Unternehmen sind oftmals der Meinung ihre Wettbewerber bereits bestens zu kennen und einschätzen zu können. Dabei basieren diese Annahmen jedoch häufig auf persönlichen Eindrücken, Annahmen und oberflächlichen Informationen und entsprechen somit selten dem tatsächlichen Bild. Dies kann dazu führen, dass die Konkurrenten bereits klammheimlich am eigenen Unternehmen vorbeiziehen ohne bemerkt zu werden. Gründerszene erklärt, wie die optimale Wettbewerbsanalyse aussieht.
From my experience, you don’t need complex algorithms to save money with paid search. You don’t need a crazy PPC management tool to trim down costs for campaigns. You need only employ one of 3 core paid search strategies in order to succeed in your PPC campaigns: 1) Maximize your budget, 2) Improve Branding by showing up in a top position and 3) Maximize your profit potential.
Increasing smartphone penetration will create the scale required to drive geo-location business models forward, and kick-start advertiser spend in a big way. And major infrastructure developments within NFC and mobile payments will also help demand for geo-targeted advertising to surge by closing the loop and facilitating the entire process, from ad view to final purchase, to be conducted on a mobile phone.
"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.
Geotargeting is a practice frequently deployed by such restaurants and brick-and-mortar businesses looking to drive local foot traffic, but it isn’t exclusively the province of these verticals. Even sports teams have gotten in on the action, targeting fans that are at (or have been to) a particular stadium or event in order to drive ticket sales, app downloads, and more.
Subtracting the COGS, FBA fees, and Miscellaneous from the Selling Price leaves $9 in profit per unit (27-4-11-3=9). So we can spend up to $9 to get a sale and still be profitable. To calculate our ACoS threshold for our break-even point, simply divide the net income from the Selling price, ie $9/$27=.33. This leaves us with a 33% ACoS threshold, meaning that we would be making money on any keyword that has a Cost of Sale at 33% or less.
Nachdem Sie im ersten Schritt analysiert haben, welche und wie viele Ihrer Produkte durch die Konkurrenz angeboten werden, sollten Sie jetzt einen aktuellen Preisvergleich zur Konkurrenz ziehen und diese Ergebnisse analysieren. Durch die Analyse der Produktpreise Ihrer Wettbewerber können Sie unterschiedliche Fragen beantworten, zum Beispiel auf welchem Niveau Preise gesetzt werden können, ob Ihre Preise für die gewählte Positionierungsstrategie zu hoch oder zu niedrig angesetzt wurden oder ob Ihre Preise überhaupt wettbewerbsfähig sind.
Zu Beginn einer Wettbewerbsanalyse ist es wichtig, sämtliche relevante Mitbewerber ausfindig zu machen. Wichtige Wettbewerber sind jene Unternehmen, die Dienstleistungen oder Produkte anbieten, die die gleichen oder sehr ähnliche Kunden ansprechen wie das eigene Produkt oder die eigene Dienstleistung. Das können einerseits Anbieter sein, die aktuell mit ähnlichen Leistungen und Waren handeln wie das eigene Unternehmen, andererseits aber auch Anbieter, die möglicherweise in der Zukunft in den Markt einsteigen.
Vielleicht fragt ihr euch, warum Unternehmen andere Firmen auf dem Markt analysieren sollten, auch wenn sie eigentlich nichts mit ihnen direkt zu tun haben. Gemäß der Weisheit “Alles Fließt“ (lat. Panta Rhei) oder “Die einzige Konstante ist die Veränderung“ sollten sie stets nicht nur die Veränderungen im Markt, sondern auch die Konkurrenten im Auge behalten. Mithilfe von Wettbewerbsanalysen überprüfen Unternehmen alle wichtigen Faktoren, die auf den Zielmarkt Einfluss haben. So können Führungskräfte die Strategien der Konkurrenten besser verstehen und im günstigsten Fall sogar vorhersehen– wenn beispielsweise Veränderungen am Markt auftreten. Dann können Unternehmen schlussendlich folgern, was sie selbst besser machen oder verändern sollten.
We are only going to focus on sending traffic to your product page on Amazon, ie Amazon Sponsored Products. We will not focus on Amazon Product Ads, which drives traffic to your own website off of Amazon. You really don’t need a unique website outside of Amazon to start being successful selling FBA, so let’s assume that you don’t have a site to drive traffic to.
Auf diese Weise hat die junge Anwältin mit relativ wenig Aufwand herausgefunden, wie sie sich gegenüber den Platzhirschen ihrer Branche am Markt behaupten kann. Sie hat in die Tat umgesetzt, was in Fachbüchern mit Begriffen wie SWOT-Analyse oder Stärken-Schwächen-Analyse beschrieben wird. Was so klingt, als bräuchte man dafür eine wissenschaftliche Ausbildung und mehrere Monate Zeit, lässt sich also ganz einfach auf ein Normalmaß herunterbrechen, das sich in angemessener Zeit bearbeiten lässt. Das Ergebnis ihrer Analyse kannst du übrigens in ihrem Businessplan nachlesen.
Ausgehend von Ihrer Zielgruppenanalyse folgt nun im nächsten Schritt die Wettbewerbsanalyse, mit der Sie das Augenmerk weg von der Nachfrage und hin zum Angebot lenken. Nehmen Sie die Konkurrenzanalyse zum Anlass, sich ausführlicher mit Ihren Mitbewerbern und deren Stärken und Schwächen auseinanderzusetzen. Die Wettbewerbsanalyse liefert Ihnen wichtige Ansatzpunkte für Ihre eigene Positionierung am Markt.
Auf diese Weise hat die junge Anwältin mit relativ wenig Aufwand herausgefunden, wie sie sich gegenüber den Platzhirschen ihrer Branche am Markt behaupten kann. Sie hat in die Tat umgesetzt, was in Fachbüchern mit Begriffen wie SWOT-Analyse oder Stärken-Schwächen-Analyse beschrieben wird. Was so klingt, als bräuchte man dafür eine wissenschaftliche Ausbildung und mehrere Monate Zeit, lässt sich also ganz einfach auf ein Normalmaß herunterbrechen, das sich in angemessener Zeit bearbeiten lässt. Das Ergebnis ihrer Analyse kannst du übrigens in ihrem Businessplan nachlesen.

