These days, organic SEO is all about creating the highest quality content that is actionable and informative around a specific topic. While your content will no doubt contain keywords referencing said topic in places like heading tags and body copy, search engines are well-versed at filling in gaps about content topics without needing to be bludgeoned by keywords. Keyword research can never—and should never—be used as a crutch for poor content quality. However, exercises like those described below, can play very important roles in helping you define and measure your content strategy as well as mapping your content topics to real users’ needs. Words matter. 
I just want to ask if is it necessary that the keywords we used on the PPC campaigns are present on our listing ( title, back end keywords, description). And also can we use other brand or competitor names on our PPC. I apologize, I am new to this PPC campaigns and as of now I am reading, searching and watching about it but still have lots of question in mind. Thank you so much.
Keywordstrategien: Der Fokus in der SEO geht auf bestimmte relevante Suchbegriffe oder Suchbegriffscluster. Bei der bezahlten Suche ist es genauso möglich auf angrenzende Suchbegriffe zu bieten, auch wenn diese ggf. einen schlechten AdWords Qualitätsfaktor haben. Am Ende zählt dann hier die Konversion. Ein Beispiel für erweiterte Keywordstrategien, wären hier für uns Begriffe, wie SEO Seminar oder SEO Schulung, auf die wir selber optimieren (SEO). Trotzdem erweitern wir die Bewerbung (Google AdWords) unsere eigenen Seminare auf Begriffe, wie SEO Fortbildung, Weiterbildung etc über Google AdWords.
No matter how marketing-savvy your company may be, you can always learn more about your customers, especially when it comes to personalizing your advertising. That’s where geotargeting can again be beneficial. The information received from geolocation can help a brand determine where a consumer is looking so it can better tailor events, products, and services to those consumer interests in the near future.
Update aus dem Mai 2018: Inzwischen hat Google die Erweiterung der Descriptions auf 300 Zeichen wieder zurückgenommen und ist laut eigenen Aussagen auf eine Länge zurückgegangen, die etwas länger ist als früher. Also ca. 160 Zeichen, aber am Enda hat Google hier noch eine Vorbehalt, der heisst ggf verändern wir auch die Länge, solange es für den Nutzer sinnvoll ist.

I just want to ask if is it necessary that the keywords we used on the PPC campaigns are present on our listing ( title, back end keywords, description). And also can we use other brand or competitor names on our PPC. I apologize, I am new to this PPC campaigns and as of now I am reading, searching and watching about it but still have lots of question in mind. Thank you so much.
Eine Wettbewerbsanalyse ist die strukturierte Untersuchung der Strategien deiner Konkurrenz. Leider verzichten gerade kleinere Unternehmen oft auf eine systematische Bewertung der Wettbewerber. Um Alleinstellungsmerkmale aufzudecken, wettbewerbsfähige Angebote zu erstellen und Risiken zu entdecken, ist eine strukturierte Analyse jedoch unverzichtbar.
Nur mit einer genauen Wettbewerbsanalyse lassen sich Marktpotenziale erkunden und erkennen. Zudem ergeben sich aus der Wettbewerbsanalyse wichtige Einsichten dazu, wie man besser ist als seine Konkurrenten und wie man sich strategisch richtig im Markt positioniert. Und Marketingaktionen wie Werbung, Promotion oder Preisnachlässe können so auf die Konkurrenten abgestimmt werden, dass sie ihren Zweck der Kundengewinnung erfüllen.
Choosing which PPC strategies to deploy will largely depend on the type of business you have and the goals you’d like to achieve. By now, almost all of Google’s above-the-fold search engine result page (SERP) space is PPC advertising, which includes Google Shopping ads and PPC Adwords ads, as well as organic search results. Given this increasingly competitive and limited landscape, it’s important that you use the tools available to get a leg up on the competition. To help you navigate the field, here are 8 of the best PPC strategies your competition is not doing (and that you should be).
What’s the difference between your brand and your keywords? Are you using both effectively? Your brand is one of your most important keywords, but it shouldn’t be your only keyword, nor should you have lots of keywords but no brand. There should be a keyword strategy behind the keywords you pick. This post highlights the why of that and explains the basis of the how, then points you to several useful posts for the how.
