Google AdWords used to be a great way to get targeted traffic. For many online marketers, those days are simply over.
Over the past several years, just about everybody joined the paid search party, driving CPC ever higher. At the same time, people have developed a severe case of ad blindness. The result is a steady decline in returns from search advertising. As a matter of fact, AdWords stopped making any sense in many industries.
So what’s next for traffic acquisition?
Native advertising, also known as organic advertising, is taking the world by storm. Great content, promoted through sophisticated recommendation engines to the right audience, at the right time, has proved to drive more engagement and better conversion rates.