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Quickly Create Keyword Lists with the RedFly Keyword Manager Tool

The most time intensive and tedious task when using Google AdWords is creating your keyword lists for new ad campaigns. Not only can it take hours putting together your keywords lists, on top of that you have to make sure to include as many variations and misspellings of each word that you can think of and at the same time make sure not to have duplicate keywords or characters.

With problems such as this in mind we came up with a practical and simple solution – the RedFly Keyword Manager Tool, a tool we use every day that is so useful that we thought we would share it and hope others would benefit from it too. It’s completely free so download it now and play around. Read the rest of this entry »

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Make Last Month’s Questions This Month’s Content Strategy

So many clients tell us that they don’t know what to write on their company blog or that their topics are boring and will not attract links. Matt Cutts put it nicely at a talk I attended at Google in Dublin last year that “Everybody in this room knows something or knows how to do something that nobody else does. Everybody in this room knows something that someone else WANTS to know”. The problem is, how do you find out what that “something” is and how can you tell in advance what the pay off for answering that question will be?

Not only is there an easy answer to that question, with a little bit of savvy, you can also be sure that your time isn’t wasted and that the content you create will almost certainly convert into a new lead or sale. In this blog post, I will outline a method of generating content that will involve a bit of practice to get right, but once mastered, you’ll never run out of content ideas again. Seriously. Read the rest of this entry »

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What Every AdWords Advertiser Should Know About Quality Score – The Ultimate QS Improvement Guide

Do you need to improve your AdWords Quality Score? Do you want to understand what Google wants from you as an advertiser in exchange for a decent Quality Score and lower click prices? Today I will teach you the ins and outs of the algorithm and show you how you can tweak your account and site to influence each Quality Score factor.

*Update: I have been contacted by a source inside Google and updated two points in the post accordingly*

I am constantly surprised at how little advertisers really understand Quality Scores. If you put in a little effort, you can reap some very tangible benefits and come out leaps and bounds ahead of your competition.
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AdWords Coupon Codes – Common Problems and Questions

Google recently sent out promotional coupon codes to all of its Google Analytics users for use in AdWords, as a way to encourage website owners to try out AdWords.

 

Often third parties such as web hosting companies or other online businesses will offer similar coupon codes (often these will come with their own set of terms of conditions, so please read the small print). Read the rest of this entry »

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The Easy Way To Use Google Analytics to Improve Your Website & Get More Customers

Many website owners install Google Analytics in an attempt to gauge the success or failure of their online ventures. Unfortunately, it is all too easy to become overwhelmed by the data available, and to ignore the truly valuable statistics and the relationships between them. It is also very easy to focus too heavily on metrics such as unique visitors or traffic sources alone. Often what we should be really looking at is ways of improving our websites rather than how to drive more traffic to them.

Luckily there is an easy way to use Google Analytics to delve inside the behaviour of your website visitors, which in turn can help us improve our webpages. Whether you consider your website a success or not, most sites can be improved upon in one way or another, either from a usability perspective, achieving higher conversions, or with regards to the goals set for each of your pages. Read the rest of this entry »

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How to Maximize Your Click-Through Rate and Add More Control to Your Landing Pages Using Ad Sitelinks

In the organic search listings you’re probably familiar with Sitelinks. They are the collection of links that appear below the search result for your website, and they link to the main pages of your site. Sitelinks are there to help users navigate your site. They are created by analyzing the link structure of your site to find shortcuts that will save users time. Though they are generated automatically, if you are unhappy with these automatic links you can delete some or all of them using Google Webmaster Tools. Read the rest of this entry »

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Google Global Extension For Chrome

Last week, due to popular demand, we quietly released the beta version of our Google Global extension. We have had some really encouraging feedback from you guys like “The only reason I’m still using Firefox is because of your extension”. Well now you can finally let Firefox go :) Read the rest of this entry »

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View From The Other Side Of The May Day Update

There has been a lot of chatter, complaints and the inevitable “let’s start a class action lawsuit against Google” over the past few weeks in relation to an algorithm change dubbed the “MayDay Update”. I wont go into much detail here about all of the complaints or absurd theories, but you can read the main source of this over on the WMW thread here.

Last week Vanessa Fox wrote an article on these updates and speculated as to what happened. While most dismissed her speculations, I believe she was right on the money. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that Vanessa (Who’s an absolute sweetheart in real life as well as a genius) might even have known something that the rest of those on WMW didn’t and she was really REALLY doing her best to give a “please read between the lines” post. For that she was shunned. Their loss. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Newest Member Of The Redfly Team

Hi I’m Sinéad, the newest member of the RedFly Marketing team. I’m really excited about starting work with RedFly, as I have been searching for an innovative Irish company like RedFly for a long time. This blog post is just a little way for me to introduce myself to our readers.

I’m a really passionate technology advocate and recently I was awarded the title of Best Technology Blogger at the Irish Blog Awards. I have always considered myself an early adopter. From a very young age I have been captivated by technology (particularly the Internet) and I have always been fascinated by human behaviour and communication, hence my choice to participate in the MSc Cyberpsychology program at IADT – which I graduated from last year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Redfly Ireland’s First Google AdWords Certified Partner

official adwords certified partner IrelandIt is with great honor and excitement that I can announce that Redfly LTD, Redfly Marketing, has become Ireland’s first official AdWords Certified Partner. While we are still an official AdWords Qualified Company, Google has introduced a rigorous new exam schedule for certified partners and actually reduced the required managed spend.

The new qualification, despite it’s teething problems is a welcome step forward as I can attest that the new advanced exams are just that, pretty advanced. The past few days have been spent up late, studying and studying some more to get the advanced exams passed but we did it and it’s a very welcome birthday present :) Thank you very much Google! Read the rest of this entry »

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