Tag Archives: Google

The SEO Value of a Google+ Profile Infographic 7/10

17 Jun

The SEO Value of a Google+ Profile Infographic 7/10

Google+ Inforgraphic

Before this class, Google+ was totally unfamiliar territory but as I heard more and more about it – I absolutely craved more information about its usefulness – and this was a great place to start. Great info on not only why you should use Google+ but how to integrate it as well.

Google: Insiders Guide to AdWords

18 May

Google: Insiders Guide to AdWords

Very well laid out, step by step instructions and tips on setting up your AdWords account straight from Google itself, and how to ensure that you’re getting the performance you’re looking for from your account.

This document walks one through the process of setting up an account and managing it – right from how to initially set up the account and picking the right keywords, reviewing, testing and refining your advertising campaign based on Google’s own variables. Pretty much a very clear, straight forward all-in-one guide to SEO, SEM and Online Advertising.

How to buy online advertising on a budget – part one: Online Advertising 9/10

18 May

How to buy online advertising on a budget – part one: Online Advertising 9/10

A four part series by the Globe and Mail looking at online advertising options for small businesses – setting up a campaign and how to keep an eye on its performance once it’s up and running. Part one offers SEO advice, how to use AdWords to place display ads, banners, how to make local connections by encouraging ‘check ins’.

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Facebook Ads: Do they even work? 8/10

18 May

Facebook Ads: Do they even work? 8/10

A good resource that gets the inside info on Google and Facebook advertising and weighs them in a ‘report card’ with grades in Reach, Growth, Performance, Targeting Options and Formats – so you can see where the benefits are with each. However, ┬áit’s affiliated with AdWords. So the infographic is very, very Google-centric.

Still some very interesting info on here even if it’s from Google’s view.

Display ads rarely get clicked. So why bother? 8/10

18 May

Display ads rarely get clicked. So why bother? 8/10

Again, part of the series by the Globe and Mail – this time on Display ads – explaining what they’re all about – and advising on ways to make them effective like staying local, use self serve tools, going DIY for control and customization, tips for Facebook’s display ad network.

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Find your search ad sweet spot – 7/10

18 May

Find your search ad sweet spot – 7/10

Uses the example of Re:Word – a company of three young partners who set up a proofreading/editing venture – and focused on Search engine advertising. Offers advice on setting a budget and calculating your bid – and finding the sweet spot: ie: a keyword that gets the results you’re looking for at the best price. So it’s all about choosing the right keywords, sending the right message – and tweaking as needed.

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Facebook to brand advertisers: Think beyond clicks – 6/10

18 May

Facebook to brand advertisers: Think beyond clicks – 6/10

An interesting look from the Financial Post about Facebook’s perspective on their position in a ‘world of clicks’ and their attempts to change the perception that clicks are king, as stocks plummet. Instead, Facebook is saying that clicks are only telling half of the story – and how people can achieve better results by tweaking the ad ‘frequency’ per customer via Facebook.

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