INFOGRAPHIC: Improving Google Adwords Quality Scores
OCTOBER 15, 2012
"The Google quality score is an estimation of how relevant your landing page, keywords, and ads are to the keyword you’re targeting as well as the people viewing your content, where your ad will be located on the page, and how much Google is going to charge you for your ad location." From Digital Net Agency, here's an infographic about how to improve Google quality scores. View Original Article
Facebook Ads That Work
JULY 19, 2012
The standard for online ads has long been Google AdWords. Hubspot has identified three elements are crucial for high click-through rates on AdWords. High Relevance - an effective ad is one that is 100% relevant for the search query, from the ad to the landing page. Compelling Call-to-Action - an ad should generate a sense of urgency in the user to click it now.
5 Simple PPC Landing Page Changes that May Improve Your Quality Score
DECEMBER 12, 2014
As with most things, Google doesn’t disclose the precise algorithm by which quality score is calculated, but they do identify contributing factors – for example: expected click-through rate, the relevance of ad copy to the search query, and (notably) what Google calls “landing page experience”. If the landing page experience is designated “below average,” there’s room for improvement.
6 Tips to Creating an Ideal Landing Page
JULY 29, 2014
Having a well-designed landing page will go a long way when it comes to bringing in conversions. Follow these tips and best practices the create the ideal landing page for your business. When creating a landing page, one of the first things you need to take into account is your purpose. Make your landing pages mobile-friendly.
5 Landing Page A/B Tests (And Their Surprising Results)
MARCH 20, 2015
When it comes to designing landing pages, there is a difficult balance to achieve between making data-driven decisions and using your intuition. Rather than making guesses or assumptions to fuel your landing page’s performance, your success is dependent on trial-and-error. There’s no one size fits all when it comes to landing page design. Landing Pages
Landing Page Best Practices You Should Still Test For Yourself
AUGUST 13, 2014
Your company is different, your sample size is different, your audience is different, and t here''s conflicting data floating around out there about landing pages -- so the only way for you to find out what works best for you is to test. Below are some of the parts of your landing pages you should still test for yourself. So why not try it on your landing pages?
Completely Preventable Ways You're Sabotaging Landing Page Conversions
MARCH 31, 2014
If you''re serious about maximizing your investment in marketing, you''re probably at least trying to optimize your landing page conversion rates. You''re doing all the right things -- split testing, trying different copy, rearranging page elements, and testing again. In our research, we found that the average SMB has just three landing pages. Landing Pages
Integrating Google AdWords with Salesforce to Measure Your Sales Funnel
OCTOBER 8, 2016
Google AdWords has recently integrated with Salesforce so that you can import Salesforce leads and opportunities into AdWords and thus measure the performance of your Salesforce campaigns within Google AdWords. This lets you understand how your AdWords results in the most important milestones in your B2B sales funnel. Link your AdWords and Salesforce accounts.
Types of Website and Landing Page Conversions you can Track with Google Adwords
APRIL 27, 2014
In recent years Google has worked to add fresh new tools for tracking conversion metrics into Adwords. Whether you’re tracking conversions on a standard website, within mobile apps, via phone call, or across multiple devices, Adwords has much more to offer today than it did even one year ago. In this article, we’ll discuss the various metrics offered by Adwords today, and discuss how you can use them to better craft your marketing strategies and tactics. Probably the most useful figure when considering your Adwords ROI. Hard Numbers-. Converted Clicks.
Top 10 Demand Generation Resolutions for 2014
JANUARY 6, 2014
Fortunately, there’s a part of your paid search program over which you have much more control: landing pages. It’s a new year, so what better time to get your demand generation strategy “in shape” for improved performance? Here are my candidates for 10 strategies that offer real potential for low risk/high reward: 1. Improve campaign measurement. Test more. Make your blog count.
