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A Few Essential KPIs in Digital Marketing – Digital Vault – Medium

The beauty of are results forecast before the campaign; and measurable and trackable results after the campaign as well as optimization over time to enhance the business results. DIGICOM adopts performance based approach of digital marketing. Objectives are translated into quantitative Key performance Indicators, say nos of views, web traffic, sales and revenue. All campaign implementations details are driven towards achieving the quantitative goals.

A holistic digital marketing strategy and tactful implementation is your answer to increase sales revenue. The prevailing trend among traditional and digital marketers are to understand the operation / execution sides and nuts and bolts of the digital marketing for realistic planning strategy, better communication with vendors or inhouse execution of marketing campaigns for faster market response and better safeguard of your audience big data.

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We could create a huge list with all the KPIs that exist for each field of digital marketing, but it would be a very long task. In order to simplify and go deeper into each one of them, we can divide these into three categories as follows:

 

In digital marketing, everything can be measured. It’s important to define an appropriate strategy for each occasion, and it’s equally important to figure out the way to measure its repercussions. The key is in using the KPIs that are most adequate for each action, because if we choose an adequate strategy but we make mistakes in the way we measure it, we won’t be able to quantify the value of our actions.

 

The acronym stands for Key Performance Indicator, which is simply a measurement element that offers quantitative information that is real and interesting about some aspect of our work. We won’t use the same performance indicators in a Facebook ad campaign, say, to analyze the results of capturing leads or the status of an online store.

 

Let’s take a look at an example: Imagine that your company invests a certain amount of money in an online marketing action in order to increase sales, for instance, of an online store, and once it gets started, they realize something is not working quite right, but they don’t really know what it is. How to reverse this situation? Where is the flaw? What can be optimized? Here is where we introduce the concept of KPI.

 

The ability to measure our actions on a detailed level is one of the greatest advantages of online marketing when compared to traditional marketing. We cannot analyze data effectively if we have made mistakes in the previous step, measuring our actions. A good measurement is key to predict the consumers’ behavior as we check if our actions are having the desired effect.

 

 

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5 reasons why single page website are bad for SEO

One page design layout is recent trend of website design. However it may not be good to because less focus on one single keyword theme (unless your entire website only focus on one keyword theme). Other non-SEO friendly elements include slower page load time. On top of web page design layout, many issues on website design , IA, website architecture, web copy content, programming during will affect the organic searchability of your website upon launch. If you are planning a website revamp project, it is recommended that the website development process is led and driven by an SEO expertised project manager.

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A beautiful website alone will not earn you much website traffic or sales revenue. A holistic strategy and tactful implementation is your answer to increase sales revenue. The prevailing trend among traditional and digital marketers are to understand the operation / execution sides and nuts and bolts of the digital marketing for realistic planning strategy, better communication with vendors or inhouse execution of marketing campaigns for faster market response and better safeguard of your audience big data.

DIGICOM Academy is pleased to announce as the educational partner of Digital Marketing Institute (DMI) based in Dublin. Enroll in Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing course; and earn the globally recognized, industry validated and academically credit rated certificate to advance your career. Studying with DIGICOM Academy, you got extra 6 hours on step-by-step guides of dashboard training on ad platform and technical tools taught by Digital Marketing Pioneers.

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1) Only one keyword phrase: Today it’s commonly believed by SEO types that you can only successfully optimise any given website page for one keyword phrase. So having a single page site, means you can only target a single keyword phrase. Which is a bit pants right?

 

Yes I’ll admit they look super cool and funky. They’re also work really well for responsive design, which obviously is a plus if a fair proportion of your traffic comes via mobile devices:

 

There are some gorgeous SPW out there that use lovely transitions to separate the various sections. A more fancy pants term for the effect is the parallax scrolling effect. Essentially it’s achieved by moving different background images with different speed and creates a wonderful feeling of fluidity and movement.

 

If you’re not sure what I mean Single Page Websites (SPWs) are basically long, scrolling websites where all the content is contained on a single page. The navigation links at the top essentially work as anchor links, jumping you down to the relevant section rather than taking you to a new page.

 

Oct 2015 update: Since writing this more work has been done on ways of making Single Page websites SEO friendly. Here’s a good resource to help you understand how to make your single page websites more SEO friendly Search Engine Land

 

 

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Introducing Google Marketing Platform

“Through the DIGICOM platform, we were able to generate north of HK$600,000 in revenue and 1600+ sales at a ROAS of 10+ during one single quarter; through programmatic advertising and creative targeting Strategy” This is the compliment from our client on programmatic advertising, Hong Kong Rugby Union.

