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Creating a Successful Call-Only Mobile Campaign

In February 2015, Google launched Call Only Campaigns.  These campaigns allow marketers to exclusively target mobile devices and drive phone calls.  In this post I share my tips for effective Call-Only Mobile Campaigns including keywords, ad copy, bid management and ad scheduling… Read more


Structured Data: Why It Must Be a Part of Your SEO Strategy

Structured data is one of the newest pieces of the SEO puzzle, yet it seems there is some hesitation to incorporating it into an SEO strategy. Yes it’s code-based, and a lot of SEO’s don’t have access to the CMS or website code. And sometimes it can be a challenge to get web developers to implement. Even though these challenges arise, structured data is an essential SEO tactic. Here are several reasons SEOs must incorporate it into their SEO strategy… now. Read more


Improve Lead Generation Results — Think Beyond the Conversion

Many marketer’s working to generate leads via digital channels get very focused on one single action; the website conversion. In my opinion, this viewpoint is too narrowly focused given the amount of activity that must occur both before and after the website conversion. This post explores how by giving pre- and post-conversion activities more attention you can see an increase in the number of leads, an improvement in the quality of leads, and drive additional bottom line revenue. Read more


Keyword Explorer – Moz’s New Keyword Research Tool

For quite a while, SEO’s have had limited options when it comes to keyword research.  Most use a combination of Google AdWords’ Keyword Planner and manual searches to gather related search query suggestions and assess the current search results.  Moz is now trying to take the keyword research tool to a new level with their latest creation, Keyword Explorer. Read more


Initial Thoughts on the Impact of Google Eliminating Right Rail Ads

At the end of February we blogged about a significant change in the way Google displays ads on Search Engine Results Pages (SERPs) – i.e. no longer showing ads on the right side of the page, for most searches.  There was a lot of concern in the marketplace that this might negatively impact Pay-Per-Click (PPC) results, especially for smaller advertisers. This doesn’t appear to be the case. Read more


4 Free Keyword Tools to Improve Your SEO Results

One of the most important elements of SEO is keyword research. As a business, it’s important to know how people are searching for your products and services so you can provide information that meets potential customers’ needs.  Today, there are a slew of keyword research tools available.  Here are 4 free tools I recommend…

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How to Take Advantage of Bing Ad Extensions

Keeping up with the latest updates from top search engines plays a key role in holding a competitive advantage. Specifically, as competition on Bing Ads search network continues to increase, it’s imperative that you are doing everything you can to ensure that your ad will be the most relevant to the searcher. Bing is working hard to help advertisers reach their target audience with Ad Extensions.  Here are a few ways you can take advantage of this PPC advertising feature. Read more