12. 12 @peakaceag pa.ag „Oscars 2017“ vor der Gala (Mobile, US) #2  80 % Google Properties: Mehr als 4/5 der mobilen SERPs sind Inhalte, die Traffic für Google bedeuten  8 One-Box Integrationen Für mich ein absolutes Novum, noch nie so viele One-Boxes auf einmal …  AMP doppelt vorhanden: Sowohl das News Carousel als auch Organic AMP’ed  Nur noch 3x pure Organic … irgendwo ganz am Ende.
If you're a regular blogger, these are probably the topics you blog about most frequently. Or perhaps they're the topics that come up the most in sales conversations. Put yourself in the shoes of your buyer personas -- what types of topics would your target audience search that you'd want your business to get found for? If you were a company like HubSpot, for example -- selling marketing software (which happens to have some awesome SEO tools ... but I digress ;-) -- you might have general topic buckets like "inbound marketing," "blogging," "email marketing," "lead generation," "SEO," "social media," "marketing analytics," and "marketing automation."

Reason: This metric can help you to know if you have well-organized content. Traffic generated from certain keywords can provide good insight into which pages a visitor typically sees as a result of that keyword query. In case you are using Google Analytics for measuring your visits, you can do it within the following path: Traffic sources > Search > Organic > Landing Pages as 1st dimension & 2nd dimension: Keyword.

Beyond the city level, your geotargeting on Facebook can further narrow your targeted customers to within miles. For example, a fairly standard radius is 10 miles and closer when you’re targeting a specific product or service in a particular vicinity. If you’re in a more rural setting, you can expand that radius to 20 or 25 miles. Urban areas like Chicago, Los Angeles and New York are targeted within one mile.


Sie möchten eine Wettbewerbsanalyse starten und scheitern schon bei der Begriffsrecherche im Netz? Konkurrenzanalyse, Marktanalyse, Wettbewerbsanalyse, Branchenanalyse … Ist das nicht alles sehr ähnlich? In der Tat ist das ein weites Feld, auf dem sich unzählige Expertenmeinungen tummeln. Die gute Nachricht ist aber: Es gibt ihn, den berühmten Königsweg. Nämlich Ihren …
…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:

Another way to do this is to analyze the keywords that are driving traffic to your site and match the user intent to the right page of your site. In the figure below, you can see a typical buy cycle for a new searcher. They will start off using broad keywords to get a general idea of what content is out there. Searchers who use these broad terms would infer that they’re in the information gathering stage of their search. So ask yourself, which page on your site is best suited to help them gather the information they’re seeking? Do you have an article, how-to, or comparison page you can lead them to that helps them get the information they need?
Having initiated a Geo Targeting conversion experiment, you are faced with an inherent problem: how can you verify that your Geo Targeting works? One option is to ask people that are located worldwide to browse your targeted pages and inform you of the results. Another, far more convenient method, is to use a “global geo proxy network” that allows you to browse the web from different global locations.
On the other hand, version B not only communicates the valueof the cyber security business (protecting other business’s data from hackers and cyber attacks), but also acknowledges the potential customer. The copy in version B also addresses the fact that what the viewer is likely looking for in such a company is a sense of security, and caters to that with the words “protect” and “safe”.
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.

More and more consumers are finding businesses online through search engines. How do they find them? By using keywords! Fortunately, you can take advantage of this consumer habit by optimizing your website around the keywords that are relevant to your business and which keywords consumers are using to find you online. This will increase your chances of getting found by people searching with those keywords, which will drive more and better quality traffic to your business’ website.


