Why are impressions free in Google AdWords advertising?

Contrast the PPC model to all other traditional advertising  models like TV,Radio,Newspaper, Billboard or even Direct Mail. You pay for impressions (or potential views called Cost per Mille – CPM ) without really knowing if your prospect actually saw your ad.

What are your customers searching for? – The Search Terms report in Google AdWords

What if you could know what exactly your customer typed on the Google Search bar that led her/him to your website? The “search terms” report in Google AdWords is an amazing way to do just that. The search terms report tell you exactly what your customer typed on the Google search bar. The search termsContinue reading “What are your customers searching for? – The Search Terms report in Google AdWords”

B2B Marketing with Google AdWords

To make AdWords more effective for B2B marketing, its useful to understand some key features of B2B marketing before setting up the campaign. Here are those key features:

Are they looking for an answer to a problem, a specific service or your business?

Business owners tend to be fighting so many battles that they don’t seem to have the bandwidth to figure out  how their customers find them. Here is a simple way to visualize how your customers think, when they Google something related to your business: They have a problem: The problem might be simple like lookingContinue reading “Are they looking for an answer to a problem, a specific service or your business?”

3 questions to ask and decide how much to spend on Google AdWords

Our readers ask How much do I spend on Google AdWords? An earlier post provided the strategy answer and this post presents three questions to ask for coming to a better decision. Here are the questions to ask: What were your inquiries before AdWords? Before AdWords you were getting inquiries. These inquiries could be fromContinue reading “3 questions to ask and decide how much to spend on Google AdWords”

The disconnect between your web content and what your customers really value

“Value” is central to marketing. And different segments of your customers value different features of your product or service. Unless they saw the value in what you offer, they would not be buying from you. At all. So right off the start of this post , let us assure our dear readers that you doContinue reading “The disconnect between your web content and what your customers really value”

Why value and relevance is so important in Google AdWords and Email Marketing

As Google AdWords users already know the link between keywords—>ad text—-> landing page needs to be really tight and focused on giving value to your customer who is searching. Thus someone looking for “mother’s day roses” should be ideally seeing an ad that says “mother’s day roses ” and lands the visitor on the rosesContinue reading “Why value and relevance is so important in Google AdWords and Email Marketing”

Don’t organize your website by your organization structure: 5 tips for effective website stuctures

The organization chart seems to be an important driver for organizing websites. This reflects “inside-out” thinking rather than “outside -in” Thus you will see websites organized around departments. A prominent flower website has the URL that is organized in typical industrial era format, for e.g. xxflowers.com/categories/valentines ; xxflowers.com/categories/wedding  ; xxflowers.com/categories/anniversary One wonders about reasons forContinue reading “Don’t organize your website by your organization structure: 5 tips for effective website stuctures”

“Valentine day roses ” -the link between SEO and Google AdWords Ad position

We are about ten days away from Valentine’s day and here is the results page we saw when we searched for “valentine day roses.” We have Super Bowl Sunday coming up this Sunday, so most folks are pretty focused on the Broncos and Panthers game. Many men haven’t got around to figuring out the ChickenContinue reading ““Valentine day roses ” -the link between SEO and Google AdWords Ad position”

What Google AdWords cannot do for you: Customer Engagement

A question that we get asked often is : ” Can Google AdWords help us get customers?” Our short answer is “Yes” and then in deeper discussion … the but –starts coming in. Google AdWords (or any other form of advertising for that matter) cannot engage your customer after they arrive at your website. WhatContinue reading “What Google AdWords cannot do for you: Customer Engagement”

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