Tag Archives: Google

5 Essential Tips for Writing Expanded Text Ads

The recently released Expanded Text Ads (ETA) have changed Google AdWords text ads forever. Some thought this was an addition to standard text ads, but it’s a replacement—and a huge change. According to the Google blog, “after October 26th, 2016, you’ll no longer be able to create or edit standard text ads.” This seems like […]

Doing it Right: Making Shareable and Marketable Viral Videos

When I think of viral videos, a classic comes to mind: “Charlie Bit My Finger,” a video that has its own Wikipedia page and once held the title of “most viewed YouTube video.” If you can remember back to nine years ago, this video was all the rage. It achieved a lot: made your friends, […]

Can “Old-School” Lessons Help You Understand SEO?

Several months ago I read a great article that discussed the similarities between high school popularity and SEO. Although some of us might have to reach deep into our memory bank, using basic old-school lessons can help us understand the future of SEO. It’s happened to all of us –junior high, high school, maybe even […]

Socializing Infographics: Five steps for Social Media Promotion

We at Avalaunch Media know the importance of visual content and its place in the marketing mix. We live and breath content marketing. Infographics have become powerful tools for brands looking to communicate data, facts and even value propositions in a more digestible way. Say you’ve had an amazing infographic created. Now how do you […]

PPC Takeaways From Pubcon

Besides the “Awesome” yeti shirts and amazing buffets there was much to takeaway from this years Pubcon conference. I was fortunate to attend and represent Utah PPC. Many of the industry leaders in PPC attended. They shared their tips and tricks to help us master Adwords and take accounts to the next level. There were […]

Interview of Pest Control Guy by SEOinHouse

Jessica Bowman of SeoInHouse.com sent this series of questions to Thomas Ballantyne of Bulwark Exterminating prior to an attempted interview online. The interwebs did not align that day, the recording failed. Not able to find time to do it again Thomas asked Jessica’s permission to take her questions and answer them by blog. Here is […]

When Did the Google Review Stars Return to Local Search?

James Hansen sent me an email the other day asking “When did the stars return to local search?” Attached was a screen shot from a search done that very day: While helping Mark Derrico, a local Chandler Insurance company with their online marketing, James had stumbled upon the lost gold stars treasure of local search! […]

New Google Maps Favicon

Earlier this week Google Maps rolled out their new Favicon. The added “g” is perhaps an effort to further brand their maps section. But perhaps the most iconic portion of the maps, the red pin, remains the same. The blue portion of the map in the image seems a bit off, as water doesn’t typically […]

Google Properties vs Not Google Properties in the Local SERPs

It is pretty clear that Google wants you to stay on Google.  I miss the days of doing a search for something local and actually finding it with one click.   You know the whole movement to shop local & avoid big brands and get back to main street?  This really makes me wanna start […]

What the Google+ and Google Places Merge Means To You

*Disclaimer – If you absolutely must tinker with your Google+ Local page right now – check out this little write up. I think we should all hold tight for a while to see what happens while a lot of the kinks are worked out so things don’t get really screwy. Anyway, if you are one […]