SEO 101: Black Hat and White Hat SEO Practices

On May 22nd, 2012, wrote:

The terms “white hat” and “black hat” originate from old serial westerns, in which audiences could instantly tell the good guys from the bad guys by the color of their hats. Today, the terms are most commonly used to describe differences in techniques webmasters, web site owners, SEO professionals and Internet marketers employ to promote their sites — or perhaps more accurately, differences in philosophies regarding what type of techniques to choose to achieve this promotion. One thing remains unchanged from the original definitions, however. Individuals who fall into the black hat camp are often considered more dubious than those who fall into the white hat camp. In general terms, white hat search engine optimization, or SEO, techniques include those that are both legally irreproachable and above board. If you are in doubt on whether a particular SEO strategy would be considered white hat or black hat, examining relevant search engine policy can give you a good idea. Of course, – Read the full article

Are Your Search Engine Ads Looking Sharp or Falling Flat?

On May 15th, 2012, wrote:

Your online ad is running regularly. It gets a few clicks each time it runs, but you know it should be doing a lot more to promote your business. Unlike traditional ads, which appear before large numbers of people who may or may not respond to it, search engine ads (online advertising) only appear in front of people who have already shown an interest in the product or business.  However, this level of targeting is only possible when the right elements are in place. Why isn’t my ad working? The ultimate goal of any ad is to generate sales and revenue. If your ad isn’t delivering the results you want, take a look at some of these possible reasons. Keywords: The keywords you use to place your ad need to be broad enough to appear on multiple searches, but specific enough to accurately reach your intended market. Copy and Graphics: You only have a few seconds to make your pitch, so make – Read the full article

Managing Your Google AdWords Budget

On May 14th, 2012, wrote:

Google Adwords gives you a lot of freedom about how you wish to spend your pay-per-click advertising cash, and it is knowing these methods in and out that can allow you to squeeze a lot more bang for your buck out of a limited online advertising budget. The key is continual testing, measuring and adjusting. With Google Adwords you can set limits on your budget in a number of ways. You can set a daily limit and a limit on the cost of individual clicks. Using these options can stop your advertising from running out of control, but it also needs to be done in a measured way. If your daily budget is low when compared to the cost of your keywords, then your advertisements will not appear every time there is a matching search, such that they will begin to appear more sporadically. This will affect the general throughput of visitors to your site through Adwords. Tips on Managing Your Google AdWords Budget Setting – Read the full article

Choose The Best Type Of Paid Web Traffic For Your Online Business

On April 23rd, 2012, wrote:

Web traffic is the fuel of your online business. But not all kinds of traffic are equally good. Choosing the right type of traffic to promote your website depends on several factors, such as what your goals are and how much money you are willing to spend. Testing is also important to discover what works better for your site. Paid traffic is all about ROI (Return of Investment), and as a webmaster, online marketer, or investor you should be looking for the least expensive alternatives of Web traffic that deliver the greatest possible results. Buying traffic is the easiest way to promote your website without SEO (Search Engine Optimization); however, it is advisable to combine both strategies for long-term success. It’s not a good idea to rely exclusively on one source of online traffic. Popular Types Of Paid Web Traffic: PPC (Pay Per Click) Pay-per-click is the favorite type of advertising for revenue-oriented Web businesses and the one that brings – Read the full article

Top 5 Adwords Default Settings to Optimize for Improved Performance

On January 6th, 2012, wrote:

A potential pitfall for many new Adwords advertising is simply the false pretense that Google’s default Adwords settings are in the best interest for all advertisers. That’s simply not the case. Here are a handful of tips that can take just minutes but provide a significant lift in your online advertising campaign performance. 1. Review your location and language settings Google defaults each new campaign to target theUnited StatesandCanada. If you don’t ship internationally, this is a clear opportunity to narrow your targeting. If you are a localized business serving a specific area there is further opportunity to narrow in your focus by targeting a specific state, city or even specific mile radius surrounding your business location. Advanced Tip* If you are targeting multiple countries, set up separate campaigns for each country. Each geographic area will perform differently due to variances in search behavior. Separate campaigns will provide you much deeper insight into each location’s performance and allow for smarter decisions – Read the full article

Using Current Internet Technology To Improve Your Advertising Campaign

On December 27th, 2011, wrote:

The Internet has definitely changed the way we interact with both friends and family and with businesses and consumers, with the Web becoming an important way for companies to target and advertise their products and services to customers. And if you’re looking for great ways to reach out to potential consumers, then the latest raft of current Internet technology could help you. The Internet has become our first port of call when it comes to accessing information, mainly thanks to its speed and ease of use. And with more homes, schools, and businesses making use of online services, online advertising is now big business. Gone are the days of mass print runs and expensive magazine and newspaper spreads. Now, with cable Internet providers offering fast connection speeds, E-mailing and mobile phones have become the new way to communicate. And the advertising and online marketing professionals have seen this change and made sure their campaigns follow suit. Advertising using the Internet has become – Read the full article

More Pay Per Click Tips and Tricks: Why You Need PPC Tracking

On March 14th, 2011, wrote:

Most businesses and websites that invest in Pay-per-Click (PPC) campaigns know the basics of running one. They’d also know that the most important element of any PPC campaign is keyword research: spending time on finding out what phrases will be the most useful for your website when set against the cost of the most commonly used phrases in your business sector. Keyword research and keyword selection make up the single most important job for any website, and finding the balance between the most commonly used phrases and value for money when competing with your rivals can often make or break the performance – and value – of your campaign. Once you have mastered the basics of keyword research, it is possible to dig deeper into the more sophisticated arts of Pay-per-Click and hone your PPC strategies and skills even more. One way of doing this is through Pay-per-Click tracking. PPC tracking allows you to evaluate the Pay-per-Click campaigns you have – Read the full article

How Can a PPC Management Company Improve Your Business?

On January 16th, 2011, wrote:

Successful modern businesses know that the best way to cash in on an ever-decreasing post-credit crunch consumer market is to gain trade online. Any entrepreneur who has noted the decline in passing high street trade and dipped their toe into the web market will know that gaining a share of online business is a complex process. One extremely important piece of the Web marketing puzzle is pay-per-click (or PPC) advertising. What is PPC? PPC advertising offers businesses access to an intensely targeted range of online marketing services. Depending on their own needs and the perceived habits of their potential client base, websites can draw in customers using a number of clever targeting techniques. PPC advertising is offered by online giants, such as Google and Yahoo, and by social networking sites like Facebook. It also comes in bespoke form through professional PPC companies, who can place PPC anchor text links in web copy posted on third-party sites and blogs. Choosing a PPC – Read the full article