10 PPC Best Practices to Get the Most out of Your Marketing Budget


What is the future of PPC? In this article, we share 10 PPC best practices to keep you ahead of the changes and get the most out of your marketing budget. Before we get into the PPC best practices, let’s take a look at some of the most commonly asked questions about PPC. What Is PPC (Pay-Per-Click)? There are quite a few different types of pay-per-click ads that we should talk about before getting into our list of PPC best practices: Search Ads.

What Are Experts Prioritizing in 2018 B2B Marketing Budgets?

KoMarketing Associates

We reached out to B2B marketers across different industries and asked them the following question: What are B2B marketers prioritizing in their 2018 budget? Their answers ranged depending on their industry, but we found that most were interested in attempting new strategies and techniques for the B2B market, like artificial intelligence, paid social media campaigns, and virtual reality, while others wanted to focus budget dollars on tried-and-true tactics that work.

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Your B2B Marketing Budget Playbook for 2021 Success [Research]

Marketing Insider Group

Most companies have learned that B2B marketing budgets are much more important than they thought – and that their existing marketing strategies, well, kind of sucked. Ambiguous ROI and direct relationship to sales. Some Good News: B2B Marketing Budgets Appear Unscathed.

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PPC or SEO? Choosing Based on Budget & Maximizing Your ROI

Directive Agency

Marketers working with a limited budget often face a tough question when considering pursuing PPC or SEO. The answer to this question isn’t a quick or simple one, but there is a way for you to answer this question and create a strategy that helps you get the most out of your budget. SEO and PPC: Pros and Cons. SEO and PPC are very different avenues, but both have pros and cons. That’s not the end of the decision-making process when weighing PPC vs. SEO.

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Why Content Marketing Can Deliver Better ROI Than Paid Search

Marketing Insider Group

SEO, PPC, email, social… the list goes on! But I’m going to explain exactly why I think content marketing is better than PPC and why you should focus the majority of your efforts on your content strategy. PPC might bring traffic to your site but it won’t make it convert.

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How to Boost the ROI of PPC Campaigns With Targeted Optins


Looking to boost the effectiveness of your PPC campaigns? In this post, we’ll show you how to boost the ROI of PPC campaigns by using targeted optins on your site. Are Popups Allowed by PPC Networks? Optimize ROI for PPC Ads With OptinMonster.

PPC for Higher Ed on a Budget:


They want to know which engines they should run on; what’s new in the world of paid search, PPC, SEM (or whatever the kids are calling it these days); and what they should do. As a higher education marketing agency, we can give them an answer if they first answer two simple questions: What is your budget, and what are your goals? What am I hoping to achieve from my PPC strategy? I know what to focus on – but how do I divide up my budget? Shift budget from there.

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The Ultimate Guide to PPC


As a marketer, PPC is a skill that you should have in your toolbelt — or at least have a basic understanding of. When done right, PPC can earn you quality leads. If you can create a seamless user journey (which you’ll learn how to do later in this piece), it could mean a huge ROI for your PPC efforts. Benefits of PPC. In other words, PPC is your shortcut to getting to the top within your niche. PPC-Related Terms You Should Know. Best PPC Platforms.

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PPC Advertising Budget – How to Get it Right?

Altitude Branding

Every online business has heard about the term PPC (Pay Per Click) advertising! It is the way brands can expect a favorable ROI. It is the about the budget should they fix on for PPC advertising. If yes, then your budget estimation will depend on the assumptions and projections. Also, you can consider the three factors discussed below, to get your PPC budget correct. Do you know how much other market players are spending on their PPC ads ?

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How to Create Your 2021 Marketing Budget Plan [Step-by-Step Guide]

Marketing Insider Group

If you’re like most companies, you realized in 2020 that annual marketing budget planning doesn’t work anymore. Annual budgets aren’t flexible enough to keep up with your audience’s dynamic behavior. Quick Takeaways: Annual marketing budget planning isn’t ideal anymore.

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Top 13 Ways to Improve Your PPC Advertising ROI


PPC advertising, when managed well, can be one of the most cost-effective tools for reaching your audience. For one, it’s hugely scalable, allowing businesses with budgets ranging from under $100 to tens of thousands of dollars to put their ads in front of qualified audiences. However, with all of the advantages PPC advertising provides, it is easy to allow budgets to bloat out of control. Think of it as cruise control for your PPC advertising.

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100 Important PPC Statistics That Will Impact Your Search Ads

Atomic Reach

There is always debate among marketers what the effective uses of a marketing budget are. But, one thing almost all of them agree on is that even though pay-per-click (PPC) ads have been around for some time, they are still one of the most effective forms of advertising. With popular platforms such as Google Ads and Facebook offering incredible targeting for specific consumers and their budget-friendly pricing, it's no wonder that 74% of businesses are investing in PPC.

