4. Choose keywords based on more than just high search traffic. Depending on which strategy you’re using, branding or conversion, you should not fall into the trap of just looking at search volume when judging which keywords to use. Just because one keyword has a whole lot more searches than another doesn’t necessarily mean it will be a better performing search term. Take the time to analyze other factors that provide more granularity. Here is an example of other factors you may want to look at:

Some websites regard visitors in different ways. For example, blogs are not as concerned with their visitor type, so long as they are drawing in visitors. In short, having an audience matters more than who makes up the audience. A business website, on the other hand, is looking for a certain type of traffic. This traffic should come from your target market. To make this happen, creating a keyword theme is necessary.
Holvi Payment Services Oy wird von der Finnischen Finanzaufsichtsbehörde „FIN-FSA“ als autorisiertes Zahlungsinstitut beaufsichtigt. Das von Holvi angebotene Konto ist ein Zahlungskonto und die auf dem Konto gehaltenen Einlagen werden als getrennte Kundengelder geführt. Einlagen, die sich auf Zahlungskonten befinden, sind nicht über die Einlagensicherung geschützt, ebenso erhalten die Einlagen keine Verzinsung.
Großes Augenmerk sollten Sie auf die Stärken und Schwächen Ihrer Konkurrenten legen. Schwächen bieten Ihnen Ansatzpunkte für Ihre eigene Strategie, denn Sie können sie zu Ihrem eigenen Vorteil nutzen. Ist Ihr Konkurrent beispielsweise für seine großen Verspätungen bei der Auftragsausführung bekannt, können Sie Ihre Pünktlichkeit in den Vordergrund stellen. Die Stärken und Alleinstellungsmerkmale Ihrer Wettbewerber sind allerdings ebenso wichtig, denn sie können Markteintrittsbarrieren darstellen, die es zu überwinden gilt.
I like to turn on PPC campaigns as soon as I have just a few reviews. Others may say to wait until you have 10 or more, and though it may be true that your conversion rate is higher as you have more reviews, I think it is more valuable to get a more active listing (remember that PPC campaigns often boost your organic ranking), and you can start collecting data on converting keywords so that you can also incorporate those into your listing if it makes sense.
In order to get more specific with our audience, we set up our targeting to focus on those people that Facebook says are interested in moving. We narrow our age range slightly to exclude those too young to (probably) be looking to sell their home, and also include some demographic and behavioral targeting traits. We target those who are “likely to move” and those within a range of incomes and net worths that we like:
Reason: When a visitor sticks around on your site for a minute or less, you can consider their stay to be negligible. When a visit exceeds that amount of time, the visitor has more potential for becoming a client and an increased chance of converting on your calls-to-action. If a visitor spends a considerable amount of time on your website, they are likely to come back or to take action on conversion areas you have included in your site (call-to-actions, downloads, contact forms, etc.).
It's wonderful to deal with keywords that have 5,000 searches a day, or even 500 searches a day, but in reality, these popular search terms actually make up less than 30% of the searches performed on the web. The remaining 70% lie in what's called the "long tail" of search. The long tail contains hundreds of millions of unique searches that might be conducted a few times in any given day, but, when taken together, comprise the majority of the world's search volume.
Geotargeting is a practice frequently deployed by such restaurants and brick-and-mortar businesses looking to drive local foot traffic, but it isn’t exclusively the province of these verticals. Even sports teams have gotten in on the action, targeting fans that are at (or have been to) a particular stadium or event in order to drive ticket sales, app downloads, and more.

