3 Multiplatform Remarketing Strategies

Reaching your audience – and converting those visits into tangible conversions – isn’t as easy as it used to be. With the growth and expansion of the different ways we can access websites, we’re more attuned than ever to the many ways that ads work online. Since audiences have gotten smarter and better at bypassing […]

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Landing Page Best Practices: the DOs and DON’Ts

Landing pages have never been more critical to your business than they are today. Your potential customers’ attention span is short and they have dozens of listings to scroll through and choose from, so you’ve got to maximize your chance with them. If they’re looking for a service and your landing page doesn’t strike the […]

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Does PPC Contribute to SEO in 2019?

In 2019, it’s impossible to avoid using the internet when you’re on the lookout for a new service – or to find someone who can provide said service for you. And just about all of us turn to search to help us find what we’re looking for. Pay-per-click advertising, or PPC, is one of the […]

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How Great Google Reviews Improve Your Local Service Ads

Every business has the same goal: to attract as many customers as possible and to leave them satisfied so they’ll keep coming back. However, the hard part is figuring out the precise combination of factors that would make your business stand out among the rest. Everyone tells you different things, and it’s difficult to pinpoint […]

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What Is AdWords Smart Bidding? | Introduction and Overview

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 […]

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The Difference Between Cost per Lead and Cost per Call

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 (So You Can Get More Leads)

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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How Call Tracking Improves PPC Results, Sales, and Service

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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Get Your Business Found with Location Extensions

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 […]

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5 PPC & SEO Ideas for the Holidays

The holiday season can mean big business and it’s coming fast. But while spending rises, so does the competition. Do you have a strategy in place for your PPC and SEO holiday campaigns? In addition to searches for “Thanksgiving recipes” and “best Christmas gifts for dad,” people will also be searching for electricians, plumbers, and other […]

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