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3 Woefully Underused, Crazy-Effective PPC Landing Page Tips

On January 4, 2017
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A thoughtful account structure and irresistible Expanded Text Ads are great, but without fine-tuned landing pages, it’s all for naught. If your landing pages are underwhelming and underoptimized, you’re paying for prospects to click on ads and, outside of a captivated minority, head back to the SERP unimpressed.

Of course, there could also be instances in which your landing pages, in keeping with your ad copy and account structure, are phenomenal, but, for who knows what reason, you’re still not seeing conversions turn into customers.

ppc landing page tips

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The 7 Deadly Sins of Expanded Text Ads (And What to Do Instead)

On December 13, 2016
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Despite the fact that remembering to rinse cans and throw out the little sheet of wax paper covered in coagulated cheese at the bottom of every pizza box is a minor annoyance, I’m a big proponent of recycling.

Unless, that is, we’re talking about stitching old snippets of ad copy together in order to create your new Expanded Text Ads

the 7 deadly sins of expanded text ads

You see, recycling standard text ads—carving off a sliver of a description line here, stealing a CTA there, and pulling it all together with a bit of punctuation or a nice conjunction-suture—simply doesn’t work.

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5 Tips to Align Your AdWords Account with Your Sales Funnel Stages

On December 6, 2016
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You bring in a consultant or make a new hire to develop the perfect sales funnel. You’re cranking out quality top of funnel content daily. Your nurture campaigns are building relationships with leads as they drift down, down, down. And your swarm of salespeople, armed with demos and free trials, driven by incentive-laden bonus structures, are ready to close like the dickens.

align adwords account structure with sales funnel steps 

You’re probably thinking, “What does this have to do with AdWords”?

And that’s the problem.

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5 Data-Driven Lawyer Marketing Strategies

On November 17, 2016
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Every lawyer is familiar with the trials (had to) and tribulations associated with marketing their practice. Keywords are inordinately expensive. Qualifying traffic can seem impossible. And outside of the destination URL virtually every ad on the SERP looks the exact same.

5 data driven lawyer marketing strategies

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5 Questions AdWords Advertisers Should Ask Themselves Every Quarter

On November 9, 2016
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An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but it won’t do anything for your AdWords account. The PPC equivalent of a mid-morning Pink Lady—daily bid adjustments, adding negatives, testing new ad copy—is an excellent habit to develop, but that alone isn’t enough to keep your account performing at a high level.

5 questions every advertise should ask every quarter

Monthly audits might sound like overkill (they aren’t), but taking a deep dive on a quarterly basis is both necessary and completely doable for even the most overworked SEM.

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3 Local Marketing Tips to Lock Up the Local SERP

On November 2, 2016
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For small, regionally focused businesses to run effective PPC accounts, a local search marketing strategy is key. While it might seem counterintuitive to limit reach with geographic parameters and keyword modifiers, in truth you’re mitigating the power of national competitors with comparatively limitless resources. Don’t allow size to act as an impediment to advertising success: turn it into your biggest advantage.

local business marketing tips for local search marketing

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3 Ways To Keep Your AdWords Account Afloat During A Natural Disaster

On October 11, 2016
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Natural disasters claim lives and lay waste to property each year. Second to these harsh realities is the dire if not irreversible impact on small businesses. Potential customers in affected areas are concerned with survival, not making a purchase. Brick and mortar locations are destroyed. And advertising efforts fall by the wayside.

No matter how well a small business is doing before a disaster, putting the kibosh on PPC and paid social until conditions improve can have a profound effect on business once the dust settles.

Hurricane Matthew satellite image

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Facebook Unveils (Then Veils) New Custom Audience: Link Sharers!

On September 30, 2016
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There’s a new reason to start cranking out quality content, folks. Facebook appears to be close to launching a brand new targeting method, one that will allow advertisers to target users who share your on-site content on Facebook.

Yesterday, Facebook advertising wunderkind Jon Loomer blogged about his experience with this new custom audience. It appeared randomly and disappeared soon thereafter:

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