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How Buying a Puppy Is a Lot Like Launching Google Ads

For about a year, my kids have relentlessly asked for a dog, and recently my wife and I agreed to go look and get more information. Our plan was to see what kinds of dogs were available and how much they cost so that we'd be ready to buy one after we move into a [...]

By |January 21st, 2021|Categories: Pay Per Click Advertising|

4 Google Analytics Mistakes That Lead to Poor Marketing Decisions

Did you know Google Analytics data can actually lead you and your team to make poor marketing decisions? That probably comes as a surprise considering how I recommend this tool to every business, but it's true!  If you're not careful reading your Google Analytics reports, then you could end up drawing the wrong conclusions about what's [...]

By |January 15th, 2021|Categories: Tracking and Analytics|Tags: |

How & Why to Use Google Analytics to Optimize Google Ads

I'm sure you've heard Peter Drucker's famous quote: If you can't measure it, you can't improve it. Of course, Peter wasn't talking about Google Ads, but he might as well have been. When it comes to success using Google Ads, measuring campaign performance is absolutely critical. If you aren't measuring conversions like quote requests, online [...]

The 4-Part Framework for Digital Marketing Success

Did you know there are 4 parts, or pieces, that every successful digital marketing campaign must have? If you're missing or deficient in any of these 4 areas, then your marketing will fail.  It's really that simple. That leads us to the first key concept here...   Digital Marketing Is A Lot Like Assembling A [...]

Google Analytics 4: Why You Should Set It Up Now

Remember when Microsoft completely overhauled the user interface of MS Word and Excel to use the "ribbon" layout? I'll never forget it because I was at the point in my career where I could use those programs with my eyes closed... But then it all came crashing down with the "new and improved" ribbon update. [...]

By |January 5th, 2021|Categories: Tracking and Analytics|

The Ultimate Guide to Google Analytics

You’re minutes away from learning how to track and measure the return on investment (ROI) from all of your digital marketing.   No more guessing that your SEO, advertising, email marketing, social media, and any other channel you’re investing in is generating leads and sales.  By going through the steps in this guide, you’ll be [...]

Google Analytics Audit: 10 Steps to Check Your Account is Set Up Correctly

Google Analytics is extremely powerful and is an essential piece of every company's digital strategy. Yet, it's also notoriously difficult to navigate and relies heavily on the proper setup in order to deliver the data that small businesses find valuable. Before you even begin setting up or reviewing your Google Analytics, it's a good idea [...]

By |December 31st, 2020|Categories: Tracking and Analytics|Tags: , |

3 Steps to Improve Your Website Conversion Rates

If you want to generate more sales from your digital marketing, then you only have two options... First, the most common option is to invest in driving more traffic to your website. If you can double the number of qualified prospects visiting your website, then you'll likely double your sales.  Intuitively, this makes sense and is [...]

3 Common Beliefs That Will Sabotage Your Marketing

Marketing success is not just the result of sound strategy and disciplined execution.  Those are of course key ingredients, but there's one more ingredient that I would argue is more important: Your mindset. Over the past many years I've created and executed marketing plans, I've come to realize that long-term success or failure is often [...]

Use Search Intent to Guide Your SEO Strategy

Here's an important question to consider: In the world of search engine optimization (SEO), what's worse than not ranking on the first page of Google for your desired keyword?  You can't do any worse than that right? Wrong! You can actually do much worse. The answer is investing time and money to rank on the [...]

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