Marketing2 SEO Internet
Marketing Seminar in Sheraton Hotel Karachi on 30th August
Another Bomb is going to blast very soon! We are having Eid
days in search engine industry in Karachi, Pakistan. Marketing2
SEO Internet marketing seminar is first of its kind in Karachi.
There has been no such professional speaking and training
before… If I name one of them it’s not justice
with other, because everyone in this seminar is a high profile.
Asif Iqbal (The pionner of Search engine marketing in Pakistan)
is also going to take part as a speaker and there are others
including Google’s, Yahoo’s, and high profiles
from Dubai, Singapore etc.
Well, I am going to be there as well but not as a speaker
but a normal participant L You can too purchase your seat
right away! www.marketing2.com.pk Here are the details: Marketing
2.0 will be different from all regional marketing conferences
that came before it, not just focusing on the traditional
marketing stalwarts of media and advertising but reflecting
the extremely broad nature of professional marketing today,
delving into key areas of both regional and international
Marketing 2.0 is the beginning of a new platform for real
debate and dialogue amongst marketing professionals and business
leaders from across the world. It will undoubtedly be the
beginning of a new standard in marketing events showcasing
the new age of marketing.
Khurram Hamid Global Head Mobile Marketing Innovation Procter
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I am sharing there personal and corporate twitter's accounts,
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Google & Google Product Blogs
• google / Google (main account)
• youtube / YouTube
• googleimages / Google Image Search
• googlereader / Google Reader
• googleapps / Google Apps
• blogger / Blogger
Google: Web Search
• mattcutts / Matt Cutts (head of web spam team)
• brianwhite / Brian White (program manager with web
• nathanjohns / Nathan Johns (search quality analyst)
• beahburger / Beah Burger (search quality evaluator)
• reidyokoyama / Reid Yokoyama (search quality team)
• wysz / Michael Wyszomierski (search quality team)
• pedrodias / Pedro Dias (search quality team)
• filiber / Fili (search quality)
Google: Webmaster Central
• googlewmc / Google Webmaster Central (main account)
• susanmoskwa / Susan Moskwa (Google Webmaster Central)
• peeyush / Peeyush Ranjan (Google Webmaster Central)
• thatadamguy / Adam Lasnik (webmaster relations)
• johnmu / John Mueller (webmaster relations
• adwordshelper (main AdWords support account)
• adwordsprosarah (additional AdWords support account)
Google: More Twitters
• avinashkaushik / Avinash Kaushik (Google Analytics
• cdibona / Chris DiBona (Open Source evangelist, among
• iamjason / Jason Morrison (Googler)
• jhuber / Jeff Huber (senior vice president, engineering)
• joshu / Joshua Schachter (technical staff at Google
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• kraneland / David Krane (long-time Google PR maestro)
• larrybrilliant / Larry Brilliant (chief philanthropy
• mikeleotta / Mike Leotta (Google webmaster)
• rklau / Rick Klau (business product manager, Blogger)
• skamdar / Sagar Kamdar (product manager)
Microsoft: Live Search
• live_search / Live Search (main account)
• nathanbuggia / Nathan Buggia (Microsoft Webmaster
• jandrick / Jeremiah Andrick (Microsoft Webmaster Center)
• ayazook / Aya Zook (Microsoft Live Search marketing)
• benmwatson / Ben Watson (Live Search software engineer)
• fareologist (official Microsoft Live Search Farecast)
• cashbackdotcom (official Microsoft Live Search cashback)
• adcenterblog / adCenter Blog (main Microsoft adCenter
• msadvertising / Microsoft Advertising Europe
• melcarson / Mel Carson (adCenter community relations)
Microsoft: Powerset & Other
• powerset / Powerset (main account)
• barneyp / Barney Pell (Powerset founder)
• jsenior / James Senior (Live services evangelist)
Yahoo & Yahoo Product Blogs
• yahoo / Yahoo (main Yahoo account)
• yahoogames / Yahoo Games
• yahoomovies / Yahoo Movies
• yahoobuzz / Yahoo Buzz main account
• yahoosearchdata /Yahoo Search Data (interesting stats
from Yahoo Buzz)
• meredfern / Joff Redfern (VP Yahoo Buzz)
Yahoo: Web Search
• searchmonkey / Yahoo Search Monkey main account
• cornett / Larry Cornett (vice president, Yahoo Search
• crispierry / Cris Pierry (general manager, Yahoo Search)
• grahammudd / Graham Mudd (Yahoo Search Monkey &
• jpederse / Jan Pedersen (Chief scientistt, Yahoo Search
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• mwinters58 / Mike Winters (Yahoo Search team)
• rajgossain / Raj Gossain (vice president, Yahoo Search)
• sheila / Sheila Tran (Yahoo PR)
Yahoo: More Twitters
• adamzarlengo / Adam Zarlengo (product manager, Yahoo
• dennismortensen / Dennis Mortensen (director of data
• kylelaughlin / Kyle Laughlin (general manager, Yahoo
• lauralippay / Laura Lippay (director of technical
• tonyadam / Tony Adam (SEO for Yahoo Audience Marketing)
• yahooguy / Gabe Elliott (search and display ad exec)
• askdotcom / Ask.com Europe
• keithhogan / Keith Hogan (vice president, technology)
• techmeme / Techmeme (main account)
• gaberivera / Gabe Rivera (founder, Techmeme)
• megan / Megan McCarthy (editor, Techmeme)
• twitter / Twitter (main account)
• ev / Evan Williams (CEO, Twitter & cofounder)
• biz / Biz Stone (Twitter cofounder)
• craignewmark (Founder of Craigslist)
• kevinrose / Kevin Rose (Founder, Digg)
• skrenta / Rich Skrenta (CEO, Blekko)
• thegoldenhat (head of SEO for Facebook)
Follow Up Marketing
is Better than Advertising
Have you ever heard the saying, "I know that I waste
half of my advertising budget? The problem is I don't know
which half!" It is this very philosophy that is prompting
me to strongly inform you... advertising doesn't work!
