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How to Use Google Analytics to Track All of Your Marketing

One of the things I admire about the small business owners I work with is the amount of effort they put into marketing their businesses. Most small business owners use a variety of different marketing channels including digital, print, direct mail, etc. Tracking digital marketing has become a fairly straightforward process, especially since online marketing [...]

4 Warning Signs Your Google Ads Campaign Needs a Tune-Up

Think of Google Ads like owning a car. What would happen if you ignored all the warning lights and skipped your scheduled service tune-ups? Eventually your car would break down.  Something would stop working and you would likely be forced to spend a lot of money to fix a problem that could have been avoided [...]

7 Google Ads Mistakes That Could Be Hurting Your Campaign

I love Google Ads. In my opinion, it's one of the best investments a small business can make because it can generate tons of leads that convert into sales. But, it's also very easy to lose money if you mismanage your Google Ads account.  Google Ads mistakes can be costly, but are often easy to [...]

[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 [...]

By | December 9th, 2018|Categories: Pay Per Click Advertising|Tags: , |

[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 [...]

By | December 6th, 2018|Categories: Pay Per Click Advertising|Tags: |

15 Stats That Prove Google Adwords Is A Great Investment For Your Business

Not sure Google AdWords is a good investment for your business? Then consider the 15 stats below, which I organized around frequently-asked questions (FAQs) that I hear from business owners.   First things first, if you're considering search engine advertising, then you need to answer this FAQ...   Are My Customers Really Using Search Engines [...]

4 Steps to Create Your Digital Marketing Plan

With less than 2 months left in the year, it's time to buckle down and create next year's marketing plan if you haven’t already.  If you have writer's block or early onset Holidayitis, then this 4-step process will help you kick start your planning season. Before we dive in I need to clear up an all [...]

10 AdWords Challenges for Small Businesses and How to Overcome Them

Harnessing the full potential of 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 AdWords is more than worth your while. Cultivating effective ad campaigns requires research, optimization and a whole lot of patience. [...]

By | October 12th, 2018|Categories: Pay Per Click Advertising|Tags: , , |

A Guide To The Google Ads Universe

When you think of Google Ads (AKA Google AdWords), then where do you picture the ads?  My guess is you immediately think of the ads on Google.com.  Do a search in Google and you'll typically see 3-4 ads at the top of the page that look strikingly similar to the organic results, except for the [...]