In the hands of those who know what to do with it, big data can be a gold mine.
But, here’s the problem: all data isn’t created equal. Not every fact you collect about your prospects is helpful or relevant. Some data, in fact, can kill your sales quicker than you can say “byte.” And, what’s worse is that you won’t even realize it.
Picture this: you’re nose-deep in a captivating article when a pop-up interrupts your reading. Or, you just landed on a new website and you are greeted by an arsenal of ads.
If you are anything like us, you probably close them immediately without even reading or looking at them. After all, ads are extremely annoying, right?
So, you’ve decided to use Google AdWords to increase your sales. Congratulations, you are now among the millions of advertisers on the platform, competing for your customers’ clicks.
Don’t get the wrong idea: Google advertising is an excellent tool for promoting and growing your business. Reports show that advertisers get back $2 for each $1 invested, which is a pretty advantageous return on investment.
Envisioned in science fiction movies and literature, praised by futurologists and damned by traditionalists, the Internet of Things (IoT) is closer than we can imagine. Earlier this year, two important market players, Amazon and Google, launched devices combining entertainment with smart-home management, thus paving the way to a genuine IoT revolution.
Marketers cannot, and must not, dismiss this opportunity. With the networking and integration capacity of such systems comes a wealth of data, information, and behavioral patterns. The change will go deeper than that, forcing businesses and marketing agencies to revisit their roles and the way they interact with their customers.
Keywords, mobile-first, backlinks, sitemaps, Pandas and Penguins – SEO is, without a doubt, a strange planet. And, the fact the Google changes its algorithm as often as the weather, isn’t making maintaining your position in search engine results easier either.
Of course, fluctuations are inevitable, and a minor position loss isn’t the end of the world.
But, who’s to blame when you see a major SEO ranking drop?
Imagine having a magic crystal ball that tells you exactly who’s going to buy what and when. Not only that you would be able to deliver personalized experiences, but you will also maximize your internet marketing efforts.
Unfortunately, this magic tool doesn’t exist – not in this form, at least.
When it comes to internet advertising, one of the most important things that drive growth and improvement are the key metrics you get from monitoring your customers. Luckily, you have a variety of tools that can tell you which campaigns are performing well and which sources of traffic are delivering the best ROI.
That’s the ideal scenario.
Marketers have to track and measure a lot of different numbers: traffic, conversion rates, click-through, fans, likes, and so on. Some are vanity metrics while others can give you valuable insights into how your internet advertising strategy is performing.
One number, in particular, plays a crucial role in how high your site is ranked in search results.
Have you ever wondered why your campaign suddenly stopped producing the sales or inquiries it used to, even though you’re still paying the same amount to Google for your ads?
Sometimes we try to justify the amount of money we spend on ad words. “oh well, we did get that big client 6 months ago” or “we still get the call here or there”.
The unfortunate truth, the hard pill to swallow, is that your money is probably being wasted.
Advertising on Google through their PPC platform can be daunting, time-consuming and expensive. But when it is done correctly can be very rewarding.
If you have the time and find yourself thinking about setting up and running your own Google AdWords Pay Per Click campaign for your business, the tips below might help.
The set up:
- Cost Per Click and Daily Budgets
- Text and Banner Ads
- Cost Per Click and Daily Budgets. How much you spend and where is the most important aspect of your Adwords campaign.
After recently running a seminar covering some of the basics of internet marketing, I was surprised by how little the average Sydney business owner knows. I decided I would use the material for that seminar to offer a few insights for those of you that may be feeling a little overwhelmed by it all.
This article will cover:
- Google Advertising Basics
- SEO Basics
- Website Marketing tips
DON’T GET LEFT IN THE COLD WITH ONLINE MARKETING
3 Reasons Why Online Marketing Campaigns Fail
1. Not targeted correctly
People go online for a large variety of reasons. Because of this if you have a pay per click, social media or even SEO campaign that has not been targeted correctly, there is a good chance your campaign is going to fail.
Google has recently made changes to the way ads are displayed in Google Maps.
Google Maps is no longer considered a search partner and has been incorporated into the Google search network.
This means that if your account is set to Google Search Partners then your ads may no longer be eligible to be displayed in google maps. Ads with location extensions will now be displayed in local finder results for campaigns set to run only on the Google search network.
Search Engine Optimisation Tips for Beginners
Over the years of optimising websites for different clients from many different industries, our AIA team of online marketers have picked up a number of handy tricks when it comes to ranking well for Google Search results.
First off I want to point out that there are many aspect to SEO most of which we categorise into two parts. Onsite and offsite. Onsite SEO is work done on your website. This includes page speed optimisation, meta data, heading tags, alt tags and latent semantic indexing. I know, your probably thinking what on earth is this guy on about right? Well I am going to simplify these points for you below so you will be able to sound like an SEO guru and get results for your own website without paying thousands of dollars to an SEO company.