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May 2018 Digital Marketing News Roundup

The digital marketing world is always changing, and it can be hard to keep up with all of the newsworthy updates that happen. That's why, we're starting a news series where each month we'll be rounding up the most important digital marketing news items and curating them for you in one place. May has been [...]

7 Steps to Set Up a Campaign in Google AdWords

Google AdWords is one of the best advertising options online. Google has over 1.17 billion users, and that's why AdWords is a great way to get your website in front of the eyes of your consumers. Did you know that for every $1 spent on Google AdWords, the average business owner ends up with $2 in revenue?  [...]

4 Tips for Creating Facebook Ads that Work

Facebook Ads are an effective way to market your business IF you know how to create, run, and manage them correctly. There’s an art and science behind using Facebook Ads, and I want to show you how to do it. Put yourself in your consumers’ situation. Imagine browsing your feed on Facebook, and you come [...]

5 Facebook Advertising Mistakes to Avoid

Facebook Ads are all the rage right now. With more than two billion active users on Facebook, it makes sense. You want to market your product and services on the platforms that your consumers are using the most. The only problem with Facebook Ads is that they don't follow the adage, "If you build it, they [...]

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[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 [...]

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 [...]

Google AdWords News: AdWords Review Extensions Get the Boot

It was a good idea, but not all good ideas succeed. Google decided to eliminate review extensions in January 2018, and Google deleted the review extensions and performance data from AdWords accounts in February 2018. In place of review extensions, Google recommended sitelinks, callouts, and structured snippets extensions. How the Reviews Worked Google knows the [...]

[AdWords Case Study] How Ruthless Ad Management Outperforms Equality

When I started playing football back in 1989, I distinctly remember how proud I felt when the coach gave me my first trinket on my helmet.  It was a star because I contributed to one of our wins that year.  I also remember my older brother who had dozens of trinkets on his helmet (similar [...]

5 Digital Marketing Trends to Look Out for in 2018

When I started my digital marketing career in 2006, I had a flip phone that couldn't connect to the Internet.  I was able to bid and pay only $0.10 per click on Google and Yahoo for a lot of high volume, core keywords.  Facebook didn't have an ad network.   And retargeting advertising didn't exist. Now, [...]

The Ultimate 2018 Digital Marketing Wishlist

The digital marketing world is absolutely full of tools. So full, in fact, it's often quite hard to discern which tools are worth your time and which aren't. Below is the full list of Main Street ROI's technology stack, which we use for both ourselves and our clients. Each program or service is tried and tested.  Read through to [...]