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Marketing O'Clock is the premier digital marketing news podcast that covers the latest trends and advancements in online marketing, email marketing, SEO, PPC, and social media every Friday. On Tuesday's, Marketing O'Clock interviews leaders in digital marketing in the series, "Off The Clock."

Marketing O'Clock is the premier digital marketing news podcast that covers the latest trends and advancements in online marketing, email marketing, SEO, PPC, and social media every Friday. On Tuesday's, Marketing O'Clock interviews leaders in digital marketing in the series, "Off The Clock."
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Marketing O'Clock is the premier digital marketing news podcast that covers the latest trends and advancements in online marketing, email marketing, SEO, PPC, and social media every Friday. On Tuesday's, Marketing O'Clock interviews leaders in digital marketing in the series, "Off The Clock."




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Clicks Half Empty - Less Than Half Of Google Searches End With a Click - Ep. 83

Google Webmasters tweet third-party hosting advice, the Google monopoly continues to dominate, the secret is out for how to successfully rank locally, manage all your hashtags in one Cool Tool, buy movies within Facebook ads, podcasts continue to be trendy, Tumblr is on the market again for a record low price, and posting to Instagram could be the easiest way to make a million dollars.


Google Trips Has Departed. Google Maps For Travel Now Arriving. - Ep. 82

Google Trips may be gone but their features live on through Google Maps, Pinterest’s shopping hub expands catalog capabilities, agencies speak out against Google going behind their backs, tracking competitors Facebook ads has never been easier, interest targeting heads to Spotify, Yelp is changing phone numbers, Youtube viewer records aren’t as factual as they seem, and learn how to see what pages are ranking or driving traffic from Google.


Google Ads Close Variants Roll Out To Phrase & Modified Broad Match Types - Ep. 81

Google Ads close variant matching sends the PPC community into a frenzy, Facebook allows advertising in its search results, Google Analytics can now easily report across platforms, apps join the Google Discover family, Snapchat's new Instant Create ad tool focuses on smaller advertisers, Facebook unveils the Business Manager makeover, learn how to make Google Sheets work for your SEO needs, and Chase chooses machines over humans when it comes to copywriting.


Introducing Microsoft Advertising Experiments. More Testing Campaigns, Fewer Testy Advertisers - Ep. 80

This week sees big news from Microsoft Advertising (the platform formerly known as Bing Ads), as well as new Facebook News Feed leaks, a GTM Library from the Maestro himself - Simo Ahava and more. Plus Greg and Shep breakdown the cons of sleeping in a moderately used Wienermobile, discussed the magic of Top Gun Algo Update names and did a first ever dramatic reading from a Tweetstream in this week's Take of the Week.


Demographics & Audiences Make Their Way To Google Search Ads - Ep. 79

Facebook rolls out its new Ads Manager platform, Twitter's desktop feed redesign goes live, Google search targeting gains the same capabilities as display targeting, Youtube makes it easier for creators to earn revenue, Nick Kolenda shares 31 tricks to improve your writing, Buffer helps with analyzing social media performance, and beware of any apps that want to own your face.


New Facebook Monetization Solutions Make Cents For Content Creators - Ep. 78

Microsoft gives advertisers the ability to create hundreds of different ad variations, Pinterest adds new video capabilities, Facebook focuses on its creators, 30k followers gives you celebrity status, we explore Data Studio Explorer, and The Rework Podcast squeezes a six-hour interview into a must listen search engine optimization episode.


'Bot Time: Robots Exclusion Protocol Becomes Official - Ep. 77

Google robots dominate the news with unsupported rules, open sourcing and an exclusion protocol specification, reach estimates return to Facebook, Linkedin Ads includes retargeting, Youtube pushes for augmented reality ads, Twitter works on hiding tweets, Flux Guard allows us to track website changes, and the future has arrived with FaceTime eye contact correction.


Google Text Ads Take A Test Ride On The Carousel - Ep. 76

Google text ads are trying out the carousel, Google My Business intensifies competition against Facebook pages, Linkedin pages introduce five new call-to-action buttons, the secret of converting Instagram ads is revealed, testing your video ads with Youtube's mockup tool is free, and branded proposals are the latest in influencer trends.


