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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.

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

While Enhanced Campaigns will ultimately be a very good thing they do present challenges. In this video we discuss two of those challenges: targeting and bidding.

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

Matt Mierzejewski shares mobile organic search and social referral traffic trend findings from our Q4 2013 Digital Marketing Report. Find out who’s leading in these areas and who is gaining ground.

Amazon announced yesterday that Amazon Product Ads may now appear on the offer listings page intermingled with Marketplace Listings.

In Dossier 4.3 Rachel Harvey describes an issue we’ve identified with Google Carousel affecting paid search programs and offers five tips for using Carousel to your advantage. In this video we discuss our findings.

Achieving optimal performance with PLAs and Google Shopping at scale involves far more than just feed management. In this video we touch on a few of the key ideas to keep in mind. Download the full Dossier 4.3 to read the complete article.

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

RKG agreed to sponsor any employee chosen for Google’s Glass Explorer Program, and to our delight two RKGers were invited. These are their experiences with Google Glass so far.

We can finally put some hard numbers to the question of how the 6 day shift in the holiday calendar has impacted consumer behavior so far, and what we might expect to see over the next few weeks.

Shoppers stay up later on Cyber Monday to take advantage of deals last minute. How could this affect your paid search strategy?

Learn how to make best use of auto targets for product listing ads. Also be sure to watch parts one and two in this three part PLA series.

Get the latest research on social media and mobile devices in the Q3 2013 Digital Marketing Report. This video covers key topics.

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

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

Nextag, a leading comparison shopping engine, recently released its updated Rate Card, which contains a couple of interesting changes.

Learn about how and when to use the various rel tags including rel=”author”, rel=”alternate” hreflang=”x” and rel=”canonical”.

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

Tune in and watch Ben Goodsell describe recent changes to Google’s SERP pages. Changes we’ve termed, “SERP Conditioning.”

Back to school time comes with additional demand for some products. But how much of a lift should online marketers expect to see?

Learn about RKG’s Digital Visibility Strategy, how it differs from traditional link building and it’s relationship to marketing activities.

Find out how RKG’s approach to digital visibility differs from traditional link building.

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