Search Engine Marketing (97)

Search is evolving and you need to improve your Search Engine Marketing programs to keep up with competition and demand. Here are seven points that you should analyze about your SEM agency to be sure they can properly address your needs. Also, remember to always look beyond the sales pitch as many agencies have polished the sales pitch to reflect what you want to hear as opposed to what they truly offer.…

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There are other social media channels that can be better understood and easily compared to a medium that most people understand which is Search Engine Marketing. SEM has a set of “rules and outcomes” that are widely understood across the internet savvy as well as business leadership at companies. For simplicity’s sake the top three we’ll use here are clicks, impressions and conversions. Keep in mind though that we are skipping to the tactical assuming the top level planning and thinking has been done. I, however, think that marketing programs should align to a final goal but should be flexible enough to add new channels. That poses a staffing issue and the flexibility to be ready to face that problem is key to the success of a program. But that topic is a material for a different post. Now on with the tactical.…

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Looking at the right stuff but looking at it from too far away might be hindering your optimization capabilities.  At this level of optimization, the factors that you need to consider are much more complex than campaign level CTR and CPC. For those struggling to find a meaningful test environment, I would suggest doing the…

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Why would people care about a search result when they have hundreds of friends that can help them figure out the best way to purchase a product or service. For instance, it is nearly impossible to find a unique travel experience by searching the internet. There are hundreds upon thousands of results that have zero relevance to what you are looking for. A search engine does not know you.…

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Given the propensity for unqualified conversions from content, Google seems to have improved upon their content targeting techniques. However, timing is everything in a fast moving market. Smaller, nimbler start-ups are taking the niche markets for content and snapping them away from Google. To name a few, Quigo, Consorte Media for the latino [hispanic] market,…

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Trying to make sense of the amount of data that comes in every week is a monumental task. It bends your thoughts in a different way. There is a difference though in analyzing data base on experience and analyzing data based upon asking the questions the data set might help us answer. The type of…

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The social media market is hot! The valuation for Facebook is through the roof at $15 billion and due to the magnificent works of upside potential in a soon-to-be public or acquired company (and a mishap by Microsoft?) Facebook has managed to “pull a Google”- stealing top coders and employees from other companies in the…

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