You may have heard of the buzz about Google Ads, particularly Google Search Ads in helping a business drive growth. If you haven’t heard, going into the digital advertisement realm may sound daunting.
Here we will break down this claim, can you really increase your company’s revenue with Search Ads?
What are Google Ads?
To set things straight, it is important to know first the basics. Google Ads is actually an umbrella that comprises three ad networks namely: The Google Search Network, the Google Display Network, and the YouTube Network. Clicking any of those will bring you to the seller’s landing page which is any page where they hope you will ‘convert’ and buy their products.
The search network is the most popular network on Google for advertising. This deals with user intent as people usually go on Google to search for something they already have in mind. Your goal here is lead people to convert instead of just raising brand awareness.
It is here that the term Pay-per-Click comes in because you pay for each click that you get from the searchers. The concept of Cost-per-click or more known as CPC is used which is the average that you will pay for clicks. These vary per industry and usually have different benchmarks. Why is CPC important? That is because keywords on the search network are based on the price during bidding. You can set limits to how much you are going to spend and that will determine what keywords you can bid in.
The goal for the search network is to have your ad rank in the first page ideally. This is determined by ad rank which is made up of a variety of factors that include bid amount, quality score, and more. Given this, bidding higher or having a better quality score can greatly influence your ranking on the Google Search Engine Results Page.
What Numbers Say
While it may be difficult to make a decision to jump on the Google Ad train, a lot of other businesses have made it work on their favor. Statistics show that 88% of consumers use the Internet to find a local business and that 29% of consumers search for local businesses at least every week. This shows a huge potential to tap into the market actively using the Google Search platform as your future customers.
Why is the search network the best strategy instead of Search Engine Optimization? Well 89% of the traffic generated by search ads cannot be replaced by organic clicks when the ads are paused. For high commercial intent queries on search, the top three ad spots take about 40% of the clicks on the page. On top of that, 98% of searchers choose a business that is on the first page of the results they get, which shows the importance of not just being able to be part of the search network but also ranking on the top.
Do they work?
Once properly set up and managed, you can find a strong return on investment by using Google Ads. Businesses in fact, can make an average of $2 in revenue for every $1 they spend on Google Ads. For the businesses already using Google Ads, 72% of them plan to increase their PPC budgets which is another indicator that they are seeing good ROI. As for the mobile users, 70% of mobile searches call a business directly from Google Search.
While they are a multitude of other factors that leads to the success of a Google Ads campaign, its success still greatly depends on how its set up and managed. This is why it’s vital to have a great team to work on such a campaign. If you do not have a team that can do such, fear not for you can always leave it to the experts to manage your campaigns for you. Let a Google Partner agency like iManila be your partner in running your Google Search campaign. With many years of experience in the industry, you can count on us to deliver and give you an impactful campaign. Feel free to drop a message at [email protected] and see where we can help you!
Most of you are probably planning next year’s marketing strategies by now. But you might be forgetting about one important and mostly overlooked platform–your company’s website. Yes, a website may not be as interactive and as cost-efficient as social media but what businesses tend to overlook is that – websites are quite important! If you utilize it right, it might even bring you more revenue. How?
For starters, you already know that a well-designed and curated website is good for Search Engine Optimization, or in layman’s term, for ranking higher on search engines’ results pages. Nowadays, it’s not so hard to build your own website, but doing so may risk your business to have an unclear brand message and an unprofessional website. If you visit a company’s website with unruly information on its page or barely has information on it at all. Would you see that as a credible company? Probably not, right?
You Can Lose Potential Customers with an Unorganized Website
If your web design is all over the place, then the user will have a hard time finding what they’re looking for, making them exit your site unhappy. If you notice you have a high bounce rate, or that users leave your site after only visiting two pages, then check if they are having problems navigating from point A to point B. You may want to consult with UI/UX expert to see how else you can improve your user experience. A user-friendly website invites users to freely and easily move from one page to another – giving visitors the ease of finding what they’re looking for, while getting them more interested in the products and services that you offer.
