Online Sports Injury Products
The world’s leading, jargon-explained, sports injury website that provides a wide range of news, guides and advice related to injuries in sports, and an extensive range of injury products, physiotherapy supplies and rehabilitation equipment.
The main objective of the client was to receive high Return on Investment (ROI) and improve the conversion rates through marketing campaigns. Our strategy was to focus on getting more relevant traffic to the website and also improve the Effective Revenue Share (ERS) through revised marketing campaigns.
- Making sure the campaigns brought relevant traffic: When we were optimizing our adword marketing campaigns, our main goal was not just to bring traffic but to bring “relevant” traffic to the website so that we could maintain the rise in conversions at a consistent rate. We also searched for the demand for various relevant keyword terms along with their estimates regarding what it would cost per click to maintain the cost of the campaigns.
- Not over spending on clicks: While launching new marketing campaigns, it is good to start with high bids as they place the ads in a position where they can get more clicks, which leads to high quality scores and ultimately cheaper clicks. However, bidding high might often result in blowing the advertising budget up and a negative return on investment. So, we calculated the maximum bid and focused on the keywords below Max CPC. The Max CPC was calculated using the formula given below:
- Max CPC = (average profit per customer) x (conversion rate of your online customers) x (1 – desired advertising profit margin).
Keeping up with the competitors: We did a research on what the competitors were doing as we had to make sure of staying one step ahead of them. We went through our competitors’ ad copy and keyword terms and even saw how long they had been using certain ads and keywords. This invaluable information helped us in improving our campaigns and gave us a competitive advantage.
Setting up conversion tracking: Enabling conversion tracking was an absolute must. Without it, we would never know which ads were driving the most number of leads and sales. Our main goal was to drive sales; so, we embedded the code on the receipt page.
Learning and using extensions: Extensions helped us add additional bits of information, which made our ads much more enticing to Google users — especially those who were searching for local goods and services. Ad extensions included call buttons, additional links, your company address and more.
Adding Remarketing Campaigns: Remarketing campaigns were set up to target the audience of cart abandoners and the checkout page. It provided us with a good conversion rate.
- Prospective customers would have bounced back because the page would not have looked proper or functioned properly on their mobile, which in turn would have resulted in loss of sales.
- The quality scores of the ads would have suffered, which would have led to higher costs and lower ad positions.
Optimizing Campaigns: Campaign optimization is an ongoing effort. From the day we started working on the campaigns, we carried out the following activities: split-testing of the ad copies, adjusting the bids, testing new keywords, pausing poor performing keywords, testing different targeting options, and split-testing landing pages.
- In a short period of time, we were able to increase our conversion rate considerably maintaining the CTR and max CPC at a consistent rate. It is depicted in the graph below:
Fig: Campaign Performance Nov’16 – Feb’17
Fig: Increase in Conversion Nov’16 – Feb’17