Archive for the ‘Paid Search’ Category

Combating The "Not Provided" Google Analytics Issue With Paid Search

Ok. We in the search industry have complained, we have moaned, we have groaned. From agencies to industry gurus to in house experts. It doesn't matter. Google is taking away keyword data in Google Analytics from organic search, and lumping it into the "not provided" bucket. And there is nothing we can do about it, […]

About Joe Ford

Joe Ford is a Managing Partner at Netvantage Marketing. In addition to overseeing day to day business operations of Netvantage, he directs paid search strategy for over 14 paid search clients. Ford is on the Lansing Chamber Board of Directors, and the Executive Board of the Capital Area IT Council.

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Using The Water Faucet Approach In Paid Search

Overlooked in all the recent enhancements and tools Google AdWords has rolled out, there still is one huge reason to use paid search: timing. Timing & SEO On the SEO side of the business here at Netvantage, our organic campaigns are often equated to moving an aircraft carrier. Establishing a company’s search rankings takes a lot […]

About Joe Ford

Joe Ford is a Managing Partner at Netvantage Marketing. In addition to overseeing day to day business operations of Netvantage, he directs paid search strategy for over 14 paid search clients. Ford is on the Lansing Chamber Board of Directors, and the Executive Board of the Capital Area IT Council.

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A Recap on Google AdWords Ad Rotation Settings

In paid search you are always, ALWAYS testing.  Ad copy is one of the key items that you are always testing in constant chase of increasing click through rate and conversions.  As a basic rule of good PPC management, multiple ads should be used within ad groups.  You may test how one ad uses a […]

About Joe Ford

Joe Ford is a Managing Partner at Netvantage Marketing. In addition to overseeing day to day business operations of Netvantage, he directs paid search strategy for over 14 paid search clients. Ford is on the Lansing Chamber Board of Directors, and the Executive Board of the Capital Area IT Council.

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GM "Unlikes" Facebook

Image credit: powerof9   On the eve of Facebook’s historic IPO announcement, General Motors announced that it will pull all funding from advertisements displayed on Facebook. According to General Motors, they feel that paid ads through Facebook have little impact on consumers’ vehicle purchases, rendering them unnecessary costs. So what does this mean for the future […]

About Michael Hall

Michael Hall is an Online Marketing Specialist at Netvantage Marketing, which specializes in SEO, PPC and social media.

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My Own Wish List for AdWords

Several of the recent features that AdWords has rolled out over the last year have been very effective for search marketers.  As of recently, AdWords developed the ability to identify conversions by extension, something many in the PPC space have been clamoring for.  Many thanks for paid search gurus Melissa Mackey and John Lee for […]

About Joe Ford

Joe Ford is a Managing Partner at Netvantage Marketing. In addition to overseeing day to day business operations of Netvantage, he directs paid search strategy for over 14 paid search clients. Ford is on the Lansing Chamber Board of Directors, and the Executive Board of the Capital Area IT Council.

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Paid Search For E-Commerce - What's Been Working

Well, the time has finally come to get the Paid Search category in the Netvantage Blog a swift kick in the rear. We have been getting handily defeated by our colleauges in the SEO and social media side of the house, and it is time to step it up. Look for some more posts coming […]

About Joe Ford

Joe Ford is a Managing Partner at Netvantage Marketing. In addition to overseeing day to day business operations of Netvantage, he directs paid search strategy for over 14 paid search clients. Ford is on the Lansing Chamber Board of Directors, and the Executive Board of the Capital Area IT Council.

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About Adam Henige

Adam Henige is Managing Partner of Netvantage Marketing, an online marketing company specializing in SEO, PPC and social media. Adam heads the SEO and link building efforts for Netvantage and has been a contributing blogger for industry publications like Search Engine Journal and SEOmoz.

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Getting Started in Google AdWords

Well folks, since it has been about a year I think it is time to blogging again. Since Adam and Mallory from our team are providing awesome tips and tools in the world of SEO and social media, I am going to start providing some insights and musings on paid search. To get back into […]

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The PPC Nightmare...Bel Mechanical

Okay, this will be a quick one today.  I couldn't help but point this out as possibly the worst example of a PPC campaign I've ever seen.  Someone deserves a serious talking to for this one... Did a Google search (no I'm not mean enough to tell you what the term is) and found their […]

About Adam Henige

Adam Henige is Managing Partner of Netvantage Marketing, an online marketing company specializing in SEO, PPC and social media. Adam heads the SEO and link building efforts for Netvantage and has been a contributing blogger for industry publications like Search Engine Journal and SEOmoz.

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PPC snake oil?

After recently weighing in on what I feel are some deceitful practices in the world of SEO, I have decided to weigh in on an increasingly marketed approach to pay per click marketing that I've been presented with and asked questions about quite a bit recently. The topic?  "Guaranteed top Google listings for a flat […]

About Joe Ford

Joe Ford is a Managing Partner at Netvantage Marketing. In addition to overseeing day to day business operations of Netvantage, he directs paid search strategy for over 14 paid search clients. Ford is on the Lansing Chamber Board of Directors, and the Executive Board of the Capital Area IT Council.

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