Beware of The Phone Call From Google

If you are advertising using Google, you will likely at some point receive a call from a Google representative. One way that Google continues to grow is by assigning representatives to advertiser’s accounts in the role of account strategist. Depending on how much money you spend each month, will determine how often a Google Account … Continue reading “Beware of The Phone Call From Google”

Google Ads Editor – The Difference Between Mastering & Being Simply Proficient

How do you determine the difference between a master and simply being proficient when it comes to managing Google ads? For me, what constitutes a real master regardless of subject are these three things: knowledge; efficiency and quantity output. Sound, right? Although a proficient user can have all the knowledge on Google ads regarding how … Continue reading “Google Ads Editor – The Difference Between Mastering & Being Simply Proficient”

Increase Your Conversions By Knowing Your Customer’s Location {revised 4/10/20}

Location, location, location, it is the well-known battle cry of real estate agents, but it just as well could be the battle cry of the savvy online marketer. Depending on what products you are selling online, your conversion rates may differ substantially depending on which part of the country your customers live. Imagine this scenario … Continue reading “Increase Your Conversions By Knowing Your Customer’s Location {revised 4/10/20}”

Important Highlights from A Recent Google Account Review

A service that I offer through True Online Presence is a complete review of a company’s AdWords account. Coined the T.O.P. AdWords Assessment, this assessment includes having me spend 2-3 hours reviewing a Google Ads account structure and provide ratings on the account based on key metrics that I have found to strongly correlate with … Continue reading “Important Highlights from A Recent Google Account Review”

A Death By A Thousand Cuts Really HURTS…

What do you think is worse? Taking a strong punch to the gut or receiving a thousand of paper cuts? Truth is that both are probably very painful in their own way.  Similarly to a poorly optimized Google Shopping Campaign.  Let me explain… When it comes to a poorly optimized Google Shopping Campaign, typically it … Continue reading “A Death By A Thousand Cuts Really HURTS…”

Professional Services Sometimes Need To Give Away The Sizzle To Sell The Steak

Most professional service companies including lawyers, dentists and real estate professionals that purchase paid traffic often struggle generating a profitable ROI.  The main reason that obtaining a positive ROI is difficult is because unlike an ecommerce company; professional service companies typically do not have a direct call to action such as an ‘Add To Cart’ … Continue reading “Professional Services Sometimes Need To Give Away The Sizzle To Sell The Steak”

Individual Campaign Budgets Vs. Shared Campaign Budgets

Google allows advertisers to create daily budgets for their Campaigns thus limiting the amount of money that can be spent in a day.  This budget can either be determined for an individual Campaign or across multiple Campaigns using shared budgets.  Here we will discuss how advertisers create both individual and shared budgets and when it … Continue reading “Individual Campaign Budgets Vs. Shared Campaign Budgets”

Restoring Bid Levels In The New Year {updated 1/6/20}

The holidays have come and gone and if you are a 4th quarter seasonal eCommerce advertiser you most likely increased bids (if not, shame on you) to capture as much traffic and sales as possible during the Q4 crush. Now that the holidays are over, your conversion rates will typically return to normal levels, yet … Continue reading “Restoring Bid Levels In The New Year {updated 1/6/20}”

Google’s Display Network

When Google originally developed their advertising platform on www.Google.com, it was cut and dry.  Advertisers created one type of ad (a text ad) that would appear when a Google user did a search that contained an advertiser’s keyword.  That type of advertising still exists and remains the most common type of Google advertising (aka Google … Continue reading “Google’s Display Network”

Reviewing Your Campaign’s Scorecard

Most seasoned AdWords marketers have a list of elements they implement when launching a new Campaign.  These elements commonly include ad extensions, negative keywords, mobile bid adjustments, etc.   However, how can a marketer ensure that they have added each element within every Campaign? The answer is by accessing the Dimensions tab and reviewing the data … Continue reading “Reviewing Your Campaign’s Scorecard”