You can set a bid adjustment based on a user’s previous behavior on your site, so if they’ve bought one item, you could increase your bids in your other campaign to promote related accessories or products that they are most likely to be interested when they search on Google. This can also work even if they haven’t made a purchase, but simply browsed for your products.
Because someone who is looking for something that specific is probably a much more qualified searcher for your product or service (presuming you're in the blogging space) than someone looking for something really generic. And because long-tail keywords tend to be more specific, it's usually easier to tell what people who search for those keywords are really looking for. Someone searching for the head term "blogging," on the other hand, could be searching it for a whole host of reasons unrelated to your business.
Below, you can find our suggested stages for implementing your keyword strategy, specifically if you are trying to get a newer business with a branded service / product to rank higher in an industry with competitors who have already established a presence in the main search engines. We leave it up to you to decide when it is best to move to each stage. In our opinion, what works for SMEs that need to boost their presence on the web is to develop a keyword strategy that starts out general, without worrying too much about competitors. This strategy can then evolve over time to include more and more branded keywords as well as aiming for some SERPs of better-known competitors.
16. 16 @peakaceag pa.ag Was ist das Google Live-Label? Seit Oktober 2015 als fortwährender Test in den mobilen SERPs vorhanden! Basiert nicht auf strukturierten Daten (á la Schema.org), sondern wird geparsed. Quelle: https://www.seroundtable.com/google-live-label-in-search-results-21010.html “Google is constantly testing, but I’d be surprised if this live label sticks and gets past the tests.” Barry Schwartz seroundtable.com

As I hope I’ve illustrated, in the golden age of martech, it’s time to stop squandering valuable website visits on impersonal, generic experiences. You can now leverage useful information about where your visitors are coming from and, by extension, come up with creative offers that will be relevant for them. Small details significantly enhance customer experience, and I hope you can use the above three examples as a springboard for some experiments of your own.
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.
This is a particularly useful strategy for local businesses (or any business that takes calls, really) to target people who are likely to call them directly from a search query. With Call Extensions you can easily add a click-to-call button to your mobile ads and phone numbers to your desktop ads. Additionally, you can track customers who make calls from your website using Website Call Conversions.
Wenn du dauerhaft auf dem Markt bestehen willst, reicht es nicht aus, eine Wettbewerbsanalyse oder Konkurrenzanalyse nur einmal durchzuführen. Es empfiehlt sich, jedes Jahr eine neue Wettbewerbsanalyse zu erstellen. Der Aufwand für die erste Analyse ist naturgemäß hoch. Für die folgenden Analysen kannst du auf deinen Arbeiten aufbauen – du kennst dann zum Beispiel schon die besten Recherchequellen und musst nicht erneut danach suchen. Vergiss nicht, auch dein eigenes Unternehmen regelmäßig unter die Lupe zu nehmen – zum Beispiel mit der bewährten SWOT-Analyse. So hast du gute Chancen auf vordere Positionen im Wettbewerb.
Once you know your target audience, you can easily aim your advertisements towards areas where your target audience would be. Bonobos, an online male clothing store, did a great job of this when they were launching their Guide Shops pop-ups. The “store” would serve purely as a try on and styling area. Once you ordered clothes, they’d be sent to your house directly.

Ego and assumptions led me to choose the wrong keywords for my own site. How did I spend three years optimizing my site and building links to finally crack the top three for six critical keywords, only to find out that I wasted all that time? However, in spite of targeting the wrong words, Seer grew the business. In this presentation, Will shows you the mistakes made and share with you the approaches that can help you build content that gets you thanked.

Was die Darstellung im Businessplan betrifft: Es ist auf keinen Fall sinnvoll und notwendig, eine vollständige Wettbewerbsanalyse inklusive sämtlicher Kennzahlen, Strategien, Stärken und Schwächen vorzulegen. Ziel deiner Untersuchungen ist es herauszufinden, wie du dich mit deinem Unternehmen am besten positionierst, um erfolgreich durchstarten zu können. Insofern reicht es völlig aus, lediglich die wichtigsten Erkenntnisse und deine Schlussfolgerungen in übersichtlicher Form deinem Businessplan hinzuzufügen.


