How to use Google Trends for SEO

Google Trends, first launched in 2006, provides marketers with invaluable insights into how people search on the world’s most popular search engine. In its earlier guises, Trends (or Insights for Search, as it was previously known) was a rather static resource, updated only on an infrequent basis with fresh data. Over time, the power of this service has been tapped in new and enlightening ways

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The highs and lows of enterprise SEO: Which strategies paid off best in 2017?

As we come to the end of 2017 and embark on the inevitable dozens of review articles looking back over the past year of search, it’s as good a time as any to reflect on SEO strategy .

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How to get the best visibility for your PPC ads in the run-up to Black Friday

In the run-up to Black Friday and the holiday shopping season , retailers are competing like crazy to attract the eyeballs of as many paying consumers as possible through paid search advertising. But how well is it paying off?

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How a Customer Data Platform can improve AdWords performance

According to Hochman Consultants (2017), the average cost of pay-per-click ( PPC ) advertising is increasing – with the average cost-per-click in 2016 being nearly double that of 2013.

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Killer demand gen strategy, Part 2: Google Display Network targeting

This is Part 2 of my blog series on crafting and executing killer demand gen strategies. In Part 1 , I discussed building out various personas to target, as well as how to craft the right creative. Now let’s chat through how to actually target these personas! Both Google Display Network and Facebook have great audience targeting capabilities that allow you to get in front of your target audiences and the personas you have built out

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How to use your data to supercharge paid search

In today’s marketing climate, data is key. Indeed, more data is generated in a 24-hour period than ever before, with 2.5 quintillion bytes of data being created daily across the globe (IBM, 2017).

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AdWords Auction Insights report: A key to understanding the competition

People have a natural tendency to care about what others are doing around them as a means of validating themselves. This is true in our personal lives when the Joneses come home with a new sports car, but also in paid search when brands want to outrank their competitors

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How to optimize your ad campaigns for consumer behavior on Facebook and Google

Facebook now accounts for 65% of total social network ad spend and is expected to reach $36 billion in 2017, while Google saw a 17% increase in revenues from 2014 to 2015.

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