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Akio Toyoda Announces e-Palette Future for Toyota, It’s More than a Concept "Vehicle"

Akio Toyoda Announces e-Palette Future for Toyota, It’s More than a Concept "Vehicle"

On day one of the 2018 CES Show, an enthusiastic crowd of 400+ media gathered at Mandalay Bay to hear Akio Toyoda’s vision of the future.  Akio …

Trust Isn't Limited to Just Offering Pricing & Services Online

Trust Isn't Limited to Just Offering Pricing & Services Online

Trust is imperative as it offers the customer the peace of mind that they have made the right decision regarding the servicing of their vehicle. And while …

Is your SEO company interlinking?

Is your SEO company interlinking?

Adding relevant content just isn't enough.  As I have written many times SEO is so much more.  Interlinking is another part of the SEO&…

3 Biggest Mistakes as a Manager

3 Biggest Mistakes as a Manager

Becoming a Manager at 25 years old, only 3 years after accidentally stumbling into the Automotive Industry, created many challenges that were truly unexpec…

2018 CES Spotlighting Futuristic Vision of Smart Cities and Clean Technologies

2018 CES Spotlighting Futuristic Vision of Smart Cities and Clean Technologies

Although the inclimate weather delayed tens of thousands of CES goers at various airports across the Midwest and east coast, the international automotive c…

PPC vs. SEO: 2 Big Reasons Why Organic Rankings Just Became Even More Important Than PPC.

PPC vs SEOWe all know that a balanced approach of paid and organic search traffic is imperative for continued success on the web. It would be irresponsible to totally disregard one or the other, but a couple recent pieces of news point out why organic rankings and traffic are more important than ever.

1.     Rising CPC’s - Adobe Systems analyzed over $100 million in ad spend from April through June 2013. Between the mobile space getting more competitive and the switch to enhanced campaigns, Adobe predicts that the average CPC will rise up to 10% over just the next 2 quarters. Cleary CPA’s (cost per acquisition) will follow suit as ROI is diminished.

2.     Dropping SERP Click Market Share - On Wednesday U.S. regulators warned several search ad networks, including Google, Yahoo and Bing, that they were not doing a good enough job distinguishing paid ads from organic listings, including on mobile devices and even voice search. With this we can definitely expect CTR’s and overall SERP click share to shift even further in favor of organic.

In light of these developments and a general rise in competition, we will see the ROI of PPC advertising decrease, especially relative to organic efforts which are seeing diminishing costs. There will be more advertisers vying for less clicks that will be more expensive.

How can you protect yourself from this? If you are doing PPC, make sure whoever is managing your account is actively doing so. With all of the automated solutions out there it is easy to quickly overspend in the wrong areas. The ‘set it and forget’ method becomes that much more dangerous. Also make sure to diversify your digital efforts. While an organic campaign may require more resources up front, it is a diminishing cost - whereas PPC is ‘pay to play’. As always continually monitor, measure and adjust!

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