The lingity of the Fancy F’s and the Get up G’s

– Fancy F’s –

Feeds: A Web document that is a shortened or updated version of a webpage created for syndication. Usually served at user request, through subscription; also includes ad feeds to shopping engines and paid-inclusion ad models. Ad feeds are usually in Extensible Markup Language (XML) or Rich Site Summary format.

Freemium: A business mode that offers basic services for free, or is ad supported, but charges a premium for advanced or special features. The model is popular with Web 2.0 companies that acquire companies through referral networks, organic search marketing and word of mouth.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): A document that answers the most common questions on a particular subject.

Fluid Dynamics Search Engine (FDSE): An easy-to-install search engine for local and remote sites that returns fast, accurate results from a template-driven architecture. Freeware and shareware versions are available.

Frames: An HTML technique that allows two or more pages to display in one browser window. Many search engines had trouble indexing websites that used frames, generally only seeing the contents of a single frame.

– Get up G’s –

Gateway Page (Also Doorway Page): A webpage created in hopes of ranking well for a term in a search engine’s non-paid listings.

Geographical Targeting: The analytical process of making decisions on the regions and locales on which a company should focus its marketing efforts.

Geotargeting: The method of targeting audiences geographically. Search marketers specify where ads should be placed, not just which keywords trigger the ads.

Geographical Segmentation: The ability to determine from which geographical area Web traffic is coming.

Graphical Search Inventory: Banners and other advertising units that can be synchronized to search keywords.

Thanks Performance Marketing for the definitions!

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How to create super awesome Google AdWords Campaigns

Thanks to tradepub.com, I got my hands on a fab whitepaper about Google AdWords. I was really excited to learn about this topic and had to read it right away. I will give you the DL as it was thorough but a bit long.

1. Keep your campaigns and ad groups tightly themed

–This relates to the keywords and phrases that are used. Super duper important for campaigns that opted into the Content Network. 2 reasons why – 1. it’s hard for Google to determine the context of your groups and may misinterpret what you represent or want to represent within your key phrases – i.e. below search… and 2. if you are trying to cover too much ground with one group, it is hard to create compelling ad copy that speaks to each phrase or subject matter within the group.

2. Use analytics and conversion tracking (free)

With this handy dandy free service, you can easily identify within the Adwords interface the performance of each keyword and its cost per conversion. Use it to potimize poorly performing words or make bidding decisions.

3. Test to infinity and beyond…

They say to keep an open mind and try lots of different options. It’s super competitive out there and you need to be on top of the current trends and what not.

4. ADS

Automatically, AdWords rotates your ads and offers the one that performs the best. To find the true stats for each ad, you have to let them run at 50% distribution. Apparently we should experiement with Keyword Insertion, for headline and description lines. Don’t just put anything here – you should put the ones that make sense and be careful to NOT use misspellings, trademarked terms or competitior names.

5. Landing Pages

Google Website Optimizer is a free tool that provides a way to test and edit landing pages without having to be a designer or developer. You can test different creative combinations that will demonstrate a range in performance. It’s pretty cool to see the interface kick back your experiments.

6. Monitor and improve your quality score

Your Quality Score is important and can greatly impact your visibility and ad costs in Google (that’s what they said – I couldn’t find a better way to say it). The score is used to stop sneaky advertisers from bidding on irrelevant keywords and those who try to use keywords that aren’t related to the info on their landing pages (aka false and misleading adverts).  There is also a new tool to show the landing page load time.

7. Longtail Keywords

Even if search volume is higher, the really generic keywords face mad competition and cost you way more. You also end up with less qualified leads (who wants that). You should expand your keyword list with longer phrases to improve the likelihood of future conversions. A good mix of short and long is good to maximize opportunity and leverage your budget…something about ROI. Check out the Keyword Search Tool.

8. Geo-Targeting

Super helpful if you are looking to go after an audience in a specific location.

9. Day Parting/Ad Scheduler

For those peeps who would only really look for you within a specific time frame. Note other time zones if applicable.

10. _______

I had a moment. Lost where I was – oh right…

11. Budget Delivery – Make $$, or rather Spend $$

Accelerated delivery will serve ads until the budget is reached. Be careful – if not used effectively your budget will go bye-bye bc of those late night surfers who are bored. Better for those timed promotions or offline marketing effort looking for max exposure.

12. Consider the Google Options beyond AdWords

Google expanded into TV, Print, Mobile, Radio, Display and Video Ads. Check out Placement Targeting for additional online options within the Google network of pubs.

13. Almost there… Analyze Competitive Sites and User Behavior with Google Trends

Google Trends follows search patterns and volumes, and much much more (ok mostly with searcher behavior – but hey what if it is all of a sudden cool to be a bird watcher, I’d want to know about it…? Or would I?….)

What’s new on Hot Trends

Hey I’m excited about this too! Go OKC!

Glad you got through it with me. If you want the full version to read through, request it through www.tradepub.com (called “10 critical elements to a successful Google AdWords campaign”). The whitepaper was prepared by www.morevisibility.com and written by Danielle Leitch, EVP Client Strategy. (Thanks Danielle!)

