Making & Keeping Search Marketing Resolutions in 2010 Larry Kim, Founder, WordStream, Inc.
A Search Marketer’s New Years Resolutions Tools & Technologies to achieve your online marketing goals this year About WordStream Q & A Agenda
Keywords and Keyword Organization is Foundational for Search Marketing Do a bad job and nothing else works quite right! 1. Get More Organized
Select specific keywords Group together closely related keywords Write relevant ads and landing pages that speak to the intent of the searcher! How Organization is Critical for Paid Search Awful: Too Broad! OK: Somewhat Related Better: Reflects Intent
Single Point of Leverage Affecting your Entire PPC Account! Relevancy of Keywords to Ad Group, Text Ad, Landing Page Click Through Rate Quality Score Ad Position Minimum Bid Estimate Actual Cost Per Click Impression Share Conversion Rates How Effective Campaign Organization Benefits PPC ROI Keyword Organization
Author web content that is... Specifically themed around narrow subjects Includes long-tail keyword variations in the page copy Organize content with relevant intelligent information architecture! How Organization is Critical for Organic Search
Wow. This is a lot of theory and sounds pretty hard. How do you actually implement an effective keyword organization plan?? But How Do I Actually Get Organized?
Keyword Research also includes NEGATIVE Keyword Research Be on the Lookout for Negatives as you research – Tools give you suggestions: the suggestion could be right or wrong (a positive or negative keyword!) Constantly mine your own traffic: See how people are coming to your site (historically and dynamically) and ruthlessly weed out bad keywords Use a Negative Keyword Tool! 2. Lose Weight
Pay attention to Search Query “Modifiers” which reveal the searcher’s intent. WordStream Negative Keyword Tools
Your Keyword Taxonomy is a proprietary, valuable asset Don’t let your valuable search marketing asset go up in smoke! Profitable insights can be gleaned by analyzing PPC and SEO keyword data side-by-side. Aggregate your SEO and PPC data so you can incorporate learning's from one medium to the other. 3. Quit Smoking
With every search and goal conversion on your site, your customers (and potential customers) are telling you something—are you listening? Traditional keyword suggestion tools provide keywords that might be relevant to your business. Web analytics applications provide valuable keyword research insights because the data is based on real searches and actual outcomes on your site. For best results, leverage both! 4. Listen & Learn
Your BEST Keyword Opportunities comes from Your Own Website! WordStream combines Web analytics data with Keyword Suggestion tool Data! The more expansive your keyword vault, the more you can leverage this valuable information in your PPC & SEO campaigns! WordStream’s Approach to Keyword Discovery
Our Continuous Approach to Keyword Research Obtain More/Better Keyword Data Keyword Research & Analysis Publish Ads for PPC and/or Landing Pages Group, Organize, Find Negatives, Prioritize Work Continuously re-factor new keyword opportunities into your existing keyword research, continuously expand and optimize!
Automate mindless repetitive tasks Instead focus on more meaningful Search Marketing tasks such as: Content / Ad / Landing Page Creation Plotting Search Marketing Strategies Etc. 5. Spend More Time with Family
There are an endless number of things you can tweak and optimize in a search marketing campaign. Plan a series of actions (i.e., a workflow) that will provide the biggest returns for time spent. Make sure that whatever key performance indicators you're tracking are actionable, and that the actions that you take are informed by your data. 6. Better Manage Your Time
Stop paying for old-school keyword discovery tools! Check out WordStream’s Free Tools The Free Keyword Tool Keyword Niche Finder Keyword Grouper 7. Save Money
Check out our Free Search Marketing Learning Resources WordStream Internet Marketing Blog http://www.wordstream.com/blog WordStream on Twitter http://twitter.com/WordStream 8. Get a Better Education
Donate a portion of your savings from WordStream’s free tools & education, and increased profits to a worthy cause! :P 9. Support the Arts
Create an environment where all parties involved (copywriters, marketers, developers, etc.) are aware of search marketing best practices, and have the resources available to implement those best practices. Adopt tools and processes across your entire workforce to enable coordination and collaboration of PPC and SEO efforts Get help! 10. Reduce Stress!
Product Launched in 2009 Based in Boston & Venture Backed (Sigma Partners) Sample Clients: About WordStream
Industry Buzz: Press & Influencers Use WordStream Free Keyword Tool to supercharge the SEO content of your marketing materials. “There is now a better way to manage huge keywords lists and this tool is called WordStream.” “WordStream specifically helps raise productivity … SEMs will be using WordStream to strategically direct search marketing efforts in a collaborative way across entire organizations...” “Comparing existing keyword management software to WordStream is like comparing a paper airplane with a supersonic fighter bomber. WordStream is intelligent, dynamic, fast and versatile.” “The staff at WordStream is highly dedicated to their product…. and [it]is very valuable to the search marketer.” – Kate Morris “Every time I talk to someone at WordStream the more impressed I am with the people. There are some smart, and very curious people who are trying to solve some interesting issues around keywords.” – Brad Geddes Kate Morris Search Marketing with Attitude
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