Pay Per Click Advertising

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 [...]

[Google Ads Case Study] The Solution to Unqualified Leads

Recently, we started working with a client to improve their Google Ads campaigns.  More specifically, we were hired because their sales team consistently complained they were, "getting the wrong kinds of leads!"  Sound familiar? In other words, the ad campaign was driving too many unqualified prospects and the sales team was sick of weeding through [...]

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 [...]

Why Many Businesses LOSE Money With Google Ads

Google Ads search advertising can be one of the best investments for your business for 2 very good reasons: Highly targeted - Your ad only appears when people are searching for your product or service in Google.  So you get in front of your ideal customer at the exact time she's looking to buy. Low risk - [...]

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 10th, 2020|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, [...]

2 Google Ads Lessons Learned from a Recent Running Injury

Recently, I started to feel pain in my Achilles tendon while running.  Like most runners, I ignored it.  I just kept right on running like there was nothing to worry about.  That is of course until that fateful day when my Achilles was too sore to walk normally without pain.  When you can't walk, then [...]

[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 30th, 2020|Categories: Pay Per Click Advertising|Tags: |

Google Ads: How Much Should You Spend?

Google Ads (formerly known as Google AdWords) is one of the most powerful advertising platforms for small businesses. When we speak with potential clients and host webinars about Google Ads, one of the most common questions we hear is: How much should I be spending in Google Ads? That's a great question and there are really 2 [...]

Google Shopping Update: Now You Can Show Your Products for Free

On Tuesday, Google announced some BIG news for small businesses.  In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Google is overhauling its Shopping results to show free listings.  Since 2012, businesses had to pay to show products in the Shopping results, but starting next week it'll be free! Here's what Bill Ready, President of Commerce, said on Google's blog: [...]

By |April 23rd, 2020|Categories: COVID, Pay Per Click Advertising|Tags: , |