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Posts tagged with Paid Search

Ikea: the customer journey from search to checkout and beyond

In which we take a look at the experience of searching for a product, clicking-through to an ecommerce store and purchasing the item, all from a customer’s point of view.

Much like previous investigations on retailers Apple and John Lewis this explores the customer journey in a nutshell, looking at paid search visibility, ad relevancy and the speed and ease of the ecommerce user experience.

This week: Ikea.


Google AdWords new metric helps measure in-store conversion

More than ever, customers are using a variety of ways to interact with your business offline or online. 

This multichannel connectivity means it’s difficult to measure the impact of one particular marketing effort on a conversion, particularly if that conversion happens offline. 


Customer journey from search to checkout: Christmas jumper special

This was going to be a rigorous test of another specific UK fashion retailer’s paid search strategy, through to landing page and eventually checkout. Essentially a complete ecommerce journey from the customer’s point of view.

But then I was bombarded with LED festooned Christmas tree jumpers, wool sweaters featuring Santa with a fake wobbly Santa belly and pullovers with Rudolph’s glowing red nose and things went dramatically off-course.


Apple: the customer journey from search to checkout

In which we take a look at the experience of searching for a product, clicking-through to an ecommerce store and purchasing the item, all from a customer’s point of view.

Much like previous investigations on UK retailers John Lewis and Halfords this explores the customer journey in a nutshell, looking at visibility, relevancy, ease-of-use and speed of experience.


Six paid search tips for a very merry Christmas

Paid search is a key element of marketing campaigns during the festive shopping season.

What should advertisers be focusing on to succeed this year?


10 online marketing statistics we've seen this week

From searches for Disney's Frozen fancy dress costumes to cross channel marketing maturity, it can only be the stats roundup!

The full 10 for today's halloween edition and, of course, there are more online marketing charts and statistics over in the Econsultancy Internet Statistics Compendium.

Enjoy and be well.


What is Google AdWords and how does it work?

If you’re new to the search marketing world or just want a plain-English description of certain phrases and tools in digital, then you’ve come to the right place.

Here we’ll be looking at Google AdWords, Google’s own advertising service which allows you to place search results for your website on a search engine results page (SERP) by paying for them.

There’s no need to wait for your new site to work its way organically up the rankings. By using paid search you can see immediate results and it’s not nearly as difficult to use or expensive as you may think.


Q&A: Jared Field on PPC strategy at REISS

It's pleasing to have so many upper case letters in a headline.

I sent some questions to Jared Field, PPC specialist at high street fashion retailer, REISS.

It's an interesting time for the retailer, with increased numbers of stores and successful expansion into the USA.

Here's what Jared had to say about life on the PPC shop floor.


Five highly effective search marketing campaigns from The Digitals

Search marketing is a tried and trusted digital marketing channel, which is why Google can rely on making several billion dollars each quarter.

Both SEO and paid search can result in huge gains when done right, so it takes something special for a campaign to stand out from the crowd.

If you've been involved in a search marketing campaign that you think is worthy of an award, then enter it into The Digitals, Econsultancy's annual awards celebrating excellence and innovation in digital marketing.

To give you some inspiration here's a round up of five entries we received last year...

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40+ useful statistics from Econsultancy's Q2 reports

Econsultancy's expert team of analysts have continued their sterling work this year, and to highlight some of their excellent research I've rounded up a load of interesting stats from our Q2 reports.

Yes, I am aware that Q2 ended more than a month ago, but the saying "better late than never" is my guiding principle with this post.

It includes data on customer lifetime value, mobile optimisation, paid search, big data, mobile commerce and the UK's top digital agencies.

This by no means includes all of the reports published by Econsultancy this year, so head here to explore our full range.

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10 internet marketing statistics we've discussed this week

We've got so many beautiful stats for you this week.

From native advertising to online TV, paid search spend to site search conversion, social media in travel to banking online. Please enjoy and share at will.

For more online marketing statistics, download our Internet Statistics Compendium...

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Eight interesting digital marketing stats we saw this week

Well hello there, and welcome back to our weekly stats roundup.

This time it includes data about Enhanced Campaigns, Facebook's earnings, analytics tools, Christmas, data privacy and the thorny relationship between CIOs and CMOs.

For more of this type of thing, download the Econsultancy Internet Statistics Compendium...