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Programmatic Advertising is good at generating both brand awareness and conversions. The prevailing trend among traditional and digital marketers are to understand the operation / execution sides and nuts and bolts of the for realistic planning strategy, better communication with vendors or inhouse execution of marketing campaigns for faster market response and better safeguard of your audience big data.

DIGICOM Academy is pleased to announce as the educational partner of Digital Marketing Institute (DMI) based in Dublin. Enroll in Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing course; and earn the globally recognized, industry validated and academically credit rated certificate to advance your career. Studying with DIGICOM Academy, you got extra 5 hours on step-by-step guides of dashboard training on ad platform and technical tools taught by Digital Marketing Pioneers.

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In the U.S., adidas has started working more collaboratively across their digital teams to share insights and get a deeper understanding of their customers. Chris Murphy, Head of Digital Experience, describes their approach:

 

In our recent survey of global marketing organizations, we learned that the priority for marketers is to better understand their customers. By offering tools that make it easy to collaborate and share insights, Google Marketing Platform helps achieve this customer-first approach to marketing.

 

Google Marketing Platform brings together DoubleClick Digital Marketing and the Google Analytics 360 Suite to help you plan, buy, measure and optimize digital media and customer experiences in one place. Google Marketing Platform helps you deliver more relevant and effective marketing, while ensuring that you respect your customers’ privacy and give them control over their data.

 

Of course, changes in technology have meant changes for digital marketers. There’s been an explosion of channels, formats and data. Consumers are also more aware of how they’re being marketed to and how their data is being used—and they want more control.

 

The online world was very different when DoubleClick debuted in 1996. Things we take for granted today, like texting emoji, sharing funny YouTube videos, or taking smartphone selfies were all years away.

 

 

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Lookalike modelling: the ad industry technique demystified | Media Network | The Guardian

“Through the DIGICOM platform, we were able to generate north of HK$600,000 in revenue and 1600+ sales at a ROAS of 10+ during one single quarter; through programmatic advertising and creative targeting Strategy” This is the compliment from our client on programmatic advertising, Hong Kong Rugby Union.

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Programmatic Advertising is good at generating both brand awareness and conversions. The prevailing trend among traditional and digital marketers are to understand the operation / execution sides and nuts and bolts of the for realistic planning strategy, better communication with vendors or inhouse execution of marketing campaigns for faster market response and better safeguard of your audience big data.

DIGICOM Academy is pleased to announce as the educational partner of Digital Marketing Institute (DMI) based in Dublin. Enroll in Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing course; and earn the globally recognized, industry validated and academically credit rated certificate to advance your career. Studying with DIGICOM Academy, you got extra 5 hours on step-by-step guides of dashboard training on ad platform and technical tools taught by Digital Marketing Pioneers.

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This is a very complex process, demanding rigorous methodology and huge amounts of computational power, but the end result is hugely advantageous: find people who behave in the same way as your customers, but who haven’t bought your product yet.

 

So what does a lookalike model actually look like? Say a washing machine manufacturer is having a sale and wants to encourage online purchases. We’d place a pixel on the sale confirmation page and analyse the behaviour that purchasers have undertaken elsewhere on the web (completely anonymously, of course). This group is analysed in order to reveal online behaviours that rank most highly amongst people with a propensity to buy washing machines.

 

Lookalike modelling is critical in programmatic buying – it’s the methodology advertisers use to define the users they’re after on ad exchanges. Yet there’s a distinct lack of transparency about how it’s done, consequently, it’s an area often least understood by buyers and owners.

 

This is particularly true in media planning and buying where technology and automation (aka ‘programmatic buying’) is burgeoning. So, I’ll aim to demystify the science behind one crucial approach in this field – the ‘lookalike’ model.

 

Marketers are bombarded with a bewildering amount of technology and science purporting to help them advertise more effectively. Whilst many of these may help there’s little doubt it’s harder for marketers to ‘look under the hood’ to assess whether these really deliver the right audiences they claim to.

 

 

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Google Search Engine Share

Google in most countries account for a majority of market share in search volume. The very few countries that Google is not a major player are China (Baidu), S. Korea (Naver), and Russia (Yandex). This explained why in our previous blogs, we spent much focus on Google and its algorithms.

