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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Ads on Breitbart Don’t Work Anyway, Here’s How to Exclude Them & Save Money

On December 5, 2016
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Recently, some large advertisers such as Kellogg’s announced they would no longer advertise on Breitbart.com, citing that the site’s content conflicted with their brand image. Many smaller advertisers are seeing their ads on Breitbart and following suit, and those who oppose Breitbart’s message are calling on other advertisers to do the same.

Although brand damage is a genuine fear for all advertisers, there may be more reason for advertisers to drop their ads on Breitbart than just their corporate values. As it turns out, Breitbart ads don’t work and may be a huge waste of money!

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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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3 Crazy-Effective Ideas to Unlock the Full Power of RLSA

On November 16, 2016
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Remarketing lists for search ads, or RLSA, have been around since July 2012. If, after all this time, you're still only using RLSA to adjust your bids, keywords, and text ads, then you aren't realizing the full potential of RLSA.

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Read on to discover my three favorite, crazy-effective ideas for RLSA. These strategies will be especially helpful if you're doing PPC in a ridiculously competitive market, and/or you have a small budget.

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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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Getting Started with Google Advertising [Video Series]

On November 1, 2016
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We know there are a lot of people out there with questions about Google AdWords – what it is, how it works, and how to do it effectively. We also know you’re all really busy! That’s why we decided to turn some of our most popular AdWords guides into three quick one-minute videos. Each video provides a high-level answer to three questions that are common among new Google advertisers. If you’ve got three minutes, you’ve got time to learn a little about how Google advertising works!

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