Posts in Category: AdWords & Pay-Per-Click Marketing
New year, new resolutions! Much like we do with ourselves, it’s critical to stop and assess the health of your digital marketing. Analyzing data and results on a regular basis will help you keep the finger on the pulse of your company’s success; more so, it’ll allow you to quickly identify opportunities to adjust your strategy and continue on a path towards success.
Establish a Baseline of Health
As with our health, establishing a baseline is the first step in understanding the health of your marketing campaigns. What is “normal?” What is an average month like?
The holidays are a strange mix of emotions and expectations, aren’t they? People hope for the best, want to be surprised with the unexpected, focus on the positive, and try to bring out the best in themselves and others.
Marketing is much the same way; but in the past, people have tended to focus on the negative aspects of marketing, instead of the positive. Most folks generally perceive marketing as a black hole, assume the worst, and just wish the whole darn thing would go away. But gone are the days of the YellowPages ad, when all you had to do was write a check once a year and decide which size ad you were going to buy.
In 2017, Beyond Indigo aimed to deliver the unexpected, with greater returns and more tails through the door then anticipated. And, just like Santa, we have delivered a few surprises this holiday season – namely the gift of increased business, all wrapped up with a bow on top.
Maximizing performance in the digital space can be hard if you don’t know where to focus your attention – especially when it comes to Search Engine Optimization.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is based on a complex set of algorithms put forth by Google that are designed to help direct users towards the search results that best match their query. To help make sense of all things SEO, Beyond Indigo has developed a few simple four-ingredient recipes for maximizing success.
When creating a text ad in your AdWords pay-per-click marketing campaign, you can select broad match, modified broad match, phrase match, or exact match for your keyword match type.
Each match type in your Google Adwords Account has its advantages and disadvantages, but do you know what they are, or what they mean?
How Do Keyword Match Types Affect Your AdWords Results?
Match types can have a major impact on your account’s performance: they’re the control you use to determine exactly which search queries you’re bidding on. As you determine which match types to use for each keyword, there are a few key components to consider:
If you are working with one of Beyond Indigo Pets’ Pay-Per-Click Specialists or Social Marketing Analysts, you’ve likely heard the term ‘Landing Page’ bandied about. But do you know what landing pages are, and why they’re important for your marketing campaigns?
What Is a Landing Page?
A landing page is where a visitor will “land” on your website when following an AdWords or other specific-purpose marketing link. A landing page can either be a specific service page within your website, or be built out separately if the ad is specifically targeted or specialized (e.g.: for a particular promotion or event).
While landing pages can be used for many different purposes, the main goal is to entice visitors to use the service that landed them on that page to begin with. For example, a veterinary practice that offers premium dental services and is targeting its PPC marketing toward those services, would want potential clients following that AdWords link to land on their dental services page, specifically.
While the internet has provided unprecedented ways for advertisers to showcase their products and services to a global audience, the task of actually driving traffic to your website can be daunting for the uninitiated.
How can you initiate and maintain interaction with visitors to your website? Is there a way to get your visitors to come back and not just interact with the site, but actually convert and submit an appointment or new client form?
With billions of searches performed on Google every month, it really doesn’t make sense for advertisers to ignore the search engine giant and the power it wields in the marketplace. Fortunately, Google offers up a variety of advertising options for businesses looking to reach potential customers, and in 2017, it should only continue to refine those options, as well as add more.
Here are the top five Google AdWords trends and pay-per-click advertising predictions going into 2017:
- Mobile Is King – It is predicted that by 2020, over 6 billion smartphone users will be walking around on planet Earth. And in fact today, Google searches on mobile phones already account “for 53% of paid-search clicks.” It seems that many advertisers will eventually focus only on mobile devices and leave other devices behind for good. On the flip side, mobile phone screens are smaller than computer screens,
meaning that there are fewer overall search results on a phone, giving even more reason to “pay to play,” as they say!
Updated 3/1/2017 by Melissa Mason
Have you ever wondered about those top Google “hits” with the outlined-in-green “Ad” designation? If so, you’re not alone – and for good reason. Those results are brought to you courtesy of Google AdWords; an incredibly powerful, paid marketing tool that allows businesses of all sizes to places ads on the front page of Google’s search results.
With AdWords’ many tracking tools, analysis, and “funnel options”, this search engine marketing tool has the ability to boost your website’s traffic and drive potential customers to the door of any business.
Give ‘Em What They Want
Founded in October of 2000, AdWords is Google’s primary sources of revenue, earning over $100 million per day, as of 2012. Nearly all of it –$15.5 billion – came from advertising sales. In the first quarter of 2015, Google took in $17.3 billion in revenue, up 12% year over year. With few restrictions, AdWords can be utilized by businesses of nearly any size and budget.