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SEM/PPC

12 Tips To Begin PPC On The Right Foot

Incredible numbers of businesses, many of them your competitors, continue to pour time and money into paid search. The reason? There is a lot of valuable traffic and new customers to be gained there. But it’s not an easy (or cheap) process—getting a return that justifies the expense takes careful planning and precise execution. Many business owners have a lingering feeling that they should at least be experimenting with paid search but are understandably reluctant begin.

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Pay Per Click For Your Inbound Strategy
SEM/PPC

Why PPC Should Be Part Of Your Inbound Strategy

Successful inbound marketing campaigns should encompass a range of different elements, on various platforms and channels. While certain aspects, like blog posts and email marketing campaigns, are widely used and extremely well-known, others may be less familiar to marketers just starting out. In particular, PPC (pay-per-click), an advertising model that targets users with company ads based on their web search queries, can be an extremely valuable marketing tool. 

Through PPC, advertisers pay only when a user clicks on their ad; these clicks increase site traffic and, ultimately, also increase the chances of converting these leads into buyers. Unlike outbound marketing, which involves pushing your message out to potential customers, PPC is inherently inbound, since it brings potential customers in.

As with other inbound marketing methods, PPC has a high success rate and is quickly growing in popularity. In fact, 74% of small businesses have invested in PPC or plan to do so in the near future. Unsure if PPC advertising is right for you? Below are five compelling reasons you should consider incorporating this strategy into your marketing campaign.

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Trends

3 Industrial PPC Trends to Watch in 2017

The new year is always a time of both reflection and looking ahead, especially when it comes to search engine optimization and search engine marketing trends. This year, we expect to see the pay-per-click advertising trends established last year continue to grow.

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SEO

How PPC's Latest Updates Impact SEO

Pay-per-click marketing and search engine optimization have an interesting relationship — the two tactics can be rivals, work together seamlessly or simply coexist. 

While many companies tend to treat them as completely separate entities, Google's most recent updates cemented tangible overlap between the two, which needs to be considered in every search engine marketing strategy.

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SEO

How Does Google’s Latest Adwords Update Impact SEO and PPC?

By now you’ve likely heard about the changes Google is making to its search results page, and if not, here’s your 15-second recap:

Up until recently, a standard search brought up a page of organic results with advertising slots on the top and side of the page. Now, they’re removing sidebar ads in favor of product listings and adding more paid slots on the top and bottom.

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SEM/PPC

How to Avoid Shady Pay-Per-Click Services

You needed a fast way to drive more leads and opportunities for the sales team. When you looked at Google AdWords (aka Pay-Per-Click) it seemed to make sense and fit the budget, so you jumped in with both feet. The leads are coming in and you’re happy!

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Social Media

How Industrial Businesses Can Reach New Market Segments

Too many stories in the media today point to changing conditions in China as the key reasons for the resurgence of manufacturing in America. A recent report from Thomas Industrial Network finds that many industrial businesses in the U.S. are actually taking active steps and investing in strategies to help them grow and expand. The report states that 58% of product and custom manufacturers are more aggressively pursuing business in new industries, while 66% are investing in new and/or innovative products or services.

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