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Which would you prefer: The attention-grabbing digital ad that attracts 1,000 website visits? Or the slow-performing one that’s received just 12 clicks so far? It’s a trick question. The answer is neither. At least, not until you know how many of those visitors converted. A super-targeted ad resulting in a dozen qualified conversion actions would be ten times more valuable ...
There have been many debates in the search marketing community over whether or not to do match type segmentation. Ultimately, each PPC manager has to decide for themselves what makes the most sense for their accounts. But for those wondering whether this structure is right for them, here are the factors to consider when weighing the options.
Last week we touched upon how to use PPC for Email Marketing. Today we’re going to discuss how PPC can help your Search Engine Optimization (SEO) efforts. PPC & SEO PPC campaigns can help determine which keywords are highly searched and which keywords are driving conversions (sales/leads). You’ll also derive what kind of messaging from ad copy testing is the most compelling to users.
I know many account managers get a little flustered when you mention Google Analytics and using it for PPC management. It’s not that they don’t recognize the value, and it’s not even that they don’t know how to use it, it’s just that everyone usually thinks they’re not utilizing it to full potential and they’re going to look like a newb if they have to show how they’re using it.
Changes to AdWords are nothing new coming out of the Google camp, but it’s a pretty mixed bag with positive and not so positive changes. So, when you heard about new AdWords URLs, you were probably scratching your head and trying to figure the whole thing out. Well, scratch no longer (really, you’ll get a blister)—we’ve got you covered! Did you hear about Google taking away ...
Last week, we told you about this sweet new thing in Google Analytics (GA) called “Display Advertiser Features”, which lets you toggle a switch to start collecting remarketing data without the pain associated with placing new codes. If you have Universal Analytics set up, you can tell GA to start collecting data on your site visitors that allow you to use these types of features.
As we’re working to keep with a football theme this week, I wanted to tackle what I first think of when football comes to mind: injuries. It may be because I have a son that will one day hate me when I tell him there’s no way he’s playing football, or maybe it’s because I have no real knowledge of the game outside of Friday Night Lights (Street! Nooo!).
Conversion rate optimization (CRO) is a huge topic in the PPC world, especially since increasing this metric can turn dirt into gold in your accounts. Each time someone clicks you have a chance to gain a conversion – whether that’s a sale, lead form filled out, or subscriber gained. Each time that person doesn’t perform a conversion on your site, you’re wasting money.
As a business, you may not be looking for full PPC management services, but you know that you need extra eyes on the account. Below, we list two ongoing services that PPC agencies can offer. Recurring Audit The recurring nature likely lends itself to not only in-house account teams, but would probably have to be for fairly high budget situations.
Series week continues at PPC Hero as we try to write about the same topic every day. This week’s topic is predictions for 2015. When I’m asked to think about 2015, the first area I assess is how keyword targeting seems like it’s becoming less relevant, and there are so many new alternatives to targeting ads. I fully expect all the new features in 2015 to follow suite.
It’s been a busy week for AdWords, as they’ve released two new features to help us manage our campaigns more efficiently. These changes are Custom Columns and AdWords Editor version 11. Both have sweet, new stuff for you to sink your teeth into! Custom Columns This past Tuesday, Google announced Custom Columns as a new feature.
Growing a company’s revenue with a good ROI is basically the goal for every marketing venture. The method and strategies vary from case to case, but mostly they all boil down to an effort to increase profits. It’s important that as digital advertisers, we align ourselves with that end goal in our own efforts.
Most of the time, we inherit PPC accounts from new clients or when we take on new positions as in-house managers. I’ve been in the industry for nearly four years, and I have yet to take on a client that came to us with no account. Naturally, we all like things organized a little differently. Some of that is just preference, but some differences in organization can really have ...
It happens to the best of us: you and your client just can’t seem to get on the same page. Neither of you know for sure where each other is coming from or where you’re going. Something you thought everyone was on the same page about ends up causing a huge issue because, surprise, you weren’t even in the same book.
There have been many debates recently in our agency and here on PPC Hero over match type segmentation. It's not surprising that people get heated when hearing that their way isn't best. I suggest that every Account Manager should do what they feel works best, but there are many factors to consider when deciding the best option.
We've all seen it: the little orange text saying, "limited by budget" next to your campaign. The red alert that Google uses to say, "hey, you're limiting your campaigns!" Unfortunately, we can't always choose when we can open budget up, and we aren't always able to expand budgets even when performance is great.
It's time again for series week at PPC Hero! This week's theme is "Back to School." Even though it's only July, school will be starting back up soon. Our authors will be sharing tips and insights for running productive Back To School campaigns while also speaking to how account managers can most effectively discuss strategy with clients.
We tend to think of our PPC accounts in terms of how we can grow volume. There are always keywords to add, new sites to target with your Display ads, different ad copy to test, etc. However, there are many ways to save money by thinking negatively about your account management. What should you be excluding? What are you targeting that you shouldn't be? Taking advantage of thes ...
Let's face it: we could all use a little help. Today, I'm showcasing 8 PPC hacks that can help your campaigns flourish. You may know of a few of these already, but even if just one is new to you—you could really rake in the benefits! Ad Hacks While the official limit on ad headline character length is 25 characters, these two dynamic products can stretch the limits.