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Course SEO, SEM, Videomarketing and Mobile Marketing at the Chamber of Commerce of Sabadell

This Thursday March 21st classes begin SEO which they are part of Specialization Course in Digital Marketing.

This year, unlike in previous editions, the camera allows students to sign up to loose modules. On Thursday, begins the module "Attracting visitors to a website"In this module all the techniques that will help us attract traffic to a website are treated. The principal of these techniques is the SEO, Engaged to 8 hours, with the SEMThe high in directories and online intermediaries, public relations, videomarketing and mobile marketing.

Sessions SEO and the other techniques I teach, those of SEM imparts Victor Francisco. In total, there are 5 sessions of 5 hours, delivered every Thursday (except Holy Thursday) from this week.

If you want to attend this module, please contact the Chamber as soon as possible. You will find more information here: SEO and SEM course of the Chamber of Commerce of Sabadell

See you on Thursday!

Digital Marketing Course in Girona

Next February 24 starts in Girona during Digital Marketing organized by PIMEC and Playbrand.

This course lasts 16 hours spread over 5 sessions held on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon at the headquarters of PIMEC (Manel Bonmatí i Romaguera 2 Girona).

The 5 sessions will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to digital marketing and change management
  • Creating a campaign of buying keywords on Google (SEM)
  • web analytics
  • search engine optimization (SEO) (this is my meeting on March 10)
  • Actions and viral marketing techniques.

The course is 100% subsidized for workers in companies of Girona.

To learn more about the event or to register, please click here: Digital Marketing Course - Girona

See you in Girona.

Microsegmentation and Marketing 2.0

What is microsegmentation?

The microsegmentación It is a technique that involves dividing the target audience of an almost unique product or service in parts as small as possible ... in really very very small segments.

Many of these segments, so far, were out of the market because they did not represent sufficient critical mass to be considered profitable and therefore were not attacked by advertising or customized products.

This has changed with the advent of the internet and now the cost of reaching these segments and prepare an offer specially designed for them, has made itself considered profitable part of the market, and therefore the microsegmentación is an increasingly used practice because of the good results obtained using it.

The Long Tail and microsegmentation

This marketing concept that involves dividing the target audience and take it into consideration micro segments commercially, is what he calls "The Long Tail" or "the long tail"And it is typical of the new internet, what we call Web 2.0.

It is the opposite to Pareto PrincipleA classical principle in economics and marketing. The Pareto principle postulates that 20% of an action will produce 80% of the effects, while the remaining 80% originates only 20% of the effects.

The Long Tail principle has many advantages, including the following:

  • Thanks to techniques such as SEO or SEM attacking the cost of micro segments is actually very low. In fact, in SEM, the more specific are the words we buy, the less people will buy them and therefore have lower cost.
  • Thanks to microsegmentation can get CTR (click through rate) higher in our campaigns, which allows, for example, improve our position in the sorting algorithm results Adwords, at no cost to us.
  • As few companies practicing Marketing 2.0 these segments will be attacked by few people and have more chances that our message reaches our target audience successfully.

So you know ... the next time you make a campaign of any kind, think of micro segments and creates content / ads for each of them.

Event: Course on Electronic Commerce and Digital Marketing in the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce

Cámara de Comercio de BarcelonaThe next 13, 20 and 27 April (yes, it's the day of my Holy), I have the pleasure of giving this new edition of Course on Electronic Commerce and Digital Marketing offering Barcelona's Chamber of Commerce companies in their area.

The course objective is to provide companies with the necessary training and the necessary tools to enable them to carry out successfully their e-commerce initiatives in the network.

To do this, we have divided the class into 3 sessions of 5 hours each, in which students will have a computer each and which may be practicing everything that is learned in the course.

Also, from the first day, students will be given the skeleton of a Action Plan Digital Marketing to go scoring and specifying in it, all actions are explained in class, but already adapted to your company. Thus, at the end of the course, the participant both in class and their own company, will have a concrete action plan to carry it out immediately.

In the course we will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to Digital Marketing (online benchmarking and segmentation)
  • Key features of Electronic Commerce.
  • How should an Electronic Commerce (functions, tools to create, etc.)
  • legal aspects of electronic commerce.
  • Pyramid conversion.
  • The 21 basic to drive traffic to a website and convert them into customers techniques. These techniques include SEO, SEM, advertising, web 2.0 tools, usability, etc.
  • How to make a good action plan online.

You can read more about this course on the website of the Chamber of Commerce of Barcelona: Course on Electronic Commerce and Digital Marketing

See you there. A hug.

