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Analyzing Queries to Find Revenue Opportunities


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Analyzing Queries to Find Revenue Opportunities

  1. 1. Analyzing Queries to Find Revenue Opportunities Bill Hunt Back Azimuth Consulting SES Accelerator – San Diego 2012
  2. 2. Accelerator | San Diego | Feb 9, 2012 | #SESAcc Back Azimuth Consulting• Description. The leading search marketing conference in Europe and continues to get bigger and better year-on-year. Bringing together the industrys brightest minds and most seasoned practitioners.• Learn how to optimise your web site for the most efficient crawling and indexing. Use keyword analysis to discover top converting words and phrases for optimum conversion.• Make link building for super ranking at the major search engines second nature. Tackle local, mobile, video, analytics and social media like a marketing Ninja.• For more info please visit @billhunt
  3. 3. Keyword ResearchOversimplified Basics (5 Slides)
  4. 4. Brainstorming Keywords Brainstorming words are our starting point. We take these top-level, general keyword phrases and use them as the basis of the next set of actions. Start the process by answering the following questions: 1. Make a list of your products, services and categories of each 2. What do your potential visitors search for when trying to find your product/services/information? 3. When you search for your own site, what do you search for 4. What do you want to be #1 in the search results for? 5. What terms are currently driving visits to your site (analytics) 6. What are people searching for currently on your site? (site search)
  5. 5. Step 1 – Generate Initial Keyword List Number of How is are the Research? Good word? Bad? Research givesInitial Keyword searches last words performing Purchase? Issues? Landing page URL you related words month. elsewhere Service? Recommend Rank Site Keyword Related Keyword Demand PPC Type Comments PLP Data Search diabetes 375,567 diabetes supply 58,731 Diabetes symptoms 48,148 Diabetes diet 22,133 Type 2 diabetes 21,393 Diabetes mellitus 21,038 Gestational diabetes 19,755 Diabetes treatment 18.999 Diabetes information 17,345 Juvenile diabetes 17,125 5
  6. 6. Mine your Pages for Keywords - AutomatedGoogle Keyword Suggestion tool can “review” your pages and suggestphrases based on what they detect on the page and site.
  7. 7. Google Keyword SuggestionSelect what you want and “download” to Excel orCSV 7
  8. 8. Keyword PrioritizationPrioritization buckets words intoHigh, Medium and Low categories Awareness •Categories used to: High Priority “Must Have” Keywords •Control SOV levels on specific segments in paid search •Identify priority words for SEO Medium Priority Keywords that are important but expensive or work not targeted enough • Advise content developers on best words to include in new content Low Priority “Nice to haves” 8
  9. 9. Advanced Keyword Modeling• By understanding the search terms and analysis you can understand the needs, wants and intent of the searcher allowing you to: 1. Understand the “voice of the consumer” 2. Effectively map your content with their query and query intent. 3. Identify new products and services 4. Create and influence PR & social media opportunities
  10. 10. Types of Keyword Models• Missed Opportunity Matrix• Critical Keyword Performance Monitoring• Needle in the Haystack Model• Co-Optimization Modeling• Preferred Landing Page Monitoring & Optimization• High Ranking & Underperforming• Searcher Intent Modeling• EOL Product Opportunity• Rank Performance Modeling• Keyword Cluster & Authority Modeling10
  11. 11. Realized Benefits • Large electronics retailer found significant traffic for “End of Life” products that they had no representation for. • Created Pages & PPC ads for each model • $400k incremental revenue in 90 days!11
  12. 12. Realized Benefits • UK travel site matched keywords to top ranking pages swapped less than optimal current ranking pages. • $120k incremental revenue in 25 days.12
  13. 13. Realized Benefits • National Instruments uses keyword query volume to identify new product opportunities. • IBM & Siemens use it to name products • Multiple existing and new products have been released as a result of identifying need/opportunity via keyword research.13
  14. 14. Realized Benefits • Ecommerce site mapped paid and organic “Co- Optimization” and found missed opportunities and cannibalization. • $300k in PPC savings in 40 days • $250k in SEO revenue in 60 days14
  15. 15. Understanding Searchers
  16. 16. Understand Query Types• Informational – Digital Marketing Conferences• Navigational – DomainFest Agenda• Transactional – Register for DomainFest Global Santa Monica
  17. 17. Purchase Cycle & Intent• Researching product use and information?• Looking for features and functions?• Comparing brands?• Looking for discounts?• Have they already purchased?
