Why make the same mistakes your competitors have made when you can learn from them? As its name implies, SpyFu is a great way to spy on the competition so you can learn from their failures and more importantly, their successes. When you type in a competitor's URL, you'll be able to see how many keywords they are ranking for organically and even the ad value of those keywords. It also offers good analytics on backlinks driving the most traffic to your competitors' sites so you can see where you might want to  publish guest blogs or be listed. If they are running any paid advertising campaigns, you can even see what campaigns they're running and how much they're spending.  
Geo-targeted campaigns offer a number of benefits to advertisers. The first, obvious though it may sound, is that by enabling brands to reach a location-specific audience in a particular region or city, target audiences are selected with greater precision, and wasted impressions are reduced. By focusing the campaign on the parts of a population for whom it’s most relevant, an advertiser can increase the propensity of consumers to click on their ad, ultimately driving up return on investment.

Kompyte – Vergleichen Sie Traffic, Referrals, Besucherverhalten, Schlüsselwörter, Suchrankings, Paid Ads und Seitenvergleiche mit Sozialen Metriken. Bleiben Sie auf dem Laufenden über die Emails von Wettbewerbern. Sie können Wettbewerber, die Sie untersuchen möchten, angeben oder Kompyte schlägt, basierend auf Ihren Schlagwörtern, die Sie tracken, welche vor. Das Tool kann 14 Tage lang kostenlos getestet werden. Die Preise starten bei 95 Dollar/Monat.
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. 
Suchmaschinenoptimierung, oder englisch search engine optimization (SEO), bezeichnet Maßnahmen, die dazu dienen, dass Inhalte wie Webseiten, Videos und Bilder im organischen Suchmaschinenranking in den unbezahlten Suchergebnissen (Natural Listings) auf höheren Plätzen erscheinen. Durch das bewusste Beeinflussen der Suchmaschinenplatzierungen von zum Beispiel Videos auf der Plattform YouTube oder Webseiten auf Google können diese besser gelistet werden und neue Reichweite generieren.
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.
They differ in many aspects, from gender to age; from organic to paid; from 1024×768 to 320×480 and onwards. More significantly though, people arrive to your site from across the world: from different countries and languages, different currencies and climates, and a whole assortment of cultural expectations. Hence, even if you have a “.com” English only site, you may very well be an international business by default.
It’s all about repeated exposure—while your previous site visitors browse other websites, your retargeting provider will show them ads for your services and products. Using retargeting, you can entice visitors back to your website and effectively convert these digital window shoppers into customers for your business. In fact, potential customers who are retargeted with display ads are 70 percent more likely to convert. Now, doesn’t that sound nice?
Geotargeting is the practice of delivering content to a consumer — via mobile or web — using geographic location information about that individual. At a basic level, a business can restrict its reach to consumers only located in a defined geographic area such as a state or a city. But location often provides much deeper, more meaningful and identifiable traits that tell you what a person wants, needs or is interested in.
Examples like the above support metrics that find geotargeting doubles the performance of all kinds of marketing methods, from email campaigns to paid search. Per data from the Local Search Association’s LSA Insights database, it also doesn’t matter what vertical your business is in.  The click-through rate for geotargeted mobile display ads was higher than the industry benchmark for all verticals.
Eine solche Zu-Fuß-Recherche bietet sich immer dann an, wenn du Laufkundschaft ansprechen willst. Dann ist es sinnvoller, sich in der Nachbarschaft umzuschauen, als am Schreibtisch Marktanalysen zu studieren, weil du so direkt mitbekommst, was die anderen auszeichnet und wer dort hingeht. Du kannst sogar mit den Kunden ins Gespräch kommen und aus erster Hand erfahren, worauf sie besonderen Wert legen, was sie gut finden und was aus ihrer Sicht besser gelöst werden könnte.
When creating and implementing a digital marketing campaign, you first need to design your keyword strategy. This strategy is more than just finding keywords that will bring you the highest number of visitors. It’s a top-to-bottom concept that will influence how you design your site, select keywords, optimize your pages and measure the success of your campaign.
"Cloaking" via IP delivery works differently from cloaking via "user agent". While IP address spoofing is harder than user-agent spoofing and more reliable, it is also harder to keep the list of IP addresses used by search engines for their crawlers up-to-date. An outdated list with active crawler IP addresses missing enables the search engines to detect the cloaking and may result in a removal of the site from the search engine's index.
You can target any keyword with your PPC campaigns and the benefit of it is (especially when launching a new product) is that you get the opportunity to appear at the top of the search results as a sponsored ad for the keywords that you are looking to target. Whereas it can take a little while to climb the organic search results for the same keyword. Plus, running PPC campaigns boosts your sales velocity, which also helps to improve your organic ranking over time.