How to Avoid Underspending and Overspending Your SEM Budget


Balancing your SEM budget is one of the major challenges of marketing management today. You put a lot of effort into PPC budget forecasting to secure the funds you need and so the last thing you want is to mismanage it through overspending or underspending. Poor Adwords budget management can lead to missed performance targets. That’s why it’s important to balance optimizing your campaigns for budget caps as well as performance goals. Dimensions with Poor ROI.

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PPC FAQs: Our Most Commonly Received PPC Questions

EMagine B2B Blog

As a result of this ongoing client interaction, we’ve compiled the list of the most common PPC questions we’ve received over the years. The PPC FAQs below are available to help you get started on your journey to what has now become the most popular advertising method. Why is PPC important? The data you obtain from PPC will also provide valuable insights that will help drive other key business decisions. PPC offers quantifiable results.

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Back to Basics: PPC 101

EMagine B2B Blog

To that end, we’d like to take a moment to provide a PPC 101 and get down to basics. Whether you’re brand new to digital marketing or just want to make sure your foundation doesn’t have any gaps, this article will help bring you the knowledge that will solidify your understanding of PPC advertising. We’ll review what PPC is, why you should use it, and how PPC ad bidding and placement work. What is PPC? Why Should I Use PPC Advertising? Search PPC

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PPC Lead Generation: If You Want Better Leads, Start Asking Questions

KoMarketing Associates

It’s not enough to just get more leads anymore with ppc lead generation. And that’s why lead qualification has become a core part of any good lead generation program, whether you’re doing ppc lead generation or any other kind of lead gen. PPC lead generation marketers, in particular, may want to up their game when it comes to lead qualification. The average cost per click rises every year, and so to stay profitable, ppc marketers have to always be improving their campaigns.

How Much PPC Technology Do Advertisers Really Need?


Most PPC marketers today would agree that technology is the key to success in 2019 and beyond. Today, there are countless PPC martech tools available that can help marketers manage, optimize, and grow their advertising efforts. With the PPC martech landscape growing year after year, though, the possibilities are becoming overwhelming. Even ignoring the rest of your martech stack and just looking at PPC technology, there are still many tools that could be relevant for success.

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What B2B Marketers Should Know About Running PPC Campaigns

Marketing Envy

When used correctly, PPC has the potential to accelerate up business growth by turning on the MQL tap. In the wrong hands, PPC can be a money pit that leads to despair and wasted marketing budgets. Kicking off your B2B PPC Campaign.

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B2B PPC Strategy and Tactics for B2B Digital Marketing

The ABM Agency

Pay-per-click (PPC) advertising has become one of the most common B2B digital marketing channels due to the immense value it brings to the table—for every $1 spent on PPC advertising through Google Ads, there’s a return of almost $2. What Is B2B PPC? B2B PPC Terms to Know.

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10 PPC Trends You Can’t Ignore in 2020

Single Grain

Whether you’re an advertiser or an agency, you need to be on top of the newest features and trends to help you take your PPC game to the next level in 2020 and beyond. 10 PPC Trends You Can't Ignore in 2020. Trend #1: PPC Automation. One of the biggest trends in Pay-per-Click (PPC) advertising for 2020 will be automation – the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to automate labor-intensive tasks associated with Google and Bing ads.

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How to Determine a Marketing Budget for Your Brand in 2020

Single Grain

One of the most important assessments that your business needs to make is how much to budget for marketing in 2020, and how exactly you want to allocate that budget. Deciding how much you should budget, of course, can be a challenge in and of itself, let alone deciding how you want to spend it. To help you make these decisions, let’s take a look at how you should determine your digital marketing budget and what exactly you should be budgeting for in 2020.

How to Audit Your PPC Campaign & Identify Metrics for Success


Before we dive into the key metrics to track, let's review a checklist to look over when you're auditing your pay-per-click (PPC) campaigns. When you're auditing your PPC campaigns, the first step should be to check your location targeting settings. By doing this, you can prioritize your ad budget by location. After reviewing your analytics, you might realize that your PPC ads aren't converting. Now, you might be wondering, "What PPC metrics should I be looking at?".

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How to Optimize Your Google Ads Budget From KPI Metrics

Directive Agency

There’s more that goes into the budget planning process than choosing a number. Here are a few things you may need to keep in mind and some tips on how to choose a budget that will work for your company, your industry, and your desired outcomes. What Is the Average B2B Budget for Ads? Budgets will inevitably vary by organization depending on financial restrictions and campaign goals. 78% of those surveyed specifically planned to increase their Google Ads budget.

7 Tips and Tricks For Better PPC Keyword Research


It might be surprising but your keyword list is one of the most important tools behind an effective PPC advertising campaign — for a lot of reasons. Succeed at this and your keyword list can help drive marketing goals while minimizing necessary ad spend and maximizing overall ROI as a result. Thus, smart PPC keyword research is non-negotiable. That said, PPC advertisers need to think beyond the most basic PPC keyword research strategies.