  18. 18. Mindset > Goal > Keyword > Projection• Searchers Mindset: – Brand Enthusiast – Functionality Adaptor All searchers either… • Own a compatible phone • Own a non-compatible Phone – Brand Aware • Own a competitors phone • Do not own a phone – Brand Agnostic Global Mindset Goal Query Demand Brand Enthusiast Download Conversions nokia 6630 software 2,255 Functionality Adopter Thought Leadership cell phone search 15,120 Brand Aware Handset Switch nokia cell phone 49,701 Brand Agnostic Brand Switch/Start cell phone 2,906,351
  19. 19. Understanding Keyword QualifiersWords that help us isolate a specificopportunity, interest, audience or need• Upper arm shaper• Cloud computing deployment strategy• Underwater photography mask
  20. 20. Searcher Interest Mix-MatchWhat is this a picture of? 1. Girdle 2. Shapewear 3. Shaping underwear 4. Shapewear intimates
  21. 21. Consumer’s VocabularyAdvertisers don’t want to call it what it is…1. Most volume of any word in category2. Most descriptive of any word in category3. Cheapest CPC of relevant words in category
  22. 22. Keyword Research & Content Mapping
  23. 23. Typical Process
  24. 24. Category/Interest SegmentationSegment by features, function, types – anything thatallows you to understand searcher’s mindset
  25. 25. Keyword Segmentation • 75% of the queries were “clothing type + shapewear” • Focus PPC messages, social media and content prioritizationSegmentation of the Top 100 keywords related to Shapewear
  26. 26. Influence Design & Content• Sites need to match searches with content• Create a taxonomy that can be translated into a content & search strategy Taxonomy Category Garment Body Feature Function Feature Brand Shapewear Tank Top Body Shaping Strapless Yummie Denim Slip Whole Body Shaper Cotton Maindenform Clothing Girdle Tummy Slimming Rayon Spanx Apparel Legging Toushy Slimmer Best Spanxs Bottoms Butt Control Quality Panties Legs Wrap Premium Bras Bust Smoothing Dress Thighs 2 7
  27. 27. Rethinking the experience • By looking at search query volume & social media we saw that women talk about shapewear in the following buckets of thought: By Type of Garment By Occasion By Body Type Tanks Bridal Curvy Bottoms Maternity Top Heavy Slips Post-surgery Bottom Heavy Clothing Business Square/Flat Night Out/Date Casual28
  28. 28. Rethinking the experience • This translates into an experience that provides the user with progressive levels of information about shapewear: User Categories Garment Type Category Event/Occasion Tanks Briefs Tank Features Body Shape Slips Compression Clothing Fit Bridal Fabrication Maternity Collections Post-surgery Business Night Out/Date Curvy Casual Top Heavy Bottom Heavy29 Square/Flat
  29. 29. Site and Content Changes
  30. 30. The New Generation ofKeyword Research and Modeling
  31. 31. Map to Searcher Actions
  32. 32. 98% of budget 100% Revenue 33
  33. 33. Map Keywords to Predefined Actions Segments• Use a brainstorming session to discuss and segment words into appropriate purchase lifecycle segments to understand how to better align messages.• This will be very helpful later when creating ad groups and messages for PPC
  34. 34. Maximize Keyword Modeling & Searcher Intent
  35. 35. Create Searcher Intent Models• Researching potential searcher’s keyword variations and assigning them a classification based on what the searcher may be thinking when they do the search.• Why did they make that query and what do they want?• How does the searcher’s needs align to business goals? 36
  36. 36. Searcher Intent Uses• Leverage Searcher Intent Modeling for paid search campaign launches• Leverage data to inform keyword selection at the brand level• Leverage data when looking to identify content development opportunities• Leverage data for new product identification and changes
  37. 37. SAT Test Prep
  38. 38. SAT Cluster71% of all related searches are for “SAT” are “non-prep”related terms8% are related to “Section Specific Prep Materials”7% are related to “Sample Tests and Sample Questions”
  39. 39. Content to Satisfy Specific Need 80,000 monthly “How To” related searches
  40. 40. Brand Engagement & Consumer Need 100,0000+ monthly “Stain Removal” “Product use” related searches 100,000+ related searches
  41. 41. Category Authority
  42. 42. What are the “Authority Sites?”• Organic ranking was run against all 1700pet food related keywords looking for ranking in top 10• Below are the top sites that appear for the most keywordsDominating Domains • * No site dominates! 428 (information)Petco: 276 (retail site) 170 (pet food brand)
  43. 43. How Authoritative are you?
