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Monthly Archives: June 2010
If you’ve read the Google blog recently you’ll see that there are quite a few new tools being introduced to help us do our jobs better, and work more efficiently. So how can you tell which tools will help the …
As the end of the month nears, some of us have found ourselves running on a low budget. Unfortunately, lower budget often translates to low traffic. According to Jason Tabeling, this isn’t always the case. Check out these tips on …
Every day, about 200 million people log onto Facebook, spending an average of 14 minutes on the site—adding up to about seven hours per month!
This high number of engaged users represents a huge potential advertising audience for your business. If you choose to tap into this audience, consider following these 10 tips for advertising on Facebook:
1. Familiarize yourself with Facebook’s advertising guidelines. Facebook has very strict requirements for the types of ads you can place on its site.
In order to get the best results from your PPC campaign, it is important to always test new things. Test keywords, ads, settings, budgets, keyword bids, etc. – if it is something you can change, you should test a variation. The trouble is, it is often difficult to determine if the change you made is really a success or if other factors are contributing. For instance, maybe you increased bids and saw an increase in conversions – we can assume the bids are the reason for the boost in conversions, but maybe your competitors pulled back their budgets allowing you to capture more of the market so really your bid adjustments didn’t have anything to do with it. There hasn’t been an easy way to isolate changes and test performance to see if one change really makes a difference, until now.
You might be new to PPC or perhaps would like a refesher, how many things are different about your campaigns now than 2 years ago? Are you sure you’re staying up with the latest trends? Here’s an excellent resource for …
Working with an unlimited budget would be wonderful, but since that isn’t the case for anyone I know, I thought I’d share 10 things that we look at when an account is projected to be over budget at the end …
Playing the game of increasing relevancy and reducing cost on Google’s content network makes me feel a little like I’m playing a game with a deity who occasionally drops delicious cookies and golden coins in my path, and sometimes leaves …
Andy Komack offers some interesting ideas for overcoming high click costs, specifically for B2B PPC accounts which tend to have high competition and cost- but these concepts can be applied to any account. As always, the keys to PPC success- …
In my last post I discussed how to understand traffic trends in your PPC accounts. We went over looking at year-over-year data, utilizing tools such as Google Trends, keeping an eye on what your competitors are doing and staying abreast of the latest industry news. Now that you how to analyze what might happen to your traffic in the coming months, let’s talk about how to adjust your account to address these shifts in traffic.
There are a lot of settings to choose from in your Google AdWords account, but how do you know which ones are best? Depending on your objectives, goals and approach you might find one combination works better than another but the key is to test, test, test. What works for one account or campaign, may not work well for another. If you haven’t spent time exploring the settings options, you are likely using the defaults and a few quick changes could bring in additional clicks or conversions. Below is a brief description of many of the settings as well as some recommendations.