How to discover your market segments

Following the class hypersegmentation / Microsegmentation in the subject of SEM Master in the UPF seekers I'm giving this week, I have seen that in many cases it is not evident discover who are the market segments of a company (whether it's your own as if it is for someone who has hired you as a specialist in Marketing). So here are some tips on how to discover who are the market segments of a company:

1. Analyze and segment existing customers.

It is always best to start analyzing what the company is doing right now, so except when we analyze a business start-up, the first thing we should do is create a list with current customers and go looking for demographic and behavioral patterns.

My advice is that you create an Excel spreadsheet and include in it the following fields: business name, business sector to which it belongs, services or products that you hired ever, why you think you hire the services, income generated your company during the past year. If possible, also indicates the number of employees you have and where it is located geographically, as well as any other information that you think may be relevant.

While this Excel spreadsheet analyzing discover patterns that allow us to group customers based on behavior and according to certain attributes.

With this information have discovered the market segments currently working with our company, and probably already discover some micro segments, but the interesting thing is to discover new micro-segments to attack from now, let's see how.

2. Analyze competition.

Another good way to find out who can be your market segments is analyzing the communication of your competition and their website.

Si la página web está bien hecha, estará orientada a cliente y no a producto y podrás ver a qué grupos de clientes se dirigen y cuál es su propuesta de valor para cada grupo. Por desgracia, la mayor parte de páginas web están orientadas a producto y no es fácil ver a quién dirigen la información.

If brochures communication have been made by someone marketing specialist it will also be easier to give you clues as to which market segments are addressed ... but again, sometimes companies conduct communication activities Marketing without marketing specialists , so that the resulting product is useless level of segmentation and value propositions for the market.

Analyze competition will also help us differentiate ourselves from it (if we carry out a differentiation strategy, obviously).

3. Investigate patterns of behavior.

Using certain tools can know which websites people visit entering our website (through google AnalyticsFor example) and what websites people visit entering the competition website (through Alexa.com or through Google Trends para Websites, for example). With this information we can discover sites that compete with our company and types of customer that will help us better target.

Once the segmentation and discovered the potential niche market, you have to decide which of them we will attack (certainly be just some ... but if we follow a strategy of "long tail"We should try to reach the largest possible number of small segments).

Having decided this, we can begin advertising campaigns we have in mind, segmentándolas well, and we can prepare our website orientating market segments and not product, and preparing for both landing pages for SEO and SEM.

I hope this information has been helpful and that from now on make it easier to discover market segments and can make your digital marketing actions considering microsegmentation.

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About Courses, Masters and Graduate Studies in Digital Marketing

Every day I receive emails from people asking me advice when choosing a Digital Marketing course in BarcelonaSo finally I decided to write this post to see if I can help more people.

About Masters and postgraduates, and Digital Marketing

I do not know all programs and all schools (in fact, I know a tiny part of Digital Marketing training offered in Barcelona), but I can recommend the following programs because I teach them and know them well:

Master in Finders the IDEC - Pompeu Fabra University. This Masters is taught 100% online and is focused on SEO and SEM. I participate in the part of SEM, but I attest that SEO is in the hands of true professionals and experts in the field.

Master in Digital Marketing and Distribution, UAB - This master specializes in Digital Marketing, but also teaches Strategic Marketing (is unthinkable perform actions of Digital Marketing without a knowledge base in Marketing) and is 100% online. The first edition was held in May 2010. It is not yet included on the website of UAB Masters Online (... we're at it), but you can request information through the website of the Programs Master in Marketing and Distribution UAB (which has the link to the page of the master include it in this post).

In the following UAB Masters impart the subject of Digital Marketing, But they are not specialized in this field:

In the CETT School of Tourism and Hospitality linked to the University of Barcelona: Master in eTourism: Marketing Strategies and Marketing, This master's face and is held once a year.

In the CIS, University of Barcelona: Master in Globalization, International Trade and Emerging Markets, This master's face and is held once a year. I participate in the section on SEO.

About Courses and Sessions

Throughout the year I teach or participate as a teacher in many courses in Digital Marketing and SEO. Some of them are single day, others are 4 or 5 sessions of 4 hours.

The best way to see all courses and sessions in which I participate is subscribing to this blog. Each time frame a session or a course in my schedule, I write a post (... or at least try to).

All can be found by clicking here: Courses and Conferences

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Course on Electronic Commerce in the Chamber of Commerce of Barcelona

Cámara de Comercio de BarcelonaThe next 7, 14 and 21 October I am pleased to impart Electronic Commerce course in the Barcelona's Chamber of Commerce.

The course objective is to get the students know all the theory that affects the creation and promotion of electronic commerce, and is capable of executing the Plan Online Action that will have been created over the three days of class. Thus, in addition to acquiring knowledge on Electronic Commerce, the student will have a plan of action online for your business, if you already have, or a Plan of Action that will guide you when you need to create one .

