An Ad Group is a group of adverts that are triggered (displayed) by a single set of keywords.
Ad Ranking or Positioning
The position on the screen the advert will take is dependent on its ad rank. This is determined by a number of factors including the CPC figure attributed to it and its relevance to the search and content on its landing page.
With Ad Scheduling you can determin times throughout the day and week when the Ad Group will run. You can also set your Ad Group to run at a percentage of the CPC you have set for your keywords.
The practice of rewarding affiliates (or partners) for driving traffic to your site or in some cases sell your product or services directly.
An ALT Tag is text the is put in place of an image if it cannot be displayed on screen. ALT Tag also appear if you roll your mouse over an image.
An Anchor Tag is a tag that can be placed in a any part of a web page. When the name of the Anchor Tag is appended to a URL linking to that page the browser will scroll down to display that section of the page first.
Average CPC (Cost Per Click)
Average Cost Per Click is the average price you pay for multiple clicks on your advert during a given period.
Average Postion is the average position on the users screen that your advert has been displayed.
A Back Link is a link on an external website that links back to your website.
Behavioral targeting uses information collected on an individual's web-browsing behavior, such as the pages they have visited or the searches they have made, to select which advertisements to display to that individual.
Black Hat SEO
Black Hat SEO or 'Black Hatting' is the process of undertaking unacceptable methods in order to influence a website's position. If a search engine believes you have used Black Hat methods your website's position will be dropped without warning.
A Blog is a diary of events or ideas kept online for public browsing. Comments can generally be left on a blog allowing a discussion to take place.
A method of marketing via blogs sites.
A Bot or Robot is a script that searches the internet and follows certain proceedures based on the content it finds.
Cause marketing or cause-related marketing
The practice of marketing specifically for a cause or issue – this is often associated with charitable or not for profit organizations.
Targeted advertising that appears on websites or mobile phones, where your ad is selected and served by automated systems based on the content displayed to the user, this is used by Google.
Cost Per Conversion
Cost Per Conversion is the total amount you have paid in order to convert a user.
CPC (Cost Per Click)
Cost Per Click is the amount that you actually pay when someone clicks on your advert.
CPM (Cost Per Thousand)
Cost Per Thousand is the amount you will pay when your advert has been displayed one thousand times. You either opt for CPC or CPM delivery, they don't operate together.
Customer relationship management (CRM)
The process of acquiring, and analysis information on your customers – the aim is to provide insight as to how to improve the services, retention and acquisition of customers.
CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)
Cascading Style Sheets are used by web designers to format how a web page should be displayed.
CTR (Click Through Rate)
Click Through Rate is a percentage of the number of times your advert has been clicked against the number of times it has been displayed on screen.
The Daily Budget is the maximum amount you set each day to spend on your PPC campaign.
The Destination URL is the URL the user is taken to when clicking on your advert.
Also known as online marketing, Internet advertising, eMarketing or e-Marketing, is marketing on the internet.
Often called a web banner or banner ad is advertising that is embedded into a web page.
The Display URL is the URL that is displayed in your advert.
Direct mail via e mail, this should be carefully managed inline with data protection guidelines and your CRM strategy.
Google Page Rank
Google Page Rank is a number that Google assign to a web page based on how important they feel it is to people browsing the internet.
A form of contextual advertising where specific words with the body copy refer to advertising and promotions.
A method of advertising in an environment where the consumer can interact with the ad, methods include; Internet, interactive television, mobile devices (WAP and SMS), as well as kiosk-based terminals.
Media that allows the consumer to interact with it – see interactive advertising.
Keywords are the words or phrases that are most likely used by people searching for your website.
Keyword Density is the number of times a given keyword appears on a web page. A good figure to aim for is around 12%.
In PPC terms the landing page is the page of the website the user is taken to when they click on your advert.
A process in which algorithmic based profiling of leads is utilized in order to filter leads based on a set of predefined criteria.
The process of increasing the number of external websites that link back to your website.
Meta Data or Meta Tags
Meta Tags are pieces of information embedded within a web page that describe to a search engine what the page is about.
Multivariate Testing is the process of running two or more pieces of similar content on your website at the same time and testing which combination of content produces the best results from your users.
You can add Negative Keywords to a campaign if you DO NOT want your advert to be displayed if they are present in a search term.
Online identity management (OIM)
A process of managing an individuals profile on the web. This can be achieved through news, participation in blogs and forums, personal web sites, social media presence, pictures, video, etc.
Organic Search are the non-paid search results that are displayed when a user searches for a product or service. Because you don't have to pay when a user clicks on a link to your website found in this way it is the best form of driving traffic to your website.
Pay Per Click. A web based advert that costs the advertiser each time a visitor clicks it and goes through to the website.
The Quality Score is the score attributed to a keyword. It is determined by multiple factors which all point towards its relevance to the users search query. The higher the score the lower the CPC and the better the Ad Position.
A Reciprocal link is a link placed on a website in return for a link back to the originating website.
ROI (Return On Investment)
Return On Investment is the ratio of cost of advertising against the profit it generates.
An engine that ‘crawls’ the internet indexing information for relevance – when you search the internet these engines find the most relevant page against your criteria.
SEM (Search Engine Marketing)
Search Engine Marketing is the process of marketing a website to improve its Page Rank and to drive traffic towrds it. This can be done through Link Building, releasing Online Press Releases, Directory Listings and Banner Advertising.
SEO (Search Engine Optimisation)
Search Engine Optimisation is the process of adjusting parts of a website to make it more relevant to search engines and end users.
A generic terms for activity’s that integrate technology, social interaction, and the construction of words, pictures, videos and audio.
A network of friends or colleagues.
A Title Tag is the tag given to a hyperlink in order to better describe where it is linking to. It is also used to provide a title, or description, for a web page which can be seen at the top of the browser.
Viral marketing and viral advertising
A method of utilizing social networks to promote your product or service.
White Hat SEO
White Hat SEO is the process of increasing a website's position in organic search results through acceptable methods.