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As part of our ongoing university outreach efforts, we’ve recently developed a paid search retail business case to provide materials for business programs that use the “case method” and/or professors seeking content to drive a quantitatively-based classroom discussion (or team competition!).

Google announced last night that, starting in September, they will no longer respect the intentions of advertisers to have AdWords exact and phrase match function as they have historically. Instead, both match types will now bring in traffic on close variants by mandate.

Targeting business intelligence components can help to augment your primary KPI by optimizing for additional goals.

We are once again happy to announce the release of the latest RKG Digital Marketing Report featuring our analysis of fourth quarter and holiday shopping trends for 2013.

Maximize your digital marketing and customer acquisition efforts during the very competitive holiday season with six key tips from George Gallate.

Picking the right digital marketing agency can be difficult for advertisers. The following tips can help you optimize the RFP process to solicit high-quality responses that are particularly distinct and insightful.

Inc. magazine’s Hire Power Awards recognizes America’s leading job creators.

Learn the three key elements to maintaining a productive relationship between an agency and the client’s business units.

Great Googlie Mooglie! An article in USA Today suggests that Google might “ditch cookies as online ad tracker.”

The challenge: In 2013, identify one silo in your company’s marketing department – then bust it. It doesn’t matter how big or small the separation is, find the opportunity and begin to create unity.

George Gallate joins RKG as CEO, coming from Havas Worldwide Digital. Read on to learn more.

Could collusion ever really threaten Google’s AdWords cash cow?

Problems arise when the goals of a marketing program shift, but the metrics used to gauge its success do not.

A technological disconnect between the online and physical worlds is one of the biggest challenges in attribution, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t put systems in place to get a solid idea of how your online efforts are directly affecting offline sales & conversions.

The narrative goes that Google is making life hard for SEOs with the intent of biasing results in favor of big businesses (read: big advertisers) at the expense of small businesses. Is this valid criticism?

Announcing the RKG Digital Marketing Report for Q2 2012. Google search spend growth slows as it moves to cash in on comparison shopping.

A raft of relatively new vendors are pitching a ‘new’ way to do website conversion optimization that appears to be a no risk proposition for the advertiser. Is it?

RKG data suggests that Yahoo’s reported paid search revenue gains have been driven by higher CPCs on brand terms.

In his presentation for the 2012 RKG Summit, Adam Audette covers getting stakeholder buy-in for search engine optimization, proper handling of pagination and faceted content, site crawlability and other top concerns for SEOs.

Google Shopping is transitioning from being a free CSE to being a 100% paid product.

An Enterprise Paid Search program can be, and should be, a sophisticated operation. Sophistication drives performance, but can often lead to challenges with perceived performance within the organization.

Today we released the RKG Digital Marketing Report for the fourth quarter of 2011, offering data and analysis for paid search, SEO, Facebook advertising and more.

Could Google, who reaps the lion’s share of paid search spend from American advertisers, see its revenue grow 33% year over year if overall paid search spending declined by over 14% as Kantar Media reported?

A recount and analysis of some of the more interesting bits from the Google antitrust hearing.

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