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?
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.
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.
So how is geo-targeting different? Geo-targeting refers to delivering ads to people meeting a specific targeting criteria and who enter inside of a defined radius using the same geo-fencing location technology. The key difference is geo-targeting hones in on specific consumer targeting criteria like demographics, behaviors, interests, as well as where the person is located. You often need bigger geos to do this since you are not showing the ads to EVERYONE inside the geo-fence, they must also meet the targeting criteria.
Even more specifically, I’m talking about Google AdWords—the major player in this space—and Bing Ads, the next largest network of its type, which also handles PPC ads on Yahoo. AdWords and Bing Ads operate so similarly that the differences between them won’t affect the advice in this post. For practical purposes, when you’re just starting out, you can think of Bing Ads as a mini AdWords: smaller in terms of traffic but also in terms of cost, which can be appealing.
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.
Lower Costs: When there is a near-infinite supply of search query impressions each month, your strategy is to lower your cost per click in order to drive more click (and conversion) volume to your website. This generally involves making use of keyword list refinement (match types, negative keywords) and lowering bids while keeping an eye on average position.
Die Wettbewerbsanalyse zeigt uns auch, warum Kunden bei unseren Mitbewerbern kaufen und wo wir den Hebel ansetzen können, den Verbraucher an uns zu binden und eventuell verloren gegangene Potenziale zurückzuholen. Um uns der eigenen Wettbewerbsfähigkeit zuverlässig bewusst zu werden, müssen wir natürlich auch wissen, was die Konkurrenz in Zukunft vorhat.
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.
It's important to check that you have a mix of head terms and long-tail terms because it'll give you a keyword strategy that's well balanced with long-term goals and short-term wins. That's because head terms are generally searched more frequently, making them often (not always, but often) much more competitive and harder to rank for than long-tail terms. Think about it: Without even looking up search volume or difficulty, which of the following terms do you think would be harder to rank for?
Reason: If visitors find your website with a certain keyword but you have a high bounce rate, that’s enough to know that something is not going as it should. Ask yourself and test if it is a problem with content quality, appearance, etc. There is often more than one explanation for a high bounce rate, and there could be more than one solution. If you are totally lost at this point, a feedback session with five potential users might provide some insightful ideas.
Andrew Osis, President and CEO of Poynt Corporation explains: "There is a universe of mobile consumers who are searching for local retailers, theatres and restaurants. Poynt's application seeks to bridge the gap between the consumer and the retailer by using location, time of day and keyword queries to deliver offers where and when that consumer is looking to transact. As an example, a person performing a restaurant search at 8:30 am is likely looking for somewhere to eat breakfast. It would make sense then, to deliver them an offer for a breakfast promo or discount. This contextually- and geographically-relevant ad was delivered to them at the exact moment that they were looking to make a purchase."
Die SWOT-Analyse ist ein klassisches betriebswirtschaftliches Instrument, das oftmals zur Bewertung der Stärken und Schwächen des eigenen Unternehmens angewendet wird. Allerdings lässt sich dieses Tool auch optimal zur Einschätzung anderer Unternehmen anwenden. Des Weiteren kann die SWOT-Analyse optimal als Grundlage zur Erstellung eines Benchmarkings verwendet werden. Für die SWOT-Analyse werden detaillierte Informationen zu den Stärken und Schwächen der eigenen Konkurrenten und den Chancen und Risiken der Branche und des Marktumfeldes benötigt.
"Since consumers know what they are looking for, you can optimize your content around the core needs and problems your target audience experiences. It is your job to build an SEO strategy by knowing what your customers are looking for. This will allow you to create relevant content that your customers want to read, and as a result, your content will rank higher in Google."
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.
The effectiveness of geo-targeting is only going to further improve as mobile use grows and location data becomes more accurate and available. The Local Search Association (LSA) just released data that found that, for the first time, mobile devices surpassed PC use in search for local businesses and services. As I reported last month, the majority of searches (52%) for local information on mobile devices occur either in the car or away from home or work.
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Ever heard the saying that a picture is worth 1,000 words? Well, a video is worth 1.8 million, and YouTube is the best place to promote your video ad to an engaged audience. One of the most popular YouTube ad formats, TrueView ads, play before other videos on the site and allow users the option to skip after five seconds (and you don’t have to pay if a viewer skips your ad!). Since there is less competition on YouTube compared to other search engines, your brand has a massive opportunity to reach and convert a ton of consumers across a variety of different demographics.
Say our real estate marketing business really starts to blow up. We make a few new hires and start to divide Manhattan up into regions, with each new employee responsible for a new section. Each one is responsible for marketing within their region. We can easily carve out an “excluded” area within any local awareness region to, for example, exclude a particular zip code that we’re not responsible for from our ad’s targeting. That lets us save money by not targeting customers that we don’t really want to be attracting:
AdWords may suggest keywords based on your website content. Feel free to use them for inspiration, but also consider the many different ways you and your customers talk about your business and be sure those turns of phrase are reflected in your keywords. Start by creating a list of about 10 “head terms”—the concepts from which everything else you do follows.
Ausgangspunkt einer jeden Optimierung auf einer Webseite ist die Festlegung einer Keyword-Strategie sowie die dafür notwendige Recherche nach den zum eigenen Angebot passenden Keywords. Bei einem Keyword (auch Suchbegriff genannt) handelt es sich um eine Texteinheit aus einem oder mehreren Wörtern, Zahlen oder Zeichen. Letztlich sind Keywords diejenigen Wörter, auf die eine Seite einer Internetseite entsprechend gute Rankings erzielen sollte. Es sind also die Suchwörter, nach denen potenzielle Kunden suchen, wenn sie auf eine Internetseite gelangen sollen.
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.
Another thing you need to do in order to maximize the effectiveness of your PPC campaigns is increase the quality and relevancy of your landing page content and user experience. These two elements have a big influence on whether or not leads will convert between your PPC ads and landing pages. A poorly designed or irrelevant landing page is a sure way to tank conversion rates.
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.
When using the Keyword Explorer, Ahrefs will also produce the "parent topic" of the keyword you looked up, as you can see in the screenshot above, underneath the Keyword Difficulty meter. A keyword's parent topic is a broader keyword with higher search volume than your intended keyword, but likely has the same audience and ranking potential -- giving you more a valuable SEO opportunity when optimizing a particular blog post or webpage.