Incubeta launches Seamless Search 

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Yesterday was an exciting day for the Incubeta family, as for the first time ever, we showcased our award-winning technology, Seamless Search.

This brand new software, is the first search management platform of its kind, enabling marketers to manage paid and organic search holistically.

Paid search advertising expenditure currently accounts for 41% of total digital media spend globally, yet the relationship between organic and paid search is complex. Until now, there has never been a way to see the true value of search.

Seamless Search, allows advertisers to identify their true organic coverage, thereby reducing the risk of unnecessary bid spend and allowing them to answer questions such as;

  • Should I pay to bid for keywords I already have a high organic coverage for?
  • How much does my current paid strategy cannibalise my organic strategy?
  • Should I pay for my brand and brand generic terms?
  • What paid position should I take based on my current organic coverage?

So, how does it work?

Using machine learning, Seamless Search assesses thousands of internal and external factors that impact the correlation between paid and organic search, determining the true value of each channel.

Post-assessment, the platform generates a clear report, outlining the actual contribution of paid and organic search to your business performance metrics (such as sales).  Seamless Search also has its own bid automation engine, enabling advertisers to make paid search bid adjustments based on current true search performance.

Having a sound understanding of true search performance drives game-changing results and on average our clients see a 25% revenue uplift at an average increase in efficiency of 20%.

How is it different?

As our Director of Strategy, Damien Bennett comments: “There are many great search tools that look at paid and organic search in isolation, however there are very few that are able to help advertisers manage across both search channels.  Seamless Search will help advertisers get the most from their overall search marketing by giving them confidence in how the two channels impact on one another.”Most search marketers are forced to adopt an approach where their paid and organic search channels are managed separately, meaning optimisation decisions aren’t considering the true value of each channel, and investment decisions are therefore sub-optimal.

Our Head of Product Development, Fred Maude discussed how Incubeta saw “that there was an opportunity to use machine learning to help search marketers fully understand how their organic coverage affects paid performance and vice versa”.

Incubeta’s Seamless Search will allow advertisers to manage their search activity holistically, enabling them to optimise their paid search activity based on the channel’s true value.

Join the waiting list, to see how you can benefit from true Seamless Search.

For more information, visit: seamlesspro.io

5 Advanced Tips for Amazon Ads

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With summer waning, thoughts have begun to turn towards Christmas and the inevitable influx of consumer spending that accompanies it. However, due to current social restrictions, the drastic changes in consumer behaviour, this Q4 will prove to be unlike anything we have experienced before.

As lockdown brought shopping online and restrictions remain in place on the high street, consumers are preferring to make their purchases from the comfort of their own home; and this change in consumer behaviour will only accelerate in the coming months.

With over 62% of UK customers starting their product search on Amazon, there is a huge opportunity for retailers and brands to prosper as part of the shift to online spending.

What will make this year even more exciting for Amazon is the development and maturation of their advertising platform. During Q4 last year, Amazon Ads saw a growth of 39% YoY, which has continued to accelerate throughout 2020; revenue is predicted to reach at least $64 billion this Q4. With Amazon Advertising an increasingly popular channel, the competition between brands is on the rise, so a well thought out and concise strategy is necessary to succeed.

To help our clients make the most of Amazon in the run-up to Christmas, NMPi by Incubeta has developed a tool to monitor product performance in the SERP so that you’re fully prepared for the holiday season. Learn more about what our tool can do – and request a Free Amazon Report.


Check Out Your Competition

Around 75% of customers start their shopping journey using the Amazon search box. Where a consumer doesn’t have any brand loyalty, they will head straight to Amazon to explore the platform’s vast and diverse product selection.

The first row on the results page is especially lucrative, as over a third of Amazon customers click on these products. Getting your advertising strategy in shape should, therefore, be a huge priority. However, you’ll be appearing alongside a whole page of competing products, so it’s essential to keep an eye on your competitors and consider their strategy along with your own:

  • How do your products compare to the competition?
  • Where do you rank on the results page?
  • Is your product well reviewed?
  • Are you price competitive?

These questions will help you identify where you are (and aren’t) competitive; ensuring you’re not wasting ad spend on keywords where you’re unable to compete.

Our Amazon Market Monitor keeps an overview on the competition.

