May 18, 2018

The Difference Between Cost per Lead and Cost per Call

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Any kind of advertising campaign with the intent of providing direct lead generation should have call tracking in place. That’s how marketing companies can make claims about providing oh-so-many calls per day or per week. The question remains: are those phone calls actual business opportunities? At VitalStorm, we don’t make claims regarding how many calls you will get per week, instead we focus on a strategic measurable indicator—Cost per Lead. So, what’s the difference between Cost per Lead and Cost per Call?

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bing removed sidebar text ads

May 4, 2018

Bing Removed Sidebar Text Ads (So You Can Get More Leads)

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Bing Ads is a platform similar to Google AdWords. Our home service customers benefit daily from our online advertising efforts through both platforms. If you were walking down the street, and a man reached out to you with $100 in his hand, would you tell him “No, thank you”? Not utilizing both the Bing Ads and Google AdWords platforms is a similar mistake. If you’re interested in starting an advertising campaign on the Bing Ads platform, however, it’s important to consider the recent changes on the platform, as these can impact the strategies showcased in articles that were published prior to March of this year.

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April 5, 2018

Local Service Ads: Future-Proofing Your Business

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Online consumers are curious, demanding and, frankly, impatient. Do you have the answers they’re looking for? If not, you’re missing out on business. At our breakout session at this Spring’s SGI Expo next week, you’ll find out how you can use new digital marketing tactics through Google to show up when and where they are searching, and provide them with the information they’re looking for. Don’t miss this breakout because we are going to be highlighting the Google Local Service Ads platform (previously known as Google Home Service Ads).

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February 16, 2018

Slow PPC Traffic? Spring into Action!

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Spring is just around the corner. With the winter weather coming to an end, it’s the perfect time for your customers to prepare their HVAC system to transition to the warmer months. But it’s not just your customer who needs to gear up for the spring. Be advised that the Google and Bing Pay-Per-Click (PPC) […]

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How Call Tracking Improves PPC Results, Sales, Service

December 22, 2017

How Call Tracking Improves PPC Results, Sales and Service

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Did you know that phone leads have a higher conversion rate than any other type of lead? In fact, call tracking data tells us that phone calls convert at a 10-15x higher closing rate than form or chat leads. Human interaction is still the best way to land sales. No matter how convenient a form […]

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