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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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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 [...]

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 [...]

[Google Ads Case Study] 33% Reduction in Cost Per Lead Using the Kaizen Approach

Kaizen is a Japanese word for continuous improvement. Ever since I studied Kaizen in a college Operations class (specifically how Kaizen has been a competitive advantage for Toyota), I've tried to apply the concept to different areas of my life.  And looking back on recent successes, I've discovered that they were all the result of this [...]

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

When I was reviewing one of our client's accounts in Google Ads, 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 was down 33% since the [...]

Google Ads Search vs Display Network: What’s The Difference?

To be blunt, it's easy to waste a large percentage of your advertising budget with Google Ads. Google has designed the Google Ads platform with advertising professionals and analysts in mind and therefore choosing the correct setup for your campaign's goals is often tricky. That is to say, one seemingly innocuous setting can throw off an entire campaign. In this article, [...]

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. But chances are, your prospective customers are searching in Google.  You can check using [...]

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