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Google Rolls Out Major Changes to Search Results Page Layout

The online marketing industry was abuzz last week when news leaked that Google paid search text ads on the right hand rail will disappear on commercial queries. Over the weekend, Google confirmed the following changes: Desktop and tablet will now show up to a maximum of 4 top ads (previous max of 3 top ads) […]

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Managing SEM & PLAs Together to Create Cross-Search Harmony

For years now, Search Engine Marketing’s (SEM) evolution has been described as “fragmented” – a generalization for how a once distinct research and shopping path has been forked by time and technology. What is unclear, though, from the descriptor is just how much search has been disrupted, and in what ways. Device fragmentation emerged with […]

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How Marketers Can Use Data to Power SEM Efforts

Since pay-per-click programs first launched in the mid-1990s, Search Engine Marketing (SEM) has been an effective way for marketers to connect with consumers who are actively seeking out a brand’s services or products. However, as search demand has grown, factors like costs, management complexities and competition have significantly increased. To overcome these challenges, tools and […]

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Google’s Close Variant Keyword Matching, Paid Search & You

Did you know that 7 percent of Google searches contain a misspelling? Based on this insight, Google has announced that it will apply close variant keyword matching – which aims to help people find what they are looking for, despite spelling inaccuracies – to all exact and phrase match keywords starting next month. Google first […]

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