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5 Lessons You Can Learn from eBay’s AdWords Disaster

eBay has recently thrown in the towel for AdWords advertising, arguing that online ads are ineffective. In reality, eBay’s AdWords failure comes as a result of ignoring even the most basic PPC best practices. Below are lessons you can take away from a case study of eBay’s AdWords disaster.

5 Lessons: eBay Adwords Case Study

1) Use Negative Keywords

AdWords enables advertisers to set negative keywords, which tell Google what keywords you want to avoid your ad showing up for.Read More

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Blog Acquisition: A Surefire Strategy for Online Growth

growth strategyWe get very few guarantees in digital marketing. Whenever I see a blog post that promises to teach me the “secrets” to online success, I typically move on without even blinking. Yet, here I am, promising a “surefire” growth strategy.

Have I lost my mind? No.

I’m talking about an age old practice that multinational corporations employ every day. I’m talking about acquisitions.

There is a way to guarantee a long term boost in traffic with a single, and relatively Read More

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3 Things to Look for When Hiring an SEO Company

SEO companyThere have been plenty of articles out there about choosing or hiring the right SEO company, but I am going to offer 5 different suggestions based on my personal experience with clients.

There are always things to ask SEO companies to see if they are qualified, but the big question is:

Do they care or take an interest in what is best for the client?

If they do the following 3 things will be important to them.

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Kristin Hall of Google: Mobile Importance in Affiliate Marketing #AMDays

Meet Kristin Hall, a seasoned online marketer who heads up Google Affiliate Network‘s Publisher Development team. At Affiliate Management Days SF 2013 (April 16-17, 2013), Kristin will be representing Google on the keynote panel devoted to the role of the affiliate network.

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affiliate marketingQuestion: If you were to emphasize one important area that every affiliate manager should be paying more attention to, what would it be and why?

Kristin Hall: Mobile.

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3 Video Tips That Can Make or Break Your Blog

video tipsWe’re a couple of months into the new year and it’s safe to say that everyone  has thrown predictions out into the ring about what the year holds for content marketing. By all accounts, this year is shaping up to be the year of visual marketing. Pinterest, Instagram, Tumblr, video. . .great. Bring it on.

However, I feel the need to voice one concern: Don’t overdo it.

Investors diversify their portfolios and content marketers need to adopt that strategy, too. Read More

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