PPC News Roundup for 3/19/2010
March 19, 2010
Getting searchers to click on your ad is really only half the battle, because you don’t want to lose them as soon as they reach your landing page. This post from Search Engine Land shows how you can use Google Analytics bounce rate metrics to help identify the landing pages that are associated with your keywords, and optimize them.
As part of the “PPC Academy” series, Search Engine Land reminds us to utilize web analytics to get hints on how users are finding you and what keywords you should be using. Your website’s own search engine could prove to be a goldmine for keywords.
Working on your list of keywords, new ads and all the optimizations in between? I think it’s often easy to forget that you’re actually having a dialogue with who you’re marketing to. So be fun, original and even daring. Of course there are the top 10 lists of proven tips that guarantee your conversion rate… just add an exclamation point to your call to action! However if you’d like to run a real PPC campaign, one that’s engaging, and covers new ground no one’s ever thought of before, try speaking your customer’s language.
Search Engine Watch has a fun-titled post this week called, Paid Search Freakonomics: Finding and Ostracizing Losers. The post looks at ways you can pick out the winners and losers in your campaigns. Some of the tip topics include: internal benchmarks, comparing to potential performance, asking what’s changed, and spotting trends.
Keynotes from Bing & Google + the Hero Conf Advanced Track
Where do you go to get the most relevant information in PPC, plus the opportunity to network with the best and brightest the industry has to offer? Why Hero Conf, of course.
3 Questions You Need To Answer Before Beginning Paid Advertising
So you’ve you decided you want to start PPC advertising, but now you are asking, “Where do I start?” We've listed and answered 3 questions you should be asking.
Road Trip - 5 Tips For Creating International Campaigns
International markets can add complexity to any account, but here are a few settings and opportunities to make your global ad strategy stand out in non-US markets.
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Google Announces Controversial Updates To The Keyword Planner Tool
Google updated the AdWords Community on the state of the Keyword Planner tool and the response from several advertisers was quite dramatic.