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Search Marketing is only one of the media touchpoint in the consumer journey, more targeting to the advocacy stage in the buying cycle. To maximize the results of , a omnichannel media strategy is recommended. The prevailing trend among traditional and digital marketers are to understand the operation / execution sides and nuts and bolts of the digital marketing for realistic planning strategy, better communication with vendors or inhouse execution of marketing campaigns for faster market response and better safeguard the audience big data.

DIGICOM Academy is pleased to announce as the educational partner of Digital Marketing Institute (DMI) based in Dublin. Enroll in Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing course; and earn the globally recognized, industry validated and academically credit rated certificate to advance your career. Studying with DIGICOM Academy, you got extra 6 hours on step-by-step guides of dashboard training on ad platform and technical tools taught by Digital Marketing Pioneers.

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The Statista Global Consumer Survey offers a global perspective on consumption and media usage, covering the offline and online world of the consumer. The new tutorial video shows all functionalities and illustrates how you can use the DIY analysis tool effectively.

 

Just in time for the start of the new Premier League season, Statista launches the European Football Benchmark: The first football study that compares the 5 big European leagues from a fan’s perspective. Find out everything about the Premier League, its clubs, sponsors and fans.

 

The world is waking up to the environmental impacts caused by plastic waste, and the European Union is declaring war on single-use plastics. This statistic dossier provides an overview of plastic waste generation, recycling and treatment and plastic marine waste in Europe.

 

This feature is limited to our corporate solutions. Please contact us to get started with full access to dossiers, forecasts, studies and international data.

 

Statista offers dossiers and reports on over 170 industries. With Statista you are always able to make informed decisions and boost your work efficiency.

 

 

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Website Relocation Checklist for SEO (Search Engine optimization)

Website migration doesn’t mean relocation of your web content to a new website address, it also involves transferring the accumulated scores and organic web rankings from the old website to the new website at page-to-page level. If you are planning a website revamp project, it is recommended that the process is led and driven by an SEO expertised project manager.

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A beautiful website alone will not earn you much website traffic or sales revenue. A holistic strategy and tactful implementation is your answer to increase sales revenue. The prevailing trend among traditional and digital marketers are to understand the operation / execution sides and nuts and bolts of the digital marketing for realistic planning strategy, better communication with vendors or inhouse execution of marketing campaigns for faster market response and better safeguard of your audience big data.

DIGICOM Academy is pleased to announce as the educational partner of Digital Marketing Institute (DMI) based in Dublin. Enroll in Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing course; and earn the globally recognized, industry validated and academically credit rated certificate to advance your career. Studying with DIGICOM Academy, you got extra 6 hours on step-by-step guides of dashboard training on ad platform and technical tools taught by Digital Marketing Pioneers.

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A well-planned and monitored migration shouldn’t permanently affect your traffic, but you should plan for a temporary dip. For that reason, it’s best to perform the migration during a slow part of the year, assuming that there is some seasonality to your site’s performance. A site migration during or shortly before the holidays is always a bad idea. While the goal should always be to avoid losing any traffic, it’s important to make sure that if you do lose traffic, you lose it when business is already slow.

 

Never do a site migration without first testing everything on a test server. Verify that the redirects work properly, and do all of the checks that follow in private before going public. Trying to do it all in one go without testing is bound to lead to errors, and if the mistakes are bad enough, they can set your site back by weeks.

 

Still, that is only the best-case scenario. The reality is that site migrations, in and of themselves, typically offer little to no SEO benefit and do not eliminate search engine penalties. (That is why SEOs often use site migrations as an opportunity to make SEO improvements, like streamlining the site structure, fixing broken links, consolidating redundant pages and making content improvements.)

 

A site migration will almost always result in a temporary loss of traffic — Google needs time to process the change and update its index accordingly. A carefully executed site migration can minimize traffic fluctuations, and in a best-case scenario, Google will ultimately treat the new site as if it were the original.

 

Changing your domain name or implementing HTTPS can be a great business move, but if you fail to consider how search engines will react to this move, you are almost certain to take a major hit in organic search traffic.

 

 

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The growing location based marketing opportunity – and how to capture it | ITProPortal

“Through the DIGICOM platform, we were able to generate north of HK$600,000 in revenue and 1600+ sales at a ROAS of 10+ during one single quarter; through programmatic advertising and creative targeting Strategy” This is the compliment from our client on programmatic advertising, Hong Kong Rugby Union.

Email to us to get a case study!

