Tagged 'PPC'

4 tactics to improve your AdWords

Posted by Jason Wells on January 28th, 2014 at 1:56 pm

AdWords spend sucks up a chunk--in many cases, a massive chunk--of many marketers' budgets. PPC, depsite its downfalls, is a quick and relatively cheap way to drive significant amounts of traffic in a hurry. It's also a way for a growing company to appear on page 1 of Google immediately. And, not to mention, appear when and where you want to appear. AdWords is awesome, but how do you take your spend to the next level? What can you do to improve your ROI?
Here are 4 tactics to try:
1) Use Call Tracking to Analyze Which Ads Generate Calls
Are you getting credit for every lead your AdWords campaigns generate? If you're not using call tracking you're not.
Call tracking for PPC allows marketers to track the precise keywords, campaigns, and even ads that are generating phone calls. LogMyCalls uses a tool called Dynamic Number Insertion (DNI) to dynamically display a phone number to a web visitor dependent upon the parameters you set. In other words, different phone numbers can actually appear on the same landing page dependent on the campaign, ad, or keyword. So, for example, if you're A/B testing ad copy for a specfic ad, the people that click on ad... Read more

AdWords Q&A With Former Google Evangelist Frederick Vallaeys

Posted by Jason Wells on January 28th, 2014 at 1:51 pm

What's it like to work at Google? - Working at Google was amazing - I doubt I’ll ever work for another company that comes close.

Avoid disaster: Ensure you’re covered if call tracking goes awry

Posted by Roy Bielewicz on November 5th, 2013 at 1:10 pm

John knew that his paid search campaigns were driving a lot of calls for his company, he just couldn’t get accurate numbers around the conversions and leads that really should be attributed to his efforts. He eventually convinced his boss that they should invest in call tracking, which would dynamically replace his website’s 800 numbers with dynamic tracking numbers provided by the vendor.
Several weeks later, the data was pouring in, John was able to show how many calls his campaigns were driving, and he was looking like a hero.
That is, until disaster struck. One morning, not only was the data not there, but the calls stopped coming in from the website entirely. Hundreds, possibly thousands of calls stopped, just stopped -- for hours -- resulting in the loss of potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars for his company. With his boss screaming, his boss’s boss screaming, our one-time hero John knew it was time to clean up his resume.
Okay, so this is a bit melodramatic, but you get the idea. And unfortunately, scenarios like this happen more often than you know.
Trusting your company’s or your client’s phone numbers and website performance with a vendor can be risky business.... Read more

Square One: In-house Agency vs. Outsourcing Digital Marketing

Posted by Kent Lewis on October 4th, 2013 at 7:58 am

In the last few years companies have an increasing desire to take search engine optimization (SEO), pay-per-click (PPC) and social media marketing in-house. The trend, while logical, has dangerous implications for corporations and agencies alike.

How Strategic Landing Pages Can Boost Your PPC Strategy

Posted by Devanshi Garg on September 13th, 2013 at 9:24 am

Google Adwords is a crucial tool for today’s digital marketers. But while many focus entirely on Cost Per Click (CPC) management and keyword targeting landing, the importance of landing pages is placed on the back burner. Landing pages are optimized web pages designed for people who click on your ads. Once a user clicks on your Google ad, the landing page is where they arrive. The common component that is wrong with most Pay Per Click (PPC) strategies is that the ads are linking to a homepage or link cluttered registration page.
Landing pages should also attend to the specific stage of the buying cycle for each user. Have they interacted with your site? Or is this the first time they've ever encountered your brand? By using landing pages with focused and specified calls to action, content, and click through pages, you can augment your strategy to spur greater conversions.
Journey to Conversion
When you link a PPC ad on Google to your business’ homepage, you are very likely to confuse the visitor. Once a user clicks the ad they arrive at a page with dozens of potential links to click through, usually accompanied with an overabundance of content. By understanding that your ad should... Read more