The final and most important metric is conversion. Make sure that you set up your conversion goals within your analytics. That way you can see which keywords are not only driving traffic but out of that traffic what percentage is converting. That is how you can measure keyword success. If you’re not doing this, then it becomes more difficult to identify your highest performing keywords.
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:
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.
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.

Another method is to track your competitors’ links. Content marketing is often done in unison with link building. Your competitors most likely create content on blogging sites. Within the articles they submit, there are external backlinks that point back to their own websites. Those links can be followed like a trail of breadcrumbs to track what they’ve been up to. Moz and Majestic are tools that are great for doing this. Here’s a look at what Moz found when I looked up Easel.ly, an infographics company.
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.
Wählen Sie die Keywords für Ihre Kampagne sorgfältig aus, damit Ihre Anzeigen auch tatsächlich bei der gewünschten Zielgruppe ausgeliefert werden. Die Keywords sollten den Begriffen entsprechen, die potenzielle Kunden bei der Suche nach Ihren Produkten und Dienstleistungen vermutlich eingeben. Weitere Informationen zum Hinzufügen, Bearbeiten und Entfernen von Keywords
Großes Augenmerk sollten Sie auf die Stärken und Schwächen Ihrer Konkurrenten legen. Schwächen bieten Ihnen Ansatzpunkte für Ihre eigene Strategie, denn Sie können sie zu Ihrem eigenen Vorteil nutzen. Ist Ihr Konkurrent beispielsweise für seine großen Verspätungen bei der Auftragsausführung bekannt, können Sie Ihre Pünktlichkeit in den Vordergrund stellen. Die Stärken und Alleinstellungsmerkmale Ihrer Wettbewerber sind allerdings ebenso wichtig, denn sie können Markteintrittsbarrieren darstellen, die es zu überwinden gilt.
The first case is quite simple yet happens often. So for example, you have not sold tandem bikes for years (and had the word “tandem” in a negative list), then you started to sell them again. But your PPC specialist forgot to remove the word from negatives, and now you are left wondering why you are not getting any traffic for this keyword. To avoid this situation, check your negative keyword lists regularly and bring the relevant keywords back to life.
We must clearly identify our objectives for the campaign and tie the campaign objectives to business objectives. Your objectives could include raising awareness, increasing engagement, generating conversions, and customer retention. Your objectives will need to be tailored to your specific business and you will want to map your objectives to a typical marketing funnel. This chapter highlights how to identify your objectives to measure success.
I have often gone on the record with my skepticism toward paid search campaign management software, and I have several reasons for being skeptical. My main concern has been that these tools over promise on features and under deliver on performance. They claim to replace the analyst by using algorithms to optimize campaigns, but in reality they replace the fun piece of the analysts job (improving results) and replace it with the tedious task of managing to get their campaigns to work properly in the software. I have been burned by this sales pitch twice and have written about this in a previous post called “Paid Search Bid Management Tools: Great Investment or Save Your Money?” – so feel free to read that post for more details.
36. 36 @peakaceag pa.ag Wer ist eure Zielgruppe? Buyer-Personas helfen! Buyer-Persona: Die konsequente Weiterentwicklung der Zielgruppenanalyse! Lesenswert: http://pa.ag/2mrRfzN  Zielführende Buyer-Personas basieren auf Informationen über Bestandskunden oder aus der Marktforschung  In den Daten finden sich Übereinstimmungen/Gemeinsamkeiten, die dabei helfen, die Persona zu konkretisieren  Mit einer Buyer-Persona vor Augen kann u.a. leichter ermittelt werden, was der ideale Käufer tun würde, gleichermaßen findet sich die bessere bzw. spezifischere Ansprache Ein Beispiel für eine vereinfachte Zielgruppe könnte wie folgt lauten: Geschlecht: weiblich Familienstand: verheiratet Alter: 45 bis 50 Jahre Einkommen: 2.500 € bis 3.000 € brutto Bildungsniveau: Master of Arts Arbeitsverhältnis: fest angestellt Interessen: Yoga Dieser Auszug aus einem Buyer-Persona-Beispiel veranschaulicht das Konzept: Persona-Name: Beate Beispiel Hintergrund: Leiterin der Personalabteilung Demografische Daten: weiblich, 30 bis 45, doppeltes Einkommen 125.000 € Identifikatoren: ruhiges Auftreten, bittet um Infomaterial per E-Mail/Post Ziele: möchte, dass ihre Mitarbeiter glücklich sind und die Fluktuation unter den Beschäftigten niedrig ist Herausforderungen: alle Aufgaben müssen von wenigen Mitarbeitern erledigt werden
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.
