How to Optimize Your Search Engine Sales: Interactive Web site Analysis

UW E-Business Institute's E-Business Best Practices and Emerging Technologies 7th Annual Conference — Madison, WI

September 29th, 2004

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Make Google Your Most Powerful Market Research Tool

MarketingProfs Virtual Seminar — online (webcast)

September 15th, 2004

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Do you use Google every day? Mastering Google’s powerful search refinement operators and lesser known features could, over a years time, save you days scouring over irrelevant results. Even more enticing is the promise of elusive nuggets of market research and competitive intelligence out there waiting to be discovered.

Learn how you too can become a Google expert searcher and extract invaluable data about your competitors and about the market like never before – with laser-like accuracy and extreme efficiency.

Getting Google to Love Your Website

A DMA Brainy Breakfast — Auckland, New Zealand

May 27th, 2004

Seminar by Stephan Spencer and Brian Klais

The Internet’s next killer app for marketers has emerged: Google.

Google’s search algorithms power over half of all Web search queries, making high-ranking Google listings a marketer’s dream. While natural listings in Google deliver millions in sales to some of the Web’s savviest retailers, most websites are not properly designed to reach this market. How can you adjust or revamp your site so Google will love it?

Join us at the May Brainy Breakfast with Stephan Spencer, Managing Director of Netconcepts, to learn the essential strategies of putting Google to work for your website.

You’ll learn the secrets of how to:

  • Check your “Google Pulse”
  • Estimate missed opportunity costs
  • Ensure Google crawls 100% of your site, including dynamic pages
  • Design your pages to dominate rankings
  • Avoid getting banned or penalised by Google
  • Use paid placement with Google AdWords & optimise your search ads
  • Measure return upon investment
  • Prepare for imminent changes in the search engine industry
  • …and more!

Where else can you reach a majority of qualified prospects at zero or very low cost per click?

Big Sites. Big Search Problems – For Advanced Search Engine Marketers

Annual Catalog Conference 2004 — Chicago, IL

May 3rd, 2004

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Have you been told that your catalog site is “search engine unfriendly,” and you need savvy ways to gain search exposure? Are your catalog pages not appearing in the search engines, and you don’t know why?

At this session, industry thought leaders (including our VP of eBusiness, Brian Klais) will examine your challenges and provide actionable tips. You’ll learn how you can leverage the latest search services like trusted feed and contextual advertising, and how to plan strategies for common site challenges.

Whether you manage a B-to-B or B-to-C catalog site, you’ll discover proven ways to increase your ROI and gain improved search positions.

Moderator:
Heather Lloyd-Martin, President & CEO, SuccessWorks Search Marketing Solutions
Panelists:
Dennis Buchheim, General Manager, Search Marketing Solutions, Inktomi, a Yahoo! Company
Kevin Lee, CEO, Did-it.com
Brian Klais, Vice President – eBusiness, Netconcepts

Get Google to Love your Web site

MarketingProfs virtual seminar series — online (webcast)

April 27th, 2004

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The Internet’s next killer app for marketers has emerged: Google.

Google’s search algorithms power over half of all Web search queries, making high-ranking Google listings a marketer’s dream. While natural listings in Google deliver millions in sales to some of the Web’s savviest retailers, most websites are not properly designed to reach this market. How can you adjust or revamp your site so Google will love it?

Join Stephan Spencer, President of Netconcepts, during this rich presentation to learn the essential strategies of putting Google to work for your Web site.

7 Secrets to High Google Rankings: Getting Google to Love Your Website

American Marketing Association webcast series — online

February 12th, 2004

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The Internet’s next killer app for marketers has emerged: Google.

Google’s search algorithms power 80% of all Web search queries, making high ranking Google listings a marketer’s dream. Where else can you reach 80% penetration to highly qualified prospects at zero cost per click?

While natural listings in Google deliver millions in sales to some of the Web’s savviest retailers, most Web sites are not properly designed to reach this market. How can you adjust or revamp your site so Google will love it?

Join Stephan Spencer, President of Netconcepts, during this rich presentation to learn the essential strategies of putting Google to work for your Web site. You’ll learn the secrets of how to:

  • Check your “Google pulse”
  • Estimate missed opportunity costs
  • Ensure Google crawls 100% of your site, including dynamic pages
  • Design your pages to dominate rankings
  • Avoid getting banned by Google
  • Prepare for changes soon to come in the search engine industry
  • and much more!

Internet Marketing workshop

New Zealand DMA workshop — Auckland, NZ

October 7th, 2003

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Join us for a hands-on, one-day workshop on Internet marketing tactics, including search engine optimisation, copywriting, conversion, and web project management. Each module will be jammed packed with practical advice, online resources, tools, tips, case studies – including the “inside scoop” on what worked and what didn’t – and interactive critiques of attendees’ websites and online marketing efforts. With a live Internet connection, we will examine in-depth:

Search engine optimisation
You want to get to the top of the search engines? Ah… but which search engines should you target? What keywords are your prospects searching for? And how do you get your site to the top for those keywords and then stay there?

Learn the tactics that will make your site ‘scream’ in the search engines – ethically and sustainably – without costing you a fortune ongoing.

