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.

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Geographic targeting allows your ads to appear in the locations that you choose: country, city, areas within a country or city, a radius around a location, or location groups. Geo targeting helps you focus your ad campaign on the locations where you’ll find the right customers, and restrict it in locations where you don’t, which could help increase your ROI. Right geographic region can significantly help you optimize your campaign for better results. Identify countries, states, regions, or areas where your ad campaign can perform well.
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?
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.
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.
With the constant stream of new betas, introduction of format changes (hello Expanded Text Ads!) and a multitude of new targeting methods such as tablet bid modifiers and demographic bidding for search, paid search marketing continues to become more and more complex. Gone are the days when running ad copy tests, adding negative keywords, performing bid adjustments, and launching more targeted ad groups was sufficient to drive account growth. Today’s paid search advertiser must choose from hundreds of available account optimization strategies.
The easiest way to target a particular geographic area is simply to set up a Facebook ad as usual. When you’re setting up the audience and you get to the map, hit “Drop Pin” and place the indicator in the middle of your intended target area. Then, use the radius slider to modify the full range of land that your targeting will cover. You can adjust this from 1 mile to up to 50 miles.
Reason: This metric can help you to know if you have well-organized content. Traffic generated from certain keywords can provide good insight into which pages a visitor typically sees as a result of that keyword query. In case you are using Google Analytics for measuring your visits, you can do it within the following path: Traffic sources > Search > Organic > Landing Pages as 1st dimension & 2nd dimension: Keyword.
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:
Möchten Sie sich diesen Aufwand ersparen und schneller zum Ziel gelangen, können Sie alternativ auch auf am Markt verfügbare Software für die Standort- und Wettbewerbsanalyse zurückgreifen. Der Aufwand reduziert sich dabei auf wenige Angaben Ihrerseits, die Analyse wird vollständig durch die Software erledigt. Allerdings müssen Sie dann auch bereit sein, den entsprechenden Preis für die Software zu entrichten.

Beyond the city level, your geotargeting on Facebook can further narrow your targeted customers to within miles. For example, a fairly standard radius is 10 miles and closer when you’re targeting a specific product or service in a particular vicinity. If you’re in a more rural setting, you can expand that radius to 20 or 25 miles. Urban areas like Chicago, Los Angeles and New York are targeted within one mile.
In the figure below, you can see I have set up a keyword rating spreadsheet. I first gathered keyword data from a keyword tool to populate the orange columns. In this example, I used the Google AdWords Keyword Tool. From there I began looking at each keyword and gave each one a score from one to 10. For some I built a formula to automate the process, which comes in handy with larger keyword lists.
Der letzte und meist wichtigste Faktor der Wettbewerbsanalyse ist die Konkurrenzanalyse. Denn die Attraktivität des jeweiligen Markts und somit die Erfolgswahrscheinlichkeit Ihrer Existenzgründung hängt maßgeblich von der Rivalität unter den Wettbewerbern ab. Entsprechend wichtig ist es, dass Sie im Rahmen einer vollständigen Wettbewerbsanalyse auch die Konkurrenz genau durchleuchten. Wie Sie eine Konkurrenzanalyse durchführen, zeigen wir Ihnen in den nächsten Abschnitten.

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.
For example, if a user from a high income neighborhood visits a car dealer’s site or clicks on a paid search display ad, that consumer may be directed to a landing page displaying a luxury vehicle, while consumers located in a lower income area may be targeted with a deal on an economy vehicle. The higher income consumers may be more interested in deals such as cash off or lower interest rates whereas those in lower income brackets may be more receptive to lower monthly payments.
Suchmaschinenoptimierung, oder englisch search engine optimization (SEO), bezeichnet Maßnahmen, die dazu dienen, dass Inhalte wie Webseiten, Videos und Bilder im organischen Suchmaschinenranking in den unbezahlten Suchergebnissen (Natural Listings) auf höheren Plätzen erscheinen. Durch das bewusste Beeinflussen der Suchmaschinenplatzierungen von zum Beispiel Videos auf der Plattform YouTube oder Webseiten auf Google können diese besser gelistet werden und neue Reichweite generieren.

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 this reason, some companies have taken a more direct measurement approach ‎to IP geolocation vs. trying to infer it through ping triangulation.  It’s far more ‎straightforward, but requires a lot more manual effort.  Basically, these companies ‎send cars out to drive up and down every street in the country and log WiFi IP ‎addresses as well as their physical location to populate the same table that more ‎traditional geolocation companies build through technical means.   Google and ‎Skyhook both use this approach. 
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.
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.
You have now reached the final step of creating a keyword strategy: keyword research. Quality keyword research is as essential as doing market research for marketing strategy. By the same token, forming a keyword strategy for B2B marketing and SEO needs heavy research as well. When doing keyword research, there are three important factors to remember:
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?
Using SKAGs will help you improve your overall quality score, which will also improve the effectiveness of your PPC campaigns. In order to get the best possible quality score, you need to make sure that your user experience is consistent. For instance, your ad, keyword, and landing page should all match and seamlessly flow together. This is why using just one keyword per ad group is so helpful. It allows you to ensure that your ad and landing page perfectly align with the ad keyword. If you use multiple keywords, especially more than 15, it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to thoroughly represent all those keywords in your ad and landing page.

