Nine Google Ads hacks to improve your CTR and conversion rate Search Engine Watch

Advertising is the big gun of paid efforts brands put in to increase awareness and revenue. Be it small businesses or large enterprises, everyone has a shot at advertising.   With global ad spend reaching an estimated $579 billion at the end of 2018 and online advertising leading the charts, we Continue Reading

How to run a successful competitor-focused paid campaign Search Engine Watch

One of the biggest advantages of running a paid search campaign is the ability to bid on keywords that would be difficult (if not impossible) for your website to rank for organically. The best example of this is bidding on competitors’ brand or product names. For example, if you’re in Continue Reading

Google Search Console adds search within markup & copy with tweaking

Google announced two new features for Google Search Console’s testing tools Monday. Within the Google URL testing tools, such as the AMP test, rich results test and URL Inspection tool, you can now search within your markup to find code, and also you can copy the code and tweak it. Continue Reading

Making the case for more non-brand funding in paid search Search Engine Watch

When you’ve worked in paid search for as long as I have, you’ve undoubtedly received emails from your clients that all go a little something like the one given below. Hi [insert your name here], Revenue is looking a little lighter than usual this month versus last year. What can Continue Reading

How SMBs can effectively manage their online reputation on a shoestring budget Search Engine Watch

Managing an online reputation is a 21st-century business responsibility that simply cannot be ignored, or even placed on the backburner for any amount of time. The online world of consumerism runs 24/7. It doesn’t take holidays, time off, or even a two-minute break. Regardless of what business ideas you might Continue Reading

How to make online reviews one of your most powerful SEO weapons Search Engine Watch

Online reviews and SEO have been closely tied together for a long time. That’s common knowledge at this point. According to Moz, online reviews are estimated to make up 10% of the criteria for how Google displays search results. That’s a hefty chunk! The importance of online reviews in today’s Continue Reading

Campaign-level conversion actions now live for Google search, display campaigns

While it might not have been the flashiest, the announcement from Google Marketing Live last month that I heard many marketers say they were most excited about was the ability to set conversion actions at the campaign level. That’s now here. Google said Thursday that campaign-level conversion action settings are Continue Reading

The North Face gets a thumbs down from SEO community after manipulating Google image search results

Last week, outdoor clothing brand The North Face and its ad agency Leo Burnett Tailor Made, came under fire after the agency updated images on Wikipedia pages for popular travel destinations. The efforts were part of a campaign to get The North Face branding at the top of Google image Continue Reading