Should l raise my manual exact ad to $3bid and raise my budget to $200 to make sure it is enough through the day and run for 10-14 days to be shown on page 1 first sponsored ad spot? Or should l add more main keywords which converts and try to raise them all together at the same time? This strategy looks like l will collect more sales, but it also scatters my sales through different keywords and my organic listing will go up slower but for more keywords.
In reality, even profitability focused campaigns will have limits when it comes to budget, so our focus is often maximizing profitability within the budget we have allotted. This can mean bringing in fewer conversions at a lower cost per acquisition (CPA) and eliminating elements of campaigns that are under performing compared to your acceptable conversion goal. Mining search query reports, establishing negative keywords, bidding down on keywords with high CPA’s or no conversions are all techniques we employ in order to maximize our profitability within the parameters given.
3. Mapping keywords to the right landing pages. One way to insure you get the best results from your keyword campaigns is to make sure there is very high relevance between the keywords you use and the associated landing pages. This is a very important principle. What happens when you click on an organic listing or a PPC add from a SERP (search engine results page) and the content has little to zero keywords on that page that you used to search on? Right, you bolt and head back and click on another link. Make sure your landing pages are optimized to handle your keyword traffic to make them relevant.
Deine Konkurrenten sind ein zentraler Bestandteil deiner Analyse. Deine Aufgabe besteht darin herauszufinden, wer die anderen Marktteilnehmer sind, wer den Markt dominiert, welche Wettbewerber welche Nische besetzen und so weiter. Finde im Rahmen der Konkurrenzanalyse Informationen zur Rivalität unter den Marktteilnehmern und untersuche, mit welchen Instrumenten andere Unternehmen sich besonders gut positionieren.
Research: These searchers are further down the funnel than informational searchers. They’ve already decided that they want to buy a product, but they haven’t quite decided which one is best. They’re looking for more information, so product keywords usually include words such as "review", “top 10”, “comparison”. And while it may look like spam to you, a word like “cheap” can actually help turn researchers into conversions.
"We've been experimenting with Quora Ads in a few client accounts and have been intrigued by the (limited) results thus far. One of our clients, Dataquest, is an online platform for learning data science. Their marketing director approached us about Quora Ads a few months ago, and we decided to give it a shot. To be fair, we are still in the middle of the trial run, so the traffic is fairly low, but what we have seen come through is enough to get us excited about it as a new channel. 
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.
But consider this: only a lead who is in the early stages of researching a product or solution (aka not ready to convert) uses such general keywords in their search engine research, simply because they aren’t yet educated enough about what they’re looking for. Similar to a negative keyword strategy, bottom-of-the-funnel (BOFU) keywords can help you reach avoid the wrong leads. These keywords are ones that are more pricing and service-oriented, which will bring in consumers who have a higher potential of converting as a result of your PPC ads.
Die SWOT-Analyse ist ein sehr mächtiges Werkzeug – nicht nur, um deine eigenen Strategien anhand deiner Stärken und Schwächen zu optimieren. Diese Vorgehensweise eignet sich auch hervorragend, um mehr über deine Konkurrenten herauszufinden. Manchmal stellt sich erst durch eine SWOT-Analyse im Rahmen einer Konkurrenzanalyse heraus, warum dein Konkurrent eine ganz bestimmte Strategie des Marketings oder des Vertriebs anwendet. SWOT beruht auf jeweils zwei inneren und äußeren Faktoren:
Another way to define a perimeter is not by distance, but by time. A company named iGeolise developed a platform they call TravelTime, an API that allows mobile apps and sites to search by time rather than distance. This could be useful for a condo unit near downtown looking to attract workers with very long commutes, or a restaurant targeting hotel patrons within a 10-minute walking distance.
You may be wondering why these seemingly different strategies are included as one. The reason is that the strategy is the same: Getting the most out of your budget. The only difference is the tactics to achieve that strategy. Sure you may need to look at different metrics and dimensions of your campaigns to maximize your budget, but in the end you achieve the same thing.
Many marketers experience this issue during PPC campaigns: They’re attracting the attention of their audience and driving traffic with their ads, yes—but those website and landing page visits aren’t resulting in the amount of conversions they would have expected. If you are also experiencing this, your ads may be targeting consumers who aren’t quite in the decision stage of their buyer’s journey through the use of too many top-of-the-funnel (TOFU) keywords in your ad copy.
Nachdem Sie im ersten Schritt analysiert haben, welche und wie viele Ihrer Produkte durch die Konkurrenz angeboten werden, sollten Sie jetzt einen aktuellen Preisvergleich zur Konkurrenz ziehen und diese Ergebnisse analysieren. Durch die Analyse der Produktpreise Ihrer Wettbewerber können Sie unterschiedliche Fragen beantworten, zum Beispiel auf welchem Niveau Preise gesetzt werden können, ob Ihre Preise für die gewählte Positionierungsstrategie zu hoch oder zu niedrig angesetzt wurden oder ob Ihre Preise überhaupt wettbewerbsfähig sind.
Abhängig von Märkten und Branchen hat die Wettbewerbsanalyse einen erheblichen Einfluss auf Entscheidungen. In Branchen, in denen Investitionen für Produktionsmittel erheblich sind und gleichzeitig wesentliche Einflüsse auf die Angebotsseite ausüben (vergl. Überkapazitäten in der Branchenstrukturanalyse), ist die sorgfältige Abwägung der Wirkung einer Investition auf den Gesamtmarkt genau so wichtig wie die Betrachtung der Finanzierung; typische Beispiele finden sich bei Erdöl-Raffinerien, Automobilunternehmen, Werften und vielen anderen mehr. In all diesen Branchen fahren Unternehmen bei sinkender Auslastung früh Verluste ein, da der Fixkostenanteil sehr hoch ist und nicht zeitnah an die neue Situation angepasst werden kann. Anpassungen der Kapazitäten an steigenden Bedarf erfordern aber teilweise sehr kostspielige Investitionen und verursachen häufig ein Überangebot innerhalb der Branche. Führen zwei Unternehmen in solchen Industrien gleichzeitig gleichartige Maßnahmen aus, so führt dies schnell zu einem Preiskrieg, der die gesamte Branche schädigen kann.
Another way to define a perimeter is not by distance, but by time. A company named iGeolise developed a platform they call TravelTime, an API that allows mobile apps and sites to search by time rather than distance. This could be useful for a condo unit near downtown looking to attract workers with very long commutes, or a restaurant targeting hotel patrons within a 10-minute walking distance.
Auch die Bestsellerautorin und Karriereberaterin Svenja Hofert gibt in ihrem „Praxisbuch für Freiberufler“ wertvolle Tipps für eine gute Wettbewerbsanalyse mit einfachen Mitteln. Sie hat dort eine Tabelle veröffentlicht, die sich besonders kleine Gründer zunutze machen können. In diese Tabelle werden zunächst die wichtigsten Wettbewerber eingetragen. Dann werden Informationen zu ihrem jeweiligen Alleinstellungsmerkmal, ihrer Erfahrung und ihren Kontakten ergänzt und die eigenen Vor- und Nachteile ihnen gegenüber notiert (Svenja Hofert: Praxisbuch für Freiberufler, Frankfurt 2007). So erhält man zwar kein vollständiges, aber ein umfassendes Bild davon, wie sich der Markt darstellt, in den man mit seiner Gründung einsteigen will.

