The goal of SEO and many digital marketing efforts is to make your mark on the search engine results page (SERP), but it is undeniably difficult to keep up with the flux of evolving features, the kaleidoscope of new ads, and your cascading competitors. There are, however, three touchstones that you should become very familiar with in terms of monitoring your position on the leaderboard and adjusting your campaigns in response. When you understand and track Google Ad’s primary search metrics, which focus on impression share, you’ll be far better positioned to make the most of your marketing dollars.
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If you are managing multiple pay-per-click accounts, it can start to feel like a game without rules – or a game in which you’re not privy to the rules. If you find yourself in this situation, you’re not alone, but some digital marketing hygiene in the form of PPC auditing can help you learn the ropes and regain mastery of your online offerings. PPC accounts can pack a considerable marketing punch, and maintaining a strong working knowledge of yours can help you control their impact. While the world of PPC audits is expansive, the matter condenses down to five questions that you should be asking yourself.
If you’ve ever defied the odds by slipping into your seat at an important meeting in the nick of time – only to discover you forgot the document or file that was your reason for being there in the first place, you’ve experienced that this can’t be happening feeling. In fact, most of us have been there more than once or twice, and when it comes to small businesses, Google Ads is often the stage for these missteps. Yes, Google Ads has much to offer, but there are plenty of chutes and ladders along the way that can leave you wondering where to turn for the help you need. The truth is that small businesses can compete with the major players in the Google Ads arena, but you’re well advised to bring your strongest game.
When it comes to your Google Ads, if you are still thinking in terms of broad match modifier (BMM) keywords, you may need to pull over and absorb this next bit. In early 2021, Google began phasing out these keywords and began a targeted expansion of key-phrase matching in its stead. The complete transformation was achieved in July of 2021, which means that any BMM keywords you’re looking to for guidance are now phrase-match keywords masquerading as BMM keywords. And if you rely on both BMM keywords and phrase matching, you may be double-dipping with keywords in a manner that doesn’t behoove you (or your site’s ranking).
Are your PPC dollars not paying out as advertised? Don’t give up on your PPC efforts – it’s a critical component of your overall marketing strategy. Instead, it’s time to get busy with 9 universally beneficial tips that are poised to help you maximize your return on PPC. Instead of blowing through your marketing budget without much to show for it, allow a savvy digital marketing expert to show you the way.
There is no denying that the pandemic upended our lives in obvious ways and in other important ways that we have yet to fully understand. In the process, marketing did an about-face. The pandemic came, locked us all inside, and created a tsunami of online activity that includes shopping, gaming, browsing, surfing, and every other manner of online entertainment. And because businesses have to keep up, a digital marketing two-step has been going on ever since. If you aren’t sure where your business fits in, turn to an online marketing pro for innovative solutions that will help you ride the post-pandemic digital marketing wave and secure your market share. It’s all about understanding the trends, and it’s time to get started.
You may understand that video is important to your SEO, but gauging how yours is doing may feel out of reach for you. One of the inroads into handling your videos’ ad performance on YouTube is by setting Moments in Google Ads that capture online performance related to the specific moments you mark, which leads to an accumulation of data surrounding those Moments and to informative attendant metrics. Once you have a feel for the factors that are working for you – and those that are not – you’ll be well on your way to mastering your video offerings.
It’s a new day, so Google has to have something complicated in mind for us, right? If this is how you feel, you are not alone. In fact, remarketing in Google Ads is no exception to this mantra, and it can be daunting. When you break remarketing down into bite-sized chunks, however, it becomes far more doable. Ultimately – as with all things Google – Google Ads remarketing has much to offer, which makes putting your shoulder into it worth the effort.
The effects of COVID-19 are everywhere. We’d be hard-pressed to say that there’s a business out there that hasn’t been affected, and Google is stepping in to help out and build some goodwill in the business community.