Your costs can be lower when you stay away from national campaigns that take a more shotgun approach to your social media advertising efforts. Instead, geotargeting will enable you to conduct regional-, state- and city-level campaigns that will improve your results. That’s because this approach helps to tighten your campaign’s boundaries around your company’s physical location.
Un'efficace strategia PPC può anche portare beneficio ad un eventuale progetto di ottimizzazione sui motori di ricerca. Poiché, la ricerca delle parole chiave, consente di testare le keyword sulla base del tassi di conversione per inserzioni a pagamento. Scegliere le prole chiavi più performanti da beneficio al posizionamento del vostro sito web sui motori di ricerca. Utilizzare entrambi i servizi SEO e PPC è molto efficace per migliorare il posizionamento.
It works like this – if there is an IP address the company wants to locate, they ping ‎it from a few of their servers, for which they already know the location.  A ping is ‎just a way to test if a computer can connect, and how long it takes to do so, but ‎doesn’t transmit any meaningful data.  Then, by looking at the time it takes each ‎server to connect, it can establish a shared point or origin, and thereby physically ‎locate the user.  It uses the public IP locations to validate their approach and check ‎for anomalies in network latency which would lead to bad data.  ‎

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.


Bestimmung der Fähigkeiten des Konkurrenten: Unter diesem Punkt fasst Grant die Ressourcen und die Aktionsmöglichkeiten eines Konkurrenten zusammen. So, wie ein Formel-1-Rennwagen nur mit den Fähigkeiten eines Fahrers zu einem Sieg kommen kann, so kann auch ein Unternehmen nur aus der sinnvollen Kombination von materiellen und menschlichen Ressourcen erfolgreich sein. Die Kenntnis dieser Fähigkeiten eines Konkurrenten lässt direkt auf seine Fähigkeit schließen, eine bestimmte Aktion auszuführen.
In Google Analytics you can do this by using the same path we detailed before: Traffic Sources > Search > Organic > Advanced filter. Enter a specific keyword or use the RegEx generator to cover all the possibilities that you have in mind. Make sure that you create at least two advanced filter: one that includes all your branded keywords, and another one that excludes them.

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. 
There are so many online places to display your PPC ads, which certainly complicates matters. To maximize budget and conversion, marketers must carefully select venues on the basis of factors like traffic volume, average conversion rates, and cost per click. Give your geotargeting the best chance of success by using a platform that allows you to maximize your online visibility without blowing your budget.
Volume. The number of searches for that phrase each month. What's a decent volume? It depends on your industry. If you're in a niche industry, like compliance, 100 monthly searches might be as good as it gets.  If you offer something with more broad appeal, like furniture, you could expect to see hundreds of thousands of searches each month. Whatever the case, aim for higher volumes, but know that the higher the volume, the more difficult it will likely be to stand out among your competitors. Which brings us to the next number...
Diese Informationen können Sie im Marketing, im Produktmanagement, in der Produktentwicklung und im Vertrieb gewinnbringend nutzen. Das setzt voraus, dass Sie die Informationen mit den Fachbereichen analysieren und geeignete strategische, taktische und operative Maßnahmen ergreifen: von der richtigen Positionierung im Marktportfolio bis hin zu den stichhaltigen Argumenten im Verkaufsgespräch. Nutzen Sie dafür Vorlagen wie Wettbewerber im Markt und ihre Stellung im Marktportfolio.
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.
Part of designing your keyword strategy is making sure you target keywords that will bring in enough traffic to be worth the effort. There’s no minimum number of searches for a keyword - that depends on your niche and your ability to convert visitors into sales. If you’ve got a Pro or Premium WooRank account, use SERP Checker’s new search volume feature to track estimated monthly searches for your keywords, as well as historical ranking data. If you’re already using SERP Checker, the search volume will appear for your keywords automatically. If you haven’t used it yet, just enter your keywords in the tool and you’ll see your data within 24 hours.
If I have quite a lot solid keywords which convert well in my manual campaign, may I set auto campaign and put all of these keywords from manual campaign as negative? The purpose of this action is to avoid pay for them twice (on auto and manual campaign) and just use auto campaign for search maybe some new cheap keywords which also can convert quite good…
Keyword strategies are essential to developing winning search engine marketing campaigns. Your keyword strategy should involve selecting high-performing keywords that drive relevant traffic to your business. Choosing the right keywords for advertising can make all the difference in your campaigns, determining how well your advertisements rank on Google and other search engine platforms.

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.


