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Unformatted text preview: Search Engine Strategies CSE/BIS 197 Fall 2006 Welcome! Profs. Brian Davison and Lin Lin Syllabus, schedule, etc. all online http://www.cse.lehigh.edu/~brian/course/sem One credit, meets just once per week One textbook: Search Engine Marketing, Inc. Fall 2006 Davison/Lin CSE 197/BIS 197: Search Engine Strategies 1-1 Course Overview Three parts Introduction Planning a search marketing campaign Implementation Design a campaign for a university department Ask and answer questions for each chapter Semester-long project Online discussion (required, by Monday noon) Expect to have one or more special visitors CSE 197/BIS 197: Search Engine Strategies 1-2 Fall 2006 Davison/Lin Background Assumption throughout the course You want to make your website visible and attract your target audience Whether to sell, promote politics, or let yourself be heard Search Marketing Process of maximizing the number of searchers coming to your site Includes more than just search engine optimization (SEO) Fall 2006 Davison/Lin CSE 197/BIS 197: Search Engine Strategies 1-3 Reasons that Search advertisers are using Search engine marketing, 2005 Increase brand awareness Sell products directly online Generate leads Drive traffic to our site Generate leads for a dealer/dist To provide info/edu content only Other Source: SEMPO, December, 2005 Fall 2006 Davison/Lin CSE 197/BIS 197: Search Engine Strategies 1-4 62% 60% 58% 37% 19% 11% 3% Web Search Basics More web users are searching 91% of Internet users search for information (60% daily) [Pew/Internet, Dec. 2005] 76% of all web users searched at least once in Jan 2004 (114M visitors to search sites) 64% of web surfers use search as the primary method of finding things on the web Have you Googled yourself? The different kinds of search results Where searchers go CSE 197/BIS 197: Search Engine Strategies 1-5 You need to know Fall 2006 Davison/Lin Multiple Kinds of Search Results Organic results from an index Directory results Paid results Fall 2006 Davison/Lin CSE 197/BIS 197: Search Engine Strategies 1-6 PAID RESULTS ORGANIC RESULTS Fall 2006 Davison/Lin CSE 197/BIS 197: Search Engine Strategies 1-7 Multiple Kinds of Search Results Organic results from an index Natural results from an index of crawled web pages Usual meaning when referring to search results Search engine optimization efforts are to improve ranking in organic results Searchers click on organic results 60% of the time Fall 2006 Davison/Lin CSE 197/BIS 197: Search Engine Strategies 1-8 Multiple Kinds of Search Results Directory results Directories show site entries within particular categories Yahoo's directory dmoz Open Directory Project Fall 2006 Davison/Lin CSE 197/BIS 197: Search Engine Strategies 1-9 Multiple Kinds of Search Results Directory results Directories show site entries within particular categories Yahoo's directory dmoz Open Directory Project Fall 2006 Davison/Lin CSE 197/BIS 197: Search Engine Strategies 1-10 Multiple Kinds of Search Results Paid results Includes both paid inclusion (indexing guaranteed) and paid placement (sponsored search) Paid placement lists ads along with organic results Paid search was a $10B market in 2005 [ClickZ] Fall 2006 Davison/Lin CSE 197/BIS 197: Search Engine Strategies 1-11 US Paid Search Advertising Spending, 2001 2008 (in billions) $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $2 $0 $11.3 $10.1 $8.8 $7.5 $6.5 $5.0 $3.9 $2.5 $0.3 2001 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source: eMarketer, 2005, with IAB/PwC as baselines for 2001 2004; *SEMPO figures for N. America Fall 2006 Davison/Lin CSE 197/BIS 197: Search Engine Strategies 1-12 US paid search spending growth (% increase vs. prior yr) 211% 174% $5.4 B 51% 31% 29% 16% 16% 15% 12% 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source: eMarketer, 2005; *SEMPO figure for N. America Fall 2006 Davison/Lin CSE 197/BIS 197: Search Engine Strategies 1-13 Where do searchers go? Top destinations: Google, Yahoo, MSN, AOL, Excite, Ask Typically half of users of an engine will use another engine if needed CSE 197/BIS 197: Search Engine Strategies 1-14 Fall 2006 Davison/Lin Share of US online searches, by Search Engine, Dec. `04 vs. Dec. `05 60.0% 50.0% 40.0% 30.0% 20.0% 10.0% 0.0% Google Yahoo! MSN Dec. 04 Other Dec. 05 48.8% 43.1% 21.7% 21.4% 14.0% 21.2% 18.9% 10.9% Source: Nielsen//NetRatings, Feb. 2006 Fall 2006 Davison/Lin CSE 197/BIS 197: Search Engine Strategies 1-15 Google Play on the word googol (1 followed by 100 zeros) Created in 1998 by Stanford graduate students Larry Page and Sergey Brin Googling has become a verb Handles about half of all web searches Has many (much