Skip to main content

Marketers Adopt SEO, Microsite Sponsorship


eMarketer posed the question, what's the best way to generate sales online? While the answer may vary depending on the size of your budget, a Forbes study says marketers of all sizes should start with search.

Forty-eight percent of marketers overall said that search engine optimization (SEO) was the "best method" for generating conversions online. More than one-half of marketers with budgets over $1 million agreed.

The next most effective conversion tactic for smaller marketers was e-mail and e-newsletters, followed by pay-per-click and search ads, behavioral targeting and page sponsorships.

For larger marketers, the list of effective online tactics was nearly the same, except search and e-mail were flipped. Pay-per-impression ads were also more effective for larger marketers.

To build, maintain or change brand perceptions required different tactics, however.

For both small- and large-budget marketers, site or page sponsorship and SEO were considered the most effective ways to build a brand online.

Pay-per-impression ads came next on the list for big spenders, while the more budget-constricted focused on e-mail newsletters, pay-per-impression and viral marketing.

Perhaps in anticipation of the end of the recession, marketers are changing their spending priorities in the six months after March 2009 to feature more viral marketing, SEO, behavioral targeting and pay-per-click.

Overall, 57 percent of respondents said they still spend less than 25 percent of their marketing budgets online -- regardless of the fact that online is proven to be more effective.

Note, I've re-launched the GeoActive Microsite Network, to provide new advertising and sponsorship opportunities for marketers in the Technology | Media | Telecom sector who seek a targeted site.

Popular posts from this blog

How Data and Analytics Drive Business Growth

Senior executives in the world’s largest and most complex organizations will develop the insights required to achieve lasting Digital Transformation. Gartner has identified a model for digital business growth that binds together data, analytics, technology, and forward-looking transformation capabilities. The Gartner Research Board said that data and analytics (D&A) leaders are uniquely positioned to drive this strategic organizational change that will make their companies behave like 'digital native' leaders.  "The most advanced and successful D&A leaders are driving new opportunities to use digital capabilities – often data and analytics products – to capture value. Those opportunities should directly connect to the business priorities," said Mario Faria, vice president at Gartner . Digital Business Market Development At the same time, some leaders are using digital and D&A to create whole new business models. These leaders – which Gartner named the CxO

Anywhere, Anytime Workplace Demand for SASE

The ongoing adoption of flexible working models within the enterprise market has significant implications for typical IT organizations that must now support knowledge workers and front-line employees that operate outside the corporate network perimeter. The global COVID-19 pandemic created IT networking and security challenges. The expansion of the distributed workforce, an increasing reliance on cloud computing infrastructure, and the requirement to securely connect online employees -- wherever they choose to work, at any given moment in time. Legacy IT solutions that have rigid network underlays and a requirement for on-premises infrastructure cannot adequately deal with these trends. This 'Anywhere, Anytime Workplace' led to demand for new Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) solutions, with networking and security delivered as-a-service. Anywhere, Anytime Workplace Market Development   Although converging networking and security capabilities offer enterprises a promising solut

The Metaverse Raised Virtual Reality Interest

After years of slow growth and limited use cases, the Virtual Reality (VR) market is now forecast to grow significantly over the next five years. Consumer interest in VR games and media continues to grow after the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated activity. At the same time, the need for employee enablement and immersive content within the enterprise environment remains strong. According to the latest market study by ABI Research, over 90 million Head Mounted Display (HMD) shipments in 2027 will drive total VR market revenues to reach over $95 billion across hardware, software, and services. Virtual Reality Market Development "The virtual reality market is no stranger to false starts, with identifiable efforts in VR dating back to the 1980s and 1990s. While the technology never found purchase results, the increased capability of VR hardware combined with the demand for immersive content in numerous markets, presents a significant opportunity," says Eric Abbruzzese, research direc