IT is more cost-effective to target already existing demand to increase your market share for more qualified leads. For more tips on how to prioritize your keyword strategy and your comprehensive search campaigns, check out Directive’s Complete Guide to B2B Marketing and Demand Generation. And be sure to subscribe to our blog for weekly updates on the most innovative industry-leading tactics!

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.

In more sophisticated use cases, geotargeting doesn’t have to be solely based on a consumer’s real-time location. Locations or businesses a customer has visited recently can be a great predictor of interests and intent, so adding targeting based on historical location as well can be key to delivering a captivating, relevant message. Denny’s had great success with this tactic in a campaign with xAd, detailed below.

Benchmarking is the important key factor for any marketing campaign. You should always keep an eye on your competitors. How their ads are appearing, what keywords they are using and plan your strategy accordingly. Never create ads, which looks similar to your competitor’s ads. You should smartly design your ad copy, which should look better than your competitor’s ad.
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.
Conducting PPC marketing through Google Ads is particularly valuable because, as the most popular search engine, Google gets massive amounts of traffic and therefore delivers the most impressions and clicks to your ads. How often your PPC ads appear depends on which keywords and match types you select. While a number of factors determine how successful your PPC advertising campaign will be, you can achieve a lot by focusing on:
Finally, some strategies will drive both efficiency and growth within an account. For example, concluding an ad copy test based on CTR, conversion rate, or conversion per impression can increase revenue and improve ROI. However, these strategies typically show incremental long-term improvements, and are less likely to ramp revenue or improve ROAS in the short-term.
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.
Today, more companies, brands and platforms are recognizing the value of integrating geotargeting into social media advertising campaigns. According to Lathan Fritz, local sales expert, big data geomarketing thought leader and founder of sales funnel agency Amerisales, there are numerous benefits to adding geotargeting to your Facebook ad campaigns. By specifically targeting a demographic based on location, companies experience increased returns on their social media advertising investments. This success comes from more precise targeting of an ad’s intended audience—something that is made even easier thanks to the ability to add geotargeting to previous Facebook posts.

Wichtig ist, dass du dich nicht verzettelst. Es geht nicht darum, eine vollumfängliche Wettbewerbs- und Konkurrenzanalyse vorzulegen, die alle Kennzahlen und Strategien, Stärken und Schwächen aller deiner Konkurrenten enthält. Es geht darum, eine gute Grundlage für die Positionierung deines Unternehmens zu schaffen: Mit welchem Angebot, welchen Preisen, und welchem Marketing willst du deine Kunden gewinnen?

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.
Mithilfe digitaler Marktforschung können innerhalb kürzester Zeit tausende Ideen, Meinungen und Bewertungen von Verbrauchern sämtlicherZielgruppen eingeholt werden. All diese Informationsmengen, die letztendlich die Wettbewerbsanalyse ausmachen, werden zusammengetragen und bilden eine wichtige Grundlage für die zukünftige Gestaltung von Unternehmensstrategien und Marketing.
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.
You will want to filter by Spend just to make sure that you know all of the keywords that you are investing in. Make sure that these are converting keywords for you, and that it is a profitable investment for your ad to appear for the given search query. Remember, an optimized paid search campaign is all about ensuring that you bring qualified traffic to your listing at an efficient and profitable cost.
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.   ‎

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.
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.

In summary, these are but a few of the examples of how geography plays such an important part in creating customized and targeted marketing campaigns. Consumers respond better to relevant marketing which means that ROI of targeted campaigns will increase. Mobile consumers make geography one of the best ways to target while technology and data make doing so a real advantage to those who use it. Sometimes it takes a little creativity, but it is worth the effort. Especially for the business of local.
Geographic targeting allows your ads to appear in the locations that you choose: country, city, areas within a country or city, a radius around a location, or location groups. Geo targeting helps you focus your ad campaign on the locations where you’ll find the right customers, and restrict it in locations where you don’t, which could help increase your ROI. Right geographic region can significantly help you optimize your campaign for better results. Identify countries, states, regions, or areas where your ad campaign can perform well.
Because of our idea that you should have one brand and several (hundreds) keywords, we’re not big fans of keyword domains at Yoast either. By using a keyword domain you bind your companies past, present and future to a single keyword. And with the abundance of new top level domains (TLDs) now available, you’ll have a very hard time buying all of the TLDs with the same keyword to keep out the competition.
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:
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.
These days, organic SEO is all about creating the highest quality content that is actionable and informative around a specific topic. While your content will no doubt contain keywords referencing said topic in places like heading tags and body copy, search engines are well-versed at filling in gaps about content topics without needing to be bludgeoned by keywords. Keyword research can never—and should never—be used as a crutch for poor content quality. However, exercises like those described below, can play very important roles in helping you define and measure your content strategy as well as mapping your content topics to real users’ needs. Words matter. 

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