Three Lessons in Google Shopping: Advanced Optimizations That Don’t Require a Developer

By Maggie Castle Marketers trained in the practice of traditional paid search know the large universe of SEM optimizations well. We have lists, or in my case, a tortured novel, full of changes to implement and tests to conduct. But these lists of vetted paid search tactics don’t always translate when it comes to Google […]

Why We Love AdWords Experiments in Drafts (And You Should, Too!)

By: Rachel Zinanti & Maggie Castle To make the change, or not make the change? You think it will be great for the account, but what if it’s not?  What if it tanks and your SEM performance takes a nosedive? If you manage paid search accounts, you know what we’re talking about. You’ve had this […]

Internal Site Search: Hiding in Plain Sight

Businesses pay a lot of money to figure out what people want from them and/or their industry. Even with that research, businesses can still miss the mark on what they deliver and how they deliver it. What a lot of these businesses don’t realize is that gaining insight into the true intentions of many users […]

Google Updates Search Results Design, Did You Notice?

One of the most important, if not THE most important, and identifiable aspects of any search engine listing is your title. This is what draws a user’s attention to your listing, and it is what they will click to get to your website. This is where you hope to catch their attention and present yourself […]

Thoughts On Google’s Recent Algorithm Change for Local Business

Google released an algorithm change early this month that has been dubbed “Mayday”. The name references the timing of the release, but it also describes the panic expressed by many SEO consultants who have invested much time and effort into optimizing sites according to their theories of how Google’s crawling, indexing and ranking algorithms work. […]

The Problem of Measurability

There is a basic problem with web analytics today. Web analytics tools give us data on what drives leads or web conversions, but the picture they paint is incomplete at best and can be misleading. As an illustration, below is a cartoon describing my own experience deciding on and purchasing a new brand of trail […]