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Greenlight and WebtraffIQ partner

Greenlight the search engine marketing consultancy and WebtraffIQ the web analytics agency partner

13 March 2003, London, UK ---- Greenlight the search engine marketing agency have signed an exclusive one year partnership with the web analytics agency WebtraffIQ.

Greenlight approached WebtraffIQ in November 2002 to see if there was any scope for a ‘partnership’, blending web analytics and search engine marketing (SEM) and the associated mediums.

It became apparent very quickly that both parties had a lot to gain from collaboration, and agreement was reached in late January 2003. Greenlight will begin to resell the WebtraffIQ service, reporting and analysis suite to existing and potential clients, enabling them to gain a better understanding of the contribution SEM is making to their website traffic and sales.

Marcos Richardson Director of WebtraffIQ comments, “With limited budgets and much focus on the return on investment (ROI), bringing back quantifiable and qualitative data is paramount to many organisations’ online strategy. This has always been one key element behind WebtraffIQ’s product and service, and when Warren Cowan, Managing Director of Greenlight approached WebtraffIQ, we were delighted that Greenlight wanted to promote this offering to their clients. Greenlight can now present clients with a clear audit trail of SEM, search engine optimisation (SEO) and other online marketing activities in a cost effective and efficient manner.”

WebtraffIQ will have the added advantage of being able to refer any clients wishing to increase their search engine ranking directly to Greenlight, as it becomes even more apparent that search engine referrals continue to account for a huge percentage of traffic generated to websites.

Warren Cowan, Managing Director at Greenlight explains, “We identified the importance of integrating web analytics into our search engine optimisation and marketing campaigns quite some time ago, due to the lack of confidence in the sector. SEM is still regarded as a black art for many, and we will demonstrate that it is not, and that in fact it is a solid marketing medium and channel, preferred to most as a cost effective and efficient service available to off and online marketers.”

Cowan adds, “Being able to visualise customer activity helps the targeted development of marketing activities and enhancement of specific critical areas of clients’ websites. With the strengthening popularity of models such as pay per click (PPC) currently afoot in the market, customers and account handlers will want to see exactly what is being delivered for the allocated budget. WebtraffIQ will measure and analyse online behaviour and response to marketing initiatives, whilst Greenlight will generate targeted traffic to those sites.”

Marcos Richardson comments, “Greenlight is taking steps that will revitalise the search engine marketing industry buy creating higher standards of service. We envisage there will be an unprecedented increase in our sales this year as organisations begin to gain a greater understanding of how they perform online, and take closer notice to their customer data.”


----Notes to editors----

Photographs are available of the WebtraffIQ team.

The media spokespeople for WebtraffIQ are Marcos Richardson, European Director and Kevin Hutchinson, Chief Technical Officer (CTO).

About Greenlight

Greenlight is a search-marketing agency that assists its clients in generating ROI through targeted search engine placement. Offering a range of consultancy based, and pay for performance services, as well as detailed web analytics and ROI tracking tools, Greenlight helps marketers tap the search qualified audience worldwide, and deliver & track them to conversion, proactively optimising the process to maximize profits.

Founded by in 2001 by Warren Cowan, in response to his disappointment with low standards and narrow thought within the industry, Greenlight was set up to accommodate the need for a more adaptive, flexible and integrated approach to search marketing.

Since 2001 Greenlight has accommodated the needs of many blue chip companies UK and Europe wide including Financial Advisor John Charcol, and Web portal, Lycos, as well as consulting on behalf number of several major interactive agencies.

About WebtraffIQ

WebtraffIQ is a real-time visitor tracking and reporting analysis product and service for business web sites and e-commerce enterprises. The system has undertaken a four-year research and development-testing period and is used by over 400 individual web sites.

WebtraffIQ provides a campaign tracking service which enables clients to see how various online and offline marketing techniques are working, in effect creating a rich picture of a web site's activities.

WebtraffIQ’s clients include: Business Link (Kent), City & Guilds, Eyetracker, Mando Group, Perceptor, Reuters Business Insight, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and Tiscali UK.

Tags: Search Engine Marketing, web analytics, web monitoring, web measurement, website measurement, web metrics, real-time measurement