Why Content Marketing

Learn why Content Marketing is so important in 2019. This article explain the six key goals that a good marketing strategy would achieve.

Web Design Trends For 2019

Thinking about a new website in 2019? Here are the web design trends we think will help your brand stand out.

Google Analytics For Lead Generation

If you look at nothing else, there are 2 reports you should regularly review in Google Analytics if you are growing a service orientated business and want to generate leads.
This article cuts through the 100's of reports to boil it down to 2 critical analytics reports you can use to analyse and fine-tune your marketing.

SEO is Dead- Think Topic Clusters in 2019

SEO isn't exactly dead, but with a well planned content strategy you probably don't need it. here is why and how.

Google Ads Reports That Will Save You Time & Money

 The reporting function of Google Ads is one of the easiest ways to optimize your PPC campaigns and spot trends and patterns in your ad data. Google offers a set of ready-made reports, and you can also create and save your own reports, and schedule them to be automatically emailed to you on a regular basis.These four reports offer a lot of useful information that you can use to optimise your campaigns, research your competitors, and get the most out of your paid search budget so you can leave the office early on Friday and go to the beach, or pub, or whatever you fancy.  1. Paid & Organic ReportYou’ll find the Paid & Organic report under Predefined reports > Basic when you click the Reports tab on your Google Ads dashboard. β€‹For this report to work properly you’ll need to be set up in and – this will enable the collection of organic search data that can be used in your Google Ads reports. The syncing of data is not retroactive however, so if you haven’t already linked your accounts, you’ll need to wait a few weeks until you have enough data to analyse. The paid & organic report is really helpful if you’re running concurrent paid search and SEO campaigns so you can see the keywords that are achieving the best CTR when only your ads are shown and when your ads and organic listings are shown at the same time.What can you do with this information? Once you’ve identified your best-performing keywords you can improve your bid strategies, as you’ll know which long-tail queries are actually bringing traffic to your site.If your website is already ranking in one of the top spots for a keyword, you probably think it’s a waste of money to bid on this keyword too. However, in many cases appearing in both the paid and organic results will. 2. Auction Insights ReportThe auction insights report enables you to compare your performance against your competitors. You can run this report by clicking on Campaigns, Ad groups, or Keywords (depending on what data you want to look at), selecting the campaign, ad group, or keyword you want to view and clicking Auction Insights.This report gives you lots of valuable information including: Average positionSo you can see how your ranking compares with your competitors Impression shareThe actual number of impressions received divided by the estimated total potential number of impressions. Overlap rateHow often your competitor’s ad received an impression at the same time as yours. Position above rateHow often your competitor’s ad was shown above yours Top of page rateHow often your or your competitor’s ad was shown at the top of the page Outranking shareA percentage of the times you outranked your competitor either by your ad appearing in a higher position or by their ad not appear at all. There’s a lot of data here so it can be a little overwhelming to break down. At the top level, this report basically identifies all your competitors. While you probably have a good idea of your main competitors anyway, the auction insights report shows you exactly who you’re competing against for each ad group, campaign, and keyword. On a more granular level, you can see how you’re performing on individual campaigns and keyword groups and identify where you may need to allocate more budget.You can also segment data by day of the week or over longer periods to identify fluctuations by season. This can help you to figure out how your competitors are allocating their budget and identify certain days or time periods when you may be able to take advantage of weaker competition. 3. Keywords - Search Terms ReportOne of our favourites, but one often ignored. You can access the search terms report by clicking on Predefined reports > Basic > Search Terms in the reports menu. This will give you a rundown of all the keywords used that displayed your ad and resulted in a click.   You already have access to keyword research via Google Analytics and Webmaster Tools, as well as third-party keyword research software, so how is this report helpful?If you find that irrelevant keywords are triggering your ads or there are search terms with a very poor click-through rate for other reasons, you can add these terms to a negative keyword list so that you’re not bidding on them in future. You can also identify keywords that are converting well but that you may not have optimised for yet – creating a targeted campaign or landing page for these keywords can help to increase your conversion rate. 4. Top Vs. Other ReportMost marketers assume that if their ads are appearing at the top of the listings they’ll be converting better than ads in other positions. However this is not necessarily the case.Your ad position depends on a number of factors including your bid amount, , and the competition you’re up against. The total number of ads shown and the position of ads depends on the search term and the device used (mobile searchers tend to show fewer ads due to reduced space).The Top vs. Other report shows you how your ads performed and whether they appeared at the top of the organic search listings or in another position (generally at the bottom of the page). To access this report you need to go to the “Campaigns” page in your Google Ads dashboard, click the “Segment” button, and select Top vs. Other at the bottom of the menu.   You can then see how each of your ads perform when they’re at the top of the page compared to elsewhere, segmented by campaign, ad group, or keyword.In general, as you might expect, your CTR, impressions, and conversion rate will be much lower for ads that are not at the top of the page. Once you’ve confirmed this for the set of data you’re working with, you might want to consider increasing bids so that your ad doesn’t drop off the top of the page. However, if there isn’t a dramatic difference in CTR, or you’re seeing a decent conversion rate and lower cost per conversion, you can probably get away with a lower bid, as the top ad positions are not as essential. 

So marmeg & the digital agency met in a bar

There are some things in life that are just great. Everyone loves it, it's versatile and can create a little party all on its own. And sometimes you can add two individuals together that may seem like an unusual fit, but when you do you get fireworks. New Years Eve, kick-A*** fireworks that blow your mind. Take Vegemite as an example. Who doesn't like Vegemite? This product continues to deliver decade after decade, saving the humble piece of bread from being dry and boring right across Australia. Then there is cheese... Let's talk about cheese. What a champion of foods this little gem is. Goes with just about anything and also saves the boring old piece of bread. Now, when we take our cheese & Vegemite and combine these two individual rock stars into a sandwich of glory… well you know what happens. Magic, plain and simple magic. And this is how we ended up with The Digital Agency & Marmeg. Both agencies were working away in its own little corner of the world when we thought "Hey, we should be on the same sandwich" We're good on our own, sure, but together we absolutely freakin rock.So welcome to a new era for Marmeg Digital & The Digital Agency. It's going to get crazy kids. So sit back, strap in, and remember…It's only weird the first time!​