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  • True or False: My PPC Goals Are Realistic

    …. Goals are important. Without goals, there is no way to create a long-term strategy for an account. Now, I do have an important clarification to make: goals and performance are different. Paid search can be a magical world where ‘miracles’ happen frequently. I categorize a PPC miracle as immediate improvement of all metrics. It happens – I’ve…

    Kristina Mclane/ PPC Heroin Paid Search- 8 readers -
  • How Football Shaped My Philosophy Regarding PPC

    … PPC to me is a lot like football. Building successful paid search accounts requires a well-defined philosophy for approaching account work, a strong game plan, and solid execution of the plan you spent all that time creating. Football coaches subscribe to either an offensive or defensive philosophy. Offensive minded coaches believe in high…

    Jeff Baum/ PPC Heroin Paid Search How To's- 8 readers -
  • Manage Your PPC Clients More Effectively By Identifying Personalities

    … into this category provide very little information or resources to help you succeed. The Geek I define ‘The Geek’ as a client who is more interested in having the latest and greatest technology and automation in place at the expense of solid strategies and goals. If you’re a PPC geek like I am, it can be a lot of fun to work with this type of client…

    Jeff Baum/ PPC Heroin Paid Search- 6 readers -
  • 2015 Prediction: The Year of Bid and Budget Automation

    …. After all, if budgets are not properly managed, business metrics can be severely impacted. Improperly managing bids can lead to missing out on opportunities (not getting enough traffic) or overpaying for keywords, creating negative return on investment. Today we’re going to discuss why automating bid and budget management is critical…

    Jeff Baum/ PPC Heroin Paid Search Mobile- 13 readers -
  • Managing an Education PPC Account. What You Need to Know

    … I’ve been managing paid search accounts in the for profit education vertical for nearly six and a half years. During this time the industry has changed significantly. New regulations restrict the way users are messaged, bid prices have soared making paid search an expensive proposition, and the demand for high quality leads has forced changes…

    Jeff Baum/ PPC Heroin Paid Search How To's- 5 readers -
  • Tips for Getting Results with an Inherited PPC Account

    … I’ve been assigned to a series of new clients recently as we shepherd them through their first 90 days with Hanapin. Additionally, I have been auditing accounts for prospects through our pre-sales process. In every instance, the accounts are pre-existing and have or would become an ‘inherited account’ situation. These accounts are currently…

    Jeff Baum/ PPC Heroin Paid Search Google- 6 readers -
  • Keep Your PPC Clients Happy – Tips for Managing Client Relationships

    … A lot of conversation has taken place recently around Hanapin regarding the question “What makes clients unhappy”? I have boiled down these conversations into three overarching buckets: Not being proactive Not moving fast enough in accounts Client communication While positive results usually equates to happy clients, there is often a flaw…

    Jeff Baum/ PPC Heroin Paid Search- 7 readers -
  • Why It’s Crucial To Audit PPC Accounts Ahead of Management

    This month's blog series is all about why we do what we do in paid search. We're always talking about best practices, methodologies and strategies we utilize, but why are those methods the standard? Why do those methods and strategies work? We'll discuss anything and everything - ad copy, mobile, account structure, projections, bid changes, keyword match types, conversions and ...

    Kayla Kurtz/ PPC Hero- 7 readers -
  • Quality vs. Quantity of PPC Conversions: A Case Study

    … As pay per click professionals we're faced with the age-old dilemma of balancing how many leads we produce for our clients vs. the quality of those leads. In many instances, we must sacrifice quality of lead in order to produce quantity and vice versa. The question that seems to come up in discussions with my colleagues is what to focus on first…

    Jeff Baum/ PPC Heroin Paid Search- 23 readers -
  • Managing PPC Education Accounts During Back to School Season

    … We're wrapping up "Back to School" series week at PPC Hero with Jersey Jeff's post on back to school in the EDU industry. Even though we're entering the final week of July, school will be starting back up soon. Our authors have been sharing tips and insights for running productive Back To School campaigns while also speaking to how account…

    Jeff Baum/ PPC Heroin Paid Search- 10 readers -
  • Performing Competitive Analysis – How to Stay Ahead of Your Competition

    … to every location Although the queries we identified converted, deploying this strategy account wide actually reduced conversions and dramatically increased cost per lead. This process failed due to the notion that when a competitor had a strong presence in a location, users would click our client's ads out of curiosity but wouldn't convert. Most…

    Jeff Baum/ PPC Hero- 14 readers -