SEM vs SEO: Short-Term vs Long-Term

For clients, it can be hard to see the big picture when it comes to an effective internet marketing strategy. Their initial response is similar to “I need to get traffic to my site immediately. How can I get results today?”. The mentality is always now,...
Guide to Decrypting Google’s Ad Quality Score

Guide to Decrypting Google’s Ad Quality Score

Have you ever wondered how Google determines where to rank your pay-per-click (PPC) ads in the sponsored search results? Google has come up with what they call an Ad Quality Score that will help explain how they go about ranking ads. Google defines Ad Quality Score a...
When To Implement a Bid Management Tool

When To Implement a Bid Management Tool

If you are managing pay per click campaigns, both on an agency level or as an in-house marketer, you are constantly trying to figure out the best way to maximize your ad spend. Depending on what type of budget you are working with, you may be spending a few minutes a...
Investing Your Internet Marketing Dollars Wisely

Investing Your Internet Marketing Dollars Wisely

Like any company, you have a budget. So how do you know if you are putting your internet marketing dollars to good use? Unfortunately there is no secret formulate to follow that tells you what percentage of your budget you should be spending on each marketing...
Marketing Opportunities You Don’t Want to Miss

Marketing Opportunities You Don’t Want to Miss

It is important to maximize each marketing opportunity that comes your way.  Identifying those opportunities and coming up with a strategy that will help your ultimate goals is something that every company should be thinking of.  There are a number of ways you can...
15 Websites to Find Excellent Internet Marketing Whitepapers

15 Websites to Find Excellent Internet Marketing Whitepapers

Whitepapers have been a great marketing tool for gaining industry credibility, relevant leads, and more traffic to your website. Even though there are probably thousands of Internet Marketing Whitepapers out there, there are a select bunch that are know for creating industry-recognized, high-quality whitepapers.

6 Types of Training for Internet Marketers

6 Types of Training for Internet Marketers

Continuing education for an internet marketer is a must! The industry is always changing and evolving, so it is important to have a system in place that allows for you stay up-to-date with what’s going on in the industry.  There are lots of different ways that...
5 Tones to Take in Ad Copy to Shake Things Up

5 Tones to Take in Ad Copy to Shake Things Up

CTR is flagging, conversion are lagging and you’re in a funk. So what do to wake up your ad groups? Take one of these 5 tones for a test drive! Get your creative juices flowing, get the wheels turning and hey- you might even have some fun while you’re at...
Tips for B2B Search Engine Marketing

Tips for B2B Search Engine Marketing

Today, strong search engine marketing strategies are a survival necessity for any business, be it a small or big show. Even using this as just a general rule, the fact remains that B2B (business-to-business) marketers will have to think and act slightly different from...
Download Now: 6 Free eBooks to Make Money Online

Download Now: 6 Free eBooks to Make Money Online

Over the past 6 months I have been interested in learning more about affiliate marketing and making money online.  So I started reading a number of awesome blogs that are dedicated to exact that.  I am paid for a number of eBooks, some good, some bad…but I have...
3 Key Steps to Starting an A/B Test

3 Key Steps to Starting an A/B Test

Ever wondered if your site would generate more sales/leads with a larger call to action (CTA)? Perhaps reducing the amount of text and using bullet lists instead? Even the experts will tell you “It depends…”, but with 3 easy steps you can let your...
InBundles: The Newest Place For Daily Deals

InBundles: The Newest Place For Daily Deals

By now, probably everyone has heard of Groupon and LivingSocial, and now a new service called InBundles joins the party for offering daily deals and specials specific to a certain city. Currently, InBundles caters to only people who are looking for discounts on local...
How To Start A Google AdWords Campaign

How To Start A Google AdWords Campaign

Are you new to Pay Per Click (PPC) Advertising? Have you determined that PPC Advertising may be profitable for your business? This post is for those who are new to PPC Advertising and would like to get off to a fast start buying keywords on Google! Here are some steps...
Google’s Ad Rank EcoSystem: How Does It Work?

Google’s Ad Rank EcoSystem: How Does It Work?

