James Spittal (Me)
• Digital marketing consultant
• Built first HTML website at age seven
• Some of the companies I’ve wor...
James Spittal (Me)
• Most of what I’ll be talking about today is stuff
I’ve directly implemented for clients of mine
or th...
The things we’ll be covering
• A run through of the biggest drivers and cause factors for success
with measurably growing ...
How this talk is relevant to you &
outcomes
• What I’d like you all to walk away with is a clear understanding of
how you ...
Google AdWords [examples]
How some companies are doubling
their leads month on month with
Google AdWords
Google AdWords Basics
How to double the number of leads
you get from Google AdWords (and
then do it again)
Typical Example
• Monthly Google AdWords Spend $4,000
• Google AdWords Cost-Per-Click $4
• $4000 / $4 = 1000 clicks per mo...
A/B Testing
How could we change the original
website (‘landing page’) to increase
the conversion rate?
(The number of people signing u...
A/B Testing
Google AdWords Visitors
50% visitors to the
‘original site’
50% visitors to the ‘new
test site’ (optimised)
In...
Before & After
• Monthly Google AdWords
Spend $4,000
• Google AdWords Cost-Per-
Click $4
• $4000 / $4 = 1000 clicks per
mo...
Net result:
100% increase in sales revenue
generated via Google AdWords
without spending an extra cent on
advertising or m...
Real examples
• Over a pool of approximately 500 A/B tests and
approximately 100 clients, I’ve seen increases in
conversio...
Lessons learned
• The tests that you think are going to increase
conversion often don’t! (Consumers don’t always
behave th...
The Process: Continuous & Never-
Ending Testing Loop
“6 Core Conversion Principles”
• We created a framework to improve results.
• 1. Value Proposition
• 2. Increase Relevance...
How can you get started?
• There are a lot of great A/B testing tools out there
(including Visual Website Optimizer, Optim...
SEO as a tool for dramatically
increasing lead volume
According to research by Google –
15% of browsers click on the ads
whereas 85% click on the ‘organic’
SEO results.
Why? Be...
Take-away: If you’ve got a Google
AdWords campaign that’s already
working for you and generating
revenue/profit – search e...
How to do SEO (101)
Google PageRank Formula
Google PageRank Formula (In Simple
English)
• 1. (Off-page SEO) The more (quality & relevant)
links there are to your webs...
What you probably need to know
about SEO
• It’s constantly changing (Google are updating their
formula all the time, often...
How can you get started?
• In most cases, if you’re not using Google AdWords
successfully yet, I wouldn’t bother with SEO ...
How I went from 0 leads per month
to 150+ leads per month using all of
the strategies above
0 leads to 150+ leads per month in 6
months
• Step 1: Launch Google AdWords campaign and Facebook Advertising
campaign
• S...
An example of a successful A/B test
(100% uplift)
Control (Original Home Page)
Variation #1 (Winner)
100% increase in leads without increasing advertising expenditure
• Visual Website Optimizer
screenshots, etc.
Where a lot of companies fall over in
implementing these strategies
Where a lot of companies fall over in
implementing these strategies
• Who’s responsible for
this stuff again? (Is it the
m...
Recap
• We’ve seen how companies are using:
– Google AdWords to generate leads and sales
online
– A/B testing and conversi...
Q&A
• Questions?
Thank you!
Who is succeeding in 2013 with digital marketing and why?
Who is succeeding in 2013 with digital marketing and why?
Who is succeeding in 2013 with digital marketing and why?
Who is succeeding in 2013 with digital marketing and why?
Who is succeeding in 2013 with digital marketing and why?
Who is succeeding in 2013 with digital marketing and why?
Who is succeeding in 2013 with digital marketing and why?
Who is succeeding in 2013 with digital marketing and why?
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  • Google AdWords example for ‘first aid coursemelbourne’
  • Google AdWords example for ‘financial planner melbourne’There’s a whole art to Google AdWords which we won’t go into here today. But for the most part, it’s fairly straight forward and most companies in Australia are getting pretty good at implementing Google AdWords to at least 70 – 80% efficiency and there’s a lot of companies out there that can help you get started.
  • Google AdWords example for ‘first aid coursemelbourne’
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  • Typical Google AdWords example
  • Typical Google AdWords example
  • Typical Google AdWords example
  • Typical Google AdWords example
  • Typical Google AdWords example
  • Typical Google AdWords example
  • Typical Google AdWords example
  • Source: 2XC
  • Typical Google AdWords example
  • Typical Google AdWords example
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  • Who is succeeding in 2013 with digital marketing and why?

