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How Much Is Fair To Pay My AdWords Management Company? 5 Questions To Ask

When any of us look to utilize a service, especially one we’re only vaguely familiar with, the topic of cost is a primary concern.  No one wants to get ripped off, and at least in the example of digital marketing, unlike an oil change, your marketer should be able to prove the value added each month.  Unfortunately when I get my oil changed, unless I literally watch them during the process, I’ll never know if my oil actually was changed, and in that the opportunity for taking advantage is born.  The same can be true with digital marketing, including AdWords
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PPC Case Study- Drug Rehab (part 1)

We have had the privilege of working with about a dozen addiction rehab facilities (coast to coast) on PPC campaigns over the past 8 years.  In the last year we’ve worked on Google AdWords and Bing Ads campaigns with 2 very esteemed organizations, American Addiction Centers and Hope By the Sea.  We’ve run PPC campaigns that have had a great level of both short and long-term success, and as a result we created a serviced based PPC case study on our management in the drug rehab marketplace.  We do see these principles applying to most service-based PPC campaigns, in particular those
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Gmail Ads- Powered by Google AdWords

In using Gmail these days, you have undoubtedly seen and probably accidentally clicked on a Sponsored Ad interwoven within your inbox.  Google has been pilot testing these ads and refining them to be run through Google AdWords.   The Google official release suggests that these sponsored ads are now more integrated and therefore engaging.  While we are highly critical of the overselling of that point, we do, however, give credence to the fact that one change is less ads in the same space.  Google’s attempt to “show fewer, higher-quality native ads that integrate more seamlessly with the inbox experience” is progress,
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5 Reasons PPC Campaigns Need to Be Run By Professionals

While all marketplaces would and do benefit from Professional PPC Management, the following details are specific to service-based businesses, using our extensive experience in the Drug Rehab Industry as the clarifying example. 5 Reasons Consulting Google Partner Agencies Outperform/Are Cheaper Than Hiring 1 Full-Time Employee: Huge Market– addiction/drug rehab/alcohol recovery and the seemingly unlimited iterations of the marketplace are a substantial target scope.  Researching pre-launch keywords as well as perpetually identifying new market targets throughout the life of the campaigns is crucial.  Digital advertising markets fluctuate naturally and seasonally in addition to the dynamicism of Google’s best practices, editorial guidelines, tools and features.
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How Is An AdWords Professional Better Than You?

4 Ways Experts Will Outperform You (aka, How Pros Provide Value That More Than Pay For Their Fees): Ad Formulation– getting the best converting, highest click through rates for ads. Keyword Research– having all the marketplace has to offer today and tomorrow, not to mention NOT excluding budget waste in the form of keywords, campaign settings and networks. Tracking– what is happening, measurably.  Tracking is time-consuming, complicated and multi-faceted.  It is not an aspect of PPC/Google AdWords/Bing Ads that a novice should expect to pick-up, understand and be able to reproduce immediately. Campaign Structuring- in a phrase, quality score.  Working each
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Call Only Google AdWords’s Campaigns

  In our never-ending quest to server our reader base with new Google AdWords features and tools, today we’re bringing light to a new campaign type- “Call Only- ads that encourage people to call your business“.  The Google AdWords official description line is pretty clear, but it is important to note that there are no clicks to the advertiser’s web site, whatsoever.  In the past campaigns that enlisted call extensions, even those with the phone number only, no link to a web site option, still had the option for click-throughs for any non-mobile ads, for which direct calling wasn’t an
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Should I Run a Google AdWords Campaign Myself?

Many of our clients, from companies of varying sizes and industries, come to us having tried to create, develop and maintain PPC marketing accounts- namely through Google AdWords.  We have found that many small and medium sized businesses initially decide to try their hand at managing these campaigns, and typically with little or even no success then look to internet marketing companies like Insider-Search for our expertise.  Our best successes in these instances are not only defining realizing increased sales or leads, but in doing so we more than pay for our own management fees (max 7% of the budget).
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Bing Ads- No Account Level Budgetary Option

Back in my days at Yahoo! Inc, in the search marketing division (2004-2007), which has now become Bing Ads, there was an option for a top-level, account budget.  Account managers were able to set a final amount the the account could spend, regardless of the individual campaign allotment of funds.  This was particularly useful for our clients like Chem-Dry of Huntington Beach, whom market to the majority of Orange County, don’t have city-specific fund limitations, but instead a final daily budget.  Our campaign structure isolates each city with a Geo and IP targeted campaign pair.  Since the current Bing/Yahoo platform
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Bing Ads Reduces Mobile Targeting Options

Bing has recently issued a release stating that their PPC platform, Bing Ads, is no longer allowing opt outs by device.  The user/marketer can no longer choose to not push their ads through any of the 3 device types: desktop, tablet or mobile.  Therefore the inability to isolate by device is not an enhancement, but instead a Bing revenue strategy.  Bing’s release does state that it has an advantage over its competition in Google AdWords by providing a chart that suggests they are more customizable because the “tablet” option can be adjusted through a Bid Modifier, while Google cannot. Bing is
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