March 22, 2012
The world of SEO and SEM is changing. Companies used to be able to rely on Pay Per Click (PPC) for their search engine marketing efforts.
In 2012, we find a marketplace with increased Cost Per Click (CPC) for AdWords traffic, as well as a decline in total Click Through Rate (CTR) across a number of search engine advertising platforms. It is estimated that only 15% of all search engine traffic is sent through PPC ads, where as the remaining 85% of clicks come from SEO, or organic / un-paid search engine traffic.
While advertisers are scrambling for new opportunities for web traffic from upstart social networks (Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr), there still proves to be a whole world of customers still searching the web.
The truth is, less consumers are searching from their home computers in 2012. The screen time, and attention span has shifted to the smaller screens of mobile devices like smartphones, tablets, and netbooks. In a fast paced, ever changing marketing environment, it is important to stay on top of the trends.
What are you doing in 2012 to leverage new marketing channels?
March 20, 2012
If you are looking for Portland Oregon SEO services, look no further than Portland Design Company.
Search engine optimization is an important marketing and advertising channel for a large number of businesses. As more and more people around the world gain Internet access through laptops, mobile phones, and tablets, SEO and search engine marketing provide modern businesses a channel to connect with potential consumers wherever, and whenever they conduct the search.
Throughout the United States, companies are leveraging the power of Internet marketing. With Google’s recent emphasis on local search results, it is becoming easier than ever before to appear at the top of search engines for local terms related to your business, and your specific geographic location.
As a Portland SEO company, we find ourselves working with traditional retailers, as well as more high tech businesses in their quest to improve their online presence.
March 13, 2012
The world of marketing is changing faster than ever before. With new technologies popping up almost weekly for your business, it is important to understand the trends within your industry to help you weed out the fly by night opportunities from the real potential.
Terms like SEO, SEM, PPC, ASO, and SMO are flying around the Internet like crazy lately. They all refer to a very specific form of digital marketing.
As we charge further into 2012 SEO is the more important of these acronyms (in our opinion)
If you are not currently well versed in search engine optimization, it may be a good idea to hire an SEO company.
December 11, 2010
Pay Per Click marketing is a great way to get traffic to your site, and lots of it.
But you have to be careful.
If you’re not strategic with your campaigns, you will end up spending a pretty penny before you see any revenues.
Here are three best practices to help your campaign success.
Keep your ad groups small. By keeping a narrow focus with each ad, you can make your offer more relevant to each search.
This has all kinds of benefits. It will keep your click through rate healthy, improve your quality score, and help you optimize your landing pages.
Do keyword research. Lots of it. Each keyword you bid on is essentially it’s own unique market.
By keeping a close eye on emerging search terms, you can get into high volume markets before your competition does.
Include the exact search term on your landing page. You can do this automatically with a script, or you can hardcode it into your site.
This helps conversion, and increases relevance, and makes your visitor feel warm and fuzzy.
And who doesn’t want to feel warm and fuzzy?
July 8, 2010
Business Development Is the Lifeblood of Most Companies
Everybody wants to grow their business.
What’s the difference between those that see success in their business development initiatives, and those that don’t? Persistence.
It’s not about the great idea, there are tons of them.
It’s not about closing the sale at the first meeting, there are tons of opportunities out there.
It is all about persistence. If you aren’t keeping a steady focus on moving towards your goal of growing your business, you are sure to get caught up in all of the “other things” that come up along the way.
April 27, 2010
Web traffic can become an obsession. Some sites need more. Some sites need to monetize their existing traffic. All sites however must know what they are up against when they are optimizing and updating their content.
Effective Search Engine Optimization requires a healthy combination of Keyword Analysis, Backlink Acquisition & On-site Optimization.
The first step in optimizing your website is conducting research and analysis of relevant keywords. Google provides an excellent tool to estimate traffic and competitiveness surrounding certain keywords.
Wordtracker provides another excellent tool for determining specific keywords in a specific industry.
Increasing Backlinks can increase traffic.
The more links you have coming into your site, the more power, relevance and trust your site will have in the eyes of a search engine. For an in depth look at your domain’s backlinks, there is a suite of free tools available here;
These tools will give you an understanding of your pages keyword density, backlinks & overall code structure, to help ensure you are optimizing your content properly.
What Search Engine Optimization Tools do you use?
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