I was reading an interesting article the other day on why companies advertise their own brand items when they are already ranked no.1 for those items. It is during the course of my reading that I finally got some insight on whether paid search advertisements cannibalize traffic from their corresponding organic listings for the very same keywords.
Category Archives: Google - Page 3
Sometimes you see strangest things on Google,like the screen shots I am showing here. When searching Iceland news on Google I found some good sites but in the advertising column Google was as they often do suggesting related results. In this case some material on Japan, the similarity between Iceland and Japan is however not much. We both like Whale meat and both countries are Islands.
We are used to Google confusing Iceland to Ireland, but Japan (personally I love the country) that is a stretch.
Five Ways to Avoid Norwegian Prayer Syndrome
1. Make sure your content is relevant to your ad (ie. Are you speaking the same language literally and figuratively on your site as in your ad?)
2. Use your keywords on the page when possible
3. Keep your keywords in the main content of the page when using them
4. Make sure your page loads quickly
5. Show signs of trust on the landing page
What is it, this Norwegian Prayer Syndrom (or problem as some would call it)
An article by me was publised last Februar in the annual Baidu Magazine. The article was written in cooperation with Baidu’s marketing team and the SEMPO (Search Engine Marketing Organization) were I am on the board of directors. The idea behind the article was to give Chinese marketers an insight into the markets out side of China and how the Internet with focus on search and display was developing.
Successful Reykjavik Internet Marketing Conference 2011 over. We had close to 300 guests from some 10 countries and they got see some great speakers from Facebook, YouTube, Bing, Wall Street Journal, SAP, Hotels.com, Boats.com, First House and Icelandair to name few. See you next year at RIMC 2012.