Paid Search/Online Ads Archives - Bruce Clay, Inc. BlogApril 7, 2016
Last Thursday on Reddit, David Szetela offered an AMA to the r/PPC community. An AMA, or “Ask Me Anything,” is just that — an anything goes Q&A with someone of some interest, whether a celebrity, an expert, or someone with a unique role or experience set. David, our VP of Search Marketing Operations and the director of our PPC services, kept it short and sweet, opening the floor to questions for an hour.
Then we talked about highlights on our podcast SEM Synergy this week. Give it a listen or read a transcript-recap here. As David described, it was a conversation marked by diverse PPC topics. Read the question and answers in Paid Search Ask Me Anything — An Hour of Q&A with David Szetela.
March 4, 2016
Get our liveblog coverage of this SMX West session all about shopping campaign management and optimizations.
Kirk Williams (@PPCKirk) outlines an ideal campaign setup that relies on four essential filters: campaign priority, negative keywords, shared budget and product bids.
Purna Virji (@purnavirji) covers a Paris Hilton inspired trio of shopping campaign optimization: feed optimization, creative optimization and defensive strategy.
Susan Wenograd (@susanedub) offers her tips for controlling the fire hose that is the shopping campaign, via query mapping, negative keywords and custom labels, and evaluating mobile user performance based on distance from physical storefronts.
March 3, 2016
In this SMX West session of Q&A for PPC lovers, questions covered include:
How do you think speech search will impact ads?
How do you find work-life balance?
How do you create space with your clients? How do you manage clients?
What tools do you use?
Video ad tips, strategies, success stories?
What is the biggest weakness in the PPC industry?
Suggestions for testing text ads?
If you can do precise audience targeting, you can have more control over who sees your ads — and get more conversions for your marketing buck! In this in-depth SMX West 2016 session, we’ll find out how to use advanced targeting techniques like remarketing lists, custom affinity lists, YouTube remarketing and more. The goal is to maximize your ad campaign ROI.
Speakers Joseph Kerschbaum, Mark Irvine and Amy Bishop give in-depth task lists and examples for marketers to follow. Dive in to learn more: Advanced Audience Targeting liveblog from SMX West
March 1, 2016
Cleo Hage, Paid Search Strategist, Wordstream, is going to talk about the future of email marketing. Yes, this is an SEM presentation.
Email is the OG of digital marketing.
Email is cluttered.
Email is growing.
Emails aren’t going anywhere.
You log into things, get updates and receive shipping notifications through email. Even a GOOD email campaign has a 20% open rate. And then a click-through rate of 5% on top of that. You’re left with FOMO — 80% of unopened email and 95% of lost leads.
The answer is Customer Match, the ability to upload lists of email into AdWords to create audiences for precision targeting!
Read about how to use Customer Match to target individual specific people in search ads, YouTube Ads and Gmail Ads in our liveblog coverage of this session from SMX West.
Beacons – every time there’s an article or talk on them, one word comes up: explosion. Forward-thinkers and early adopters are ready for this technology to explode and today’s SMX West 2016 panelists are no exception.
Senior Client Manager of Point It, Maddie Cary has a passion for PPC – and Beyoncé. She marries the two in her tactic-packed paid search session at SMX West 2016 titled “What Would Beyonce Do? 5 Fierce PPC Tactics To Make Your Account A Superstar.”
Read the SMX Liveblog now.
From the SMX West agenda: “A search marketer’s ultimate goal is to create a personalized ad for every searcher. While we aren’t quite there yet Ad customizers, DSAs, and Dynamic Remarketing can automatically personalize ads based on website content, user behavior, time of day and many other criteria. In this session, we will examine tactics and tools to create personalized ads at scale.”
Read our coverage of this session with moderator Brad Geddes and speakers Sahil Jain and John Lee.
February 19, 2016
In advance of Search Marketing Expo (SMX), speakers and PPC experts Christi Olson and Purna Virji (both from Bing) talk with Bruce Clay, Inc.’s Kristi Kellogg and David Szetela! These paid search leaders take a deep dive PPC hot topics. Watch the video!
February 11, 2016
This guest post by Sana Ansari, GM at our friends 3Q Accelerate, outlines five strategies that are considered key best practices for smart search and social campaigns. These integrations bring your digital marketing to the big leagues. Be sure you’re hitting all these bases with your paid search and social campaigns, or check with your ad team to make sure they are. (And yes, we offer SEM and paid social services, too!) Don’t miss these opportunities for engaging customers throughout the funnel and driving them back to your site. Take it away, Sana!
SEM and paid social are both performance channels with particular strengths and weaknesses; SEM captures intent where Facebook doesn’t, but Facebook can open awareness to a huge new audience that AdWords can’t reach. Used intelligently together, however, these two channels combine for a powerhouse marketing campaign.