8 Keyword Research Tools for Search Engine Marketing in China

KoMarketing Associates

When I am thinking of a keyword research project, I like to think of it like fishing. It’s the same with keyword research – you have to cast a wide net to find the right “fish.” No matter if you are an expert with 10+ years’ experience or a beginner, an appropriate keyword research process with the right tools can build a foundation for success in SEO or PPC. In a previous blog, we mentioned that there are many search engine options in China.

Search Engine Advertising in China Starts With Knowing the Market

KoMarketing Associates

Search engine advertising is an effective way to boost website traffic and generate leads – and, when done correctly, many have found it is the most effective way. Knowing the market well is the key to start a successful search engine advertising campaign. However, the tools used to execute search engine campaigns are different. In China, Baidu search engine has Baidu Phoenix Nest Promotion, a paid advertising platform similar to Google Adwords.

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12 myths vs. reality on Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Biznology

A few numbers for your consideration: 80% of visitors to a website begin by typing keywords in the query box of a search engine. 42% click on the website in the #1 position on the search page. These facts prove, if your brand is on the internet, a high rank on the search engines is a requirement to generate business. As it turns out, building a beautiful website and getting your site to the top of search engines are two very different skills.

Search Engine Marketing and Optimization

QuanticMind

That got me thinking creatively about how we manage our keywords. If you are a performance marketer (like me) you would agree that we often pay too much attention to our set of top keywords. We are ready to bid and pay Google, Bing, and Amazon any amount to get our ads in the top positions for that keyword or set of keywords. We know that those queries/keywords, i.e. chocolate ice cream and strawberry ice cream, have topped our sales charts over and over again.

26 Awesome Search Engine Marketing Guides

Webbiquity

Search engine marketing (SEM) accounts for roughly three out of every eight dollars spent on digital advertising , with Google alone commanding 31% of the market. That share is even larger within the b2b marketing space, and for good reasons: 88% of b2b buyers conduct online research before making business purchasing decisions, and nearly half of b2b tech buyers say they’ve discovered brands they weren’t previously aware of through a search engine.

Seven Expert Search Engine Marketing Guides

Webbiquity

Done properly, search engine marketing (a.k.a. SEM, paid search, PPC) is a powerful complement to SEO and an effective tactic on its own. SEM enables enterprises to rank for specific search terms immediately (including terms for which it would difficult to rank organically), target traffic to specific landing pages, test everything (keywords, bid levels, ad copy, landing page design), and precisely quantify ROI based on sales or leads generated.

The 17 Best Keyword Research Tools for SEO and SEM

Webbiquity

Despite some misleading chatter to the contrary, SEO is not dead , and keywords still matter. What is true is that search engines have improved their semantic capabilities, meaning they look for the meaning in each block of text rather than just specific phrases. That is, search engine algorithms understand that words like “car,” “motor vehicle” and “automobile” are synonyms. That’s where keyword research comes in.

Best Search Engine Marketing Tips of 2009, Part 2

Webbiquity

While more than 80% of companies now use paid search in some form (primarily AdWords), many of these programs are under-optimized and not delivering the results they could be. How can search marketers use techniques like testing and keyword match types to improve results? How important are branded terms in paid search? Does PPC advertising help with branding? 10 tips for extending paid search growth by iMedia Connection. by Search Engine Journal.

5 Ways B2B Technology Companies Can Build PPC Negative Keyword Lists

KoMarketing Associates

Running a successful PPC campaign for a B2B technology company goes beyond coming up with a robust set of keywords to bid on. With search queries from potential customers changing at such a fast pace in the industry, it is essential to not only determine when an ad should appear, but also when it shouldn’t. This is where highly targeted negative keyword lists come into play. This will save a company money by avoiding being shown on irrelevant search queries.

The Ultimate Guide to SEM (Search Engine Marketing)

Hubspot

Search Engine Marketing, or SEM, is one of the most effective ways to grow your business and reach new customers. However, their paid "Summer Shoes" ad, circled above, ranks as the first search result overall. With 35% of product searches starting on Google, and the average Google search lasting only a minute , it's critical your business's product or service appear at the top of a SERP when a user is searching for it. Google Ads Keyword Planner.

