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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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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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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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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 New Feature- Shared Library

The Bing Ads/Yahoo Search marriage of PPC marketing has basically been defined by that team’s ability to play catch-up with Google AdWords (Google’s pay per click platform).  I got to see this catch-up back in the early to mid 2000’s when I worked for Yahoo’s Search Marketing division. Recently we got a few new feature that Google AdWords has had for probably 2 to 3 years.  A Shared Library option is now available in the left hand side account tab.  While the Google AdWords version of the Shared Library includes 5 features: Ads/Audience, Bid Strategies, Budgets, Campaign Negative Keywords, and Campaign
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Google AdWords Ad Extensions- Callouts

Google AdWords has expanded its ad extensions to include Callouts– a new feature that adds more text to your ad in an attempt to boost click-through rates.  While this is a natural attempt for Google to boost revenue, it also has positives for AdWords campaigns and those agencies that are on top of new features and newly adopt them before the general public. Here are a few advantages or reasons we’ve employed the Callouts ad extension for many of our clients: Larger ad footprint- any time we can take up more room on the results page with our ads, be it
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Reasons Your AdWords Manager Isn’t Cutting It

Many companies don’t know how to go about finding and then vetting PPC consultants or management companies for a few good reasons, namely they themselves may not know enough about pay per click or search engine optimization to feel confident in the interviewing process.  A parallel can be drawn to those of us not mechanically inclined when taking our cars for a service.  For this reason we’ve outlined a few points or suggested questions to ask yourself about your ppc marketer and their relationship with you and the campaigns they are running on your behalf.  Being a Certified Google Partner,
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