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I usually write about search marketing, analytics and conversion optimization, but I felt it was important to share a discovery I made recently. I noticed a major phishing scam hijacking the paid search ads of financial and banking companies on brand keywords. The activity was discovered by an alert I received from BrandVudu, a third-party risk compliance and brand protection tool.
March 2, 2017 This post is part of the Hero Conf Los Angeles Speaker Blog Series. Jamie Smith will join 50+ PPC experts sharing their paid search and social expertise at the World’s Largest All-PPC Event, April 18-20 in Los Angeles, CA. Like what you read? Find out more about Hero Conf. If you are in search marketing or work with a search agency, your pool of eligible clie ...
Brand protection is changing. Are you keeping up? If you have a brand worth protecting, competitors are already bidding on your brand name. Some bid directly on your name, while others will bid on obvious brand-plus derivatives, such as when GEICO bids on phrases like “Progressive insurance” (and vice versa).
Google Shopping ads continue to be mission critical for ecommerce search marketers. Even when Google removed the right-side ads in February, it didn’t dare touch the highly popular right-side Shopping ad (previously PLAs) unit for shopping results. A look at Merkle’s Q2 digital marketing report proves this point, as you see a 43% year-over-year increase in ad spend on Google ...