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.


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.
I have often gone on the record with my skepticism toward paid search campaign management software, and I have several reasons for being skeptical. My main concern has been that these tools over promise on features and under deliver on performance. They claim to replace the analyst by using algorithms to optimize campaigns, but in reality they replace the fun piece of the analysts job (improving results) and replace it with the tedious task of managing to get their campaigns to work properly in the software. I have been burned by this sales pitch twice and have written about this in a previous post called “Paid Search Bid Management Tools: Great Investment or Save Your Money?” – so feel free to read that post for more details.
Along with understanding how your potential customers are searching for your company and/or product online, you also need to decide what part of the sales process you want to target. Are you looking to start a prospecting campaign that attracts users at the very beginning of the process, and then convert them later via email marketing or retargeting? Or do you want your website to be shown in front of in-market searchers who are looking to buy right away?

Paid search strategy involves up-front and ongoing attention. Many PPC campaigns never realize their potential because companies fail to complete the last step in this six-step strategic process. Testing is all-important to every AdWords strategy, because no matter how carefully the first five steps are completed, user behavior is never 100% predictable. A campaign that appears to everyone as rock solid in theory can still fall short, and sometimes, campaigns scribbled out on a cocktail napkin generate terrific sales leads. But testing always leads to continuous campaign improvement — provided testing adheres to best practices and meaningful results can be collected. Make sure you budget accordingly and hire a PPC firm with documented testing expertise.
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.
Google Ads operates on a pay-per-click model, in which users bid on keywords and pay for each click on their advertisements. Every time a search is initiated, Google digs into the pool of Ads advertisers and chooses a set of winners to appear in the valuable ad space on its search results page. The “winners” are chosen based on a combination of factors, including the quality and relevance of their keywords and ad campaigns, as well as the size of their keyword bids.
For this reason, some companies have taken a more direct measurement approach ‎to IP geolocation vs. trying to infer it through ping triangulation.  It’s far more ‎straightforward, but requires a lot more manual effort.  Basically, these companies ‎send cars out to drive up and down every street in the country and log WiFi IP ‎addresses as well as their physical location to populate the same table that more ‎traditional geolocation companies build through technical means.   Google and ‎Skyhook both use this approach. 
Say your e-commerce site focuses on college students. Target promotions to local coffee shops within a couple miles of your store front that students frequent. Students that bring in a receipt from the coffee shop to your brick and mortar store get a special discount. You can push this email campaign to users that are within a 10 mile radius of the coffee shop and your store.

