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Sure, Google now weighs apps and mobile-readiness in search rankings. Does it really matter? http://bit.ly/1wvIxmQ
It used to be that, when Google announced yet another tweak to their algorithm, I rubbed my hands with anticipation. Now, it just makes me
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Have you heard about ‪#‎PPC‬, but aren't sure what it could mean to your business? Here are six ways it can boost your bottom line.
Not sure how PPC can help your growing business? Discover 6 ways that PPC can help your bottom line.
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What's a #Sitelink? How does it fit in with your efforts on +Google Ads? Isn't #CTR that band John Fogerty headlined? All these questions and more answered by our #PPC Essentials team this week.
Learn what a Sitelink is in Google AdWords and why you should be using them. Follow our best practices to drive high CTRs on your PPC ads.
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Stop wasting money on +Google+ Adwords and Bing Ads. We have some easy to implement tips that can solve your #PPC woes.
Wasting money on PPC though Google AdWords and Bing Ads? These seven easy to implement tips can put you back on the path to pay-per-click marketing success.
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What if you can't afford to pay +Beyoncé to tweet about your brand? Learn about influencer engagement on #social for us mere mortals.
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A look at the correlation between the +Seattle Seahawks , minor earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest, and spikes in Twitter mentions... and how it can impact your organization.
When you hear people talking about "seismic activity" on the West Coast, what immediately jumps to mind? Los Angeles, rumbling as the San Andreas
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Join us this Thursday to learn more about Paid #Social and the best ways Social Media Managers can integrate it into their ongoing efforts: http://bit.ly/PortentPaidSocial
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ABC: Always Be Closing! No, wait... that's not right. Michael Wiegand discusses the real "ABC's" of +Google Analytics. 
Anybody who’s been in this business for a while knows their ABCs: Acquisition Behavior Conversion It’s built into Google Analytics, for
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Tune in tomorrow as +Portent, Inc. SEO Strategist George Freitag and three other experts discuss Local #SEO for Multi-Location Businesses in a free webinar hosted by +Powered by Search. 
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Writing great ad copy isn't as easy as they make it look on +Mad Men, but it's absolutely something you can get good at with practice and the right approach.
Learn how to write compelling PPC ad copy with this easy to follow post with examples outlining six keys to start writing great ad copy today!
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This is some great advice from +Social Media Today. Things like paid social campaigns and content calendars are going to become vital for success in 2015.

If you're looking for more insight into these topics, be sure to check out the social offerings from Portent --> bit.ly/portentsocial
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Our good friends at +Rival IQ are hosting a #FREE series of marketing webinars this week featuring some of the brightest in the business. +Portent, Inc. founder and CEO Ian Lurie will be presenting his FREE webinar on Thursday at 12:30pm. 

Did we mention it was free? Registration information below.
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Smith Tower, 506 2nd Ave #1700 Seattle, WA 98104, United States
506 2nd Avenue #1700USWashingtonSeattle98104
(206) 575-3740portent.com
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Portent specializes in SEO, PPC, social media, content, analytics, creative services, and integrated online marketing strategy and implementation.
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"When it comes to Internet Marketing, they really 'get it."
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Jason Nelson
7 months ago
We engaged with Portent for a PPC campaign through their 'PPC Essentials' program. Based on Portent's claims, description of services, customer reviews, and industry recognition we felt confident Portent's services would be useful in elevating the campaign's performance. We were sorely disappointed. After our agreement was finalized with the manager, we were assigned a specialist to our campaign. I monitored their activities on the account, and found the little work they performed was of poor quality. They set up new ad groups without extensions or mobile ads and their work was sloppy and near amateur. We terminated their services after only three weeks as a result. While they may say need more time to improve a campaign's performance, I'm not one for paying for low quality services. I would not recommend using the PPC Essentials plan. It appears to be geared towards taking advantage of the Portent name and spending minimal time and skill on small business owners AdWords accounts to maximize profits. My opinion in Portent as a company is seriously diminished.
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Charlie Cole
3 years ago
When I think of Portent Interactive, I think of synonyms for the word 'rad'. They are results driven experts who are personable and fun to work with.
A Google User
6 years ago
As a long-time partner of Portent Interactive, we've found them to be thoroughly knowledgeable about a stunning variety of internet marketing topics. Their deep and talented team goes the extra mile for us, putting in weekends and late night work when required. But it's not just effort, we get results too. They have helped us increase our total online revenue by huge amounts in the past 12 months. Great job, team and thank you, Portent!
A Google User
6 years ago
Thanks to the crew at Portent for supporting the Amgen Tour of California. Banana ManTracy, Anna, Brandon, Dan, Chris and the rest of the staff....Without them I wouldn't survive the week during the tour. Andrew
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Richard Elliott
9 months ago
We engaged Portent to help with PPC, as part of their 'PPC Essentials' plan for small businesses. We chose them because of their claims about being leading experts in PPC. They convinced us we needed an "account audit" (US$800), which is no where mentioned on their 'Essentials' page. This audit basically consisted of a completely new set up on our Adwords account that appeared to be written by a two year old. The ad copy was so poor we asked them to rewrite it at least two times. When challenged about some of their logic, they sent long defensive emails by reply that showed us they really didn't look into our account in any depth. They then wanted us to pay in advance for the first month, however we were so worried by the lack of attention to detail we requested that they confirm they will provide a higher level of service, to which they replied that we needed to, "come to terms with their service and strategy”! Basically saying that as a customer we know nothing and should accept second-class service and support. We have asked for a reply from Ian Lauire ("Chairman"), asking for a response or refund, of which we have received neither. Portent's commitment to their customers is pathetic. Avoid at all costs.
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Doug Antkowiak
2 years ago
I highly recommend Portent.
A Google User
4 years ago
This is the second time I have worked with Portent Interactive and as far as I can tell they are some of the smartest internet people around. Ian and his team are creative, brilliant and do what they say when they say they will do it. We are VERY satisfied with the work we have done together.
A Google User
6 years ago
We have worked with Portent on various aspects of our search engine marketing and they truly are internet marketing experts. We have seen our search rankings improve and Web site traffic increase since we started working with them last year.