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AdWords Quietly Launches New Demographics Targeting Tab

As marketers, we know all too well that not all clicks are created equal. Not every ad impression will truly leave an impression and not all visitors to our site will convert. That’s why it’s important to know your target market and understand how to cater to your key demographics. Advertisers on the Google Display Network have the ability to view their performance by a user’s gender, age range...
October 06, 2014
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Are Kids Killing Your Display Campaigns? How to Exclude Mobile Apps in AdWords

Kids are punks. For their first few months, they make their introduction to the world screaming like Britney Spears off auto-tune, and gobble Gerber like they’re sponsored by Nestle. Soon come supermarket tantrums, and increasing elaborate birthday themes met with mild response. Thank god we love them. As they grow, their sneaky pranks evolve, and it’s ever more common for those to include...
October 06, 2014
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3 AdWords Reports to Help You Make PPC Decisions Faster

There is an endless supply of data coming from AdWords; sometimes combing through all this data can be a little daunting. It can be easy to get lost in all of it and not really know what you should be focusing on: What is and isn’t working? Where is your money being wasted? Where can you step on the gas? Here are a few simple reports that you can run in AdWords that will help you weed through...
October 02, 2014
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WordStream’s Best of the Month: September

Groucho Marx famously joked that the English mnemonic that begins, ‘Thirty days hath September…” was his favorite poem because it actually tells us something. While it certainly didn’t feel as though September had thirty days this year (for me, anyway), September did indeed teach us a lot – especially about search, as evidenced by our most popular posts of the month. Image © SixelaOtama Grab a...
October 01, 2014
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22 Marketing Ideas For Small Businesses With Limited Budgets

Don’t have many bucks to spend on your biz? No worries – there are plenty of marketing tactics you can make use of that won’t blow your budget. Let’s see how far you can stretch those dollars! Here are 20+ marketing ideas for small businesses working on a small budget. 1. Publish Great Content. I don’t think I even need to say this, but it’d be neglectful not to mention the importance of kick-...
October 01, 2014
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The Top 10 Best PPC Hacks ... Ever!

AdWords advertisers struggle constantly to keep pace in an ever-changing industry, where Google likes to switch things up with hundreds of changes to the platform each year. What if you could cut through all the noise, seriously reduce your learning curve, and cut straight to the heart of the most effective and impactful PPC marketing tactics? I recently led a webinar with Thue Madsen from...
September 30, 2014
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Want to Escape ‘People-Based Marketing’? Quit Facebook

By now, Advertising Week’s 11th annual conference (AWXI) is in full swing across Manhattan’s most upscale venues. Delegates (or “Super Delegates,” depending on how much your company splashed out for your pass) have descended on the Big Apple to hear speakers such as Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer, Cosmopolitan’s Editor-in-Chief Joanna Coles, and even insufferable celebrity chef Jamie Oliver wax...
September 29, 2014
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Do I Have Too Many Keywords in My PPC Account? (Hint: Probably)

Have you ever heard the expression “less is more”? I find this to be extremely true when it comes to the keywords in your PPC account. Now, depending on who you ask, you’ll hear a different response for the age-old question: “How many keywords should I have in my AdWords account?” When it comes to ad groups, the typical answer is somewhere in the 20-25 keyword range, and definitely no more than...
September 29, 2014
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Beyond Pumpkins & Pantyhose: 4 Business Lessons I Learned from Martha Stewart

Growing up with a large stack of Martha Stewart magazines scattered around my family coffee table, and learning how to bake my first batch of homemade brownies alongside the crafting legend, I would’ve never thought I would someday be in the presence of such a successful and influential entrepreneur. Not only did I watch with awe as Martha Stewart graced the stage of HubSpot’s annual Inbound...
September 26, 2014
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3 Content Marketing ‘Best Practices’ that Small Businesses Should Ignore

As much as we may hate to admit it, the rules are always different for small businesses. Most of our clients fit in the small-to-medium-sized bucket, and hey, we’re right there in that bucket with you. So it’s worthwhile to acknowledge when the best practices that work for big brands don’t really apply to us little guys. Today I’ll be discussing some content marketing “rules” that it’s OK for...
September 25, 2014
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