    1. 1. James Spittal (Me) • Digital marketing consultant • Built first HTML website at age seven • Some of the companies I’ve worked with: – Ning, Nando’s, Pearson Australia, Deloitte, Thomas Duryea Consulting, ANZ, Melbourne Water, Master Builders Association of Victoria, State Library of Victoria – Lost count of the number of small businesses • I’ve spoken about digital marketing at CPA Australia, Swinburne University, Hub Melbourne and a few other places • I’m the founder of digital agency Web Marketing ROI and the co-founder of conversion optimisation agency 2X Conversion • Consult/advise on digital for a number of different businesses • I also own and operate a number of different eCommerce websites and online web properties
    2. 2. James Spittal (Me) • Most of what I’ll be talking about today is stuff I’ve directly implemented for clients of mine or things that I’ve used in my own business. • There’s a lot of ‘theory’ out there about digital or social media .. And sometimes I find there is a bit of a gap between the theory and the application.
    3. 3. The things we’ll be covering • A run through of the biggest drivers and cause factors for success with measurably growing your business with digital marketing – what’s actually working and why? • This research comes from what I’ve seen from the hundred or so companies I’ve worked with around the world. • How some companies are doubling their leads month on month with Google AdWords [with worked examples] • How companies are utilizing SEO to increase lead volume • How companies are effectively utilizing conversion rate optimisation to increase and test the success of each of their online marketing campaigns • A step-by-step break down on how one of my companies used Facebook Advertising, SEO, A/B testing, landing page design and Google AdWords to double our leads every month for the last 5 months. And how this will work in most industries.
    4. 4. How this talk is relevant to you & outcomes • What I’d like you all to walk away with is a clear understanding of how you can: – (A) Generate more leads online; and/or – (B) Generate more sales online; – Drive (or increase) business growth by using (A) and/or (B); • See and understand some real examples to stimulate some ideas for testing within your own organizations; • Be able to walk away and begin developing a digital marketing strategy to generate leads and drive sales online; • Can’t teach everything in an hour, but I’m hoping it’ll still be the best primer you’ve had in digital marketing!
    5. 5. Google AdWords [examples] How some companies are doubling their leads month on month with Google AdWords
    6. 6. Google AdWords Basics
    7. 7. How to double the number of leads you get from Google AdWords (and then do it again)
    8. 8. Typical Example • Monthly Google AdWords Spend $4,000 • Google AdWords Cost-Per-Click $4 • $4000 / $4 = 1000 clicks per month • ‘Typical’ conversion rate of clicks -> conversions: 6.8% • 1000 clicks = 68 conversions • Sale price in this example: $100 • 68 x $100 = $6800
    9. 9. A/B Testing
    10. 10. How could we change the original website (‘landing page’) to increase the conversion rate? (The number of people signing up on that page.)
    11. 11. A/B Testing Google AdWords Visitors 50% visitors to the ‘original site’ 50% visitors to the ‘new test site’ (optimised) In a scenario such as this, it’s realistic to expect a 15% - 150% increase in conversion rate on Version B over Version A.
    12. 12. Before & After • Monthly Google AdWords Spend $4,000 • Google AdWords Cost-Per- Click $4 • $4000 / $4 = 1000 clicks per month • ‘Typical’ conversion rate of clicks -> conversions: 6.8% • 1000 clicks = 68 conversions • Sale price in this example: $100 • 68 x $100 = $6800 • Monthly Google AdWords Spend $4,000 • Google AdWords Cost-Per- Click $4 • $4000 / $4 = 1000 clicks per month • Increased conversion rate: 13.6% • 1000 clicks = 136 conversions • Sale price in this example: $100 • 136 x $100 = $13,600
    13. 13. Net result: 100% increase in sales revenue generated via Google AdWords without spending an extra cent on advertising or marketing. Best of all, in most cases – A/B testing can be setup in a couple of days.
    14. 14. Real examples • Over a pool of approximately 500 A/B tests and approximately 100 clients, I’ve seen increases in conversion rate of 15% - 600% • I’ve never seen an example where there wasn’t opportunity for at least 15% improvement in conversion rate, and the average over 100 clients is around the 150% mark • Average length of engagement was approximately 12 weeks – but those that had the highest increases tended to be closer to 12 months (diminishing returns)
    15. 15. Lessons learned • The tests that you think are going to increase conversion often don’t! (Consumers don’t always behave the way we’d expect or the way we’d hope.) • The most important thing is to test. • If the test produces a negative result, come up with a hypothesises why you think it did and repeat another test. • Continue until you see a positive result.