To keep things simple, you may try IP based redirects on your server. You can setup simple redirects based on geolocation, using .htaccess or httpd.conf on your Apache server (mod_geoip). The GeoIP API (MaxMind) will enable you to quickly configure your server to divert traffic according to the originating IP. Your web analytics and optimization should do the rest. All you need to make sure it that you have a couple of landing pages to test your assumptions on.

Wenn du hierüber genügend Informationen besitzt, kannst du dich mit der Entwicklung von eigenen Strategien für den Wettbewerb beschäftigen – indem du neben dem Status quo auf deinem Markt, der sich mit objektiven Daten beschreiben lässt, die Strategien deiner Wettbewerber untersuchst. Auf diese Strategien musst du reagieren. Das kannst du aber nur, wenn du über die Strategien deiner Mitbewerber informiert bist.
It works like this – if there is an IP address the company wants to locate, they ping ‎it from a few of their servers, for which they already know the location.  A ping is ‎just a way to test if a computer can connect, and how long it takes to do so, but ‎doesn’t transmit any meaningful data.  Then, by looking at the time it takes each ‎server to connect, it can establish a shared point or origin, and thereby physically ‎locate the user.  It uses the public IP locations to validate their approach and check ‎for anomalies in network latency which would lead to bad data.  ‎
Use Google Keyword Planner and your list of potential search ideas to create a list of terms/phrases that align with your brand and that, ideally, aren’t highly competitive. Google ranks competitiveness in Keyword Planner, seen above. You can also get an idea of how competitive a keyword search is by looking at the price of the suggested Adwords bid. Competitive search terms are typically much harder to rank for.
This is a particularly useful strategy for local businesses (or any business that takes calls, really) to target people who are likely to call them directly from a search query. With Call Extensions you can easily add a click-to-call button to your mobile ads and phone numbers to your desktop ads. Additionally, you can track customers who make calls from your website using Website Call Conversions.
The answers remain to be seen, but there’s one no brainer in all of this; one best practice that can dictate any brand’s choices around location-based marketing: ask your users. Explain why you want to target them, tell them how you plan to use their data, and make some commitments about how you won’t use it. Ask for feedback via quick polls, or consider doing some market research on your audience. See what your users most want. Then respect that.
I’ve been working as a Virtual Assistant for a long time for Amazon sellers and I find your article very helpful on my work. I have a question. In selecting keywords to run on PPC at Amazon, does it need your listing to be seen in a particular keywords before including that keyword in your ad campaign? I was told that if your listing doesn’t show in the search result in a particular keyword it’s useless to use that for ad campaign.
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.
At what point should you stop paying for clicks and simply depend on free organic traffic? I know making the investment and maybe even giving up a profit initially is important. But, on one hand, I’m afraid that if I stop paying for ads my ranking will drop, and on the other, if I keep paying the amount I’m paying I may never make a real profit. Is there a magic time frame or metric that can be used to gauge when you can stop pumping money into clicks and start enjoying your margins?
Im Idealfall kennst du den Markt und konkurrierende Unternehmen bereits sehr genau und kannst ihre jeweiligen Besonderheiten, Stärken und Schwächen aus dem Stegreif aufzählen. Dennoch ist es sinnvoll, dich bei deiner Untersuchung nicht nur auf Bauchgefühl, Instinkt, Erfahrung und Hörensagen zu verlassen, sondern nachvollziehbar und strategisch bei der Datensammlung vorzugehen. Dazu kannst du unter anderem diese Informationsquellen nutzen:
9. 9 @peakaceag pa.ag Wenn Google den Traffic selbst behält… Thanks to Aaron Chronister - Director, Audience Development @ CBS Interactive CBS rankte den ganzen Tag über auf Platz #1 und #2 für News und Organic. Ab 14:00 EST übernahm Google die Suchergebnisse mit ihrem eigenen Wahlergebnisblock. Der Traffic nahm ab da stündlich um einige Millionen Besucher ab. Der 2. Ausschlag zeigt den Zeitpunkt an, ab dem die offiziellen Ergebnisse eintrafen. Die Zahl der Suchanfragen stieg wieder an, aber nicht so stark, dass wir die früheren Ergebnisse (#1 und #2) erreichen konnten.
