7 Successful Google AdWords Ads And Why They Crush The Competition

What does it take to write an AdWords ad that gets the clicks?

7 Successful Google AdWords Ads And Why They Crush The Competition

Some businesses are able to create phenomenally successful AdWords ads while others fail miserably. Ultimately, success with AdWords comes down to your landing page/website. But the first step on that road to winning at AdWords is to get the clicks.

 

What does it take to write an AdWords ad that gets the clicks?

 

Let’s take a look at these winning AdWords ads in the video and see just why they work…

 

 

There are three other more general elements at work here that are important to note…

 

First, with the possible exception of the work from home ad, these ads are not overly sensationalistic.

You have very limited space with which to work in an AdWords ad. There’s no room to be cute or gimmicky… you have to cut to the chase and make every character count to get the clicks.

 

Secondly, these ads do a good job of standing out from their competitors ads. It’s not uncommon to do a search and see a good percentage of the AdWords ads with the same headline or using basically the same dry, boring message.

 

When you’re coming up with ads, look at what the competition is doing and make sure your ads are unique.

 

Lastly, and most importantly, all these ads are successful because of extensive testing on the part of the businesses. Testing your ad copy and testing your landing pages is the single most important factor in developing a winning AdWords ad and campaign.

 

Because while the ads above are top performers, what works well for your business may be quite different. And the only way to figure out what ads will be successful for you is to test, test, test!

 

 

About the New Character Limits for Expanded Text Ads

The Expanded Text Ads gave a boost to the clickable real-estate of the ad, and a longer description for more detail. If you haven’t updated your older ads, you’re missing an opportunity to increase your position and Click Through Rate.

 

Here’s a little more information:

 

(See below for the character limits list)

  • Expanded Text Ads are the basic format for text based search ads on Google’s Search Network.
  • The ads will show slightly different from mobile and desktop (and variations on the Display Network).
  • New character limits apply to the elements of the Expanded Text Ad.
  • Ad Extension also carry their own unique character limits, which I’ve included below.

 

The image below is generated using an ad preview tool to show how all the various Ad Extensions display on an Expanded Text Ad, and the character limits list is located below.

Note, that the ad above the phone is the desktop view, and the ad in the device is a mobile view. That preview tool is located at: Expanded Text Ad Preview Tool 

 

Character Limits for AdWords Ads and Extensions

Expanded Text Ad

Headline 1: 30 Characters
Headline 2: 30 Characters
Description: 80 Characters
Path 1: 15 Characters
Path 2: 15 Characters

Sitelink Extension

Link Text: 25 Characters
Description Line 1: 35 Characters
Description Line 2: 35 Characters

Callout Extension

Callout Text: 25 Characters

 

 

Top Tips For Successful AdWords Ads:

  • Use Numbers
  • Use ASCII characters
  • Focus on benefits
  • Offer proof/credibility
  • Use quotes
  • Ask a question
  • Make a strong offer
  • Include a call to action

What tips do you have for your own expanded text ads? Are you getting better results than before? Let me know below!

 

 

Like this post at all? Why not Pin it!

 

Remember to subscribe to my podcast 

 

Check out my [FREE] AdWords Video Training Series.

Get Instant Access Here >>

7 Absolutely Killer Tips For Google AdWords & Why They Crush The Competition

 

 

How to Build an Email List FAST – 7 Simple Methods You Can Use for FREE

Download The eBook Now:

 

Download here >>

 

 

Phil Adair

Hot Clicks Pay-Per-Click Online Marketing

Suite 12, 5th Floor, Dymocks Building

428 George Street, Sydney 2000, NSW, Australia  

W: hotclicks.com.au

I’m a huge fan of connecting on social media. If you’re on these social networks, then let’s follow each other: 

Twitter 

Google+ 

Facebook

YouTube

Pinterest

Instagram

 

About Phil Adair

Phil Adair is the host of one of the most downloaded online marketing podcasts on the internet (Go here to subscribe and listen to The Online Marketing Strategies Show.)

Read his inspiring bio now.

Feel free to send Phil a message here >>

 

Google AdWords #1 Killer Hacks

Mastering Quality Score with the “One Per” Rule

Google AdWords #1 Killer Hacks: Mastering Quality Score with the “One Per” Rule

 

 

Just uttering the phrase “Quality Score” can strike fear in the hearts of Google AdWords advertisers.

What is it?
How does it work?
What can I do to make it better?

I get these questions all the time, and my response to them is always, “Follow the ‘One Per’ Rule.”

