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:
From my understanding: Advertising Cost of Sales = total ad spend/attributed sales, while Average Cost of Sales = net income/selling price. Ideally, you would not want to avoid spending more on ads than your net income, because then you’d be losing money. Therefore you would ultimately want to keep your Advertising Cost of Sales and Average Cost of Sales aligned?

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. 

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.
You’ve probably been hearing more and more about retargeting in the couple of years or so, and for good reason too. Retargeting campaigns use cookies to keep track of the internet users who visit your site so that you can continue to market to them once they leave. Have you ever shopped for an item and then suddenly noticed it following you around on other sites? That’s retargeting. And believe it or not, it really works.

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).

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.
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.
No matter which tool you use, you’re looking for keywords that have a good balance between search volume and competitiveness, which depends on your business and your audience. For example, you might find that lower volume keywords convert a higher percentage of people because while they don’t get much traffic, that traffic has higher purchase intent. The best way to figure it out is to start, and keep track of what works.

It is easy to get lost in the details of bids and keywords with your PPC account but have you asked yourself recently what are you really trying to achieve? It may seem like a silly question but think about it. If your response is just X number clicks or X cost per lead, then you have some thinking to do. Taking a step back to outline your audience and goals can do wonders for your PPC account.
The errors in technical SEO are often not obvious, and therefore one of the most popular. Mistakes in robots.txt and 404 pages, pagination and canonical URLs, hreflang tags and 301 redirects, http vs https and www vs non www versions: each of them can seriously spoil all efforts to promote the site. One quality SEO website analysis is enough to solve all the main problems in this part forever.
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