SEO-Beratung lebt von fachlicher Kompetenz und Vertrauen. Beides ist bei Indexlift in der Person von Jens Fröhlich bestens vereint. Unaufgeregt und mit dem nötigen Weitblick ausgestattet, berät er uns zielführend seit einiger Zeit auf diesem sensiblen Gebiet. Besonders schätzen wir seine verständlichen Erklärungen, in dieser sehr stark technisch geprägten Materie der Suchmaschinenoptimierung.
This is the most basic way to start your keyword research—so basic, in fact, that it's easy to overlook. Let's say you're  manufacturing solar panels and you want to target businesses that qualify for alternative energy tax credits. Start with a Google search just like your customers would.  You can see which phrases pop up first when you type in "alternative energy tax credits." This should give you a good indication of the most popular searches.
Now the ad servers don’t create this table themselves, they license it from another ‎company like MaxMind or DigitalEnvoy, whose primary business is geolocation ‎data.   This is no enviable task; IP addresses themselves don’t necessarily have an ‎obvious pattern in the way they are assigned like a telephone area code would.  It’s ‎a bit like solving a mystery, and the geolocation companies use a variety of ‎methods to approach the problem.  ‎
Jetzt beginnt der aufwändigste Teil der Konkurrenzanalyse: Sie müssen die Informationen beschaffen, die Sie laut Schritt 2 benötigen. Hierbei kommt viel manuelle Recherchearbeit auf Sie zu. Glücklicherweise gibt es viele Informationsquellen, die Sie überwiegend sogar kostenfrei nutzen können. Einige Ansatzpunkte für Ihre Recherche finden Sie in unserem Artikel zur Findung von Markt- und Branchendaten. Weitere Quellen, um Informationen für die Wettbewerbsanalyse zu finden, sind:

