Bluetooth technology is less expensive than GPS and WiFi. However, while bluetooth makes beacons great, it’s also their downside, as many folks keep bluetooth turned off when they’re moving around in the world. To understand the tech in greater detail, Estimote, a beacon vendor, does a good job of explaining the physics and math of how beacons work.


…Well, this is a best practices post, right? It may seem obvious to use the highest converting ad formats in your PPC campaigns to boost their conversion rate, but many marketers don’t actually know what these optimized ads look like—nor that they can do the optimizing themselves even after their ads go live! In this next section, we’ll break down a few important ad formats and options that you should have on your radar and use to maximize your conversion potential:
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.
Stellen Sie die Verhandlungsposition der Lieferanten in Ihrem Markt dar. In einigen Branchen sind Lieferanten stark an Ihre Abnehmer gebunden (z.B. vertraglich). Zeigen Sie in Ihrer Wettbewerbsanalyse auch auf, welche Schwierigkeiten sich für Ihr Unternehmen aufgrund einer starken Verhandlungsposition der Lieferanten ergeben könnten und wie Sie darauf reagieren würden (dieser Faktor kann auch für die Konkurrenzanalyse relevant sein).
Subtracting the COGS, FBA fees, and Miscellaneous from the Selling Price leaves $9 in profit per unit (27-4-11-3=9). So we can spend up to $9 to get a sale and still be profitable. To calculate our ACoS threshold for our break-even point, simply divide the net income from the Selling price, ie $9/$27=.33. This leaves us with a 33% ACoS threshold, meaning that we would be making money on any keyword that has a Cost of Sale at 33% or less.
Google considers your landing page quality as one of the important factor to determine ad quality score. Your landing page is where user redirects when they click your ad. Landing pages with poor content or under construction website pages will give bad experience to your users. Users will not buy from you if you are landing them on an irrelevant page. A well optimize landing page should have complete information about your product and call to action buttons like “Subscribe here” or “Buy Now”. If you are creating multiple ads for your product then you should optimize your landing pages for each ad copy.
The central idea behind geotargeting is that understanding a consumers real-time — or past —location helps marketers achieve the holy grail of delivering the “right message at the right time.” In a simple example, an adult customer visiting car dealerships is likely interested in buying a car, and serving a local Honda ad to this customer more likely to be successful.
The purpose of this guide is to provide a simple, actionable approach to building strategic PPC campaigns. Much of this is common sense and our goal with this guide is to lay out a strategic and procedural process allowing you to research and implement PPC campaigns that deliver the goods. In this chapter we teach you everything you need to know about putting your PPC strategy into action to begin converting browsers into buyers.
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Sind die Wettbewerber und die Struktur der Wettbewerbsanalyse festgelegt, kann mit der eigentlichen Arbeit begonnen werden. Die meisten Informationen können über Internetrecherch[co gewonnen werden. Dazu eignen sich unter anderem die Firmenwebseiten, Branchenverbände, Pressemitteilungen, Seiten des Statistischen Bundesamts oder branchenspezifischer Webseiten.
Here’s where artifacts like user personas may come in handy. A persona should clearly outline what potential customers want and how they plan to get it. It’s your job to map their needs to content you create, using the list of keywords as a guideline for topics. That said, since they’re based on assumptions and not real user input, personas shouldn’t be a replacement for user research and testing. If your buying cycle is long and complicated, a customer journey mapping exercise could also help you identify wants and needs during individual steps of the cycle. Software service Autopilot HQ has a great post about how to map content to customer needs throughout their journey. 
If you’re an ecommerce business, then you need to be running Google Shopping Campaigns. Consumers use Google’s search engine on a daily basis to find all kinds of products that they need (including yours), and running Google Shopping campaigns can help you connect with them. These campaigns pull product information, such as the product image, price, and merchant name, from your company’s Merchant Center data feed and conveniently display them to the viewer. Because it pulls this data each time a user makes a search inquiry, you can be assured that your product ads are always up to date and accurate (so long as you keep your data feed that way), keeping your potential customer from feeling confused or frustrated.
Once your ad is displayed, it’s likely to be clicked by only a tiny percentage of people who search for such a broad term, making it less likely to be displayed in the future. And even if you create an ad that’s broad enough for those searchers to reliably click, they’re unlikely to find exactly what they’re looking for on your landing page. You’re paying a lot for poor-quality traffic.
1. Bedrohung durch neue Wettbewerber: Neue Wettbewerber erhöhen den Druck auf bereits bestehende Unternehmen auf dem Markt. Je niedriger die Markteintrittsbarrieren, desto leichter können neue Wettbewerber sich auf dem Markt positionieren. Für Sie als Gründer ist es deshalb wichtig, die Eintrittsbarrieren genau zu studieren, um so die Gefahr durch neue Konkurrenten einschätzen zu können.
Dmitry single-handedly grew a startup from zero to 40 million page views through PR & SEO and got acquired by Google. He has translated his know-how into an SEO and PR coaching program PRThatConverts and a 'PR on a shoestring' pitching service and software JustReachOut which is used by 4,000+ professionals and entrepreneurs to pitch relevant influencers and bloggers to get featured in press every single day. In his spare time he writes about SEO and PR on his blog CriminallyProlific.

