Tracking and Analytics

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 13 SEO Tools Every Small Business Should Be Using

To be successful with search engine optimization (SEO), you must use the right tools. It's simply impossible to conduct keyword research, analyze competitors, track rankings, track traffic and conversion trends, identify technical problems, and implement effective content marketing without the proper tools. Yet with so many tools on the market, how do you know which to [...]

Case Study: How to Identify Where Your Leads Are Coming From

In this article I'm going to present a case study about how to determine where your website leads are coming from. Once you understand which marketing tactics are driving leads, then you can focus your resources on improving those tactics to generate even more leads and sales.   Background One of our clients recently saw [...]

A Guide To The Google Ads Universe

When you think of Google Ads (AKA Google AdWords), then where do you picture the ads?  My guess is you immediately think of the ads on Google.com.  Do a search in Google and you'll typically see 3-4 ads at the top of the page that look strikingly similar to the organic results, except for the [...]

6 FAQs About Google Analytics That Every Small Business Owner Wants Answered

Google Analytics is an incredibly valuable resource for your business. Not only can you use it to track your digital marketing, but it can be used to track your offline marketing as well. Google Analytics helps you understand what's working and what isn't, so you can focus your budget on what is actually benefiting your business. [...]

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9 Ways to Measure Digital Marketing Success

A positive return on investment is the goal of every digital marketing campaign. However, while the endgame of digital marketing is to increase profits, not every campaign directly leads to dollars and cents. Some campaigns raise awareness of your brand, while others might bring visitors to your blog -- both help increase profits in the [...]

How to Track the Quantity & Quality of Phone Calls from Google Ads

Recently, one of our SEO clients approached us for help with Google Ads, and she asked us to audit her Google Ads account to answer this question: Which keywords and ads drove a recent influx of new phone call leads?" This is a common situation where a business sees an increase in calls and wants [...]

Are You Throwing Spaghetti At the Wall & It’s Not Sticking? Here’s Why

I'm sure you've heard the saying, "throw spaghetti against the wall and see what sticks."  It's a common way to describe the process of testing many different tactics at the same time in order to identify what works (sticks) and what doesn't work (falls to the floor). It's a nice analogy to visualize the process [...]

7 Google Analytics Goals to Use for Your Small Business

Have you ever considered what a visitors experience is like when they're on your website? Are they engaged in your content, or do they leave without clicking to a new page? Are they reading your blog posts or moving on quickly? Which of your marketing channels are resulting in more leads or sales? Using Google Analytics [...]

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 - [...]