Category Archives: Pay Per Click

What Makes A Website “Good”? Might Not Be What You Think

Back in 2003, Customwave originally started as a web design company where small businesses wanted us to design the nicest looking, fanciest websites. Why? Because the theory was back then that the nicer the website looks, the more likely the potential customer turns into a customer. But in 2014, things have changed. What makes a website "good",...
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Internet Marketing Secrets Revealed. This Is How You Can Make Clients Money.

Too many internet marketing firms want to have plausible deniability when it comes to a client's sales. Whether it's search engine optimization, paying Google per click, too many in our industry want no accountability for the actual results. I actually used to be the same way, back in 2005, 2006, 2007,  just learning the ropes. Most...
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79% Of People Surveyed Say They Trust Online Reviews As Much As Personal Recommendations

Yes, you read that right. And we all know in the small business world how important referrals are. Here's the full survey from Bright Local. If you are someone that is reading this right now, run a small business, are spending money advertising on Google or other places on the internet, it is essential that...
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Within 1 1/12 to 3 Years, There Will Be More Mobile Internet Users Than Computer Internet Users

T-Mobile and MetroPCS completed their merger today to become the 4th largest cell phone company in the country. But the numbers that really stood out to me are the following: -AT&T has 105 million subscribers, Verizon 99 million, Sprint 54 million and T-Mobile / MetroPCS has 43 million. That makes 301 wireless accounts in the US, not...
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Does Display Advertising Work For Small Businesses?

Display advertising is very different than advertising on a search engine like Google. All the big websites like espn.com or foxnews.com have display advertising or picture ads on the website. For right now, I don't believe display advertising works for small businesses. And on the whole, display advertising should be a lot more effective right now than...
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People Who Say They Can Get You On The 1st Page Of Google Guaranteed With SEO Are Lying

Search Engine Optimization is The New Pyramid Scheme. I am so sick and tired of search engine optimization. Mostly because I'm sick of clients coming to me saying that someone solicited their business and told them all these wonderful tales that if they do x, y, and z, they'll be on the first page of Google...
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