Google keeps quite a bit of information under wraps. We advertisers play Google’s game in hopes of obtaining the ultimate payoff: The Conversion. We cleverly sculpt ads to end with punctuation in the first description line so IF our ad
Background for the post: I recently took (and passed, yay!) the Google Analytics certification exam. Like a good SEO, I read and watched all of the training material. Part way through, they discuss bounce rates. It occurred to me that many people
It’s funny, I’ve always considered the Yahoo! Search Marketing and MSN’s AdCenter PPC networks a royal pain. Even with Google’s AdWords controlling roughly 80% of the paid clicks coming into my clients’ sites, I still managed to spend probably less
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, PPC and SEO need to get along. Why? There are such awesome tools on each side that can benefit the other. Not to mention the wealth of information from one that
The Distilled Crew in London was busy last week at conferences, A4uexpo and SMX Advanced London to be exact. But the US team was doing the same. I presented at Search Exchange in Charlotte, NC last week. I promised the
Google have produced a new metric for judging the effectiveness of content network campaigns – the ‘view-through conversion’. I think that this is an excellent addition to the marketer’s toolkit but it comes with a word or two of warning.
We recently had a spike in traffic for one of our clients that we couldn’t explain. The spike appeared in organic traffic when we excluded their main keyword but we couldn’t find out what the source of this traffic was.
Rand recently wrote his 2007 self a letter and asked me and a bunch of other people to do the same. I was struck, reading Rand’s letter, by the degree to which his advice to himself is useful and actionable
We recently noticed that when searching on Yahoo for Distilled a sponsored advert was appearing. The strange thing about this is that we do not run any PPC adverts on Yahoo. We do run some PPC adverts on Google but