1. Branding or converting strategy. One of the first things to consider in developing a keyword strategy is what you want to accomplish when you reach your target audience. Do you just want to generate an impression for branding purposes or do you want to invite them to your place where you get them to make a purchase? Here are three types of strategies to consider:
If you are launching in a competitive category and you know this to be the case, then you may indeed have to invest more heavily at the start to get ahead. It obviously varies by product and category, and this is why we often advise new sellers to go for non-competitive categories with high demand. That’s not to say you should never launch in a competitive category though – and props to you for going for it!
If you’re feeling overwhelmed, I’ve got some good news for you: you don’t have to spend countless hours manually creating custom landing pages for every ad group. Instead, use dynamic text replacement. Dynamic text replacement allows you to replace certain areas of text with with specific keywords. For example, you could use dynamic text replacement to change the heading and CTA of a landing page to the specific keyword that a user searched for. That way, when they visit your landing page, it appears to be a completely personalized experience.

Michiel wrote about Homepage SEO, telling people not to try and rank their homepage for a specific keyword. In the comments there were clearly some misconceptions about how branding relates to your keyword strategy. We’ve been writing a lot about keyword research lately but we’ve not talked about keyword strategy much, so this post elaborates on what these are and how they connect to each other.
This chapter discusses how to establish goals to measure the success of our campaign. These should be directly tied to the stated objectives, as well as being measureable and achievable. It is important to track as many actions, goals, and engagement data as possible. This is what really drives understanding and insight from your analytics data and will allow you to assess which campaigns are delivering the goods.

I just want to ask if is it necessary that the keywords we used on the PPC campaigns are present on our listing ( title, back end keywords, description). And also can we use other brand or competitor names on our PPC. I apologize, I am new to this PPC campaigns and as of now I am reading, searching and watching about it but still have lots of question in mind. Thank you so much.


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:

Gelbe Seiten oder das Örtliche:  Eine komplette Wettbewerbsanalyse (inkl. Konkurrenzanalyse) macht auch Angaben zu der Anzahl der Konkurrenten. Nutzen Sie beide Portale um zu prüfen, wie viele Konkurrenten es in der unmittelbaren Nähe gibt. Wenn z.B. schon 5 italienische Restaurants im Umkreis von 100 Metern bestehen, kann man vermutlich von einer Marktsättigung ausgehen). Nutzen Sie hierfür auch das Google Maps Tool, indem Sie die Konkurrenten auf einer eigenen Karte eintragen (standortbezogene Konkurrenzanalyse).
Using negative keywords in PPC campaigns is an often overlooked but highly effective strategy. These are keywords that you add to your campaign that you don’t want to target. Adding negative keywords will let Google know that it should not show your campaigns in searches that include these words. This is a crucial step in order to make sure that you don’t waste money by displaying your ad for irrelevant searches.
Repeat this exercise for as many topic buckets as you have. And remember, if you're having trouble coming up with relevant search terms, you can always head on over to your employees on the front lines -- like Sales or Services -- and ask them what types of terms their prospects and customers use, or common questions they have. Those are often great starting points for keyword research.
PPC thrives when decisions are based on the most complete and accurate view available. For lead gen, as well as ecommerce accounts, this may require additional effort and data not always readily available. But if you have access to revenue data, I hope that this post has given you some ideas about how it can be used to strengthen your PPC strategy and tactics. And if you don’t have direct access to revenue data, that is a conversation you may want to get started. Having concrete examples (like those above) of the potential value of that information is a good place to start.
Export the weighted list back to your spreadsheet and combine it with the others in Excel. Then use the data tools to sort the list by ‘Priority’ – this is a score based on the difficulty, traffic, opportunity and your score. This tells you which keywords you should be targeting in descending order of attractiveness. Suddenly, you’ve turned more than 1,000 keywords into a usable list of a few dozen. Using the same example for wines:
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.
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.

