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Blogger page views count your own visits as well as visit from bots. You should create a Google Analytics account to get more accurate figures.


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You can do this with data segmentation in Google Analytics. Go to +Add New Segement and select paid customers, then browse under the behaviour path for the funnels. You can customise segments as well based on other criteria to get more insights. However, this would just be broad overview for segmented paid traffic. The real useful data comes from ...


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Depending on the competition and your keywords, AdWords campaigns are usually expensive; there's just no way around it. That being said, I had a campaign that started small and quickly grew to 10-times my monthly budget. I was okay with that because my campaigns were net-profitable. That is, I was making more money than I was spending. Inspiration aside, ...


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You don't need certification, why would you? Google takes your money either way..! When you buy a laptop, do you need certification? However, if you want to sell your services, you still don't need it, but you can charge your clients more if you have it ;)


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Short Answer: No, there is no direct relation between google adwords spending and organic traffic. Long Answer: When you spend money on adwords or any other online advertisements, more people will know about your website. Thus, more people will visit, link, share your website which may result in higher organic traffic or higher SEO Rank. Also, more people ...


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For Doing Pay Per Click activity there is no need to have a PPC certified course. But since you are burning money, you must be sure about how to select proper Keywords for Your Business, Type of PPC bidding You have to do and also About types of PPC ads - they may be search, display or both, dynamic marketing and so on. The Google interface is quite easy and ...


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You cant mix match types for keywords in Adwords eg phrase match and broad match. However you could use modified broad match which gives you a little more control than just plain broad match. Broad match modifiers ensure that your ads will only show when someone’s search is an exact match or close variant of your keyword. Close variants include ...


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utm_term would usually relate to paid search advertising that is targeting searches for particular keywords such as with Google (or Bing) Searches. If they are ad placements/display, if you use utm_medium=display, it will bucket it into the default Display channel in GA. You can find a list of the GA default channel definitions on the following page: https:...


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The simple answer is 'yes' but it is not the complete answer. As you rightly highlight, the 'Competition Tab' is an indication of how difficult it would be to 'rank' for the search engines' Paid Listings (PPC). Ranking being assigned based on each bidders' sum of: Cost Per Click Bid x Quality Score = Ad Position Volume of Bidders Simply put, the '...


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If you have a sufficient budget, I will suggest you to split your ad groups device wise as desktop, tablet and mobile separately. Sizes are different for each device category. So it will be easy to set CPA Bids for each ad group and furthermore, you can track the best performing ad group and set your budget accordingly. We follow same strategy at Radon Media ...


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All advertisers know that this is a game of trial & error. A/B testing, refining, improving, and repeating the process. I am going to go out on a limb and recommend that you try Video Advertising. The targeting with video ads is incredibly precise, for example, you can target every user that has watched a specific channel on YouTube, and even a specific ...


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There isn't a way to exclude potential visitors from AdWords based on whether they searched using a search operator. However, most people don't know how to search using operators. The average person won't be using any of them. People who use these mostly include SEO's and search system developers and maybe Library Science majors or professional researchers. ...


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The only reason that certification exists is to highlight your understanding of the Adwords Tool. To use it, you do not need the certification. What does the certification get you? Well, for starters, if you want a job in an Agency which does PPC Campaigns, then it adds some weight to your candidature. If you own your agency, then it is one of the ...


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Relax. Breathe. I have sent emails like this, many times before, to online advertising providers, always in regards to new accounts for clients I wanted to impress. Even the most responsive (in my experience AdWords) advertising networks take about a week--really 2 weeks--to find homeostasis on new campaigns...especially in new accounts. It might spend ...


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Reports on click-assisted and impression-assisted conversions: Often, the "last click" before a conversion gets all the credit. But along the way, other clicks and impressions might have guided your customers towards that conversion. Two numbers can help you to see that fuller picture: Click-assisted conversions: All the conversions assisted by clicks – ...


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Here is an in depth article that answers that question. (source: searchenginewatch.com) Avg Pos CTR 1 12.2% 1.5 4.3% 2 1.5% 2.5 0.5% 3 0.2% 3.5 0.1% 4 0.0% 5 0.0%


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There is no relationship between Adwords spending and organic traffic, which is why one is seen as "paid" (Adwords) and the other "organic" (SEO) - totally separate channels. However, if people do love and start sharing your product page or other spin off content pages from your website to social networks or blog about it etc. (backlinks), it will no doubt ...


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I am completely agree with your first assumption, by limiting budget you are looking potential clicks from AdWords campaign. If you are having limited budget, I suggest running your ads at full budget for at least one week. Then, analyze the traffic, click, time of click and best converting keywords. Filter out best converting data from above analysis and ...


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Most, but not all, proxies set the X-Forwarded-For header in the http requests. You can read about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-Forwarded-For One solution would be to use this header when it is available.


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Impossible to back up however we've had experience with what seem like two identical campaigns in different accounts, one which has been around for several years but plagued with bad quality score ads and the other account fairly new. The bids for the old account for the same keywords were more expensive; supporting the theory that there is an underlying ...


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The effect shouldn't be grave. AdWords QS is mainly related to CTR%, i.e. everything that happens before someone visits the site. Onsite optimization primarily improves your Conversion rates, not your QS. Still, there could be a positive effect, since Google also checks for what they call Quality of the landing page, which is related to unique content, ...


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I would use either sub folders or sub-domains for each franchise location. It would let corporate have easier control over the content and less to manage. Plus an easy way to update all franchise sites if needed. Look at how UPS handles it with each of their stores http://newyork-ny-1492.theupsstorelocal.com/ It also helps with branding, if people aren't ...


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You will still get clicks even if you don't appear on the first page. The tool is correct -- you will still get some clicks if you bid low. The estimate assumes that you will have an excellent quality score. It is likely that your first ad won't get an excellent quality score. As a result you will get fewer clicks than predicted at that price.


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I ran a campaign and can confirm that the keyword planner is worse than useless, actual clicks costed between R3 to R6, and I only got 3 clicks in 12 hours. The only way to get the truth is to run a campaign


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Your main starting point should be the same as any other SEO. Good quality, unique product descriptions and meta descriptions. Good URL and code structure Product reviews to generate unique and fresh content Sitemaps that are included in Google Webmaster Tools Marking pages up with schema.org microdata to increase click throughs I really could keep going, ...


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Will I be able to bid on those keywords and have my ad display in the search result or will Google only allow ads if there is sufficient competition? You will be able to bid on those keywords. If Google estimates 5c/click is this real or will it be more like 5$/click? There is a difference between what the Keyword Planner estimates and the estimates you'...


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Google allows bids on keywords with no competition but it sets a minimum bid that you are allowed to make. The minimum bid depends on your quality score for that ad. Since quality score is mainly determined by click through rate, your initial minimum bid may be high until Google has enough data to assign you a good quality score. When bidding on a ...


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In the Reporting tab of Google Analytics, head to Content → Site Search → Usage. Then, from the Secondary dimension dropdown, open Traffic Sources and click Keyword. Now your data will be organized first as either "Visits Without Site Search" or "Visits With Site Search", and then by the organic and paid search keywords that were used. You can click the ...


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AdSense identifies unique IP addresses the visitors from different IP addresses will be counted refreshed pages are not counted in AdSense


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