Organic vs. Paid Search Results: Organic Wins 94% of Time


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Search engine users overwhelmingly click on organic results on Google and Bing by a margin of 94 percent to 6 percent. That’s according to new research from GroupM UK and Nielsen, published today by eConsultancy, based on a sample of 1.4 billion searches conducted by 28 million UK citizens in June 2011.

On the organic side, the research also broke down brand vs. non-brand click-through rates, as well as click-throughs by vertical. On the paid side, the research revealed some demographic data about who is most likely to click on PPC results. Finally, it determined whether Google or Bing delivered more successful searches.

Organic Search Results & Click-Through Rates

Others have previously tried to gauge organic click-through rates (CTRs) for the top 10 results on Google and Bing, resulting in varied percentages, but with a recurring and obvious theme: the higher you rank, the more people click on your website; the lower you rank, the less clicks and traffic your site gets. Thus, ranking high on Page 1 is of ultimate value to every website.

Unlike previous studies, however, the GroupM UK and Nielsen study broke down the search queries into branded and non-branded. Overall, users clicked on one of the top three results 68 percent of the time:

Result 1: 48 percent
Result 2: 12 percent
Result 3: 8 percent
Remainder: 32 percent
On branded searches, the top search result overwhelmingly received the most clicks (which makes sense, considering the search is likely navigational in nature)>>>  Leer más “Organic vs. Paid Search Results: Organic Wins 94% of Time”

Here’s What Social Networks Know About You


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A read through most online privacy policies is enough to make your stomach acid curdle. And social media companies have more access to personal data than most.
The infographic below, created for Baynote, explains why your web browsing and online interactions have become much more personalized. Are you comfortable with a highly customized experience, knowing it’s your data that’s making the difference?

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Some collect information you expressly give them, like your credit card and telephone numbers. Others gather data based on how and where you use their services. This might include anything from device and browser information to location intel. And some of it gets really specific — think about your last search query or ad click. It’s probably all “fair” game. Leer más “Here’s What Social Networks Know About You”

How To Social Proof Your Google Adwords Campaigns

There was a time in the not-too-distant past when advertisers could operate search engine marketing campaigns using misleading or false claims. You could promise “24/7 customer service,” “amazing views,” “customer recommended” or whatever you could think of to sell a product, and there were few ways for consumers to truly vet your claims – until it was too late!

Those days are ending, if they aren’t already completely over. Today, an advertiser with great marketing but a terrible product or customer service may be outright banned from most advertising channels, and will have a hard time profiting from the remaining few that allow him access. Mistreat your customers and you can get banned from Google AdWords, eBay, Amazon, and comparison shopping engines, not to mention getting slaughtered by bad reviews on Yelp and massively viral outrage via social media.


 

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There was a time in the not-too-distant past when advertisers could operate search engine marketing campaigns using misleading or false claims. You could promise “24/7 customer service,” “amazing views,” “customer recommended” or whatever you could think of to sell a product, and there were few ways for consumers to truly vet your claims – until it was too late!

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Those days are ending, if they aren’t already completely over. Today, an advertiser with great marketing but a terrible product or customer service may be outright banned from most advertising channels, and will have a hard time profiting from the remaining few that allow him access. Mistreat your customers and you can get banned from Google AdWords, eBay, Amazon, and comparison shopping engines, not to mention getting slaughtered by bad reviews on Yelp and massively viral outrage via social media.

Introducing A New Social Component: Google Plus Leer más “How To Social Proof Your Google Adwords Campaigns”