Agenda<br />Industry Overview<br />Success Lies In Fundamentals<br />Regional Differences: All Markets Are Not Created Equally<br />Cost Savings: True Impact Of Quality Scores<br />Weed Out Irrelevant Traffic: Negative Keywords<br />In-House Teams and 3rd Party Tools<br />SMB Challenges & Automation<br />Questions<br />
Why PPC?<br /> PPC (Pay Per Click) is one of the most profitable advertising and marketing channels. This view is shared by most online marketers, who in 2007, according to Marketing Sherpa, ranked PPC and email marketing as the two channels with the highest ROI.<br />
What Are The Key Benefits Of PPC Advertising?<br /><ul><li>Large volume of traffic – high upside
Targeting: Utilize targeting methodologies (geo-targeting, by demographics, day-parting)
Distribution/Networks: Decide which engines you should use. Search vs. content network?
Landing Pages: Chosecontent, design & images, calls to action.
Tracking & Analytics: Set keyword level tracking (Depth pays off)
URLs (display/destination): Enhance display URLs to increase credibility
Other Third Party Tools: Competitive analysis, market trends, market sizing</li></li></ul><li>Stages For Implementing a Successful PPC Campaign<br />
Key Components Of Successful PPC Campaign<br />GEOGRAPHY<br />Process: Geo-Targeting is driven by the following criteria: Vertical Specification, Population, Density, & Market Competitiveness.<br />Method: Geo Targeting & GEO Modification.<br />Level: Zip, City, DMA/ Metro, County, State.<br />Engines: Google, Yahoo & MSN<br />TIME<br />Process: Day Parting is driven by the customers’ operating hours and/ or conversion performance by part of day, week, month, etc.<br />Method: Work Hours, Workdays, Weekends, Month.<br />Level: Hourly, Daily, Weekly, Monthly<br />Engines: Google, Yahoo & MSN<br />SEO<br />Process: SEO is utilized to help SEM. This process allows us to get better quality score, drive lower CPC, increase conversion & drive organic conversions. <br />Method: Relevant, content, optimized Meta, H1, H2 & ALT tags, Titles, Site Map, Page load times, Anchor Text, Multiple Domains.<br />Engines: Google, Yahoo & MSN<br />
What To Expect When Right Tactics Are Employed <br /><ul><li>Clickable overtakes creation & management of 1,500+ accounts across multiple levels of spend and areas of specialization & sub-specialization.
Re-posts 1,200+ brand new accounts (small spenders = aggregate optimization) & overtakes creation of high spending accounts.
Clickable’s newly attained management of the accounts produced in a 3X increase in the overall conversion rate (3.84% vs. 10.79%).
Clickable newly created accounts also outperformed legacy accounts by having a 34% lower CPA.
Clickable also managed to increase number of active customers & grow revenue (Ad Spend).</li></li></ul><li>Top 10 Questions You Should Ask Your PPC Team<br />How much revenue do we drive through PPC alone?<br />What is our CPA? What is our ROI?<br />What is our conversion rate? What is industry avg. CR? <br />What percentage of our budget is fully utilized?<br />Are there any opportunities to find more converting traffic?<br />
Top 10 Questions You Should Ask Your PPC Team<br />Do we do geo-targeting? Do we do day parting?<br />What kind of tools do we use? Do we use automation?<br />Do we do testing? PPC testing and/or landing page testing?<br />Do we send PPC traffic only to one location? <br />How are our quality scores?<br />
True Impact Of Quality Scores – Case Study<br />
Top 5 Tips To Increase Quality Scores<br />Split Keywords into smaller more targeted Ad Groups<br />Create relevant ad copy for each AdGroup<br />Optimize Creatives<br />Experiment with matching options<br />Build your SEO<br />Link Building And SEO<br />Implement Keywords<br />Essential Site Pages<br />Make Sure Google Thinks You’re Relevant<br />
True Impact Of Negative Keywords – Case Study<br />
How To Find Negative Keywords?<br />Keyword Research Tools<br />Google's keyword tool, wordtracker and keyworddiscovery are typically the first place advertisers look for negative keyword help. <br />Search Query Performance Report<br />Once your account has been active for several days, the Search Query Performance Report becomes the most relevant resource for identifying negative keywords.<br />Your Analytics tool<br />If you are not using a third party web analytics tool to track your traffic sources - install one ASAP. Google Analytics is a robust web analytics tool and best of all its free. <br />Competitive Intelligence Tools<br />Tools such as keycompete, compete.com and ispioage provide insight into your competitors' keyword lists. <br />
When And How: Build Successful In-House PPC Team<br />WHEN<br /><ul><li>DEMAND EXISTS: You have a product or service that can sell
DEMAND FULFILLMENT: You are ready to fulfill demand
ECONOMICS: You are certain that it makes business sense
STABLE STORE: Your web-site is stable & functioning
DEFINED METRICS: Your metrics are well defined
TRACKING: You are capable to track your sales funnel
REPORTING: Make sure that you have a clear visibility into your metrics
COMMITEMENT: Commitment to build and maintain technology & intelligence</li></ul>HOW<br /><ul><li>GOALS: Establish clear business objectives
HIRE SMART: Do not try to save on resource, Search is complex and can be costly.
TOOLS: Get Relevant Tools that can help you be more efficient.
EDUCATION: Make Sure Your Resources Understand Your Business.</li></li></ul><li>What To Evaluate When Choosing 3rd Party Vendors?<br /><ul><li>CREDIBILITY: Ask for case studies, references, customer feedback
TRANSPERENCY: Make sure that you will have full transparency in metrics
COMMITMENT: Don’t settle for long contracts & commitments
FLEXIBILITY: Vendors should easily adjust as your business goals and needs are changing
SCALABILITY: There needs to be a capacity to grow as your business expands
PRICE: Get a defined pricing model that is beneficial to your business
CLEAR ROI: Make sure that there is a clear ROI opportunity
INTEGRATION: Integration should be simple and should not delay you business growth
SERVICE: Establish clear communication channels and levels of service</li></li></ul><li>SBM CHALLENGES & AUTOMATION<br />
Can We Bring More SMBs To PPC Advertising?<br />CURRENT CHALLENGES<br /><ul><li>ADOPTION: SMBs still struggle to adopt new forms of advertising
COMPLEXITY: Diverse and complex user experiences, levels of engagement, etc.
INEFFICIENCY: Most self managed PPC programs fail due to inexperience
EQUIPMENT: High proportion of SMBs have inadequate Web sites and tracking technologies</li></ul>LONG TERM SOLUTIONS<br /><ul><li>EDUCATION: Constant education about performance aspect of PPC
TOOLS & PLATFORMS: Create simple and single UE to manage PPC across engines
AUTOMATION: Build automated recommendations that drive efficiency
OFFERING: Provide technology that can scale and provide simple and effective products & services</li></li></ul><li>The Right Approach To Automation<br />