Google have today as reported by mediapost, launched in open Beta their website optimiser software, that is designed to help you convert your PPC traffic at the highest possible level by making it simple to test different landing pages, and deliver the one which converts best, thereby giving you more bang for the buck or punch for the pound, or yang for the Yen (oops I forgot, Google doesn’t do China right 😀 )
I am not going to bore you stupid with the details, but suffice to say that if you are running PPC, then you really should look at this. It is nothing new really, as decent SEO’s have been running these tests manually forever. Google have just made it easier.
Sign up for the Google Website Optimser
On a slightly different but related, google have taken YET ANOTHER step closer to sleeping with the enemy by launching a new partner program called Google Website Optimizer Authorized Consultants. Optimost, EpikOne, Future Now, ROI Revolution, and SiteTuners.com, providers of conversion optimization services, are charter members of the group.
Now call me old fashioned, but I see this as another step to Google preparing to cut out all the smaller individual affiliate marketers and going for broke with running CPA themselves. I think Google will cut deals direct with the companies, and force advertisers who are now using Commissions Junction etc to deal with the Mighty Google (at greatly reduced profits no doubt)!
The writing is on the wall, and it reads to me like —–
Affiliate Marketers, make Hay now, for tomorrow it is gonna rain Google rain!