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INBOUND 2014: WordStream Talks Company Culture & Content at #Inbound14

It's an exciting week here in Boston, as HubSpot plays host to thousands of business leaders, influencers and entrepreneurs at their epic INBOUND 2014 conference. The conference kicked off yesterday and continues through Thursday, with more than 170 educational sessions for attendees to choose from. Martha Stewart's here, as are Malcolm Gladwell, Guy Kawasaki, Simon Sinek and over 7,500 other...
September 16, 2014
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Call Metrics: How to Measure the Quality of Your Call-In Leads

As you know, if you’re a customer or a regular reader of the WordStream blog, we’ve recently added call tracking features to our PPC management software. Call tracking is a crucial piece of the puzzle when it comes to accurate measurement of return on ad spend, since many prospects and customers choose to pick up the phone and call your business when they see your PPC ads, rather than visiting...
September 16, 2014
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9 Reasons Why LinkedIn Friendship Is the Mightiest of Magics

Take it from My Little Pony – friendship is magic! And guess what? You can harness that magic and wield the mighty power of friendship on LinkedIn to become a social media socialite! You can become a unicorn in a sea of donkeys. Most people on LinkedIn tend to play it safe when it comes to adding connections. While sites like Twitter openly advocate adding strangers, most LinkedIn users...
September 15, 2014
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Google Extends Product Listing Ads to the Google Search Network

Good news for advertisers using Shopping Campaigns: Google is now allowing you to opt into displaying your Product Listing Ads (PLAs) on retail and e-commerce search partner sites. Displaying your shopping campaign ads across Google's search partners network helps you reach motivated consumers outside of the google.com and Google Shopping environments. Where Will Your PLAs Appear? Google said...
September 12, 2014
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Teach Before You Sell with Educational Lead Generation Offers

Does this situation sound familiar? Your AdWords campaign is live, but it is as effective at driving sales as Kanye West is at letting people finish award acceptance speeches. Users type in your keywords and click the ads, but when they are taken to your landing page they don’t convert. It’s not a matter of having a product or service that people want – you have customers who have purchased...
September 12, 2014
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Voice of the Customer: The Secret Weapon For Great Landing Page Copy

Most digital marketers agree that landing pages can make or break any campaign, be it PPC, social media, email, or display ads. Once you get people to click, the landing page has to convince your visitor to complete the conversion. To assist in the goal of landing page success, a number of software platforms exist to help marketers test landing page elements. Visuals, calls-to-action (CTAs),...
September 11, 2014
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Comedy in Content Marketing: To Be Memorable, Make ‘Em Laugh

Do you want your content to be unforgettable? Do you want parents to pass on your blog posts to their children, and your white papers to their grandchildren? Of course you do! And the solution is simple – make your content hilariously, milk-exploding-from-nostrils funny. All right, maybe your creations won’t earn a place in the family hope chest, but a touch of comedy will greatly improve any...
September 10, 2014
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How to Improve Your LinkedIn Profile as a Recent College Grad

It has been about four months since the class of 2014 received their congratulatory ceremonies in what is often considered as a milestone in their lives. It is also a time where countless seniors are entering their final year of eternal sunshine. The reality of the situation is that many students leave college with a naïve conception of what post-graduate life will be like. This can be...
September 09, 2014
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New Google AdWords Callout Extensions How-To: Highlight Offers in Your Ads

Offers can be an incredibly effective conversion tool, and within the next few weeks, all Google AdWords advertisers will be able to highlight them in their search ads. Google is rolling out a new ad extension called Callouts that enables you to add more text to your ad to spotlight free shipping, discounts, price matching and more. Callout extensions are similar to sitelinks, but without the...
September 08, 2014
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PPC Power Users Share Their Best Keyword Strategies [Webinar]

Today’s post is by Brad Geddes, founder of Certified Knowledge and well-known expert and speaker in SEO, PPC, social, display, and affiliate marketing. Learn more about Brad here. How important is keyword strategy to your PPC campaigns? It’s crucial! Keywords are the basis of any campaign, but use them to their full potential and they become a powerful weapon in your search marketing arsenal....
September 05, 2014
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