Understanding which websites already rank for your keyword gives you valuable insight into the competition, and also how hard it will be to rank for the given term. Are there search advertisements running along the top and right-hand side of the organic results? Typically, many search ads means a high-value keyword, and multiple search ads above the organic results often means a highly lucrative and directly conversion-prone keyword.
Working on common practice tasks such as negative matching, keyword expansion and more are the right things to do for an account, and there’s a proper place and time to do them. Without a policy governing how to manage our PPC accounts, we’re “stringing tactics together,” which creates misalignment between volume of work done versus meaningful work that’s impacting results positively.

It’s easy to get blindsided by our own opinion on “high-quality” content. You might be thinking you have an awesome idea that everyone wants to read about, but how do you know with absolute certainty that it’s really that great? And even if your hunch is spot on and you’ve discovered something truly worth sharing, how do you quantify its value? How do you find the right content marketing keywords?
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?

Dies ist vielleicht der entscheidende Punkt beim Erstellen der Wettbewerbsanalyse. Du legst die Struktur deiner Analyse fest. Die Frage ist hier: Welche Informationen benötigst du, um eine Antwort auf die Hauptfrage deiner Wettbewerbsanalyse zu bekommen? Im Idealfall erhältst du zu jeder Kategorie für jedes Unternehmen genügend Informationen, sodass du diese direkt vergleichen kannst. Welche Informationen aus welcher Kategorie können dies sein?
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. 
Bei der Entwicklung einer Wettbewerbsanalyse ist es wichtig, im Voraus klar zu definieren, was man eigentlich über die Konkurrenz wissen möchte. Durch Befragung von Verbrauchern können Informationen erlangt werden, die nicht offensichtlich sind und erst durch strategisches Fragen ans Licht kommen. So könnte es interessant sein, zu wissen, warum Verbraucher eigentlich eine bestimmte Marke oder einen Anbieter bevorzugen.
The risk to this approach is that it isn’t always terribly accurate beyond the city to ‎zip code level.  If, for example, you were to use MaxMind’s demo service to locate ‎your own IP, it will likely show you perhaps a mile away from your actual address, ‎likely at the nearest network node, the point at which your computer connects to ‎your ISP’s network infrastructure.   ‎
As you can see, we not only changed which keywords to track (the core of the SERPs tool) but also the location setting of the search engine. As a local business, most of Jerry’s customers will come from the UK. Using this setting rather than the general Google setting will give him much more accurate results on how his keywords rank in his location.
Use the search intent of a keyword to help determine what sort of page it should be used on. Informational keywords should be used on pages optimized for a branding campaign with content such as how to guides or product comparison articles. Avoid using these pages to target more specific in-market keywords. Those searchers have no use for a how-to guide or product comparisons. Use those to target your product pages that include specs, reviews, options and, most importantly, price and the "buy now" button. Of course, the “buy now” button could also be the email sign-up page or contact information form, depending on the type of goals you’re targeting.

The key to getting the most successful results from your PPC (pay-per-click) campaigns is developing a strategy that utilizes the many powerful tools at your disposal with Google Adwords. While boosting your clicks and conversions may at first seem like some sort of magical alchemy, there are actually tons of tangible ways to help drive traffic and increase sales. Best of all, Google is constantly adding new tools and refining older ones that you can add to your arsenal.
Use these consumer characteristics to time and target your marketing. For example, airports on weekdays are a great source of business travelers looking for high-end restaurants, while weekends and Spring Break bring more leisure visitors and families looking for more casual dining options. Likewise, dance clubs and bars can benefit by promoting 18 and over events targeted at universities whose student bodies are largely between the ages of 18-21. These are just a few examples of how venues define audiences that can be effectively targeted.
That’s right. Unfortunately, all those slight tweaks to your ad copy and bidding strategies actually do very little in terms of turning leads into customers. So, what exactly should you do to PPC campaigns to maximize conversion potential? Don’t fret—there are actually quite a few things, and we’re going to teach you about each one of them. Below, check out the strategies you should be focusing on to achieve ultimate results.

