It’s worth mentioning that some of these terms are still evolving, and their use is still being defined. For example, geo-targeting is often used synonymously with location targeting, for now, but that could change. Terms and meaning might shift over time as the technology and its uses evolve. But, like geo-targeting, we’ve got you covered right here, right now.
If you take a look at our recent Million Dollar Case Study recap, Greg shows how he is investing more heavily at the start in our product Jungle Snugs, even when the ACoS is more than break even. Also keep in mind, this money is being taken out of your top line revenue from Amazon, rather than cash being removed from your bank account. So we see it more as an early investment from our top line to ensure success later down the line.
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.

Wenn Sie einfach nur wissen möchten, wo Sie mit Ihrer Internet-Präsenz in den Suchmaschinen (z.B. Google oder Bing) stehen oder was Sie machen sollten, um mehr organische Besucher zu erhalten, dann ist die SUMAGO® SEO Analyse eine gute Wahl. Wir schauen uns Ihre Website mit einem marketingorientierten SEO-Blick und mit Hilfe von spezialisierten SEO-Tools an. Wir sehen uns OnPage-Faktoren – wie die interne Verlinkung, Ladezeiten, die Erreichbarkeit für Crawler bzw. Fehler in der Seitenstruktur – für Sie an und dokumentieren diese in übersichtlichen Sheets. Darüber hinaus analysieren wie den Ist-Zustand ihrer OffPage-Optimierung (Domain-Popularität, Qualität der Backlinks etc.) und geben Hinweise zur Verbesserung Ihrer Sichtbarkeit bei Google.
For many of you reading this post, you may wonder why these other strategies exist at all. Shouldn’t people only be paying for clicks that directly impact their ability to generate revenue and ultimately profit? I struggled with this concept early in my career, but ultimately came to the conclusion that not every single marketing activity can be direct response.

Use the Keyword Planner to flag any terms on your list that have way too little (or way too much) search volume, and don't help you maintain a healthy mix like we talked about above. But before you delete anything, check out their trend history and projections in Google Trends. You can see whether, say, some low-volume terms might actually be something you should invest in now -- and reap the benefits for later.


Im Idealfall kennst du den Markt und konkurrierende Unternehmen bereits sehr genau und kannst ihre jeweiligen Besonderheiten, Stärken und Schwächen aus dem Stegreif aufzählen. Dennoch ist es sinnvoll, dich bei deiner Untersuchung nicht nur auf Bauchgefühl, Instinkt, Erfahrung und Hörensagen zu verlassen, sondern nachvollziehbar und strategisch bei der Datensammlung vorzugehen. Dazu kannst du unter anderem diese Informationsquellen nutzen:
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?
En linkanalyse er en komplet analyse af alle websitets indgående backlinks. Den vil typisk fylde 40-50 A4-sider. Med en linkanalyse får du kortlagt alle de problematikker, der måtte være med dit websites backlink-profil, og alle de muligheder for forbedringer der måtte være. Med en linkanalyse i hånden får du og dit firma en klar strategi, der tager udgangspunkt i jeres nuværende linkprofil, og som viser, hvordan der skal arbejdes med linkbuilding fremadrettet.

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?


... 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.
The other option is to follow up with page visitors outside of AdWords. To do this, you’ll want to create an opt-in page (like the templates above) that offers visitors something of value in exchange for their email address or other contact information. Our dishwasher vendor could offer a free guide on the best way to prolong the life of your dishwasher.
Be sure to re-evaluate these keywords every few months -- once a quarter is a good benchmark, but some businesses like to do it even more often than that. As you gain even more authority in the SERPs, you'll find that you can add more and more keywords to your lists to tackle as you work on maintaining your current presence, and then growing in new areas on top of that.