It is important to set the objective of your campaign. Ad objective will help you to drive your campaign effectively. Identify your ad objective and keep it in mind while planning your campaign strategy. Your ad objective or marketing objective can be brand awareness, lead generation, to increase your website traffic and to increase the sale of your website. For each objective, you need to plan your ad strategy, which helps to fulfill your goals.

Bestimmung der Fähigkeiten des Konkurrenten: Unter diesem Punkt fasst Grant die Ressourcen und die Aktionsmöglichkeiten eines Konkurrenten zusammen. So, wie ein Formel-1-Rennwagen nur mit den Fähigkeiten eines Fahrers zu einem Sieg kommen kann, so kann auch ein Unternehmen nur aus der sinnvollen Kombination von materiellen und menschlichen Ressourcen erfolgreich sein. Die Kenntnis dieser Fähigkeiten eines Konkurrenten lässt direkt auf seine Fähigkeit schließen, eine bestimmte Aktion auszuführen.
In order to get more specific with our audience, we set up our targeting to focus on those people that Facebook says are interested in moving. We narrow our age range slightly to exclude those too young to (probably) be looking to sell their home, and also include some demographic and behavioral targeting traits. We target those who are “likely to move” and those within a range of incomes and net worths that we like:
You might have an incredibly competitive category. Just setting the budget to $50 doesn’t necessarily mean the keyword is high enough. Try adjusting the keyword for “plus size tops” to $3-$4 per click and check if it’s there. If that doesn’t work, you might consider giving away promotions on a site like Jump Send to increase its relevancy in the Amazon search engine.
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.

And so on and so on. The point of this step isn't to come up with your final list of keyword phrases -- you just want to end up with a brain dump of phrases you think potential customers might use to search for content related to that particular topic bucket. We'll narrow the lists down later in the process so you don't have something too unwieldy.
Bonus Trick: Try typing in your basic keyword phrase, followed by every letter of the alphabet, and making a list of those phrases. If your product or service is specific to locations, try typing in those locations to see what kind of search volume exists. (Are alternative energy tax credits more commonly searched in Austin compared with Cleveland?)

