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TFS 380: The Power of Focus From Ideation to Creation with Alex Sanfilippo September 15th In this episode of The Freelancers Show, Alex Sanfilippo, Joel and Petra discuss how to focus ideas and actions in order to come up with products and services that your customers...

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New Product! Interactive Google Marketing Checklists

Hi guys, Petra Manos here with a quick story for you. I wanted to share with you this story so you can understand the reason I created these checklists [see offer below] and why I am sharing them with you. When I first started The Quantified Web, I offered analytics...

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You’re wrong, but let’s not worry about that…

My three year old daughter (Charlotte) is very good at connecting with people. She‘s been a master at rapport and empathy since she was a baby. One thing she has learned to do is soften the blow every time she gives a criticism. (No idea where she learned that - we’re...

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How I Got Into Google Ads Management

I was working as a software developer when I decided to quit my job to start a business. I had been creating heat maps to identify threats in cybersecurity data and so I hung up my shingle as an analytics expert, and picked Google Analytics as a platform. I quickly...

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This is What Happens When Your Dog Eats a Rainbow Bagel

The missing bagel... We have a local bagel maker. He makes these amazing rainbow bagels. Last week my daughter got out a bagel and left it out for her breakfast. Later that morning I heard "Mum! I've lost my bagel!" We looked under the sofa. We looked under the bed....

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The Pros and Cons of Hiring Remote Help

I've become a regular panelist on a podcast called The Freelancer Show. Its been running for several hundred episodes now and helps small business owners to navigate the waters of freelancing. In this week's episode I was the guest speaker and we discussed the pros...

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Using Google Tag Manager to Track The Value of Checkboxes

Today I setup conversion tracking for a website that was designed around a more-complex-than-usual intake form. This form required the user to select from check boxes at each step (5 steps total). The final submission passed the values from the check boxes along with...

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How to Get a Disapproved Ad Manually Reviewed by Google

No matter how hard you try, you are occasionally going to have some of your ads disapproved by Google. If its never happened, you must not be creating enough ads! Here's a disapproval I got for one of my own ads this week:   And here is the ad that was...

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How to Check Your Google Shopping Ads For Errors [Video]

A quick one for Google Shopping users! Make sure that when you do list your products on Google shopping that you test how the products look when people search for your products. You can do a search in Google and you can bring yourself up as a seller. Choose shopping...

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Why use Google Ads if SEO is free?

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...

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What is a good conversion rate for Google Ads?

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...

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How can I use Google Ads to boost my landing pages?

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...

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Does using Google Ads affect your organic ranking?

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...

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How does the Google Ads Display Network ad auction work?

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...

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Can I target specific companies using Google Ads?

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...

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How can I get more impressions for Google Display ads?

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...

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What is Ad Rank in Google Ads?

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...

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