You Can Lose Brand Credibility With a Crappy Website
If your web design and overall aesthetic don’t have a coherent theme, it can hurt your brand perception. A well-put-together website that matches your print collaterals will help consumers connect your brand with references they’ll see later on. If you have an icon for your brand, and that icon is present on your website, visitors who may have seen your icon offline will now think, “I’ve seen this…” when they visit your site. Make sure you have a company background or an FAQ page for your website as this is useful for visitors that are interested in your business!
Search Engine Optimization is Important!
When you built your website, did you consider good SEO? Because you definitely should have! Good design and aesthetic can come and go. But a website with a good SEO ranking ranks higher on search engines’ results pages and makes it easier for consumers to find. You should also check if your website is compatible across all devices and loads fast. There are still a dozen other factors to consider for Search Engine Optimization. (You can read our related blog: SEO and SEM: The Perfect Online Marketing Tandem)
Colors Affect Purchasing Behavior
“Color is 85% of the reason you purchased a specific product,” says Neil Patel.
Research from QuickSprout indicated that 90% of all product assessments have something to do with colors. Although colors are subjective, at least use the right ones. Research states that big fonts, red colors in bold are good for headlines in your web design. On the other hand, the color blue generates a feeling of trust. “The Internet is a colorful place, and there is a lot that can be accomplished by using color in the right way, at the right time, with the right audience, and for the right purpose.”
All in all, don’t lose possible consumers because of a terribly designed website. Drop us a message to request for a free website audit from one of our dedicated Account Executives. We can help identify areas of your website that can be improved on! Email us at [email protected] or talk to us here. #iManila #WebsiteDevelopment #WebDesign #SEO
Marketing is essential to expose your brand name and stand out. With the right practices, technique, and optimization, you can definitely make the most out of your marketing budget.
Now that a lot of marketing tools like Google ads and Facebook ads are available to anyone, you’ll probably think that running your own digital marketing campaign is a piece of cake. While it’s a good thing that you can market your own product, it also poses a lot of risks. A successful campaign can be achieved through the right practices, techniques, proper optimization, and updated market insights. Doing all these while also running the whole business can compromise the other areas in your company.
Keeping your focus clear on what you do best – which is essentially running the whole business – is important. That’s why, in reality, having a digital marketing agency just might come handy. By having someone else do the marketing for you, you’ll be disburdened by tasks that will require a lot of your time. In this manner, you can pay more attention on achieving business growth holistically without doing the groundwork and avoiding the risks that might compromise your company.
To help you out, we have listed down the risks of running your own marketing campaign:
You might miss the technicalities
A marketer’s task involves a lot of time and effort. From conceptualization, crafting the copies and graphics, up to implementation, monitoring, optimization, analysis, and reporting, this has to be carefully done step-by-step in order to achieve good results. Doing all this simultaneously with your other business management tasks can really be excruciating and might also affect the results that you want to achieve. Letting an expert from an agency do the work will save you time and effort so you can focus on more important things. After all, you can always check on the progress from time to time so you can still be updated on the project. The technicalities and complexities of running digital campaigns are mostly done by those who are seasoned and experienced, hence, it will be better to ask someone who specializes in the job.
You could be less objective
Marketing specialists are trained to foresee the perspective of a business’s target audience through market insights and estimation tools. Even though you know your product really well, it may not be true that your market sees what you see. The basic understanding of your target’s preference can be hard if you cannot be objective and separate yourself from your business. It is very crucial that you know the people to target or drive your ads into, but if you already have a lot of things on your slate, then you might have no time to do enough research for this.
You could spend more or less than the ideal budget
A major risk when running your own digital campaign is that you can easily be convinced to spend more and more to get the results that you want. Or, it can also be the other way around whereas you would think that spending less is a better option. This is when both expertise and the objectivity of an expert marketer comes into practice. Since the recommendations of agencies, like iManila, are based on historical data and premium market analysis tools, you can be assured that you can get the right estimates for your campaign with the ideal budget. This will prevent your campaign from overspending or throwing away your hard-earned marketing dollars. By also acquiring the service of an expert, you can easily track and manage your return on investments and have a detailed report on what went well and how you can improve more in terms of your marketing assets.
Need help from an expert marketer? Contact iManila and see how our digital marketing services can help your business grow! #iManila #DigitalMarketing #GooglePartner