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:
Entrepreneur and marketing guru Peter Yang is the co-founder of ResumeGo, a firm offering resume and CV writing services to people aspiring to advance in their professional careers. As the head of the company’s marketing operations and a content marketing manager for IBM in the past, he wants to share his experience with other marketers looking to make it big.
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.
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.

The final and most important metric is conversion. Make sure that you set up your conversion goals within your analytics. That way you can see which keywords are not only driving traffic but out of that traffic what percentage is converting. That is how you can measure keyword success. If you’re not doing this, then it becomes more difficult to identify your highest performing keywords.
As I consult and train people on Internet marketing, I typically ask whether keyword research is a strategic function or a tactical one. Often people think it’s tactical because of the tedious nature of the work. I submit it is not only strategic but also foundational to all marketing channels you will use. If you take the time up front to outline a killer keyword strategy, you will find your campaigns will be higher performing and more successful. In this column, I will outline seven tips for developing a killer keyword strategy you can use to take your campaigns to a higher level.

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:
Beschränke dich auf fünf bis acht deiner engsten Konkurrenten und auf ebenso viele Merkmale. Wenn du Branchen- oder Marktberichte liest, dann wähle dir die zwei aus, die dir besonders interessant erscheinen, und ignoriere den Rest. Dein Ziel ist es nicht, alles über deinen Zielmarkt zu erfahren, sondern zu erkennen, wie die Wettbewerbssituation beschaffen ist, welche Chancen und Risiken sich für dich ergeben und mit welcher Vorgehensweise du dich am besten behaupten kannst.
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!
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. 
Bei einem Alleinstellungsmerkmal (auch: Unique Selling Proposition oder USP) handelt es sich um ein verkaufspsychologisch im Marketing gegebenes “einzigartiges Verkaufsversprechen”, das auf einem oder mehrerer Produkt- oder Leistungsmerkmale basiert, durch die sich das Angebot deutlich von den Produkten oder Leistungen der Mitbewerber unterscheidet.
SEO is a continuous process; you can’t stop SEO works after reaching your goals which can first page in a keyword. Because you can’t sustain your position for a long time. There are three important factors of a SEO implementation which are knowledge, experience and time. Hence, SEO can be implemented by all of your rivals without any extra cost. If you stop working on SEO, your rivals can easily take your place. Furthermore, Google changes its algorithm periodically, so you have to be well prepared to those changes to be able to show your website to the search engine. In summary, you can think SEO as a continuous competition; you should be always well prepared to use these free marketing tools.
Sie möchten eine Wettbewerbsanalyse starten und scheitern schon bei der Begriffsrecherche im Netz? Konkurrenzanalyse, Marktanalyse, Wettbewerbsanalyse, Branchenanalyse … Ist das nicht alles sehr ähnlich? In der Tat ist das ein weites Feld, auf dem sich unzählige Expertenmeinungen tummeln. Die gute Nachricht ist aber: Es gibt ihn, den berühmten Königsweg. Nämlich Ihren …
Another easy, yet possibly expensive, way of testing geo-location is using a PPC platform such as AdWords. You can set your campaign targeting to very specific locations and languages, as well as set the destination URLs of your individual ads. Similarly, this will require a set of landing pages for each campaign, but delivers results very quickly. You may be able to run a fast, data rich, and location-based conversion analysis with little more.
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.”
Update aus dem Dezember 2017: Wichtig in diesem Zusammenhang, das Google auch hier in der Darstellung der Snippets immer wieder Änderungen vornimmt. So hat Google zum 01. Dezember, die Länge der Snippets, um genau zu sein der Description von ca. 150 Zeichen im Standard auf ca. 300 erhöht. im Bereich der mobilen Suche sind es inzwischen eher um die 225 Zeichen. Mehr dazu findet Ihr auch hier:
Geographically targeted ads can increase returns significantly over "blind advertising." On the Internet, clickthrough rates are improved compared with advertisements not targeted by location. The results in a given situation depend on the geographical distribution of potential customers, a variable that requires intensive research to accurately determine.
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. 
Sie wusste, dass es in ihrer Region bereits mehrere Anwälte gab, die sich – so wie sie – auf Medizinrecht spezialisiert hatten. Und die alle weitaus mehr Erfahrung und bessere Kontakte hatten als sie. „Aufgrund einer Konkurrenzschutzklausel in meinem alten Arbeitsvertrag musste ich praktisch bei Null angefangen. Ich konnte keine Mandanten oder Kontakte mitnehmen. Ich musste also herausfinden, wie ich trotzdem gegen meine Konkurrenten bestehen könnte“ beschreibt Tatjana Schmelzer ihre knifflige Ausgangssituation. Sie beschloss, ihre Analyse zu nutzen, um ihre eigene Nische zu finden, denn ihr war klar: Wenn sie die Strategien ihrer Wettbewerber herausfinden könnte, hätte sie die ideale Grundlage, um ihre eigenen Stärken zu entwickeln.
