SOURCE: Omniture, Inc.

Omniture, Inc.

August 26, 2009 08:00 ET

National Geographic Increases Site Visits, Page Views and Return on Ad Spend With Omniture SearchCenter and Omniture SiteCatalyst

Leading Nonprofit Media Organization Uses Omniture Products to Connect Paid Search Performance to Key Web Site Metrics

OREM, UT--(Marketwire - August 26, 2009) - Omniture, Inc. (NASDAQ: OMTR), a leading provider of online business optimization software, today announced that National Geographic has increased site visits by 150 percent and page views by 155 percent on its Web site,, using Omniture SearchCenter and Omniture SiteCatalyst. National Geographic implemented Omniture products to connect its significant paid search efforts to its key Web site metrics.

Using SiteCatalyst and SearchCenter together, the National Geographic team measured the effect of search campaigns on site traffic and behavior, paying particular attention to metrics such as page views, ad views, video views and subscriptions.

"Prior to using Omniture, we didn't have the data needed to understand the value of different parts of our site to our visitors or how our keyword advertising was translating into subscriptions," said Ted McDonald, Web analytics manager for National Geographic. "Using Omniture SiteCatalyst and Omniture SearchCenter together has given us insight into our paid search spend and return on every part of our site, which has been invaluable to our business."

The company deployed SearchCenter to optimize its paid search initiatives with the goal of realizing a specific return on ad spend. National Geographic's primary goal from paid search was to drive subscriptions, and using SearchCenter, discovered that 90 percent of the company's keywords were losing money. As a result, the National Geographic team identified which keyword variations were ineffective and reallocated spend to the remaining profitable 10 percent of keywords, turning all of the company's paid search ads profitable. After identifying the proper keywords and appropriate match types, McDonald's team automated much of their paid search efforts.

"With SearchCenter, we've optimized our ads to a point where we don't need to change them often, which increases the productivity of the team and allows us to focus on more valuable tasks," continues McDonald. "When the profitability changes, I have dashboards set up that show the return on investment for each search campaign and I can make changes accordingly."

Omniture SearchCenter and Omniture SiteCatalyst are part of the Omniture Online Marketing Suite, an integrated suite of applications that enables marketers to unleash the power of their customer data to optimize ad spend and conversion while delivering customers relevant, personalized experiences.

For more information about National Geographic's use of Omniture products, visit Omniture's success story page.

About Omniture

Omniture, Inc. is a leading provider of online business optimization software, enabling customers to manage and enhance online, offline and multi-channel business initiatives. Omniture's software, which it hosts and delivers to its customers as an on-demand subscription service and on-premise solution, enables customers to capture, store and analyze information generated by their Web sites and other sources and to gain critical business insights into the performance and efficiency of marketing and sales initiatives and other business processes. In addition, Omniture offers a range of professional services that complement its online services, including implementation, best practices, consulting, customer support and user training through Omniture Education. Omniture's more than 5,000 customers include eBay, AOL, Wal-Mart, Gannett, Microsoft, Neiman Marcus, Oracle, Sony and HP.

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