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Boost Ad Impressions to Make Up for Declining CPMs, CPCs

ArrowsThe largest online advertising company on the planet is proving that it can increase revenue every quarter, but it is finding that it must overcome a steadily declining cost per click.

Google has been reporting quarterly earnings that include two interesting statistics.

One is that the volume of paid clicks is increasing. The other is that the cost per click is decreasing.

Despite the cost per click decline, total revenue from all Google sites continue to increase. (more…)

Classified Advertising Still Producing Big Money Online

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Classified advertising is the most underappreciated and misunderstood category of ads in the online industry.

Newspapers and magazines traditionally provided the bulk of classified advertising and made a tremendous amount of money from it, especially newspapers with the employment, automotive and real estate categories.

That lucrative business has declined dramatically in recent years as advertisers have moved their money from print to online.

But once online, the classified category has largely vanished. Why? (more…)

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Change Content Management System with Extreme Caution

Changing a site’s content management system is the path to greater online glory or the path to online obscurity.

The decision to change a CMS brings with it a high risk of major problems that could result in a large decline in site audience and revenue. (more…)

Adwords Management Tip: Mapping Keywords, Ads and Landing Pages

AdWords keyword mappingKeyword mapping is one of the simplest ways of managing a Google AdWords campaign and is an essential part for any beginner in online advertising..

Mapping starts with creating a spreadsheet that links the three most important elements of the campaign.

Those three elements are the keywords being sponsored, the ads that target those keywords and the landing pages that are linked within the ads.

The reason why this is so important is because you can tell at a glance if the keyword being sponsored is represented by the ad and the landing page.

If it does show up in the ad and landing page, it is much more likely to result in a click on the ad and less likely to result in a bounce when the visitor reaches the landing page.

(The bounce rate is defined as a visitor who comes to one page on the site and leave again, probably because the landing page isn’t relevant or doesn’t have prominent links that invite the next click.) (more…)

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Ad Targeting Creates Opportunities for Both Publishers and Advertisers

Ad targeting gains customers for advertisers and at the same time gains revenue for publishers.

It also is a partial answer to the dominance of online advertising by Google and Facebook with their ability to use contextual advertising (which also is a form of ad targeting).

Online targeted advertising is the ability to reach consumers based on their demographic, geographic and other types of individual data.

Google’s DoubleClick ad-serving software provides the ability to target by geography and other characteristics. (more…)


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