Seven Common AdWords Mistakes to Avoid
JULY 24, 2012
As Google’s standard search results page has evolved from displaying ten organic links on the left and eight ads on the right to a more varied page (see example below), featuring more or fewer ads and different media types depending on the nature of the search, the old pattern of organic results receiving 70%-85% of all clicks has also gone by the wayside. Not testing.
17 (of the) Best AdWords and SEM Guides of 2011
MARCH 14, 2012
competitor names or highly competitive search phrases); • control the precise message (their ad) that searchers will see in the search results; • guarantee exp0sure on page 1 of search results when buyers are late in their purchasing process; • specify exactly what page searchers will be linked to; and. pages with a conversion form and limited content).
Infographic: Top 10 B2B Paid Search Mistakes
MAY 18, 2016
If your Google AdWords campaign isn’t generating the type of lead volume, lead quality, or ROI that it should, it’s highly likely that the campaign is suffering from common missteps that plague many B2B paid search programs. Based on our experience, here are the most common paid search mistakes made by B2B marketers. Click on the infographic to view full size.
Google AdWords Expanded Text Ads: Best Practices For The New Format
NOVEMBER 23, 2016
Expanded Text Ads (ETAs), announced in July of 2016, are considered by most industry observers to be the biggest change to Google Adwords in 16 years. After grabbing attention with your headline, use the description to provide supplementary information to convince searchers to click through to your page. With standard text ads, Adwords allowed you to create separate mobile ads.
8 Best Practices for Using Google AdWords
MARCH 7, 2016
Using Google AdWords for SEM. There are several tools you can use if you’re launching a PPC campaign, although one of the best options is Google AdWords. In a nutshell, Google AdWords works by surfacing your ad when users search for certain keywords. Diving a little deeper, what exactly do you need to know to run a successful AdWords campaign? Time to Get Searching.
A CMO’s Guide to Conversion Metrics with Google Adwords
MAY 16, 2016
Google AdWords continues to expand and improve conversion tracking metrics, and without a full understanding of the data provided, your firm may not be optimized with regard to generating efficient quality leads and sales. For B2B firms, AdWords offers a number of conversion metrics to consider in optimizing campaign performance. You can target top and bottom funnel. Top funnel.
Optimize Your AdWords Campaigns
PWB Marketing Blog
FEBRUARY 21, 2014
I have been working with a client to optimize their AdWords campaigns. Ideally landing page content would include the best quality, relevant keywords to help improve AdScores. Doing this increases the opportunity that the ad will be seen while decreasing the cost/click – In other words, optimization of on-page content should lower ad costs, allowing for a bigger bang for the buck. As I was reviewing AdWords campaigns yesterday, I realized that one client had edited landing page content based on ideas I had provided. That’s great.
15 Tips for Creating Great Blog Landing Pages that Convert
JULY 8, 2013
Do your landing pages successfully convert visitors into subscribers, buyers, or leads? To help you get started creating landing pages that work, we’ve collected the top 15 tips from conversion experts around the web. The more of them you can use in a single landing page, the better your conversion rate will be. 1. Start with a blank page.
Align AdWords Campaigns With TV & Video
DECEMBER 8, 2015
If you are advertising using TV or video, there are several ways to optimize your AdWords campaigns to align with those TV and video efforts. If your TV flight is targeted around specific times of the day or during certain TV shows, it is crucial that your AdWords campaigns are active during those periods. The post Align AdWords Campaigns With TV & Video appeared first on Fathom.
How to Upgrade Your B2B Marketing Strategy with AdWords
MAY 13, 2016
Smart marketers know Google AdWords is an essential part of a strong B2B marketing strategy. Structuring your ad groups like this allows you to tailor both your ad copy and your landing page to best fit the keywords, and makes it easier to detect performance patterns and execute appropriate bid and status adjustments. You can provide links to additional landing pages .