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?
Like most advertising techniques, geo-targeting predates the internet. Local papers, radio and television programs have long been used to reach customers in a particular region with ads. These advertisements were customized for the local audiences where possible, a process that we now call optimization. Digital technology has simply made this practice more widespread. The major innovation that has increased the effectiveness of geo-targeting is the addition of other data points beyond simple location.
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?
When they started to open these “stores”, it didn’t make sense to advertise to everyone because not everyone would be near the pop-up stores. So instead, they only advertised within a small radius of their shop. By using geo-targeting to drive traffic to their shops, they were able to save money and resources while still achieving success in their pop-up shops.
Overall score: Finally, you simply add up the scores and divide by the number of columns you have. This will give you an overall score. Then you can sort your keyword list by overall score and voilà, your keywords that are likely to perform the best for you bubble up to the top. You can weight each column if you like based on which factors are most important to you.
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.
Not every keyword is worth ranking for. This may seem obvious, but it’s an important lesson for search marketers to learn. Often times we can get caught falling down the rabbit hole or chasing the long tail dragon to boost our rankings without thinking of the time and resources it takes to rank for these terms. Especially for highly competitive, high-volume keywords – it simply isn’t worth the time and effort it might take to get onto page one.
HubSpot's marketing automation software has several tools just for this purpose.  The first is the HubSpot keyword tool, which allows you to keep track of keywords you're targeting. Once you've done your research and know which keywords are most likely to perform well, you can import those keywords into the tool. The tool will show you how you're currently ranking for those terms and whether your ranking is moving up or down over time. 

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.
Think back to elementary school when you learned about the key questions – who, what, when, where, why and how. Use these basic questions to identify who you are really talking to. Who is that ideal person? When are they online and how do they use the web? How old is your ideal visitor, where do they live, what is their mindset, what are their values and how do they feel about your company or product now? Analytics data can offer some insights into the people you are attracting now, but that may not be who you ultimately want. You will need to do some digging to define  your true audience as well as their mindset and behaviors. Sometimes in PPC we become consumed within our tightly defined conversion funnels that we forget there are real people on the other end of a click.  Remember that gathering consumer insights, not just what we see by tracking consumer website usage, can create well-rounded, more successful PPC campaigns.
It sounds like if your listing is not in the buy box that you are not a private label seller? Or not the only seller making sales from your product listing? If you are selling wholesale as a reseller, and sharing a product listing with other sellers, then there is no effective way to market your product using PPC. Even if you used other ad platforms, you would risk sending sales to other sellers.
It sounds like if your listing is not in the buy box that you are not a private label seller? Or not the only seller making sales from your product listing? If you are selling wholesale as a reseller, and sharing a product listing with other sellers, then there is no effective way to market your product using PPC. Even if you used other ad platforms, you would risk sending sales to other sellers.
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.
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).
The distinctions here can become quite urgent depending on the kind of product you’re selling or the kind of customer you’re looking to find. If you’re trying to find people who are interested in selling their homes in the East Village, then you don’t want to target people who are just in the East Village on their spring break or while visiting family. If you’re trying to target high net worth individuals on vacation in Montauk, New York because you believe they’re ripe targets for ads about buying beachfront houses in Montauk, then you don’t want to waste your ad spend showing ads to locals.
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.
Eine Wettbewerbsanalyse kann auch mit einfachen Mitteln kostengünstig intern oder extern aufbereitet werden und liefert umfangreiche Informationen zu den Unternehmen, die in der eigenen oder vergleichbaren Branchen tätig sind. Die Konkurrenzanalyse kann dabei helfen, eigene Stärken und Schwächen besser einzuschätzen (SWOT-Analyse), strategische Entscheidungen zu treffen oder die eigene Marketing- und Vertriebsstrategie zu überdenken.

SEO is a continuous process; you can’t stop SEO works after reaching your goals which can first page in a keyword. Because you can’t sustain your position for a long time. There are three important factors of a SEO implementation which are knowledge, experience and time. Hence, SEO can be implemented by all of your rivals without any extra cost. If you stop working on SEO, your rivals can easily take your place. Furthermore, Google changes its algorithm periodically, so you have to be well prepared to those changes to be able to show your website to the search engine. In summary, you can think SEO as a continuous competition; you should be always well prepared to use these free marketing tools.
Google hat am 17. Januar 2018 angekündigt, das ab Juli 2018, in der mobilen Suche Seitenladegeschwindigkeit ein Ranking Faktor ist. Auch wenn es laut Google zuerst darum geht, besonders langsame Seiten zu erkennen, so ist auch das wieder ein klarer Hinweis, das Page Speed einer der entscheidenden Faktoren ist. Google empfiehlt zur Messung zum Beispiel Tools wie Lighthouse oder die auch die Chrome Erweiterung Page Speed Insights, um Schwächen auf der eigene Seite analysieren zu können.

