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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!).

We are happy to announce the release of the RKG Digital Marketing Report for Q2 2014. This quarter’s report offers over 50 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.

RKG Director of SEO Knowledge Kristan Dauble introduces you to the Knowledge Graph, and shares insights as to how it will ultimately bring users closer to your brand.

Bing Ads is moving closer to Google’s model for Enhanced Campaigns, but will still allow some segmentation of tablet bids. Unfortunately, that won’t be sufficient for many advertisers

The AdWords for video campaign model is currently undergoing a major overhaul. We offer some tips on preparing for the most consequential changes.

Google’s ‘Step Inside AdWords’ presentation at the AdWords Performance Forum delivered several updates for advertisers. Here we’ll take a look at each and what their respective impact on the paid search landscape may be.

Google shares dropped 3% in after hours trading Wednesday after a disappointing earnings report, making today an excellent day to buy Google stock.

RKG released our latest Digital Marketing Report today, covering Q1 2014. As always, the report spans a wide breadth of the digital marketing industry including paid and organic search, social, mobile, comparison shopping engines and display advertising.

Why the newly released ad group level mobile modifiers, negatives and ad copy controls in Google Shopping Campaigns are so important.

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

What do we do when a keyword facilitates an intermediate step in the selling process? How do we credit the keyword for indirectly driving revenue down the line?

Nextag must either improve the quality of their traffic or lower their CPCs in order to stop losing ground to engines delivering better ROI.

Is anyone else concerned about the ads and competitor recommendations in Google’s Knowledge Graph?

Google continues to make SERP changes that blur the line between organic and paid results. We dig into what has changed in recent years.

Craig Zagurski shares some key findings on mobile paid search performance from our Q4 2013 Digital Marketing Report.

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

New 2013 search engine features and products can help you take full advantage of the upcoming holiday season.

The holiday season has grown longer for five straight years, until now. How might the short holiday season impact your paid search program?

We are excited to announce the release of the RKG Digital Marketing Report covering the third quarter of 2013.

Learn the 5 steps to setup micro-conversion tracking in order to develop a more comprehensive picture of paid search program effectiveness.

Learn how Shopzilla updating it’s Smart Pricing program to a Single Rate bidding model affects merchant’s actual CPCs.

We recently had the opportunity to partner with Yahoo! to review performance of our clients on the Yahoo! Bing Network. Suffice it to say, the numbers speak for themselves.

While Google does own 80% of the U.S. paid search market, it is still imperative to pay attention to that other 20% that Bing Ads controls.

Given the success of Google Product Listing Ads, new feature testing that brings greater prominence to the format should come as little surprise. Recently, it appears that Google has been testing a new SERP design that does just that.

We are happy to announce the release of the latest RKG Digital Marketing Report featuring our analysis of second quarter trends in 2013.