How Your Social Media Presence Can Improve Your PPC Performance
Marketing isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution anymore. It involves a vast net of different industries and areas of emphasis, and you need to be adept at doing several things at once to make sure your business comes out on top. While you generally want to make sure that your business shows up at the top […]
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 […]
What to Know About the New and Improved Google Ads Editor v1
Recently, Google announced the new Google Ads Editor, version 1, which replaces the old AdWords Editor. Along with a name change, there are quite a few new features and capabilities that address long-standing requests from the Google Ads community. The newly renamed and redesigned Ads Editor significantly increases productivity for anyone with a Google Ads […]
Amazon Home Services vs. Google Local Services Ads
As the internet has grown into the sprawling, interconnected web of services it has become today, we’ve seen companies like Google and Amazon dip their toes into the home-service industry. Since we use these services every day, all across the globe, it only makes sense that they’d try to take advantage of the opportunities that […]
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 […]
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 […]
Automated Bidding for Home Services
Machine learning is a step toward artificial intelligence. And that’s a good thing, don’t worry. We’re not talking about the artificial intelligence of Sci-Fi/Horror films. No, we’re talking about artificial intelligence that acts as your digital personal assistant, one who is smarter than you, but (c’mon, really?) not sentient. Now, we know what you’re thinking: […]
5 Benefits of the Ad Preview Tool
We are often asked by clients why they can’t see their own ads. While there are multiple factors to this question – including time of day, location of the searcher and what keyword they were searching for – to help narrow things down, most often a Client Relationship manager from VitalStorm will first ask: Were you using the Google Ad Preview Tool?
How to Choose the Right Negative Keywords
While the goal of a PPC campaign manager is to draw as many clicks as possible to certain ads by placing bids on certain words, sometimes the best strategy is to know which terms your audience isn’t looking for. These are known as negative keywords, and you can optimize your campaign by identifying which ones you need to weed out to produce better performance from the terms you want people to click on. However, starting from scratch and knowing which negative keywords to choose can be daunting, and it can sidetrack the work you’re doing quite easily.
What Are Google Responsive Search Ads? How Do They Work?
We recently explained how Smart Bidding optimizes bids in real time by factoring in a wide range of signals about the intent and context of every search. Over the past year, Google Ads (formerly Google AdWords) has been focusing on bringing the same kind of machine learning to its search ad formats. This summer, responsive […]