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Trash Content Sites & How to Beat Them

I have been following various discussions recently on the topic of trash content sites. What are they? These are sites created with the express purpose of generating Google AdSense income or affiliate commissions. Lone webmasters, and even…

Natural Search Engines

We recently released the recording of our search engines clinic. You can listen to a recording of this clinic here: Windows Media Audio RealMedia In a previous report, we looked closely at optimizing sites to achieve a high Google PageRank.…

eBay Basics

We recently released the recording of our eBay clinic. You can listen to a recording of this clinic here: Windows Media Audio RealMedia In previous reports, we have looked at a variety of pay-per-click (PPC) and comparison shopping…

Google Adwords Tested

In SECTION 2, we move from data to analysis, from theory to practical. Here is a distillation of more than six months of research: How do you setup an effective Google Adwords Select Program? STEP 1: Begin with Google’s basic setup process.…

Google AdWords Tested

We recently released the recording of our Google AdWords clinic. You can listen to a recording of this clinic here: Windows Media Audio RealMedia How has Google AdWords improved? Does it still represent the leading source of high-quality…

Google AdSense

Google usually evokes the words "AdWords" and "PageRank" in the minds of savvy marketers. But what about that third, often-overlooked marketing channel of the Google family, Google AdSense? (For our studies of AdWords and PageRank, see the…

Small PPC Engines

At MEC, we have found that in most cases, the "Two Big Pay-Per-Click (PPC) Engines" (Google Adwords and Overture) produce more traffic than all of the other PPC engines combined. (A series of reports listed at the end of this brief cover…

Google PageRank

Test Number: #060503-SE Word Count: 4200+ Focus: 9 Questions How important is a high Google PageRank? (We test the impact of PageRank on a website's overall traffic.) How can you use Google PageRank to reduce your overall cost per click and…

Google PageRank Tested

We have reviewed the importance of a high Google PageRank. But the question remains: How do you achieve this lofty goal? If the data from our experiments cannot be applied in a practical and relevant way to your marketing, then it has…

Google Adwords Select Tested

In SECTION 2, we move from data to analysis, from theory to practical. Here is a distillation of more than six months of research: How do you setup an effective Google Adwords Select Program? STEP 1: Begin with Google’s basic setup process.…

Google’s New Adword Program

Word Count: 2360+ Focus: 6 Questions How effective is Google's New Adword Program? How can you calculate your true cost per click? How can you predict, in advance, your number of impressions? What is the most effective way to select…

Google’s New Adword Program Tested

How does Google compare to GoTo in terms of advertising effectiveness? With GoTo you pay by the CLICK, with Google you pay by the IMPRESSION. Each calls for a different strategy. As an example, on GoTo the term "mortgages" receives 338,444…

5 Pay Search Engines Tested

It is not difficult to establish the comparison search engines can be effective, but which engines work best, and what is the best way to use them? In SECTION 2 of this report, we move from data to analysis, from the theory to practical.…

5 Pay Search Engines Tested

At the end of the last section, we discussed the need to "carefully develop (and closely) monitor a deliberate strategy". That is worthy advice, but it begs a single one-word question: How? How can we integrate Overture into an effective…