As the name suggests, the One Per Rule requires you to limit the number of keywords per Ad Group to 1. It may sound a little crazy and counter-intuitive, but there is a method behind the madness.

 

Limiting yourself to one keyword per ad group ensures that your keyword is tied closely to your ad text and the text on your landing page.

This tells Google that your relevancy is through the roof, therefore awarding you a high Quality Score. It’s easily my favorite Google AdWords hack.

This isn’t a technique to use with every keyword, however. Only employ the “One Per” Rule on your top-performing keywords. Here’s how to get it going:

 

Step 1 — Research. Select the Campaign you want to optimise and locate your five to 10 top-performing keywords across Ad Groups. If you’re looking to optimise conversions, choose the keywords that are most successful in generating that result. Or, if you want to optimise cost per conversion or cost per click, choose those top keywords. Every keyword you choose should be competitive when it comes to click-through rate (one percent and above).

 

Step 2 — Create one AdGroup per keyword. Create an Ad Group for each of your top-performing keywords. If you have five top keywords, you should also have five Ad Groups. Keep things organised by using each individual keyword as the name of the Ad Group.

 

Step 3 — Ensure your ad text is relevant. One of the keys to ensuring the “One Per” Rule is effective is sprinkling the keyword throughout the ad text. The keyword in your Ad Group will appear multiple times in your ad text and again on your landing page. Quality Scores tend to be higher when the keyword appears in the ad headline, description and display URL. If one of my top-performing keywords is “women’s hats,” the structure of my ad should be similar to the one shown below:

 

Step 4 — Optimise your landing page. The final step in the “One Per” Rule is simple: Ensure the keyword appears somewhere on your landing page.
Thinking about Quality Score as numbers between one and 10 makes it easy to forget why it’s really important — it’s Google’s way to determine how you as an advertiser create a good user experience by matching your ad to its message, its destination and what you are offering the consumer. Following the “One Per” Rule puts you in a position to check each one of those boxes and makes your life a little easier along the way.

 

Not sure how to set up your own winning Landing Page? Still not sure about “Quality Score?”

Further Reading:

 

I really hope this helped. Hey, have I missed anything here? Drop me a note in the comments section below and let me know your thoughts. Please take your time to grasp this concept properly. Believe me, it works!

 

Like this post at all? Why not Pin it!

 

Remember to subscribe to my podcast 

 

Check out my [FREE] AdWords Video Training Series.

Get Instant Access Here >>

7 Absolutely Killer Tips For Google AdWords & Why They Crush The Competition

 

 

How to Build an Email List FAST – 7 Simple Methods You Can Use for FREE

Download The eBook Now:

 

Download here >>

 

 

Phil Adair

Hot Clicks Pay-Per-Click Online Marketing

Suite 12, 5th Floor, Dymocks Building

428 George Street, Sydney 2000, NSW, Australia  

W: hotclicks.com.au

I’m a huge fan of connecting on social media. If you’re on these social networks, then let’s follow each other: 

Twitter 

Google+ 

Facebook

YouTube

Pinterest

Instagram

 

About Phil Adair

Phil Adair is the host of one of the most downloaded online marketing podcasts on the internet (Go here to subscribe and listen to The Online Marketing Strategies Show.)

Read his inspiring bio now.

Feel free to send Phil a message here >>

 

 

Why 99% Of AdWords Campaigns Fail – How To Stay In The Top 1%

Why 99% Of AdWords Campaigns Fail – How To Stay In The Top 1%

Hi there and welcome to Google AdWords Tips & Tricks.

I’m super excited to share these training tips with you. I absolutely promise that if you apply the principles that I’ve put together in this video series, you will “move the needle” and start to see dramatic changes from within your AdWords campaigns.

 

THE RESULTS/BENEFITS

I have personally applied this system to my own campaigns and achieved fantastic results.

 

I am going to share with you some of my personal favourites – highly effective strategies that have achieved real results for my clients, including more impressions, more clicks from their ads, and as a product of this – more sales.

 

This is an indispensable collection of some of the very best tips available to online marketers seeking to improve their return on their advertising. I know this, because I have repeatedly used these very principles over the years to maximise my own, and my client’s online campaigns.

 

Apply these to your own Google AdWords campaigns and they will start to rock.

 

Apply these to your client’s Google AdWords campaigns and you will be looking like a rock star!