Stop Wasting Money and Improve Your Google AdWords Paid Search ROI
JULY 5, 2016
That’s because many PPC firms miss a few techniques to make sure your Google AdWords programs are working as they should. This is mostly likely to happen when the keyword query, ad, and landing page offer are all aligned. Landing page — You should fill out the form because we can help solve your problems. Search Networks. Device Management. Target Search Position.
5 AdWords Hacks to Ramp Up Your Display Ads
Modern B2B Marketing
JANUARY 18, 2016
In this blog, I’ll share some effective AdWords Display tricks with you that not many people know about. But before we get into how you can create your own AdWords Display Network plan , you need to understand the key difference between AdWords Search and AdWords Display. AdWords Search Network: You’re limited to bidding on keywords with a finite amount of ad spots.
4 Reasons Why AdWords’ Callout Extension Is a No-Brainer
OCTOBER 8, 2014
At the beginning of September, Google announced that it was adding another member to its ad extension family in AdWords. Throughout the month, AdWords has started rolling out this new extension to eager advertisers. The extension is called “ Callouts ” and it adds non-linkable bullet points to any search ad. Callout Extension Overview. Additional Real Estate. Customized Scheduling.
How to Improve Google Adwords Quality Scores [Infographic]
OCTOBER 4, 2012
The infographic provides great insight into one of the most important aspects of paid search advertising, the Google Adwords Quality Score. The Quality Score is essential for digital marketers to understand because it helps determine how much you have to pay to receive a position in the “sponsored” area of the search engine results page.
How to Build the Best Google AdWords Campaign
JANUARY 22, 2016
Not only do you need to know how to build a campaign through Google’s AdWords product, you also need to know how to stand out from the crowd. Get an AdWords Account. Before you can do anything, you’ll need to visit the AdWords site and sign up for an AdWords account. This is the most important aspect of your AdWords education. Here’s how it’s done. Write Your Ad.
AdWords Conversion Import for Salesforce: Unpacking what it means for B2B marketers
JUNE 17, 2016
Google AdWords recently launched an integration with Salesforce that connects AdWords data with Salesforce. AdWords Conversion Import for Salesforce is a conversion tracking product that allows marketers to connect the data from AdWords conversion measurement to Salesforce. Then, within the form on the landing page, a hidden field pulls the GCLID data from the ad.
Google AdWords for B2B Organizations: 8 Questions Leadership Should Ask
JANUARY 29, 2015
In this post, I will outline eight key questions leadership in B2B organizations needs to ask and have answered from their marketing team, when it pertains to PPC and their Google AdWords strategy. Specific to Google AdWords : do we opt into the Google Search Partner Network or do we only appear on Google.com. Example of landing page experience via PPC ad. Won/Lost?
What Is a Landing Page and Why Should You Care
NOVEMBER 29, 2010
If you could do one thing to dramatically improve your marketing ROI today, it would be to use landing pages on your website. What is a landing page? landing page is a website page that allows you to capture a visitor's information through a lead form. Why are landing pages so critical? What makes a landing page most effective?
An Overview of the Google Adwords Recent Changes & New Features
MAY 3, 2012
Pity those poor writers who’ve written books on Paid search and Google Adwords. With the Traffic estimator, performance estimates can now be graphed; ad groups drafted, and added to Adwords accounts. By hovering over keyword status, you can now see Google’s rankings (below average, average, above average) for three key attributes: Expected clickthrough rate , ad relevance , and landing page experience. Adwords Labels. Google Adwords for Video. What do you think of all the recent Google Adwords changes? Ad Rotation Changes. link]. Grade: 3. link].
How to Use Google AdWords: A Beginner’s Guide to PPC Advertising [Free Ebook]
NOVEMBER 3, 2015
Did you optimize your blog posts and landing pages for search? In fact, when done correctly, businesses generally make an average of $2 in revenue for every $1 they spend on AdWords, according to Google. “It’s the content that matters, not the format or path to it. Use the right keywords to create relevant (and highly searchable) ads and landing pages. are they?