Nachdem Sie Ihre Konkurrenten besser kennengelernt haben und realistischer einschätzen können, kommt es auf die Ableitung der eigenen Strategien und Maßnahmen an. Gründer erkennen auf der Grundlage der Wettbewerbsanalyse, worauf sie beim Markteintritt achten müssen und welche Chancen ihr Angebot hat. Etablierte Unternehmen nehmen eventuell Kurskorrekturen vor, setzen neue Schwerpunkte oder ziehen sich aus bestimmten Bereichen zurück.
Every business can benefit from attracting higher value customers. Whether you’re a real estate company looking for high net worth individuals looking to buy property or a B2B SaaS company looking for a higher average revenue per user (ARPU), attracting customers who will pay you more than others is a powerful way to amplify the growth of your business.
Aus der Wettbewerbsanalyse leiten Sie Ihre Wettbewerbsstrategie ab. Dazu identifizieren Sie die Stärken und Schwächen Ihrer Konkurrenten und bringen dann die Stärken Ihres Unternehmens und Ihrer Produkte in die richtige Position. Hilfreich dafür ist die Vorlage Stärken und Schwächen des Wettbewerbers. Dabei bedenken Sie auch, wie der Konkurrent auf Ihre Aktionen reagieren könnte: Welche Ressourcen kann er ins Feld führen? Welcher Strategie-Charakter ist für ihn maßgeblich? Welche strategischen Optionen stehen ihm zur Verfügung? Wie beim Schachspiel denken Sie einige Züge voraus. Hilfreich dafür sind die Fragen aus der Vorlage Reaktionen der Wettbewerber im Markt.
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.
Probieren Sie allgemein gehaltene Keywords aus, um herauszufinden, womit Sie die besten Ergebnisse erzielen. Auch allgemeine Keywords sollten immer möglichst relevant für Ihre Anzeigen und Ihre Website sein. Vermeiden Sie jedoch identische Keywords in Ihrem Konto, da von Google immer nur eine Anzeige pro Werbetreibendem und Keyword ausgeliefert wird.
Anschließend ist sie alle ihre Kollegen durchgegangen, die sie aus Fortbildungen und von Fachtagungen her kannte. Vervollständigt hat sie die Liste ihrer Mitbewerber schließlich durch einen Blick ins regionale Anwaltsverzeichnis. „Ich habe mir zu jedem einzelnen notiert: Was kann der besser? Was kann ich besser? Was macht der besonders gern und was nicht? Wo gibt es Überschneidungen zu meinem Angebot? Wo kann ich denen gefährlich werden und wo die mir?“ Ihre Informationen hat Tatjana Schmelzer teils aus persönlichen Gesprächen gewonnen, teils über die Internetseiten der Kanzleien.
Die SWOT-Analyse ist eines der wichtigsten Tools in der Unternehmensanalyse. Aber auch bei der Wettbewerbsanalyse sammeln Sie mit einer SWOT-Analyse wichtige Erkenntnisse. Im Gegensatz zur Unternehmensanalyse, in der Sie Ihre eigenen Stärken und Schwächen bewerten, schauen Sie bei der Wettbewerbsanalyse die der anderen genauer an. Die SWOT-Analyse fußt auf vier wichtigen Kriterien: Strenghts (Stärken) und Weaknesses (Schwächen) + Opportunities (Chancen) und Threats (Risiken). Bei der SWOT-Analyse stellen Sie die individuellen Stärken und Schwächen Ihres Gegners den externen Chancen und Risiken gegenüber, denen er ausgesetzt ist. Fragen Sie also bei der SWOT-Analyse:
Ad text plays an important role in the success of your ads. It is the form of marketing communication that advertisers can use to promote their product or service on search platforms. An effective ad text consists at least one of your core keyword, attractive discounts and promotion and a call to action. The quality score of your ad depends on multiple factors and your ad text is one of them. Your ad text should be unique and appealing. Include discount amount in your ad copy and also add a strong call to action that can compel searchers to click on your ads. Use action words like buy now, order now, resister today or sign up here. Include one of your keyword in your ad text and match your ad to your landing page.
Another easy, yet possibly expensive, way of testing geo-location is using a PPC platform such as AdWords. You can set your campaign targeting to very specific locations and languages, as well as set the destination URLs of your individual ads. Similarly, this will require a set of landing pages for each campaign, but delivers results very quickly. You may be able to run a fast, data rich, and location-based conversion analysis with little more.
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.

