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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 [...]

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 (formerly known as Google AdWords) is a big, hairy beast of a platform and it's nearly impossible to [...]

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 - [...]

5 Google Ads Tips to Start Seeing Results Right Now

Getting started with Google Ads is easy, and blowing through an advertising budget is even easier -- but are you getting the results you want? Many small business owners plunge into Google's PPC advertising platform without any real knowledge about how to audit their campaigns. All too often, they see their clicks and impressions piling [...]

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

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

Google Ads: How Much Should You Spend?

Google Ads (formerly known as 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 Ads. Whenever we speak to potential clients or host a Google Ads webinar, one of the most common questions [...]

[Google Ads Case Study] 5 Steps to Boost Conversions by 41% While Cutting Costs 33%

When I was reviewing one of our client's accounts in Google Ads (formerly known as Google AdWords), I started to notice that our client was consistently generating more conversions at a lower cost per conversion.  When I took a closer look, I was pleasantly surprised to see conversions were up 41% and cost per conversion [...]