 

If you follow these tips and implement them, they will over time begin to change your business forever.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE PROBLEMS/ROADBLOCKS

The roadblocks or problems many of my customers faced was the time they had personally spent building their campaigns, only to sit and wait for results to occur and to then be very disappointed after all their effort.

 

The overall recurring problem though is that most people simply think they can’t do this. They more often than not simply get overwhelmed with the technology of the AdWords platform.

 

They’ve never actually found a system to achieving truly great results from correctly managing their campaigns!

 

THE STRUGGLE

I personally struggled with AdWords for over a year, unable to “crack the code” and get my own campaigns anywhere near firing. I just found the AdWords platform itself completely overwhelming.

 

Like many of us, I began my online marketing efforts by diving into AdWords with no experience or knowledge whatsoever.

 

How hard can this be I thought?

 

It was only when I got completely fed up with the lack of progress not being made and the money I was blowing each month that I decided to do something about it.

 

A few years back, I needed to advertise my business, though at the time I simply couldn’t afford to outsource this task. As with any start up you have to keep your outgoings as low as possible… The only solution available to me at that time was to be self-taught.

 

So began my quest to find the specialised knowledge I knew deep down would be essential for my online success.

 

However, the further I travelled along this steep path of discovery, the more complex things seemed to become. Needless to say here, the results were just not happening, though my invoices from Google still were still arriving with alarming regularity.

 

I used to be the kind of person who tried to assemble flat pack furniture first, and when it all went pear-shaped, read the instructions. AdWords was no different when I began… You don’t need to make the same mistakes.

 

Unfortunately, there are numerous ways to burn through your budget within the AdWords platform if you jump in before you know what you’re doing.

 

Remember Google has a vested interest in spending your hard earned money…

 

 

Giant Disclaimer: I am not anti – Google, but I do know for a fact that it can be hugely daunting for the uninitiated.

 

Don’t expect to find a refund cheque in the mail when you’ve forgotten to pull the right levers inside your campaign management.

 

It’s often referred to as paying the Google stupidity tax. I know. I used to pay it. I learned the hard way. You don’t have to make the same mistakes.

 

MY STORY OF SUCCESS

My success came about by simply going back to the beginning. I decided to really just go back to the basics. I stopped worrying about what was going wrong and stripped my campaigns down piece by piece.

 

Once I had done this, I had a much clearer view. Step by step I rebuilt each campaign, and the shift was astounding. My costs went down. My sales went up.

 

I was making money again. My ads were always showing and I wasn’t getting slammed by a huge bill each month.

 

THE MYTHS

So all the myths about Google’s AdWords platform being way too complicated were finally dispelled. I no longer had that self-doubt, and better still I was achieving real results. The more I shared these, the more positive comments I received.

 

So, now armed with a little insight as to how Google use their platform to gain more business, let’s begin with step our first tips to build yours!

I have created a Three Part Free Video Course where I show you exactly how to use AdWords to generate those important leads and build your business. Here are the details:

 

Get Instant Access Here >>

7 Absolutely Killer Tips For Google AdWords & Why They Crush The Competition

 

 

Really hope this helped. Hey, have I missed anything here though? Drop me a note in the comments section below and let me know!

 

 

Like this post at all? Why not Pin it!

 

Remember to subscribe to my podcast and check out the [FREE] AdWords Video Training Series.

 

 

 

How to Build an Email List FAST – 7 Simple Methods You Can Use for FREE

Download The eBook Now:

 

Download here >>

 

 

Phil Adair

Hot Clicks Pay-Per-Click Online Marketing

Suite 12, 5th Floor, Dymocks Building

428 George Street, Sydney 2000, NSW, Australia  

W: hotclicks.com.au

I’m a huge fan of connecting on social media. If you’re on these social networks, then let’s follow each other: 

Twitter 

Google  

Facebook

YouTube

Pinterest

Instagram

 

About Phil Adair

Phil Adair is the host of one of the most downloaded online marketing podcasts on the internet (go here to subscribe and listen to The Online Marketing Strategies Show.)

Read his inspiring bio now  Feel free to send Phil a message here

AdWords Secret Hacks Revealed

7 Killer Google AdWords Tips & Why They’ll Crush Your Competition

AdWords Secret Hacks Revealed:  

7 Killer Google AdWords Tips & Why They’ll Crush Your Competition

 

Free video training for Google AdWords Users – 7 AdWords Secret “Hacks” Revealed.

 

Get the step-by-step system I use to make a six-figure income with Google AdWords (see below)

 

More Sales. More Profit. More Success.

