Let’s just get this out of the way right off the bat—The Chicago Digital Media Summit was great. Where most conferences seem to just be ads for whatever company employs the presenter, I left many of the workshops and sessions with new, valuable, actionable insights. The other factor that worked to its advantage was the […]
We’ve all seen the statistics about the traffic breakout between Google, Bing, and the others. Each report states basically the same thing, that Google owns the market share with anywhere from 80%-90% of traffic, while Bing and Yahoo fill in most of the rest. Knowing that Google makes up the lion’s share of search traffic […]
Shouldn’t all leads captured get the same attention? Ask a salesperson that and they’ll likely tilt their head trying to figure out if you’re making some sort of joke. People whose primary responsibility is selling know that some leads have more potential than others. It’s a simple truth they would never feel the need to […]
Bing announced that at the end of March it decided to “remove sidebar text ads on Bing inventory in the United States.” While the only surprise here might be why it hadn’t happened sooner, they are once again following Google’s footsteps. The strategy here is that removing sidebar ads will lead to increased clicks on […]
Click the voice search icon and ask your Google Assistant “what is voice search” and you get the following: “According to Wikipedia, Google Voice Search or Search By Voice is a Google product that allows users to use Google Search by speaking on a mobile phone or computer, i.e. have the device search for data […]
Long after the heat death of the sun, when our species has migrated to an alien planet billions of light years away, some classic debates will live on: Jordan vs. Kobe; Star Wars or Star Trek; did Tony die in the finale of The Sopranos? And for those in the paid search world, the debate […]
Google is rolling out expanded text ads (ETAs) for the masses, but don’t change your ads just yet.
The internet just got a little more wordy.
Google is changing its search results in a big way. Our paid search lead, Joe Mathieu, has more on what you can expect.
Recently, I was asked by a client to identify trends around new vs. returning website visitors, an angle of analysis not usually part of our usual scope. Intrigued by what we could potentially glean from this data, I started investigating to uncover the value of understanding these particular trends around site visitors. So what did […]