less popular) additional services Fall 2006 Davison/Lin CSE 197/BIS 197: Search Engine Strategies 1-16 Google Play on the word googol (1 followed by 100 zeros) Created in 1998 by Stanford graduate students Larry Page and Sergey Brin Googling has become a verb Handles about half of all web searches Has many (much less popular) additional services Fall 2006 Davison/Lin CSE 197/BIS 197: Search Engine Strategies 1-17 Google Play on the word googol (1 followed by 100 zeros) Created in 1998 by Stanford graduate students Larry Page and Sergey Brin Googling has become a verb Handles about half of all web searches Has many (much less popular) additional services Fall 2006 Davison/Lin CSE 197/BIS 197: Search Engine Strategies 1-18 Google Play on the word googol (1 followed by 100 zeros) Created in 1998 by Stanford graduate students Larry Page and Sergey Brin Googling has become a verb Handles about half of all web searches Has many (much less popular) additional services Fall 2006 Davison/Lin CSE 197/BIS 197: Search Engine Strategies 1-19 Yahoo! One of the most-visited sites on the Web Includes portal with news, shopping, email, etc. Founded in 1994 by Stanford graduate students Acronym: Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle Built directory of web sites, very popular! Fall 2006 Davison/Lin CSE 197/BIS 197: Search Engine Strategies 1-20 Yahoo! One of the most-visited sites on the Web Includes portal with news, shopping, email, etc. Founded in 1994 by Stanford graduate students Acronym: Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle Built directory of web sites, very popular! Fall 2006 Davison/Lin CSE 197/BIS 197: Search Engine Strategies 1-21 Yahoo! Search Second most popular search engine (25% of searches) Originally outsourced search to Inktomi, then Google In recent years, purchased a number of search engines Inktomi, AltaVista, AllTheWeb, Overture (2005) Now has its own search technology Fall 2006 Davison/Lin CSE 197/BIS 197: Search Engine Strategies 1-22 MSN Search / Windows Live Search Originally part of the Microsoft Network Previously outsourced search to Yahoo Built new search engine Fall 2006 Davison/Lin CSE 197/BIS 197: Search Engine Strategies 1-23 AOL Search Part of Time Warner Used primarily by AOL users But open to everyone Google provides main results Both organic and paid search Fall 2006 Davison/Lin CSE 197/BIS 197: Search Engine Strategies 1-24 AOL Search Part of Time Warner Used primarily by AOL users But open to everyone Google provides main results Both organic and paid search Fall 2006 Davison/Lin CSE 197/BIS 197: Search Engine Strategies 1-25 Ask.com Created in 1996 No longer a 'natural language' search engine Respected tech; novel features Acquired DirectHit (2000), Teoma (2001), Excite (2004) CSE 197/BIS 197: Search Engine Strategies 1-26 Fall 2006 Davison/Lin Metasearch Engines A metasearch engine does not have its own index Instead, it sends the query to one or more other search engines and displays the results Sometimes combining or reranking Useful when you want to search multiple sites simultaneously Not a large user base Fall 2006 Davison/Lin CSE 197/BIS 197: Search Engine Strategies 1-27 Metasearch Engines A metasearch engine does not have its own index Instead, it sends the query to one or more other search engines and displays the results Sometimes combining or reranking Useful when you want to search multiple sites simultaneously Not a large user base Fall 2006 Davison/Lin CSE 197/BIS 197: Search Engine Strategies 1-28 Metasearch Engines A metasearch engine does not have its own index Instead, it sends the query to one or more other search engines and displays the results Sometimes combining or reranking Useful when you want to search multiple sites simultaneously Not a large user base Fall 2006 Davison/Lin CSE 197/BIS 197: Search Engine Strategies 1-29 Metasearch Engines A metasearch engine does not have its own index Instead, it sends the query to one or more other search engines and displays the results Sometimes combining or reranking Useful when you want to search multiple sites simultaneously Not a large user base Fall 2006 Davison/Lin CSE 197/BIS 197: Search Engine Strategies 1-30 Local search engines Contain content or use an interface that is specialized for a particular country or region e.g., www.search.ch e.g., www.google.co.uk "hotels in NYC", "home appliances" (to buy in your local area) Most major engines are working on local search Also includes yellow pages sites (e.g. www.superpages.com) 55% of Internet users use search engines to find info about local firms [Kelsey Group, 2005] CSE 197/BIS 197: Search Engine Strategies 1-31 But big engines also build country-specific sites "Local