This is a guest post by Paul Burani from Clicksharp Marketing, a very sharp search marketer I met in NY In the search engine world, it’s easy to think in terms of black and white. Some traffic you pay for, some you don’t. There’s page one, and there’s everything else. And of course we
It happens to the best of us. You work on an SEO campaign with a few carefully chosen keywords for months. But when you finally get to the top of the search engine results…nothing. The traffic you expected doesn’t come in or, even worse, neither does the money. You start to wonder, “What went wrong?
One of the most frustrating aspects for novice pay-per-click (PPC) marketers is the so-called ad quality score—a method search engines use to measure the relevancy of an ad for a particular keyword. The ad quality score affects the minimum bid price, position and display eligibility. Poor ads cost a lot more and are less
Some old friends found my blog and asked me a few novice questions personally. I realized that I have not talked much about traffic monetization strategies. There are excellent blogs out there that give solid advice on how to make money online. As has been my practice so far, I will not water what is
A lot of people read blogs, books, articles and other materials from so-called 'gurus' that made it big. Readers are hoping to do the same but I know that no one will match success by simply following a guru’s advice. I am not saying this because I think those gurus are necessarily dishonest or are
I am working on a killer post for next Monday where I am going to detail my best kept secret: a very simple technique to identify keywords with high demand and little or no competition. Do you want to have keywords like this? I've asked several A-list bloggers for their niche finding formula. And guess
In Yesterday's Search Day article: Are Bid Management Tools Dead?, Eric Enge, writes some interesting facts and conclusions he brought from SMX. A solid strategy for your PPC campaigns will have the following elements: Use a bid management tool to manage the long tail of your campaign. Stay focused on your ad copy and your
1. Accurate keyword research. There are numerous keyword research tools that help you identify keywords that people are searching for, their volume of searches, level of competition, etc… Unfortunately, every single tool has a critical problem: the source of the information. Wordtracker relies on information from meta search engine Dogpile, and similar sources. Yahoo mixes