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3 Steps to Reel In Customers from Social Media Marketing

One of my favorite commercials (yes, I have favorite commercials) is for the Banjo Minnow.  If you like to fish, then you've probably seen this lure in stores.  I liked that commercial so much that my dad eventually went out and bought the kit for me.   When you watch the commercial you'll hear reference [...]

6 Reasons Why Every Business Needs a Social Media Marketing Strategy

In case you haven't noticed, social media is not just a fad... It's also not just for teeny boppers. That means that it provides a valuable opportunity for your small business to reach a broader audience and market your products or services. Even if you already know this, you still might be struggling to answer this question... [...]

2 Google Ads Lessons Learned from a Recent Running Injury

Recently, I started to feel pain in my Achilles tendon while running.  Like most runners, I ignored it.  I just kept right on running like there was nothing to worry about.  That is of course until that fateful day when my Achilles was too sore to walk normally without pain.  When you can't walk, then [...]

[Google Ads Case Study] The Solution to Unqualified Leads

About a month ago, we started working with a client to improve their Google Ads campaigns.  More specifically, we were hired because their sales team consistently complained they were, "getting the wrong kinds of leads!"  Sound familiar? In other words, the ad campaign was driving too many unqualified prospects and the sales team was sick [...]

[Google Ads Case Study] 3 “Cheats” to Instantly Boost Your ROI

If you grew up playing Nintendo in the 80's like me, then you probably remember the Contra "cheat" code to get 30 lives - up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, b, a, start.  That is forever ingrained in my memory! Contra was an incredibly difficult and frustrating game if you played without that cheat code.  [...]

How to Set Up Your Digital Marketing Dashboard Using Google Analytics

If you don't have the time or inclination to dig into your marketing data and reports, then you're going to love this... I'm going to show you how to use just one report (I call it your "digital marketing dashboard") to get a bird's eye view of the performance across all your marketing channels.  That's [...]

Top 6 Ways to Get Traffic to Your Website

What’s the best digital marketing tactic for driving new prospects to your website? I’ll give you a hint - No matter which tactic you’re thinking of right now, you’re wrong…   One Tactic Alone Can Never Be the Best Sure, one tactic will likely be better than others for your business, but that doesn’t mean [...]

[Google Ads Case Study] 5 Steps to Boost Conversions by 41% While Cutting Costs 33%

When I was reviewing one of our client's accounts in Google Ads (formerly known as Google AdWords), I started to notice that our client was consistently generating more conversions at a lower cost per conversion.  When I took a closer look, I was pleasantly surprised to see conversions were up 41% and cost per conversion [...]

10 Google Ads Challenges for Small Businesses and How to Overcome Them

Harnessing the full potential of Google Ads (formerly Google AdWords) is easier said than done, especially if you're a small business owner who is new to online advertising. But make no mistake -- overcoming the challenges of using Google Ads is more than worth your while. Cultivating effective ad campaigns requires research, optimization and a [...]

The Difference Between Google Ads Search and Display Networks

To be blunt, it's easy to waste a large percentage of your advertising budget in Google Ads (aka Google AdWords). Google has designed the Google Ads platform with advertising professionals and analysts in mind and therefore choosing the correct setup for your campaign's goals is often tricky. That is to say, one seemingly innocuous setting can throw off an entire campaign. [...]