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My Themes and Recommended Sessions for Adobe Summit 2020

Monday evening I was notified by Outlook that it was time for Perficient’s annual pre-Summit dinner, the first time I’ve not been to Las Vegas in March since Summit moved from Salt Lake City. While I am glad that Adobe has taken measures for the safety of our community, colleagues and family, I will miss […]

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The Rise in Video Marketing

As reported by eMarketer, video ad spending continued to grow throughout Q2 of 2019. Of all programmatic ad spend, video will account for 49.2% in 2019. If the brands you manage have not already, now is the time to begin video content creation. Especially as consumer viewing habits evolve from traditional media, with the demand […]

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Why It’s Time to Diversify Online Ad Spending – Here’s Why #177

Are you gambling all your ad spend on the big players in online advertising? Maybe it’s time to hedge your bets and diversify your spending. In this episode of our popular Here’s Why digital marketing video series, Mark Traphagen reveals that the long-standing hegemony of Google and Facebook for online advertising may be coming to […]

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Why Facebook Ad Experiments Are a Marketer’s Gold Mine – Here’s Why #134

In order to find the right prospects with the right message, marketers need to be able to run fast, efficient tests and experiments. In this episode of our Here’s Why digital marketing video series, Perficient Digital’s Mark Traphagen explains why Facebook advertising is an ideal laboratory for marketing experimentation. Don’t miss a single episode of […]

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Will Google Plus +Post ads be Effective for Average Brands?

Testing Google+ +Post ads in the Wild Two weeks ago Google+ finally moved its +Post ads product out of beta and made it available to any Google+ brand page with at least 1000 followers. Perficient Digital immediately launched a series of test ads to see how +Post ads would perform for us. This article will […]

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Using Google Analytics to Increase AdWords ROI With Google’s Justin Cutroni

Are you using Google AdWords and Google Analytics to their full potential? In this interview, Google Analytics Advocate Justin Cutroni discusses how to make the most of Analytics and AdWords integration, from the most basic set up techniques to advanced reporting features that you may not have been aware of. Key Points Analytics and AdWords […]

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AdWords Spam Fighting Methods with Google’s David Baker

Key Points In 2011 Google had billions of ads that were submitted. Of these, roughly 130 million ads and 800,000 advertiser accounts were disapproved/suspended for violations of policy. Some of the spam problem is handled algorithmically while some is assisted with manual review. The system is constantly under work and revision. One of the biggest […]

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AdWords Expanding Phrase and Exact Matching Technology

AdWords has started releasing a feature that will expand the matching technology for Phrase and Exact Match Types.  Essentially, Phrase and Exact Match Types will begin matching closely related search terms, when Google’s technology is able to establish that the search intent is the same.  The opt-out functionality is live today; All Advertisers are auto-opted […]

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adCenter’s Mantra: ROI on Time Spent, Interview With Rathna Sharad

Key Points from Interview with Rathna Sharad The first person I met with during my week at Microsoft in January was Rathna Sharad. This was a great start because she set the tone for all of the interviews I did. In the discussion below you will see key insights into the thinking behind the overall […]

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Power Adwords Tools with Google’s Frederick Vallaeys

Key Points from Interview with Frederick Vallaeys ValueTrack is the AdWords feature that allows advertisers to tag their URLs with parameters. The resulting URL can then be used within the advertiser's own tracking systems. Too many advertisers settle for global level reporting and do not look further. Even if your top level metrics are OK, […]

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Adam Lewis Interviewed by Eric Enge

Adam is a digital strategist who specializes in online marketing strategy, site optimization and analytics, search engine marketing, product, and social web integration. Adam was most recently a Senior Product Specialist at Google Latin America in their Buenos Aries office and has worked with clients that include the New York Times, Zappos, Adobe, and Salesforce. […]

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Interview with Google’s Frederick Vallaeys

A couple of weeks back I interviewed Frederick Vallaeys, who is a Senior Product Specialist for Google AdWords. We covered a wide range of topics, with a review of some recent product announcements, and also some tips and tricks. In this post, I will summarize the main points of the interview, but do read the […]

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Latest Interview – Omniture’s Chris Zaharias – Comment Here

This week’s interview is with Chris Zaharias of Omniture. Part of the reason I ended up speaking with Chris is because at SES Chicago in December I enjoyed watching Josh James’ (Omniture’s CEO) keynote speech. His presentation focused on the role that the search marketer needs to play in quarterbacking all aspects of marketing. So […]

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Latest Interviews: Bill Tancer, Debra Mastaler, David Szetela

Want an inside look at how a competitive intelligence tool can help you improve your search and website performance? This is exactly what we cover in my interview with Bill Tancer. We cover this and more in our discussion of his hit book Click. Check it out (the interview and the book). I also have […]

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Latest Interview: AdGooroo’s Rich Stokes

Last week I had the pleasure of speaking with Rich Stokes about best practices for PPC campaign setup and management. The interview resulted after I had a chance to read his excellent book: Mastering Search Advertising – How the Top 3% of Search Advertisers Dominate Google AdWords. This is not a focus on the basics […]

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Bid Management Has a Long Way to Go

I have written about Bid Management many times, and am a big fan of what it can do to help scale a PPC campaign. However, a bad bid management system can trap or limit your campaign. Portfolio-based bid management is a must. Basically, what this is, is a method for dealing with individual keywords that […]

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Latest Interview: Kevin Lee

Recently I have the chance to speak with Kevin Lee, Co-Founder & Executive Chairman of Did-It. We spoke about the SEM industry in the past year, the future of it, as well as the types of tools to use to get the best results for your campaigns. Please feel free to comment on the interview […]

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