The Lingity of the Not so Dainty D’s

– Not so Dainty D’s-

DHTML: An extended set of HTML tags that add interactive features to a webpage without sending additional requests to the server. W3C is in the process of creating the official DHTML specification.

DMOZ: A multilingual open content directory of Web links owned by Netscape that is constructed and maintained by a community of volunteer editors.

Day After Recall Test (DART): A research method that is used to assess an ad’s effectiveness by testing how well consumers remember the ad the day after they see it.

Dayparting: The ability to specify different times of day or day of week for ad displays, as a way to target searchers more specifically. An option that limits the serving of specified ads based on day and time factors.

Data Feed: A text file that contains the information needed to generate a website. It is provided either directly to the affiliate or indirectly through a network. The affiliate then converts the data feed into a database, which is then used to populate webpages full of products.

Dead Link: An Internet link that does not lead to a page or site, most likely because the page no longer exists or the server is down.

Deep Linking: Linking to content buried deep within a website.

Delisting: When webpages are removed from a search engine’s index.

Demographics: The term that refers to specific information about a population or a target market. Demographics include information such as age, sex, geographic location, and size of the group.

Destination URL: The specific location within a site where the user who has clicked on the ad should be directed. The Destination URL does not have to match the Display URL but should be in the same domain.

Digital Cash: Electronic money used on the Internet. Digital cash can be traditional credit cards or digital bank accounts. All digital cash transactions are encrypted for security.

Directories: A type of search engine where listings are gathered via human efforts rather than by automated crawling of the Web.

Display URL: The URL that is showed to visitors on PPC ads in Google AdWords and other paid search engines. It appears below the ad text and should be no longer than 35 characters and is often the same URL as the site’s homepage.

Distribution Network: A network of websites or search engines and their partner sites on which paid ads can be distributed. The network receives advertisements from the host search engine, paid for with a CPC or CPM model.

Domain Name: Controlled by the worldwide organization called ICANN, domain names are obtained on a first come basis and are used to identify a unique website.

Doorway Page (Also Gateway Page): A webpage created expressly in the hopes of ranking well for a term in a search engine’s non-paid listing. It does not deliver much information but is designed to entice visitors to enter.

Dynamic Content: Information of webpages which changes, or is changed automatically

Dynamic Text: Text, keyword or ad copy that customizes search ads returned to a searcher by using parameters to insert the desired text somewhere in the title or ad. When the search query matches the defined parameter, then the associated term (hybrid) is plugged into the ad.

In my world ICANN means I can do anything I think I can but my mind to…but apparently not in in the eyes of the actual ICANN org. To them, I can only do some things, others are for those early birds looking for good domain names. 
Kudos to our related articles

– LReg

Believin’ the lingity of the B’s

– Believin’ B’s –

Backlinks (Also Inbound Links): All the links that point at a particular webpage.

Banner Ad: An electronic ad in the form of a graphical image that is available in many sizes and resides on a webpage. Banner ad space is sold to advertisers to earn revenue for the website.

Banner Exchange: A network where participating sites display banner ads in exchange for credits to display banner ads on other sites in the network. The amount of credits earned is a factor of how many banners are displayed on a site and the exchange rate.

Banner Farm: A webpage, usually on a free Web host site, that consists of pay-per-view banner ads or banners linked to affiliate programs. It is considered to be a practice that affiliates should avoid.

Behavioral Targeting: The practice of targeting and serving ads to groups of users who exhibit similarities in their location, gender or age, and how they act and react in their online environment.

Benchmark Report: A report used to mark where a website falls on a search engine’s results page for a list of keywords. Subsequent search engine position reports are compared to that.

Bid: The maximum amount of money that an advertiser is willing to pay each time a searcher clicks on an ad. Bid prices can vary widely depending on competition from other advertisers and keyword popularity.

Bid Management Software: Software that manages PPC campaigns automatically, called either rules based (with triggering rules or conditions set by the advertiser) or intelligent software (enacting real-time adjustments based on tracked conversions and competitor actions).

Blog: An online chronological journal that can be updated regularly. By utilizing easy-to-use software, users with little or no technical background can maintain a blog.

Blogosphere or Blogsphere: The current state of all information available on blogs and/or the subculture of those who create and use blogs.

Bookmark: A stored location on the Web for quick retrieval. Web browsers provide bookmarks containing the addresses of favorite sites.

Brand Name Bidding Policy: The bidding policies that merchants have to display to ensure transparency for affiliates.

Browser: A software application that enables a user to display and interact with text, images, videos and other information typically located on a webpage at a website on the Web or a local area network.

Browser Helper Object: A DLL module designed as a plug-in for Microsoft Internet Explorer Web browser to provide added functionality. Some modules enable the display of different file formats not ordinarily interpretable by the browser.

Thanks again Performance Marketing Association!

Bringing the B’s home for din din tonight.

– LReg