Mobile ad marketplaces like Adfonic enable advertisers to target consumers at local levels across mobile sites and apps, with exceptional geographic precision. At Adfonic, we currently support real-time, geo-targeted ads in the UK, to postal town level, and in the US, to state and Nielsen DMA (Designated Marketing Area) level; A DMA is roughly equivalent to a city and its suburbs. Advertisers determine which geographic regions they want to target, and our platform then determines in real time which ad campaigns a user should be served, by identifying their physical location.

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.

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.
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.
Examples like the above support metrics that find geotargeting doubles the performance of all kinds of marketing methods, from email campaigns to paid search. Per data from the Local Search Association’s LSA Insights database, it also doesn’t matter what vertical your business is in.  The click-through rate for geotargeted mobile display ads was higher than the industry benchmark for all verticals.

Geo-Fencing refers to drawing a virtual barrier around a location using your devices global positioning system (GPS) or Internet Protocol (IP) address, which is just like your virtual address.  Ads inside of geo-fenced areas can be seen on computer, tablet, or mobile devices as potential customers are browsing the web.  Technically, geo-fencing can be any size radius from a particular location, anywhere from a mile to state-wide.  But most people when they are referring to geo-fencing are looking for a very tight radius around a location.   A misconception with geo-fencing is that once inside the fence you receive push notifications, or text messages to the device, which is not accurate.   What geo-fencing does instead is show ads to the person inside the geo-fenced radius if they are browsing the web, to alert them of a local deal or the distance you are from a particular store location.
Alexa – Gegründet vor 20 Jahren und im Besitz von Amazon, ranked Alexa Seiten basierend auf deren Traffic-Volumen. Alexa stellt außerdem Metriken zur Verfügung, wie tägliche Seitenaufrufe pro Besucher, Bounce Rate, die verbrachte Zeit auf einer Seite und demographische Merkmale. Der Basis-Account startet bei 9,99 Dollar im Monat und beinhaltet nicht alle Metriken und Tools der teureren Preispakete.
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Research Access suggests many other ways that geolocation can help improve the market research process. For example, a consumer products company could use geolocation to “understand how frequently a sample of shoppers visits different grocery chains,” or an auto manufacturer could apply it to collect “a sample of minivan-driving moms to better understand how the product is used.” There are a multitude of ways geolocation can help improve understanding and inform strategic direction for companies of all sizes so they can more closely meet their prospective targets’ desires.
Die Liste der eigenen Wettbewerber wird lang sein und es ist wichtig, sich zu fokussieren. Für eine ordentliche Wettbewerbsanalyse benötigen Sie mindestens ein bis drei Tage für Recherche und Aufarbeitung. Fangen Sie die Liste mit den Unternehmen an, die Ihnen spontan einfallen und aus Ihrer Sicht die größte Konkurrenz darstellen. Eine kurze Suche im Internet kann dabei helfen, weitere Unternehmen auszumachen, die potentielle Konkurrenten sind. Für einen guten Überblick reicht es, wenn am Ende fünf bis acht zu analysierende Unternehmen übrig bleiben, die Sie untersuchen und bewerten möchten.
I like to turn on PPC campaigns as soon as I have just a few reviews. Others may say to wait until you have 10 or more, and though it may be true that your conversion rate is higher as you have more reviews, I think it is more valuable to get a more active listing (remember that PPC campaigns often boost your organic ranking), and you can start collecting data on converting keywords so that you can also incorporate those into your listing if it makes sense.
When setting up conversion experiments that test different page elements, it may be valuable to make a prior segmentation that is location-based. Testing different ideas and approaches when location is taken into account, usually creates very interesting insights. What will work better for your funnel – showing your traffic from Spain pages in Spanish or English? Will you quote Euro or Dollar?
"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.
So how is geo-targeting different? Geo-targeting refers to delivering ads to people meeting a specific targeting criteria and who enter inside of a defined radius using the same geo-fencing location technology. The key difference is geo-targeting hones in on specific consumer targeting criteria like demographics, behaviors, interests, as well as where the person is located.  You often need bigger geos to do this since you are not showing the ads to EVERYONE inside the geo-fence, they must also meet the targeting criteria.
For many of you reading this post, you may wonder why these other strategies exist at all. Shouldn’t people only be paying for clicks that directly impact their ability to generate revenue and ultimately profit? I struggled with this concept early in my career, but ultimately came to the conclusion that not every single marketing activity can be direct response.
All sorts of companies in all sorts of industries can make use of geo-targeting.  By refining the ad copy to include the city name and a reference to the current weather – for example, including the words “start sleeping cooler” in an ad during periods of hot weather – Purple Mattress, an ecommerce bedding brand has been able to generate higher click-through rates by online shoppers. In an effort to update its aging "Let's Go Places" campaign,  Toyota incorporated city-specific information into each of its Google ads, encouraging consumers to go to places and attractions near them.  Whole Foods targeted ads to the smartphones of consumers visiting nearby supermarkets, encouraging them to come to a nearby Whole Foods nearby exchange for better deals.
Don’t forget, content marketing should be customer-centric. One of the best ways to know what content you should create is to find out from your customers. There are a number of ways to go about asking, whether it’s through customer surveys, social media, or just giving them a phone call. Listen to what they have to say, and jot down some unique ideas or suggestions that you might have missed yourself. Sometimes their responses can really surprise you!

