Category Archives: PPC

Google Takes Action on Guest Blogging Communities

20 Mar 2014 | written by Charlie Gray for the internet marketing, local internet marketing, Local Maps, online marketing, OrangeSoda News, PPC, SEO, Small Business Tips section(s)

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Yesterday, Google announced that they took action on a guest blogging community. This strategy has been viewed as a white-hat tactic for years and is now being deemed as spammy by Google’s Webspam team. OrangeSoda has not leveraged this network. While we have leveraged guest blog posting strategies, we have stayed within Google Guidelines. As always, we adjust all of our marketing strategies to enhance performance and limit risk.

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How to Use Word-of-Mouth Marketing to Promote Your Business

10 Feb 2014 | written by Megan Palmer for the Advertising, internet marketing, Mobile Web, online marketing, PPC, SEO, Small Business Tips, Social Networking, Uncategorized section(s)

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Keeping up with all of the current trends in online marketing can be tricky. Internet marketing is always changing, and people are often coming up with new strategies and tactics to get noticed. If want to make sure you’re covering all your marketing bases, consider asking yourself these 5 important questions.

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Why You Should Schedule Your Paid Search Ads

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Here’s the deal: paid search advertising can be expensive, especially if you’re vying for attention within a competitive industry like finance, law, or HVAC services, just to name a few. While paid search advertising can be expensive, it can produce a ginormous return on investment (otherwise, who would do it?). And there are ways to maximize your invested dollar to produce more results. One way is ad scheduling. Read On

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Should I Focus More on PPC or SEO?

18 Dec 2013 | written by Ashley R. Cummings for the PPC, SEO section(s)

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When it comes to online marketing, there are just so many different ways to go. You can invest in social media marketing, content marketing, email marketing, mobile marketing, search engine optimization, paid search, and more. If you have the budget to pursue of these strategies, go for it! After all, each of these options will put you in touch with people who are interested in what you have to offer.  Read On

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Google’s New Keyword Planner

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If you’ve used Google to do keyword research in the past few months, you may have noticed a few changes. In an effort to increase search engine relevancy, Google has eliminated their Keyword Tool and replaced it with the Keyword Planner. Change, at first, can be difficult, but the Keyword Planner can help you both select excellent keywords for ads and build effective ad content—both of which will help your online marketing. Here is what the new Keyword Planner does and how it works. Read On

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The Best Keyword Research Tools

2 Aug 2013 | written by Ashley R. Cummings for the online marketing, PPC, Small Business Tips section(s)

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If you want to promote your business online, then keyword research should be at the top of your list of things to learn. While you want to make sure your content is natural and relevant, it is also important to strategically incorporate the right keywords into your content. Targeting the right keywords helps search engines understand how to read your website and helps them determine how to rank your site in the organic search results. Keyword research can also help you understand how to more effectively run a paid search campaign. Here are a few tools that will help you become a keyword pro. Read On

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4 Steps to Prepare for Your PPC Account

17 Jun 2013 | written by Ashley R. Cummings for the online marketing, PPC section(s)

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Running a pay-per-click (PPC) campaign is one of the most effective ways to attract targeted consumers to your website. However, PPC is not an easy game to play, and the rules of PPC should be taken seriously. Getting the most out of your PPC budget requires a lot of knowledge, research, and constant monitoring. Before you set up your paid search account, there are a few things to consider to create a successful PPC campaign. Here’s what you need to know before you get started. Read On

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Spice up your Google PPC Ad with Google Extensions

12 Jun 2013 | written by Ashley R. Cummings for the Google News, PPC section(s)

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Writing ad copy that attracts the right customers can be a challenge. Consumers are looking for quick answers and the advertiser with the clearest path to an answer often wins the click. Writing copy that gets clicks involves lots of trial and error, but the good news is that Google offers a way to make delivering quality copy easier. With Google Extensions, you can optimize your ad to include information that attracts customers. Here are some Google Extensions you can add to your ad for free. Read On

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How to Measure the Success of a PPC Campaign

3 Jun 2013 | written by Ashley R. Cummings for the internet marketing, online marketing, PPC section(s)

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If you are involved in any service- or product-based industry, you’ve probably been exposed to some type of PPC (pay per click) advertising. PPC advertising is a great way to get targeted online traffic, but how do you know if those clicks are turning into business? Here are a few steps to follow to measure the success of your PPC campaign. Read On

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PPC 101: Pay Per Click for Newbies

5 Apr 2013 | written by Ashley R. Cummings for the online marketing, PPC section(s)

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So, you’re finally thinking about including some paid search ads in your online marketing strategy? Awesome. As a newbie, you may be wondering where you even start, or what to ask when talking to professionals at an online marketing company like OrangeSoda. Of course the PPC strategists will know exactly how to guide your campaign, but here are a few basics of PPC to help you stay on the same page. Read On

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