It’s the age-old digital marketing question – should you be focusing on search engine optimization or pay-per-click advertising – and it’s a doozy. Yes, it would be great if some kind of marketing guru could provide you with a definitive answer that could put all your doubts to rest. But like so many conundrums of this kind, the answer has to come from within. Let’s do a bit of soul-searching.
When we think about digital marketing trends for 2023, it’s almost impossible not to head straight for AI and stop there, but that wouldn’t get us very far on our quest. In fact, a writer over at Search Engine Journal decided to put his trend theories to the test by going head-to-head with ChatGPT – to see if it could out-predict him. Let’s take a closer look.
You don’t advertise for the heck of it. You advertise because you’re looking for a return on your investment. Churning out new ad campaigns does not necessarily translate to generating successful campaigns. While yours may be the sweetest ad out there, if it isn’t optimized to generate revenue, it’s not doing your biz any favors. As we head into another year of economic uncertainty, it’s important to have your advertising in fine form, and fortunately, there are five helpful and relatively pain free tips for doing so. Let’s get started.
Everyone loves a free gift with purchase – the mainstay of high-end cosmetic companies for decades – and even mighty Google likes to get in on a good thing. When you advertise with Google, you get a bump in the form of ad extensions, which have a lot to offer when you are in the know, so let’s take a closer look at some of the highlights.
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.
Facebook is not the irrelevant has-been many would have you believe – far from it. While there are brighter and shinier social media darlings out there – like TikTok and co – Facebook is far from over, and losing sight of this fact isn’t going to do your business any favors. The idea that Facebook walked so the others can run is misleading – Facebook paid advertising is extremely relevant to brand growth. Check out these five primary tips from the digital marketing professionals at The Web Guys for making the most of your ad sets.
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.