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Yesterday Google announced SearchWiki, allowing Google users to customize their search results.

Final batch of most popular RKG paid search links, based on Feedburner readership stats.

As we approach our 800th post, we decided to highlight some of our most popular posts.

Proper attribution is critically important, and we recommend revisiting your cookie windows periodically to make sure you’re in the right neighborhood. Too long and you’re liable to waste money by over advertising, too short and you may miss opportunities.

As November begins, the situation has become bleaker.

“We’ll allow an ad that meets the quality threshold to appear above the search results even if it has to jump over other ads to do so. “

J. Crew responds to the Tonight Show.

The Buying Cycle is used by some as an excuse for overspending on general keywords. It’s a lovely theory, but we thought it was high time to take another look at whether the data supports it.

Helpful or harmful to users and advertisers?

Irrational over-bidding helps none of us, except Google.

Considering the perspective of paid search advertising, how should online advertisers be responding to the crisis on Wall Street?

Happy with your position crawling bid system? Find out why it is undoubtedly leaving money on the table.

Could wide-spread adoption geo-targeted advertising spell doom for online marketers? If brick and mortar stores start channeling resources towards local search, might “national” advertisers be outbid to the point of extinction?

Branding and Direct Marketing are different beasts, for sure. But aren’t they both geared towards generating ROI in the long run?

We do not observe broad weakness in online sales.

Google released their Quality Score Changes early last week. Based on early results, we’re seeing minimal effects.

If you’ll be at SMX East October 6-8, we’d love to meet up at the show.

Here’s a three minute video with some advice on how aggressively to bid in paid search.

This is part 4 in a series on the required attributes/capabilities of a PPC bidding platform.

In case you missed it, this was posted yesterday on the Search Marketing Blog Searchengineland.

As a citizen, I’m pleased to see the Palin paid results free of crass commercialism, partisan attacks, and sleazy picture sites. But I wonder: why are those ads not there today?

Sarah Palin ads on AdWords.

Our advice on setting rational PPC bids.

A big public “Thank You!” to all our clients who made our Client Summit a smashing success!

At RKG, we follow a bid-to-economics strategy, because this approach generates greater profits for our clients.