  44. 44. Authority Sites Analysis – Value• Identify potential targets for inclusion in PR distribution• Identify potential link partners• Identify influential Social Media sites including blogs and forums• Understand authority sites for our target keyword landscape (once identified)
  45. 45. Mining for Opportunities
  46. 46. Create Missed Opportunity Models • 3.75% increase clicks would bring additional 111k visitors • Potential for $220k in PPC click costs reduction if ranked better47
  47. 47. Underperforming Keywords• Monitor words that are ranking but not getting fair share of traffic.48
  48. 48. End of Life Product Opportunity Google Search NS NS Share of Keyword Phrase Rank Volume Visits Impressions Opportunity 10% 20% Model Number Keyword 1 1 368,000 200 100% 0.05% 36,800 73,600 Model Number Keyword 2 1 22,200 25 100% 0.11% 2,220 4,440 Model Number Keyword 3 1 14,800 39 100% 0.26% 1,480 2,960 Model Number Keyword 4 6 12,100 0 100% 0.00% 1,210 2,420 Model Number Keyword 5 2 12,100 114 100% 0.94% 1,210 2,420 Model Number Keyword 6 1 9,900 0 100% 0.00% 990 1,980 Model Number Keyword 7 3 9,900 0 100% 0.00% 990 1,980 Model Number Keyword 8 1 8,100 373 100% 4.60% 810 1,620 Model Number Keyword 9 1 8,100 1,548 100% 19.11% 810 1,620 Model Number Keyword 10 1 8,100 0 100% 0.00% 810 1,620 Model Number Keyword 11 1 6,600 0 100% 0.00% 660 1,320 Model Number Keyword 12 1 4,400 0 100% 0.00% 440 880 Model Number Keyword 13 2 4,400 0 100% 0.00% 440 880 Model Number Keyword 14 2 3,600 42 100% 1.17% 360 720 Model Number Keyword 15 1 3,600 45 100% 1.25% 360 720 Model Number Keyword 16 1 2,900 0 100% 0.00% 290 580 Model Number Keyword 17 1 2,900 0 100% 0.00% 290 580 Model Number Keyword 18 1 2,900 26 100% 0.90% 290 580 Model Number Keyword 19 1 1,900 47 100% 2.47% 190 380 Total 506,500 2459 1.63% 50,650 101,300• Fixing EOL landing pages and snippets should deliver additional 48k visitors per month
  49. 49. Searcher Interest Keyword ModelingGlobal Strategies CIM™ Modeling
  50. 50. Step 1 – Review Relevant Sites for Words
  51. 51. Step 2 - Collect Related Words around Topic Source: Google Keyword Suggestion Tool (Exact Match)
  52. 52. Segment Keywords into Topic Clusters
  53. 53. Use Pivots to Sort the Data• A majority (58%) of searches in the landscape are dog related, followed by 25% cat related, and 17% pet related
  54. 54. Identify Content Interest & Needs• 50% of searchers are looking for general info
  55. 55. Drill deeper into Specifics 66% of searches related to “pet food” are dog relatedSearches on dog food are nearly 2.5 times higher than searches for cat food
  56. 56. Understand Topic Nuance Dog Cat PetHow your brand thinks, speaks and classifies information can be vastly differentthan how your consumers will do it.
