Author Archives: Shawn Livengood

About Shawn Livengood

Shawn Livengood is a search engine marketing professional based in Austin, Texas. He has extensive experience managing pay-per-click ad campaigns for clients in various industries, from small home-based businesses to large international companies. You can connect with Shawn on Google+.

Happy Holidays From PPC Without Pity

Howdy there, loyal readers. No new post today since I’m taking the next few days off for Christmas. But, I wanted to take this opportunity to wish you and yours a very happy holiday. No matter which one you choose … Continue reading

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Looking Back On PPC Versus SEO In 2012

The PPC vs. SEO debate is something that has been raging since you could start paying for placement on search results. And with search engine algorithms and paid search platforms each becoming more complex with each passing year, it’s no … Continue reading

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When To Pause A Keyword

PPC keywords – they can’t all be zingers. Every seasoned PPC pro has had the experience of entering in hundreds (or thousands) of keywords that they thought were relevant, sure-to-convert winners, only to find that some of those keywords turn … Continue reading

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Building Long-Tail PPC Ad Groups

You’ve probably heard a lot of buzz about traffic on the “long tail.” For the uninitiated, this is merely a description of the traffic that occurs on a wide variety of uncommonly used keywords. Think of obscure queries like “find … Continue reading

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Bidding Strategies For The Holiday Season

Well folks, it’s that time of the year again. Time for those of us in B2C industries to focus on the influx of holiday consumer spending, and time for those of us in less consumer-focused industries to ride the seasonal … Continue reading

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