Let me show you why: There is no way to track effectiveness
The target audience is too large
It's costly to redo or improve
There is no call to action
What surprises me is the number of small business owners
that save their marketing dollars just to waste them on ineffective
advertising. Then, they complain because nothing is working
and they don't have any customers.
I know what you're thinking, "Isn't advertising and
marketing the same thing?" Well, not really.
Let me explain the differences.
Advertising includes: commercials, billboards, radio, and
Marketing includes: emails, letters, postcards, and fax.
So how is follow-up marketing better than advertising?
You can track response rates
You can quickly change campaigns that aren't working
You can specifically target your audience
It leads prospects to an immediate sell
If you really want to attract more customers, you will learn
to market and leave the advertising to those gazillion dollar
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Getting to Know Your Customers
Today SEO is not all about optimizing your website for search
engine, gaining top spots, generating traffic. Most SEOs assume
that there responsibility is finished once the visitor is
on the website!!
Hey! This is only the beginning... He is still a visitor
who has also opened 10 other websites of your competitors
simultaneously? In the end, he still is not aware of you or
your nature of business. You have to convert him into paying
customer and not only the paying customer but the returning
Getting to Know Your Customers To market your business effectively,
you have to KNOW your target audience and what problems they
face. People don't buy things. They buy solutions to problems;
they want to fulfill a desire or meet a need. It should be
specific and real...AND you should care about their problem.
Examples of powerful motivators include making money, saving
money, having more time, reducing effort, decreasing stress,
increasing comfort, good health, being fit, losing weight,
romance, and praise.
So, what are your customers trying to figure out, overcome,
fix, heal, or prevent? What is their biggest concern on a
daily basis? How are they feeling about their problem? And
what unique solution do you provide to their problem? Don't
get sidetracked by describing your service or product - stay
focused on solving their problem. How do you want your target
audience to feel when you provide your services/products?
Trust? Motivation? Inspiration? More knowledgeable? Begin
to think about the emotions you want to evoke in your target
audience and the lasting impression you want make.
Let's take an example. Say you are a financial planner who
focuses on working with new parents to invest money for their
infant's future college payment. You might say that their
problem is not having enough money right now to pay for their
child's education. They feel worried and scared that they
won't have enough, confused about how to make the right investment
choice, and committed to sending their child to a good school.
You are going to help them to create a secure future for
their child. With your planning services, they will feel more
in control, confident, and secure. By focusing on this part
of your marketing planning, it will make all of your marketing
messages easier because you understand exactly what motivates
your target audience and the result they get from working
with you. You can talk to your customers, either current or
past. Take them out for coffee and ask for their assistance.
Most people are flattered to be asked for their opinion.
Ask them some of the above questions: Why did you need my
services? What were you struggling with before you sought
my help? What was the biggest improvement in your business
since we worked together? And so on. Interview several people
about their particular challenges, needs, and problems. Try
to get enough data to help see the trends among your target
audience. By tailoring your marketing to solving your customers'
problems, you will position your company to be magnetic to
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Facebook advertisement is getting hot these days as digital
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I believe advertisement always produce traffic and branding…
If advertisement was dead, no one would be using signboards,
TV commercials etc. because it has worked for them.
FACEBOOK ADVERTISEMENT We are offering cheapest “Facebook
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The main reason behind a result oriented Facebook advertisement
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advertisement, it may be the lack of interest in his product
or unprofessional experts behind the campaigns.
A GOOD RETURN ON INVESTMENT So, we are now just a few days
into the Facebook advertising and we are getting results.
Yes, it’s very early to tell but the costs are negligible
compared to something like Adwords so we are more than happy
to keep this stream of traffic going for now having spent
just 1 US DOLLAR on 60 visitors (according to Facebook). We
recently ran a campaign on Facebook for one of our high tech
clients. The program was geared towards college students,
a perfect audience for targeting on Facebook because you can
select them down to the nth degree (age, sex, location, college,
relationship status, etc.). Plus as you keep narrowing down
your desired audience you can see what the universe size is.
