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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 is a big, hairy beast of a platform and it's nearly impossible to set everything up correctly unless [...]

4 Warning Signs Your Google Ads Campaign Needs a Tune-Up

Think of Google Ads like owning a car. What would happen if you ignored all the warning lights and skipped your scheduled service tune-ups? Eventually, your car would break down.  Something would stop working and you would likely be forced to spend a lot of money to fix a problem that could have been avoided [...]

[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 [...]

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 example, [...]

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 [...]

[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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Pros and Cons of Investing in Social Media Marketing

Social media is a crowded space with a lot of options, yet the marketing potential for social media extends beyond simply posting and watching the interactions pour in. There are numerous ways to invest in social media marketing, but not all will produce the type of return on investment (ROI) you’re looking for as a [...]

7 Google Ads Mistakes That Could Be Hurting Your Campaign

I love Google Ads. In my opinion, it's one of the best investments a small business can make because it can generate tons of leads that convert into sales. But, it's also very easy to lose money if you mismanage your Google Ads account.  Google Ads mistakes can be costly but are often easy to [...]

The #1 Google Ads Metric That Determines Your Long-Term Success

With all the metrics available in a Google Ads campaign, did you know that only one of them is responsible for your campaign's success or failure?  It's hard to believe, but it's true.  If this one data point is superior to your competitors then you will dominate your market. Can you guess which one?  Is [...]

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