Better Together: How to Improve B2B Lead Quality with SEO and PPC

KoMarketing Associates

A) Pay per click search advertising. B) Search engine optimization. PPC and SEO both have their strengths and weaknesses, and you can use them independently. Let’s review the basic pros and cons of PPC and SEO, then talk about using them together. The Pros and Cons of PPC and SEO. Then you’ll like PPC. You can see which keywords your ads are showing up for, and which keywords convert (or not). The benefits of organic search.

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PPC Lead Generation: If You Want Better Leads, Start Asking Questions

KoMarketing Associates

It’s not enough to just get more leads anymore with ppc lead generation. And that’s why lead qualification has become a core part of any good lead generation program, whether you’re doing ppc lead generation or any other kind of lead gen. PPC lead generation marketers, in particular, may want to up their game when it comes to lead qualification. The average cost per click rises every year, and so to stay profitable, ppc marketers have to always be improving their campaigns.

21 PPC Lead Generation Tools for More High-Quality Leads

KoMarketing Associates

Getting higher-quality leads is a great goal, but it means you have to think more strategically about your ppc lead generation advertising. So while many of the tools we’ve listed here are expressly for ppc, a couple are for optimizing what happens after the click. Some of these ppc tools may be brand new to you, some will be familiar. PPC Lead Generation Competitive Analysis Tools. SEMRush is another competitive analysis tool that can be used for both SEO and PPC.

Best Search Engine Marketing Tips of 2009, Part 1

Webbiquity

Keep your search marketing program growing? Discover the answers to these questions and others here in some of the best posts on search engine marketing of last year. Finding The Optimal Cost-Per-Lead by Search Engine Land. 9 things you MUST know before you start any conversion rate optimization by Search Engine People. Finding Google AdWords Super Converter Keywords by MediaPost Online Media Daily.

Utilizing Revenue-per-Click to Calculate PPC Keyword Value

QuanticMind

How do you determine a search keyword’s value? Are you making data-driven bid optimization decisions based on keyword data? Should you be focused on keyword revenue-per-click in your PPC campaigns? Search keywords. What we do know is this: keywords are the lifeblood of paid search. PPC Keyword Value. You would look at it and say: “If we pause this keyword, how much will revenue decrease?

Client Spotlight: Launch Delivers Search Engine Marketing Results

Launch Marketing

When Launch’s anonymous client recognized an opportunity to elevate its search engine marketing efforts, they looked to Launch Marketing to provide advisement and execution for their pay-per-click (PPC) campaigns and to increase their organic web traffic via search engine optimization (SEO). Launch developed and executed an array of PPC campaigns for this mid-market security organization that delivered more than 1.5 The Project.

Survey: PPC Advertisers Must Be More Mindful of B2B Buyers’ Search Intent

KoMarketing Associates

There are many reasons why customers click on paid-per-click (PPC) advertisements, but new research suggests that they may turn to certain webpages over others because they directly answer their search queries and provide relevant content. Clutch recently surveyed 506 people who clicked on PPC ads to learn more about why they seek them out. Statistics showed that most people (33 percent) click on a paid search ad because it directly answers their search query.

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5 Ways to Improve B2B PPC Performance with SERP Features

KoMarketing Associates

In the world of PPC, there are many tools advertisers can use in order to improve performance. Some cost money, like SEMRush, but have a wide variety of features, like competitive research, keyword ideas and traffic estimates. Others, like Google’s Keyword Planner , offer a narrower set of tools for free. That tool is Google’s search engine results page (SERP). If this is the case, the keyword chosen might not be the right fit. Find “Related To” Searches.

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Targeting Branded vs. SEO Keywords: Which Should You Focus On?

