Super Bowl 2014 Advertisers: Did They Win the Search Game?

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There were many aspects of Sunday's game that left people quite disappointed. Forget the game. I don't even want to comment on the persuasiveness of the Super Bowl television ads. Today, we are just going to look at how well those advertisers did at blocking and tackling the digital marketing … [Read more...]

How Can You Evaluate This Kind of Performance?

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I just finished reading this article about an EBay study that questions the value of Google's main Adwords service. I've been really impressed with eBay's performance as of late, especially their mobile efforts. But, I am concerned how this news will be interpreted by others. I agree with them … [Read more...]

PPC Pro – You’re Being Replaced

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You’re fired, laid-off, downsized, terminated, made redundant, rightsized, pursuing other opportunities, discharged, dismissed, pink-slipped. Search Engine Marketing professionals are becoming redundant, replaced by technology, so they should prepare themselves to hear those words. In the next 3 … [Read more...]

The CMO’s Marketing Analytics Optimization Framework

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In my last column, I shared recent research about how CEOs have lost trust in CMOs' ability to be focused on business performance. Hopefully, when asked how your company currently measures its digital initiatives you don't get an answer like this (LOL, well done Adobe): Seriously, the issue … [Read more...]

Conversion Optimization 101: Perfectly Persuasive PPC Landing Pages

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Last week, in our Conversion Optimization challenge we looked at the following PPC ad: and the corresponding landing page (image capture below): How would you optimize the ad and the landing page? My general guidelines for marketing with landing pages: Start your marketing with your … [Read more...]