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!

 

 

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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!

 

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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)

 

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Check out this free training video series below:

 

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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!

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

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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

 

 

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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!

 

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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.

 

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10 Reasons Your Website Copy Might Need Some Love

Made any improvements lately? – your headlines and call-to-actions in particular?

 Making your text much more engaging and captivating is actually one of the quickest and highest-impact ways to improve your website conversions and sales.

 

It doesn’t matter how good your website looks if your text doesn’t sizzle and captivate – your visitors won’t be excited to learn more and will bounce often – meaning many lost sales for you!

 

You don’t have to have a degree in marketing to write more captivating text either – Here are some expert tips to help you quickly become a copywriting pro, and convert many more of your visitors into sales.

 

1: Captivate visitors by mentioning their needs and pain points

 

Often the best way to improve the effectiveness of your text is to think in your visitor’s shoes and prominently mention words on key entry pages that relate to (and solves) their main needs, problems or frustrations.

 

Try asking intriguing questions in your text that your visitors can relate to (particularly in your headlines) and then mention why your offering is the best solution for them. Researching more about your main types of visitors and getting feedback from them is essential to do this.

2: Focus on benefits and results of your product/service – not just features

 

Your visitors of course need to know your product/service features, but many websites forgot to also translate them into benefits and potential results – which is what your visitors really ultimately care about.

 

Therefore its essential you prominently mention these on your product/services pages – for example, if you are selling services, you should mention the benefits (saving time, effort etc) and impact on revenue for your clients – not just the service features.

3: Use proven highly-engaging powerful words far more often

 

Give your website text a makeover by using time-tested marketing power words. How many of these great examples below are you using on your website? Go ahead and check right now, particularly for your key entry pages, and start introducing more:

 

Discover, Secret, Results, Imagine, Guaranteed, Instantly, Powerful, Easy, Simple, Exclusive…

 4: Do the ‘we we’ test to make your text more visitor-focused

 

To engage many more visitors, focus your words on their viewpoint, not on you or your business – so avoid using ‘we, I or us’ and your company name too often. Instead, use much more visitor-orientated and friendly words like ‘you’ and ‘yours’.

 

To help improve this, you should to the ‘we we’ test to check how many times you use each type of business or visitor word on your key pages. Make sure you use higher amounts of visitor-focused words – doing that will instantly upgrade the engagement of your text!

5: Write magnetic headlines to hook your visitors

 

Your headlines can make or break whether your visitors stay on your website or bounces prematurely.

 

Try using several styles to see which converts best, including benefit driven ones, social proof or testimonial focused ones, or pain point related questions. This tool helps you analyze how good your headlines are.

 

“On the average, five times as many people read the headline as read the body copy. When you have written your headline, you have spent eighty cents out of your dollar” David Ogilvy

 

Don’t forget to also test your headline size to make it stand out more, and the number of words used (short and sweet is better – ideally under 10 words). Here’s a great headline combining many best practices:

6: Know which boring and dull words to avoid like the plague

Some words are just a waste of space and opportunity on your web pages, and should be replaced with much better, more engaging words.

 

Here are some of the most conversion-killing words I still see way too often that you should avoid:

  • Submit (use a much more engaging word that implies the benefit of clicking)
  • Click here (pointless self-referential words – wasted opportunity to write a better call-to-action)
  • Cheap (makes your service/offering sound low quality – use ‘low cost’ or ‘affordable’ instead) 
  • Utilise, leverage, mission statement and other corporate words (too dull)

 

Edit ruthlessly

7: Ruthlessly cut your text and make it concise

To increase the chances of visitors reading your text and seeing your key points, you need to start really cutting down the amount of words you use.

Shorten your paragraphs and sentences, cut out fluff words, unnecessary extra detail words, and don’t ramble – be direct. If the words don’t help explain anything, or don’t add any real value to the sentence, then get rid of them.

8: Focus on improving your call-to-action button wording

The wording of your call-to-actions are critical – it’s essential you persuade more visitors to click on your buttons and key links. Always avoid using generic words like ‘learn more’, ‘submit’ or ‘subscribe’ – use much more compelling text instead.

Benefit and power related words will work well, as will using action-driven words, which leads us nicely into the next tip.

9: Inspire action – use words to get your visitors to act quickly

 

Realise that your visitors are often in a rush and don’t have much time, so get them to act quickly on your website offerings.

 

Action words are particularly important for using on your call-to-action buttons and links. Here are some good examples of action words to help you come up with ideas to test:

 

Now, Today, Get started, Fast, Quickly, Discover, Create, Instantly, Try, Learn, In Seconds.

10: Use sub-headers to make your text much easier to scan

Remember that visitors don’t read online the same way they do books or magazines – instead they scan text and will only read more if something catches their eye. Making use of many descriptive sub headers will make your text much easier to scan – they also help to break to categorise and break up long blocks of text.

 

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. 

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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

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