 

Check out this free training video series below:

 

http://hotclicks.com.au/FreeGoogleAdWordsVideoTrainingSeries

 

Learn what NOT to do… and what’s working now!

 

What you’ll be learning on this FREE course:

 

Video #1:

7 “Rookie” Mistakes Made By AdWords Users, And What To Do About It!

Video #2:

Split-Testing Your Ads To Turbo-Boost Your Click-Through Rates

Video #3:

Winning Tactics That = Online Success!

 

Easy-To-Implement Marketing Strategies To Get Your Business Up And Running On Google AdWordsEasy-To-Implement Marketing Strategies To Get Your Business Up And Running On Google AdWords.


 

What these Google AdWords Hacks will do for you:

  • Reach 90% of online users instantly
  • Gain instant positioning for your business
  • Control your spend with a daily budget
  • Writing the perfect ad
  • Keyword research the right way
  • Starting with the end in sight

 

 

Like this post at all? Why not Pin it!

 

Remember to subscribe to my podcast 

 

Check out my [FREE] AdWords Video Training Series.

Get Instant Access Here >>

7 Absolutely Killer Tips For Google AdWords & Why They Crush The Competition

 

 

How to Build an Email List FAST – 7 Simple Methods You Can Use for FREE

Download The eBook Now:

 

Download here >>

 

 

Phil Adair

Hot Clicks Pay-Per-Click Online Marketing

Suite 12, 5th Floor, Dymocks Building

428 George Street, Sydney 2000, NSW, Australia  

W: hotclicks.com.au

I’m a huge fan of connecting on social media. If you’re on these social networks, then let’s follow each other: 

Twitter 

Google+ 

Facebook

YouTube

Pinterest

Instagram

 

About Phil Adair

Phil Adair is the host of one of the most downloaded online marketing podcasts on the internet (Go here to subscribe and listen to The Online Marketing Strategies Show.)

Read his inspiring bio now.

Feel free to send Phil a message here >>

 

How To Avoid The 7 AdWords “Rookie” Mistakes

Learning How To Promote & Profit From Google AdWords In 2018

How To Promote & Profit From Google AdWords In 2018

Avoid The 7 AdWords “Rookie” Mistakes

I have some cool stuff to help you and I wanted to send you the first video today in a FREE 3-part video series ALL designed to help you create, promote & profit from Google AdWords in 2018

I hope you enjoy (and more importantly learn a TON) from the first video in the series which you can join here:

7 Google AdWords Rookie Mistakes

In the video training, I reveal the exact process I used to build my own hugely successful Google AdWords Campaigns.

And these steps you can steal and use right away.

I remember when I started my Google AdWords journey, I had a NO IDEA what the heck I was doing… and in less than a year I was generating big time income (despite a “small budget to begin with”… I’ll explain more about that later.)

If I could do it, you definitely can too.

Enjoy the free training,

Phil

Like this post at all? Why not Pin it!

 

Remember to subscribe to my podcast 

 

Here are the details again:

[FREE] AdWords Video Training Series.

Get Instant Access Here >>

7 Absolutely Killer Tips For Google AdWords & Why They Crush The Competition

 

 

How to Build an Email List FAST – 7 Simple Methods You Can Use for FREE

Download The eBook Now:

 

Download here >>

 

 

Phil Adair

Hot Clicks Pay-Per-Click Online Marketing

Suite 12, 5th Floor, Dymocks Building

428 George Street, Sydney 2000, NSW, Australia  

W: hotclicks.com.au

I’m a huge fan of connecting on social media. If you’re on these social networks, then let’s follow each other: 

Twitter 

Google+ 

Facebook

YouTube

Pinterest

Instagram

 

About Phil Adair

Phil Adair is the host of one of the most downloaded online marketing podcasts on the internet (Go here to subscribe and listen to The Online Marketing Strategies Show.)

Read his inspiring bio now.

Feel free to send Phil a message here >>

 

4 Key Reasons Local Businesses Fail When Using Google AdWords

4 Key Reasons Local Businesses Fail When Using Google AdWords

You’ve likely heard other business owners trashing Google AdWords as expensive, complicated, and ineffective. Good, let them! That just means there’ll be less competition for you.

AdWords does get a bad rap in many circles, and while clicks are expensive for most people and the interface complex, most of the time when advertisers get bad results, they only have themselves (or those they hire to manage their campaigns) to blame.

There are four main reasons local businesses fail with Google AdWords. Let’s cover them here so you know exactly what you’re in for.

