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Pay Per Click Advertising

What Are Negative Keywords, and How to Use Them in Your Google Ads Campaign

A business analytics company targeting enterprise companies bids on keywords around data science and business intelligence, yet its PPC campaign includes people looking for jobs in data science and BI. An optometrist running a search campaign focuses on the keyword “glasses” but finds her ads are being shown to people searching for wine glasses or [...]

By |May 16th, 2022|Categories: Google Ads, SEO|

How to Get Cheap Clicks with Facebook Ads

Since the dawn of the Internet, businesses have been on a quest for the cheapest advertising options to drive qualified prospects to their websites. First came banner ads, then flashing banner ads, then Overture pay-per-click ads, then Google Ads, eventually Facebook Ads... Regardless of the ad network, the question is always the same, "How do [...]

By |May 6th, 2022|Categories: Pay Per Click Advertising|Tags: |

The Key to Success with Facebook Ads: Audience Temperature

Audience temperature is arguably the most important targeting variable that many businesses ignore when creating Facebook Ad campaigns. It's easy to ignore because there are no options to select the audience temperature as you're building your campaign.  It's not quite as simple as choosing your age range and gender. Unfortunately, when you get this wrong, [...]

How SEO, PPC, Email & Social Media All Work Together

Ever wonder how certain digital marketing tactics impact each other? And how you can mix them together for maximum results? For example, how does advertising in Google Ads impact your search engine rankings?  Or how about the reverse -- how does SEO impact Google Ads campaigns?  And how does social media marketing impact email marketing? Or are these tactics mutually [...]

The #1 Google Ads Metric That Determines Your Long-Term Success

With all the metrics available in a Google Ads campaign, did you know that only one of them is responsible for your campaign's success or failure?  It's hard to believe, but it's true.  If this one data point is superior to your competitors then you will dominate your market. Can you guess which one?  Is [...]

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

Harnessing the full potential of Google Ads 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 whole lot of [...]

How Buying a Puppy Is a Lot Like Launching Google Ads

For about a year, my kids relentlessly asked for a dog, and my wife and I finally 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 bigger [...]

By |April 4th, 2022|Categories: Pay Per Click Advertising|

Getting Started with Google Ads: How to Determine Your Test Budget

If you're considering launching a Google Ads campaign, you may be asking yourself, "How much do I need to invest to test this out?  Is $100 enough or do I need thousands?" It's an important question and I hear it all the time from prospective clients. Unfortunately, this question is impossible to answer without further [...]

By |March 31st, 2022|Categories: Pay Per Click Advertising|

The 4 Facebook Ads Campaigns Every Business Should Use

I have an embarrassing confession. When I first starting advertising in Facebook Ads, I made a huge mistake. You see, I got started in 2006 advertising in Google AdWords and Yahoo and over time I'll admit I became a bit cocky. Then Facebook Ads launched in 2007 and I foolishly applied the same methodologies that [...]

By |March 6th, 2022|Categories: Pay Per Click Advertising|Tags: |

[Facebook Case Study] Results From Testing 5 Different Targeting Options

If you've ever set up a Facebook Ads campaign, then you know the targeting options can be very overwhelming;  There's a seemingly infinite number of options and combinations to choose from. And if you don't have a clear plan of attack before logging in to create your campaigns, then you'll likely feel stuck and frustrated [...]

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