Brands love to be front and center and who can blame them? Essential to becoming a well known brand is achieving awareness and name recognition, and well branded companies tend to do well at drawing in new customers. In the world of search, the best way to build your brand is by showing up in the top position of search results. Preferably you can do this for both organic and paid results, but at the very least you can often buy your way to the top of search results with a high enough Maximum CPC bid. You will also want to enhance your brand even further by adding Sitelinks to your account to showcase the depth of products and services you offer and occupy even more real estate in search results.

Instead, SEO now takes a multi-faceted approach where you’re involving different disciplines (i.e. content, email, advertising, social), building a brand (i.e. investing in intangibles, not just conversions), and competing on multiple fronts (i.e. paid search positions, review & aggregation sites like Yelp, TripAdvisor, beefing up your local listings, and more) – all at the same time.

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.
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.  ‎
The use of semantic search has completely changed the way we perform modern search queries today. A decade ago, people stuck with what was short and simple. If they wanted to find the best pizza places in New York City, they would type in “Pizza New York.” However, with Google’s Hummingbird update and the algorithmic improvements to semantic searches, people now are more inclined to type in “Where is the best pizza place in New York City.”
Bei der Positionsbestimmung eines bereits etablierten Unternehmens wissen Sie bereits, auf welche Kriterien Sie sich konzentrieren können, wenn Sie eine Konkurrenzanalyse erstellen. Sie möchten in diesem Fall vor allem Chancen besser nutzen und Risiken minimieren. Weitere Anlässe für eine Wettbewerbsanalyse können eine Neuorientierung des Unternehmens oder Veränderungen im Markt sein.
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.

Again, keyword strategy does not mean randomly sprinkling certain words throughout your website. In actuality, B2B marketing and SEO need a focused strategy to make a difference. The first step is identifying your optimization intent and tailoring it for B2B marketing and SEO.  Next, create a keyword theme with specified long tail keywords and research them. 
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. 
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.   ‎
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.
Geography can also be used to predict desirable demographics and information about users in that area. Neighborhoods can often be delineated by residents’ income bracket, age, ethnicity, education, and many other demographics or interests. Politicians often draw district boundaries into areas of common political constituencies that also predict demographics or common values.

