyright stipulations. Don’t worry though – things are about to...
November 17, 2014
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