This course is divided into two types of sessions: a theoretical session of 5 hours and two practice sessions of 5 hours each.

The first session will discuss the characteristics of a good e-commerce, the basic structure of such web pages, different e-commerce platforms that exist in the market, payment systems and different legal aspects to be taken into account when creating an e-commerce. We will also learn how to perform a benchmark of competition and which parameters should look to create it.

In the other two sessions we will see the four basic processes of Digital Marketing and all techniques to carry them out successfully. Among these techniques is the search engine positioning (SEO), search engine advertising (SEM) advertising on third party sites, email marketingEtc ... In total, 21 techniques which will help us to get good results when promoting electronic commerce and customer getting conversions.

To view the full program and eventually register for the course, you can go to the website of the Chamber of Commerce http://www.cambrabcn.org/web/cambra and browse the phonebook (search Oct. 7). (Note: I can not include the direct link because it depends on the user session).

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Introducing the Digital Marketing Guide Manlleu

Cámara de Comercio de BarcelonaHoy se ha presentado en Manlleu, en la sede que la Cámara de Comercio de Barcelona mantiene en esta ciudad, la Guía de Marketing Digital publicada por ésta cámara y por PIMESTIC.

Parte del acto de presentación ha consistido en una ponencia mía titulada “Las 9 Técnicas para Atraer Visitas a una Página web”. En esta charla explico las 9 formas de atraer tráfico a una página web.

La presentación ha sido todo un éxito, la sala estaba llena, las empresas han hecho preguntas y al salir, bastante gente se ha quedado para hablar conmigo y para interesarse por las ayudas de PIMESTIC para empresas.

Como siempre, quizás me he entretenido demasiado en el posicionamiento en buscadores, pero dado que es la técnica número 1, la más efectiva y la más barata, pienso que vale la pena explicar un poco más de lo que el tiempo me permite… hoy no ha sido una excepción. También al explicar cómo optimizar una campaña SEM pienso que me he alargado demasiado… pero de nuevo, la gente preguntaba y pedía más. ¿Cómo voy a negarme?

Total, que en lugar de una hora, mi presentación ha durado 2 horas y media… pero nadie se ha quejado, ni se ha ido antes de finalizarla, así que creo que la han encontrado útil y de inmediata aplicación en sus negocios.

Por si alguna persona del público visita el blog, aquí van los enlaces relacionados con la ponencia:

  • Free search engine optimization course: Search Engine Optimization Course.
  • Vídeo y presentación idéntica a la de hoy, en la que se puede escuchar la charla y también seguir las diapositivas (corresponde a esta misma charla, pero impartida el 20 de febrero en Barcelona): Vídeo ponencia de Marketing Digital.
  • URL en la que se puede descargar la Guía de Marketing Digital de PIMESTIC y la Cámara: Guía de Marketing Digital.
  • URL en la que de puede descargar la Electronic Commerce Guide (que viene a ser la charla, pero con 23 técnicas de Marketing Digital en lugar de las 9 primeras): Electronic Commerce Guide.
  • URL con todas las Guías de la Cámara de Comercio de Barcelona: Guías para empresas.

La próxima: en Vilafranca del Penedés el día 31 de marzo a las 9h30′, en la sede de la Cámara de Comercio de Barcelona en esta ciudad.

Is it effective Google advertising among children under 25 years?

Judging by the headlines published in the press, it seems that this issue is the one that has preoccupied the media who have followed up our study of Eyetracking applied to Search Engine Marketing.

The truth is that in point 5 of our study we wondered if search engine advertising was still effective, and we concluded that yes, although we indicated as an observation that if a search for something specific (like the name of a hotel) segmentábamos 54 tests by age, we could see that none of the people in the age group under 25 years had looked at the Adwords side.Eyetracking menores 25

The Adwords Central looked almost everyone, but the sides were ignored by the vast majority of youth who participated in the study.

When asked users under 25 why they had not looked at the Adwords side, indicated that they had not done so because "It is advertising”.

If we look at the picture show with these words can observe the phenomenon. In this case, requesting find the website "Hotel Pulitzer Barcelona"And users could find it in Google Maps and the first SEO results. The heat map we see is the record built from the gaze of all those under 25 years.

The heat map created from other users is quite different, and shows even clicks on adwords side. (See second image)

The study also commented on the fact that in many cases, young people believe that advertising does not deserve your attention, it was an important issue and worthwhile treat in more detail some other time.

Let's treat now with a little more depth.

