This chapter discusses how to establish goals to measure the success of our campaign. These should be directly tied to the stated objectives, as well as being measureable and achievable. It is important to track as many actions, goals, and engagement data as possible. This is what really drives understanding and insight from your analytics data and will allow you to assess which campaigns are delivering the goods.
Every business can benefit from attracting higher value customers. Whether you’re a real estate company looking for high net worth individuals looking to buy property or a B2B SaaS company looking for a higher average revenue per user (ARPU), attracting customers who will pay you more than others is a powerful way to amplify the growth of your business.

You’ve probably been hearing more and more about retargeting in the couple of years or so, and for good reason too. Retargeting campaigns use cookies to keep track of the internet users who visit your site so that you can continue to market to them once they leave. Have you ever shopped for an item and then suddenly noticed it following you around on other sites? That’s retargeting. And believe it or not, it really works.
Understanding which websites already rank for your keyword gives you valuable insight into the competition, and also how hard it will be to rank for the given term. Are there search advertisements running along the top and right-hand side of the organic results? Typically, many search ads means a high-value keyword, and multiple search ads above the organic results often means a highly lucrative and directly conversion-prone keyword.

This metric can aid everything from budget allocations to search term inclusion and exclusion. We recently used the “All conv. value / cost” metric to identify queries that were converting most frequently and qualifying at the highest rates. These queries have since been applied as exact match keywords in a series of “Top Performers” campaigns, and are already generating new leads.


Once you have collected a good amount of data, it’s time to sift through it and see what’s working, what’s not, and sharpen up your money-making machine. Like I mentioned, Amazon’s advertising platform is very straightforward and simple. This means that the levers you can pull for optimization are more limited than what Facebook Ads, Google AdWords, Bing Ads offers.
For example, assume your search ad generated 5,000 impressions in one day, of which 100 visitors have come to your site, and three have converted for a total profit (not revenue!) of $300. In this case, a single visitor for that keyword is worth $3 to your business. Those 5,000 impressions in 24 hours could generate a click-through rate of between 18-36% with a #1 ranking (see the Slingshot SEO study for more on potential click-through rates), which would mean 900-1800 visits per day, at $3 each, or between 1 and 2 million dollars per year. No wonder businesses love search marketing!
If you aren’t aware of buzzwords in your industry or the terms your potential audience will search to try to find you, you need to do some more research or you will definitely be losing people. In Jerry’s case, he has office space for rent as individual desks in a common room. He needs to realize that the term his potential audience will use to search for that is ‘coworking’. A five-minute keywords change would provide Jerry with a clearer vision of his website’s performance and a greater likelihood of being found through search. Check out the revised keywords below:

Having initiated a Geo Targeting conversion experiment, you are faced with an inherent problem: how can you verify that your Geo Targeting works? One option is to ask people that are located worldwide to browse your targeted pages and inform you of the results. Another, far more convenient method, is to use a “global geo proxy network” that allows you to browse the web from different global locations.
Example 2: If your goal is B2B marketing and relations, your keyword(s) should have a revenue spin. For example, if your business sells software for eCommerce, your keywords would focus on that. Your concept might sound something like this: “the best software for B2B marketing and eCommerce.” You would then create a keyword theme around this concept, leading to use of the keyword or phrase for B2B SEO. This specific keyword concept is more likely to attract your target audience of B2B marketers and companies.
On the other hand, version B not only communicates the valueof the cyber security business (protecting other business’s data from hackers and cyber attacks), but also acknowledges the potential customer. The copy in version B also addresses the fact that what the viewer is likely looking for in such a company is a sense of security, and caters to that with the words “protect” and “safe”.
This is the paid search strategy that is deployed most often by search marketers and for good reason: it focuses purely on maximizing the profitability of campaigns. For most of us, that is the reason why we continue to spend money with search engines, and why the industry keeps on growing year over year. We manage campaigns to maximize profitability and we don’t have to worry about budgets as long as it’s profitable. Or at least that’s what we hope will happen.

You will want to filter by Spend just to make sure that you know all of the keywords that you are investing in. Make sure that these are converting keywords for you, and that it is a profitable investment for your ad to appear for the given search query. Remember, an optimized paid search campaign is all about ensuring that you bring qualified traffic to your listing at an efficient and profitable cost.
Aus der Wettbewerbsanalyse leiten Sie Ihre Wettbewerbsstrategie ab. Dazu identifizieren Sie die Stärken und Schwächen Ihrer Konkurrenten und bringen dann die Stärken Ihres Unternehmens und Ihrer Produkte in die richtige Position. Hilfreich dafür ist die Vorlage Stärken und Schwächen des Wettbewerbers. Dabei bedenken Sie auch, wie der Konkurrent auf Ihre Aktionen reagieren könnte: Welche Ressourcen kann er ins Feld führen? Welcher Strategie-Charakter ist für ihn maßgeblich? Welche strategischen Optionen stehen ihm zur Verfügung? Wie beim Schachspiel denken Sie einige Züge voraus. Hilfreich dafür sind die Fragen aus der Vorlage Reaktionen der Wettbewerber im Markt.
Ohne die Definition von Begriffen, für die eine bestimmte Unterseite gute Suchergebnisse erzielen soll, ist die Optimierung der Seiten genau darauf logischerweise auch nicht möglich. Im Kapitel Keyword-Strategie und -Recherche werden zunächst die Grundlagen der Keyword-Recherche mit besonderem Fokus auf Conquer- und Defend-Strategien sowie unterschiedliche Typen von Suchanfragen und Diversifikationen von Keywords vermittelt.
If you are launching in a competitive category and you know this to be the case, then you may indeed have to invest more heavily at the start to get ahead. It obviously varies by product and category, and this is why we often advise new sellers to go for non-competitive categories with high demand. That’s not to say you should never launch in a competitive category though – and props to you for going for it!
The first case is quite simple yet happens often. So for example, you have not sold tandem bikes for years (and had the word “tandem” in a negative list), then you started to sell them again. But your PPC specialist forgot to remove the word from negatives, and now you are left wondering why you are not getting any traffic for this keyword. To avoid this situation, check your negative keyword lists regularly and bring the relevant keywords back to life.

