Pamela Parker

Pamela Parker

Pamela Parker is Research Director at Third Door Media's Content Studio, where she produces MarTech Intelligence Reports and other in-depth content for digital marketers in conjunction with Search Engine Land and MarTech. Prior to taking on this role at TDM, she served as Content Manager, Senior Editor and Executive Features Editor. Parker is a well-respected authority on digital marketing, having reported and written on the subject since its beginning. She's a former managing editor of ClickZ and has also worked on the business side helping independent publishers monetize their sites at Federated Media Publishing. Parker earned a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University.

Google Ads

Bulk Editing Comes To AdWords Web Interface

Anyone who works in interactive advertising can testify to the tedium that often accompanies even the seemingly-simplest of campaign changes. That’s the problem Google is trying to address in its latest AdWords feature — bulk editing. The feature is being rolled out in a few accounts for final testing, before Google eventually rolls it out […]

Bing

Study: Google Search Share Slips Below 90% In The UK In October

Only 89.33% of internet searches in the UK were conducted on Google sites last month, according to Experian Hitwise. It’s the first time in the last five years that Google search market share in the UK has ever dipped below 90%. While Google’s share dropped, other players — especially Microsoft’s Bing — picked up market […]

Content

Google And Rosetta Stone Agree To Settle Suit Over Trademarked Keywords

One of Google’s most well-funded and tenacious opponents in the legal arena, Rosetta Stone, has agreed to settle its trademark suit against the search giant. The language learning software company had contended that the use of its trademarks as “keyword triggers” infringed trademark law and confused consumers. Terms of the settlement agreement weren’t disclosed. The three-year-old case was […]

Advertising

Bing Intros Unique Landing Pages By Match Type

Again following rival Google’s lead, Bing Advertising is introducing the capability to specify different landing pages depending on the match type chosen. The idea is that the change will enable more effective bid management, tracking and changes (pausing and resuming) of keywords at the match type level. This is the latest announcement of efforts aimed […]

Content

Google Bringing In More Than $100 Million Per Day Via AdWords

Though investors seemed disappointed by Google’s third-quarter numbers, its core AdWords business is going like gangbusters, according to a new study by WordStream. The software company found Google earning $100 million a day through AdWords in Q3, serving 5.5 billion impressions per day on search pages and 25.6 billion impressions per day on the Google […]

Advertising

Bing Ads Unveils Better Reporting

Bing Ads has released updates to its reporting interface in a bid to make it faster and easier to use. The new interface (and back-end) lets users run multiple reports simultaneously. It also allows advertisers to create related reports that share the same settings more easily, since settings like date range are carried over when […]

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Is Ask.com Continuing To Play The Google Arbitrage Game?

We recently received an email from a reader who’d made an inquiry with Google AdWords support. Why, this reader had asked, is Ask.com allowed to buy AdWords and rank for certain surprising terms, when its landing page features mostly ads above the fold? Doesn’t that violate Google’s policies on arbitrage? All About Arbitrage Arbitrage, when […]

PPC

IAB: Search Still On Top, Accounting For Nearly Half Of Interactive Ad Spending

Spending on Search Marketing continues to be the biggest contributor to online advertising revenues in the U.S., according to the latest report on the first half of 2012 released by the Interactive Advertising Bureau and Pricewaterhouse Coopers. Search ads represented 48% of the overall interactive advertising market in the first six months of 2012, bringing […]

Advertising

Bing Ads Intros Sitelinks Extensions, Tweaks Preview Tool

After several months of beta testing, Bing Ads is releasing Sitelink Extensions to all advertisers in the U.S. It’s now available through the Bing Ads web interface, the desktop editor and through the API, under “ad extensions” under the Campaign tab. Advertisers may enter up to 10 Sitelinks to accompany their ads, and help prospects […]

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Google Partners To Offer AdWords-Specific Credit Card

At a time when small businesses may have trouble getting access to credit, Google is partnering with banks in the U.S. and U.K. to offer credit cards that can only be used to buy AdWords advertising. The company has been piloting the AdWords Business Credit program since July in the U.S. and says 1400 small […]

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Etsy To Bankroll Product Listing Ads For Its U.S. Sellers

Google’s decision to eliminate free product listings in favor of paid Product Listing Ads (PLAs) for Google Shopping has reverberated through the ecommerce world. One consequence: online marketplace Etsy has decided to pay for its U.S. sellers’ products to be listed in PLAs through the rest of the year. The ecommerce company, known for facilitating […]

Google Ads

Google To Proactively Police Ad Sitelinks For Duplicate Landing Pages

Google has always banned the use of duplicate landing pages for AdWords sitelinks extensions. It just hasn’t been particularly aggressive about ensuring compliance, until now. This because the company has noticed many advertisers including two or more sitelinks that go to the same landing pages, or different pages with substantially the same content. Starting this […]

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AdWords Introduces Ability To Share Budgets Across Campaigns

Google’s AdWords has released a new feature that will let an advertiser share daily budgets between multiple campaigns in a single account. The idea is that a marketer may have a set daily budget to spend across multiple product lines, or channels, and this feature lets them dynamically reallocate that budget if one campaign falls […]