It’s ok to be a Stalker – Google Remarketing Really Rocks

August 4th, 2010

stalker adsJust this past March, Google launched remarketing (also known as retargeting) in Google Adwords. I like to call them “stalker ads” when trying to explain it to other folks. Prior to Google launching, retargeting has been around for a few years, but mostly available on enterprise-like ad serving platforms used by larger agencies with gigantic budgets.

So what is retargeting? My 140 character description

Serving particular ads on external sites to audiences who have visited certain pages on your site with certain actions (ie. conversions)

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My Top Key Takeaways From SMX Advanced 2010

June 21st, 2010

search funnelJust two weeks ago I attended SMX Advanced in Seattle. It was my third year attending and it was an impressive conference on search engine marketing (it included tracks on  paid search, search engine optimization and social media). Continue Reading My Top Key Takeaways From SMX Advanced 2010

My Picks for SMX Advanced in Seattle 2010

May 30th, 2010

SMX Seattle 2010In just over a week, I will be heading down to Seattle to attend Search Marketing Expo (SMX) Advanced.  I decided that I am going to take the Amtrak train from Vancouver and try it out – seems like a good idea for a hassle-free commute and I can work on the computer or simply read my analytics book that I have not yet completed.

I just realized that the conference is sold out -  I’m happy that I registered early.

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Why Attend Online Marketing Conferences and Some to Attend for 2009

May 14th, 2009

online marketing conferencesDoesn’t matter what business you are, online marketing is a the way to grow your business. Ultimately the web drives leads, whether you are a traditional services business just wanting that call, pureplay, bricks and mortar or a multi-channel merchant.  People will search on the net first. So you have to be found, be remembered and also reach out to
people that already engaged with you. It’s not rocket science – but you must invest in online marketing.

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