How To Write Better Click Winning Ads

by Christine Bellefontaine August 15th, 2014

Mark Twain wrote "If I had more time, I would have written a shorter letter". Being brief is hard. With search ads you don't even have a paragraph. You only have 25 characters for a headline, and 2 x35 for a description. Once you show up for a query, you need your ad copy to [...]

Your biggest asset for your AdWords account is time — but many of us have very busy schedules. From fighting rush hour traffic to attending meetings, from squeezing in an hour at the gym to spending time with family; how do you have time to check on the performance of your AdWords account? There isn't [...]

How to Put an Integrated Marketing Plan Into Action

by Amanda DiSilvestro August 14th, 2014

Let's face it; integrated marketing is not a new concept. However, the meaning of integrated marketing seems to be ever changing. While many companies more or less know the meaning of integrated marketing, it's hard to define every aspect and it can be even harder to implement. Fortunately, with a little bit of effort and [...]

How to Write 15,000 Words in 11 Hours

by Andrei Petrik August 14th, 2014

As I sit and write this blog post, there are another 7 posts being written across the table from me. There are posts on marketing automation, website performance, SEO and landing pages. By the time the hour is up over 4,000 words will be generated. Later they will be proofread, edited and be ready for [...]

Pinterest. The social media site that is excellent for generating great content and most importantly, driving traffic. So why is it sometimes overlooked by businesses? Simply because some aren't sure how to use the site and just don't believe that it can help increase traffic. Recent statistics show that Pinterest has a staggering 70 million [...]

Why Trello is Awesome for Content Management

by Daniel Kosir August 13th, 2014

Using Trello by toolmantim I should preface this post by saying that neither I, nor SEP, have any connection to Trello whatsoever. I just think it's an extremely helpful project management tool. To describe it simply, Trello is a tool that makes it easy to organize things. In my experience, Trello has helped effectively manage [...]

It feels like an eternity ago that Google introduced enhanced campaigns, yet advertisers still face the challenge of exclusively targeting mobile devices using AdWords. With enhanced campaigns, Google bundled desktops, mobile, and tablets into a single group, and by doing so, removed the ability to exclusively target individuals searching on mobile devices. Kind of strange [...]

For the last couple of years we have heard nothing but declarations of the importance of content marketing, and that it really needs to be the driving force behind our SEO campaigns. 'Content is King', remember? Well you will find no disagreement from me, however just because content rules all that doesn't mean that all [...]

As Google places more importance on quality content as a benchmark for effective SEO, the ability to 'think like a journalist' gains new importance for content marketers. And, while the fundamental differences between these two industries remain the same, Google Hummingbird – which launched August 2013 – bridges the gap between them. For that very [...]

3 Project Management Excel Sheets to Help You Stay Organized

by Rejini Stevenson August 11th, 2014

Have you noticed the messier your desk, your bedroom, or your dining table, the more difficult it is to stay on top of completely unrelated chores? Doing laundry gets backed up, cleaning out the basement goes on hold, and you delay putting together a decent grocery list. For some reason it all comes back to [...]