Phrase Matching in Google Ads

BMM Keyword Matching Walked So Updated Phrase Matching Can Run

Posted on: April 5, 2022

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).

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9 Tips for Making Your PPC Work for You

Posted on: March 15, 2022

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.

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Facebook Ad Tips from The Web Guys

5 Facebook Ad Set Optimization Tips to Help You Play the Long Game

Posted on: January 4, 2022

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.

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Google Ads Remarketing

Gearing up for Google Ads Remarketing

Posted on: April 20, 2021

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.

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Blog Title - A Fine Balance: Market-Building Strategies for 2020

A Fine Balance: Market-Building Strategies for 2020

Posted on: January 14, 2020

Online marketing – it’s complicated. You’re looking for your piece of the pie, but should you be focusing on search engine optimization (SEO), pay-per-click (PPC), or some combination of the two? The fact is that, while many companies are looking to up their online game, most look at these as two separate and distinct entities, it’s actually more complicated than that. While SEO and PPC both stand alone in their own right, they’re also incredibly interconnected, and the best path forward is generally to think of each as an important component of a whole – a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts.

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Where Should I Spend My Marketing Dollars?

Posted on: August 19, 2016

Investing in online marketing is an important decision for your business, but where is it the most crucial to spend your budget? Take advantage of all that we at The Web Guys can do for you. As digital marketers, we can guide you how to get the most for your budget by selecting the right platform with the best ROI. Google AdWords Learn More Facebook Advertising Learn More Search Engine Optimization Learn More Google AdWords If you want to reach new customers online, then advertising with Google Adwords is without-a-doubt the platform to start. Google AdWords is a robust advertising service that display ads on Google search result pages, Google local pack and its advertising networks. With these amazing features below, it’s easy to see why AdWords is the most used pay-per-click platform in the world: Target Prospective Customers:Google processes more than 1.2 trillion web searches every single year, so … Continued

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Facebook Ads

Should I be Running Facebook Ads? #FAQuesday

Posted on: July 25, 2016

There is a slew of different ways to advertise your business online these days. How do you know which platforms are the best bang for your buck? Aside from AdWords, which you should definitely be running, Facebook comes out on top. The audience is far too large and the targeting is much too precise to be ignored completely. Here are three reasons why you should be promoting your business on Facebook. 1. Your Target Audience is Already There Pretty much everyone has a Facebook account these days. No, seriously. There are over 1.6 billion active users currently registered to Facebook. No matter who your target audience is, they are reachable through Facebook advertising. It’s simply a matter of targeting them. 2. Your Money Goes Further Gaining organic traffic through your business’s Facebook page is quite difficult these days. In fact, reaching your entire audience for free is nearly impossible. The … Continued

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Google AdWords: 4 Major Changes for a Mobile-First World

Posted on: May 25, 2016

1) 50% More Text for Search Ads One of the first changes Google announced was that search ads will be eligible for up to 50% more text. That’s right — Google will be affording PPC ads with even more real estate on search results pages. It’s clear that Google is giving extra love to PPC ads because not only do they plan on expanding the text, they’ve already made the switch to adding a fourth placement for ads at the top of search results pages. The 25-character headline limit will be expanded to two 30-character headlines. The new ads will have one consolidated 80-character description line, instead of two separate 35-character descriptions lines. In the example below, the new format on the right includes more ad space for businesses to better market their unique selling propositions. 2) Device-Specific Bidding Currently, advertisers set bids for desktop searches and make adjustments for … Continued

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Why Does My Business Need AdWords? #FAQuesday

Posted on: May 5, 2016

It used to be enough to rely solely on SEO strategies to keep your phone ringing, but due to some of Google’s latest updates, it’s not your safest option to turn your back on PPC. What changed? In February 2016, Google announced that it was killing right sidebar ads, and moving a fourth position to the top of the search results page. Does this impact me? This has a huge impact on organic results. While there used to only be three ads at the top of the page, there’s now an additional ad taking up space. Often times, organic results can’t even be seen until you scroll further down the results page. Do you want to rely on results that people have to scroll to find instead of getting a top-of-the-page position that searchers will see first What should I do? If you aren’t currently running ads with AdWords, it’s … Continued

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Why Should I Outsource AdWords Management? #FAQuesday

Posted on: March 29, 2016

AdWords is like a foreign language to many business owners. Until you take the time to dive in and learn as much as you can about it, it’s overwhelming and difficult to understand. Not only is it a large task to learn about AdWords, it’s always evolving. In order to stay ahead, you have to keep up with all the new updates that Google is making amongst the other struggles you’ll find below. 1. The dashboard is confusing. The number of tabs are overwhelming when you open an AdWords account. See the screenshot below as an example of the tabs that are likely difficult to understand for a first-time user. 2. You have to know the language. To even begin to understand the dashboard, you need to know the AdWords lingo. Do you know all about campaigns, ad groups, modified broad-match keywords, and RLSA bid adjustments? It’s confusing! The more … Continued

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