In Ihrer  kompletten Wettbewerbsanalyse (inklusive Konkurrenzanalyse) sollten Sie die Markteintrittsbarrieren erwähnen, da Sie so aufzeigen können, welche Hindernisse Sie (und ggf. weitere Konkurrenten) beim Markteintritt überwinden müssen. Da Markteintrittsbarrieren ein wichtiger Bestandteil der Wettbewerbsanalyse ist, finden Sie hier weiterführende Informationen.
Conduct a business download meeting. I meet with key stakeholders to learn everything I can about the business and the industry they compete in. Is the business itself growing or struggling? What about the industry as a whole? I use this time to learn what has worked and not worked from a PPC perspective and to determine if PPC performance goals are realistic and achievable (or if they exist at all).
Once you've done your research, you want to make sure you're incorporating it into your content marketing strategy every step of the way. One of the best ways to keep yourself and your team on track is to use  a tool that's already integrated with your marketing automation platform. This will give everyone visibility into what keywords your team is using, how they're using them and how your content is performing. 
For example, assume your search ad generated 5,000 impressions in one day, of which 100 visitors have come to your site, and three have converted for a total profit (not revenue!) of $300. In this case, a single visitor for that keyword is worth $3 to your business. Those 5,000 impressions in 24 hours could generate a click-through rate of between 18-36% with a #1 ranking (see the Slingshot SEO study for more on potential click-through rates), which would mean 900-1800 visits per day, at $3 each, or between 1 and 2 million dollars per year. No wonder businesses love search marketing!
Für den Sichtbarkeitsindex (SISTRIX) werden für ein großes Set an gebräuchlichen Keywords für ein Land die Top-100-Positionen analysiert. Anschließend wird auch hier nach Suchvolumen und Position gewichtet. So zahlt eine schlechte Position auf einem vielgesuchten Keyword stärker auf den Index ein als eine gute Position auf einem wenig gesuchten Keyword. Hier findest du, wie Sistrix seine eigene Sichtbarkeit definiert und wie du diese im Detail interpretierst.
Deine Konkurrenten sind ein zentraler Bestandteil deiner Analyse. Deine Aufgabe besteht darin herauszufinden, wer die anderen Marktteilnehmer sind, wer den Markt dominiert, welche Wettbewerber welche Nische besetzen und so weiter. Finde im Rahmen der Konkurrenzanalyse Informationen zur Rivalität unter den Marktteilnehmern und untersuche, mit welchen Instrumenten andere Unternehmen sich besonders gut positionieren.
Now, to figure out state and postal code involves a more complex process. At the ‎core though, the geolocation services build up a network of servers from which ‎they can send out pings, or connection requests, and known physical locations of ‎public entities like universities and government office IPs.  Eventually, with enough ‎data, the geolocation company has the capability to triangulate any IP on the web.   ‎

Research: These searchers are further down the funnel than informational searchers. They’ve already decided that they want to buy a product, but they haven’t quite decided which one is best. They’re looking for more information, so product keywords usually include words such as "review", “top 10”, “comparison”. And while it may look like spam to you, a word like “cheap” can actually help turn researchers into conversions.
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:
Say our real estate marketing business really starts to blow up. We make a few new hires and start to divide Manhattan up into regions, with each new employee responsible for a new section. Each one is responsible for marketing within their region. We can easily carve out an “excluded” area within any local awareness region to, for example, exclude a particular zip code that we’re not responsible for from our ad’s targeting. That lets us save money by not targeting customers that we don’t really want to be attracting:
After setting your campaign goal and choosing the right platform for your ad, the next step is to plan your ad targeting for your most relevant audience. There are two types of targeting. You can target audience for a specific geographic location and you can also optimize your campaign for a specific device type, operating systems and wireless networks.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed, I’ve got some good news for you: you don’t have to spend countless hours manually creating custom landing pages for every ad group. Instead, use dynamic text replacement. Dynamic text replacement allows you to replace certain areas of text with with specific keywords. For example, you could use dynamic text replacement to change the heading and CTA of a landing page to the specific keyword that a user searched for. That way, when they visit your landing page, it appears to be a completely personalized experience.
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:
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).
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.
The Java program is fairly intuitive, with easy-to-navigate tabs. Additionally, you can export any or all of the data into Excel for further analysis. So say you're using Optify, Moz, or RavenSEO to monitor your links or rankings for specific keywords -- you could simply create a .csv file from your spreadsheet, make a few adjustments for the proper formatting, and upload it to those tools.
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