  • Hands-on keyword research
  • Fine tuning your content, HTML, design, and site architecture for optimal rankings
  • Workarounds for poor search engine practices (such as frames, question marks in URLs, Flash, pop-up windows, links that say “click here,” page titles like “Welcome to ABC.com”, pull-down navigation menus)
  • Making your e-commerce or database-driven site “search engine friendly”
  • Building links (directories, niche sites, etc.)
  • Google’s secrets revealed (PageRank, hyperlink text, etc.)
  • Pay-per-click search engines (Overture, etc.)
  • Benchmarking & competitive intelligence
  • Measuring the return on your search engine marketing investment

Improving conversion rate
So you’ve got visitors on your website, but will they “convert” to customers? Improving conversion on your site is an art and a science that involves a mix of clever copywriting, compelling offers, a follow-up strategy, meaningful metrics for measuring success, and more.
  • Developing a unique voice / personality
  • Active vs. passive tense
  • Verbs vs. adjectives
  • “You” vs. “we”
  • Toning down the marketingspeak
  • Fine tuning your offer
  • The call-to-action
  • Segmenting
  • Personalizing the content and the message
  • Marketing metrics: cost per click, cost per conversion, customer lifetime value, churn rate, etc.
  • “Blogging”

Working with your web developer
What are the ingredients for sucess when launching a redesign or a new site? What processes are helpful in keeping the project and the vendor on track? What are reasonable expectations of the client and the vendor? What goes into (and what doesn’t go into) an effective brief or specification? How do you manage the legal risk?
  • Writing a strategic brief, creative brief, functional spec, content plan, etc.
  • Budgeting and resource allocation
  • Vendor selection
  • The art and science of estimating time and costs
  • The web development process
  • Change management
  • The project extranet
  • Web development contracts
  • Liability and disclaimers
  • Ownership of source code
  • Terms & Conditions for your website users

We guarantee that after this intensive workshop you’ll walk away with loads of practical, actionable tactics and tips. So what are you waiting for? Register today.

BIOGRAPHY
Stephan Spencer, M.Sc., is the founder and president of Netconcepts, a full-service interactive agency with specialization in search engine optimisation, e-commerce, email marketing, and Web site auditing. They count amongst their U.S. clients: Birds Eye, Wella, Midwest Express Airlines, InfoSpace, Homestead.com, The Sharper Image, Cabela’s, and MP3.com; local clients include Westpac (NZ), The Fletcher Trust, nzgirl, SmokeCDs.com, TrustPower, and Business in the Community.

Stephan is a columnist for Unlimited. He has also written for Marketing Magazine, Management Magazine, Catalog Age, and Building Online Business. He has been featured on the cover of In Business magazine in the U.S. Stephan is a frequent speaker at Internet conferences around the globe – Berlin, London, Toronto, Santiago, Boston, New York, Chicago, San Francisco. He currently serves as a director of Sales & Marketing Executives International.

Internet Marketing workshop

Marketing Today (New Zealand DMA annual conference) — Auckland, NZ

June 16th, 2003

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Presented by Stephan Spencer, Managing Director of Netconcepts:

  • Search engine optimization
    You want to get to the top of the search engines? Ah… but which search engines should you target? What keywords are your prospects searching for? And how do you actually get your site to the top for those keywords and then to stay there? Learn the tactics that will make your site ‘scream’ in the search engines – ethically and sustainably – without costing you a fortune ongoing.
  • Improving conversion rate
    So you’ve got visitors to your site, but will they purchase? Improving conversion on your site is an art and a science that involves a mix of clever copywriting, compelling offers, a follow-up strategy, meaningful metrics for measuring success, and more.
  • Email marketing
    Email can get you in front of your customers and prospects without relying on them to remember to come back and visit your site. But pitfalls abound. Get it wrong just once and you’ll significantly trim your list and burn your relationships. Learn what it takes to make great campaigns and newsletters, get the permission you need from your intended audience, and then test your assumptions scientifically.
  • Working with your web developer
    What are the ingredients for sucess when launching a redesign or a new site? What processes are helpful in keeping the project and the vendor on track? What are reasonable expectations of the client and the vendor? What goes into (and what doesn’t go into) an effective brief or specification? How do you manage the legal risk?

Presented by Kelly Goto, Principal, gotomedia, Inc.:

  • Usability
  • Information design
  • Workflow
  • Metrics for ROI from a user experience perspective

Search Engine Marketing: Top Ideas That Guarantee Results

Annual Catalog Conference 2003 — San Francisco, CA

June 2nd, 2003

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Discover ways you can leverage your catalog content, gain motivated online customers, and win with search engine marketing! This fun, fast-paced panel discussion focuses on search marketing strategies catalogers can implement right now.

Taught by leading SEO experts and search engine representatives, from site design to search engine writing, pay-per-click marketing to campaign development, you’ll discover the exact search marketing techniques you need to skyrocket your online sales.

Heather Lloyd Martin, President, SuccessWorks
Alan Rimm-Kaufman, Marketing Director, Crutchfield
Stephan Spencer, Founder and President, Netconcepts
David Fisher, US Manager – AdWords, Google

Leveraging Search Engines to Market and Advertise (panel)

Internet World Essentials — San Jose, CA

April 14th, 2003

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Research shows that up to 85% of Internet users find what they need on the Web using search engines and directories. As marketing and advertising budgets have been in decline, return-on-investment (ROI) has become an increasingly important metric in evaluating a campaign’s effectiveness. Learn how to use search to effectively to market your product and service and gain the highest ROI.

Moderator: Stephan Spencer, President, Netconcepts
Panelists:
Paul Schulz, Senior Vice President, Marketing and General Manager, Online Business, Overture Services, Inc.,
Christine Churchill, Founder, Key Relevance
York Bauer, Executive Vice President, Wireline, Infospace
David Fischer, U.S. Manager, AdWords, Google Inc.


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