Keyword competitiveness lets you know which keywords often show up on other websites. This usually means that your keyword strategy concept exists on other sites. For B2B marketing and SEO, keyword competitiveness is a little different. Since keywords and themes are more specific, there’s a lower chance of other sites using the same keywords. Of course, remember that most B2B companies write about similar issues and concepts.
That said, if you’ve never had to come up with a keyword strategy before, it might seem a bit daunting to generate a list of terms that will drive qualified search traffic to your website. Not to worry. Creating an effective keyword strategy—figuring out which terms you should create content for—isn’t hard. It just involves a little bit of reverse engineering and some research.
Conducting PPC marketing through Google Ads is particularly valuable because, as the most popular search engine, Google gets massive amounts of traffic and therefore delivers the most impressions and clicks to your ads. How often your PPC ads appear depends on which keywords and match types you select. While a number of factors determine how successful your PPC advertising campaign will be, you can achieve a lot by focusing on:
It’s important to remember that online shoppers are humans, and to treat them as such. The examples below show two versions of the same ad for a fake cyber security business. While version A does provide potential customers with information about the company and the services it offers, it fails to address them as people or speak to the challenges or pain points they might be experiencing.
In the print days, taking out an ad in the Detroit Free Press allowed businesses to know that primarily Detroit area residents who could actually visit the business would see the ad in question. Not so in the era of mobile ads which, if delivered indiscriminately and without location context, can be less successful because they aren’t relevant or personal. Ad creative targeted at — and customized for — an Oklahoma consumer versus a New York City one is likely to be more effective in driving a physical sale.
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).
Die Wettbewerbsanalyse erlaubt so hilfreiche Rückschlüsse auf den eigenen Markenwert und darauf, ob unser Unternehmen bereits über ein USP (unique selling point oder Alleinstellungsmerkmal) verfügt bzw. die Chance hat, dieses in naher Zukunft zu erreichen. Dazu erfahren wir, was Außenstehende über uns und unsere Produkte und Dienstleistungen denken. Besonders wichtig ist hier natürlich die Wahrnehmung der von uns definierten Zielgruppe.
If you can get inside the head of your audience, it will be easier to communicate in their language and know where they are coming from.  Next you need to think about what you want your audience to do, or really, what is your ultimate goal? Think about the immediate action (for instance request a catalog or submit contact info) but then think beyond this to the ultimate revenue-generating goal. Do you want them to watch the mailbox in anticipation of a trial kit? Tell friends and family about a great offer? Enroll in a class?  Work backwards to create a funnel with all channels guiding your user to the end goal. If your goal is to have a visitor spread the word about an offer, make sure your landing page gives them the opportunity to easily pass along the news.
But what is a brand keyword? A brand keyword is the keyword used to search for a company name. The term branding stems from the literal act of branding cattle with a hot brand. You “mark your ownership” by branding a cow. You can “own” a product group too by putting your brand on it. Our brand is “Yoast”. It’s not “WordPress SEO”, nor is it “Google Analytics”. Those are keywords. We have one brand and we’ve slowly moved all our product names to be completely branded too, instead of generic. You might have noticed our WordPress SEO plugin is now called Yoast SEO and the same is true for our Google Analytics plugin, which is called Google Analytics by Yoast.
Mobile ad marketplaces like Adfonic enable advertisers to target consumers at local levels across mobile sites and apps, with exceptional geographic precision. At Adfonic, we currently support real-time, geo-targeted ads in the UK, to postal town level, and in the US, to state and Nielsen DMA (Designated Marketing Area) level; A DMA is roughly equivalent to a city and its suburbs. Advertisers determine which geographic regions they want to target, and our platform then determines in real time which ad campaigns a user should be served, by identifying their physical location.
Wenn Sie eine Konkurrenzanalyse erstellen, bewerten Sie Ihre Wettbewerber nach einheitlichen Kriterien. Das ist die Voraussetzung für die Vergleichbarkeit. Deshalb besteht der nächste Schritt darin, diese Kriterien festzulegen. Konzentrieren Sie sich dabei auf die wesentlichen Eigenschaften und orientieren Sie sich an der Zielsetzung der Wettbewerbsanalyse.

All sorts of companies in all sorts of industries can make use of geo-targeting.  By refining the ad copy to include the city name and a reference to the current weather – for example, including the words “start sleeping cooler” in an ad during periods of hot weather – Purple Mattress, an ecommerce bedding brand has been able to generate higher click-through rates by online shoppers. In an effort to update its aging "Let's Go Places" campaign,  Toyota incorporated city-specific information into each of its Google ads, encouraging consumers to go to places and attractions near them.  Whole Foods targeted ads to the smartphones of consumers visiting nearby supermarkets, encouraging them to come to a nearby Whole Foods nearby exchange for better deals.