Um Ihre Wettbewerbsanalyse durchführen zu können, brauchen Sie natürlich „Untersuchungsgegenstände“. Dies sind Ihre engsten Konkurrenten. Normalerweise reicht es aus, sich dabei auf die Top 3  bis Top 7 zu beschränken. Wenn Sie Ihre direkten Konkurrenten ermitteln, erhalten sie Antworten auf die Fragen „Welche Marktstellung hat der betrachtete Konkurrent?“ bzw. „Wer ist Marktführer?“ Benennen Sie nun die Ihren Recherchen zufolge engsten Mitstreiter, indem Sie:


You may be wondering why these seemingly different strategies are included as one. The reason is that the strategy is the same: Getting the most out of your budget. The only difference is the tactics to achieve that strategy. Sure you may need to look at different metrics and dimensions of your campaigns to maximize your budget, but in the end you achieve the same thing.
Successful online advertising requires ongoing work and optimisation to improve performance and results. Maximising output and reducing input is critical. You must clearly outline the business objectives, goals, and audiences for each campaign. This chapter outlines our PPC model which considers objectives, goals, audience, and targeting to ensure your PPC is based on a solid strategy with clear measures in place to analyse and improve as you go.
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.
The gap between your goal and your recent performance should guide how you choose from the menu of strategy options. If you have aggressive growth targets and are consistently meeting or exceeding your ROAS threshold, then you should primarily focus on growth initiatives, and sprinkle in a few efficiency optimizations to ensure that you’re not wasting spend. If you are not achieving your ROAS goal, you’ll want to focus primarily on efficiency optimizations. If you fall somewhere in the middle of these two scenarios, you should select an even mix of growth and efficiency efforts.
Sometimes even the most savvy among us can feel like a confused great-granny on a MacBook Pro running Linux when it comes to the newest, latest tech, and how it actually works. Location-based marketing is already happening. All of the available tools provide opportunities to serve highly localized, highly relevant communications to your customers, based on where they are right now. But what exactly are those options, and how do they work?
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.
36. 36 @peakaceag pa.ag Wer ist eure Zielgruppe? Buyer-Personas helfen! Buyer-Persona: Die konsequente Weiterentwicklung der Zielgruppenanalyse! Lesenswert: http://pa.ag/2mrRfzN  Zielführende Buyer-Personas basieren auf Informationen über Bestandskunden oder aus der Marktforschung  In den Daten finden sich Übereinstimmungen/Gemeinsamkeiten, die dabei helfen, die Persona zu konkretisieren  Mit einer Buyer-Persona vor Augen kann u.a. leichter ermittelt werden, was der ideale Käufer tun würde, gleichermaßen findet sich die bessere bzw. spezifischere Ansprache Ein Beispiel für eine vereinfachte Zielgruppe könnte wie folgt lauten: Geschlecht: weiblich Familienstand: verheiratet Alter: 45 bis 50 Jahre Einkommen: 2.500 € bis 3.000 € brutto Bildungsniveau: Master of Arts Arbeitsverhältnis: fest angestellt Interessen: Yoga Dieser Auszug aus einem Buyer-Persona-Beispiel veranschaulicht das Konzept: Persona-Name: Beate Beispiel Hintergrund: Leiterin der Personalabteilung Demografische Daten: weiblich, 30 bis 45, doppeltes Einkommen 125.000 € Identifikatoren: ruhiges Auftreten, bittet um Infomaterial per E-Mail/Post Ziele: möchte, dass ihre Mitarbeiter glücklich sind und die Fluktuation unter den Beschäftigten niedrig ist Herausforderungen: alle Aufgaben müssen von wenigen Mitarbeitern erledigt werden
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”.
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Keyword Competition tools can make things much easier on your keyword strategy. Some tools include the Adwords Keyword Planner  (you can tailor this for B2B) and MozBar. Google Adwords help you discover and compare new keywords. MozBar helps you check keyword competition against other B2B business sites. Some tools must be purchased, such as Long Tail Pro. This tool identifies profitable long tail keywords focused on your content.
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. 

