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Which SEO Tactics Work Post-HCU? 6 Pros Share Their Favorites

Six SEO experts share the tactics they've used to increase organic traffic since October's core update.

Rob Glover | July 22, 2024 | SEO

Google Analytics & AdWords Tracking Issues: Multiple AdWords Accounts for One Google Analytics Account

Having a single Google Analytics account linked to multiple AdWords accounts can be a headache. Here are several workarounds to consider.

What to Do When Your Google Ads CPCs Are Too High

As AdWords gets more competitive, your costs per click (CPCs) may be driven too high to make your campaign profitable. Learn five ways to lower your CPC.

How Does Google Make Money? The Most Expensive Keywords in AdWords

How does Google make money? About 97% of Google’s revenue comes from people advertising on keywords! Learn the top 20 most expensive keywords in Google AdWords advertising, including competitive, high CPC keywords like insurance, mortgages and loans.

Google Ads Editor 101: Google Ads Editor Tutorials, Tips & Resources

Learn how to use AdWords Editor, a free PPC tool from Google that allows you to carry out bulk editing actions more quickly and easily.

Choosing a PPC Agency: 10 Questions to Ask

Finding the right agency to manage your PPC marketing campaigns is quite similar to making an internal hire – in addition to evaluating the agency's background and reputation, you'll want to ask a series of questions to help you better understand what they're about.

Guest-Posting Dos & Don’ts: How to Get Your Guest Post Accepted

At WordStream, we're a fan of guest posting as a way of building links and relationships. But sometimes you put in the effort to write a post and the blog editor rejects it, or never gets back to you at all. That adds up to disappointment and a big waste of your time.

Elisa Gabbert
June 21, 2011 | SEO

Top 5 Ways to Monetize a WordPress Blog

So you’ve got a successful blog – now how do you start making money from it? Passive income is the best. Learn five ways to monetize your WordPress blog including pay-per-click advertising, sponsored posts, custom search, affiliate links and more.

Keywords vs. Search Queries: What’s the Difference?

What's the difference between keywords and search queries? Though sometimes used interchangeably, these terms don’t mean the same thing. Search queries are the actual terms that search engine users type into the search box…

Google Correlate: Google Trends in Reverse

The new Google Correlate tool acts like Google Trends in reverse, allowing users to upload a data set to see what search terms match the trend.

AdWords Showing Display URL Domain in Headlines for Select Ads on Google

Google has made a series of changes to the way ad text is served and displayed recently, and it’s important to follow how they’re displaying ad copy and what level of control you have.

SEO Title Tags vs. Witty Headlines: Is There Room for Puns in Online News?

Unsurprisingly – since this is a mainstream magazine we’re talking about – the topic is nothing new. Journalists have been wringing their hands over the supposed loss of the clever headline since SEO first started, well, making headlines (making waves? making hearts go pitty-pat?) five or six years ago.

5 Ways to Lower Your Cost Per Action (CPA)

Learn five easy ways to lower your cost per action (CPA) to make your pay-per-click campaigns more profitable.

Comparing Year-Over-Year Search Query Trends

Learn how to gain valuable insights by comparing year-over-year data from your AdWords search query reports.

Understanding the Differences Between Google and Bing Match Types

Google and Bing (adCenter) use different keyword match types. Learn the differences between these match types and how they'll affect your ads.

Google Plus One: What Google +1 Means to You, Your Campaigns, & The Future of the Universe

Google is rolling out its new +1 feature, making search more social. What does it mean for those in the search marketing industry?

New White Paper: Complete Guide to AdWords Matching Options

Learn how to apply the different keyword match types offered by Google AdWords in this free white paper from the experts at WordStream.

Running an AdWords Campaign in a Competitive Local Market

Learn why you need to set up at least two different PPC campaigns if you're running an AdWords campaign in a competitive local market.

Quora SEO: How to Use Quora if You’re an SEO

Does Quora offer any search engine optimization value? Learn how you can use Quora for SEO in this detailed guide.

Tom Demers
March 24, 2011 | SEO

Fighting Cross-Campaign Ad Poaching with Negative Keyword Lists

Learn how to use negative keyword lists in Google AdWords to prevent broad match ad poaching across your PPC campaigns.

The Signaling Theory of Marketing: What Your Actions Say About Your Business

Signaling theory posits that the purpose of most human behavior is to signal value and status to others. How is marketing like signaling?

Elisa Gabbert
February 25, 2011 | Marketing Ideas

Newly Released Google AdWords Optimize for Conversions Ad Setting Now LIVE: What Does it Mean for Your AdWords Campaigns?

Learn how to use the AdWords optimize for conversions setting for your ads: and whether it's right for your campaigns.

Tom Demers
February 24, 2011 | Paid Search Marketing

Visualizing Link Flow Within a Site

Learn how to visualize link flow in your website using simple free tools including Xenu and GraphViz.

Guest Author
February 23, 2011 | SEO

Google Personal Blocklist Helps Users Defeat Spammy Link Farms

Google Personal Blocklist is a Chrome Extension designed to help users keep SEO spam such as content link farms out of their Google search results.

Larry Kim
February 14, 2011 | Paid Search Marketing

A Dead-Simple Google Ads Certification Guide: Costs, Tips & Tricks for Google Certification

Looking for a simple, straight-forward guide to Google AdWords certification? You found it: learn all about the costs of the exam, test requirements, plus plenty of study tips to help you pass the Google certification exam with ease!

Tom Demers
February 10, 2011 | Paid Search Marketing

AdWords Releases Super-Sized Ad Text Headlines

A new AdWords ad text headline format may display twice as much information as before, combining both your headline and description line 1 field into one big headline.

Larry Kim
February 9, 2011 | Paid Search Marketing

Link Building 101: 5 Simple Ways to Build Links that Have Authority AND Great Anchor Text

Link building 101: Here are five quick and easy tips for building trusted, targeted links to your website.

Tom Demers
January 27, 2011 | SEO