Is every item on your eCommerce site the same price? Of course not! Every item you sell has a different price. Are you using a cost per acquisition (CPA) model for your Pay Per Click advertising? This model only works well when all conversions have the same value.
So you have an ecommerce website but your traffic sucks? If you want to boost traffic and profits then you need to use search engine optimization (SEO) to help people find your site and make them stick around when they to. Here are 17 tips to get you started.
When your AdWords success is measured in terms of cost-per-acquisition (CPA), all of your activities support optimizing for CPA. CPA works well for businesses that are interested in capturing as many leads as possible. But for eCommerce companies, it is not the right way to measure and grow your PPC efforts. We have looked at hundreds of AdWords accounts and we repeatedly see four ways the CPA model stalls your AdWords growth and success.
Bjorn Espenes was recently featured as a guest blogger on Certified Knowledge, a website covering online marketing topics. Bjorn didn’t pull any punches when he wrote about the controversial topic of click funnels.
Eine ständige Verbesserung des AdWords Qualitätsfaktors ist der richtige Schritt zu weniger Kosten und höheren Conversions in Google AdWords.
Improving your Google AdWords Quality Score is a great way to cut costs and improve conversions.
Note that this doesn't determine how much you actually pay for the click, it only determines the position. The amount you pay is based on the rank of the position below you and your quality score (but that's for another post).
Less relevant ads pay more and score lower while ads with high Quality Scores result in higher placements at lower costs. Often, the top position will actually be paying much less for the top spot than the competitors, due to the Quality Score multiplier. That's why it makes so much sense to bid on your own branded keywords because you get them at a very low cost, while if your competitors bid on them it costs them a lot more due to the competitor’s low Quality Scores.
So you're thinking about hiring a PPC Agency or just renewing that contract you have had for the past year?
Know the answers to these questions before signing on the dotted line.
Almost every Magento store is using Google AdWords Search and Shopping as a channel to generate revenues. For many, this is their largest channel and represents a dominant part of their advertising budget. AdWords may be the largest sales channel on the planet and it is instant; buy a click right now and potentially get a sale. Changes made by Google over the past years represent massive opportunities for Magento store owners - yet hardly anyone takes advantage of this opportunity!
"My current vendor is doing a great job and is taking great care of us” is something I hear frequently. What they may actually be saying is “I don’t know what is going on, they are nice people and seem to know what they are doing”. What if you knew exactly how to manage your PPC vendor?
Last week Finch hosted a webinar on how to kill your competition using Google AdWords and we just published the recording. Head on over and check it out.
In the last blog, I talked about how a lot of marketers choose to integrate Google Analytics conversions into their AdWords accounts while keeping their AdWords conversion tracking in place and active. We frequently run across marketers using both tracking mechanisms who wonder why they are seeing different numbers from each.
You should expect to see differences in the conversion numbers between the two tracking mechanisms. So how do you know if something is not working right in one or the other? Finch has run across a number of common illegitimate reasons for discrepancies between AdWords and integrated Google Analytics conversion numbers viewed in your AdWords conversions page. I described four of those illegitimate reasons in the last log. Below are four additional reasons.
Starting today, we have a series of blog entries exploring the 9 biggest lies that people have heard about automated PPC management with a couple of lies exposed each day. The American philosopher Homer Simpson once said, “Marge, it takes two to lie - one to lie, and one to listen.”
Welcome back to the second installment on lies that are spread about automated PPC. A lot of lies are probably more like gossip - companies have heard stories about automated PPC and pass this information along as fact.
We continue with our third article in a series on lies about automated PPC management. Some lies may have been historically accurate, but technology doesn’t stand still; some problems that may have existed have been overcome.
Remember what George told Jerry - “It’s not a lie if you believe it.” Companies believe the lies they are telling you and spread them like they are facts - but they just aren’t true. This is the last article in a series on lies about automated PPC management.
Me: How is business?
Merchant: Great, it is the holiday season and business is up!
Me: Great, are you making money?
Merchant: Yes, revenues are up almost 20% over last year.
Me: From PPC?
Merchant: No, overall.
Me: Great, what about paid search sourced revenues?
Merchant: It is up too!
Me: By how much?
Merchant: About the same as the other channels.
Me: Here we go again :)
Measure the exact return on the money you invest in PPC!!
There is a lot of talk about moments these days; a point where everything is timed just right. At Finch, we have our Moments too, when our clients see the impact of our programmatic technology and our people have on their performance.
You probably noticed that Wikipedia recently had their 24 hour blackout to protest SOPA and PIPA. If you're wondering what SOPA and PIPA are all about, I recommend that you read these 2 articles on techdirt: The Definitive Post On Why SOPA And Protect IP Are Bad, Bad Ideas and An Updated Analysis: Why SOPA & PIPA Are A Bad Idea, Dangerous & Unnecessary. These articles are very detailed and present a very solid argument against SOPA and PIPA, so I am not going to try to re-explain what these acts are and why they are generally a bad idea (since I agree with the stance the author is taking). What I want to do instead is explain why I personally take affront to SOPA and PIPA by talking about how it goes against everything I have ever done in my professional life.
We entered 2012 with a growing client base on 5 continents and a great team in place. We analyzed our industry trends, our clients and their needs, our strengths and experience, and it dawned on us that a huge opportunity was developing that we were perfectly positioned to capture.
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Finch har været med til at øge antallet af konverteringer og omsætning i min AdWords konto betydeligt for lavere omkostninger og bliver stadigvæk ved med at øge omsætningen måned for måned.
Christian Birch, Ejer af Guldcenter - Guldcenter
Finch er uundværligt som styringredskab af vores store AdWordskonto
Søren Rokkjer Hansen, Marketingchef - Ofir.dk
Vores tal er forbedret dramatisk siden starten af vores samarbejde med Finch. Samtidig leverer Finch service af højeste kvalitet.
Frederic Prinz, Online Marketing Manager - TUI Suisse Ltd.