 

1. Landing page or an awful landing page

The first page a visitor to your site lands on after clicking on your Google ad is called the landing page. A landing page is an essential part of your AdWords campaign, and a good one can instantly double your leads from AdWords (without spending a cent more on clicks.)

Not having a dedicated, high-converting landing page is a huge mistake. Based on experience, we estimate the typical local business website converts somewhere around 5 percent. On the other hand, a better-designed landing page can easily convert at 10 percent to 20 percent.

Even if we assume it just converts on the low end – around 10 percent – versus the 5 percent for the typical website, you’d double the amount of leads you get for the same money spent.

That means for every $1,000 you spend, instead of getting 10 leads, you’re now getting 20. That difference could literally make or break your month or year.

Further reading: The Ultimate Beginners Guide To Landing Pages 

 

2. Horrible ads with low clickthrough rates

Most Google ads say basically the same thing. (And, quite frankly, they’re not all that compelling in the way they say it.)

As with landing pages, a high-converting Google ad with a high clickthrough rate (CTR) can also instantly double your leads. And the best part is that Google rewards you for having high-converting ads. So not only will doubling your CTR get you twice as many potential leads, but you can also end up paying a lot less per click.

That’s because Google has an algorithm known as Quality Score that determines how much you pay for clicks. In AdWords, just because you bid the most for a keyword doesn’t guarantee your ad will show up in the top position. Google rewards relevancy. And if you can show Google your ad is more relevant than your competitors (and CTR is the number-one factor used to determine relevancy), you can end up ranking higher than your competitors, yet pay less per click than they do.

 

3. No conversion or call tracking

We’ve seen that 60 percent to 70 percent of the leads for local businesses come in the form of a phone call. Furthermore, phone call leads tend to be higher-quality leads because someone who’s really a hot lead is most likely going to pick up the phone and call rather than just submit the information through a form on your website.

If you’re not tracking call conversion, then you’re missing out on not only 60 percent to 70 percent of your leads, but also your hottest leads. Not tracking call conversions also means you’re not going to be able to optimize your AdWords campaign well. You can throw a ton of money away on bad clicks if you’re not tracking calls and have the data that shows you which keywords and ads are making the phone ring and which ones are not.

4. Poor campaign structure

With all the AdWords books, articles, and training courses available, it’s somewhat surprising we even have to mention this. However, we still see AdWords campaigns every week that are set up poorly (many times by agencies that should know better) and don’t even adhere to basic best practices.

One example of poor campaign structure is a single campaign that runs on both Search and Display Networks. Search and Display are two utterly different beasts, and they should never be lumped together in a single campaign (in fact, I urge you to avoid using the Display Network to advertise your local business, until you develop strong AdWords skills and seek additional training.)

Other examples include only having one ad group, having too many keywords, and going too broad with the keywords in your campaign.

AdWords may not work all the time for every local business – there are some situations where due to high click costs, budgets, internal sales problems, or other issues that even a well-structured AdWords campaign won’t generate a high enough ROI.

However, in my experience, that’s the exception much more often than the rule.

 

I really hope this helped. Hey, have I missed anything here though? Have you had any “disastrous fails” that you’re willing to share? Drop me a note in the comments section below and let me know your thoughts. 

 

Like this post at all? Why not Pin it!

 

Remember to subscribe to my podcast 

 

Check out my [FREE] AdWords Video Training Series.

Get Instant Access Here >>

7 Absolutely Killer Tips For Google AdWords & Why They Crush The Competition

 

 

How to Build an Email List FAST – 7 Simple Methods You Can Use for FREE

Download The eBook Now:

 

Download here >>

 

 

Phil Adair

Hot Clicks Pay-Per-Click Online Marketing

Suite 12, 5th Floor, Dymocks Building

428 George Street, Sydney 2000, NSW, Australia  

W: hotclicks.com.au

I’m a huge fan of connecting on social media. If you’re on these social networks, then let’s follow each other: 

Twitter 

Google  

Facebook

YouTube

Pinterest

Instagram

 

About Phil Adair

Phil Adair is the host of one of the most downloaded online marketing podcasts on the internet (Go here to subscribe and listen to The Online Marketing Strategies Show.)

Read his inspiring bio now.

Feel free to send Phil a message here >>

 

How Do I Optimise My Website’s Copy?

Don't Leave Your Audience Cold...

So, how do you optimise your website copy to ensure it’s quick and easy to digest for your visitors?

