Category Archives: PPC

Why PPC is a CFO’s Best Friend, Even in Lead-Gen

Marketing impact is difficult to measure. No, it’s not, if you’re in digital marketing where nearly everything is tracked, measured, and optimized. However, that mantra is oft repeated to this day. Most recently an article (http://linkd.in/14Yrg5k) on LinkedIn was the latest to argue this. One line stood out: 3) Marketing Impact is often hard to […]

13 Tools to Crush PPC Reporting

All PPC account managers know that dreaded feeling  that comes as their monthly reporting days approach.  That is, of course, if they don’t have an automated reporting tool already in place. Reporting is an important part of PPC management.  The client (or upper management) needs to know if we are hitting goals, or at least […]

7 Ways to Make Sure Someone Deletes your Email Pitch

If you’re a blogger or have prominence online, you’ve probably been the victim of a lot of outreach emails.  These are emails from people who want you to link to them, write about them, interview them, review their book, or other requests. I say victim because most “outreach” emails just feel like someone wants to take something, like […]

Categories vs. Tags: Usage, Organization & SEO

I have helped a lot of people set up their web sites and their blogs throughout the years and I would say that a good 90% of the blogs I run into are still using their Categories and Tags ineffectively.  I thought I’d put this post together to help people make better use of their […]

Adwords Enhanced Campaigns Resource

Advertisers are scrambling to understand Enhanced Campaigns and get their campaigns in order for the fundamental shift in how Adwords is managed. We’ve compiled a list of as many sites as we know of that are reporting on this change. We will be reading and re-reading anything we can get our hands on to understand […]

Don’t let Google catch you with your website’s pants down

I came across this website (pictured below) today while looking for a local business to help with a pool issue I am having. I wanted to give them my money, I wanted to pay them and become a loyal customer, but could never do so after what I saw. This problem goes way beyond this […]

Respond to My Social Media Faux Pas? #Bqhatevwr!

Scott Brown, the former Massachusetts Senator, had a pretty interesting weekend…and for the rest of us, we still don’t know what happened. Before the elections last year, it was quite apparent that most of Brown’s tweets were crafted and sent out by his staffers. However, after he lost the election to Elizabeth Warren, it seemed […]

Don’t do this, do that, with local landing pages

I thought I would share something with you that my wife (who is the perfect example of the target local audience in this example) shared with me the other day. I do my best to pay attention to the things that she gripes about with websites, especially local ones. I love the local market, and […]

KitchenAid Whips Up a Good Social Media Crisis Response

Last week, while the Presidential candidates were duking it out on stage in Colorado, another battle was waging behind the scenes on Twitter. During the debate, President Obama attempted to rebut Romney’s healthcare voucher program by analogizing a story from his dear, sweet grandmother’s life. Immediately, amongst the many people exercising their free speech rights […]