June 8, 2018
Combined with other “smart” AdWords features such as Universal App and Smart Display campaigns, the future of PPC marketing lies in Smart Bidding and machine learning technology. Using data-driven machine learning, PPC professionals can improve keyword bids, increase valuable conversions, and spend more time developing strategy optimizations. Continue reading to learn more about Smart Bidding […]
May 18, 2018
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?
May 4, 2018
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.
December 22, 2017
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 […]
November 3, 2017
Google, Bing, and other search engines are constantly looking for better ways to target and convert local users. One of the best methods they’ve discovered using location extensions within their ads. This allows users to see your name, address, and phone number (NAP), increasing phone calls, in-store visits, map searches, and conversion rates. We’ve written […]