What I Wish I Knew... Before Starting With Google Ads


What I Wish I Knew... Before Starting Out With Google Ads

Isn’t it frustrating when you hear talk about Google Ads not working for lead generation when it’s the exact opposite of what actually happens.

 I’m going to uncover the absolute truth about Google Ads for business…

Let's start by dispelling a few of those myths that are out there surrounding at Google Ads.

Myth Number One: no one clicks on the ads. This is one of the most common myths I hear. 

I've actually seen people produce supposed industry stats to support this completely false and misleading statement. Google makes nearly all of its revenue from people clicking on the ads.

 Remember as an advertiser you only get charged by Google If someone clicks on the ads, so if no one is clicking on them, then Google would have gone bust years ago.

 When you realise this, you understand how silly the myth is and frankly how silly the people are who say it. No one clicks on the ads....

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7 "Deadly" Google Ads Rookie Mistakes (And How To Fix Them Fast!)


7 Deadly Google Ads "Rookie" Mistakes... (And How To Fix Them FAST!)

Here are some of the #1 challenges and big frustrations that  really holds people back from being successful at Google Ads.

These are the 7 "rookie mistakes" frequently made by Google Ads users and the "super-actionable" steps to fixing them fast! 

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7 "Killer" Google Ads Tips & Tricks For New Campaigns


Starting a brand new Google Ads account? See my checklist for getting started.

Your Google Ads Tutorial:

Over the past year, I have launched loads of new Google paid search accounts.

While the basic account structure and setup process have remained relatively consistent over the years, there have been a few recent changes that are well worth mentioning.

In this post, I will cover the basics of Google Ads account setup and share some tips on recent market changes.

Here are 7 key steps to creating a successful Google Ads account:

 1. Establish Campaign Structure

Within one account, you can have as many as 1,000 campaigns. Decide what your goals are. Think about how you would like to organise your campaigns.

Common organisational techniques include:

  • By product or service group
  • By geographic location or region
  • By seasonality

Campaign structure is important, because budgets are set at the campaign level.

Establish your campaigns based on how you want to allocate and manage your...

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How To Setup Google Ads Remarketing Step-by-Step (The Ultimate Guide)

How To Setup Google Ads Remarketing Step-by-Step (The Ultimate Guide)
Welcome to Google Ads Remarketing. Super excited to share this with you. This is a fantastic tool that you can add to your Google Ads Campaigns.
You may be asking what exactly is Remarketing? People still get confused by this sometimes and confuse it with Remarketing and Retargeting, but they are exactly the same thing.
Retargeting used to refer to the ads that follow you around, while Remarketing was about reengaging customers via email, but now that terms are used interchangeably.
So Remarketing can be defined as any time you're marketing to someone who has seen your brand before. It's a great way to advertise to people who have previously visited your site.
Download the PDF that goes with this video for full step-by-step instructions on setting up remarketing for your business: 

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How To Install Google Analytics Step-by-Step (The Ultimate Guide)


I can hear a few of you freaking out going; this is looking complicated already, though it needs to be done. It's not complicated. I am going to walk you through it, and it is essential. It is known as Google Analytics tracking and you simply must install it into your web site.

 It's a little piece of code; your web developer, your web guru, or your I.T. guy will know exactly what to do. Get your web designer to install tracking on your site, just a must-do, no questions asked.


Once Google Analytics tracking is installed, it will tell you everything you need to know about your site's effectiveness, and without this knowledge, you're simply on the road to nowhere.

Among other things it’s going to tell you who your visitors are, where they arrived from, what pages are being visited the most frequently, the length of time visitors stay on each page, and how quickly they leave your page, and really how can you measure a website success without knowing the behaviour of...

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Are Google Ads Worth It for Small Business?

If you’ve ever worked with a marketing consultant or done a Google search, you’ve probably had someone tell you to use Google Ads.

Pay-per-click (PPC) ads that appear in Google search results pages can be an effective way to generate traffic—particularly traffic that converts into customers—by jumping to the top of search results.

If you choose the right keywords and budget, you can buy your way to the top of the results page. In some cases, like the above, searchers might even need to scroll down before they get past your ads.

At the same time, Google Ads makes it easy to spend a lot of money very quickly. If you aren’t quite comfortable with what you’re doing, you could blow through your whole marketing budget.

So Are Google Ads Worth It For Small Businesses?

Here Are Six Advantages Of Google Ads:  

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How To Create A High-Converting Landing Page

What Actually Is A Landing Page?

In the purest sense, a landing page is any web page that a visitor can arrive at or “land” on.

However, when discussing landing pages within the realm of marketing and advertising, it’s more common to refer to a landing page as being a standalone web page distinct from your main website that has been designed for a single focused objective.

This means that your landing page should have no global navigation to tie it to your primary website. The main reason for this is to limit the options available to your visitors, helping to guide them toward your intended conversion goal.

Types of Landing Pages

There are two basic types of landing page, "Click Through" and "Lead Generation" (also referred to as Lead Generation or Lead Capture pages).

Click Through Landing Pages (as the name implies) have the goal of persuading the visitor to click through to another page. Typically used in ecommerce funnels, they can be used to describe a...

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How to Set Up a Lead Campaign on Google Ads (and Get Results!)

So you’ve decided to expand your Lead Campaign on Google Ads. Good choice!

Google has cemented itself as the go-to search engine and has moved on to capitalise on its 92.42% market share.

But the days of easy organic clicks lining your pockets are long gone.

Creating a lead-generation campaign on the Google ads platform only requires a few clicks.

Setting up a successful campaign that generates leads at a profit month after month, however, requires a lot more effort.

In this article, you’ll learn how to set up a Lead Campaign on Google Search Ads in four easy steps.

Google search ads absorbed as much as 25% of high-commercial-intent desktop clicks and 55% of mobile clicks just from 2015 to 2017.

And that trend has continued to the point where text and local ads card, and other things might be displayed a full mobile screen above your result, even if you finally made it to the first page.

This is the reality in 2019: if you don’t compete in SEM as well,...

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How To Convert More of Your Website Visitors into Buyers

Today I’m talking to Founder & President Jon MacDonald over at TheGood.com 

TheGood.com convert more of your existing website visitors into buyers. 

If you're frustrated with low online sales and are experiencing any of the following, then you are going to love today's episode:

  • Suffering from low conversion rates
  • Paying for traffic which doesn’t convert effectively
  • Tired of shopping cart abandonment
  • Unhappy with your site’s design
  • Ready to unlock your site’s hidden potential

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Don't Make Me Think, Revisited. By Steve Krug

Since Don’t Make Me Think was first published in 2000, hundreds of thousands of Web designers and developers have relied on usability guru Steve Krug’s guide to help them understand the principles of intuitive navigation and information design. Witty, commonsensical, and eminently practical, it’s one of the best-loved and most recommended books on the...

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Facebook Pixels: How To Set Yours Up To Crush It!

What Is the Facebook Pixel To Begin With?


The Facebook pixel is a piece of code you place on the backend of your website to track visitors to your site. The pixel allows you to run highly targeted campaigns, so it's important to install it before running Facebook ads. Each ad account gets one default pixel to use.

The code is made up of two main parts: the pixel base code and event code. The pixel base code tracks all of the traffic to your site. 

Event codes are additional pieces of code you can add under the default pixel code to specific pages of your website that allow you to track certain actions on those pages.

Here's a closer look at the types of event codes you can add: 

  • Search: If you have an ecommerce site, you can place the Search event code on a search results page on your site. For example, if someone is searching your...
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