Push Price & Review Competitive Products

Now that you’re aware of your direct competition, Amazon Market Monitor identifies what products you should be advertising. There’s little, if any, point driving traffic to a poorly reviewed product as this will only lead to wasted ad spend and a poor conversion rate.

Over 96% of Amazon consumers said price is the most important factor in their purchasing decisions, with reviews being a close second. The products to focus on, then, should either have better reviews (number and rating) than your competitors, or be more price competitive.

Regardless of how much you love your products, it’s important to prioritise customer interaction rather than branding. This is particularly important on Amazon, where brand has even less influence.

As we move into Q4, and closer to Christmas, it’s important to consider consumer behaviour and increased intent to purchase. You should be focusing your strategy on high potential products, deals and top performers. Using our Market Monitor we can easily deduce where our products will perform well with advertising and where it’s not worth our time and spend.

Identify Keyword Gaps

Deciding what products to advertise is only half the battle; it’s important that you also have an effective target keyword strategy in place to compliment your chosen products. The majority of advertisers will often focus their attention on high volume search terms, competing for those top-end customers. However, it’s important to remember that there are just as many customers searching for longer tailed, lower volume keywords that are still relevant to your product.

Researching product keywords to target leads to a higher (and cheaper) click conversion rates, allowing you to bypass competitors whilst they fight over top volume keywords. With an effective balance of aggressive advertising on lower volume keywords and a more conservative approach to higher volume keywords, additional revenue can be generated at an efficient ACoS.

We can identify keyword gaps where there is little or poorer quality competition to expand advertising onto.

Maintain Top Positions On Key Search Terms

Now that you have an efficient targeting strategy in place and have identified your keywords, it’s crucial to maintain your dominant position on the SERP. As previously mentioned, over a third of customers click through the first row of products on the search results page. As these are mostly made up of sponsored ads, a competitor can easily increase their bid and knock you down the page; stealing all your valued customers in the process. By regularly monitoring your campaigns, product performance and search results, you can identify when your product gets pushed back by competitors and act accordingly.

We are able to automate this process and implement position metrics into performance data and reports, therefore making position tracking far easier and efficient.

Maximise Share Of Voice Across Keywords

Brands should consider advertising multiple products across their keyword targets to raise brand awareness and improve performance across their portfolio as a whole. The more space you take up, the more noticeable you are, and the Amazon SERP is no different. By maximising your share of voice through the number of your products that appear on the SERP you can increase your presence, expand brand awareness and capture more customers.

Maximising your share of voice across keywords is an effective strategy to use in Amazon advertising. With sponsored ads being placed at the top, middle and bottom of the search results page, you can bid on any of your products, and ensure that your brand is in front of the consumer at any given time. This gives the user less chance to click through a competitors ad meaning they are more likely to purchase yours.

Once again, we have utilised our Market Monitor tool to calculate this new, competitive metric and implement this into our performance data and reports.

Moving into Q4, it’s important that advertisers are familiar with Amazon Ads, and recognise the increasingly high levels of competition associated with the platform. With sponsored results appearing in nearly every search, the platform is expanding and business growth can be driven to new levels. With the help of our Market Monitor, we can level out our Amazon Ads activity, and in turn, sidestep the competition and boost sales.


For a limited time only, to celebrate the release of the new tool, we are offering free audits of your Amazon activity or an analysis of your wider market, to help people realise their Amazon potential – fill in the form today for your free audit.

This blog was originally posted on Incubeta’s website. 

Incubeta invites you to the unveiling of Seamless Search

September is upon us and with it brings an exciting new arrival. We are thrilled to announce the newest addition to the Incubeta family: Seamless Search.

Seamless Search TechnologyBe one of the first to get an exclusive look at this award-winning technology at our virtual unveiling on the 22nd September 2020.

This is the first time we’ll be showcasing the Seamless Search platform to the wider public; showing you first-hand how our one-of-a-kind software can enhance and improve your search strategy. Let Incubeta show you the true value of your paid and organic search and how to  use this data to achieve the best results for your business. Register today for our launch event and experience firsthand the true power of Seamless Search.

To learn more about our Seamless Search Software, check out our new Seamless website, seamlesspro.io.