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Happy Mother’s Day from all of us at Merkle|RKG!

In this video, George Kamide discusses new developments with Instagram and shares strategies on how brands can use the platform to capture users’ attention at the level of imagination.

What’s the best and most tactful way to resolve link-related conflicts with webmasters? Kyla Becker walks you through the do’s and don’ts, in this video from Merkle|RKG.

We are excited today to announce the release of Merkle|RKG’ s Q1 2015 Digital Marketing Report. Now available for download, this quarter’s report offers data and analyses on the latest trends across paid search, product listing ads, search engine optimization, display advertising and other topics surrounding digital marketing.

In this video we walk you through some of the reasons why fewer mobile visitors convert, and provide you with five tips to increase mobile conversions and get more out of your mobile users.

Dissecting phone data by geography reveals some interesting trends that advertisers may be able to take advantage of in order to drive even more value from this growing traffic source. Here’s a look at some of our findings surrounding phone performance by state.

We’ve kept a close eye on search data and we’d like to fill you in on how Firefox’s shift to Yahoo might potentially affect your PPC campaigns this year.

We’re pleased to announce today’s release of Merkle | RKG’s Q4 2014 Digital Marketing Report for download. The DMR highlights the latest trends in paid search, search engine optimization, display advertising, product listing ads (PLAs), comparison shopping engines, and other topics across the digital marketing spectrum.

Find out which three areas within the Google Analytics Flow Report can help you the most, in this video from Strategy Lead Laura Scott.

Technical Director Jody O’Donnell describes three options for how to expand your global reach, including pros and cons to help you make the best decision for your website.

However you plan to celebrate, all of us at RKG wish you Season’s Greetings and a Happy New Year!

In this Google Hangout, we share examples of how advertisers are using Estimated Total Conversions to better optimize their programs and gain customer insights. We also discuss what challenges and opportunities changing consumer behavior poses to advertisers, especially with regard to mobile devices.

Learn the most important tactics for getting your display campaigns ready for the holiday season in this video from RKG’s Director of Display Management, Michelle Alfano.

Learn the ins and outs of Instagram, and see examples of brands successfully engaging users on the image-driven platform, in this RKG video from Price Thomas.

Follow the advice in this video from RKG Marketing Strategy Director Megan Geiss on how to keep your holiday web pages alive throughout the year.

Watch SEO Technical Director Jody O’Donnell explain how you can add the hreflang tag to your website to improve your international strategy.

So how did #strikeoutALS and other successful charitable campaigns, most notably #NoMakeUpSelfie and #Movember, leverage social media so successfully?

Today we are excited to release the Q3 2014 Edition of the RKG Digital Marketing Report. Download the report for over 50 detailed charts with insights and analysis on trends in paid search, search engine optimization, social media, product listing ads (PLAs), comparison shopping engines, display advertising and more.

Dive further into the Twitterverse in this video from George Kamide and see real-world examples of brands engaging and building audiences on Twitter.

In this video from Kyla Becker, find out how to implement a rel=”nofollow” tag in a link element and which links are top priority for receiving a “nofollow.”

Part two of our three-part video series on Google Shopping Campaigns covers best practices for structuring your new Google Shopping Campaigns, along with pros and cons for three potential campaign structures.

What ROI goal or KPI is right for your digital marketing program? Join me for this Google Hangout, The Profit Playbook, where I discuss what considerations advertisers should take into account when setting their program goals and what the potential danger is in viewing performance with too narrow a lens.

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!).

Part one of our three-part video series on Google Shopping Campaigns takes you through key differences between Google Shopping Campaigns and legacy PLA campaigns.

Discover just how well digital channels performed in Q2 of 2014, along with which factors drove growth the most, in this video from Paid Search VP Rachel Schnorr.