Competition on the web is at its highest point ever. How can we make such a general statement, you ask? Have you seen how much you’re paying for keywords in your Google AdWords or Yahoo Search Marketing accounts? One area that isn’t necessarily hurt by the poor economy is online advertising spending. Since there are much better methods of measuring results nowadays, companies can afford to keep their budgets where they usually are because they’re better able to measure ROI (return on investment).
As such, following some critical search engine marketing (SEM) guidelines for your Ecommerce website can help you keep pace with your competitors this holiday season. Since for many websites, December is the most important month affecting the bottom line, it is more important than ever that you keep these techniques in mind when managing your website this month.
1. Establish Sales/Revenue Tracking
2. Expand Your Budget for Existing Paid Advertising Accounts
3. Branch Out Only to a Few New Advertising Venues
4. Email Blasts
5. Customize the Look and Feel of Your Site to Match the Holidays