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LONDON, October 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
UK Search Awards 2013 today announced its shortlisting of leading independent digital marketing agency Greenlight, for six awards, in recognition of the exemplary results the agency has delivered for its clients and for its innovative, unique proprietary search marketing technology platform, Hydra.
Now in their third year, The UK Search Awards are a national awards competition to celebrate the very best in search engine optimisation (SEO), pay-per-click (PPC) and digital marketing. They were launched in 2011 by Don't Panic in association with Manual Link and SEMPO.
For the "Best use of Search - Finance" and "Best PPC Campaign" categories, Greenlight has been nominated for the novel PPC strategy and approach it undertook for its client L&G Investments which saw it net 414% more ROI from Paid Search for ISA's.
The project involved segmentations of keywords at a very granular level, the integration of Usage & Attitudes segmentation profiling and keyword visualisation/modelling, to create laser targeted Paid Search creative messaging, made possible via Greenlight's proprietary Hydra platform. This was then deployed across Paid Search for the 2013 season to dramatic commercial effect.
The agency's transformation of RS Components into a £12 million online retail powerhouse in just six months has Greenlight shortlisted for "Best SEO Campaign", whilst its use of social media combined with traditional and digital PR campaigns to get insurer LV= firmly on Google's page 1 (from page 5) for its key life insurance terms, sees Greenlight on the shortlist for the "Best Use of PR in a Search Campaign" category.
Hydra, Greenlight's proprietary multi-faceted data aggregation and visualisation platform has been nominated for two awards - "Innovation" and "Best SEO Software".
Incurring paid clicks on keywords which businesses already rank for naturally, can typically waste up to 20% of the Search budget, whilst multiple listings for the same keywords in Natural and Paid Search do not always deliver incremental clicks.
Hydra uses the Microsoft Azure cloud and a browser-based interface, to fully customise, manage and analyse digital strategy. Using patent-pending technology, it is the only solution that can calculate the true SEO/PPC efficiency of brands' keyword sets, thereby increasing ROI by eliminating overlap.
Hydra is the only solution on the market which has inbuilt toolsets and frameworks to determine, measure and reveal exactly how SEO and PPC compliment or cannibalise each other and the true cost of clicks and sales. With no tools to glean this insight, the effect has lain hidden thus the true cost has remained understated, and 'unknown'.
Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony taking place at The Emirates Stadium in London on Thursday 14 November, which Greenlight and guests will be attending.
Notes to Editors:
Greenlight is a leading independent digital marketing agency. With over 100 blue-chip clients including Santander, Sky and ghd, Greenlight is a leader in the digital marketing space, and is recognized worldwide for its commitment to delivering record ROI for its clients and investing in the future.
Greenlight is considered the premier thought leader in the sector, publishing widely read industry reports, original research and speaking at trade events. Founded in 2001, Greenlight is headquartered in London, with offices in New York.
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