Doch die Wettbewerbsanalyse ist aufwendig. Sie besteht im ersten Schritt darin, Informationen über Konkurrenten zu sammeln, die bereits in Ihrem Markt aktiv sind – oder das in Zukunft sein könnten. In diesem Handbuch-Kapitel erfahren Sie, wie Sie bei der aufwendigen Informationsrecherche zielgerichtet vorgehen, welche Informationen Sie benötigen und wie Sie diese richtig erfassen. Nutzen Sie dazu Vorlagen wie Informationen über Wettbewerber zusammenstellen oder Informationen zu Wettbewerbern im Dashboard.
You have now reached the final step of creating a keyword strategy: keyword research. Quality keyword research is as essential as doing market research for marketing strategy. By the same token, forming a keyword strategy for B2B marketing and SEO needs heavy research as well. When doing keyword research, there are three important factors to remember:

Today, more companies, brands and platforms are recognizing the value of integrating geotargeting into social media advertising campaigns. According to Lathan Fritz, local sales expert, big data geomarketing thought leader and founder of sales funnel agency Amerisales, there are numerous benefits to adding geotargeting to your Facebook ad campaigns. By specifically targeting a demographic based on location, companies experience increased returns on their social media advertising investments. This success comes from more precise targeting of an ad’s intended audience—something that is made even easier thanks to the ability to add geotargeting to previous Facebook posts.
Geo-Targeting allows you to run different campaigns in different locations. Your ads might be served all over the world and vary in their marketing message according to the segment and audience that you approach. Is the marketing message on your site the same as the geo-targeted ad? Experiment with sending traffic from a geo-targeted banner to a geo-targeted landing page (in language, currency, offer, etc) and to a generic page – what converts better?

This is another great way to position yourself as a “go to” for information within a community. Surround your campaigns or newsletters around what’s going on in a specific area. If a town that you have a lot of subscribers from holds an antique fair once a year, use it in your marketing campaign. In your newsletter for that area, include tips and tricks on how to bargain prices, articles about the best booths from the year before and sales surrounding your own products that would speak to that target audience.

The Keyword Planner is a free tool, but you'll need to set up a Google AdWords account first if you don't have one already.  Once you're set up and logged in, go to the Tools bar at the top of the home page and you'll find the Keyword Planner there. Click Search for new keyword and ad group ideas. You'll be able to see suggestions in both the Ad group ideas tab and the Keyword ideas tab. You can add new keywords to an ad group by clicking the double arrows >> next to the keyword or remove them by clicking on the ad group and then the X next to that keyword.

MasterCard ist eine eingetragene Marke von MasterCard International Incorporated. Die Karte wird von Wirecard Card Solutions Ltd. (WDCS) gemäß der Lizenz von MasterCard International Inc. ausgestellt. WDCS ist von der Financial Conduct Authority (UK) zur Durchführung von „Electronic Money Service Activities” gemäß der Electronic-Money-Regulierung 2011 (Ref: 900051) autorisiert.
How do you figure out what keywords your competitors are ranking for, you ask? Aside from manually searching for keywords in an incognito browser and seeing what positions your competitors are in, SEMrush allows you to run a number of free reports that show you the top keywords for the domain you enter. This is a quick way to get a sense of the types of terms your competitors are ranking for.
To make the most of that investment, it’s important to plan for keywords that you know are a good fit for your brand, and that people are already searching for. Afterwards, optimizing your videos to help YouTube make the match for those keywords is critical. It’s one of the best ways to ensure your videos will work hard for your business long after you’ve published them.
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.
Jeff Baum is Director of Services at Hanapin Marketing and a seasoned PPC advertising professional with Hanapin Marketing. a 13 year track record of success in digital advertising. He has developed and implemented strategies to substantially grow revenue and profits for a variety of lead generation and e-commerce businesses. He has also been responsible and accountable for managing hundreds of thousands of dollars in PPC advertising spend per month. Jeff is a recurring writer for Hanapin's blog and PPC Hero.
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