If we had to pick the most important metric for paid search, that’d be easy. ROAS, or Return On Ad Spend (this of course is excluding those really advanced folks that are pulling in margin to bidding). And the goal isn’t to necessarily maximize ROAS (though bigger is better), but to target the right  … Read more

ROAS is Return on Ad Spend. It’s the metric that combines cost (Ad Spend) and revenue (Return) into the most common KPI used to measure SEM performance. With a healthy ROAS, budget shouldn’t matter. It’s like the fountain of youth for your PPC campaign and your bottom line.

Search Engine Optimization

The world of traditional marketing is one of fixed budgets, set well in advance, and post-campaign reporting. For understandable reasons, these same approach is often applied to digital marketing – set a fixed budget, assess the performance over time, but stick to the budget.  A performance marketer sees the world differently. While we understand the  … Read more

Well, you fell for it. Sorry to say, this is not another listicle. So dig out those dusty reading comprehension skills and focus! I’m not even going to give you subheadings, because that’s cheating. Subheadings are like the Spark Notes of online articles. Are you even still reading this? As a web content writer, I’ve  … Read more

PPC

While Bing tends to imitate Google AdWords features long after we’ve already been using them, things have gone a bit differently with Image Ad Extensions. Google released image extensions in June 2013. But just a few months ago, while one of our clients was successfully utilizing the new feature, Google abruptly ended the beta and  … Read more