The Portent Blog

    • Stop Neglecting These 4 AdWords Features

      Ahh, the time-honored mantra of “A _____’s work is never done.” It turns out if you search for “job is never done” and pull up images, everyone is apparently busier than everyone else. A curious paradox, but we’ll leave that alone. The obvious ones include “woman, mother, man, marketer, and teacher” just to name a few. But, did you know that “The Emperor’s” work is never done? Ditto for a “diva.

      Mike Fitterer/ Portent, Incin Paid Search- 15 readers -
  • The Three Levels of Analytics Conversions You Need

    … how we structure conversion tracking for Portent clients, customized to the specific business and goals, of course. Primary Conversions Once you’ve split out your conversions and made sure that each key action is being tracked correctly, you’ll define your primary or “macro” conversions. Your primary conversions should be the measurable action…

    Portent, Incin Paid Search- 14 readers -
  • SEO and UX Lessons from Home Improvement Purgatory

    … of a wheelbarrow piled haphazardly full of every tool, gadget, and gizmo that’s ever been invented to fix anything. No chance. As a twenty-something marketer, I don’t have a lot of time to spare between SEO’ing at Portent and frosty beverages with friends on the weekend, so I need to find a solution in as short amount of time as possible. Priorities…

    Portent, Incin SEO- 22 readers -
  • How To Run A Great Marketing Brainstorm: The Creative Warm-Up

    …-censorship. Expect these warm-ups to take a bit of time with a new group, but each successive time it will go more quickly and your team will be rocketing out of the gate. Now, on to the actual brainstorm. (Kyle feverishly limbers up his fingers in preparation for his thoughts on running successful marketing brainstorms). The post How To Run A Great Marketing Brainstorm: The Creative Warm-Up appeared first on Portent. …

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  • Executing a Successful Local PPC Strategy

    … Local PPC is a topic seldom discussed in the digital marketing sphere, and that’s a problem. There are many businesses which depend on potential customers among the local population to physically enter a specific location and spend money; restaurants and service shops are two of the most prominent examples. For many of these businesses investing…

    Ryan Moothart/ Portent, Incin Paid Search- 17 readers -
  • Total Marketing Wellness: The Health of Your Marketing

    … explain it to you after I fix your broken finger.” ****** What does this have to do with marketing? More than you’d think. One of the things that I’ve come to understand more and more lately is that a shop that advertises as a full service agency isn’t always necessarily equipped to make sure your marketing program is healthy. It doesn’t simply take…

    Portent, Incin Paid Search- 13 readers -