Content Marketing And PPC: The Perfect Combo

Digital marketing has evolved considerably and while there are several tactics at our disposal, few are as powerful as PPC. Regardless of the type of business or the industry you’re in, it’s always worth the effort to find new ways to market your brand. It may seem obvious but the primary goal for brands is making it easy for customers to find them. While SEO, keywords and organic traffic are great contributors, Pay Per Click (PPC) advertising plays a major role.

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What Exactly Is Search Engine Marketing?

Search engine marketing, also known as SEM, remains an incredibly powerful way to grow your business in a competitive environment. There is no denying that, in today’s digitally savvy world, there are millions of businesses vying for the same attention. This means that online advertising has never been more important to nearly any type of organisation. Put simply, search engine marketing is ideal to better promote your products or services while growing your business.

For many, SEM ranks above SEO but they are both essential components to your overall online marketing strategy. There is no magic formula to continuously achieve top spot in search rankings and if you think you can artificially boost rankings, think again. Google, Bing and other search engines constantly combat old methods to ensure search results are relevant and fair.

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How To Conduct A Competitor Analysis

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Competition forms part of our daily lives whether we like it or not and your business is no different. Regardless of your products or services, you need to perform a Competitor Analysis to see who you are up against. In Digital Marketing a Competitor Analysis is an extremely multifaceted process looking at more than just your competitor’s website. A good analysis includes identifying their entire online presence, the actions they take and the techniques they use.

Seeing as you will be competing with other businesses to find potential customers, ask yourself these questions. What can you do to get your product or service in front of the right people before your competitors? What do you do better than them? More importantly, what is the competition doing to stop potential customers from finding you?

An effective competitor analysis should be a comprehensive document outlining all the key elements. In this article, we will show you what to look for and why it’s so important to understand your competition. You can often do the surface level analysis on your own but you need certain tools and expertise to do a deeper competitor analysis.

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Here’s What Happened With Google Ads In 2018

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Digital marketing in itself is a broad term and consists of several elements. The world of Paid Ads (Google Ads) plays a significant role and if your business hasn’t yet tapped into its potential, 2019 is the year to start.

As many of you might know, one ‘human year’ is a lifetime in the digital world. Advances in technology, more upgrades and new algorithms occur regularly which means we need to learn fast and adapt accordingly. There’s no more hiding from technology and the sooner companies realise the importance of Google Ads, the sooner they will find success. Provided, of course, they know what they’re doing or partner with a digital marketing agency with PPC expertise.

In 2018 we saw many changes in the digital world including the rebrand from Google AdWords to Google Ads. That was only the beginning as there were many changes and innovations that followed. In this article we’ll briefly touch on a few but first, a quick recap on what Google Ads really is. Continue reading