4 PPC Experts on the Best New Features & Strategies of 2017 (So Far)

On May 16, 2017
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PPC is all about constantly innovating, testing, measuring, and improving. That means leveraging all the latest ad features and formats, exploring new ad networks, and implementing new strategies.

So what's been working for PPC marketers this year so far, in Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and elsewhere? To find out, we asked four of the best to share what new things they've tried out so far this year and had success with.

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Less whining, more wining

These four leading PPC marketers were kind enough to share their secrets with all of us today...

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How to Optimize Shopping Campaigns for Every Level of Intent

On March 23, 2017
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Not all shoppers or would-be shoppers come to the search box with the same level of commercial intent. So how do you optimize your shopping campaigns for users at different stages of the purchase path?

Implementing different bids for different user intents can help you get the most out of your paid shopping campaigns.By combining multiple shopping campaigns with strategically placed negative keyword lists, you can separate out the best, average and worst traffic to significantly raise sales without compromising on profitability.

In this article, I’ll show you how to do it.

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How to Use Brand Affinity to Dramatically Increase CTR

On February 8, 2017
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Look, I get it. For the longest time, PPC marketers and SEOs alike have been segmenting brand campaigns and content (those with trademarks and company names) from more generic search terms.

After all, branded keywords tend to be “unicorns” — in PPC, these are keywords which generate ridiculously high CTRs (click-through rates of 40, 50 or 60 percent) and Quality Scores (9 or 10); in SEO, these are keywords that rank at the top of the SERP. Meanwhile, non-branded keywords perform like donkeys — in other words, average at best.

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3 Woefully Underused, Crazy-Effective PPC Landing Page Tips

On January 4, 2017
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A thoughtful account structure and irresistible Expanded Text Ads are great, but without fine-tuned landing pages, it’s all for naught. If your landing pages are underwhelming and underoptimized, you’re paying for prospects to click on ads and, outside of a captivated minority, head back to the SERP unimpressed.

Of course, there could also be instances in which your landing pages, in keeping with your ad copy and account structure, are phenomenal, but, for who knows what reason, you’re still not seeing conversions turn into customers.

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The 21 Best PPC Marketing Articles of the Year

On December 29, 2016
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It's the end of the year as we know it, and we're feeling fine. Why? Because this year we read – and fell in love with – some truly amazing articles about all things PPC.

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In fact, what you're about to read are my picks for the 21 best PPC marketing articles that were published around the web in 2016. These articles are the unicorns that managed to stand out from a sea of donkey articles.

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4 Emails to Include in Every PPC Lead Nurturing Campaign

On August 30, 2016
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As you capture new leads from your PPC campaigns, a solid strategy to make the most of your PPC spend is to get the communication rolling with a lead nurturing campaign. While it’s easy to set up a lead nurture email series in your marketing automation platform, figuring out the content in your lead nurturing emails can be a challenge.

Start with these four easy lead nurturing emails to help your newly captured leads understand and interact with your business – and convince them to become your next customer.

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The Easy 8-Step Checklist for PPC Audits

On July 6, 2016
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When you take over a new PPC account, the original owner has often created and managed the account in their own, unique way. When a someone new takes over, they’ve got a tough job ahead of them. They have to navigate the existing account without fully understanding its historical background.

The best way to overcome this gap is to do an extensive PPC audit anytime you take on an existing AdWords account. Here’s a checklist of the first things I look at in my search campaigns when I dive into a newly acquired account.

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19 Super-Creative Local Marketing Ideas

On June 6, 2016
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Effective local marketing is a beautiful mix of search engine optimization, pay-per-click marketing, content marketing, and social media advertising.

Local business owners know digital marketing is critical. Unfortunately, many fail because they cannot maintain consistency or because they run out of ideas.

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Regardless of your experience level, this big list of 19 local marketing ideas will take you from local marketing rookie to the local marketing legend your mom always believed you were.

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All the Remarketing Audiences You Should Be Targeting in PPC

On May 17, 2016
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With a thought-out RLSA strategy, you can better craft your ad messaging, landing page experience, and bidding tactics to align with where your target searchers are in the conversion funnel to then drive higher conversion rates and more efficient return.

So don’t leave conversions on the table! You’ve got so much data in the palm of your hands — and it’s all coming from your own site analytics. How people interact with your site provides insightful data that you should definitely be leveraging across your PPC efforts.

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