Pinterest’s ‘Complete The Look’ Pushes E-commerce Efforts Closer to Checkout - Ep. 75

In this week's digital marketing news, Google's under fire for stealing content, Pinterest gets technical with their new Complete The Look system, we look into how much traffic Google is taking for themselves, Facebook announces its new Libra cryptocurrency, we debate Google's daily budget rules, Julia Olennikova gives us 39 PPC tools for paid advertisers and more. Read the full show notes at


What The 2019 Internet Trends Report Means For Marketers - Ep 74

This week's digital marketing news features a breakdown of Mark Meeker's 333 slide Internet Trends report (and what it means for marketers), cover new Conversion bidding by campaign rollouts and more diversity in the search results. We've also got the hottest takes of the week from Sarah Burke, a WTH from a webmaster that gave up after the June 2019 Core Update and have a great tool to help do better with Shopping Ads and a Must Read Marketing Article showcasing all of the SERP...


News & Health Sites Targeted In Google’s June 2019 Core Update - Ep. 73

This week's digital marketing news features a rare occurrence of a Google core update announcement, fighting keyword cannibalisation, new facebook ad video creation tools, organic branded content used as Instagram ads, the future (or lack thereof) of political advertising, more evidence building against the Google monopoly and teenagers airdropping unsuspecting strangers memes for fun. Read the full show notes at


Off The Clock: Alexandra Suazo

On this episode of Off The Clock, Greg sits down with Senior Manager of Digital Marketing & Strategy at Mattel, Alexandra Suazo. Listen in as she takes us along her digital marketing journey, how she got her foot in the door, what she has learned, what she is continuing to learn, and how she has managed to create a new digital push for the iconic American Girl brand. Read the full show notes at


Favicons Gone Wild - Ep. 72

In this week’s digital marketing news, Google’s favicons are already causing trouble, Twitter allows up to four people on the same live video, North Face gets shut down after boasting about their brilliantly dumb marketing strategy, this week’s marketing article breaks down an SEO audit, and the first launch of an influencers clothing brand might be the last launch. Read the full show notes at


A Landscape Move for IGTV - Ep. 71

In this week's digital marketing news, Instagram breaks away from vertical IGTV videos, Google welcomes icons into Google Search, Linkedin Ads tab added to pages, Google "forgets" to notify everyone about their new Google Images plan, Tesla makes an interesting choice for its new social media manager, and it's not a big deal, but Google is stalking your every online shopping move. Read the full show notes at


What You Need To Know From Google Marketing Live - Ep. 70

If you didn't have the chance to grab a front row seat to Google's Marketing Live Conference this week, Greg and Jess have come to the rescue. On Episode 70, we dive into the biggest takeaways from Google including gallery ads, 6-second bumper machine videos, Discovery campaigns, connected TV, Performance Planner, and buying directly from Youtube videos. We also cover new Google Sheets features, a guide for how-to snippets, and Google Trips. Plus, you won't believe the stunt fans pulled on...


The New Facebook Video Algorithm - Ep. 69

In this week’s digital marketing news, Greg and Jess cover the evergreen Googlebot, better Google search news coverage and podcast support, updated Facebook video ranking factors, SEO tools, Google dominating the internet, negative keywords introduced to Amazon sponsored ads, digital advertising exceeding $100B for the first time in history, and dogs shopping for their own toys online. Read the full show notes here:


Off The Clock: Kirk Williams

Kirk Williams is best known for his work in the paid search space. He's made the Top 25 influential PPC (3 years in a row) and Top 13 PPC Experts according to Search Engine Journal. From working maintenance on his college campus to owning his own marketing agency, Kirk has come a long way. Today, Kirk runs his own marketing agency called Zato Marketing, regularly writes for Search Engine Land, PPC Hero, and Bing, and is an international PPC speaker at numerous digital marketing...


Bing Ads Becomes Microsoft Advertising - Ep. 68

In this week's digital marketing news, Bing Ads evolve into Microsoft Advertising, Google My Business is on the hunt for money, Microsoft Advertising takes on Google with unique features, Facebook turns to the future of privacy with a design makeover, Amazon is on the lookout for a doorbell crime journalist, and we break down the must-know content marketing statistics. Read the full show notes at


What Slowed Growth in Paid Search Spending Means For You - Ep. 67

On this episode of Marketing O’Clock, Merkle reports on digital marketing trends for Q1 of 2019, ads may become inevitable for Netflix, we learn how Google Data Studio can be utilized for Facebook ads, Vimeo launches Showcase, Greg goes on a Twitter rant, Hertz website design nightmare becomes a reality, and Instagram begins testing different ways you can see your total like count. Read the full show notes at


Facebook Ad Manager Gets A Facelift - Ep. 66

In this week’s digital marketing news, Facebook Ads Manager announces updates including a new interface design, Google delivers on publishing real URLs for AMP, you can become teammates on Linkedin, and cell phones may steal the #1 position for seeking out entertainment in 2019 (sorry television).