YouTube’s search results give you even more control over what a potential viewer sees because you have a thumbnail displayed next to your search result. It’s a great opportunity to provide extra information about the video and what viewers can expect, so optimizing your thumbnails can help you increase both your click-through rate and your watch time.
We constantly sharpen our PPC skills -  by speaking at national search marketing conferences, writing helpful "how-to" blogs for other search marketers,  and consuming daily blogs and news to stay abreast of everthing that this crazy industry throws at us! It's unlikely that your in-house employee(s) can achieve the level of focus and commitment of PPC-Strategies.
Michiel wrote about Homepage SEO, telling people not to try and rank their homepage for a specific keyword. In the comments there were clearly some misconceptions about how branding relates to your keyword strategy. We’ve been writing a lot about keyword research lately but we’ve not talked about keyword strategy much, so this post elaborates on what these are and how they connect to each other.
I like to turn on PPC campaigns as soon as I have just a few reviews. Others may say to wait until you have 10 or more, and though it may be true that your conversion rate is higher as you have more reviews, I think it is more valuable to get a more active listing (remember that PPC campaigns often boost your organic ranking), and you can start collecting data on converting keywords so that you can also incorporate those into your listing if it makes sense.
3. Mapping keywords to the right landing pages. One way to insure you get the best results from your keyword campaigns is to make sure there is very high relevance between the keywords you use and the associated landing pages. This is a very important principle. What happens when you click on an organic listing or a PPC add from a SERP (search engine results page) and the content has little to zero keywords on that page that you used to search on? Right, you bolt and head back and click on another link. Make sure your landing pages are optimized to handle your keyword traffic to make them relevant.
Before we can create our campaign we must clearly understand our target audience. This will help develop the campaign structure and inform the way you create the campaign. The key to successful advertising is truly understanding the wants and needs of your customers. To understand our audience we can ask Who? What? Where? When? Why? This chapter discusses how to understand your audience and build a campaign around their wants and needs.
The results that we’ve seen among early adopters of geo-targeted campaigns are encouraging, and as more people join the smartphone society, opportunities will increase for brands and retailers to target mobile-savvy consumers on the move with real-time, contextually relevant offers and promotions that can be instantly redeemed close by. We can only see the trend heading one way.
It can be easy to go down a deep rabbit hole with this process. There are thousands of blog posts with helpful hints (you’re reading one right now), and hundreds of tools that can potentially improve or otherwise streamline the process of researching keywords and devising a smart keyword strategy. That’s why we advise you keep things simple for starters. You can always layer on complexity as you gain experience. More than anything, good SEO efforts revolve around creating content experiments, measuring them, then doing more of what works and less of what doesn’t. Simpler is often better, especially if you are resource constrained. A good content governance strategy should dictate that you take on only as much as your resources allow.
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.
Holvi Payment Services Oy wird von der Finnischen Finanzaufsichtsbehörde „FIN-FSA“ als autorisiertes Zahlungsinstitut beaufsichtigt. Das von Holvi angebotene Konto ist ein Zahlungskonto und die auf dem Konto gehaltenen Einlagen werden als getrennte Kundengelder geführt. Einlagen, die sich auf Zahlungskonten befinden, sind nicht über die Einlagensicherung geschützt, ebenso erhalten die Einlagen keine Verzinsung.

Diese Form des Wettbewerbs hat die größte Bedeutung für die Attraktivität der Branche. Herrscht ein intensiver Konkurrenzkampf, ist ein Neueinstieg wenig erfolgversprechend. Befindet sich Ihr Unternehmen bereits in einem solchen Markt, sind neue Strategien gefragt. Bestimmte Merkmale weisen auf einen starken Konkurrenzdruck im Markt oder auf eine Entwicklung in diese Richtung hin:
In online environments, ad servers look at a user’s IP address to figure out their ‎location.  Behind the scenes, the ad server maintains a large database that has ‎every IP address already mapped to its country, state, and postal code.  So, when a ‎request comes in, the ad server strips the IP address from the header of the ‎request, queries this table, finds the necessary location data, and then picks an ad ‎that matches that criteria.  ‎
Naturally, we all want to be successful. We want to know that the money we are putting into paid search, social, and display—or the investment we are managing on behalf of our clients—is being utilized in the most efficient way. That’s why we love data, why we pore over ad reports, why we diligently test new bidding strategies and messaging, and work to communicate all of that to the higher-ups with whom we engage.
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.

One of the major promises of enterprise PPC management tools is that they employ bidding strategies that will save you all kinds of money by trimming down your cost per click through intelligent bid algorithms. These algorithms often let you adjust bids by just about any variable available in the AdWords/Bing API’s (you can even create calculated metrics) and adjust bids according to these rules in order to reduce costs. What they usually don’t tell you is the best way to set them up or provide algorithms to you that work out of the box. They give you the fishing line, but don’t always teach you to fish. They are a tool, and what we need is a PPC strategy.


Working in an industry with variable revenue-per-lead, and not having direct access to that client’s revenue data, I was surprised during an EOY debriefing to learn that PPC saw a 500% ROI in the previous year. Meanwhile, I had spent months stressing about a climbing CPA and shifting conversion rates. This revelation instigated a deeper conversation about ROI and opened the door to request data about lead quality on an ongoing basis.

