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Google Adds Checklist: 9 Key PPC Search Campaign Settings

I just setup a Google Ads (formerly known as Google AdWords) campaign for a client, and I've decided to share our Google Ads Checklist because I think you'll benefit from it when setting up a new campaign. If you're about to launch a new Google Ads PPC search campaign, then there are 9 key settings [...]

Are Google Search Ads a Good Option for Your Business? 4 Questions to Find Out

Deciding to advertise with Google Ads can be a daunting step for any small-to-medium-sized business. Frankly, Google doesn’t do a good job at spelling out what types of businesses would benefit from search ads. Nor are they particularly forthright about what to expect with different sized budgets. The whole Google Ads platform is designed with [...]

By |September 28th, 2019|Categories: Pay Per Click Advertising|

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 |September 5th, 2019|Categories: Pay Per Click Advertising|Tags: |

The Most Important Google AdWords Report (Hint: It’s Hidden)

  ''People only see what they are prepared to see." Ralph Waldo Emerson was of course not talking about Google Ads when he penned that quote, but it fits perfectly with the topic of this article.  When managing Google Ads campaigns, you will miss critical information unless you are prepared to see it.   Not Everything [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

6 Ways to Boost Your Google Ads Ad 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 [...]

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 [...]