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Exposed Email Addresses Are PPC Killers

On many sites today you find an “exposed” email address, which is an email address in text form. For example, in the footer of a website, you may see something like this: “Contact [email protected]“. Don’t Leave Your Keys In the Ignition While the intent may be good, this is a very bad practice. Text email addresses that are exposed to

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PPC Hero Conference 2022

  The PPC Hero Conference The first in-person conference (The PPC Hero conference) on paid search advertising was held on Monday, Jan 31, and Tuesday, Feb 1, 2022, at the downtown Hilton in Austin, Texas. I was looking forward to attending after having to cancel twice due to COVID-19. The conference did not disappoint — it exceeded expectations! Conference Highlights

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PPC Call Tracking Benefits

PPC call tracking facilitates the capture of search engine metadata associated with call conversions. This metadata becomes powerful information when it is used as the fuel for automated bidding or “machine learning” algorithms within a PPC platform.

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Google PPC Auto Recommendations As Default

Do you want to convert your PPC auto recommendations to apply without your intervention? Would you like all your keywords to be converted to a broad match, including even the loose synonyms that you do not want? Well, that day has arrived – and you don’t even need to agree to it. If your ad campaign has started to falter

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Video Sales Funnel Principle

Sales Funnel Principles For PPC

Campaign DeliverablesWhy is it important to set conversion values? Without it, you won’t know the two most important metrics in digital ad campaigns. Steve shows you how to estimate conversion values in this short video.

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Sales Funnel Fundamentals

Paid Search Sales Funnel Fundamentals

When a lead is generated through advertising, the marketing process, or another source such as a face-to-face encounter, the lead is usually characterized as a prospective customer.  At that point, the salesperson will designate that the prospect is “in the funnel”. This is only the start of transit of the lead through the imaginary “sales funnel”.  The early funnel area is represented by the opening at the top, in the accompanying diagram.

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PPC Quality Score Meter

PPC Quality Score – 4 Things To Get Right

Quality Score (QS) is a core mechanism in search engine ad platforms. Both Google Ads and Microsoft Advertising platforms use them. The platform assigns quality scores to each keyword in the campaign. Their workings are a bit opaque by design and can seem arbitrary at times.

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Campaign Automation

PPC Machine Learning

This series of articles takes a look at PPC automation available today, both how it works and associated controversies. We’ll share the high points of what we’ve learned, including the positive and less positive angles. Digital advertisers are already…

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PPC Machine Learning

The Magic of Automated Bidding in PPC Campaigns

Three years ago, we managed the majority of our campaigns using different types of manual bidding; sometimes “enhanced CPC” bidding. 

Automated bidding requires more traffic volume to function at it’s peak potential so our campaign architectures have changed.

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