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News Byte: Search Advertising Starts 2014 Strong

News Byte: Search Advertising Starts 2014 Strong

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Though search advertising spend was up across the board, mobile search and pay-per-click advertising showed triple-digit growth in Q1 2014.

News Byte: Google Announces Q3 2013 Results

News Byte: Google Announces Q3 2013 Results

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For Google, aggregated paid clicks increase, as average CPCs drop.

Infographic: The Secrets of Search

Infographic: The Secrets of Search

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Get a clue—ways to improve your search marketing strategies.

The social connection between paid, owned, and earned media

The social connection between paid, owned, and earned media

Direct marketers saw the opportunity in cable TV pricing, demographics, and dayparts and turned it into a revenue-generating dynamo. Now, attention has turned to a new equation.

The one thing Facebook doesn't know about you

The one thing Facebook doesn't know about you

Facebook has gone public and we hear more and more concerns about the effectiveness of its largest source of income: paid ads.

Marin: 18% of paid search clicks come from mobile devices

Marin: 18% of paid search clicks come from mobile devices

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Marin Software, a digital advertising management company, found in its U.S. Online Advertising Quarterly Report, that 18% of paid search clicks come from mobile devices.

Covario: paid search is on the rise

Covario: paid search is on the rise

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Covario, a San Diego-based SEO and search marketing firm, today released its quarterly analysis report, which found that global search spending grew 17% during Q2 of 2012.

Fully utilize attribution in search marketing

Fully utilize attribution in search marketing

Getting search marketers to switch from last-click has been difficult because it's considered easier to manage, measure and explain.

Marin Software to track paid search to in-store purchases

Marin Software to track paid search to in-store purchases

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Marin Software announced June 28 that it will begin using RevTrax, a company that tracks online paid search to in-store sales.

Reports: Google Chrome campaign violates Google's paid link policy

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A sponsored post campaign for Google's Chrome browser violated the company's paid link policy, according to reports.

Will Google's paid ads affect marketers?

Will Google's paid ads affect marketers?

Google's paid ads: What will the impact be for marketers? Dorothy Weaver, VP of digital marketing services at Acquirgy, and Tej Shah, VP of e-commerce and marketing at Blue Soda Promo, weigh in.

Q&A: Christopher Burkhart, CMO, NaturallyCurly.com

Q&A: Christopher Burkhart, CMO, NaturallyCurly.com

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NaturallyCurly.com's CMO Christopher Burkhart discusses his new position and the company's e-commerce growth.

Targeted direct mail exceeds paid search advertising ROI

Targeted direct mail exceeds paid search advertising ROI

Commerce Payment Systems, a provider of credit card processing solutions, was prospecting for new accounts mainly through paid search, but its costs were rising sharply, and CEO Michael Mendlowitz began to reexamine the search marketing strategy.

MagnaGlobal shrinks 2011 direct revenue forecast

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Direct media advertising revenue will increase by 0.5% this year, according to media firm MagnaGlobal's revised forecast for 2011. The firm had predicted in April that the category would grow by 0.8% this year. It downgraded projected growth for direct mail from a 1.1% increase to 0.2%. MagnaGlobal also downgraded its overall US ad revenue forecast from 3.1% growth to 2.9% growth.

IBM launches yet another marketing technology tool: How Coremetrics Lifecycle helped Seton Hall remarket

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IBM might be the hungriest company in the marketing technology services industry. Last week, IBM introduced Coremetrics Lifecycle, a product designed to provide analytics-based insight into customer acquisition and retention across email, display, search and social. In March, Big Blue launched the Smarter Commerce consulting practice to help clients automate marketing, selling and fulfillment and create global brand presences.

Leverage retention in email campaigns for more profit

Leverage retention in email campaigns for more profit

When you are in the midst of executing an email or social marketing campaign — rushing to meet deadlines, pulling together creative, copy and 
getting approvals — it is easy to lose sight of your campaign objectives.

AAA names iCrossing digital AOR

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AAA has hired iCrossing as its digital AOR after an RFP process that began last summer, the companies said this week. The agency replaced Razorfish in the role. ICrossing had previously worked with four of the automotive organization's regional clubs since 2009.

Holiday retail sales from paid search to jump 15%: Performics

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Holiday retail sales will rise 15% this year as a result of actively managed paid search campaigns. This, according to projections from Performics, a search marketing firm, compared with 2009 numbers.

Digital Insider: Is Microsoft really making an impact against Google?

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The launch of Bing in June was Microsoft's latest volley in the battle for market share against Google. But it is working? According to a new report from search optimization firm SearchIgnite, not yet. Bing has had little impact on Microsoft's share of U.S. paid search advertising in the second quarter of 2009, the study found. In fact, Microsoft's search has remained at 6% of the ad pie, where is has been for years, according to the report.

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