Single Grain

The search engine’s goal is to provide users with the best possible results and there’s no doubt that some users prefer the “known quantity” of a brand website than the potential risk of an unknown competitor. So if you want better rankings and higher conversions, owning your branded keywords and/or generating searches for your brand is crucial. However, simply jumping to optimize branded search terms might not be the best strategy for your specific situation.

The Top 10 B2B Digital Marketing Strategies for 2020

Webbiquity

Searching for market reports for your industry is a good starting point. You can use search operators to find information about specific market segments on targeted websites. For example, Forbes often covers financial technology and software (fintech), so if that’s your target market, you may want to do a search like this: site:forbes.com fintech software. Search engine optimization (SEO) starts during the development of a website. Search Network PPC Ads.

11 Key Factors In Building Landing Pages for B2B Search Engine Marketing Initiatives

KoMarketing Associates

One of the most direct ways B2B marketers can improve SEO, PPC, and ultimately lead generation initiatives is through the development of landing pages, designed to showcase individual content marketing assets. Basically, every content marketing asset can serve as an opportunity to be found in search results. As such, they need a unique place online, through the B2B organization’s website, to serve as a “home base” for lead generation and search visibility.

8 Steps to Open a Baidu PPC Account

KoMarketing Associates

Opening a Baidu PPC account is much more complicated than creating a Google Adwords account. As an agency, we continue to receive many inquiries about setting up Baidu PPC accounts from western companies new to Chinese digital marketing. Many of them are reaching out because they don’t know where to start or are confused about the search advertising regulations in China. Site loading experience can influence Baidu website verification as well as the results of PPC campaigns.

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Friend or Frenemy: the Synergy Between SEO and PPC

QuanticMind

When it comes to Search Engine Marketing (SEM) programs, the question of the synergy between SEO and PPC eventually comes into play. Here’s everything you need to know about the relationship between SEO and PPC. What is SEO and PPC? Search Engine Optimization, or SEO , is the process of getting traffic from the organic (unpaid) search results on search engines. See the RED box in Figure 1 for examples of PPC results.

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What to Include in a B2B PPC Proposal

KoMarketing Associates

We can also agree that the B2B PPC space is getting smarter, faster, and more demanding. In B2B PPC management , the team is usually taking custody of several crucial advertising channels from a client. Take the opportunity here to begin to show knowledge of the keyword space and the type of audience you will be looking to engage with. A B2B PPC proposal helps differentiate your firm from the dozens of other potential suitors that your prospective client could engage with.

7 Tips and Tricks For Better PPC Keyword Research

QuanticMind

It might be surprising but your keyword list is one of the most important tools behind an effective PPC advertising campaign — for a lot of reasons. Among other things you need to have an arsenal of relevant, high search volume keywords to hone in on and directly target your key sectors of your audience. You also need to constantly identify high-value keywords that your competitors have overlooked to stay ahead of your them.

How to Use Long Tail Keywords to Boost PPC Search Traffic

QuanticMind

There are lots of ways to improve PPC campaign performance by changing your keyword targeting strategy. You could get results by optimizing bids and audience targeting for broad match search terms with a high search volume. But it’s also possible to attract more traffic and optimize your ad spend by targeting long tail keywords in Adwords. Here’s everything you need to know about using long tail keywords effectively to improve PPC performance.

SMX West 2017 Top 3 PPC Takeaways: Attribution, Local Search Engine Marketing, Audience Targeting

QuanticMind

The biggest search engine marketing conference of Q1 is behind us. Let’s review the three biggest PPC trends and insights from SMX West 2017 on attribution, targeting and local search. Join our webinar for even more actionable local search tactics. SMX West 2017 – the Q1 trade show that unites search engine marketing professionals with prospective clients and search publishers in Google’s backyard – is behind us.

8 Steps to Open a Baidu PPC Account

KoMarketing Associates

Opening a Baidu PPC account is much more complicated than creating a Google Adwords account. As an agency, we continue to receive many inquiries about setting up Baidu PPC accounts from western companies new to Chinese digital marketing. Many of them are reaching out because they don’t know where to start or are confused about the search advertising regulations in China. Site loading experience can influence Baidu website verification as well as the results of PPC campaigns.

