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12 Alternatives to Buying Pinterest Followers: Put Away Your Wallet, We've Got a Better Way

Due to the popularity of last month’s post discussing the pros and cons of buying Twitter followers, we’re tackling another contender – Pinterest. Pinterest has become the internet’s photo-sharing darling since its explosion onto the social scene in 2011. Pinterest has become a haven for recipe swappers, DIY enthusiasts, designers, and more. Some of the most popular Pinterest users get their...
June 10, 2013
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Social Media

Image Extend Your Ads: Google Introduces New Image Extensions

Google has revealed a new venture into ad extensions. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you image extensions. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then AdWords users have certainly got a lot more room to create compelling text ads now. In Google’s announcement post, they talk about how this extension will be great to show off things like car models, jeans and even different shades of eye...
June 06, 2013
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AdWords Tips

How Product Listing Ads Are Stealing Your Conversions

If you’ve ever done a Google search, you know already that Google ads are occupying more and more space on the SERP. What you might not know is that the fancy Product Listing Ads you see are commercial intent-sucking monsters and are stealing all the conversions from both the organic and non-PLA search results. Today, when someone searches for anything related to a product name, Google...
June 05, 2013
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AdWords Tips

How Native Advertising is Kicking Serious Banner Ad Butt (And What You Can Do About It)

Do you remember the last television commercial you saw? How about the last radio ad you listened to? Okay, here’s one you’ll remember for sure: What company was behind the last banner ad you saw online? My guess is that you don’t remember any of those three types of advertising. But don’t feel bad about it. You’re probably suffering from “Horse Blinder Syndrome.” It’s nothing serious, just a...
June 04, 2013
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Paid Search Marketing

Google AdWords Ad Extensions Cheat Sheet

If you’re looking to boost your paid search performance without working late in the office all summer or increasing your budget, try utilizing Ad Extensions. Not only do they require minimal set-up time, they are displayed at no additional cost. It can be tough to decide which extensions to focus on, so I’ve created a cheat sheet to help you decide which ones will work best for you: Sitelink...
June 03, 2013
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AdWords Tips

MAY We Brag About Our Best Posts of the Month?

I realized long ago that journalism is 75% puns. I still remember the time in high school yearbook when my best friend Marisa was putting together a spread on international travel. She couldn’t think up a good caption to go under a photo of some student at the Eiffel Tower. I suggested “Get an eye-ful.” SHE LOVED IT! And into the yearbook it went, preserved for posterity. Hence the unfortunate...
May 31, 2013
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WordStream

News Flash: PPC Is Inbound Marketing

What is Inbound Marketing? The Story of How PPC Became "In" The industry is all a-buzz today with Rand Fishkin’s announcement that SEOmoz is relaunching and rebranding as simply Moz. They are distancing themselves from their history as an SEO company and positioning themselves as a provider of more general marketing tools, with a focus on “inbound marketing,” the phrase that local Boston company...
May 29, 2013
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Paid Search Marketing

Reporting Is the #2 Biggest Time Sink for PPC Managers – Is There a Better Way?

Over the past six months or so, I’ve been conducting an informal survey before all of my PPC webinars. I ask attendees to tell me how much time they spend doing PPC every week, as well as which task is the biggest time sink in PPC management. For the first question, answers vary from less than an hour up to 40 hours a week. For the second, they’re a bit more consistent. I averaged the answers...
May 29, 2013
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AdWords Tips

WordStream Is a Finalist in the 2013 MITX Innovation Awards!

We’re very happy to announce that we made the short list of finalists in the 2013 MITX Innovation Awards! Last year, our AdWords Performance Grader won the award for the “Best Customer Engagement Driver” category. This year, the 20-Minute PPC Work Week is among the finalists for “Best B2B Innovation”: Otherwise known as “innovative online tools that make employees whistle while they work” (well...
May 28, 2013
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WordStream

Social Media Management Tools: What’s the Right Tool for Your Business?

Why is Social Media Management Important? With so many different social media sites to post, share articles, and track engagement on, finding a reliable social media management tool to help streamline your social media tasks is pretty essential. Social media managing tools can help marketers save time, stay organized, and optimize their efficiency. Today we’re looking at some of the top...
May 23, 2013
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Social Media

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