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Advertising Online? Make Sure Your Content Leaves No Scope for Trolls!

Internet Advertising has a new threat. No, this threat is not from the black hats, neither is it from a new updates of the search engines. This threat comes directly from the very users which Internet Advertising target (or at least the cheeky ones). These are the very funny, very witty (but from the brand’s point of view, very unwanted) Trolls. Trolling has the capability to hit your ad so hard that it becomes a major task to proofread it against any such possibility.

A troll is any internet user who comments or modifies any posting on the internet (including ad campaigns) with an intention to cause disruption or sabotage the post. A troll usually finds loopholes in the graphics or the ad copy and wrecks havoc with slight modifications or by pointing out the discrepancy with their comments and re-tweets. The way to prevent them from doing so is to ensure that the copies and design do not resemble anything which is offensive or defeats the purpose of the campaign. Campaigns which are highly localized should also take the local anecdotes and customs into consideration. For example, an Internet Advertising Campaign, using a series of images and targeting the Middle East, should be careful as Arabic, the prevalent language there, is read from the right to left.

The trolls have increased the importance and scope of proofreading. The leading Internet Advertising Agencies take special care on this front. A trolled ad campaign often tends to be a complete disaster as it usually gains more popularity than the original ad itself.

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Internet Advertising the Best Way of Reaching Youngsters in India

India is often referred to, as a young nation. This is primarily because 75% of the nation’s population is under the age of 35 years. When we consider that most of these audience groups of youngsters are computer enthusiasts, Internet Advertising comes up as the best way to reach them. With India toppling the USA, in 2010, as the nation with the maximum number of English speakers, companies from across the world have turned their eyes towards the country. The search for a Media, that can reach the masses in India, has resulted in the anointment of Internet Advertising as the most appropriate way of targeting the youngsters.

 

Most of the youngsters are regular internet users and can be easily found online, especially at specific periods of the day. Targeting them with Internet Advertising is the most effective way of reaching as many as possible for the lowest of costs. Additionally, since the Internet Ads can be customized according to the preferences of the internet user, the impact and the conversions are also higher than the other media. Due to the manifold advances in software and increase in the capacities of hardware, Internet Advertising has a larger span of activities. The ways and methods in which Internet Ads can be delivered to the user continue to increase innovatively. It can be ensured that the products and services are not only advertised but the queries are also anticipated and answered. This ability to distinguish, what the target audience is engaged in at the moment, is vital while targeting youngsters. This is because most of the twenty-first century youths are found playing multiple roles. Targeting youngsters in India is essentially targeting an audience, for most of whom, their internet profiles are the only constant attributes. Thus, the internet is the most well placed medium to target youngsters in India.

 

Attracting the youngsters in India is a long term investment, as their number is set to grow in the coming years. According to a report by “State of the Urban Youth, India 2012: Employment, Livelihoods, Skills”, by 2020, India will be the youngest country in the world, with 64% of the total population in the working age group. The Top Internet Advertising Agencies in India smell this opportunity and are geared up to handle a larger target audience base in the coming years.

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What is Google Bowling in Internet Advertising and How to Safeguard Your Website Against It?

Google Bowling has erupted as a major concern in Internet Advertising in the recent times. It takes advantage of a situation which seems to be a loophole in the way Google penalizes sites that engage in Unnatural Link Building. Two of the ways in which Google determines that a link is unnatural are by analyzing the number of Backlinks that crop up and their relevancy. Engaging in Link Buying and Link Selling is also considered risky activity nowadays.

 

So, where is the loophole? The answer lies in analyzing what happens if your competitor places Backlinks to your site in the above manners categorized as risky? Google’s algorithms will then calculate that you have engaged in Link Spamming and levy penalties on your website by lowering its rank. Your competitor has then engaged in Google Bowling. It is not just a probability but a tactic which is successfully employed by many. Since most website owners are not aware of the term, they become easy prey. Google Bowling is also a headache for the SEO professionals as Search Engines aren’t readily revealing about the reasons when a website’s ranking goes down.

 

So, what is the way to safeguard your website against the threat of Google Bowling? Removing the links or requesting their removal is not exactly viable as you would be actually competing against a bot. The Top Internet Advertising Agencies prescribe another unique way of tackling this issue. They opine that instead of concentrating on removing the bad Backlinks, one should concentrate on increasing the meaningful and good Links. If your site has enough number of relevant links, then the ones that have malicious intentions will not be able to create an impression that you are Link Spamming. For example, a well known site or the site of a well known business won’t suffer just because there are few irrelevant Backlinks leading to it. Thus, concentrating on increasing the reputation of the website instead of engaging in a rat race with the Black Hats is a much better approach to safeguard against Google Bowling.

