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Pay Per Click Advertising

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 example, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

13 Questions You Must Answer To Ensure Your Google Ads Campaign Is Set Up Correctly

I wish I had this list when I was just getting started with Google Ads... It would have prevented countless early mistakes that cost me a lot of time and money. The reality is that Google Ads (formerly known as Google AdWords) is a big, hairy beast of a platform and it's nearly impossible to [...]

5 Ways to Boost Your Google Ads Click-Through Rates

When I was a kid I used to love watching Voltron on Saturday mornings.  In Voltron, 5 separate spaceships would combine to create a super robot called "Voltron" to fight large enemies.  As individual spaceships, they didn't stand a chance, but once they came together as Voltron, they were able to win the battles. A [...]

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 AdWords, and eventually Facebook Ads... Regardless of the ad network, the question is always the same, "How [...]

By |May 6th, 2021|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, [...]

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. But chances are, your prospective customers are searching in Google.  You can check using [...]

[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 without that cheat code.  [...]

By |April 22nd, 2021|Categories: Pay Per Click Advertising|Tags: |

Answer to Your #1 Question About Online Marketing

I recently reviewed a survey we conducted, where we asked small business owners this question: "What's your #1 question about online marketing?" As I combed through the questions, I realized there was a common theme.  A lot of the questions focused on the one thing to do, or the one tactic to use to get [...]

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