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  • Sort keywords by costs and try to identify any high spending terms that are performing poorly. Consider pausing, deleting, adjusting bids or even leaving alone if it is an important volume contributing term that is necessary to balance a sales-cost blended goal.Examine high volume ad groups on the ad copy level. Use conversion/impressions as a key performance indicator instead of just CTR to determine your best creatives. Pause poor performing creatives to boost Quality Score.In the search query reports, determine what keywords, if any, should be paused or deleted based on extremely low click through rates. Consider adding terms that show positive conversion activity that are not currently being bid on.If content campaigns are running, separate existing campaigns that our opted into both search and content networks by creating new campaigns specifically targeting content and change the existing campaign to search only traffic. (This makes assessing performance easier and allows for tighter daily budget control.) Identify sites from content network syndication to be excluded (low conversion) and sites to be targeted (known relative sites and sites with conversion activity) under the networks tab. Do not exclude sites for having poor conversion rates as this is typical for content sites. Be wary of sites with especially high click through rates as this may indicate click fraud.If content appears to be working, encourage the client to provide Google compliant banner images in all 8 sizes, as this will open up traffic. If they lack resources suggest using the Google ad building tool.

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  • Setting Revenue Goals and Optimizing Ad Spend
    May 27, 2010
    1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (EDT)
  • Who We Are
    Clickable is a platform that makes online advertising simple, instant and profitable. Our purpose is to help businesses survive and thrive by simplifying online advertising success.
    Ben Seslija
    Clickable Search Marketing Guru &
    Senior Director of Acquisition and Analytics
    Max Kalehoff
    Clickable Search Marketing Guru &
    Vice President of Marketing
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  • What is Search Engine Marketing?
    Paid
    Search Results
    Over 1 million businesses drive revenues online by
    spending over $14 billion annually on SEM.
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  • Agenda
    Our Goal Today: Outline best practices for setting revenue goals, tracking and optimizing performance.
    Launching your goal-based online campaign.
    Implementing effective conversion tracking tools.
    Evaluating campaign performance.
    Optimizing campaigns to meet and exceed revenue goals.
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  • Campaign Development
  • Your Business, Your SEM Campaigns
    Before engaging in campaign development, review a few key questions:
    What are your overall costs?
    How much does it cost you to produce a product?
    How much does it cost you to distribute a product?
    How much revenue are you bringing in?
    How much can you spend on advertising?
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  • Using Historical Data
    You need to use historical data to make the right assumptions about revenue goals.
    Many advertisers experience frustration when they don’t hit revenue goals.
    Don’t set unrealistic goals.
    Use historical cost and revenue indicators to determine future revenue goals: aim to improve by 5 to 10 percent, not 50.
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  • Actionable Business Metrics
    Everything starts with “Cost” and “Revenue,” but a lot happens
    in between …
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  • Imperatives: Track These or Lose
    TRACK
    Impressions
    Conversions/Sales
    Clicks
    CPA
    Customer GEO
    CTRs
    Conversion Rates
    Time of Conversion
    Cost
    Revenue
    CPC
    Demo, LTV, Behavioral, etc.
    ROI
    Avg. Position
    OPTIMIZE
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  • Selecting Media Channels
    You need to understand demand on search and social networks before launching your campaigns.
    Average CPCs on each search channel.
    What kind of traffic can you expect?
    Many tools to find this data:
    Google Keyword Traffic Estimator
    SEM Rush
    Compete
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  • Starting Your Online Campaign
    Timing is essential.
    The opening phase of a search campaign is expensive: don’t compound the expense by launching at the wrong time.
    Know your business and what drives it, and start accordingly.
    If your product or service sells better in certain seasons, start there: don’t start selling air conditioners at the end of the summer.
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  • Track Performance
  • Success Lies In Fundamentals
    Tracking: Track your funnel
    • Know conversion metrics at all friction points
    • Assign cost to each stage of funnel
    Focus: Avoid paralysis by analysis
    • Establish key metrics that you will observe on adaily basis & use for optimization
    Automate: Use tools to diagnose opportunities & threats
    • Use tools to save time developing & managing your Search efforts
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  • Existing Conversion Tracking Tools
    There are a variety of tools available today:
    Every Search Engine has its own tracking code.
    Google also offers Analytics, which works across all channels and compliments AdWords Tracking.
    Omniture and others offer third-party tools.
    You can create a proprietary tracking tool.
    Clickable Conversion Tracking works across the three major search networks, and Facebook Advertising.
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  • How to Choose a Conversion Tracking Tool
    Key Questions:
    What channels are you advertising on?
    How complex is the conversion process on your site?
    The more complex, the simpler you conversion tracking system needs to be.
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  • Evaluate Performance
  • Accurate and Accessible Reporting
    Everything is real time in the online world.
    Reporting needs to be a real time, not aggregate and outdated.
    All of the key metrics that you track need to be accessible in your reporting layer.
    Initial time setting up reports will be repaid significantly when optimizing campaigns in a live environment.
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  • Metrics you need to track daily (SEM Manager)
    TRACK
    Impressions
    Conversions/Sales
    Clicks
    CPA
    Customer GEO
    CTRs
    Conversion Rates
    Time of Conversion
    Cost
    Revenue
    CPC
    Demo, LTV, Behavioral, etc.
    ROI
    Avg. Position
    OPTIMIZE
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  • Metrics you need to track Monthly (Senior Level)
    Costs
    Budgets
    Number of Conversions/Sales
    Cost per Conversion
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  • The importance of sample sizes
    Do not make key decisions on the basis of thin data.
    You need an accurate sample size to make statistically valid decisions.
    Let your campaigns run until you have the correct amount of data before optimizing.
    Length of time is less important than volume of data.
    Set expectations at the beginning of the campaign.
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  • Optimize Performance
  • Optimize Performance (High Level)
    • Observe data on keyword and daily level.
    • Analyze actionable metrics and assign goals by:
    • Geographic performance
    • Time of day performance
    • Match type
    • Devote 10% of your traffic for testing.
    • Understand dynamics of all Search Engines.
    • Don’t venture out to new campaigns without tracking.
    • SEM works in conjunction with your landing pages.
    • Pay attention to SEO and QS.
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  • Optimize Performance (Practical Level)
    • Sort and refine keywords by cost.
    • Examine high-volume ad groups on the ad copy level.
    • Analyze keyword reports for low clickthrough.
    • Separate search and content network campaigns.
    • Focus content advertising on relevant sites.
    • In content advertising, ensure ad standard compliance.
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  • Simplifying SMA with Clickable
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  • How to Sign Up for Clickable
    Simply go to www.clickable.com/signup and try the Pro product free for 15 days.
    If you want more support, consider Clickable Assist, our fully-managed solution: www.clickable.com/assist
    Or email us: editor@clickable.com
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