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Local Internet Advertising Counters Showrooming and ROPO

Local Internet Advertising is an effective way to counter the ill effects that Showrooming and ROPO have on online sales. As a beginner’s guide to Showrooming and ROPO, let us first define these two entities that pose a serious threat to the performance of Advertising. Showrooming is the practice where the user visits a retail shop and examines a product there. He then, will not make a purchase but search for the same product online and try to find a lower price in the online shopping sites. This lowers the results of advertising for the product done through the outdoor, print, TV, and radio media. ROPO stands for Research Online Purchase Offline. It is the practice of finding the details of the product on the net and making the actual purchase at the retail stores. Internet Advertising suffers losses due to this prevalent phenomenon. PPCs are the ones that suffer the most.

An excellent way of tackling the menace of Showrooming and ROPO is Local Internet Advertising. Local Internet Advertising involves placing Internet Ads for the retail shops and the products sold. It has of course become mandatory for every business to have an online presence. But in order to counter the effects of Showrooming and ROPO, it is important that the store also has an online sales outlet. Maintaining such sites are however tricky and thus only the Top Internet Advertising Agencies should be consulted for the same. A Local Internet Ad would draw consumers for both the retail store and the online store. Users searching for the product online, but intending to buy offline can be led to the nearby store through Local Internet Advertising. People visiting the stores, but intending to buy online can be led to the online store. Local Internet Advertising is especially important in countries like India where retail shops still have a prominent presence.

Contact the leading Internet Advertising Agency of India, MAD Advertising, to find lasting solutions to the problems that Showrooming and ROPO have on your business.

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Internet Advertising Veering Towards Simplicity over Hype

Internet Advertising, when it started, was loud in approach and strove to drive its purpose on hype and urgency. The high on promises and low on intention banners soon fell to the deaf years of the internet users. The users became more and more interested and involved in the content rather than the hype attempted by the ads. Elements like internet fraud also played a part as they too focused on promises that seem straight out of a fiction novel. The netizens soon realized that if it is too good to be true, then it is most probably not true. Internet Advertising took the remedial measurements and changed the attitude of the ads. Internet Ads are becoming simpler in their presentation, looking to engage the user rather than capture him with hype.

The most appropriate examples of this change are the PPC Ads. Mostly restricted to a couple of lines, PPCs are quite straightforward in their announcement. The banners too toned down quite a bit in their announcements and look to engage the reader with the information in the content rather than create hype around the product or service. SEO experts believe that this trend will continue in 2014 and will be fuelled by the discussion forums. Thus, one of the things that internet users can expect in 2014 is engaging and enriching content as Internet Advertising Agencies will compete in providing extensive social media coverage to their clients. Maintaining a good Online Reputation will become an important key deliverable of agencies providing Internet Advertising Services.

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Combine Banner Advertising and PPC for Optimized Results

Some in the industry of Internet Advertising believe that if one invests in PPC, there is no requirement for Banner Advertisements. However, apart from the fact that Banner Ads are still important as a low cost method of targeting a wide viewership, they can also be used to boost the PPCs. It has been found that many users search for a product or service after seeing a Web Banner for the same. In such cases, the traffic for the PPC is created by the Banner Ad.

It is ideal for a new launch to initiate the online promotions through the Banners first. Unlike the PPCs, Banners reach a large number of users. Since they prove lower in cost than the PPCs, it is a good way to introduce the product or service. Once the desired levels of visibility have been attained, investments in PPC can be made. Many Internet Advertising Agencies, offering Banner Advertising Services, also recommend running both of them at the same time. The Web Banners would then attract traffic from other relevant sites and the PPCs would come into play once the user has shifted into the buying mode.

 

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Why internet advertising grows so fast?

Ever wondered the number of internet users that is on a rapid rise all across the world. Internet is now the fastest and easiest means of communication among individuals worldwide. Irrespective of age or life style, almost every 4 out of 5 people use internet as an entertainment means and also as a medium of finding valuable information about places, products, people or anything. For brand owners and advertisers, internet has emerged as a major medium of communication. It is also predicted that internet advertising is poised to replace traditional advertising channels. One of the issues worth discussing is why internet advertising grows so fast of all the mediums of brand promotion? Following are a few points that explain why online advertising practices grow so fast among advertisers. Take a look.

Faster than offline advertising

Speed is what matters in today’s fast world. Internet advertising is the fastest means of conveying any brand message to customers in a customized manner. One can start sending the brand ad to a wide audience the very moment the advertising campaign is launched. No other advertising media provides such facilities. This faster attribute of online advertising is one of the major advantages of launching a promotion campaign through online media.

Better Branding

Online Advertising is also an effective means of providing better branding solutions for a product or business. Customers who avail of the brand message also have an additional option to go through the complete detail of the brand by visiting its website. This increases the credibility among customers and they are prone to buying the product. An online advertising media also stands a notch high in improving the branding of any company, product or service. Coupled by a well-developed, designed and maintained website, a brand has more chances of winning customers’ favour through an online advertising campaign. If such is the benefit, why should not you try online advertising for your brand?