The business-to-business world, including manufacturing, has been slow to jump on the social media bandwagon. Even when manufacturers participate in other forms of digital marketing, they may not see how social media platforms such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, and Facebook can help them achieve their branding and revenue generation objectives. However, when managed well, social media is an important marketing tool for manufacturers. […]
What Is It?
The highest amount you are willing to pay for a click on your pay-per-click ad for a particular keyword.
The value you set for your Max. CPC is not necessarily, and in most cases is not, the amount you will actually pay for a click on your ad. Average CPC will show you how much you are actually paying for clicks on your ads.
Google AdWords accounts have many options for advertising your product and services. One of the first things you’ll need to consider is what type of campaign (or campaigns) you would like to run. It’s important to understand the differences between the various campaign types so you can get the most from your advertising budget.
Two of the most commonly used campaign types within the AdWords interface are Search campaigns and Display campaigns. These campaign types can be used to accomplish different goals, so it’s good to know when it’s best to use one over the other. Let’s take a quick look at some of the differences between the two campaign types. […]
What Are Impressions?
The number of times your ad was shown during a specified time frame.
How Are They Calculated?
Every time your ad is shown, your Impression count is increased by one.
Why Are They Important?
Impressions get your ad in front of your audience. They build brand awareness and get searchers one step closer to completing an action on your website that you want them to complete such as buying a product, requesting more information or downloading a white paper.
You may have heard the phrase “content is king”, but weren’t sure you believed it. After all, you’ve spent so much time, money and effort getting your website in perfect working order. Fresh new design? Check. Responsive to mobile devices? Check. Search engine optimized? Check. What else could you need? Well, quite a bit actually.
Google (and all search engines for that matter) has been changing the way it ranks websites and quality content has become a major component in their ranking algorithms. When you think about it, that makes perfect sense. Google makes most of its money through paid advertising which it displays above, next to and below organic (non-paid) search results. Google wants people to use their search engine as often as possible, as this gives them more changes to show their ads which they hope will get clicked (this is the point at which Google gets paid). If you were to use their search engine and didn’t get the information you needed, you’d stop using their search engine. This is why quality content is so important.
What Is It?
The average amount paid for clicks on an ad.
How Is It Calculated?
Total cost of all clicks on an ad during a specific time frame divided by the total number of clicks on that same ad during that same time frame.
If you haven’t already noticed, Facebook recently changed its algorithm when it comes to the “organic reach” of pages. For most Facebook Page managers, this means your Facebook Page posts are likely showing up in significantly less user newsfeeds – that is, unless you pay to promote your posts. In fact, organic reach has dropped to as low as two percent of total Page likes for some Pages. Facebook says the change is to promote competition and serve users with only the content they want to see, but conveniently for them, it also highly encourages businesses to pay them for consumer engagement. This article from Social Media Today argues that these changes are actually positive for Facebook users and Pages alike, but for many, the jury is still out. Either way, we want to provide you with some practical ways to make the most of these changes so your business can continue thriving on social media. […]
What Is It?
A percentage that represents the number of clicks an ad received in relation to the number of impressions (views) it received.
How Is It Calculated?
The number of clicks is divided by the number of impressions.
Keyword ranking has long been a method used for determining how well your website is performing in the search engines for a specific term. Although this used to be a great tactic, things have changed. Search Engines, Google in particle, have been encrypting more and more of their keyword data making it difficult for website owners to determine which keywords drive traffic to their site. […]
If you want your site to perform well in Search Engines, the best practices to follow are known as White Hat. White Hat marketing is when you put the time and effort and use integrity to create a website that your potential audience will find useful; nothing more, nothing less. There are no skip the lines or get out of jail free cards; if you want your site to rank well, you need to make sure you are following White Hat SEO best practices. […]
Have you considered using LinkedIn as a way to promote your business? LinkedIn is an emerging network for business professionals to connect and share ideas. What’s great about using LinkedIn to advertise is that you can target specific industries, job titles, and companies by size. You can also narrow it down by location. Not sure if LinkedIn is right for your company? Check out this article that explains popular social media platforms and what companies will benefit the most from having those platforms. Here is a quick run through of creating your first LinkedIn Campaign. […]
Unless you’ve been under a rock for the past 15 years, you know that email has become a very prominent marketing tool for businesses. The reason? It works! Compared to all other online marketing methods, email consistently delivers the best click-thru and conversion rates.
Here are some tips to help you get the best results from email marketing.