It doesn’t need to be that complicated…

The best way to optimise your content is too firstly:

 

Break up your content with great, highly viewable, highly compelling images.

 

Here’s a recent favourite image of mine below conveying coldness… any good? What do you think?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use bullets and numbered lists to explain your points, include quotes to demonstrate authority and start your content summarising the points.

 

This quickly lets your readers determine if they want to go from scanning to reading.

 

Hot Tip! Measuring page views is a thing of the past. Engagement or visitor to engagement is the most important metric.

 

Use Short Sentences/Paragraphs

  • Short sentences seem like less of a commitment they seem less overwhelming.
  • Simple sentences void of any complicated structures have the same impact.
  • As a rule of thumb, there should be no more than 80 characters per line. Short paragraphs (3-4 lines, maximum) make scanning easier. Big blocks of text are daunting.

Subheadings / Content Blocks

  • Subheadings, much like they do in an article, help sort and organise copy.
  • Use descriptive subheadings, not vague or clever headlines.
  • On a long page, use different background colors and images to show a separation between sections (e.g. how it works and testimonials.)

 

Clear Font

  • Large font is easier to read, so try 14-16px at least.
  • The more space there is between two lines of text, the easier it’ll be to read / scan. Aim for a 24px space.
  • Contrast is key. Black font on a white background has high contrast, making it easier to read. Light grey text on a white background or a dark grey background has less contrast, making it more difficult to read. Sans serif is easier to read online.

 

Fluency

  • Fluency is essentially the measure of how easy it is to think about something. As humans, we prefer to think about things that are easy to think about.
  • High cognitive fluency means something is easy to think about, meaning people will be more willing to engage with the copy
  • Use words and phrases that are familiar to your audience.
  • Write the way most people speak… simply and concisely.
  • Use basic words and simplify your concepts.
  • Be aware of the jargon and “industry speak” you use. Avoid bringing that into your copy unless you’re specifically looking to attract people as familiar with the industry as you are.

 

Readability is the ease with which a reader can understand a written text. The readability of a particular text depends on content (for example, the complexity of its vocabulary and syntax) and typography (for example, its font size, line height, and line length).

 

Conclusion

  • Use short sentences and paragraphs so that you don’t make you copy seem more daunting than it really is.
  • Use subheadings and content blocks to separate and organise your copy.
  • Use large, sans serif font in a colour that contrasts your background.
  • Write simply and concisely so that your copy is easy to think about.

You should always ensure your copy is…

Legible – People can recognise individual characters in your copy.

Readable – People can easily understand the text.

Comprehensible – People can process and grasp the meaning behind your copy.

 

Have I missed anything here? Let me hear your thoughts on how you arrange your website copy and your best practices.

Like this post at all? Why not Pin it!

 

Remember to subscribe to my podcast 

 

Check out my [FREE] AdWords Video Training Series.

Get Instant Access Here >>

7 Absolutely Killer Tips For Google AdWords & Why They Crush The Competition

 

 

How to Build an Email List FAST – 7 Simple Methods You Can Use for FREE

Download The eBook Now:

 

Download here >>

 

 

Phil Adair

Hot Clicks Pay-Per-Click Online Marketing

Suite 12, 5th Floor, Dymocks Building

428 George Street, Sydney 2000, NSW, Australia  

W: hotclicks.com.au

I’m a huge fan of connecting on social media. If you’re on these social networks, then let’s follow each other: 

Twitter 

Google+ 

Facebook

YouTube

Pinterest

Instagram

 

About Phil Adair

Phil Adair is the host of one of the most downloaded online marketing podcasts on the internet (Go here to subscribe and listen to The Online Marketing Strategies Show.)

Read his inspiring bio now.

Feel free to send Phil a message here >>

 

7 Deadly Google AdWords Mistakes (And How To Fix Them)

Welcome to Google AdWords Tips & Tricks

This is an indispensable collection of some of the very best tips available to online marketers seeking to improve their returns on their advertising. I know this, because I have repeatedly used these very principles over the years to maximise my own, and my client’s online campaigns.

Apply these to your campaigns and they will start to rock.

Apply these to your client’s campaigns and you will be looking like a rock star! If you follow these tips and implement them, they will over time begin to change your business forever.

 

Early Warning Bell: Don’t be fooled. Some of these principles will seem like fundamentals – Clearly obvious must do’s. The reason that I’m giving them kudos here is that they deserve it and are often overlooked! Without applying the correct strategies from the get-go, your campaigns will only ever be average.