Die SWOT-Analyse ist ein klassisches betriebswirtschaftliches Instrument, das oftmals zur Bewertung der Stärken und Schwächen des eigenen Unternehmens angewendet wird. Allerdings lässt sich dieses Tool auch optimal zur Einschätzung anderer Unternehmen anwenden. Des Weiteren kann die SWOT-Analyse optimal als Grundlage zur Erstellung eines Benchmarkings verwendet werden. Für die SWOT-Analyse werden detaillierte Informationen zu den Stärken und Schwächen der eigenen Konkurrenten und den Chancen und Risiken der Branche und des Marktumfeldes benötigt.
Eine Wettbewerbsanalyse kann auch mit einfachen Mitteln kostengünstig intern oder extern aufbereitet werden und liefert umfangreiche Informationen zu den Unternehmen, die in der eigenen oder vergleichbaren Branchen tätig sind. Die Konkurrenzanalyse kann dabei helfen, eigene Stärken und Schwächen besser einzuschätzen (SWOT-Analyse), strategische Entscheidungen zu treffen oder die eigene Marketing- und Vertriebsstrategie zu überdenken.
Ever heard the saying that a picture is worth 1,000 words? Well, a video is worth 1.8 million, and YouTube is the best place to promote your video ad to an engaged audience. One of the most popular YouTube ad formats, TrueView ads, play before other videos on the site and allow users the option to skip after five seconds (and you don’t have to pay if a viewer skips your ad!). Since there is less competition on YouTube compared to other search engines, your brand has a massive opportunity to reach and convert a ton of consumers across a variety of different demographics.
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.

SpyFu displays side-by-side data on your competitors' paid and organic search results, so you can easily see where it's more cost-effective to bid on a particular keyword as opposed to trying to rank for  it organically. That way you can use your time more efficiently by writing content around those keywords that drive a lot of traffic but are more expensive to bid on.
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.
Um Ihre Wettbewerbsanalyse durchführen zu können, brauchen Sie natürlich „Untersuchungsgegenstände“. Dies sind Ihre engsten Konkurrenten. Normalerweise reicht es aus, sich dabei auf die Top 3  bis Top 7 zu beschränken. Wenn Sie Ihre direkten Konkurrenten ermitteln, erhalten sie Antworten auf die Fragen „Welche Marktstellung hat der betrachtete Konkurrent?“ bzw. „Wer ist Marktführer?“ Benennen Sie nun die Ihren Recherchen zufolge engsten Mitstreiter, indem Sie:
Not only did this information give a more accurate picture of lead cost, but it identified another side-effect of optimization that neither we nor the client had previously anticipated: PPC was playing a much larger role in driving revenue than ever before! More qualified leads were coming in at a lower cost, but the revenue-to-lead ratio also jumped significantly. As a result, ROAS for PPC had nearly doubled with the increased spend in 2017.
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.
Ego and assumptions led me to choose the wrong keywords for my own site. How did I spend three years optimizing my site and building links to finally crack the top three for six critical keywords, only to find out that I wasted all that time? However, in spite of targeting the wrong words, Seer grew the business. In this presentation, Will shows you the mistakes made and share with you the approaches that can help you build content that gets you thanked.
No matter how marketing-savvy your company may be, you can always learn more about your customers, especially when it comes to personalizing your advertising. That’s where geotargeting can again be beneficial. The information received from geolocation can help a brand determine where a consumer is looking so it can better tailor events, products, and services to those consumer interests in the near future.
Wenn Sie nicht wissen, warum Ihre Website oder Ihr Shop in Suchmaschinen schlecht gefunden wird, ist eine Indexlift SEO Analyse eine wirkungsvolle Maßnahme: Mittels einer Analyse-Software, die Ihre Domain ähnlich wie Googlebots verarbeiten, werden wichtige SEO-Erfolgsfaktoren untersucht und Fehlkonfigurationen sowie offene Potenziale enttarnt. Die Ergebnisse bewertet und dokumentiert Indexlift In Form eines verständlichen SEO Gutachtens, welches durch hilfreiche Handlungsempfehlungen ergänzt wird. Erfahren Sie, welche SEO-Stellschrauben Sie drehen müssen, um den Optimierungsgrad Ihres Online Business spürbar zu verbessern. Elementare Bestandteile der SEO Analyse sind Branchen-Benchmarks. Viele wichtige SEO-Kennzahlen werden für Ihre Domain erhoben und mit starken Wettbewerbern Ihrer Branche verglichen. Sie erfahren konkret, wie Ihre Domain im Branchenvergleich abschneidet.
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