Sorry I've been M.I.A for the last 2 weeks... Leon & I have been furiously preparing for the launch tomorrow (Yes – I still have 1 hour left in today – Monday). Unit the 1:00 pm launch (EST), here's a great conversation that I had yesterday with a Marketing Department Head and former colleague...
on Competitive PPC Advertising After one of our Search Marketing Agency users told us how he used iSpionage to become a PPC superpower, we're SERIOUSLY considering taking iSpionage off the open market. First, we need to verify that his actions are not a fluke. Intermediate and novice users beware – this employs the use of AdWords Editor and can potentially blow out your budget in a few minutes with a very high CTR. I'm also personally testing our user's system and am contacting some of our PPC expert iSpionage users to get their feedback on employing the strategy below.
Alright guys... As I told the pre-release people in my email, we ran a brief interview with Paul Custer, a PPC expert with RevUpNet. You can hear how his advice actually changed how I run PPC campaign management. So please go ahead and check it out below! By the way, if you like this video, we're recording a follow-up interview with Paul this afternoon. However, we're only making the follow-up content available to iSpionage users.
Did you ever buy into a craze, only to pay for it later? I did. Today, I'm talking about the 1,438 long-tail keywords that I researched in Google Analytics (you know – for performance) AND pushed into AdWords through AdWords Editor. If done right, long-tail keywords are fantastic.
Google Actually let me rephrase that - Google SHOULD BE your #1 pay-per-click (PPC) customer. When advertisers & business owners (i.e. you & me) start running AdWords, it is in our best interest to embrace what Google wants. And just like our favorite customers, once we know their likes and dislikes, we find that they WANT TO reward us by driving campaign costs down and conversion rates (i.e. revenue) up.
I recently left a large company where I wrote Marketing Requirement Documents (MRDs) in Marketeeze. As I'm sure you know, Marketeeze is a language invented by a marketer's cabal to give engineers one more problem to figure out. The reason I'm joking about this (but not really) is because the next part is a bit embarrassing… I want to share what I've learned in my years of running PPC programs… in conversational English. Though it sounds silly, it's an effort to type stuff up without using phrases like gap-analysis, long-tail keywords and 'holistically looking at our analytic dashboards to extrapolate a psychographic micro-strategy.' I wish as was making this up.
Ok, here we go… iSpionage's first blog post! For starters – Thanks for joining us on our surreal SEM trip. We started this to get a feel for search marketing behavior and usage in Google AdWords, Yahoo! Search Marketing & Microsoft adCenter – and that was it. It didn't take long for us to realize that our view was myopic and that the people working on PPC are heavily involved in all areas of internet marketing.