 

Your only goal: To generate as much business from your advertising budget – enabling you to achieve superb and ongoing results.

If you apply these principles and stay committed to monitoring them regularly, you will stand head and shoulders above the rest of the pack.

As Google love to tell you in their marketing blurbs, you don’t necessarily have to spend a fortune on AdWords to get a lot more oomph out of your pay-per-click advertising.

Still, even if you have the smallest of daily budgets, you have an obligation to yourself and your business to make sure your money is not being wasted. You also want to ensure that the “right” people are clicking on your AdWords campaigns.

 

By using Google AdWords correctly, you appear in the sponsored listings (these are displayed above and alongside the organic listings that also appear on the page.)

Again, this may sound expensive, though if managed properly, the money you spend can be very reasonable – taking your business or your brand into achieving real visibility and pulling in the targeted traffic that you need for true online success!

The Benefits Of  Google AdWords

  • Reach 90% of online users instantly
  • Gain instant positioning for your business
  • Control your spend with a daily budget
  • Ability to split test ads to maximise their efficiency
  • Decide exactly which pages to take you, searchers, too
  • Focus your targeting on specific countries or areas
  • Create and, therefore, manage your ads

 

I know how challenging and daunting Google AdWords can be, not just for the uninitiated, though even for the seasoned pros out there.

Professional advertisers who never stop looking for ways of staying ahead of the curve. Always looking to gain maximum exposure for their online advertising.

But the good news is: It doesn’t have to be intimidating – if you don’t let it!

 

Like anything we embark upon in life that is worthwhile, we must all acquire certain skill sets to achieve our objectives as we travel along life’s path.

If you want to be in the driver’s seat with your online marketing, then you’ve come to the right place.

Like many of us, I began my online marketing efforts by diving into AdWords with no experience or knowledge whatsoever.

 

How hard can this be I thought?

A few years back, I needed to advertise my business, though at the time I simply couldn’t afford to outsource this task. As with any start up you have to keep your outgoings as low as possible… The only solution available to me at that time was to be self-taught.

So began my quest to find the specialised knowledge I knew deep down would be essential for my online success.

However, the further I travelled along this steep path of discovery; the most complex things seemed to become.

Needless to say here, the results were just not happening, though my invoices from Google still were still arriving with alarming regularity.

I used to be the kind of person who tried to assemble flat pack furniture first, and when it all went pear-shaped, read the instructions. AdWords was no different when I began… You don’t need to make the same mistakes.

Unfortunately, there are numerous ways to burn through your budget within the AdWords platform if you jump in before you know what you’re doing.

 

Remember Google has a vested interest in spending your hard earned money…

Early disclaimer: I am not anti – Google, but I do know for a fact that it can be hugely daunting for the uninitiated.

Don’t expect to find a refund cheque in the mail when you’ve forgotten to pull the right levers inside your campaign management.

It’s often referred to as paying the Google stupidity tax. I know. I used to pay it. I learned the hard way. You don’t have to make the same mistakes.

 

 

This video will show you all you need to get started. Some of you maybe familiar with AdWords, some not so, but the desired outcome for all of us never changes:

More Sales. More Profit. More Success.

 

Before we touch on these Google Tricks that I guarantee will improve your AdWords performance, let’s carry with us always a crucial fact to remember from this moment on…

Relevance

Perhaps the most crucial fact you must keep at the forefront of all your advertising efforts is just one keyword: Relevance.

Yes, relevance. As Google’s advertising platform continues to grow daily –a service that most of now use daily in our lives, searchers the world over rely heavily on Google to provide the right answers.

To find this information we are all looking for online, Google oblige their visitors accordingly, providing comprehensive searches results, making them a very reliable (and also very successful and profitable) search engine in the process.

Alternatively what would happen if you typed your query into the Google search bar and constantly came up with irrelevant searches?

Searches that took you to pages that had nothing at all to do with your query?

You would, of course, become frustrated, maybe even a little annoyed and move on to perhaps another search engine.

Google are in no hurry to let that happen.

The point here is it’s going to be the same with your advertising: If your Google Ads aren’t relevant to the destination you’re sending them to, then you are deemed to be guilty of providing your potential customers with a poor user experience.

 

Remember that phrase: Poor user experience.

Your Goal: Avoid offering a poor user experience.

Relevant content will equal your online success.

This is perhaps one of the biggest reasons people fail with their online advertising goals.

Lots of visitors to your site may look good on your stats at a fleeting glance though your not looking for lots of traffic. You’re looking for the “right” traffic.