Theories of Postmodern Communication

These theories base their argument on the fact that Marketing is so pervasive in our society (the Consumer Society) Which certain groups to start to be immune to traditional marketing communications, including advertising.Eyetracking Hotel Pulitzer

Durante años nos hemos preocupado por cómo afectaría a nuestros hijos el gran número de impactos publicitarios que reciben desde que son niños hasta su madurez (al menos, como madre de 3, para mí ha sido un tema de especial interés y preocupación). Pues bien… parece que no había para tanto. El gran número de impactos publicitarios, sumado a su conocimiento sobre cómo funciona la Sociedad de Consumo, los ha hecho inmunes a una gran parte de la publicidad a la que están sometidos.

And not only they are immune, but have even appeared movements and anti-advertising groups. People who question the behavior of our own consumerist society, and some unethical practices of certain companies. The aim of these movements is to recover a life without much publicity. See for example Adbusters.

Is the end of the "era of Marketing"?

No, of course. It is only to some marketing activities and including some types of advertising.

Philip Kotler in his "10 Principles for the New Marketing"Assumes that Marketing as we know it is finished due to saturation of Marketing Communications and Advertising we receive, and must evolve into something much more in keeping with our time, in which the immediacy of information and total segmentation, have changed our consumption habits.

The truth is that marketing is so important in our society, as consumers increasingly have more knowledge on this subject. The implication of this is that consumers now are highly educated in marketing and advertising campaigns, public relations, direct marketing, etc. And therefore know all the tools and techniques used in communications with the intention to attract their attention, which to some extent makes them immune to them.

This causes the Marketing professionals have to seek new forms of communication to convey their messages. This is the Postmodern Communication, Internet and has a good field for expansion.

Are the Adwords Postmodern a form of advertising?

The term postmodern was coined in the 70s and refers to a type of society in which the lack of predictability and erratic vision of the world around us, as opposed to a science-based, objective knowledge world, laws are evidence universal and logical reasoning, which was where the "modern" world was based.

Applied to Marketing, this term refers to a type of communication oriented satisfy consumer habits at the individual level, the importance of brands when making a purchase decision, the importance of ensuring that individuals are not consumers feel normal, and the increasing intrusion of advertising in all areas of our life.

Because unfortunately, for a large part of society, what we consume comes to define who we are, from the point of view of advertisers it is extremely important to get their messages to each individual, no matter how difficult. Hence new types of advertising and marketing communication messages appear.

In this regard, Adwords, Communication can be considered Postmodern if we consider that segmentation can reach almost one to one. Also in the sense that intrude in many of our activities on the internet (to read the online press, to consult a search engine, to watch videos, etc ...). So the answer to the first question is "yes", the Adwords They can be considered a form of postmodern marketing communication.

To be a postmodern communication makes them more effective?

The Adwords no longer an ad in many cases easily identifiable. And therefore, as we have seen in the heat maps, users are able to detect and classify it as advertising, which reduces their effectiveness, especially if they are located away from information that is relevant to them. Hence Adwords plants are more effective than the Adwords side.

As for saturation, in this study we have found that certainly the youngest segments of our population begin to be saturated with advertising and have become immune to it. All that considered advertising no longer of interest to them. If they can not even look to the areas where advertising is.

We have seen even some of them go so far as to consider advertising the results of Google Maps and not watch them. Fortunately, not in all cases so, as we can see in the first heat map we have shown. Map I remember again, is only for users under 25 years.

The other looked at over 25 advertising side, as shown in the second map.

Open Conference cycle: "The 16 things you need to know to sell online"

Today I had the pleasure of teaching this class of Digital Marketing at University Graduate Institute, an institution that teaches master's degrees online for professionals, and was created by Santillana Training together with the Universities of Alicante, Carlos III of Madrid and the Autonomous from Barcelona.

The class has been taught in video format and is part of Open cycle Conferences taught by speakers of prestige University Graduate Institute (IUP). Class recording will be soon on the website of the IUP (www.iup.es)

Todo se ha desarrollado según lo previsto, exceptuando la duración de la clase, que ha sido un poco más larga de lo que teníamos en mente… y es que me cuesta mucho sintetizar tanta información en tan poco rato. Sobre todo cuando tocamos temas que me apasionan como el SEO, la optimización de campañas SEM y la Usabilidad. No hay manera en que pueda ser más concisa y no ir tanto al detalle… aun así, siempre me quedo con la sensación de que podría haber explicado más cosas. Pero el tiempo es el tiempo… la clase de Marketing Digital completa es, como mínimo, de 20 horas… no hay manera de poder sintetizar esto en una hora, ni leyendo únicamente el índice del temario. De ahí que la clase de hoy se haya limitado a las 9 técnicas básicas para atraer tráfico a una página web, y hemos tocado un poco por encima las 6 técnicas básicas para convertir las visitas en contactos comerciales.

I hope the students have learned apart from the existence of these techniques, have been wanting to expand the information and now are looking for additional information.

Here is the presentation used in class: Digital Marketing - Basic Techniques.

Then you have the link recording I hang here too.