Location history of a consumer provides a lot of information specific to that person: where they like to shop, what they like to buy, how often they make the trip, and even how they get there. Obtaining this information gives great insight to marketers that enhances the ability to target consumers and deliver relevant, responsive location specific ads and information, even if the consumer is not currently in that area.
Grundsätzlich geht es bei der Konkurrenzanalyse darum, die Konkurrenten besser kennen zu lernen und einschätzen zu können. Eine gute Konkurrenzanalyse gibt dabei nicht nur Auskunft über Anzahl und jeweilige Marktanteile der Konkurrenten, sondern zeigt auch die Stärken und Schwächen (die Sie ausnutzen können) der Wettbewerber auf. Die Konkurrenzanalyse ist unter anderem auch für mögliche Investoren wichtig, die aufgrund der Konkurrenzanalyse die Erfolgswahrscheinlichkeit Ihres Unternehmens besser einschätzen können.
If you don't know the difference between head terms and long-tail keywords, let me explain. Head terms are keywords phrases that are generally shorter and more generic -- they're typically just one to three words in length, depending on who you talk to. Long-tail keywords, on the other hand, are longer keyword phrases usually containing three or more words.

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 haven’t already noticed, we’ve started a big push for a new educational series called The Genius Series. It’s totally free, of course, and it’s here to help folks learn some of the nitty-gritty stuff of Amazon selling. Myself, Kym, Greg, Becky, and Lenny will all be contributing. Since some of the content is still in production, feel free to ask more questions on the forums for anything you want to know about… we’re here to help!

Um herauszufinden, was Verbraucher wollen und was sie dazu bewegt, in einen bestimmten Laden zu gehen, muss ein Markt seine Kunden befragen. Was muss ich liefern, damit meine Kunden mir treu bleiben? Was haben andere Supermärkte, was ich nicht habe, und wie wahrscheinlich ist es, dass meine Kunden dorthin abwandern? Grundlage für die Beantwortung all dieser Fragen ist das Erstellen eines passenden Fragebogen.
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.
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.  ‎
After years of working with relatively inexpensive homes in rural areas, we’re looking to break into the competitive and high-flying Manhattan real estate market. Referrals and word of mouth have been powerful drivers of growth up to this point, but they won’t cut it anymore. We need to get in front of people who are trying to sell their homes in Manhattan, and we decide to run Facebook ads to do it.

Angesichts dieser vielfältigen Ansätze und Werkzeuge entsteht schnell der Eindruck, die Wettbewerbs- und Konkurrenzanalyse sei vor allem eine Fleißarbeit. Dieser Eindruck täuscht nicht – der dafür erforderliche Aufwand ist allerdings gerechtfertigt. Im Rahmen der Marktanalyse im Businessplan geben deine Untersuchungen sehr detailliert darüber Auskunft, wie hoch deine Chancen für eine erfolgreiche Positionierung am Markt stehen. Diese Informationen sind vor allem für potenzielle Geldgeber und Entscheider bei Zuschüssen sowie für mögliche Geschäftspartner relevant.
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.
Geo-targeted campaigns offer a number of benefits to advertisers. The first, obvious though it may sound, is that by enabling brands to reach a location-specific audience in a particular region or city, target audiences are selected with greater precision, and wasted impressions are reduced. By focusing the campaign on the parts of a population for whom it’s most relevant, an advertiser can increase the propensity of consumers to click on their ad, ultimately driving up return on investment.
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).
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.  ‎

Keyword research for PPC can be incredibly time-consuming, but it is also incredibly important. Your entire PPC campaign is built around keywords, and the most successful Google Ads advertisers continuously grow and refine their PPC keyword list. If you only do keyword research once, when you create your first campaign, you are probably missing out on hundreds of thousands of valuable, long-tail, low-cost and highly relevant keywords that could be driving traffic to your site.


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?
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.

Alexa – Gegründet vor 20 Jahren und im Besitz von Amazon, ranked Alexa Seiten basierend auf deren Traffic-Volumen. Alexa stellt außerdem Metriken zur Verfügung, wie tägliche Seitenaufrufe pro Besucher, Bounce Rate, die verbrachte Zeit auf einer Seite und demographische Merkmale. Der Basis-Account startet bei 9,99 Dollar im Monat und beinhaltet nicht alle Metriken und Tools der teureren Preispakete.
You should always track and monitor the effectiveness of your PPC campaign. You should know what things are working for you in a better way. If you are publishing your ads on the Google search platform using the Google Adwords tool, use Google Analytics to get better insights into searcher’s behavior. You should measure the bounce rate of your website. Bounce rate will tell you how many searchers visited your site but did not perform any action. You should also track CTR and conversion rate of your campaign. This will help you to optimize your PPC campaign and your landing page.