So, fellow marketers, the secret is out—now you know that the key to really driving your conversion rate isn’t in minor copy or bidding adjustments. The true PPC CRO best practices require you to use negative keywords and to target keywords that your bottom-of-the-funnel prospects are searching for—including those that are pricing and service-oriented. You want to use high-converting ad formats, such as Google Shopping Campaigns and video ads, to capture the attention of your audience and engage them. Your landing pages should be designed well, easily browsable, and have fast loading times. It’s also important to personalize your ads so that your potential customers feel like you’re speaking directly to them, which also helps humanize your brand. Finally, use retargeting to remarket your products and services to previously interested visitors to your website, enticing them back and convert. 

Information about Market Qualified Leads (i.e. inquiries that progress to sales discussions), and the revenue attributed to closing those leads, completely transformed the story our numbers were telling. Looking at the first two months of 2016 vs 2017, we saw a significant increase in spend, yet a decrease in conversion volume and increased CPA. It was not until considering the Qualification Rate of inquiries (conversions) to MQL that we began to understand what was really happening.
It’s actually ideal to use just one keyword per ad group. This is known as a single keyword ad group (SKAG). Try using this strategy, even for large accounts, with 80 percent of keywords that get or you expect to get the most traffic. You should most definitely employ this strategy for keywords that are getting the dreaded “Rarely shown due to low quality score” warning.
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?)

Der letzte und meist wichtigste Faktor der Wettbewerbsanalyse ist die Konkurrenzanalyse. Denn die Attraktivität des jeweiligen Markts und somit die Erfolgswahrscheinlichkeit Ihrer Existenzgründung hängt maßgeblich von der Rivalität unter den Wettbewerbern ab. Entsprechend wichtig ist es, dass Sie im Rahmen einer vollständigen Wettbewerbsanalyse auch die Konkurrenz genau durchleuchten. Wie Sie eine Konkurrenzanalyse durchführen, zeigen wir Ihnen in den nächsten Abschnitten.
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?
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:

Hi. I have a question in regards to what is the optimal ‘amount of keywords’ for a PPC campaign? I have list of about 850, so I am unsure if I should put all of them in each category (ie Broad, Phrase & Exact), or should it only be 100 or so? I have gone through each an every one and they are relevant to my product, so would be interested to hear others thoughts on this. Thanks.

Think back to elementary school when you learned about the key questions – who, what, when, where, why and how. Use these basic questions to identify who you are really talking to. Who is that ideal person? When are they online and how do they use the web? How old is your ideal visitor, where do they live, what is their mindset, what are their values and how do they feel about your company or product now? Analytics data can offer some insights into the people you are attracting now, but that may not be who you ultimately want. You will need to do some digging to define  your true audience as well as their mindset and behaviors. Sometimes in PPC we become consumed within our tightly defined conversion funnels that we forget there are real people on the other end of a click.  Remember that gathering consumer insights, not just what we see by tracking consumer website usage, can create well-rounded, more successful PPC campaigns.

