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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- 9 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- 8 readers -
  • 2015 Prediction: The Year of Bid and Budget Automation

    … 2014 is winding down and I’ve begun contemplating the future of PPC. I believe 2015 will be the ‘year of bid and budget automation’. As the business of PPC grows in complexity and the amount of levers that need to be monitored and pulled within accounts increases, it’s not only a need, but also a necessity to automate these two critical areas…

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

    … in how conversions are analyzed. Today were going to discuss these hurdles and what can be done to overcome them. Compliance Regulations Have Limited the Use of Some Standard PPC Best Practices. Prior to 2011, almost anything could have been promised in an ad. Regulations now specifically state schools cannot say anything that implies making…

    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

    … in these three areas that causes friction between client and agency. Failure to detect these flaws and address them could cause relationships to be strained even if performance is good. Let’s get to it and discuss how to address common flaws that pop up in client relationships, so we have happy clients that stay with their partners for a long time…

    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…

    Kayla Kurtz/ PPC Heroin Paid Search- 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

    … A few months ago, the Hanapin team conducted a thorough competitive analysis for one of our largest clients. This particular client wanted to know how they fared against their competition in the Google marketplace when showing in the same auction. Today, we'll discuss both how the analysis was conducted and how we used it to drive strategy…

    Jeff Baum/ PPC Hero- 15 readers -