    16. 16. The Process: Continuous & Never- Ending Testing Loop
    17. 17. “6 Core Conversion Principles” • We created a framework to improve results. • 1. Value Proposition • 2. Increase Relevance • 3. Amplify Desire • 4. Build Trust • 5. Remove Friction • 6. Add Ethical Urgency
    18. 18. How can you get started? • There are a lot of great A/B testing tools out there (including Visual Website Optimizer, Optimizely and Omniture.) • Check out http://visualwebsiteoptimizer.com/ as a starting point (I use it a lot) • Start simple and start small – try with a different headline or a different colour button • There’s some good reading material out there. • I’ve got a book coming out on the more advanced stuff coming out in the next couple months
    19. 19. SEO as a tool for dramatically increasing lead volume
    20. 20. According to research by Google – 15% of browsers click on the ads whereas 85% click on the ‘organic’ SEO results. Why? Because a lot of internet users are aware that the others are paid advertisements and there is a perception that the organic ranked businesses are more trustworthy or ‘better’.
    21. 21. Take-away: If you’ve got a Google AdWords campaign that’s already working for you and generating revenue/profit – search engine optimization (SEO) can (usually) increase your volume of traffic by 100% - 560%
    22. 22. How to do SEO (101)
    23. 23. Google PageRank Formula
    24. 24. Google PageRank Formula (In Simple English) • 1. (Off-page SEO) The more (quality & relevant) links there are to your website (and the pages on your website), the better! • 2. (On-page SEO) Your website should tell Google exactly what it’s about and what kind of searches are relevant to your website. It should also contain words that are relevant to what people are searching for. • Combine (1) and (2) well and you’ve got the basics of SEO right.
    25. 25. What you probably need to know about SEO • It’s constantly changing (Google are updating their formula all the time, often with small updates every month and major updates every couple months.) • The majority of SEO agencies and SEO consultants struggle to keep up with the rate of changes. • Keeping your SEO agency honest can be really hard. (I’ve had the unfortunate task of having to do it for some of my clients.) • There are some SEO agencies and SEO consultants out there that are fantastic. They tend to be the ones that are constantly reading SEO blogs and changing their approach to SEO based on the latest formula changes.
    26. 26. How can you get started? • In most cases, if you’re not using Google AdWords successfully yet, I wouldn’t bother with SEO (yet). • If Google AdWords is working for you right now, look into SEO as a way to multiply what you’re currently doing. • Interview a range of SEO companies – both Australia and international. • Ask them a lot of hard questions. (Google ‘questions to ask before hiring an SEO agency’) • Don’t be afraid to switch around agencies if you’re not seeing the results you’re after. • Understand how to measure what your SEO agency is doing so you can keep them accountable (‘metrics’)
    27. 27. How I went from 0 leads per month to 150+ leads per month using all of the strategies above
    28. 28. 0 leads to 150+ leads per month in 6 months • Step 1: Launch Google AdWords campaign and Facebook Advertising campaign • Step 2: Landing pages for each relevant Google AdWords campaign and Facebook Advertising campaign • Step 3: Turn off all the keywords that aren’t working, increase all the ones that are. • Step 4: A/B test the landing pages. Test the things that are most likely to have the quickest impact in the shortest time. Start with headline, offer, words and then move onto big stuff - dramatic changes in layout, style, videos, complete rewrite, etc. I had two designers working part-time just creating new landing pages to test. • Step 5: Keep launching new A/B tests every couple days and constantly coming up with new ‘test hypothesises’ to improve conversion rate. • All the way through – measure, measure, measure. You need to track closely how your conversion rate is changing and the most important thing to track is your cost-per-lead and you also want to understand/measure your lead quality (which can be determined by asking pre-qualification questions and also indicated by measuring your sales closing ratio.)
    29. 29. An example of a successful A/B test (100% uplift)
    30. 30. Control (Original Home Page)
    31. 31. Variation #1 (Winner) 100% increase in leads without increasing advertising expenditure
    32. 32. • Visual Website Optimizer screenshots, etc.
    33. 33. Where a lot of companies fall over in implementing these strategies
    34. 34. Where a lot of companies fall over in implementing these strategies • Who’s responsible for this stuff again? (Is it the marketing manager? Is it the digital marketing manager? Is it the IT guy? Is it the website guy? Is it the agency?) • Do we have the ‘know how’? • Are we getting bogged down with other things? Source: Conversion Rate Optimization Report 2012
    35. 35. Recap • We’ve seen how companies are using: – Google AdWords to generate leads and sales online – A/B testing and conversion optimisation to increase their online revenue by 15% - 600% in less than 12 months – SEO to multiply the volume of traffic and leads – How I used a range of these strategies to generate 150 leads per month in my own business
    36. 36. Q&A • Questions? Thank you!

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