It is pretty cost effective from an awareness standpoint however
our campaign saw the most clicks when we bid close to what
they had recommended. For programs using Facebook social ads,
I would suggest using your logo and offer inside of the graphic.
AWARENESS AND BRANDING Think of Facebook as a medium to create
awareness rather than a medium to generate leads. So brand
building will be a high in terms of Facebook ads. The crowd
that comes to Facebook is too diverse and probably not even
business inclined. They are most interested in listening and
seeing than doing something in the business sense. So trying
to get their audience to do something is not a wise investment.
It is possible to create a following or a mass which appeals
to the youth ego in the sense of a fashion statement, new
game which folks can play online, etc but for b2b it is not
From these articles, it seems like people are having some
success with clickthroughs.
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Social Media is Getting Popular in Karachi Pakistan
Social media websites are completely based on real communities.
People like to connect themselves with the other people living
in different countries and speak different languages.
People share their stories, content, videos, images, articles,
bookmarks and whatever they like to share. It’s very
easy: The registration is FREE, once you signup you are able
to organize your own bookmark lists and stuff.
Some of the worlds popular Social Media Websites are…
What I like about it, social media marketing is a healthy
tool of viral marketing. You can create your company account
and share your opinions, data, and thoughts with the real
people online. The total numbers of social media website users
in Karachi, Pakistan are getting higher each day. I hope the
day is not very far when we are gonna have millions of users
locally from Karachi, Pakistan. I am busy now a days with
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Happy Birthday, Digital
27th October, 2009 17:09 PM
The Banner Campaign that Started a $24 billion Business, and
Got a 78% Click-through Rate
Oct. 27 marks the 15th anniversary of the industry's first
banner display ads, which appeared on Hotwired.com. To the
many of you reading this who weren't in the business back
then, that's not a typo; I'm not referring to www.HotWire.com,
the travel site, but HotWired -- the first commercial digital
magazine on the web and the offshoot of Wired magazine.
Its launch in 1994 was not without debate internally as to
whether the ad units offered to the advertiser community should
be simple text links or graphical ad banner units. Graphical
ad display banners won out and the rest is history. And take
a look at the hilarious come-on AT&T used to generate
a click-through: "Have you ever clicked your mouse right
HERE? You will!"
The reaction ran from enthusiastic to somewhat leery. MCI,
as one would expect, was truly supportive of our proactive
initiative. Their corporate culture encouraged exploration.
Volvo, on the other hand, understood the value of our experimenting
with the new medium, but did not want to push/urge any interaction
with the consumer. They didn't know what to expect, did not
know how to handle responses and was concerned legal implications
were involved. As a result, you see the first Volvo ad banner
was nothing more than the Volvo logo and photo of an auto.
No call to action or direction to click was to be incorporated
into the Volvo banner. In fact, if someone clicked on that
banner in October of 1994, it would take them to a simple
questionnaire that could be emailed by the consumer on what
kind of Volvo they might be interested in.
HotWired was the first commercial web magazine to attract
blue chip corporate sponsorships dollars on the web. The site
launched shortly before Netscape's browser, and the advent
of such other new media such as Pathfinder.com (Time Inc.'s
commercial web content offering) and Cnet.com.
Looking back at the birth of this industry and the first
simple graphical banners, I am still amazed at how much has
been achieved in the first 15 years. That said, I anxiously
await the further advancements coming our way in terms of
new ad technologies, ad forms and ad measurement capabilities
(e.g. attribution modeling). The issues surrounding display
banners and online brand measurement are many and have been
well chronicled (see the recent special eMarketer report entitled
The Online Brand Measurement: Connecting Dots for example).
Research suggests we have a long road ahead in terms of measurement
-- and I don't disagree; however, I'm not convinced we're
that far off. I don't believe there will ever be a "silver
bullet" to solve all of our problems, as our industry
is constantly evolving, becoming more complex and proving
to be a moving target. But all that said, from what we have
learned through the use of fundamental building blocks of
acquired knowledge, industry and case studies, the use of
traditional media metrics, the use of existing best measurement
practices for digital and a quest to continually "test
and learn," we will ultimately be successful.
Has any one item in our industry been encased with so much
debate -- at times even disdain -- as to its true value, role
and contribution to marketing communications from its inception
in 1994 to this day? Yet the display banner is the impetus
to the creation of the online advertising category that will
reach beyond $24 billion in 2009, according to eMarketer.
Perhaps more important, no other development since has advanced
advertising measurement, effectiveness and accountability
than the display banner.
So on Oct. 27, I hope you will join me in toasting the birthday
of the banner display ad -- whether you are a "cup is
half-empty" or "cup is half-full" type of person.
Some days I love the business and others day... well, not
so much... but I have to admit: it's been an unbelievable
I leave you with a challenge... Can you guess the two-word
copy from one of the original banner ads that generated 78%
click-through rate? I look forward to your answers.