Geofencing hinges on the use of a “fence”—a designated area that a marketer sets. Where geo-targeting allows you to get more granular and include or exclude certain users in the target area (based on demographic, for instance), geofencing is a bit more of a blunt object in that you’ll capture all users who move into a certain area. The purpose of creating a geofence is to target communications in a given zone, in a given context—just like geo-targeting, but with greater accuracy. Retail operators who want to catch the attention of shoppers as they pass by a store, for example, might use geofencing.
Then how can someone afford to pay $54.20 per click if it does not generate profit? The answer is simple: they are spending that money to build a brand and they are not focused on the profitability on that individual click; they are focused on profitability over time and they most likely have a budget assigned to building that brand. Not having to focus on achieving profit for individual click puts a company at a tremendous advantage for displaying their brand prominently in search results. It also makes it harder for profitability based marketers to compete.
1. Branding or converting strategy. One of the first things to consider in developing a keyword strategy is what you want to accomplish when you reach your target audience. Do you just want to generate an impression for branding purposes or do you want to invite them to your place where you get them to make a purchase? Here are three types of strategies to consider:
At what point should you stop paying for clicks and simply depend on free organic traffic? I know making the investment and maybe even giving up a profit initially is important. But, on one hand, I’m afraid that if I stop paying for ads my ranking will drop, and on the other, if I keep paying the amount I’m paying I may never make a real profit. Is there a magic time frame or metric that can be used to gauge when you can stop pumping money into clicks and start enjoying your margins?
Geofencing hinges on the use of a “fence”—a designated area that a marketer sets. Where geo-targeting allows you to get more granular and include or exclude certain users in the target area (based on demographic, for instance), geofencing is a bit more of a blunt object in that you’ll capture all users who move into a certain area. The purpose of creating a geofence is to target communications in a given zone, in a given context—just like geo-targeting, but with greater accuracy. Retail operators who want to catch the attention of shoppers as they pass by a store, for example, might use geofencing.

Search engine advertising is one of the most popular forms of PPC. It allows advertisers to bid for ad placement in a search engine's sponsored links when someone searches on a keyword that is related to their business offering. For example, if we bid on the keyword “PPC software,” our ad might show up in the very top spot on the Google results page.
It’s worth mentioning that some of these terms are still evolving, and their use is still being defined. For example, geo-targeting is often used synonymously with location targeting, for now, but that could change. Terms and meaning might shift over time as the technology and its uses evolve. But, like geo-targeting, we’ve got you covered right here, right now.
Vorstellungen des Konkurrenten über die Branche: Die "Industrie-Rezepte"[3], Meinungen, Glauben und Vorstellungen, die der Konkurrent über die Industrie hat, bestimmen seine Gedankenwelt. Da Entscheidungen aber durch die begrenzte Rationalität des Entscheiders getroffen werden, ist die Kenntnis dieser Gedankenwelt äußerst wichtig für die Vorhersage seines Verhaltens. Hinzu kommen frühere Erfolge und Misserfolge, die Tendenzen für bestimmte Aktionen verstärken oder abschwächen.

Unsicherheiten bestimmen den Markt. Wenn alle Entwicklungen vorhersehbar wären, gäbe es keinen Wettbewerb. Jedes Marketing wäre überflüssig. Mit dieser Unsicherheit musst du leben. Durch das Erstellen einer Wettbewerbsanalyse kannst du dir aber zumindest eine Orientierung schaffen. Wettbewerbsanalyse und Konkurrenzanalyse verschaffen dir Handlungsspielräume, öffnen oft auch die Augen für die Entwicklung neuer Strategien. Dabei sind es im Wesentlichen drei Grundfragen, die für die strategische Ausrichtung eines Geschäfts von Bedeutung sind:
I assume that you have already created an optimized listing. You want to ensure that you are doing everything possible to convert a visitor into a sale, so you want to make sure that you have the following: high resolution images, keyword-rich descriptive title, descriptive bullet points, product description. You can see how I put together the listing for Jungle Stix here.
