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Rakuten Marketing Blog

Attention Brand Retailers: Don’t Leave Paid Search to Just Your Resellers

Posted on Fri, Aug 25, 2017 @ 10:08 AM by Sarah Martin

Who doesn’t love shopping at a one-stop-shop reseller with all your favorite brands? As a consumer, it simplifies shopping. But as an e-commerce retailer, it doesn’t simplify your paid search competition.

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Take Back to School to the Next Level through PPC

Posted on Tue, Jun 13, 2017 @ 16:06 PM by Lauren Bennett

School is out and summer is here! This can only mean that we Digital Marketing gurus have already finalized all back-to-school marketing plans, right? Maybe not, but with these takeaways from projected outcomes and recommended strategies, you can shape your PPC plan for this year’s back-to-school season into something for the record books.

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The Magnificent Six: Tips for Onboarding New Clients

Posted on Tue, May 9, 2017 @ 10:05 AM by Teresa Davis

In this week’s search blog post, I provide a glimpse into six of the most important steps account managers should take to seamlessly onboard new clients. While this post may seem to be geared towards account managers, as an advertiser, it would behoove you to read this so you are armed with the knowledge to ensure your program is successful from launch!

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Is GTIN the New Title for Google Shopping?

Posted on Thu, Apr 20, 2017 @ 11:04 AM by Kelly Dougherty

Something interesting has been happening in Google Shopping lately, specifically with the titles in product listing ads (PLAs). More and more I have seen the title submitted in the feed for a product is not always the one that shows for the ad. While Google is always changing the way it displays PLAs,  this latest shift could make the art of crafting the perfect title a thing of the past. 

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How to Get the Most Out of Your App Campaigns

Posted on Tue, Apr 4, 2017 @ 13:04 PM by Lauren Bennett

 

Nowadays, who hasn’t used an app on their phone or tablet to discover, browse, shop or purchase? Google reports that 30% of all online shopping purchases happen on mobile phones so creating a frictionless app experience is essential to today’s omni-channel consumer.

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Writing Compelling Ad Copy

Posted on Tue, Mar 28, 2017 @ 12:03 PM by Marisol Rossi

All ads should be two things: persuasive and purposeful. The same applies when writing copy for paid search. You don’t have to be a Hemingway-level writer to create compelling ad copy; but read these steps and you’ll be on your way.

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How to Use Match Types Effectively

Posted on Fri, Mar 24, 2017 @ 15:03 PM by Jessica Moore

Whether you’re inheriting an existing account or have been managing the same account for years, your keyword match types play an important role in the foundation of your paid search efforts.

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Scripts: A Step Back to Go the Quickest Way Forward

Posted on Tue, Mar 21, 2017 @ 16:03 PM by Fernanda De Castro

For some, scripts may seem intimidating, but for those who utilize the tool, it is a blessing in disguise. If you have yet to encounter scripts, they are programmed formulas and codes that automate tasks for you. Whether you are looking to forecast monthly budgets or add negative keywords to help direct the right traffic in campaigns, there is a script out there to help, guaranteed.

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Owning It: Control Your Brand in the SERPs and Rake in the Revenue

Posted on Tue, Mar 14, 2017 @ 11:03 AM by Sarah Gyson

In a perfect cyber world, when someone Googles your brand they see a page full of perfectly aligned messaging that translates into tremendous sales and long-term, repeat customers for your website. Unfortunately, for us marketers there are only so many levers we can pull to work toward this. We yield much of our control to engine algorithms and their ever changing “secret sauce” for ranking listings. There is, however, one channel that gives us back some power: paid search. Let’s walk through some of the ways we can use this space to send the right message and increase your site revenue.

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6 Tips for Beauty Brands in Paid Search

Posted on Wed, Mar 8, 2017 @ 17:03 PM by Amanda Kreighbaum

From the outside, the beauty industry seems like a happy place full of glittery eyeshadow and fruity scented lotions. However, anyone who has attempted to advertise their beauty products online knows the competition is fierce…and not just in the Project Runway definition of the word. Have no fear! The team at Rakuten Marketing is staffed with the savviest beauty paid search experts on the Internet, so read on to find our top six paid search tips for beauty brands.

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