10 Easy Ways to Improve Landing Page Conversions
JULY 26, 2011
We’ve put together a compelling list of ways you can improve your landing pages and conversions. Landing page headlines and ad copy should match. Google AdWords determines cost-per-click in part based on the quality of your landing page. Your landing page headline is one of the first things a visitor reads. Press mentions.
Website Call to Action; Alternatives to “Contact Us” for lead generation
APRIL 5, 2014
First, here are some best practices to follow with CTAs: Add calls-to-action on each page – make it relevant to the purpose of the page. Just 1-2 CTAs per page. Place critical information high on the page – don’t hide it at the bottom. Here’s a question to ponder: Why did you build a website for your business? What is Conversion Optimization? Phone call completed.
How To Develop Keyword Lists for Adwords and Pay-Per-Click Campaigns
JANUARY 16, 2013
Therefore, that pay-per-click ad must align with the keyword phrase, as well as the landing page offer, for better paid search optimization. Keywords, landing pages, and offers need to address these audiences within specific paid search campaigns. Modified broad match keyword in Adwords: +How +To +Pay +per +click. . Google’s keyword research tool. Awareness.
7 Recent or Unique Google Adwords features you should be utilizing today.
MAY 5, 2013
When you run as many substantial internet marketing and paid search programs as we do, you realize how many new features occur over time, whether it is within Google Adwords, Bing Ad Center, Facebook Ads, or YouTube ads. With the new enhanced Adwords, you can now promote offers within your ads if you are a brick and mortar store. Subscribe to newsletter. Subscribe. Get updates.
AdWords Device Bidding Update: 4 Questions to Ask Before Optimizing
AUGUST 30, 2016
Like previously discussed in my Google’s Summit post , AdWords will be giving advertisers the ability to bid on all three devices individually. Before making changes to AdWords device bidding, it’s important for advertisers to ask themselves a few questions. Before doing either, advertisers should look at the tablet data in AdWords separately. Cost Per Click. Conclusion.
Best Google AdWords Tips and Tactics of 2010
JANUARY 28, 2011
There’s no question that paid search delivers leads, and no question that AdWords is the big dog in the PPC world. Yet many marketers struggle to optimize this channel in the face of increasing competition, changes to Google results pages (e.g. Google Instant) and changes within AdWords itself. How can you use AdWords reports to fine-tune campaigns? ADVERTISEMENT.
6 Ways to Reduce Wasted AdWords Spend
SEPTEMBER 30, 2013
Even though I think Google AdWords is one of the greatest advertising systems there is, I’m the first to admit that Google makes it really easy to waste your money. A lot of the default settings in AdWords are there to maximize your reach -- which is great if you want the highest possible number of clicks. What methods do you use to lower your spend on AdWords? Bad idea!
Lessons Learned From Spending $25 Million Dollars On AdWords
OCTOBER 5, 2015
AdWords is an essential part of the modern marketer’s toolkit to reach new customers. According to Google’s latest Economic Impact Report, businesses generally make an average of $2 in revenue for every $1 they spend on Adwords paid search campaigns, remarketing ads, and display network. But how do you strategically approach AdWords to get the most out of your marketing spend?
5 Tips for Maximizing Your Marketing with Google AdWords
APRIL 1, 2014
The question: “Should my company use Google AdWords?”. As the interweb’s dominant pay-per-click platform, AdWords is Google’s pretty baby: It’s self-absorbed, incredibly time-consuming, demands constant attention, and costs money … yet most still say it’s worth it. And for many companies, AdWords definitely IS worth it because it delivers measurable ROI. AdWords PPC
Influencer marketing tools of the trade
JUNE 14, 2016
TotalChoice Hosting — When it comes to what I need in a landing page, a Social Media News Release, TotalChoice is the devil I know. Google Analytics — There’s a lot of awesome things that our SMNR landing page and personal domains (used both for the landing page and for the outgoing emails) can teach us, and Google Analytics is one part of our reporting.