Some advertisers choose to drive traffic to a specific page on their website. Some create landing pages. All good advertisers have one common theme: To build and grow their business.

So, now armed with a little insight as to how Google use their platform to gain more business, let’s begin with step our first tip to build yours!

 

I really hope this helped. Hey, have I missed anything here though? Drop me a note in the comments section below and let me know your thoughts.

 

Like this post at all? Why not Pin it!

 

Remember to subscribe to my podcast 

 

Check out my [FREE] AdWords Video Training Series.

Get Instant Access Here >>

7 Absolutely Killer Tips For Google AdWords & Why They Crush The Competition

 

 

How to Build an Email List FAST – 7 Simple Methods You Can Use for FREE

Download The eBook Now:

 

Download here >>

 

 

Phil Adair

Hot Clicks Pay-Per-Click Online Marketing

Suite 12, 5th Floor, Dymocks Building

428 George Street, Sydney 2000, NSW, Australia  

W: hotclicks.com.au

I’m a huge fan of connecting on social media. If you’re on these social networks, then let’s follow each other: 

Twitter 

Google+ 

Facebook

YouTube

Pinterest

Instagram

 

About Phil Adair

Phil Adair is the host of one of the most downloaded online marketing podcasts on the internet (Go here to subscribe and listen to The Online Marketing Strategies Show.)

Read his inspiring bio now.

Feel free to send Phil a message here >>

Are Negative Keywords Part Of Your AdWords Strategy?

Negative Keywords "Hacks" For Your Ongoing Success

Are Negative Keywords Part Of Your Google AdWords Strategy?

“Everyone knows this one.” I hear you saying.

 

I cannot place enough emphasis on the importance of making this one of the very first things you do when setting up your campaigns.

 

If you already know about negatives, then great.

 

Though if you’re a little hazy on them, then you should know that all good negative keywords specify which keywords you do not want your ads to trigger for.

 

I am frequently appalled when I find that customers are often paying for keywords that are totally unrelated to their business.

 

It’s not uncommon clients of Google to be burning through thousands of dollars or more each month through not correctly utilising negative keywords. Or worse still, not using them. Ouch.

 

Using negative keywords properly is an absolute essential in any campaign.

 

I have personally inherited numerous AdWords accounts on “life support” and this is one of the key indicators that the patient (client) is in serious trouble.

 

I cannot stress enough that this element is one of the most overlooked tools. Business owners simply forget to add them!

 

Don’t be one of them. Start building your list today!

 

p.s. Click here to get started with a free keyword tool that makes it super easy to understand:

 

http://www.wordstream.com/negative-keywords

 

Negative keyword: Definition

A type of keyword that prevents your ad from being triggered by a certain word or phrase. Your ads aren’t shown to anyone who is searching for that phrase. This is also known as a negative match.

For example, when you add “free” as a negative keyword to your campaign or ad group, you tell AdWords not to show your ad for any search containing the term “free”. On the Display Network, your ad is less likely to appear on a site when your negative keywords match the site’s content.

 

How do I add negative keywords to AdWords?
Add multiple negative keywords
  1. Select Keywords and Targeting > Keywords, Negative.
  2. Click Make multiple changes.
  3. Select My data includes columns for campaigns and/or ad groups or Use selected destinations. …
  4. Type or paste your negative keywords in the grid.
  5. Click Process.

 

I really hope this helped. Hey, have I missed anything here though? Drop me a note in the comments section below and let me know your thoughts…

Remember to subscribe to my podcast 

 

Check out my [FREE] AdWords Video Training Series.

Get Instant Access Here >>

7 Absolutely Killer Tips For Google AdWords & Why They Crush The Competition

 

 

How to Build an Email List FAST – 7 Simple Methods You Can Use for FREE

Download The eBook Now:

 

Download here >>

 

 

Phil Adair

Hot Clicks Pay-Per-Click Online Marketing

Suite 12, 5th Floor, Dymocks Building

428 George Street, Sydney 2000, NSW, Australia  

W: hotclicks.com.au

I’m a huge fan of connecting on social media. If you’re on these social networks, then let’s follow each other: 

Twitter 

Google+ 

Facebook

YouTube

Pinterest

Instagram

 

About Phil Adair

Phil Adair is the host of one of the most downloaded online marketing podcasts on the internet (Go here to subscribe and listen to The Online Marketing Strategies Show.)

Read his inspiring bio now.

Feel free to send Phil a message here >>