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European Search Awards 2013

Posted by Martin Kovac | Posted in Online advertising, PPC advertising, SEM | Posted on 19-03-2013

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European Search Awards 2013
The European Search Awards, an international competition celebrating the very best in SEO, PPC and digital marketing from across Europe is here again.

If you feel your company has done wonderful job in one of the listed categories, I encourage you to participate:

Best use of Search – Retail
Recognition of a campaign that has successfully enhanced the visibility of a website or web page in the retail sector

Best use of Search – Finance
Recognition of a campaign that has successfully enhanced the visibility of a website or web page in the finance sector

Best use of Search – Travel / Leisure
Recognition of a campaign that has successfully enhanced the visibility of a website or web page in the travel or leisure sector

Best use of Search – Gaming
Recognition of a campaign that has successfully enhanced the visibility of a website or web page in the gaming sector

Best use of Search – Third Sector
New for 2013 – Recognition of a campaign that has successfully enhanced the visibility of a website or web page in the charity, not for profit or social enterprise sector

Best Local Campaign
Recognition of a campaign based around a specific geographical location that has delivered outstanding results or visibility in search engines

Best Low Budget Campaign
New for 2013 – Recognition of a campaign that has achieved outstanding results on a monthly budget of €500 or less.

Best Integrated Campaign
Recognition of a campaign that has achieved outstanding results through an integrated campaign using a variety of both online and offline activity

Best Mobile Campaign
Recognition of a campaign that has successfully enhanced the visibility of a website or web page in mobile search engines

Best Pan European Campaign
New for 2013 – Recognition of a campaign that has achieved outstanding results across multiple European markets and languages

Best PPC Campaign
Recognition of a campaign that has achieved outstanding results through PPC advertising

Best SEO Campaign
Recognition of a campaign that has achieved outstanding results in search engines in natural, free or organic listings

Best Blog
Recognition of an outstanding industry blog serving the European search community

Innovation
Recognition of innovation in the development or use of a search campaign or software tool / platform

Best PPC Management Software
Recognition of the development of an outstanding management software package that successfully manages and enhances pay per click marketing campaigns

Best SEO Software
Recognition of the development of an outstanding software tool that successfully manages and enhances an organisation’s search engine optimization efforts

Best In-House Team / Practitioner
Recognition of an outstanding in-house team or practitioner that demonstrates consistently great understanding and use of search

Best Agency
Recognition of an outstanding agency that demonstrates consistently great understanding and use of search and / or PPC

Young Search Professional of the Year
New for 2013 – Recognition of a talented young search professional (under 25 on 20.6.13) working in the European search industry

European Search Personality of the Year
Recognition of a talented and inspiring practitioner who has revolutionized the European search industry

Grand Prix
Recognition of the best of the best European search campaign, platform or software to be selected by our judges from the previous categories

The timetable for the 2013 awards is:

Friday 19 April –Deadline for all entries
Early May – Judging session
Early May – Shortlists announced
Thursday 20 June – Awards ceremony

The European Search Awards are open to all European online projects, even from Central and Eastern Europe :)

European Search Awards 2012

Posted by Martin Kovac | Posted in CEE, Online advertising, SEM | Posted on 24-04-2012

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With a lot of joy I promote this wonderful European activity of Manual Link Building, SEMPO, SEOhosting and SAScon.

They are launching the European Search Awards, an international competition celebrating the very best in SEO, PPC and digital marketing from across Europe.

There are 17 free to enter categories for campaigns, software, use of search. I`m very proud to be one of the members of the judging panel.

The timetable for the awards is:

  • 4th of May – Deadline for all entries
  • 16th of May – Judging session
  • 21st of May – Shortlists announced
  • 5th of July – Awards ceremony
  • I encourage everyone to participate.

    Infographic: How European People Use the Internet

    Posted by Martin Kovac | Posted in Study | Posted on 27-04-2011

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    According to EIAA’s (European Interactive Advertising Association) latest Mediascope Europe study, 76% (396m) of all 16+ year old people across 15 European markets surveyed use different media simultaneously with almost a third (30%) using the internet whilst they watch TV.

    My colleagues at Etarget created nice visualization of this study:


    Display advertising is still effective in Europe

    Posted by Martin Kovac | Posted in Display advertising | Posted on 17-03-2010

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    We have all heard about banner blindness. Are low click rates evidence that display ad campaigns have not had any impact on consumer behavior? Or, does online display advertising work in a similar way to traditional offline advertising with multiple exposures over time being needed to effect a change in consumer behavior?

    comScore released a new study examining the effects of display advertising in Europe.

    The following results were observed when comparing the behavior of Internet users exposed to display ads with that of a comparable set of users who did not see the ads:

    - Visitation to the advertiser’s web site rose by 72% on average

    - Likelihood of consumers conducting a trademark search query using the advertiser’s branded terms increased by 94% on average.

    “The results of these initial ad effectiveness studies we’ve conducted in Europe are rather provocative,” said Mike Shaw, comScore Director of Marketing Solutions. “They not only demonstrate a clear view-through value of online ads independent of Internet users clicking on the ads, but the resulting lifts in behaviour substantially outperform what we’ve seen in the U.S.”