Programmatic Advertising is good at generating both brand awareness and conversions. The prevailing trend among traditional and digital marketers are to understand the operation / execution sides and nuts and bolts of the for realistic planning strategy, better communication with vendors or inhouse execution of marketing campaigns for faster market response and better safeguard of your audience big data.

DIGICOM Academy is pleased to announce as the educational partner of Digital Marketing Institute (DMI) based in Dublin. Enroll in Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing course; and earn the globally recognized, industry validated and academically credit rated certificate to advance your career. Studying with DIGICOM Academy, you got extra 5 hours on step-by-step guides of dashboard training on ad platform and technical tools taught by Digital Marketing Pioneers.

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The technology is now in place to be able to link a specific advertising creative to a specific location.  Every potential customer who is close to a particular shop will then only see the dynamic creative developed to reach potential customers around that specific shop. The right offer can be delivered using relevant images, animations, videos or native ads. Then, granular reporting can be made available immediately, showing impressions, clicks and post-click engagement at POS level.

 

Targeting can now be based on elements around a user’s location and surroundings, in addition to app context and other influencing factors. To target based on interests, you can target areas where you are most likely to find users interested in your products, for example, airports if you are looking for air travellers.

 

Those with a few stores can send users messages based on their locations, then either drive traffic to store or route them to a mobile app or call centre retailing presence. For advertisers with no physical presence at all, geo-fenced campaigns can still be useful, as they allow them to find their audience.

 

There are highly effective ways to realise the full promise of mobile to generate traffic through location based mobile advertising. It’s a perfect strategy for bricks and mortar retailers with many stores, as campaigns can be focused on point of sale with links to directions and special offers etc., and it’s also a highly effective option for those with just a few physical stores.

 

Mobile continues to gather pace in pursuit of desktop and it’s due to overtake it very soon. An often overlooked but related opportunity to this is the potential of geo-fencing technologies and drive-to-store strategies.

 

 

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Why building websites in WordPress is a bad idea? | GBKSOFT Blog

On top of Content Management System (CMS) system (no matter open sourced like Work Press or custom built, there are many issues on website design , IA, website architecture, web copy content, programming during that will affect the organic searchability of your website upon launch. If you are planning a website revamp project, it is recommended that the website development process is led and driven by an expertised project manager.

Email to us to get a free website development consultancy session!

A beautiful website alone will not earn you much website traffic or sales revenue. A holistic strategy and tactful implementation is your answer to increase sales revenue. The prevailing trend among traditional and digital marketers are to understand the operation / execution sides and nuts and bolts of the digital marketing for realistic planning strategy, better communication with vendors or inhouse execution of marketing campaigns for faster market response and better safeguard of your audience big data.

DIGICOM Academy is pleased to announce as the educational partner of Digital Marketing Institute (DMI) based in Dublin. Enroll in Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing course; and earn the globally recognized, industry validated and academically credit rated certificate to advance your career. Studying with DIGICOM Academy, you got extra 6 hours on step-by-step guides of dashboard training on ad platform and technical tools taught by Digital Marketing Pioneers.

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Extending the functionality of your WP website is very easy – you just need to install plugins. The market is full of different plugins, that can add any needed function to your website. But don’t be so happy, installing numbers of them to your page. The sad truth is plugins slow down your website, and the more plugins you install, the slower your site will work. Also, plugins can come into collision and stop working together. When you download plugins, made by different vendors, they don’t always collaborate with each other and you might lose functionality instead of obtaining it. That’s why sometimes you need to spend time and money on customization tuning each plugin in order to fit your website.

 

The weak point of such themes emerges when you download the theme and find out that it does not suit your brand identity as it supposed to do. Moreover, when you insert your media files, the template doesn’t look so “premium” and stylish as it used to at the preview (designers of premium themes spend hours to find the pictures from photobanks that match each other perfectly). And later, when you decide to customize the bought theme, you have to hire a developer, even if you tried to avoid it in the very beginning. If the chosen theme contains too many functions, that you will not use, be prepared to get the extremely slow website.

 

offers a great variety of website’s designs called Themes. Theme is a front end styling of your website, which is installed into your WordPress account. It contains color scheme, widget locations, page templates(layouts), fonts and other stylistic details. Generally, free themes propose simple design and limited functionality and premium themes include more features together with stylish design.

 

Originally, WordPress was built like a platform for blogging. In the very beginning, when you install WordPress, the basic function available to you are adding new posts, sharing them via social media and creating the static pages. This native functionality is enough for blogs or simple company websites. But if you want to develop the custom and functional you have to forget about using WordPress for a business website.

