2. Techniques Search Marketing - Online PR - Online partnerships – Offline communication – Interactive ads – Opt in – Viral marketing Web site and micro sites
3. Timing Traditional advertising has fixed duration campaigns Specific campaigns also used for traffic building Also continuous traffic building activities
Summary Traffic quality is high if visitors are with in target market and they respond in line with objectives.
Search engine marketing Q. How important are search engines for web site promotion? A. Very 90% of users use search engines
Sites available to search engines All the web 10 billion pages Unregistered sites, inaccessible sites, data bases Search engine registered sites Directories
Search engine marketing techniques 1.Search engine optimisation 2.Pay per click 3.Trusted feed including paid for inclusion Companies specialise in search engine marketing example : iprospectiprospect
Paid Search Vs Organic Search Paid Search Has Only Slight Edge in Conversion Rates over Organic Search, According to a WebSideStory Study WebSideStory Study
Search Engine Optimisation How are search engine result pages produced? How do you register on a search engine? Example: or
Search Engine Optimisation Cont… It is recommended that automated submission tools are not used as these can be considered spamming. If you are linked from other sites many search engines will automatically index you. Use the following search in Google inurl:www.ozrural.com
Key Phrase Analysis Keyphrase analysis tools from vendors such as Example (Car insurance):- 1.Comparison/quality – compare car insurance 2.Adjective – cheap car insurance 3.Intended use – high milage car insurance 4.Product type – holiday car insurance Think of some others Key word suggestion tool OvertureOverture
Improving Search Engine Ranking Through SEO 1.Frequency of occurrence in body copy 2.Number of inbound links 3.Inclusion in directories such as dmozdmoz 4.Title HTML Tag 5.Meta tags 6.Hidden graphic text
Example of Hidden Text
Pay per click (PPC) Pay for each click rather than display Ranking depends on highest bidded cost per click Popular when very competitive industry e.g. gaming, insurance, retail Small companies can respond quickly to changes – Google Dance and may rank well beyond rightful position as corporations much slower to act.
Managing Pay per Click Need to evaluate maximum PPC Manage each PPC phrase so bid amount competitive Watch for fake clicks
Search Engine Summary Ensure representation on main search engines Complete key phrase analysis Start search optimisation initiative Maximise links to from different sites. Run link building campaign Review relevance of Pay per click to ensure ROI
Online PR Maximise favourable mentions of your company Online reputation management Different to traditional PR Examples of online PR – communicating with media online; link building; blogs and RSS; managing how your brand is presented on third party sites; creating a buzz – viral marketing
Online Partnerships Three key types of partnerships 1.Link building – obtaining links from third party sites 2.Affiliate marketing – also offline e.g. AppleApple 3.Online sponsorship; a long term arrangement to associate a brand with a site or part of a site. Example WebTrends sponsor customer information channel on ClickZ.comClickZ.com
Interactive Advertising Can help build site traffic but also brand building. Rich media and large format ads effective by placement on specialised portals Acquiring customers by banner CPM is expensive and other methods often preferable particularly Affiliate Advertising
Opt-in Three main options – 1.Cold campaigns 2.Co-branded (eg your bank sends insurance offer) 3.Third party e-newsletter – ad, sponsorship or PR (editorial) in newsletter. 4.IF IS NOT OPT IN IT IS SPAM WHICH IS ILLEGAL
Viral Marketing Traffic built through (virtual word of mouth) or real word of mouth to spread from one person to the next
Offline Traffic Building Advertising Word of mouth PR Direct mail and physical reminders
Control Control activities to assess effectiveness of campaign against objectives of traffic quality; cost of visitor; customer acquisition for different techniques. Log file analysis important for evaluation
Resourcing Achieving right balance of – Promotion Service and design Online and offline promotion/campaign activities Resourcing Decisions for Campaigns Banner run length Ad-weighting Targeting Campaign size
Conclusion Traffic building dependent on setting targets for quantity and quality and using combined onlne/offline techniques Search engine and pay per click marketing to ensure visability Build online PR and review online potential partners Different types of interactive ads to build brands
Conclusion (cont..) Opt in effective communication Viral emarketing Offline communications essential Control supported by web analytics Resourcing issues involve budgeting – site creation, maintenance, advertising.
Test next week Thursday 1 st November. Time Rooms - I have booked 2 computer labs and a classroom. B905 and B903 and room C903.