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.


Nehmen Sie mit der Checkliste von formblitz Schritt für Schritt Ihre Wettbewerber ins Visier. Die Konkurrenzanalyse für Existenzgründer ist auch als Bestandteil für Ihren Businessplan verwendbar. Zentraler Bestandteil dieser Checkliste sind die Stärken und Schwächen Ihres Mitstreiter, Lösungsvorschläge, wie Sie als Existenzgründer diese Dinge besser machen werden. Mit diesem Dokument können Sie bis zu vier Wettbewerber hinsichtlich Marktposition, Preispolitik und Marketingstrategie vergleichen.
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.
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.
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.

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.
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:
Bei der Erarbeitung der eigenen Produktstrategie geht es darum, wettbewerbsfähige Angebote zu schaffen. Dafür ist es wichtig, die Bedürfnisse der eigenen Zielgruppe zu erkennen und entsprechend darauf zu reagieren. Wenn Sie eine Konkurrenzanalyse erstellen, finden Sie Anhaltspunkte für die Zielgruppen der Konkurrenten. Daraus lässt sich ableiten, an wen sich die eigenen Angebote richten sollten und welche Marktchancen diese haben.
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.  ‎
Another method that you may consider is following Google’s Webmaster guidelines for country segmentations and either using subdomains or subfolders for specific countries and languages. This assumes that you have a generic TLD (.com, .org, etc). For example, es.example.com or www.example.com/es/ for Spain/Spanish. This might be the better local SEO solution because it also means that the subdomains or subfolders you specify will be shown in local searches on Google, based on TLD. The downside is that it requires a fair amount of work to setup, and might not coincide with your branding efforts internationally. An important note about this method is that it does not solve the problem of language, but only the country location. So if your service or product is available internationally, you probably shouldn’t limit the geographic location for which Google serves results. Nonetheless, this approach serves as a good platform to initiate conversion optimization on those segmented pages or sites.
SEMrush isn't free, but it will give you the comprehensive data you need to make smart decisions about what keywords to target. It's also easy to use. Let's say your company wants to be the first name to show up when someone searches for "solar panel installation." Type that keyword into the Phrase Match tool within SEMrush, and you'll be able to see that term along with other related terms. 
Once your campaign is established you must review the analytics data and look for ways to optimise the campaign. Setting clear goals and measurements are absolutely critical to allow the campaign to be reviewed against each stated goal, in which you will consider ad performance, keyword performance, ad placement performance, campaign structure, and campaign targeting. This chapter highlights how to analyse and optimise your PPC campaign for success.
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.  ‎

Retargeting is a great way to close sales that you otherwise might’ve missed. A variety of ad platforms offer retargeting services, including Google and social media networks such as Facebook and LinkedIn (we previously wrote about LinkedIn’s retargeting platform Lead Accelerator.) To learn more about retargeting and remarketing, read our post, Retargeting for Rookies: Your Guide to What it is and How to Use it.
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.  ‎
You can, for instance, target multiple areas specifically by their zip codes. Let’s say our real estate business explodes and goes nationwide and we want to look for the cheapest places to buy homes in America. We can look up a list of the zip codes with the cheapest homes and enter them as our targeting criteria, giving us a “geo-fence” that spans different communities and states:

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.  ‎
In the figure below, you can see I have set up a keyword rating spreadsheet. I first gathered keyword data from a keyword tool to populate the orange columns. In this example, I used the Google AdWords Keyword Tool. From there I began looking at each keyword and gave each one a score from one to 10. For some I built a formula to automate the process, which comes in handy with larger keyword lists.
Die Verbraucher sollen angeben, welche Unternehmen einer bestimmten Branche sie kennen, wo sie selbst einkaufen und die Produkte welches Unternehmens sie nicht kaufen. Zudem könnte man fragen, welches Unternehmen sich am nächsten zum Wohnort der Verbraucher befindet. Um zusätzlich herauszufinden, wie präsent das eigene Unternehmen oder die eigene Marke in den Köpfen von Verbrauchern ist, könnte man sie auffordern, spontan einige Marken zu nennen.
Unternehmen sind oftmals der Meinung ihre Wettbewerber bereits bestens zu kennen und einschätzen zu können. Dabei basieren diese Annahmen jedoch häufig auf persönlichen Eindrücken, Annahmen und oberflächlichen Informationen und entsprechen somit selten dem tatsächlichen Bild. Dies kann dazu führen, dass die Konkurrenten bereits klammheimlich am eigenen Unternehmen vorbeiziehen ohne bemerkt zu werden. Gründerszene erklärt, wie die optimale Wettbewerbsanalyse aussieht.
Analysen kan også bruges til at vurdere jeres nuværende linkbuilding-leverandør og det arbejde, der bliver udført af denne. Er jeres website ramt af en linkstraf, eksempelvis Google Penguin, vil dette også blive belyst i en linkanalyse. Der stilles garanti for, at jeres website kommer tilbage i Googles søgeindeks igen, hvis de i analysen anførte problematikker bliver løst efter hensigten. Det er en garanti, som kun Bondtofte ApS tilbyder på det danske marked.
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