After setting your campaign goal and choosing the right platform for your ad, the next step is to plan your ad targeting for your most relevant audience. There are two types of targeting. You can target audience for a specific geographic location and you can also optimize your campaign for a specific device type, operating systems and wireless networks.
Whether you’ve heard a little about PPC marketing and are curious to learn more, or you already know that you want to use PPC to market your business, but aren’t sure where to start, you’ve come to the right place! This is the first lesson in PPC University, a set of three guided courses that will teach you everything you need to know about PPC and how to make it work for you.
After a week or so, you should be able to identify which keywords convert to sales, and at what ACoS. You will want to scan through the keywords and slowly reduce the bids or pause keywords that have an ACoS that is higher than your threshold–for Jungle Stix that threshold is 33% ACoS. By the same token, you will want to identify any keywords that are below your ACoS and you can think about increasing the bid so that your ad will appear more frequently for that converting keyword.

In der Suchmaschinenwerbung lassen sich Keywords mit sofortiger Wirkung einbuchen. Suchmaschinenoptimierung dagegen braucht seine Zeit. Daher ist es erfolgsentscheidend die richtigen Begriffe auf der Website zu platzieren. Nur eine überlegte Keyword-Strategie stellt sicher, dass Suchbegriffe relevanten Traffic und Conversion liefern. Das Webinar zeigt praxisnahe Schritte, um die richtigen Keywords für ein erfolgreiches SEO zu finden.

It's not always about getting visitors to your site, but about getting the right kind of visitors. The usefulness of this intelligence cannot be overstated; with keyword research you can predict shifts in demand, respond to changing market conditions, and produce the products, services, and content that web searchers are actively seeking. In the history of marketing, there has never been such a low barrier to entry in understanding the motivations of consumers in virtually any niche.


Page Content: The days of minimum keyword density are gone. The number of times you use a keyword is really determined by the length of your content. If you are creating unique, quality content your will naturally use your keyword throughout your page. Sprinkle latent semantic keywords throughout your content to strengthen the page’s topical relevance.
"My favorite part about voice search is just how clear the intent is in the query. For example, if I typed in 'hotels in the Bahamas', you’d have no idea whether I was looking for a romantic getaway, a singles trip or a family vacation. Chances are the results would be different for each. But if I asked Cortana, 'which are the best family-friendly hotels in the Bahamas,' then a far more targeted result could be served.

Sometimes taking a step back to think about your audience and goals can give you a new perspective. I once worked on a campaign for a theme park. We initially identified the target audience as moms living in specific states. We determined she worked full-time, so was usually online during the workday or late at night. Life was chaotic for her, so she wanted simplicity and ease.  We wanted mom to request a visitor’s kit for the park, so this was our X number of conversions goal. However, what the client really wanted was for the whole family to actually visit. After some research it became apparent that our immediate audience might be mom because she was online, but who we really needed to get excited were the kids. We designed a landing page that had a few bullets of information that mom could read quickly, but we also mentioned the cool items that would be in the visitor’s kit just for her kids. While mom was the one filling out the form, the kids were major influencers so it was important to get the kids excited too.  What was sent in the visitor’s kit was important but so was the landing page. Mom was looking at the landing page from the perspective of her kids – we needed to consider the photos and colors to make the page feel like a fun place to be. She wanted to know that it would be a place her kids would enjoy and be excited about. We needed to find a balance that would appeal to mom, encouraging her to request a visitor’s kit, while giving her the impression her kids would enjoy the experience.  By taking this new perspective, we were able to develop ad text, landing pages and a visitor’s kit that allowed us to target our entire audience rather than the single audience the analytics data pointed to.
3. Mapping keywords to the right landing pages. One way to insure you get the best results from your keyword campaigns is to make sure there is very high relevance between the keywords you use and the associated landing pages. This is a very important principle. What happens when you click on an organic listing or a PPC add from a SERP (search engine results page) and the content has little to zero keywords on that page that you used to search on? Right, you bolt and head back and click on another link. Make sure your landing pages are optimized to handle your keyword traffic to make them relevant.
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