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Google Goes After Facebook, Expands Post Ads to All Advertisers

It’s no secret that there’s little love lost between Google and Facebook, even to those outside the Valley. Google proved this once again today by announcing it has expanded access to +Post ads to all advertisers and that these ads will support Google Hangouts on Air. What Are Google +Post Ads? Google first announced +Post ads in December, billing them as a new format of ad that brands can use...
April 16, 2014
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Google

Rumors of 'Not Provided' In AdWords Unfounded: Paid Search Query Data Is Not Dead

All sorts of silly rumors were circulating earlier week suggesting that Google is going kill off all search query data from paid search and that third party tools providers like WordStream are going to be slammed. Unfortunately the reporting on this issue has been light on facts and heavy on speculation. In this article I'll explain exactly what is is changing here -- the short answer is: not a...
April 09, 2014
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AdWords Tips

The Greatest Intro to PPC EVER: 10 Years of PPC Experience in 40 Minutes

What would it do for your business if you were able to crawl inside my brain and wallow in crazy-effective PPC knowledge, gained over more than ten years working in paid search every single day? The insane insights and experience you would take away would become your ultimate PPC secret weapon, giving you the power to slay the competition and squeeze every last drop of ROI out of your AdWords...
April 09, 2014
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Paid Search Marketing

Goodbye Google AdWords Regular PLA Campaign Type, Hello Shopping Campaigns

By late August, Google will retire their regular PLA campaign type and switch all product listing ads users to Shopping campaigns. Beta launched in October 2013 and fully rolled out in February, Shopping campaigns have a number of unique features that make them particularly attractive to e-tailers: The ability to browse inventory within the AdWords platform and create product groups using...
April 03, 2014
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AdWords Tips

Here's Your Chance: Ask Me Anything!

Hi, I'm Larry Kim and I've analyzed over $10 billion in paid search spend. Wondering how to give your Quality Scores a lift, or what Quality Score even is? Curious about how WordStream works, and how I bootstrapped my way to the top? Looking for growth hacking tips to build your business? Or maybe you're curious how we churn out such awesome content here at the WordStream blog, driving over half...
March 26, 2014
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Content Promotion: The Difference Between Brands with Fans & Anonymous Content

Google has been using some pretty effective scare tactics to warn marketers off link building lately. Scalable link building – even tactics that used to be seen as white-hat, like guest blogging – are steadily coming to be seen as black-hat. Instead of focusing on links, Google says, just build your brand by creating great content! The problem is, everyone and their best friend has already...
March 26, 2014
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Content Marketing
Marketing Strategy

Win a 2-Hour PPC Consultation with Paid Search Experts Perry Marshall & Larry Kim

What would it do for your business if you had the chance to pick the brains of two renowned PPC industry experts about your specific AdWords needs? Would you discover budget-saving bidding and creative strategies, tactics to maximize your conversion and ROI, or targeting functions and features to get you in front of the most relevant audience possible? All of the above! This spring, one lucky...
March 19, 2014
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Paid Search Marketing

Google Promises Solution to Keyword Not Provided, But How Useful Will It Be?

It's fair to say Google's Amit Singhal shocked the audience at SMX West last week when he told Danny Sullivan a solution to the not-provided keywords issue will be announced "in the coming weeks or months." Wow .@theamitsinghal announced that google is working on solution for keyword (not provided) situation #SMXWest #smx pic.twitter.com/taQEMTYv9m — Larry Kim (@larrykim) March 12, 2014 Google...
March 17, 2014
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Google

Everything You Know About Conversion Rate Optimization Is Wrong

Conversion is a key element in your paid search strategy; after all, if you're not actually turning lookers into buyers at a high rate, what are you advertising for? Conversion rate optimization enables you to maximize every cent of your PPC spend by finding that sweet spot that convinces the maximum percentage of your prospects to take action. But what is a good conversion rate? If you're...
March 17, 2014
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Conversion Rates

Join Me for 2 Sessions at Pubcon New Orleans!

In just a few days, I'll be heading to New Orleans, home to Mardi Gras, the Saints and of course, Pubcon Spring New Orleans 2014! I'm speaking at two sessions, so if you're planning to attend the conference, make sure you stop in and see me! Hacking AdWords – There's Nothing Lucky About Being the Top Dog On Wednesday March 19, join me in Salon B at 10:10 am for Hacking AdWords: Quality Score...
March 12, 2014
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