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Firstly, let me dispel a myth here. SEO is not free at all. SEO cost is 100% spent as labour cost (i.e. you have to pay an agency or staff members to do it) as opposed to Google Ads which is partly labour cost and partly advertising cost. Depending on how much time...read more
This really depends on what you are tracking as a conversion, but I’ll assume you’re asking about leads or transactions. (It depends on how “early” the conversion is. You will get a higher conversion rate if you measure an earlier interaction like an add-to-cart...read more
If you’re using landing page software with the intention of generating leads or sales via an online sales funnel (eg ClickFunnels, Leadpages, Infusionsoft, Unbounce, or a custom-built landing page) then the first thing you’ll be wanting to do is send traffic to that...read more
According to moz.com, paid ads don’t directly affect organic rankings. But there are indirect effects of using paid ads that will lead to a higher organic ranking over time. For example running paid ads may lead to increased linking to your website, mentions of your...read more
To track phone calls from your ads you have to set up conversions. There are actually four different ways to track phone call conversions, and they will all get different results. You can use more than one method at a time to get the best data. Method #1 Using a...read more
Google Ads uses an auction to determine which ads to show on the Display Network and how much those ads will cost. The Display Network ad auction is ranked among other advertisers' ads based on Ad Rank, which is based on your bid and your Quality Score. Quality Score...read more
Yes, we often see this occurring when a business targets their competitor. This might even be happening to you! See the image below for an example of Pipedrive targeting Freshsales. You can target brand keywords or names of companies using Google Search, and you can...read more
Google Display has a weird anomaly where the nicest looking ads don’t necessarily lead to the greatest number of impressions and clicks. It all comes down to which ad slot sizes Google needs to fill, and which ads it has available to fill them. Because fixed-size...read more
I’ve seen mixed results with regards to Paid Search compared to Organic Search. Ultimately it’s better to have both rather than one or the other. Because Google Ads is a paid system, you can bid on keywords, customize your location and target specific audiences but...read more
Google calculates your Ad Rank every time a user searches and it has the ability to trigger one of your ads. The Ad Rank is used to determine the position of your ad relative to other ads competing for the same search terms. It is calculated using your bid amount (how...read more