Well folks, it’s been one whole year since I embarked on this little PPC blog endeavor. I want to extend a special thank you to everyone in the search engine marketing community who has helped this blog grow throughout the past year. In case you’re just tuning in, here are the top PPC Without Pity posts for 2009, based on traffic numbers from Google Analytics:
I must admit I’m a little surprised that my recap of Yahoo PPC changes got the most visits of any single blog post this year. I guess it goes to show that there’s still some love for Yahoo’s PPC offering, despite my snarky comments about it.
There was definitely some interest in this hot tip about creating automated bid management formulas using AdWords spreadsheet editing. I love it when geeks like us hack a new functionality to do something beyond what was intended.
Ah, the burning question that haunts all of us PPC marketers. A good read for PPC beginners, or seasoned pros that could use a refresher.
2009 seemed like the year in which everyone started surfing the web from their smartphones. 2010 is poised to be an even bigger year for smartphone web use. To get ready, check out this post to see how you can segment your traffic tracking in Google Analytics to monitor the behavior of users who are visiting your site from smartphones and other mobile devices.
If you’re having trouble reining in your cost per conversion in your PPC campaigns, you should read this post to learn more about negative keywords. Negative keywords can help filter your PPC traffic, and eliminate visits from people who are unlikely to convert. Filtering out this traffic can reduce the amount of unqualified clicks on your ads, and save you a lot of money in the long run.
Well, that’s it for this year, folks. I’ll be back in 2010 with more PPC blog goodness. Happy new year, and here’s to a profitable and productive 2010 for all of you PPC marketers out there.