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High-volume keywords vs. low-volume keywords

Learn the difference between high-volume and low-volume keywords and the pros and cons of each.

Seven Unusual, Eye-Catching Calls to Action in PPC Ads

Don't resort to a generic, pushy call to action like BUY NOW in your PPC ad. Here are 7 more creative ideas for the CTA.

Elisa Gabbert
September 29, 2010 | Copywriting

Case Study: How a Change to the ‘About Us’ Page Raised Conversion Rates by 13%

Learn how changing the language on the About Us page helped one company raise conversion rates by 13% overnight.

Guest Author
September 28, 2010 | Conversion Rates

Link Building Magic: How to Turn Citations into Links

One of the ways I snag some easy link wins is by turning citations into links. Of all the daily link building tactics I engage in, this is probably one of the best ROI producers. You see, at WordStream, we get cited dozens of times each day across the Web.

Ken Lyons
September 9, 2010 | SEO

Using Enhanced CPC and Third-Party Bid Management

Learn the benefits of using bid management software along with Google's new Enhanced CPC to lower your bids and cost per click.

How We Got a Link from CNN and Drove Loads of Traffic with Infographics

Unless you've been living in a cave, you know the flavor of the month for link baiting is INFOGRAPHICS!!! They're everywhere, and many major online publications (Huff Post, Fast Company, BoingBoing, Mashable, etc) make it a habit of running cool infographics each day.

Ken Lyons
August 25, 2010 | SEO

SEO vs. PPC: When to Use Which Search Marketing Method for Maximum Profit

When should you use organic search engine optimization (SEO) and when should you use pay-per-click (PPC) marketing for the best results?

What Is Modified Broad Match? Using the Broad Match Modifier in PPC

What is the new modified broad match option in Google AdWords? Learn the basics of this keyword type, plus when and how to use the broad match modifier in your AdWords PPC campaigns.

How to Exclude an IP Address: AdWords IP Exclusion Tool

Learn how to use the AdWords IP Exclusion Tool to eliminate irrelevant clicks and impressions and improve AdWords results.

How to Compare Your PPC Results Month over Month

Learn how to compare the results in your PPC account from month to month using Excel.

How to Target Keywords with Blog Posts

Learn how to target relevant keyword phrases with your blog posts in three steps.

Elisa Gabbert
July 21, 2010 | SEO

Want More Link Juice? Here’s an Easy Way to Get It

What is link juice? Why is it important to your SEO strategy? Learn how to find and drain link juice to maximize SEO in this thorough post.

Ken Lyons
July 15, 2010 | SEO

Is the Internet Making Us Smarter?

Sometimes it feels like the Internet and social media are making us dumber and slower, but some authors argue they actually make us smarter.

Are Your Keywords Descriptive or Prescriptive?

Do you use prescriptive or descriptive keyword marketing? Do you listen to your customers or tell them what to call your products?

Improving Quality Score Part 3: How is Quality Score Calculated?

Google determines Quality Score slightly differently for each of the different advertising networks that it runs. Here we’ll learn how Quality Score is calculated for Google Search, which is the largest source of traffic for most advertisers.

How to Find and Fix Broken Links on Your Website

Broken links can have a negative impact on your site's SEO and usability. Learn how to use Xenu, Google Analytics, Excel and other tools to find and fix those broken links. It's easy and fast and will keep Google and users happy.

Guest Author
June 2, 2010 | SEO

How to Find Your Quality Score on Google and Yahoo

Learn how to find your Quality Score in Google AdWords and your quality index score in Yahoo Search Marketing.

Lifetime Value Versus CPA

Performance-based advertising is focused on CPA (cost per action), but you should also take lifetime value (LTV) into account.

R.I.P: Search Engine Optimization is Dead!

There was one post in particular that I read a few months back where a blogger used a pretty compelling graph from Google Trends to make the case that SEO is on life support due to a steady decline in query popularity juxtaposed against a meteoric rise in social media query activity.

Ken Lyons
May 20, 2010 | SEO

Web Spam: The Definitive Guide

As such, I thought it would be a good idea to look at the many faces of web spam, from the search engineer perspective. This isn't about teaching you how to be a better spammer -- quite the opposite actually, as I am not a fan of that crap.

Guest Author
April 28, 2010 | SEO

What’s a Good Click-Through Rate (CTR) for Google Ads?

What's a good click-through rate (CTR) for Google Ads? Find out! We offer the data and free tools you need to show how you compare to the average CTR for Google Ads in your industry.

How to Determine Your Maximum CPC in Google Ads

This blog post discusses steps for determining your maximum cost per click amounts for your AdWords campaigns.

Keyword Optimization: Why Optimizing for the Right Keywords is ‘Do or Die’

Keyword optimization (also known as keyword research) is the act of researching, analyzing and selecting the best keywords to target to drive qualified traffic from search engines to your website. Check out this post to learn how to get the most out of your keyword optimization efforts.

5 Tips for Passing PPC Certification Exams

Five tips to help you ace your upcoming pay-per-click (PPC) industry certification exam, including the Google Analytics Individual Qualification (IQ) Test.

5 Steps to Get Quality Backlinks for Free

There are no magic shortcuts, no highly classified insider hacks to getting quality links for your website. Building amazing backlinks takes work.But that's the last thing the forum vagrants want to hear.

Ken Lyons
April 1, 2010 | SEO

Google AdWords Search Funnels: What Are Search Funnels?

What are Google AdWords' Search Funnels reports and what are the benefits of using Search Funnels for PPC analysis?

Christine Laubenstein
March 30, 2010 | SEO