Online Advertising

  • Major Enhancements to Adwords

    How to make your advertising more effective


    Over the past few months Google has rolled out a number of changes and enhancements to Goggle Adwords that should improve your online advertising performance.

    These include:

    • 30 Day Limit for Ad Rotations
    • Better Match Types for Misspellings
    • Location Targeting Improvements
    • Auction Insights
    • Account Labels

    Learn more...

    Jun 04, 2012
  • Should Your Product Page Be Your Landing Page? No

    -how to get more from Adwords and SEO

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    Many people when setting up their online marketing campaigns direct their potential customers to standard product pages or even worse, their homepage. 

    In doing so they miss a golden opportunity to increase their campaign conversion rates and reduce their marketing costs.

    It doesn’t matter if it’s an email, SEO, Adwords, offline or even social media campaign, all can benefit from having personally tailored landing pages.

    Find out how...

    Apr 03, 2012
  • Inspirational Marketing Quotes

    If it doesn;t sell, it isn't creativeSome great quotes from famous and infamous marketing and advertising men courtesy of SEOMoz.

    My favourite is from the original Mad Man himself, David Ogilvy.

    These quotes just as easily apply to the world of online marketing and advertising.

    Read and enjoy.

    Mar 01, 2012
  • Online Advertising: Still Impotent, But Size Matters

    Online advertising continues to be an appalling ineffective way to get customers to your site, according to research published by Google's Doubleclick division last year.

    The click thru rate for online ads in Australia is a pathetic 0.07 %.

    Let me put that another way, that's a 99.93% failure rate.

    Of every 1,000 people who see your ad, only seven will click on it.

    These figures reveal yet again the ugly truth about online ads.

    Of course Google took the “empowering interpretation” that instead of the glass being 99.93% empty, it was 0.03% full.

    Well, you could die of thirst trying to drink from that glass.

    Still Is, and Always Has Been, Impotent

    Dec 18, 2010
  • Does Online Advertising Work?

    The Best Report I've Seen in Awhile

    Online Advertising ReportAdage has just released a report that basically sums up the state of online marketing advertising.

    Titled Building Brands Online, it actually provdes a very detailed look at all the arguments of branding vs direct response, the results of various research into the effectiveness of online advertising, the problems and opportunites faced not just by online marketers but by the marketing and advertisng industry as a whole.

    It's not a light read, but it is an essential one. Sort of like an online marketing and advertsing primer for 2010.

    Some of the interesting points are:

    Traditional offline advertsing still accounts for the vast majority of marketing and advertising spending accounting for:

    Oct 14, 2010
  • Online Advertising - the Last Thing You Should Do

    And the Top Five Things To Do First

    Ninety nine percent of online advertising doesn’t work. Two more reports highlight the appalling click thru rates generated by online ads. One from Adtech and another from ABI.

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    After a study of more than 10 billion banner inquiries across Europe, Adtech found the average click-through rate fluctuates between 0.11% and 0.19%.

    That’s a 99% failure rate for attracting visitors to your site. Any sporting coach with a 99% failure rate would quickly find themselves looking for a different line of work.

    So why do so many people keep wasting huge amounts of money on something that is a total failure: In a word: HOPE.

    But as a good friend of mine always used to say, “Hope is a t*#d with a cherry on top.”

    For those of you who are ready to abandon hope and try the world of effective marketing then enter here.

    Feb 20, 2009
  • Online Advertising Doesn't Work - Yet More Evidence

    I recently came across a DoubleClick report entitled: Video Ad Benchmarks: Average Campaign Performance Metrics, which enthused about how video ads were 5 times more effective than graphic ads.

    “Big deal,” I thought. Traditional graphic ads, banner ads etc have a click thru rate barely above zero, so 5 times zero is still nothing.

    My assessment was confirmed later in the report where it stated: “…the click-rate for plain GIF or JPG image ads based on DoubleClick data is approximately 0.1%”

    So let’s be clear about this. For every 1,000 people who see the ad, only 1 will actually click on it. If you couple that with the appallingly low conversion rates of 2% for most sites, then you need 50,000 people to see the ad just to make one sale.

    Jan 23, 2008
  • Smarter Marketing Blog


    Boost your results today

    Practical Tips you can use right now to improve your marketing.

  • Powerful Copywriting

    Coaching for Online Results

    The smart marketer's secret weapon

    These days content is king, and the company that tells the best story wins.

    Don't trust it to just anyone.

  • Response Boosting Content

    Response boosting Content marketing

    Create Remarkable Content

    Set yourself apart from your competitors.

    Establish yourself as a trusted resource and authority for your potential customers.

  • Conversion Rate Optimisation

    Conversion Rate Optimisation

    Maximise Your Results

    Every interaction is a chance for you to win or lose a customer.

    Make sure you shine in those moments.