It’s that time of year where many of us start to make some key decisions about what we want to achieve this year – whether it’s in the form of resolutions, goals or mission statements; the start of a new year triggers something within us to consider what we want to do better than the previous year, and to define how we’re going to do it. In the world of marketing however, goal setting should be considered throughout the year, in particular when deciding to embark on a brand new marketing channel or campaign. Unfortunately, we see too many businesses running adverts for their business without any goals for that activity in place; which they are running simply because they know they need to advertise their business and “have always done that”, or because someone came along at the right time and offered them a quick or cheap solution to doing it. However without defining what you want to achieve from the activity, and setting some measurable goals around it, it is difficult to determine whether it is the right move for your business, and to make ongoing improvements. This article will specifically explain how to set and measure Google Adwords goals, and the importance of doing so. [Read more…] about How To Set & Measure Your Google Adwords Goals
It’s a tough market out there. Packing everything you want to say into your Google Adwords Ads can be challenging. Adwords Ad Extensions are here to help! With basic Adwords adverts you are constrained to two headlines of 30 characters and a description of 80. In the grand scheme of things that’s really not much to get your message across. This often leads to reams and reams of ads with soul destroying boring ad copy as marketers desperately attempt to condense their message down as much as possible…..In other words an absolute nightmare.
It’s not all doom and gloom – there is another way and that is through Google Adwords Ad extensions. They’re reasonably well known, but they aren’t used nearly as much as they should. These little gems allow you to increase the description of what both your products and website has to offer to a potential customer. Adwords ad extensions come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, which makes it pretty easy to find the ones to suit your business. [Read more…] about Google Adwords Ad Extensions – 101
“Can I bid on my competitors brand name?” is one of most common questions we get asked here at Digital Gearbox. There is a deal of controversy surrounding this topic in the world of PPC; indeed, most of it stems from a lot of less seasoned advertisers being under the impression that this form of advertising is illegal. Sneaky it may be, but illegal? Most certainly not. In fact however, it’s a form of advertising that will help new customers discover you when they were initially intending to purchase or enquire elsewhere. [Read more…] about Can I Bid On My Competitors Brand Keywords?
For many, when asked about Google Adwords they will refer to it as an online advertising channel which can be used to list ads for a business on a search engine results page by bidding on selected keywords. Whilst this is a not in inaccurate description of it, it does grossly underplay the full capabilities that the platform offers businesses & reflects a wide-spanning knowledge gap.
This blog showcases 2 key Google Adwords features that we often find businesses aren’t utilising or perhaps aren’t even aware of; real hidden gems for customer acquisition that can unleash the full potential of the platform and help to bring in more conversions much more efficiently. [Read more…] about Hidden Adwords Gems For Customer Acquisition
The eCommerce MasterPlan Virtual Summit is a week-long, free virtual summit filled with hand-picked eCommerce experts. It exists to help eCommerce business owners and marketers identify new growth strategies for 2017 and 2018; without the time or logistical commitment of a physical event. Not only this, but it’s the first of its kind and Digital Gearbox’s very own Becky Hopkin has been invited to speak!
In her presentation, Becky discusses 6 hidden Adwords gems for customer acquisition such as customer targeting, keyword strategizing, shoppping campaigns, and pressing the rewind button on those lost opportunities so you can get old customers back to your site and purchasing your products. We won’t go too much into it right now, though – you’ll have to sign up for the summit to get all the good stuff. [Read more…] about A Week’s Worth Of Free eCommerce Advice?