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.
A great way to make your website mobile friendly is to implement AMP for your site. Previously it was mainly used by publishers; today it is also a platform for e-commerce and advertising. Since autumn 2017, advertisers can implement AMP for their Google Ads landing pages, making them faster. Building AMP pages for your advertising campaigns can have a positive impact on conversion rates, time on page, bounce rates, and more.
For example, if a user from a high income neighborhood visits a car dealer’s site or clicks on a paid search display ad, that consumer may be directed to a landing page displaying a luxury vehicle, while consumers located in a lower income area may be targeted with a deal on an economy vehicle. The higher income consumers may be more interested in deals such as cash off or lower interest rates whereas those in lower income brackets may be more receptive to lower monthly payments.
Dazu gehört auch die SWOT-Analyse, die Stärken und Schwächen des eigenen Unternehmens mit Chancen und Risiken aus der Unternehmensumwelt in Beziehung setzt und daraus Strategien ableitet. Diese Methode erfordert die systematische Untersuchung von Unternehmen und Umwelt. Die Ergebnisse der Wettbewerbsanalyse gehören in diesem Zusammenhang neben gesamtwirtschaftlichen, politischen und gesellschaftlichen Faktoren zur Umwelt- und Marktanalyse.
Für Gründer ist die Wettbewerbsanalyse unverzichtbar und deshalb auch Bestandteil des Businessplans, speziell des Markt- bzw. Marketingplans. Den Businessplan brauchen Sie, wenn Sie Fördermittel beantragen, einen Kredit benötigen oder Investoren überzeugen möchten. Unabhängig davon sind die im Businessplan enthaltenen Analysen und Überlegungen wichtige Grundlagen für den Erfolg Ihres Unternehmens.
They attribute this to the metric being harder to game, since YouTube is more able to track where each video is shared. While YouTube hasn’t confirmed that social shares play a factor in search engine rankings, the strong correlation combined with YouTube reporting on social media shares in their own analytics suggests that the more social shares your video gets, the better for your video SEO.

Die Konkurrenzanalyse erstellen Sie, indem Sie die gewonnenen Daten aufbereiten. Ziel soll die Bewertung der vorher festgelegten Kriterien nach einem Punktesystem sein. Je umfassender die gewonnenen Informationen sind, desto sicherer können Sie Bewertungen daraus ableiten. Achten Sie dabei besonders auf die Stärken und Schwächen Ihrer Wettbewerber.
Welche Strategien verfolgt Ihr Wettbewerber? Wie gut oder schlecht funktionieren diese? Können Sie sie womöglich übernehmen oder sollten Sie lieber die Finger davon lassen? Wenn Sie die Strategie Ihrer Wettbewerber erforschen, können Sie interessante Handlungsempfehlungen für Ihre eigene Unternehmensstrategie ableiten. Das sind typische Strategien:

Eine Wettbewerbsanalyse kann auch zum Ziel haben, Marketing und Vertriebsstrategien zu erarbeiten. Informationen zu der strategischen Ausrichtung und der Vertriebs- und Marketingstrategie der eigenen Konkurrenten können verwendet werden um eigene Strategien zu entwickeln, zu optimieren oder gegebenenfalls funktionierende Systeme zu übernehmen und anzupassen.


If you're struggling to think of more keywords people might be searching about a specific topic, go to Google.com and take a look at the related search terms that appear when you plug in a keyword. When you type in your phrase and scroll to the bottom of Google's results, you'll notice some suggestions for searches related to your original input. These keywords can spark ideas for other keywords you may want to take into consideration.

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.
Privacy and security concerns are, by many accounts, the one thing holding location based services back from exploding. One of the first backlashes came from Nordstrom customers, when that retailer tracked customers through its physical locations for market research purposes. The word “creepy” was applied at the time, and it’s still a word commonly found in discussions of how location-based marketing can tend to make people feel.
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.

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.