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:

2. Define how will you measure success. This is probably one of the most important questions to answer before you begin any campaign. As a consultant, this is one of the first questions I ask a potential client. The answer as you might expect is page one ranking. If your objective is branding only, then this is fine, however, if like most organizations yours is a conversion strategy, then I would caution you to not be so short-sighted. Your objective should be how many conversions you want to achieve for each keyword. Top ranking will help you with visibility, which is a good thing, but if you bring in traffic from that keyword and those visitors do not engage and convert, then why bother? You must set your sights on keywords that convert.
4. Choose keywords based on more than just high search traffic. Depending on which strategy you’re using, branding or conversion, you should not fall into the trap of just looking at search volume when judging which keywords to use. Just because one keyword has a whole lot more searches than another doesn’t necessarily mean it will be a better performing search term. Take the time to analyze other factors that provide more granularity. Here is an example of other factors you may want to look at:
Markteintrittsbarrieren betreffen dich akut in der Gründungsphase deines Unternehmens. Sie entscheiden darüber, wie einfach du dein Produkt positionieren und verkaufen kannst. Hohe Barrieren machen dir zwar das Leben in der Anfangsphase schwer, verhindern allerdings auch, dass Wettbewerber in den ggf. entstehenden neuen Markt eintreten und die Konkurrenz erhöhen. Grundsätzlich unterscheiden lassen sich dabei:
Abhängig von Märkten und Branchen hat die Wettbewerbsanalyse einen erheblichen Einfluss auf Entscheidungen. In Branchen, in denen Investitionen für Produktionsmittel erheblich sind und gleichzeitig wesentliche Einflüsse auf die Angebotsseite ausüben (vergl. Überkapazitäten in der Branchenstrukturanalyse), ist die sorgfältige Abwägung der Wirkung einer Investition auf den Gesamtmarkt genau so wichtig wie die Betrachtung der Finanzierung; typische Beispiele finden sich bei Erdöl-Raffinerien, Automobilunternehmen, Werften und vielen anderen mehr. In all diesen Branchen fahren Unternehmen bei sinkender Auslastung früh Verluste ein, da der Fixkostenanteil sehr hoch ist und nicht zeitnah an die neue Situation angepasst werden kann. Anpassungen der Kapazitäten an steigenden Bedarf erfordern aber teilweise sehr kostspielige Investitionen und verursachen häufig ein Überangebot innerhalb der Branche. Führen zwei Unternehmen in solchen Industrien gleichzeitig gleichartige Maßnahmen aus, so führt dies schnell zu einem Preiskrieg, der die gesamte Branche schädigen kann.

When an ad mentions the target customer’s region or city, such as Chicago, this approach has proven to deliver a much better response rate than running a national campaign that doesn’t include a location. “It goes back to the messaging aspect,” Fritz explains. “Your geolocation ad targeting is much more effective. That’s because it connects more deeply with prospective customers than a generic advertisement. You are running a social advertisement that is very specific to someone in a particular place. This could be Cleveland, New York City, Miami, Dallas, Los Angeles, or whatever area you have targeted.”


Wählen Sie die Keywords für Ihre Kampagne sorgfältig aus, damit Ihre Anzeigen auch tatsächlich bei der gewünschten Zielgruppe ausgeliefert werden. Die Keywords sollten den Begriffen entsprechen, die potenzielle Kunden bei der Suche nach Ihren Produkten und Dienstleistungen vermutlich eingeben. Weitere Informationen zum Hinzufügen, Bearbeiten und Entfernen von Keywords

Nur mit einer genauen Wettbewerbsanalyse lassen sich Marktpotenziale erkunden und erkennen. Zudem ergeben sich aus der Wettbewerbsanalyse wichtige Einsichten dazu, wie man besser ist als seine Konkurrenten und wie man sich strategisch richtig im Markt positioniert. Und Marketingaktionen wie Werbung, Promotion oder Preisnachlässe können so auf die Konkurrenten abgestimmt werden, dass sie ihren Zweck der Kundengewinnung erfüllen.


