Pay Per Click Advertising

How Much Should You Spend in Google Ads?

What should your Google Ads budget be? As is the case with many things in marketing, the answer is “it depends!” The cost per click for each keyword can vary wildly depending on the competitiveness of the industry, how many other advertisers are targeting that keyword, the geographic location you choose to advertise in, etc. [...]

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 [...]

[Google Ads Case Study] How to Increase Revenue & Decrease Cost at the Same Time

You've probably heard the following quote attributed to John Wanamaker: "Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don't know which half." While that may have been true for John, that doesn't have to be the case anymore.  When Google Ads campaigns are set up correctly, it's possible to see [...]

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 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 [...]

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, [...]

[Google Ads Case Study] 3 “Cheats” to Instantly Boost Your ROI

If you grew up playing Nintendo in the '80s 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.  [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

2 Questions to Find Your Best Sources of Website Traffic

With digital marketing, there is certainly no shortage of hype about all the different tactics to drive traffic to your website.  There's SEO, Google Ads, Facebook Ads, LinkedIn, YouTube, TikTok, Snapchat, email marketing... Sorry, my hand cramped up trying to type up all the options. :) My point is, there's a lot to evaluate and [...]

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