Bid management in a complex and dynamic search landscape


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At Position2 we have developed a sophisticated AutoBid Engine to dramatically improve performance across our clientele. The AutoBid Engine is designed to accurately manage bids for individual keywords to achieve your ROI objectives. This is virtually impossible on manual and rule based bid management systems.

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Bid management in a complex and dynamic search landscape

  1. 1. Bid Management in a Complex and DynamicSearch LandscapeDo you Think Bid Management is Simple? Think Again…On the surface PPC bid management seems to be aboutreducing bids for keywords that do not hit your targetsand increasing bids for those that do. The realitythough is far more complex.It is quite possible that the fundamental objective ofyour PPC (Pay per Click) campaigns is to drive the mostrelevant traffic to your site. It is also quite likely thatyou want these searchers to take certain actions onyour site that add value to your marketing and salesefforts. These actions or conversions can be asale/purchase, a whitepaper download, a form filletc…Needless to say each of these actions has a differentlevel of importance to your business; thereforeinvesting the same amount of your budget to acquireall these different conversions does not make sense.Meaning, having the same cost per conversion/cost peracquisition for all keywords that drive theseconversions does not make business sense.Accordingly, the bid management for such keywordscannot be governed by a blanket bidding strategy.As you develop your bidding strategy it is important to keep in mind that search engines have a major role to play inthe bid price you pay and in turn your keyword ranking. Let’s take Google for example. Today Google determines theactual cost of your keywords with a series of complex calculations including Quality Score, Cost per Click (CPC),relevancy of your landing pages etc. only further making the bid price assignment more complex.Combine this complexity with the sheer volume of keywords you need to manage. How confident are you of the CPCsyou picked for your keywords? How well positioned are you to manage your keywords in today’s complex and dynamicsearch space? Attempting to even calculate an accurate keyword bid price manually can be a daunting task. But asophisticated automated way of managing bids can help maximize your time as well as your marketing ROI.Position²’s AutoBid Engine™At Position2 we have developed a sophisticated AutoBid Engine™ to dramatically improve performance across ourclientele. The AutoBid Engine™ is designed to accurately manage bids for individual keywords to achieve your ROIobjectives. This is virtually impossible on manual and rule based bid management systems.Reasons why you should consider Position²’s AutoBid Engine™: This proprietary tool is designed on a prediction model, one that can, based on your historic performance, forecast and recommend optimal bid prices down to an individual keyword level. Our technology is especially useful when your campaigns have multiple conversions, each of whose importance is different for your business. Using this tool you can custom define the weight for each conversion and let the system optimize your campaigns. The advanced algorithms emulate the search engine bid environment on a real-time basis and assess if your campaigns are performing at the optimal potential. Appropriate decisions are made based on the findings and your goals.© Position2, Inc. 1
  2. 2. The automated platform also allows campaign managers to expand keywords exponentially. It helps discover keywords fast and efficiently.Your gains from the AutoBid Engine™: A customized tool for your business/industry to maximize results on your marketing investments per your ROI requirements. Increase in market share and profitability by predictably estimating and scaling up paid search campaigns to adapt to your marketing goals. Save time in managing complex campaigns with hassle-free integration of bidding and reporting engines.ConclusionComplexity with the search engine algorithms is here to stay and so is the uncertainty with users’ actions on your site,i.e. uncertainty about most of your keywords performance. A marketer who has found the right way to work withthese forces is more likely to be successful in his/her PPC efforts compared to those who make decisions based onshort term and on inadequate or unclear keyword data.Your employees can be expected to make best decisions with the experience and knowledge they have. But to bestutilize their expertise you need the right tools. Having Position²’s AutoBid Engine™ on your side means just that. Withits unique algorithm it is designed to cater to every unique need of your business and to help you maximize returnsfrom your PPC campaigns.© Position2, Inc. 2
  3. 3. About Position2Position2 is a Search and Social Media Marketing firm that delivers continuous growth for our clients using ourproprietary “Surround and Intent” Marketing Methodology, delivered by our products. Our proprietary methodology isa result of years of experience in working with diverse clients to deliver customer acquisition goals through searchengine optimization (SEO), social media marketing (SMM), and Pay Per Click (PPC) and online media advertising.Position2 was founded in 2006 with funding from Accel Venture Partners, and has offices in Palo Alto, Bangalore andMumbai. Position2 is a certified agency with Google, Yahoo, Bing and is also part of the Google Adwords advisorycouncil.Position2s flagship product is Position2 Brand MonitorTM, a platform that allows users to listen, discover and engagewith social media conversations in real time. With a team of over 100 professionals, Position 2 also provides expertisein online marketing solutions: SEO, PPC, Media and Advertising.Position2 works with leading global brands:This article is also available on the Position2 Blog: more information, email© Position2, Inc. 3