Pay Per Click Advertising

Top 5 Google Ads Myths, Debunked

If you search for information on Google Ads (formerly known as Google AdWords) online, you'll likely see many conflicting opinions. Some people will encourage everyone to use it because it has a great ROI, while others will say it's a waste of money. There will be articles about how people don't click on Google Ads, [...]

By |September 24th, 2020|Categories: Pay Per Click Advertising|

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 [...]

What You Need to Know About Google Quality Score

Whether you use Google Ads all the time or have toyed with the idea of starting a campaign, you've likely heard about Google’s ‘Quality Score’ -- the rating that Google gives your targeted keywords based on a number of different factors.  This score is also used to determine your cost per-click (CPC) and ad rank [...]

By |August 28th, 2020|Categories: Pay Per Click Advertising|Tags: |

[Google Ads Case Study] How to Increase Revenue & Decrease Cost at the Same Time

You've probably heard the following quote attributed to John Wanamaker, "Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don't know which half." While that may have been true for John, that doesn't have to be the case anymore.  When Google Ads campaigns are set up correctly, it's possible to see [...]

How to Track the Quantity & Quality of Phone Calls from Google Ads

Recently, one of our SEO clients approached us for help with Google Ads, and she asked us to audit her Google Ads account to answer this question: Which keywords and ads drove a recent influx of new phone call leads?" This is a common situation where a business sees an increase in calls and wants [...]

The Most Critical Factor In Your Google Ads Campaign

Want to know the one, most critical factor that will determine the success or failure with Google Ads? I'll give you a hint: It has nothing to do with copywriting, quality scores, landing page optimization, or any fancy automation or research tools.  Don't get me wrong, those are all important, but they aren't the most [...]

Congruence = Secret to Google Ads Success

Whether you're new to Google Ads or a wily veteran, I can pretty much guarantee you will eventually fall victim to Campaign Tunnel Vision. This little known ailment occurs when you overly focus your attention and effort on just one piece of your sales funnel at the expense of all the other key areas. For [...]

4 Reasons Businesses “Just Say No” to Google Ads (When They Really Should Say “Yes”)

Remember the “Just Say No!” ad campaigns during the 80’s and 90’s to discourage children from using recreational drugs?  The one comeback line that I’ll never forget is, “I’m not a chicken, you’re a turkey” which you can watch here and reminisce about those earlier years. While the intentions of this ad are good and [...]

6 Reasons Why Google Ads Are a Smart Investment

I'll admit right away that Google Ads are not a good fit for every business. For example, if none of your prospective customers use Google to find your products or services, then it doesn’t make any sense to use Google Ads (formerly known as Google AdWords). But chances are, your prospective customers are searching in [...]

5 Google Ads Tips to Start Seeing Results Right Now

Getting started with Google Ads is easy, and blowing through an advertising budget is even easier -- but are you getting the results you want? Many small business owners plunge into Google's PPC advertising platform without any real knowledge about how to audit their campaigns. All too often, they see their clicks and impressions piling [...]