Working in an industry with variable revenue-per-lead, and not having direct access to that client’s revenue data, I was surprised during an EOY debriefing to learn that PPC saw a 500% ROI in the previous year. Meanwhile, I had spent months stressing about a climbing CPA and shifting conversion rates. This revelation instigated a deeper conversation about ROI and opened the door to request data about lead quality on an ongoing basis.
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.
For branding campaigns, your budget is often not an issue. You may have a fixed budget or your budget may be seemingly limitless. It doesn’t matter, because with this strategy the focus is on position; and in most cases only position #1 will do. This is often the easiest strategy to execute for paid search, but it’s also inefficient. The reality is that bidding into the top position in search results is often a waste of money. Google has gone on the record as saying that conversion rates don’t vary much by position, so in many cases all that the first position buys you in paid search is brand awareness (and vanity).
Attributed Sales – The total product sales generated within one week of clicks on your ads. Your sales data can take up to 48 hours to populate. As a result, sales data is not available in the “Today” date range and may be delayed in the “Yesterday” date range. You can view the individual sales totals for advertised products and other products in the Campaign Performance report
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. 
You’ll often find your hottest leads among people who have already encountered your business once. Depending on your industry, it may be unlikely for people to purchase your product the first time they visit. If you’re an e-commerce operation selling lower-ticket items, you may be able to send people directly to a sales page with excellent results. But if you’re like the dishwasher store we invented above, visiting your PPC landing page may be one step in a larger research process for your customers.

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.

Bei einem Radrennen liefern sich Sportler einen Wettkampf schlechthin. Schulter an Schulter starten sie auf Kommando, kämpfen sich Pässe hinauf, rasen Berge hinunter. Je länger ein Rennen geht, desto eher lichtet sich das Feld. Die stärksten Radfahrer kämpfen sich nach vorn, die schwachen bleiben zurück, die schwächsten geben auf. Ganz ähnlich funktioniert wirtschaftlicher Wettbewerb.
Take Coca Cola and Red Bull for example. They have massive marketing budgets, and the majority of that budget goes into branding and (I am guessing) very little attention is paid to determining the ROI of each individual activity they sponsor. They just know that the more they can build equity in their brand, the more products they will sell. The result? They are some of the most recognizable brands in the world. They are also extremely profitable at the end of the year – they just achieve that profitability differently than what we are used to seeing as direct response marketers.
It is dependent on the pre-analysis of the entire IP address space. There are more than 4 billion possible IP addresses, and detailed analysis of each of them is a Herculean task, especially in light of the fact that IP addresses are constantly being assigned, allocated, reallocated, moved and changed due to routers being moved,[6] enterprises being assigned IP addresses or moving, and networks being built or changed. In order to keep up with these changes, complex algorithms, bandwidth measurement and mapping technology, and finely tuned delivery mechanisms are necessary.[7] Once all of the IP space is analyzed, each address must be periodically updated to reflect changes in the IP address information, without invading a user's privacy. This process is similar in scale to the task of Web spidering.
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.
The benefit of clearly describing a strategy for your PPC campaign is that it can inform the creative, particularly when it comes to building PPC adverts with our various elements: header, ad copy, ad extensions – where does everything go? Great advertising is built on great creative, so spend as much time crafting solid messages as you do on the strategic elements of the campaign. This chapter looks at how you can craft the best ad creative to communicate your message.
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. 
"My favorite part about voice search is just how clear the intent is in the query. For example, if I typed in 'hotels in the Bahamas', you’d have no idea whether I was looking for a romantic getaway, a singles trip or a family vacation. Chances are the results would be different for each. But if I asked Cortana, 'which are the best family-friendly hotels in the Bahamas,' then a far more targeted result could be served.
There are so many online places to display your PPC ads, which certainly complicates matters. To maximize budget and conversion, marketers must carefully select venues on the basis of factors like traffic volume, average conversion rates, and cost per click. Give your geotargeting the best chance of success by using a platform that allows you to maximize your online visibility without blowing your budget.
I always tell people to think of their site as a pyramid. Your brand is at the very top, below that is your cornerstone content for your “head: keywords, the keywords you care about the most, below those are dozens – if not hundreds or thousands – of pages, strengthening your site’s structure. I wrote about site structure & SEO over 3 years ago but it still rings true. We wrote about both these topics in our ebook too.
Try to match the offer you make on your pages (product, service, message, etc) to the visitor’s specific location. This sounds simple but requires careful thought and planning. Measure funnel performance for visitors that are geo-targeted versus a control group – are people finding this “filtration” helpful or confining in a way? Statistically, do visitors that are directly served with local offers differ in behavior than those that are asked to “choose your location”? Test it!

If you’re aiming for a steady cost per conversions (also known as Cost Per Acquisition) average, despite the potential challenge in calculating those costs, then Conversion Optimizer may be of help. This strategy works by setting a target Cost per Conversion at campaign level, and then AdWords uses your historical conversion data to optimize your bidding strategy to reach your targeted average.
Finally, we ensure your site conforms to the search engines' guidelines and recommended optimization techniques, while thoroughly researching the competitiveness of your industry. Formulating a comprehensive content strategy and implementing our proven content marketing techniques to augment your web site's visibility and brand are a major part of this process.
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