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Baidu PPC Versus Google AdWords: 8 Key Differences

KoMarketing Associates

B2B marketers familiar with search engine advertising on Google AdWords will likely find it easier to understand Baidu PPC. However there are key differences between Baidu PPC and Google AdWords as well. To help B2B marketers gain a better sense of the nuances of Baidu PPC, I’ve come up with more than a dozen distinctions between the two paid ad platforms ranging from account and settings to management and optimization. It’s not as simple with Baidu PPC.

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PPC Lead Generation: If You Want Better Leads, Start Asking Questions

KoMarketing Associates

It’s not enough to just get more leads anymore with ppc lead generation. And that’s why lead qualification has become a core part of any good lead generation program, whether you’re doing ppc lead generation or any other kind of lead gen. PPC lead generation marketers, in particular, may want to up their game when it comes to lead qualification. The average cost per click rises every year, and so to stay profitable, ppc marketers have to always be improving their campaigns.

Incorporate Long Tail Keywords into the Mix for SEO Success

Biznology

One of the first steps of an SEO campaign is keyword research. The keywords lay the groundwork for the campaign and influence every decision that is made thereafter. Two of the most important things to pay attention to when conducting keyword research are the relevancy of the keyword and its search volume. A high search volume also means high competition and it could take years to begin to see any traction. It is less expensive for PPC.

4 Tools and Tactics to Generate More Leads with Baidu PPC

KoMarketing Associates

Successful conversions start with an initial touchpoint: a website visit, a PPC ad, or a social media post. As many B2B marketers know, PPC is an effective way to generate leads in both China and the US. However, to run an effective PPC campaign in China, B2B marketers need to have an understanding of cultural differences and the unique features of the Baidu PPC platform. Form submission is an essential tactic of PPC that’s used broadly across B2B businesses.

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5 Key Considerations for Setting Up a Baidu PPC Account

KoMarketing Associates

Baidu is the world’s largest Chinese search engine and holds more than a 60% share in the Chinese search engine market. Baidu PPC Advertising is one mechanism for B2B companies to enter Chinese market via online marketing. B2B marketers looking to set up a Baidu PPC account should take the following 5 points into consideration: Baidu Divisions and Resellers Only Accept Local Clients. Lead Generation Search Engine Advertising Search Engine Marketing Blog

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How To Illustrate Popular B2B PPC Performance Metrics

KoMarketing Associates

We often are presented with a range of unique challenges when trying to demonstrate the value and impact of our search engine advertising campaigns. So what is the best way to report on the day to day activities of a paid search campaign, allowing advertisers to get a better picture or understanding of the value behind their paid search statistics? Clicks to site measure how many visitors paid search drove to the client’s landing page.

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How to Solve PPC Keyword Cannibalization

QuanticMind

Optimizing your ROI is a challenging, seemingly endless, process in the highly competitive world of search engine marketing (SEM). That of course includes implementing best practices around keywords, as well as staying on top of any unanticipated PPC roadblocks — like keyword cannibalization. . A costly, oftentimes unrecognized, consequence of this can be keyword cannibalization across entire PPC programs.

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How to Play PPC Like Fantasy Football

KoMarketing Associates

As a Paid Search Advertising Manager at KoMarketing, my job is to pretty much do the same. Looking at the parallels between the Fantasy sports world and paid search marketing , it’s easy to see that both can be approached in the same competitive manner. Paid search marketing works in much the same way. You talk to the client, figure out their needs, research the landing pages, strategize, and then “draft” your keyword list/ad creative in the hopes that it will be successful.

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A PPC Optimization Checklist for the B2B Marketer

KoMarketing Associates

One of the key responsibilities of a search marketing agency is in staying up to date on enhancements, features, and new functionality associated with the search engine marketing space. Monitoring updates, testing new features, and regularly examining and optimizing tactics are all key components of a successful search engine marketing strategy – however, sometimes we need to go back to the basics and make sure we are utilizing the tried and true best practices.

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