search" refers to search with a targeted location Fall 2006 Davison/Lin Shopping search engines Shopping search services simultaneously compare products, pricing, features, etc. Visitors already know what they are looking for Often ready to purchase Yahoo! Shopping, Shopping.com NexTag, PriceGrabber, Froogle, PriceWatch Top sites: Many others: Fall 2006 Davison/Lin CSE 197/BIS 197: Search Engine Strategies 1-32 Specialty search engines More focused domain Engineering www.globalspec.com CiteSeer, Google Scholar IT.com Academic papers Information technology Fall 2006 Davison/Lin CSE 197/BIS 197: Search Engine Strategies 1-33 Specialty search engines More focused domain Engineering www.globalspec.com CiteSeer, Google Scholar IT.com Academic papers Information technology Fall 2006 Davison/Lin CSE 197/BIS 197: Search Engine Strategies 1-34 Search and Your Marketing Mix We've seen that... There is lots of searching happening online There are many search services Search marketing should be part of your marketing budget Competitor's mix might include paid search Organic efforts sometimes funded from marketing Search marketing is growing worldwide Fall 2006 Davison/Lin CSE 197/BIS 197: Search Engine Strategies 1-35 Prospective customers use search 33% of web searchers are shopping 87% of consumers research products online, buy offline [BIGresearch, 2006], perhaps providing search marketing its biggest ROI [comScore, 2006] Total Internet users over 1 billion 200M+ from US [Internet World Stats] People now search for your product, or your competitor, or the generic product category If your site is not near the top, it is not part of the customer's consideration set Searchers are more qualified than banner ad clickers CSE 197/BIS 197: Search Engine Strategies 1-36 Fall 2006 Davison/Lin Type of Search Results that US Internet Users Cite as Most Relevant, 2004 80% 72% 61% 60% 39% 40% 28% 50% 50% 71% 29% 20% 0% Google Yahoo! AOL MSN as a % of respondents Organic results Paid search Source: iProspect, May 2004 Fall 2006 Davison/Lin CSE 197/BIS 197: Search Engine Strategies 1-37 Source: Enquiro, April 2004 Fall 2006 Davison/Lin CSE 197/BIS 197: Search Engine Strategies 1-38 Search marketing is cost-effective Search marketing has lowest cost-per-lead (about 1/3rd of yellow page advertising and 1/20th of direct mail) Can argue for reduced budget of other forms of advertising Fall 2006 Davison/Lin CSE 197/BIS 197: Search Engine Strategies 1-39 Marketer's opinions regarding the effectiveness of media for providing measurable ROI Direct Mail Internet Magazines Television Radio 0% 10% 20% 66% 61% 37% 34% 26% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% Source: Millward Brown, Advertising.com, Sept, 2004 Fall 2006 Davison/Lin CSE 197/BIS 197: Search Engine Strategies 1-40 Search marketing is big business! Many companies involved Search consultants: SEO/SEM consultants do search marketing but nothing else Traditional advertising agencies: Web ads (including search marketing) in addition to TV, radio, print Might do SEO for organic search as well Interactive advertising agencies: handling anything online Internet advertising in US was $12.5B in 2005 [IAB report] CSE 197/BIS 197: Search Engine Strategies 1-41 Fall 2006 Davison/Lin US Online advertising spending, in $B $30.0 $20.2 $20.0 $22.3 $15.6 $7.3 $9.6 $12.9 $17.8 $10.0 $0.0 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Source: eMarketer, 2005 Fall 2006 Davison/Lin CSE 197/BIS 197: Search Engine Strategies 1-42 US online ad spending, by format, 2005 Other 7% Classified 18% Search 41% Display/ Branding, 36% Source: eMarketer, Feb., 2006 Fall 2006 Davison/Lin CSE 197/BIS 197: Search Engine Strategies 1-43 $55 billion global online ad market projected for 2010 $40.0 $30.0 $20.0 $10.0 $0.0 Branded advertising Paid search Source: Piper Jaffray, December, 2005 Fall 2006 Davison/Lin CSE 197/BIS 197: Search Engine Strategies 1-44 $33.6 $21.4 of total 61% The challenges of online success Multiple specialized web development teams Webmasters, programmers, copywriters, graphics Separate brand names (competing!) Multiple product sites Multiple audiences (interests, markets, etc.) Multiple countries (and cultures, languages) Also true for search engines Web servers, content management, personalization CSE 197/BIS 197: Search Engine Strategies 1-45 Multiple technologies Fall 2006 Davison/Lin The challenge of search marketing Attracting searchers is harder than many expect The larger your website, the more difficult The rest of this course will cover the issues and processes for successful search marketing Fall 2006 Davison/Lin CSE 197/BIS 197: Search Engine Strategies 1-46 ...
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