In 2016, we used ROAS to reduce non-converting spend and improve overall profitability. At the end of the second quarter, CPA was nearly 18% over our $20 goal. To address this, we examined our highest CPA campaigns and noted that one campaign (“Campaign 1”) was at nearly twice our CPA goal for the past year, but had also generated the most revenue relative to its spend. On the other hand, we could see that our poorest converting campaign (“Campaign 6”) had not closed any leads in the past 12 months.
The results that we’ve seen among early adopters of geo-targeted campaigns are encouraging, and as more people join the smartphone society, opportunities will increase for brands and retailers to target mobile-savvy consumers on the move with real-time, contextually relevant offers and promotions that can be instantly redeemed close by. We can only see the trend heading one way.
What’s the difference between your brand and your keywords? Are you using both effectively? Your brand is one of your most important keywords, but it shouldn’t be your only keyword, nor should you have lots of keywords but no brand. There should be a keyword strategy behind the keywords you pick. This post highlights the why of that and explains the basis of the how, then points you to several useful posts for the how.
Use the search intent of a keyword to help determine what sort of page it should be used on. Informational keywords should be used on pages optimized for a branding campaign with content such as how to guides or product comparison articles. Avoid using these pages to target more specific in-market keywords. Those searchers have no use for a how-to guide or product comparisons. Use those to target your product pages that include specs, reviews, options and, most importantly, price and the "buy now" button. Of course, the “buy now” button could also be the email sign-up page or contact information form, depending on the type of goals you’re targeting.
16. 16 @peakaceag pa.ag Was ist das Google Live-Label? Seit Oktober 2015 als fortwährender Test in den mobilen SERPs vorhanden! Basiert nicht auf strukturierten Daten (á la Schema.org), sondern wird geparsed. Quelle: https://www.seroundtable.com/google-live-label-in-search-results-21010.html “Google is constantly testing, but I’d be surprised if this live label sticks and gets past the tests.” Barry Schwartz seroundtable.com
En linkanalyse er en komplet analyse af alle websitets indgående backlinks. Den vil typisk fylde 40-50 A4-sider. Med en linkanalyse får du kortlagt alle de problematikker, der måtte være med dit websites backlink-profil, og alle de muligheder for forbedringer der måtte være. Med en linkanalyse i hånden får du og dit firma en klar strategi, der tager udgangspunkt i jeres nuværende linkprofil, og som viser, hvordan der skal arbejdes med linkbuilding fremadrettet.

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.
Ab 2005 wird das Wettbewerbsrecht grundlegend reformiert und mit dem europäischen Wettbewerbsrecht kompatibel gemacht. Gemeinsame Regelungen, die sich an den EU-Vertrag anlehnen, erlauben nunmehr die grenzüberschreitende Zusammenarbeit der Kartellbehörden in Europa. Diese kleine Gesetzesübersicht bietet eine grundlegende Systematisierung des Gesetzes in seiner Fassung ab 2005. Der alte Rechtsstand wird nicht mehr betrachtet.
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.

7. Use a keyword research brief to share for unified messaging. The final tip is to attempt to break down the silos that are typical in medium to large organizations and share with them enough keyword data so they can be encouraged to use your targeted keywords in their respective messaging. One way to do this is to develop what I call a keyword research brief. This is simply a document that is like an executive summary of keyword research for your top keywords. This document should be no more than one to two pages. It should be a quick read. See an example of this below.
Nachdem Sie Ihre Konkurrenten besser kennengelernt haben und realistischer einschätzen können, kommt es auf die Ableitung der eigenen Strategien und Maßnahmen an. Gründer erkennen auf der Grundlage der Wettbewerbsanalyse, worauf sie beim Markteintritt achten müssen und welche Chancen ihr Angebot hat. Etablierte Unternehmen nehmen eventuell Kurskorrekturen vor, setzen neue Schwerpunkte oder ziehen sich aus bestimmten Bereichen zurück.
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Ein wichtiger Schritt bei deiner Wettbewerbsbeobachtung ist die Entscheidung darüber, wer überhaupt zu deinen Wettbewerbern zählt. Hier ist es angebracht, nicht nur die üblichen Verdächtigen ins Auge zu fassen, also die Anbieter mit einem ähnlichen Geschäftsmodell, sondern auch jene, die dasselbe Problem mit anderen Mitteln lösen. Ein Beispiel: Als Kinobetreiber stehst du mit anderen Kinos in deiner Stadt im Wettbewerb, aber dein größter Konkurrent ist das Fernsehen.

Everyone knows intent behind the search matters. In e-commerce, intent is somewhat easy to see. B2B or, better yet, healthcare, isn't quite as easy. Matching persona intent to keywords requires a bit more thought. In this video, we'll cover how to find intent modifiers during keyword research, how to organize those modifiers into the search funnel, and how to quickly find unique universal results at different levels of the search funnel to utilize.
Working in an industry with variable revenue-per-lead, and not having direct access to that client’s revenue data, I was surprised during an EOY debriefing to learn that PPC saw a 500% ROI in the previous year. Meanwhile, I had spent months stressing about a climbing CPA and shifting conversion rates. This revelation instigated a deeper conversation about ROI and opened the door to request data about lead quality on an ongoing basis.

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.
Funny thing is we’re not seeing users click on the extension itself very often – slightly more often than we’d see for sitelinks, but not by much – maybe 15 percent of total clicks, albeit not necessarily on the extension itself. It may be the way that we’ve set it up (we say chat with a live expert rather than text us), so that may have skewed the behavior.

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.
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.
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. 
More specifically, who gets to appear on the page is based on and advertiser’s Ad Rank, a metric calculated by multiplying two key factors – CPC Bid (the highest amount an advertiser is willing to spend) and Quality Score (a value that takes into account your click-through rate, relevance, and landing page quality). This system allows winning advertisers to reach potential customers at a cost that fits their budget. It’s essentially a kind of auction. The below infographic illustrates how this auction system works.
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."
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.

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Keyword research is a time consuming and continuous activity. Create your list of core keywords at the time of campaign planning and you should constantly refine and expand your keyword list for long-tail, low cost and highly relevant keywords. Another important step in keyword research is to review high cost, under performing keywords. Remove these keywords from your list.

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.


"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.

Like most advertising techniques, geo-targeting predates the internet. Local papers, radio and television programs have long been used to reach customers in a particular region with ads. These advertisements were customized for the local audiences where possible, a process that we now call optimization. Digital technology has simply made this practice more widespread. The major innovation that has increased the effectiveness of geo-targeting is the addition of other data points beyond simple location.


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