Your website does not rank on search engines-your web pages do

A big misconception in SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is the confusion between web pages and entire websites. Search Engines look at web pages individually and not entire websites. Your entire website does not rank on Google but your web pages do. When SEO wizards claim that we can make your website rank on the firstContinue reading “Your website does not rank on search engines-your web pages do”

Why are impressions free in Google AdWords advertising?

Contrast the PPC model to all other traditional advertising  models like TV,Radio,Newspaper, Billboard or even Direct Mail. You pay for impressions (or potential views called Cost per Mille – CPM ) without really knowing if your prospect actually saw your ad.

Why marketing attribution continues to be a problem

The backstory starts in the pre-internet age when sales folks were very reluctant to adopt technology because they wanted to keep their leads to themselves. After all, commissions were earned depending on who “closed” the sale. Similarly in direct mail and catalogs, the coupon code and a mailed in  order identified which mailing worked. As digital and internet marketing developed, the legacy metrics were adopted and “last click attribution” became important. If you think about it “last click” or the ad that you clicked mirrored the “sales closing” and fitted neatly with the old direct mail coupon code model. All you had to do was to put a code on the ad, email  and upon checkout just match the ad to the transaction and “Eureka” you had attributed the ad spend, specific email or ad to the purchase. 

Don’t have a mobile website? Why the new iPhone7 should make you worry

The iPhone 7 launched yesterday. The biggest buzz is about the wireless headphones and the removal of the headphone jack.One more urgent reason to make your website mobile friendly. (plug your website URL to the Google Mobile Friendly Test tool to see if you are already mobile friendly). But first more about the iPhone 7Continue reading “Don’t have a mobile website? Why the new iPhone7 should make you worry”

3 questions to ask and decide how much to spend on Google AdWords

Our readers ask How much do I spend on Google AdWords? An earlier post provided the strategy answer and this post presents three questions to ask for coming to a better decision. Here are the questions to ask: What were your inquiries before AdWords? Before AdWords you were getting inquiries. These inquiries could be fromContinue reading “3 questions to ask and decide how much to spend on Google AdWords”

Why value and relevance is so important in Google AdWords and Email Marketing

As Google AdWords users already know the link between keywords—>ad text—-> landing page needs to be really tight and focused on giving value to your customer who is searching. Thus someone looking for “mother’s day roses” should be ideally seeing an ad that says “mother’s day roses ” and lands the visitor on the rosesContinue reading “Why value and relevance is so important in Google AdWords and Email Marketing”

Don’t organize your website by your organization structure: 5 tips for effective website stuctures

The organization chart seems to be an important driver for organizing websites. This reflects “inside-out” thinking rather than “outside -in” Thus you will see websites organized around departments. A prominent flower website has the URL that is organized in typical industrial era format, for e.g. xxflowers.com/categories/valentines ; xxflowers.com/categories/wedding  ; xxflowers.com/categories/anniversary One wonders about reasons forContinue reading “Don’t organize your website by your organization structure: 5 tips for effective website stuctures”

Think Web page not website for PageRank AdRank and SEO

Think about it,whatever way you arrive at a website – you really arrive at a particular page of a website(see an earlier post Your website does not rank on search engines -your web pages do). Sure, if it is a brand you deal with often (say Amazon or Expedia) – then you just type theContinue reading “Think Web page not website for PageRank AdRank and SEO”

Five Tips to align your Website content to your Annual Report

A recent LinkedIn post discussed how there seems to be significant differences between what the biggest companies say on their websites and what they put out on the annual report. Naturally, the annual report is the more recent management thinking on all matters of the organization. In the pre-Google world one could argue that theContinue reading “Five Tips to align your Website content to your Annual Report”

What Google AdWords cannot do for you: Customer Engagement

A question that we get asked often is : ” Can Google AdWords help us get customers?” Our short answer is “Yes” and then in deeper discussion … the but –starts coming in. Google AdWords (or any other form of advertising for that matter) cannot engage your customer after they arrive at your website. WhatContinue reading “What Google AdWords cannot do for you: Customer Engagement”

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