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Advertising News for the New Media

Understanding the New Metrics Replacing "Average Position”

August 15, 2019 // By: Lou Ryan

For years, account managers have relied on Average Position to determine how well their ads are performing—and for good reason. Average Position describes where your ad ranks in relation to other ads on a given search engine results page (SERP). Conventional wisdom said that the higher this metric, the wider your audience.

SEO, PPC, and Social: The Digital Trifecta

July 16, 2019 // By: Mackenzie Wiltrout

Well, there’s no denying it: We’re in the thick of the Digital Age, and we’re not leaving it any time soon. The allure and utter convenience of the internet has managed to hook all of us, from impressionable and mischievous toddlers to your wise and wistful grandparents.

As a business owner, this is good news. Digital marketing is a veritable treasure trove of conversion opportunity…  Just as long as you know how to use it. By implementing the Digital trifecta of SEO, PPC, and Social Media into your strategy, you can grow your audience—and subsequently, your business—by leaps and bounds.

Everything You Need to Know About Switching to Linear Attribution

November 12, 2018 // By: Amanda Seale

Within Google Ads, you can decide which attribution model you would like to use, allowing for you to decide how much credit each click gets for your conversion. These models can help give you a better understanding of how your ads are performing and can help you optimize across the user’s conversion path. However, attribution models are only available on the Search Network and for Shopping Ads, and do not apply to Display Network Ads. When you set up conversions within the Search Network or for Shopping Ads, attributions are only available for website, Google Analytics, phone calls, and import conversion actions.

Digital marketing beyond social media

September 19, 2018 // By: Elianny Vera

Most people believe that digital marketing is all about social media, but in reality, it is so much more. It is true that social media plays an important role, but it’s only a portion of digital marketing. At a higher level, digital marketing is advertising through different digital channels such as Display, PPC, Email Marketing, Online PR (influencers), etc.

6 Ways SEO and PPC Can Work Together for Your Business

June 27, 2018 // By: Amanda Seale

SEO and PPC are an excellent dynamic duo when it comes to marketing strategies for your business. Both strategies help to maximize traffic and conversions, which, in turn, leads to a better ROI for you. However, you shouldn’t treat both strategies as separate entities. Instead, capitalize on the benefits of each, and how the strength of one can pick up on the weaknesses of the other to create a more successful search strategy. Not sure how your business can benefit from integrating SEO & PPC? Consider these six ways SEO and PPC can work together.

Why You Should Combine Your PPC and Inbound Marketing Strategies

February 26, 2016 // By: Stream Companies

Depending on whom you talk to, some marketers will tell you that pay-per-click (PPC) advertising and inbound marketing are opposites. However, PPC is actually a subsidiary of inbound.

To Bid or Not to Bid on Brand Keywords in Paid Search

February 6, 2016 // By: Jason Schell

To bid or not to bid on brand keywords, that is the question. And ask this to any search engine marketing specialist and they’ll tell you that bidding on brand terms is a must when creating any paid search campaign.

Transparency in Automotive Advertising

May 5, 2015 // By: Stream Companies

We’ve probably all seen the recent articles regarding certain manufacturers and their stance on Google Analytics integration, among other things.  I’m not here to give an opinion on which OEM or digital program is best or worst in regards to transparency.  What I do want to offer is a fairly candid, 4 step process to make your current marketing efforts more transparent.

How to Optimize Your PPC Landing Pages to Reduce Bounce Rate

April 9, 2015 // By: Stream Companies

The PPC Copy Mistakes That Are Costing You Money

April 2, 2015 // By: Stream Companies