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Manual vs. Automated Bidding Strategies – Which is Best for Your Google Ads Campaigns?

By: Adam Hallas, Sr. Search Engine Marketing Specialist

When it comes to advertisers, Google is eager to please. The search engine truly does want to help you market your business in every possible way and streamline those efforts as much as possible, which is why Google has developed automated bidding strategies to help you manage your paid search ad campaigns.  Google touts automated bidding … Continued

17 Questions to Ask When You Think it’s Time to Hire a New Paid Search Agency

By: Adrian Huth, Director of Paid Media

Ever get a funny feeling that your brand’s Google Ads campaigns or other paid search campaigns could be better? Maybe you’ve been with the same paid search agency for a long time and performance has dropped as the agency has grown complacent. Or, maybe you’re regretting going with that agency who promised the same results and service … Continued

How to Get the Most Out of Programmatic Display Campaigns (and Make Sure You’re Not Throwing Money Down the Drain)

By: Adrian Huth, Director of Paid Media

Recently, we covered how programmatic advertising campaigns have become a force in digital media. But, if you want programmatic display to be a force for your business, you need to optimize your campaigns to drive the results that matter most to your brand.  To make sure your brand isn’t pouring money down the drain, we … Continued

What You Need to Know About Programmatic Advertising

By: Adrian Huth, Director of Paid Media

In the past, real-life human beings were solely responsible for buying and placing ads on media platforms. If that sounds incredibly inefficient to you, it’s because it was. Humans are prone to mistakes, forget things, call in sick, show up hungover, etc. Compared to machines, humans are slow and a lot less capable of handling … Continued

What You Need to Know About Native Advertising

By: Brandi Fulk, Director, Business Development

Let’s talk about a massive advertising opportunity that has been flying under the radar for a lot of advertisers. It’s not that advertisers have ignored this opportunity, it’s more that they don’t really understand it. The opportunity I’m talking about is native advertising – a misunderstood format with serious potential for brands.  In 2019, U.S. … Continued

[Case Study] Using a Carefully Crafted Digital Media Mix to Crush Sales

By: Marie Zanderson, Associate Director, Paid Media

What do you do when you’re in a traditional industry facing overpowering competition from online rivals? Find a media company that will put in the time to get to know your brand and the challenges you face, then create customized media solutions to deliver the results that matter most to your business. That’s exactly what … Continued

How to Conduct a High-level SEO Audit (and Why You Need To)

By: Michelle Hartwell, SEO Manager

A holistic search engine optimization (SEO) strategy is one of the most effective ways to make sure consumers can find your brand online. As we explained in part one of our SEO series this week, optimizing a website for search results requires analyzing, adding and improving hundreds of factors that determine the site’s health, relevance and … Continued

SMX Recap: Emerging Local Search Trends You Need to Know

By: Heather Ottenhausen, Manager, Local Solutions

The 2019 Search Marketing Expo (SMX) West was held in San Jose, CA at the end of January. The conference is known for touching on some of the hottest topics in search engine marketing (SEM), search engine optimization (SEO) and local search. This year, some of the top minds in local search gave presentations to … Continued

How to Increase Brand Awareness With Organic Content

By: Sean Flavin, Content Marketing Manager

Recently, we looked at the role of organic content in the new consumer buying journey. To help marketers put this information to use, we’re now going to dive deeper into each stage of the buying journey. In this post, we examine how organic content can help increase brand awareness and get consumers moving in the … Continued

Three Ways Personalization is Shaping Organic Search

By: Malcolm Groves, Local Solutions Specialist

The new year is in full swing and with it comes plenty of exciting changes in organic search marketing along with big expectations for digital marketers. One of the most significant search trends in 2019 is personalization – i.e., consumers’ desire to find the specific information they need as they research buying decisions.  To help … Continued