  57. 57. Integrating Social Media Data Align to Social Media
  58. 58. Alignment to Social Media• Add Tier 1 keywords to social media monitoring• Understand the “sentiment” of keywords• Understand the “context” of words• Compare search volume – conversations – and conversions• Identify influential Social Media sites including blogs and forums for link building
  59. 59. Combine Search & Social Data • Modeled over 9 month period • Increase in “discussions” in weekend • Identified interest in “labor day deals” 45 days earlier Source: Conversation Miner60
  60. 60. Combine Search & Social Data • Identified key “interest” destinations targeting by PPC Source: Conversation Miner61
  61. 61. Audience Identification [Cutting Edge]
  62. 62. Identification of Audience• Leverage CRM and Click to Call systems to help map keywords to audience Segments• Capture keywords that drive traffic to pages with Click to Call or Lead Forms• Map “Job Function” field to “query field” and create chart of how many for each roll.
  63. 63. Cloud Computing Audience
  64. 64. Integrating Paid & Organic Search [Co-Optimization]
  65. 65. What is the current state? • For the target set of keywords, understand the current state for each of the phrases by answering the following questions• Do we have paid and organic listings for the same phrases?• If listed, which sections of the site are represented?• Does the PPC listing represent the intent of the searcher?• Does the Organic listing represent the intent of the searcher?• Does the Organic listing represent our best offer?66
  66. 66. 89% Increase in Ad Clicks when Paid and Organic Together Google Study: Incremental Clicks Impact Of Search Advertising
  67. 67. The “Fine Print”A low value for IAC may occur when thepaid and organic results are both similarand in close proximity to each other onthe search results page. This increasesthe likelihood of a user clicking on anorganic result as opposed to a paidresult.
  68. 68. Paid & Organic ROI ReviewNegative PPC ROIPositive PPC ROI
  69. 69. Monitor SEO & PPC Collaboration Fortune 100 company increased PPC efficiency 300% by monitoring SEO & PPC PerformanceFixing snippet in #2 resulted in $24k PPC savings
  70. 70. Collaboration or Cannibalization? • What is the collaborative impact of having the #1 PPC listing, and the #1 and #2 organic listing for this phrase?
  71. 71. Highest CPC Collaboration• 0 Top 20 CPC keywords have top 5 ranking and generate 0 visits to the site72
  72. 72. Key steps to Successful Modeling• Understand the “intent” of the user queries• Understand the “real” performance of keywords• Understand the context of keywords• Classify keywords in logical segments to enable classification and modeling• Do anything other than just collecting in Excel
  73. 73. Thank You.eMail:bill@whunt.comTwitter: billhuntBlog:www.whunt.comSite: www.back-
  74. 74. Accelerator | San Diego | Feb 9, 2012 | #SESAcc Slide Header Here• Slide text. The leading search marketing conference in Europe and continues to get bigger and better year-on-year. Bringing together the industrys brightest minds and most seasoned practitioners.• Learn how to optimise your web site for the most efficient crawling and indexing. Use keyword analysis to discover top converting words and phrases for optimum conversion.• Make link building for super ranking at the major search engines second nature. Tackle local, mobile, video, analytics and social media like a marketing Ninja. In fact, become your own leading search marketing expert.• And while youre at it, network and mix with your peers and the leading vendors and suppliers in the industry.• Optimise and rank better with pay-per-click campaigns. Learn how search engines rank web pages and optimise yours. Your logo here @twitterhandle