It’s Always a Good Time for a PPC Audit
If you are managing multiple pay-per-click accounts, it can start to feel like a game without rules – or a game in which you’re not privy to the rules. If you find yourself in this situation, you’re not alone, but some digital marketing hygiene in the form of PPC auditing can help you learn the ropes and regain mastery of your online offerings. PPC accounts can pack a considerable marketing punch, and maintaining a strong working knowledge of yours can help you control their impact. While the world of PPC audits is expansive, the matter condenses down to five questions that you should be asking yourself.
Breaking Down Rich Snippets
You’ve heard the term rich snippets bandied about quite a bit, and you may have even used it in a sentence a time or two. If you’re not sure whether or not you’re making the most of rich snippets – or if you even know what they are – you’ve come to the right place. Rich snippets have valuable information to offer, and understanding the ins and outs can help your digital marketing efforts.
Small Businesses: Surviving the Google Ads Gauntlet
If you’ve ever defied the odds by slipping into your seat at an important meeting in the nick of time – only to discover you forgot the document or file that was your reason for being there in the first place, you’ve experienced that this can’t be happening feeling. In fact, most of us have been there more than once or twice, and when it comes to small businesses, Google Ads is often the stage for these missteps. Yes, Google Ads has much to offer, but there are plenty of chutes and ladders along the way that can leave you wondering where to turn for the help you need. The truth is that small businesses can compete with the major players in the Google Ads arena, but you’re well advised to bring your strongest game.
Online Marketing and Inclusivity Should Go Hand in Hand
Inclusivity is not something you should aspire to – or that you should massage into your content after the fact. Ideally, inclusivity is part of who you are as an online business – and your content reflects this fact. There is always room for improvement, however, and if you’re behind the curve on this, now is a good time to get cracking.
Getting More Bang for Your Advertising Buck on Social Media
There are a variety of effective and pricey ways to target your competitors’ keywords with Google Ads, but if you’re looking for more bang for your advertising buck, there are other paid-social approaches out there. If your competitors are outranking you on primary keywords, Google is not the only game in town, and social media can help. Let’s take a closer look.
The Psychology of Marketing: No Shrink Required
Your brain is your command central, and it controls everything you do, including all online activity. In order to seamlessly take care of everything that we do in the course of a day, year, and lifetime, our brains have to turn to some clever hacks. As such, if you want to get the jump on your customers and your potential customers’ purchasing habits, it’s a good idea to better understand the shortcuts their brains take in the process – not in a creepy cult-like way but in a taking-care-of-business way.
SEO Hygiene: Good Clean Fun
You know that SEO hygiene matters, but you may not be sure how to get down to business in terms of cleaning yours up. Fortunately, a better understanding of the basics can help you get a better handle on your business’s SEO hygiene – rendering it sparkling clean in the process. If you feel like it’s always something when it comes to SEO, you’re on the right track, but improving your SEO hygiene doesn’t have to be a herculean effort – and once you set the wheels in motion, the resulting benefits can provide a significant return on your investment.
The Interplay of Site Quality and SEO Chops is Real
Quality is an elusive concept, and the interplay of your site’s overall quality and SEO is no exception. Distinguishing between those sites included in your link outreach that are forwarding your ranking, that are just hanging around and not doing much, or that are actually getting you penalized is an important but challenging matter. The goal is creating quality while bolstering the impact of your link building and reducing your overall risk, so let’s get going.
BMM Keyword Matching Walked So Updated Phrase Matching Can Run
When it comes to your Google Ads, if you are still thinking in terms of broad match modifier (BMM) keywords, you may need to pull over and absorb this next bit. In early 2021, Google began phasing out these keywords and began a targeted expansion of key-phrase matching in its stead. The complete transformation was achieved in July of 2021, which means that any BMM keywords you’re looking to for guidance are now phrase-match keywords masquerading as BMM keywords. And if you rely on both BMM keywords and phrase matching, you may be double-dipping with keywords in a manner that doesn’t behoove you (or your site’s ranking).
Let the Competition Be Your Guide
If your competition is outranking you online, don’t chalk it up to the luck of the draw or to happenstance. There is a reason the other guy has taken the lead on this one, and data analysis can help you get to the bottom of the matter and hone your competitive edge. There’s more to get out of the data that’s available to you than simply identifying the brand of content for which your target audience clamors. When you analyze data in relation to what readers want and what your hottest competition is providing, it can give your online offerings the boost for which you’re looking.