As the content manager, Annie manages a team of brand journalists and is the driving force behind the content strategy for companies in a wide range of industries, including healthcare, technology and professional services. Relying on interviewing skills she developed in her seven years as a journalist, she uncovers insights about what motivates buyers in these industries and uses that knowledge to shape client websites and editorial calendars.
Wenn Sie ein Unternehmen gründen, setzen Sie bei einer Wettbewerbsanalyse andere Schwerpunkte, als wenn Sie die Position Ihres Unternehmens im Markt bestimmen. Im ersten Fall wird die Analyse umfassender ausfallen, da Sie sich gegenüber den Konkurrenten neu behaupten müssen. Geschickte Strategien beim Markteintritt haben einen nachhaltigen Einfluss auf den Erfolg.
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.
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.
A great way to make your website mobile friendly is to implement AMP for your site. Previously it was mainly used by publishers; today it is also a platform for e-commerce and advertising. Since autumn 2017, advertisers can implement AMP for their Google Ads landing pages, making them faster. Building AMP pages for your advertising campaigns can have a positive impact on conversion rates, time on page, bounce rates, and more.

It's not always about getting visitors to your site, but about getting the right kind of visitors. The usefulness of this intelligence cannot be overstated; with keyword research you can predict shifts in demand, respond to changing market conditions, and produce the products, services, and content that web searchers are actively seeking. In the history of marketing, there has never been such a low barrier to entry in understanding the motivations of consumers in virtually any niche.
Basically, when you set a bid, Amazon looks at your product and all other products relevant to the search and see who’s bidding what and how much budget they have. From there, the algorithm selects one of the products and puts it in a spot. If someone clicks on it, the amount bid is charged to your account. To know which keywords are converting, you’ll need to run a PPC report, which you can find on Seller Central > Reports > Advertising Reports. I recommend that you do one at least once per week while running ads.
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).
So how is geo-targeting different? Geo-targeting refers to delivering ads to people meeting a specific targeting criteria and who enter inside of a defined radius using the same geo-fencing location technology. The key difference is geo-targeting hones in on specific consumer targeting criteria like demographics, behaviors, interests, as well as where the person is located.  You often need bigger geos to do this since you are not showing the ads to EVERYONE inside the geo-fence, they must also meet the targeting criteria.
Meist kennen Sie den Wettbewerb recht gut und gehen schon mit Vermutungen in diese Phase hinein. Untermauern Sie diese jetzt mit konkreten Fakten oder – je nachdem – widerlegen Sie sie. Bedenken Sie: Es geht nicht darum, Ihr bereits erworbenes Wissen über den Wettbewerb zu bestätigen, sondern es zu prüfen, zu hinterfragen und im Idealfall zu erweitern.

Ein weiteres Beispiel für ständige Rivalität findet sich in der Smartphone-Branche. Technologische Innovationen werden tagtäglich vorgestellt und die Smartphone-Hersteller konkurrieren um Preis, Design und Qualität. Um einen Wettbewerbsvorteil zu erlangen, ist es notwendig, die neuesten Trends Tag für Tag zu beobachten und rechtzeitig auf die Bedürfnisse des Marktes zu reagieren. Dies ist eine besonders anspruchsvolle Aufgabe in einem sich ständig verändernden Markt. Auch die Globalisierung trägt zu erhöhter Wettbewerbsfähigkeit und Marktliberalisierung bei.


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.   ‎
Ganz ähnlich war seinerzeit das Vorgehen der „Herren Simpel“, einer Bar im Hamburger Schanzenviertel. Die Gründer der Bar haben zunächst ganz systematisch alle Kneipen und Restaurants der Umgebung erfasst. Als für sie interessante Merkmale haben sie u. a. die Öffnungszeiten, Größe und Ausstattung der Räumlichkeiten, Angebote, Preise und das jeweilige Publikum gewählt. Dann sind sie überall eingekehrt und haben die entsprechenden Informationen gesammelt. Die Erkenntnisse ihrer Vor-Ort-Recherche, die sie nur einige Tage Zeit gekostet hat, haben sie genutzt, um ihr eigenes Angebot zu entwickeln und ihr Profil zu schärfen. So sind sie zu einem Konzept gekommen, das gut in die Nachbarschaft passt, aber zugleich einzigartig und besonders ist. In unserem Blog findest du mehr zu Ihrer Untersuchung samt Businessplan.
Either way, for the third time, thank you, Chandan. I tend to start my analysis (my own website or that of competition) using something simpler (like http://geekreport.stream or the tool I mentioned before that was flagged for some reason). It gives a lot of technical data quickly, so long as you can decipher it and draw some conclusions. And, naturally, take some of it with a grain of salt. But once that is done, your list is the obvious next step into in-depth analysis.
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