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Pay Per Click

Let’s take a few minutes and have quick refresher lesson on paid advertisement. Many organizations, probably including you, are using paid search, also known as pay per click (PPC), to get visitors to click through to your site vs. just finding you through SEO. In fact, PPC can be a powerful search strategy while you are in the process of building your organic search. Today, Google AdWord display advertisements typically appear at the top and bottom of a search engine result page (SERP). This was not the case a year or so ago when they also appeared on the right-hand side of a SERP as well. The ads were more distinguishable then from organic results too, but things are always ...

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Remarketing Google AdWords

Google AdWords remarketing, which is conducted through the Google Display network, is a powerful paid search strategy that allows you to target and reach people who have previously visited your website by showing them ads across the web. In this blog we will share what standard remarketing is and its benefits, some segmentation strategies, some important tips, and more! AdWords Remarketing Basics In the graphic below, we share a basic explanation of remarketing: It is worth noting that there are four different types of ads available: static image, animated image, video, or text ads. The Benefits of Using AdWords Remarketing Consider that only 2% of website traffic converts on their first visit. Remarketing can help you win back the 98% that didn’t convert. One benefit of ...

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Call Only Campaigns Google AdWords

According to Google, around 70% of mobile searches call a business directly from search results, prompting the launch of Call-Only AdWords campaigns. Call-Only campaigns are perfect for businesses looking to drive phone calls and not necessarily website traffic. They also provide a unique opportunity for advertisers that do not have a mobile-optimized website. Phone numbers will be prominently displayed in the ad headline and a Call button will also be visible. Users who click on either will see the standard prompt on their smart phone to confirm the call. While the display URL appears, it will not link to the website, and instead lets users know who they are calling. Check out an example of a Call-Only ad below: Source: Google Call-Only Campaigns Optimized For Mobile These ...

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2 Simple Steps for Using Paid Search to Improve your SEO image

The beauty of paid search, or PPC (i.e. Google AdWords) is that when developing a list of keywords for your campaigns, it forces you to rack your brain & use keyword tools to find everything and anything relevant that could potentially pull your ad up in search. If you’re setting your campaign up correctly, you develop massive lists of keywords based on keyword research tools (i.e. Google Keyword Planner), put related keywords into different ad groups, and each ad group has a different and unique landing page. And without even realizing it, you are actually on your way to developing a deep SEO strategy. See how below. By optimizing PPC campaigns, you are able to: 1.) Optimize your on-page content for organic ...

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In our three-part Paid Search Series, we have shared a variety of tips for winning the search war, including details on both paid search, or PPC, and organic search. Part one covered some the basics of PPC including keywords, placements, and rankings. Part two detailed the differences between paid and organic search. In our final post, we will be discussing more advanced techniques, including 3 critical components of starting a new campaign: choosing a campaign type, keyword match types, and bids and budgets. Choosing the Right Campaign Type The first consideration in any Adwords campaign is to choose the campaign type, which ultimately decides which types of ads you design and where they are seen. When choosing your campaign type, first pick ...

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Organic search results, also known as natural search results, are based on the relevance to the search terms of the user. High rankings are achieved through free search engine optimization techniques, as opposed to paid search, or PPC. As mentioned in our last blog post, Paid Search – PPC Basics, paid search or PPC refers to when advertisers pay for click-throughs to their website. But how do paid search and organic search compare? This post, part two in our Paid Search Series, will detail differences between paid and organic search results. Paid vs. Organic Search Results The location of each type of result varies. Paid results are typically shown at the top of the Search Engine Results Page (SERP) and on the ...

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With over 100 billion global searches being conducted each month and 75% of search engine users never scrolling past the first page of search results, the search war is heating up (SEJ)! How can you leverage search to drive traffic to your website? In our three-part Paid Search Series, we will share a variety of tips for winning the search war, including details on both paid search, or PPC, and organic search. This post will detail basics including what paid search is along with the benefits, keywords and placements, and how your ad is ranked in search results. Part two will provide a comparison of paid and organic search, and part three will share some advanced paid search techniques. What is ...

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