How to Use Long Tail Keywords to Boost PPC Search Traffic


There are lots of ways to improve PPC campaign performance by changing your keyword targeting strategy. Here’s everything you need to know about using long tail keywords effectively to improve PPC performance. A long tail keyword could be “marketing automation for Adwords PPC.”. In fact, 70% of search traffic comes from highly specific four to six-word phrases: The Value of Long Tail Keywords for PPC. Long Tail Keyword Research for PPC.

What Is Good ROI for Your Marketing Campaigns?

Content Standard

Return on investment (ROI) is one of the most important metrics for determining the success of a campaign or program. But what is good ROI for marketing campaigns? You do not want to be surprised by dwindling ROI data, and then put on the spot to explain it.

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Ecommerce Advertising Strategy: How We Doubled PPC Sales for ThinSlim Foods (w/ a 3X ROAS)

Single Grain

Our ad campaign model has four categories of terms: brand core, brand pillars, brand attributes, and long tail: The first thing we did was prioritize where the budget's going for all four of these buckets. For a small budget, we won’t even do pillar, attribute or long tail. How a Brand Persona Plays Into Effective ROI. * 3) Allocated the Budget to the Most Relevant Audiences.


How Should B2B’s Spend PPC Dollars?

EMagine B2B Blog

All too often we hear from B2B companies who are either unsatisfied with PPC campaigns or have decided that PPC just doesn’t work for them. Online ad campaigns fail for several reasons, but the most common reason a B2B company throws in the PPC towel is because of poor lead generation. To generate a desirable ROI it is crucial to target the right keywords with compelling ad copy and a focused landing page.

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8 Ways to Improve PPC Campaign Management


You might often hear marketers tell you to take the time to carefully execute PPC campaign management for optimal performance, then you can simply “set it and forget it.” But experienced marketing managers know that PPC campaign management and optimization aren’t static disciplines. Reviewing how your audience reacts to and interacts with your PPC ads can also provide you with new insights that make your campaigns even more effective. Budget scheduling (e.g.

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A Few Good Reasons Manufacturers Should Use PPC


There are plenty of practical reasons why a manufacturer should use PPC, or pay-per-click marketing, as part of their overall online strategy. Typically, the challenge we most often hear from marketers is the powers that be don’t understand how it works and are therefore skeptical when it comes to allocating any real budget towards a B2B pay per click program. PPC isn’t complicated, understand the basics and educate your team. Suggest a three month PPC test run.

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26 Must-Have Negative Keywords for B2B PPC Campaigns

The Point

Success in paid search (PPC) is often defined as generating quality clicks and conversions at the lowest possible cost. In fact, any experienced search marketer will tell you that many of the quickest ways to improve PPC campaign performance fall into the category of eliminating wasteful spending. One of the easiest and most effective ways to improve the ROI from your search budget is through the use of negative keywords.

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Your Guide to Budgeting for B2B Digital Marketing in 2021

The ABM Agency

For some B2B companies, the 2021 marketing budget has increased due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. For other marketing departments, the belt is tightened; the budget has to be tweaked, poked, and prodded to make it work with the available resources while simultaneously getting the job done.

Automating PPC with the New Google Ads


The rebranding effort goes far beyond mere marketing semantics, both simplifying Google’s advertising options and offering unprecedented opportunities for automating PPC campaigns. For the purposes of automating PPC campaigns, the infusion of Adwords with machine learning is of the most interest. Specifically, there are at least five significant ways that marketers can automate PPC campaigns through Google Ads. Automate Your PPC Campaigns.

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Improve Your Search Marketing Ad Conversions With a Free PPC Audit


Free PPC Audit – Table of Contents. + Fix your PPC ad campaigns to improve your conversions and conversion rates. PPC audit. What you’ll get with your free PPC audit. + A free PPC audit gives you the upper hand. + Why you need a free PPC audit from seo.co. +

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Improve Your LinkedIn Ad ROI with Conversion Tracking

Meerkat Marketing

You can be very specific at creating niche audiences to get your message in front of the right audience with LinkedIn Ads without wasting a portion of your budget on a larger group in order to reach them. This will aid you in understanding the ROI of your LinkedIn Ad campaigns.

How to Win the “SEO vs. PPC” Debate


Believe it or not, some marketers are still taking sides in the “SEO vs. PPC” debate. To those passionately arguing that SEO is better than PPC, or vice versa, I propose a truce based on the potential for incremental gains when we work together. What is the difference between SEO and PPC? Pay-per-click (PPC) advertising positions your brand in sponsored ad positions on search results pages. Another misperception is that PPC has to be expensive.

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PPC: In-House or Outsourced? How to Choose The Best Option For You

Marketing Envy

Not sure whether to do your PPC in-house or to hire an agency to manage it for you? As the CMO of a B2B company, you know how important PPC ads are for lead generation and revenue growth. What you may not know is whether you should manage your PPC campaigns in-house or outsource the work to an agency. There are some indisputable benefits of doing things in-house, and PPC is no exception. Can you handle this task in-house, or will a PPC agency do a better job?

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