In my last post, I discussed how to create a Google AdWords campaign. Before purchasing keywords on Google AdWords, you may be curious to know how Google in fact ranks advertisements. Have you ever wondered how Google ranks advertisements when you perform a search on...
How to Use PPC to Complement SEO

How to Use PPC to Complement SEO

Recently I wrote a blog post on How SEO and Social Media Are Joining Forces, so I thought it would be beneficial to show how PPC can help to compliment SEO.  Now that Pay-Per-Click (at least in Google) is becoming so saturated with advertisers, compared to 5-7 years...
AdWords Bid Management: How to Lower Minimum Bid Costs

AdWords Bid Management: How to Lower Minimum Bid Costs

The day has come to take your website live! You researched the market, spent money on designing a killer website specifically for your industry, and are ready to jump in with both feet. The excitement grows steadily until you decide to sign up for Google AdWords, and...
What You Can Learn from Google Instant Search

What You Can Learn from Google Instant Search

Google has just rolled out the new Google Instant search results. Now, all you have to do is type in one letter and you will start to get results instantly, without even hitting the Search button or enter key. Some interesting tidbits about the new search system...
What Makes a Dynamic Internet Marketer?

What Makes a Dynamic Internet Marketer?

What does it mean to be a dynamic marketer? To me, a dynamic marketer has a balanced, long-term marketing approach that involves all aspects of Internet Marketing.  They need to be able to adapt, move fast, be willing to fail, and understand what their target market...
Understanding the PPC Advertising Editorial Guidelines

Understanding the PPC Advertising Editorial Guidelines

If you are just starting out with doing some paid search campaigns, it can be very frustrating when you keep seeing your ads get disapproved.  That is why it is important to learn each of the advertising editorial guidelines, so you reduce the chance of getting your...
Making the Most Out of Google Places

Making the Most Out of Google Places

Recently I have been very impressed with the new Google Places aka Local Business Center.  They have been continuing to add new features to your Local Business Listing that allow you really make the listing a viable marketing tool.  As you probably have noticed,...
Making the Most Out of Your YouTube Channel

Making the Most Out of Your YouTube Channel

I wanted to thank everyone who submitted their feedback on other “Making the Most Out of…” posts we should write about.  Using your suggestions, I got a number of people requesting a post on how to better utilize your YouTube channel, so that’s...
Understanding the Different Types of Content Creation

Understanding the Different Types of Content Creation

A few weeks ago I got an email from a reader asking me about content creation specific to all the different types of content for the web.  Since that is more of an involved question than replying with a simple e-mail, I told him that I would answer his question in an...
5 Reasons Your PPC Campaigns Are Not Performing

5 Reasons Your PPC Campaigns Are Not Performing

With pay-per-click advertising becoming more and more expensive, it is important to understand how to make sure your campaigns perform to their full potential.  There could be a number of  things you are doing that are prohibiting the performance of your campaigns....
Ultimate Roundup of Advertising Networks

Ultimate Roundup of Advertising Networks

PPC, PPV, Banner Ads, Media Buys, Text Link Ads, Video Sponsored Ads, Mobile Ads….the list goes on and on.  I thought I would compile a HUGE list of all of the different advertising networks that are out there.  Feel free to help ad to the list and leave a...
Top 5 Facebook Advertising Tips

Top 5 Facebook Advertising Tips

Facebook is becoming an outstanding traffic generation strategy to drive massive amounts of traffic for extremely low CPC or CPM.  I would not say that I am an expert in Facebook Ads, but I have run a number of campaigns and have gone through a number of FB Ad...
Creating Content of Substance vs Blah! Blah! Blah!

Creating Content of Substance vs Blah! Blah! Blah!

Recently I have been speaking to a few companies about content development.  During our discussions a lot of questions were asked around the type of content that should be produced.  What I explained to them were that are different types of content and strategies...
The Differences Between Offline and Online PR

The Differences Between Offline and Online PR

Public Relations is all about creating buzz and/or exposure around a brand or company to a target audience, through various offline and online engagements.  However an offline and online PR marketing campaign have many differences that are important to understand....
4 Tips on Running an International PPC Campaign

4 Tips on Running an International PPC Campaign

Running an international PPC campaign will have its challenges beyond the obstacles that you may run into when running a PPC campaign in just English. The importance of understanding the markets and customers outside of the US are only going to further help you see a...
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