 

WordPress is known to be the most frequently used CMS on the web. Nowadays, 28.5% of websites are built on this platform. But why is it so popular and is WordPress good?

 

 

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Black Hat SEO & Shadow Domains To Avoid

Shadow Domains is one of the black hat methodologies as mentioned in my previous blog. With black hat tactics, client was running the risk of being penalized by Search Engines or all web rankings gone when they changed the SEO service suppliers – in exchange of the short term benefits of seeing web rankings boost overnight with a literally lower price.

Email to us for a free SEO audit on your website!

Search Marketing is only one of the media touchpoint in the consumer journey, more targeting to the advocacy stage in the buying cycle. To maximize the results of , a omnichannel media strategy is recommended. The prevailing trend among traditional and digital marketers are to understand the operation / execution sides and nuts and bolts of the digital marketing for realistic planning strategy, better communication with vendors or inhouse execution of marketing campaigns for faster market response and better safeguard the audience big data.

DIGICOM Academy is pleased to announce as the educational partner of Digital Marketing Institute (DMI) based in Dublin. Enroll in Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing course; and earn the globally recognized, industry validated and academically credit rated certificate to advance your career. Studying with DIGICOM Academy, you got extra 6 hours on step-by-step guides of dashboard training on ad platform and technical tools taught by Digital Marketing Pioneers.

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Search engine ranking is a numbers game, and Webmasters can create hundreds of shadow domain sites, all hosted separately that flood the search engines with thousands of phantom pages. This method is especially popular in highly competitive fields such as finance, pharmaceutical drugs, gambling and adult content. See

 

There are programs that create shadow domains automatically, such as the very comprehensive shadowMaker from fantomaster.com GmbH (www.fantomaster.com). ShadowMaker generates self-contained, independent websites for its customers with sophisticated scripts that differentiate people from spiders and redirect bona fide users. The scripts use a spider database that contains the spider’s IP address and attributes, and fantomaster.com updates the database several times daily.

 

The key to an effective shadow domain is the ability to redirect a human to the real Web page upon arriving on the phantom page, while letting the search engine spider scan the page.

 

A website set up for search engine spiders rather than humans. Shadow domains are indexed by the search engines just like all other sites on the Web, except the shadow domain is not for human visitors, and its content would look like gibberish. Pages are loaded with extra keywords that make the page look like top-notch content to the spider and help rank the page higher in the search results. Also called a “cloaked” site, the pages are known as “phantom pages.”

 

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How to write meta descriptions for SEO (with good and bad examples) | Search Engine Watch

Meta Descriptions are no longer an important factor on organic web rankings, but only have more impact on CTR%. Many web developer who claimed that their website include for FREE might only mean they fill out the meta keywords or other meta tags. Moreover mostly the keywords filled up in the meta tags may not be out of results of keywords research, but randomly adding some words, but not keywords. You need to probe them more in-depth to find out more. If you are planning a website revamp project, it is recommended that the website development process is led and driven by an SEO expertised project manager.

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A beautiful website alone will not earn you much website traffic or sales revenue. A holistic strategy and tactful implementation is your answer to increase sales revenue. The prevailing trend among traditional and digital marketers are to understand the operation / execution sides and nuts and bolts of the digital marketing for realistic planning strategy, better communication with vendors or inhouse execution of marketing campaigns for faster market response and better safeguard of your audience big data.

DIGICOM Academy is pleased to announce as the educational partner of Digital Marketing Institute (DMI) based in Dublin. Enroll in Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing course; and earn the globally recognized, industry validated and academically credit rated certificate to advance your career. Studying with DIGICOM Academy, you got extra 6 hours on step-by-step guides of dashboard training on ad platform and technical tools taught by Digital Marketing Pioneers.

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If you use an SEO plug-in, such as Yoast, you can add a to the ‘meta description’ section, and you can preview an example of how it will look in search engine results pages (SERPs):

 

The meta description is the short paragraph of text placed in the HTML of a webpage that describes its content. The meta description will then appear under your page’s URL in the search results. This is also known as a snippet.

 

As Kristine Schachinger described in our previous guide to meta tags back in 2012, meta tags are HTML elements that provide information about a webpage for search engines and website visitors.

 

Following on from our incredibly popular guide 22 SEO essentials for optimising your site, I thought I’d follow up the advice on meta tags and answer all of the above questions.

 

What is a meta description? How do you write one? Why are meta descriptions important? Do they actually help with search engine optimisation? What are some good and bad examples?