Reasons why to buy branded paid keyword search terms in Google AdWords

Reasons why to buy branded paid keyword search terms in Google AdWords Not long after Google unveiled AdWords in 2002, companies have had the option to buy branded terms. Unfortunately, many organizations have elected not to purchase their own company, product or service-related terms for a variety of reasons, primarily because an organizations’ website already ranks #1 in organic search results for those terms and feels they can save money by investing elsewhere. I believe this is logical, but short-sighted thinking. In this article, I outline at least five reasons to buy branded terms in paid search. 1....Read More...

YouTube Video Advertising – SEMpdx Event Recap

YouTube Video Advertising – SEMpdx Event Recap June 4, 2019 – SEMpdx held its last educational event this week before breaking for summer.  We welcomed Sean McEntee, Senior Director of Client Services at 3Q Digital, who gave an excellent presentation, “Make YouTube Your Newest Performance Channel”.  Following are some of Sean’s tips and insights that stood out from the presentation: There are two main advertising formats: In-Stream and Video Discovery. It’s important to separate these formats by campaign. Prioritize TrueView for Action. Keep in mind this requires you to use Smart...Read More...

2019 Digital Marketing Predictions (+ 2018 Year-in-Review)

As we wind down 2018 this holiday season, it’s a time to reflect on the year’s highs and lows. It’s also a good time to revisit Anvil’s annual digital marketing predictions for 2018 and look forward with new digital marketing predictions for 2019. As we’ve done for the past 12+ years, we sat down and graded our 2018 predictions, then discussed our 2019 digital marketing predictions and are ready to share them below. 2018 Digital Marketing Prediction: How Did We Do? Voice Search will make massive strides in 2018 In 2018, digital assistants...Read More...

B2B Marketing – SEMpdx Event Recap

B2B Marketing – SEMpdx Event Recap October 16, 2018 – At this month’s SEMpdx event, we turned our attention to B2B and welcomed Directive Consulting’s CEO, Garrett Mehrguth, to share his tips on driving consistent B2B results.  Garrett emphasized the importance of capitalizing on Share of SERP, the practice of taking as many positions in Google as possible for your most valuable queries.  There are several tactics you can execute to help improve your Share of SERP: Custom landing pages – It’s important to control the landing page experience across every channel. Frictionless...Read More...

Advanced Paid Search – SEMpdx Event Recap

Advanced Paid Search – SEMpdx Event Recap June 5, 2018 – This month’s event focused on paid search with Benjamin Briggs, Search Engine Marketing Manager at CloudOne, presenting advanced tactics for effective campaigns.  He covered everything from layered bid adjustments to brand and budget safety to implementation.  Here are three takeaways from the night: Different keywords play a role in different parts of the customer journey. For example, short-tail, category non-brand keywords are effective when targeting customer awareness while long-tail, product non-brand keywords are more...Read More...

The Future of Digital Marketing – SEMpdx Event Recap

The Future of Digital Marketing – SEMpdx Event Recap January 9, 2018 – At this month’s sold out event, we welcomed a panel of experts to share their insights on the future of digital marketing.  Scott Hendison, Todd Mintz, Anna Hutson and Kevin Getch – all SEMpdx board members – hosted a generous Q&A session, providing their thoughts on all things digital.  Here are a few highlights from the night: Basic tactics are still working. Oftentimes, the problem companies face is not having a customer-centric strategy to work from. Continuing to focus on your overall content is important. Create...Read More...