Category Archives: SEM

Apr 21 2015

Merkle|RKG Digital Marketing Report: Q1 2015 Released

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.

Feb 24 2015

When the Best Paid Search Landing Page Isn’t the Obvious One

At Merkle|RKG, we’ve always advocated for using paid search landing pages that match the specificity of users’ queries. However, as is the case with most rules, there are exceptions. Let’s walk through an example of how one advertiser found success using a category level page for some product specific keywords.

Feb 18 2015

Google Close Variant Exact Match Conversion Rate 52% Lower than True Exact Match

Across a sample of RKG clients, we see that close variant exact match search terms see a conversion rate of just 48% that of true exact match search terms, while close variant phrase match conversion rate was 86% that of true phrase match.

Feb 11 2015

15 Tips for Creating a Strong Digital Marketing Strategy around Your TV Commercial

Hot on the heels of the 2015 Digital Bowl, we'd like to offer marketers a few guidelines for making their television advertisement shine in the digital world.