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.
I don’t quite understand the use of negative keywords with manual campaigns as you stated, however, I read another article of yours and it stated to do both Manual and Auto campaigns for the same product, tale keywords from the manual campaign and input them as “negative keywords” in the auto campaigns as a strategy to not compete against your own keywords….is this still accurate? I look forward to these posts to build up my knowledge and best practices for PPC on Amazon. Thanks so much
When it comes to advertising on Google Ads, consider the real estate adage: "Location, location, location!" Regardless of how great your ad is, it probably won't perform as well if it doesn't appear in the right places. Reach your customers where they are and where your business can serve them by using Google Ads location targeting. You can set and then adjust your location targeting settings at any time.
Wenn du ausreichend recherchiert hast, besitzt du genügend Informationen, um diese anhand deiner Fragestellung auszuwerten. Der letzte Schritt der Wettbewerbsanalyse erfordert natürlich Kreativität: Du musst dich entscheiden, wie du auf die entdeckten Strategien reagierst. Diese Entscheidung kann dir niemand abnehmen. Du hast aber eine belastbare Grundlage, die dir eine konkrete Einschätzung deiner Erfolgsaussichten erlaubt.
Geofencing mostly uses GPS technology (which communicates with the tiny chip in your phone) to cordon off an area with a virtual fence. When a device moves into (or out of) the space defined by the fence, triggers are sent, and the user will receive a notification, for example a text or push notification (provided they are opted into those channels).
You may be wondering why these seemingly different strategies are included as one. The reason is that the strategy is the same: Getting the most out of your budget. The only difference is the tactics to achieve that strategy. Sure you may need to look at different metrics and dimensions of your campaigns to maximize your budget, but in the end you achieve the same thing.

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.

Was die Darstellung im Businessplan betrifft: Es ist auf keinen Fall sinnvoll und notwendig, eine vollständige Wettbewerbsanalyse inklusive sämtlicher Kennzahlen, Strategien, Stärken und Schwächen vorzulegen. Ziel deiner Untersuchungen ist es herauszufinden, wie du dich mit deinem Unternehmen am besten positionierst, um erfolgreich durchstarten zu können. Insofern reicht es völlig aus, lediglich die wichtigsten Erkenntnisse und deine Schlussfolgerungen in übersichtlicher Form deinem Businessplan hinzuzufügen.

The basic content strategy you’ve put together—what you want to create, and how—should give you a good place to start. Now it’s time to break that strategy into potential topics and keywords to cover on your channel. Once you have a topic, like “dog training” or “styling a scarf” you can start to test the relevant words and phrases you think customers will search to find answers.
To more effectively drive traffic to their stores, they pushed out a 10% discount on any in-store purchase when customers provided their email. This not only drove traffic to their new shops, it also helped them construct lists for each store that they could later use for store promotions. By targeting these specific users in areas near their stores and then promoting to in-store audiences, an e-commerce site successfully made the move to store fronts. Read the full evo case study here!
For example, it’s important to look at the response based on urban, suburban or rural locations. Someone living in northern Indiana may consider driving 25 miles to your store to be no big deal. Most customers or prospects could make the drive in less than half an hour and, therefore, they will visit your store. However, if the prospects live in the River North neighborhood of Chicago, they aren’t going to want to go to your store in Wrigleyville because that’s going to take 50 minutes.
The best way to see what geotargeting can do for your company is to undertake a test campaign on a site like Facebook employing the parameters that would best access your target audience in various parts of the country. Include the specified area(s) within the ad’s content and launch it to see how it impacts results at your various locations and your online business. From there, you can further expand on what the technique can do, even using it as a recruitment tool to locate new marketing talent to run your next geotargeting campaign.
Sometimes taking a step back to think about your audience and goals can give you a new perspective. I once worked on a campaign for a theme park. We initially identified the target audience as moms living in specific states. We determined she worked full-time, so was usually online during the workday or late at night. Life was chaotic for her, so she wanted simplicity and ease.  We wanted mom to request a visitor’s kit for the park, so this was our X number of conversions goal. However, what the client really wanted was for the whole family to actually visit. After some research it became apparent that our immediate audience might be mom because she was online, but who we really needed to get excited were the kids. We designed a landing page that had a few bullets of information that mom could read quickly, but we also mentioned the cool items that would be in the visitor’s kit just for her kids. While mom was the one filling out the form, the kids were major influencers so it was important to get the kids excited too.  What was sent in the visitor’s kit was important but so was the landing page. Mom was looking at the landing page from the perspective of her kids – we needed to consider the photos and colors to make the page feel like a fun place to be. She wanted to know that it would be a place her kids would enjoy and be excited about. We needed to find a balance that would appeal to mom, encouraging her to request a visitor’s kit, while giving her the impression her kids would enjoy the experience.  By taking this new perspective, we were able to develop ad text, landing pages and a visitor’s kit that allowed us to target our entire audience rather than the single audience the analytics data pointed to.
You can use this tool to get new ideas for paid search campaigns as well as ideas to drive organic traffic. One big advantage of the tool is it gives you historical statistics on past search volume, as well as predictions about the number of clicks and conversions. You can search for keyword ideas based on what makes sense for your products, services or other phrases you're trying to target. 
3. Mapping keywords to the right landing pages. One way to insure you get the best results from your keyword campaigns is to make sure there is very high relevance between the keywords you use and the associated landing pages. This is a very important principle. What happens when you click on an organic listing or a PPC add from a SERP (search engine results page) and the content has little to zero keywords on that page that you used to search on? Right, you bolt and head back and click on another link. Make sure your landing pages are optimized to handle your keyword traffic to make them relevant.