Keyword research is a time consuming and continuous activity. Create your list of core keywords at the time of campaign planning and you should constantly refine and expand your keyword list for long-tail, low cost and highly relevant keywords. Another important step in keyword research is to review high cost, under performing keywords. Remove these keywords from your list.
Im Idealfall kennst du den Markt und konkurrierende Unternehmen bereits sehr genau und kannst ihre jeweiligen Besonderheiten, Stärken und Schwächen aus dem Stegreif aufzählen. Dennoch ist es sinnvoll, dich bei deiner Untersuchung nicht nur auf Bauchgefühl, Instinkt, Erfahrung und Hörensagen zu verlassen, sondern nachvollziehbar und strategisch bei der Datensammlung vorzugehen. Dazu kannst du unter anderem diese Informationsquellen nutzen:
Using negative keywords in PPC campaigns is an often overlooked but highly effective strategy. These are keywords that you add to your campaign that you don’t want to target. Adding negative keywords will let Google know that it should not show your campaigns in searches that include these words. This is a crucial step in order to make sure that you don’t waste money by displaying your ad for irrelevant searches.
Geo-Targeting content is simple and beneficial to most websites, advertisers and publishers, as well anyone using PPC campaigns or SEO. Not only does it enable you to match the most relevant content to your visitor, Geo Targeting also serves as an excellent basis for experimenting with traffic to optimize your funnels. Some ideas were presented here that may be tested, but the options are virtually limitless.
Amazon will decide which one to select based on bids and relevance. Even with ads, if A9 deems one product “less worthy” than the other and they both have the same ad spend, the “more worthy” product will appear. And yes, you would end up competing with yourself on some ad words. Fortunately, Amazon’s back end remarketing tools (such as “other similar tools”) will help give similar products synergy.
Once you have determined which keywords you should focus on, use them repeatedly in your content. Use an Excel sheet to keep an organized eye on your usage by tracking how many times you use each of your selected terms in your content. Why? The latest Google algorithm update is penalizing pages whose anchor text is over-optimized, and having an updated list of the terms you have already used will help you to vary them smartly.
Unfortunately, I can’t answer all of these questions for you. But I will offer up one solution, and that’s the valuable question of where to begin. Segmenting out an audience is often one of the most important and daunting tasks for a marketer. But the work is worth it. Segmenting visitors into audiences is going to make conversion marketing campaigns more relevant and effective. An easier way to segment is by using something called geo-targeting.
This is a particularly useful strategy for local businesses (or any business that takes calls, really) to target people who are likely to call them directly from a search query. With Call Extensions you can easily add a click-to-call button to your mobile ads and phone numbers to your desktop ads. Additionally, you can track customers who make calls from your website using Website Call Conversions.
I’ve got a couple different campaigns running. I’ve got multiple manual and auto for each individual item, and then I’m testing one that has three products in one. So far, they haven’t really overlapped each other. In fact, I’ve actually improved my sales/ACoS since I started using the manual campaign with three similar products. I’m not sure how Amazon’s algo works for ads, but it seems like they’re taking the best example of my products (the best seller, essentially) and putting it in front of the right people.
You should also take time to ensure that your landing page is designed well, but not just in appearance. Be sure to focus on loading speed and usability as well. Together, all of these elements are crucial to the success of your campaigns. Afterall, you don’t want to spend all your time designing PPC ads only to have your leads bounce right off as soon as they reach your boring or unsightly landing page design—or worse, leave before it even has a chance to load.
Both geo-fencing and geo-targeting can be done on mobile, tablet, computer, or even gaming devices with internet access.  When it comes to deciding which is best for your marketing, think of who your target customer is. If you are interested in advertising to a population of all ages and all interests, geo-fencing is perfect for you. If you are only interested in hitting only a specific consumer demographic that is more niche, then you should be doing geo-targeting.
If you want more traffic from the search engines, follow the steps from the SEO analysis report. The SEO Analyzer point out all of the problem you may have on you website and supply with tips how to fix them. Use wisely and remember not to over-optimize the page, as it may look that the page is created for search engines. Our SEO Analyzer is the most advanced and fastest analyzer on the web.
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