Latest Interview: Kevin Lee

Recently I have the chance to speak with Kevin Lee, Co-Founder & Executive Chairman of Did-It. We spoke about the SEM industry in the past year, the future of it, as well as the types of tools to use to get the best results for your campaigns. Please feel free to comment on the interview below. … [Read more...]

Microsoft Blocking Ads Targeted at Hispanics?

I received an interesting tip from the folks at QuieroLatino.com, a Latin dating site. According to this post on their site Microsoft AdCenter won't accept Spanish ads or ads that go to pages with Spanish on them. To clarify this a bit further, the issue appears to be with running these types of campaigns in the US itself. Here is … [Read more...]

Integrating Display and PPC Advertising

This week I went in a new direction in the By The Numbers Column on Search Engine Watch. The column is called How to Integrate Display and PPC Advertising. I worked with Dustin Engel of Range Online Media on this one. It looks at how you can operate your display advertising and PPC campaigns in cycles to optimize your total … [Read more...]

A Look at Bid Management Look Back

This week's By The Numbers column on Search Engine Watch takes a look at Bid Management Look Back. With the help of Marin Software, I take a look at the issues and the solutions. Check the article out, as it provides a look under the covers of why modern day bid management is hard to do. … [Read more...]

You Gotta Have Bid Management

While I usually focus on organic web marketing or web analytics issues in this blog, today I want to talk about bid management. I could be wrong, but I have this sense that it is greatly underutilized in the market. A little over a year ago we sold off a set of sites that we had been operating for a few years. The sites had a very … [Read more...]

Building Multi-Million $ Web Sites from Scratch (Part 2 of …)

Using PPC to Enhance your Organic Traffic Strategy This is the second in a series of stories about building multi-million dollar web sites using a White Hat SEO approach. Today, we are going to focus on the concept of using PPC campaigns to help your launch succeed. As the thrust of this series is to develop sites whose value is … [Read more...]

New Site Promotion: PPC or SEO First?

SEO or SEM First?Whenever we start up with a new client, one of the first questions that often comes up is whether or not we should focus on Search Engine Marketing (SEM) or Search Engine Optimization first. Lisa Barone discusses this point in her recent post about What Comes First: PPC or SEO?. As part of her post, she reviews a … [Read more...]