We talk about search engine optimization (SEO) quite a bit on here, but SEO is (obviously) not the only way to drive web traffic. You could also invest in various paid placements such as PPC, display, or sponsored white papers to drive targeted traffic back to your website. Many old school marketers immediately turn to…Read More
Robots.txt allows you to suggest which pages each search engine should not crawl. Learn the basics in this blog post.Read More
Tommy Landry takes a moment to review Google+, discussing it’s use as a social network and how it might be important to understand for social search.Read More
PPC Expert Matt Kelly appears as a guest blogger comparing the pros and cons of using PPC vs. the Content Network when advertising on Google.Read More
Gary Walker of Topside Media outlines the differences between two pay-per-click online advertising models that you may want to consider for your business.Read More
Enjoy another fine guest post by Gary Walker of TopSide Media.
Driving highly targeted traffic to your website is a critical step, but the landing page still has to convert that visitor to a lead or new customer. We recently helped one of our PPC clients whose online business was being adversely affected by slow page loading on their website. Their case could be useful to other business owners.
Web pages that load slowly can be tricky to find. Why? We’ll list just three of the many possible reasons.Read More
Please enjoy this guest post by Gary Walker, my colleague over at TopSide Media. It recently appeared on the TopSide blog, and it really hit home since I’m the client who put him through all of this! Gary was great with this project, so take a look at his account of what we did and why.Read More
Surely you have seen the news by now that Google allows certain employees to manually adjust index rankings under special circumstances. Needless to say, the implications are rather widespread.
According to what I’ve read, employees sometimes have to make a judgment call about whether to lower a site’s ranking for a particular keyword or set of keywords. The main scenario where this is deemed “okay” by Google is when companies vertically integrate to a content-heavy model, using existing “SEO Juice” to enjoy visibility that is not yet deserved. That certainly seems like a good thing, does it not? Particularly since big brands can leverage existing budgets, SEO benefits, etc. much more easily than the smaller outfits or self-employed.Read More
We recently went out in search of a partner / vendor for our pay-per-click activities, and we decided to enlist the help of local provider of search engine marketing services, Topside Media.
They keep a nice blog on their site, and they recently posted a nice list of the “Twelve Questions to Ask Providers of Search Engine Marketing.” It’s a great list, and it also shows off a key reason I decided to work with them: transparency. In fact, Topside was forthcoming enough to bring up most of these topics on their own, and the list is a nice one, so it merits sharing here as well for all of you to review.Read More
Please enjoy the following guest post written by my friends at Top Side Media.
In our experience with search engine advertising, one of its unique aspects is that, in addition to directly generating online sales or leads, its robust settings provide an excellent tool for business research and planning. In the creation and management of search engine ads, the campaigns, ad groups, and more granular settings gather a great deal of useful data. This is particularly true for Google AdWords. When specifically set up for testing, the potential is a marketer’s dream. For example, we control the following primary variables:Read More