Instead of immediately sponsoring a Search Engine Marketing (SEM) campaign for certain keywords, keep an eye on your competitors for the best moment to do it. An SEM campaign implies a daily expenditure that most companies can’t afford long-term, so they won’t keep it up for long. If you are determined to spend some money on it, don’t just go crazy and then measure your ROI. After 3 – 4 months of watching, you should know if it’s worth it for your business to spend money on search engine ads. For an advanced strategy, try to identify your competitors’ timing for purchasing search engine ads, and try to replace them when they are not actively sponsoring results.
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.
Another way to define a perimeter is not by distance, but by time. A company named iGeolise developed a platform they call TravelTime, an API that allows mobile apps and sites to search by time rather than distance. This could be useful for a condo unit near downtown looking to attract workers with very long commutes, or a restaurant targeting hotel patrons within a 10-minute walking distance.
This metric can aid everything from budget allocations to search term inclusion and exclusion. We recently used the “All conv. value / cost” metric to identify queries that were converting most frequently and qualifying at the highest rates. These queries have since been applied as exact match keywords in a series of “Top Performers” campaigns, and are already generating new leads.
It is important to set the objective of your campaign. Ad objective will help you to drive your campaign effectively. Identify your ad objective and keep it in mind while planning your campaign strategy. Your ad objective or marketing objective can be brand awareness, lead generation, to increase your website traffic and to increase the sale of your website. For each objective, you need to plan your ad strategy, which helps to fulfill your goals.
Exhaustive – Your keyword research should include not only the most popular and frequently searched terms in your niche, but also to the long tail of search. Long-tail keywords are more specific and less common, but they add up to account for the majority of search-driven traffic. In addition, they are less competitive, and therefore less expensive.
A lot goes into building a winning PPC campaign: from researching and selecting the right keywords, to organizing those keywords into well-organized campaigns and ad groups, to setting up PPC landing pages that are optimized for conversions. Search engines reward advertisers who can create relevant, intelligently targeted pay-per-click campaigns by charging them less for ad clicks. If your ads and landing pages are useful and satisfying to users, Google charges you less per click, leading to higher profits for your business. So if you want to start using PPC, it’s important to learn how to do it right.
Con il termine Pay Per Click si fa riferimento agli annunci che compaiono in alto e di fianco ai risultati organici dei motori di ricerca in una pagina dei risultati (SERP). Il costo per questa pubblicità su Internet si basa su due cose: il Costo per il Clic (CPC) e le parole chiave. Il CPC è determinato dal costo delle singole parole chiave, che fanno parte di un ampio sistema di offerta. Alcune parole chiave sono più costose rispetto ad altre, ed è per questo che la ricerca delle parole chiave è fondamentale per avviare questi tipo di pubblicità su internet.
In der Suchmaschinenwerbung lassen sich Keywords mit sofortiger Wirkung einbuchen. Suchmaschinenoptimierung dagegen braucht seine Zeit. Daher ist es erfolgsentscheidend die richtigen Begriffe auf der Website zu platzieren. Nur eine überlegte Keyword-Strategie stellt sicher, dass Suchbegriffe relevanten Traffic und Conversion liefern. Das Webinar zeigt praxisnahe Schritte, um die richtigen Keywords für ein erfolgreiches SEO zu finden.
Wenn du dauerhaft auf dem Markt bestehen willst, reicht es nicht aus, eine Wettbewerbsanalyse oder Konkurrenzanalyse nur einmal durchzuführen. Es empfiehlt sich, jedes Jahr eine neue Wettbewerbsanalyse zu erstellen. Der Aufwand für die erste Analyse ist naturgemäß hoch. Für die folgenden Analysen kannst du auf deinen Arbeiten aufbauen – du kennst dann zum Beispiel schon die besten Recherchequellen und musst nicht erneut danach suchen. Vergiss nicht, auch dein eigenes Unternehmen regelmäßig unter die Lupe zu nehmen – zum Beispiel mit der bewährten SWOT-Analyse. So hast du gute Chancen auf vordere Positionen im Wettbewerb.
Eine vollständige Konkurrenzanalyse beziffert die gesamte Anzahl der direkten Mitbewerber und enthält Angaben zu den Marktanteilen der Konkurrenten. Ziel ist es dabei, die besonders einflussreichen Mitbewerber zu bestimmen. Wenn Sie keine Angaben zu den Marktanteilen finden, dann versuchen Sie doch in Ihrer Konkurrenzanalyse die Marktanteile der 3-5 größten Wettbewerber zu schätzen.
Andrew Osis, President and CEO of Poynt Corporation explains: "There is a universe of mobile consumers who are searching for local retailers, theatres and restaurants. Poynt's application seeks to bridge the gap between the consumer and the retailer by using location, time of day and keyword queries to deliver offers where and when that consumer is looking to transact. As an example, a person performing a restaurant search at 8:30 am is likely looking for somewhere to eat breakfast. It would make sense then, to deliver them an offer for a breakfast promo or discount. This contextually- and geographically-relevant ad was delivered to them at the exact moment that they were looking to make a purchase."
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. 
Der Kundenservice eines Unternehmens ist oftmals neben Faktoren wie Lieferschnelligkeit, Usability der Webseite, etc. ein Aushängeschild des Unternehmens. Eine Wettbewerbsanalyse der Servicestrategie Ihrer Konkurrenz dient dazu, die eigene Positionierung in diesem Segment zu verstehen und ggf. neu auszurichten. Interessante Fakten sind unter anderem:

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. 
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.

Choosing which PPC strategies to deploy will largely depend on the type of business you have and the goals you’d like to achieve. By now, almost all of Google’s above-the-fold search engine result page (SERP) space is PPC advertising, which includes Google Shopping ads and PPC Adwords ads, as well as organic search results. Given this increasingly competitive and limited landscape, it’s important that you use the tools available to get a leg up on the competition. To help you navigate the field, here are 8 of the best PPC strategies your competition is not doing (and that you should be).
Before we can create our campaign we must clearly understand our target audience. This will help develop the campaign structure and inform the way you create the campaign. The key to successful advertising is truly understanding the wants and needs of your customers. To understand our audience we can ask Who? What? Where? When? Why? This chapter discusses how to understand your audience and build a campaign around their wants and needs. <<<<