Machen Sie es sich leicht und orientieren Sie sich bei der Umsetzung am beschriebenen 5-Schritte Plan: Definieren Sie zuerst das Ziel der Analyse. Fragen Sie sich, was Sie mit der Wettbewerbsanalyse erreichen möchten. Anschließend legen Sie die Vergleichskriterien fest. Identifizieren Sie danach Ihre wichtigsten Wettbewerber und beschaffen Sie sich belastbare Informationen. Analysieren und bewerten Sie abschließend die Informationen mit unserem kostenlosen Download für Ihre Konkurrenzanalyse.
Take advantage of location extensions and call extensions to make it as easy as possible for local prospects to contact and reach you. When location extensions are enabled for your search ads, prospects in your specified, targeted areas will see your street address. A call extension, alternatively, provides either your phone number or a direct link to a phone line. Landing pages are often referred to as the leakiest part of the marketing funnel, and extensions such as these help cut out the middle ground and prevent the lead leakage.

... dass Sie in diesem Abschnitt des Businessplans genau erklären, wer Ihre hauptsächlichen Konkurrenten sind, was diese gut oder weniger gut machen und wie wettbewerbsintensiv der Markt ist. Nach der Wettbewerbs- und Konkurrenzanalyse sollten Sie und der Leser (z.B. Investor oder Bank) in der Lage sein, Ihre Erfolgsaussichten für den Markteintritt in etwa abschätzen zu können.
Don’t base your whole strategy on chasing volume though. Pay attention to the competition column in the keyword research tools. Even though these tools use pay-per-click (PPC) data to determine competitiveness and suggested bid, you can still extrapolate this data for organic search. High competition and suggested bid is a strong indication that there’s money to be made off of these keywords, as advertisers generally won’t bid high CPCs on poorly performing keywords.
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.

It’s no surprise, then, that choosing the right metrics and KPIs for every account is essential. Ecommerce accounts may optimize for ROAS or ROI, while lead generation accounts might choose to set CPA or lead volume goals based on observed closing rates. In their own way, each of these goals, or KPI strategies, is rooted in profitability and return.


Not only did this information give a more accurate picture of lead cost, but it identified another side-effect of optimization that neither we nor the client had previously anticipated: PPC was playing a much larger role in driving revenue than ever before! More qualified leads were coming in at a lower cost, but the revenue-to-lead ratio also jumped significantly. As a result, ROAS for PPC had nearly doubled with the increased spend in 2017.


Geo-Fencing refers to drawing a virtual barrier around a location using your devices global positioning system (GPS) or Internet Protocol (IP) address, which is just like your virtual address.  Ads inside of geo-fenced areas can be seen on computer, tablet, or mobile devices as potential customers are browsing the web.  Technically, geo-fencing can be any size radius from a particular location, anywhere from a mile to state-wide.  But most people when they are referring to geo-fencing are looking for a very tight radius around a location.   A misconception with geo-fencing is that once inside the fence you receive push notifications, or text messages to the device, which is not accurate.   What geo-fencing does instead is show ads to the person inside the geo-fenced radius if they are browsing the web, to alert them of a local deal or the distance you are from a particular store location.
Geo-targeting (sometimes spelled geotargeting or geo targeting) involves detecting a user’s location, and serving them communications based on that location. Those communications might be ads or other content, like an email or geo-targeted push notification. Geo-targeted communications are delivered most commonly through text or push, and might also come when you open a certain app or social media site. The benefit of geo-targeting services are simple: enhanced personalization.
Choosing landing pages for your keywords is an important element of your keyword strategy, and can be critical for both your SEO and your user experience. Look at it this way: When you click through to a site that really isn’t relevant to your search, what do you do? You most likely leave that page after a few seconds and likely won’t consider it in the future. So having poorly optimized landing pages can cost you sales. But they’ll also damage your SEO efforts, making it hard to rank.
Am Ende der Einzelbetrachtungen Ihrer engsten Konkurrenten stehen Sie natürlich vor einer Vielzahl von Informationen, die Sie nun in eine Form gießen und auswerten müssen. Betrachten Sie die Ergebnisse deshalb immer in Bezug auf Ihr eingangs definiertes Ziel und beginnen Sie, Schlussfolgerungen anzustellen (aus denen sich später Handlungsempfehlungen ableiten lassen). Gehen Sie dabei nach einem Schema vor, das zu Ihrer Zielstellung passt. Sind Sie zum Beispiel Gründer und wissen überhaupt noch nicht genau, wo Sie im Markt überhaupt stehen (werden), empfiehlt sich der Ansatz des deutschen Hochschullehrers Edmund Heinen. Er schlug vor, die Konkurrenz anhand dreier Grundfragen zu durchleuchten, um sie besser im Wettbewerbsgefüge einordnen zu können und daraus Rückschlüsse auf die eigene Strategie zu ziehen:
If you have and use a smartphone, it’s possible for you to set location-based reminders for yourself, right now. You can, for example, tell your phone to alert you when you’re within range of the frame shop, so that new piece of art doesn’t become a six-month fixture in your trunk. Or, if you’ve attended a concert lately, and the band sends you a push notification to buy some gear while you’re in the venue, they’ve likely used geofencing.
Beacons aren’t designed to know you’re you, where you were a moment ago, or where you’re going next. By and large, they’re just little stationary computers that react: when your device moves near the beacon itself, it triggers a ping, and your app—if you have an app with notifications enabled for the beacon’s particular location—goes to work communicating with you. When you move out of that beacon’s range, it’s basically a done deal.
Alexa – Gegründet vor 20 Jahren und im Besitz von Amazon, ranked Alexa Seiten basierend auf deren Traffic-Volumen. Alexa stellt außerdem Metriken zur Verfügung, wie tägliche Seitenaufrufe pro Besucher, Bounce Rate, die verbrachte Zeit auf einer Seite und demographische Merkmale. Der Basis-Account startet bei 9,99 Dollar im Monat und beinhaltet nicht alle Metriken und Tools der teureren Preispakete.