In the US, we have worked with a fast food chain to target consumers in a specific DMA with an ad campaign which directed the consumer to a promotional microsite, where they were able to select a mobile coupon to redeem in-store.  In another campaign, a US hotel chain targeted selected states in the US where their brand is most popular, and where there is a high customer demand. The campaign enabled the client to connect geographically-targeted consumers with a direct call to action – in this case a click-to-call facility, offering a booking discount.
I don’t quite understand the use of negative keywords with manual campaigns as you stated, however, I read another article of yours and it stated to do both Manual and Auto campaigns for the same product, tale keywords from the manual campaign and input them as “negative keywords” in the auto campaigns as a strategy to not compete against your own keywords….is this still accurate? I look forward to these posts to build up my knowledge and best practices for PPC on Amazon. Thanks so much
For example, assume your search ad generated 5,000 impressions in one day, of which 100 visitors have come to your site, and three have converted for a total profit (not revenue!) of $300. In this case, a single visitor for that keyword is worth $3 to your business. Those 5,000 impressions in 24 hours could generate a click-through rate of between 18-36% with a #1 ranking (see the Slingshot SEO study for more on potential click-through rates), which would mean 900-1800 visits per day, at $3 each, or between 1 and 2 million dollars per year. No wonder businesses love search marketing!
Understanding which websites already rank for your keyword gives you valuable insight into the competition, and also how hard it will be to rank for the given term. Are there search advertisements running along the top and right-hand side of the organic results? Typically, many search ads means a high-value keyword, and multiple search ads above the organic results often means a highly lucrative and directly conversion-prone keyword.
Doch irgendwo muss das Wissen über die Konkurrenz herkommen. Ohne die Mitbewerber und ihre Strategien zu kennen, ist es nahezu unmöglich, an ihnen vorbeizuziehen. Hier kommen die Verbraucher ins Spiel - sie sind die Grundlage für eine Wettbewerbsanalyse aus Kundensicht. Denn sie entscheiden letztendlich, ob ein Produkt oder eine Dienstleistung Erfolg hat. Sie entscheiden, ob sie einer Marke treu bleiben oder zur Konkurrenz wechseln. Und aus diesem Grund ist es eine wichtige Methode der Wettbewerbsanalyse, Verbraucher mithilfe von Umfragen direkt zu befragen. Und zwar nicht nur jene, die sowieso schon Kunden des eigenen Unternehmens sind, sondern auch alle anderen potenziellen Kunden. Für eine solche Konkurrenzanalyse aus Kundensicht ist die digitale Marktforschung das optimale Tool. Auf diesem Wege können innerhalb kürzester Zeit tausende Meinungen eingeholt werden, die ein Unternehmen näher an das Ziel bringen, seine Konkurrenz zu durchleuchten. 
You will want to filter by Spend just to make sure that you know all of the keywords that you are investing in. Make sure that these are converting keywords for you, and that it is a profitable investment for your ad to appear for the given search query. Remember, an optimized paid search campaign is all about ensuring that you bring qualified traffic to your listing at an efficient and profitable cost.
Leider kann ein Unternehmen, dass seine Wettbewerber nicht kennt, schnell das Potential übersehen, dass der Markt und die Kunden dem eigenen Unternehmen bieten. Eine der umfangreichsten und besten Möglichkeiten die Wettbewerber und die Branche zu bewerten ist eine Wettbewerbsanalyse die in regelmäßigen Abständen durchgeführt wird und umfangreiche Informationen und Grundlagen für die eigene strategische Planung liefert. Hauptziel einer Wettbewerbsanalyse ist es, die Stärken und Schwächen der Wettbewerber zu recherchieren, einzuschätzen und Kenntnisse über deren Strategie, Marktdurchdringung, Kundenbindung etc. zu gewinnen.
Die Wettbewerber zu bestimmen und jeweilige Stärken und Schwächen zu definieren ist Teil der Konkurrenzanalyse, dem wichtigsten Bereich der Wettbewerbsanalyse. Die Konkurrenzanalyse bildet dabei die Grundlage für weitere Themen des Businessplans, wie z.B. Strategie oder Marketing. Nutzen Sie für Ihre Konkurrenzanalyse unser Konkurrenzanalyse-Tool. 
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