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10 AdWords Challenges for Small Businesses and How to Overcome Them

Harnessing the full potential of Google AdWords is easier said than done, especially if you're a small business owner who is new to online advertising. But make no mistake -- overcoming the challenges of using AdWords is more than worth your while. Cultivating effective ad campaigns requires research, optimization and a whole lot of patience. [...]

By | October 12th, 2018|Categories: Pay Per Click Advertising|Tags: , , |

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 Reasons Why Google AdWords Is a Smart Investment

I'll admit right away that Google AdWords is 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 AdWords. But chances are, your prospective customers are searching in Google.  You can check using [...]

Google AdWords: How Much Should You Spend?

Google AdWords is a powerful advertising tool for small businesses. We work with clients all the time that have had great success generating leads and seeing a great ROI by using Google AdWords. Whenever we speak to potential clients or host a Google AdWords webinar, one of the most common questions we hear is: How much should I [...]

7 Steps to Set Up a Campaign in Google AdWords

Google AdWords is one of the best advertising options online. Google has over 1.17 billion users, and that's why AdWords is a great way to get your website in front of the eyes of your consumers. Did you know that for every $1 spent on Google AdWords, the average business owner ends up with $2 in revenue?  [...]

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 [...]

Google AdWords News: AdWords Review Extensions Get the Boot

It was a good idea, but not all good ideas succeed. Google decided to eliminate review extensions in January 2018, and Google deleted the review extensions and performance data from AdWords accounts in February 2018. In place of review extensions, Google recommended sitelinks, callouts, and structured snippets extensions. How the Reviews Worked Google knows the [...]

[AdWords Case Study] How Ruthless Ad Management Outperforms Equality

When I started playing football back in 1989, I distinctly remember how proud I felt when the coach gave me my first trinket on my helmet.  It was a star because I contributed to one of our wins that year.  I also remember my older brother who had dozens of trinkets on his helmet (similar [...]

What You Need to Know About Google Quality Score

Whether you use Google AdWords 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 | December 16th, 2017|Categories: Pay Per Click Advertising|Tags: |

[Google AdWords 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 AdWords is set up correctly, it's possible to see exactly [...]

By | November 19th, 2017|Categories: Pay Per Click Advertising|Tags: , |