V nové strategii NATO se uvádí, že na provedení budoucích operací mohou mít vliv moderní systémy protivzdušné obrany a vesmírné prostředky, a poprvé po studené válce bude aliance v situaci, kdy bude možná mít nadřazenost ve vzduchu. Ke komu konkrétně směřuje tato teze? Ne snad těm zemím, včetně Česka, které nedoplácejí do společné pokladny 2 % HDP?
Some very general words such as “marketing” or “business” are very competitive, making it harder to rank well for them in search engine results. If you are a small- or medium-sized business, you probably want to choose less competitive keywords, more specifically related to your business (these are commonly referred to as long tail keywords). The greater the volume of searches on a keyword, the more competitive it is. There are a number of different tools you can use to determine thecompetitiveness of a specific keyword as well as suggest and help you brainstorm new keyword ideas.
On the other hand, version B not only communicates the valueof the cyber security business (protecting other business’s data from hackers and cyber attacks), but also acknowledges the potential customer. The copy in version B also addresses the fact that what the viewer is likely looking for in such a company is a sense of security, and caters to that with the words “protect” and “safe”.

If you are fortunate enough to have access to lead revenue data within AdWords, either by Salesforce linking or some other conversion import means, there are even more options available to you. You may not yet have discovered, or may not yet have taken advantage of the “All conv value / cost” column in AdWords. Available at the campaign, ad group, keyword, and search term level, this metric serves as a close substitute for ROAS, easily accessible within the interface.

Using SKAGs will help you improve your overall quality score, which will also improve the effectiveness of your PPC campaigns. In order to get the best possible quality score, you need to make sure that your user experience is consistent. For instance, your ad, keyword, and landing page should all match and seamlessly flow together. This is why using just one keyword per ad group is so helpful. It allows you to ensure that your ad and landing page perfectly align with the ad keyword. If you use multiple keywords, especially more than 15, it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to thoroughly represent all those keywords in your ad and landing page.
In order to know which keywords to target, it's essential to not only understand the demand for a given term or phrase, but also the work required to achieve high rankings. If big brands take the top 10 results and you're just starting out on the web, the uphill battle for rankings can take years of effort. This is why it's essential to understand keyword difficulty.
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.
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.