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.


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.
Sometimes taking a step back to think about your audience and goals can give you a new perspective. I once worked on a campaign for a theme park. We initially identified the target audience as moms living in specific states. We determined she worked full-time, so was usually online during the workday or late at night. Life was chaotic for her, so she wanted simplicity and ease.  We wanted mom to request a visitor’s kit for the park, so this was our X number of conversions goal. However, what the client really wanted was for the whole family to actually visit. After some research it became apparent that our immediate audience might be mom because she was online, but who we really needed to get excited were the kids. We designed a landing page that had a few bullets of information that mom could read quickly, but we also mentioned the cool items that would be in the visitor’s kit just for her kids. While mom was the one filling out the form, the kids were major influencers so it was important to get the kids excited too.  What was sent in the visitor’s kit was important but so was the landing page. Mom was looking at the landing page from the perspective of her kids – we needed to consider the photos and colors to make the page feel like a fun place to be. She wanted to know that it would be a place her kids would enjoy and be excited about. We needed to find a balance that would appeal to mom, encouraging her to request a visitor’s kit, while giving her the impression her kids would enjoy the experience.  By taking this new perspective, we were able to develop ad text, landing pages and a visitor’s kit that allowed us to target our entire audience rather than the single audience the analytics data pointed to.
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.

The gap between your goal and your recent performance should guide how you choose from the menu of strategy options. If you have aggressive growth targets and are consistently meeting or exceeding your ROAS threshold, then you should primarily focus on growth initiatives, and sprinkle in a few efficiency optimizations to ensure that you’re not wasting spend. If you are not achieving your ROAS goal, you’ll want to focus primarily on efficiency optimizations. If you fall somewhere in the middle of these two scenarios, you should select an even mix of growth and efficiency efforts.
Add in geolocation, and you get geotargeting, a technique that has proved highly beneficial to local small businesses, especially restaurants, retail shops, and service providers. While that’s great, what happens if you’re a large corporation running national campaigns? As a CMO, you can still use geotargeting to increase the return on your marketing investments.
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.
Below, you can find our suggested stages for implementing your keyword strategy, specifically if you are trying to get a newer business with a branded service / product to rank higher in an industry with competitors who have already established a presence in the main search engines. We leave it up to you to decide when it is best to move to each stage. In our opinion, what works for SMEs that need to boost their presence on the web is to develop a keyword strategy that starts out general, without worrying too much about competitors. This strategy can then evolve over time to include more and more branded keywords as well as aiming for some SERPs of better-known competitors.

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