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.
Pick your battles. Sometimes a keyword is so competitive, it's best to let it go. Focus on keywords where you have the most opportunity to move up in the ranks. Moving up from a ranking of 60 to 50 won't have much of an impact, but moving from a ranking of 15 to 8 pushes you from Page 2 to Page 1 of Google's search results, where you'll have a much better chance of being found.
This chapter will discuss how to best structure your campaign within Google AdWords. These basic building blocks are campaigns and ad groups contained within those campaigns. How you structure this will depend upon your business and marketing and the main takeaway here is that there is no single way to structure a campaign. Just be mindful of what matters when it comes to advertising and measuring the results of your campaign.
Entrepreneur and marketing guru Peter Yang is the co-founder of ResumeGo, a firm offering resume and CV writing services to people aspiring to advance in their professional careers. As the head of the company’s marketing operations and a content marketing manager for IBM in the past, he wants to share his experience with other marketers looking to make it big.
But while many marketers understand the value of geotargeting, not many are ‎likely to understand how the technology behind it works.  Having a firm grasp on ‎the technology though is actually critical in this case, as different solutions take ‎different approaches to the problem of determining the physical location of a ‎consumer, and the simplest solution is usually the least accurate.  Just as traditional ‎strategies don’t always translate well to digital, many desktop strategies don’t ‎translate well to mobile.  ‎
If you want to see what people are talking about at any given moment, there's no better way than to check in with your social media channels. Most of us already do this throughout the day, but if you haven't tapped into your channels for keyword research, you're missing out on valuable insights. Here are just a few things you can uncover by typing a word or phrase into the Facebook search bar:
Think about what else is around you. Don’t just think about where you are; think about what’s around you. Are you a restaurant near a stadium or an airport? Encourage people to stop by after the big game, before that Ed Sheeran concert, or for a graduation celebration in your ad copy. If you’re a boutique fitness studio, advertise to people who are health-conscious and attending the farmer’s market nearby. Put these suggestions into your copy to increase in-store events.
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.
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. 
As an example, if you sell sports equipment or apparel, you could run two or more different “winter sales” suited to the context of winter in different locations. Your ‘classic’ winter sale would appear in states like Colorado—and could feature an offer for 15% off ski gear, whereas your ‘Californian winter sale’ could showcase 15% off hiking gear.

Pick your battles. Sometimes a keyword is so competitive, it's best to let it go. Focus on keywords where you have the most opportunity to move up in the ranks. Moving up from a ranking of 60 to 50 won't have much of an impact, but moving from a ranking of 15 to 8 pushes you from Page 2 to Page 1 of Google's search results, where you'll have a much better chance of being found.
Damit hat sie automatisch alles richtig gemacht. Das Ziel einer Wettbewerbsuntersuchung ist es nämlich nicht, den Bankberater davon zu überzeugen, wie rosig die Erfolgsaussichten des eigenen Unternehmens sein werden, sondern sich selbst – in Abgrenzung zu den bestehenden Angeboten – am Markt zu positionieren. Im Unterschied zur Marktanalyse, die viel zahlenlastiger ist und in der es darum geht, wie groß der Zielmarkt ist, wie er sich entwickelt, wie viel Umsatz gemacht wird und wie viele Unternehmen es gibt, beschreibt die Wettbewerbsanalyse, wie diese Unternehmen agieren. Welche strategischen Ziele verfolgen sie? Wie treten sie auf?
The same goes for PPC advertising. Potential customers who are targeted with your PPC ads don’t care about your need to fill your pipeline or your salespeople’s need to meet their quota—the truth is they only care about what’s in it for themselves. Cater to this by crafting your ad copy in the second person, keeping the importance on the consumer and not on your company.
Once you have a short list of keywords, create separate pieces of valuable, high-quality content, each optimized for an individual term on the list. Through the process outlined above, you aligned keywords with searcher intent. You ostensibly know what searchers commonly put into search engines to find content related to your business goals. Now, your content should actually meet those searchers’ needs. In fact, it should be your goal to create the best, most actionable content to answer a specific question a target user might have as possible.
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