PPC

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    SMX West 2018

    Joe Martinez, Director of Paid Media & Community at Granular, just finished pulling double duty at SMX West. Check out the slides Joe presented on below. How to Use Feeds to Improve DSA Campaigns and Ads DSA feeds will help accounts easily set up new ways to target their pages. Websites with poor URL structures will […]

  • How To Carefully Choose & Use Keywords For Your B2B PPC Campaigns

    The first step to picking the right keywords for B2B search advertising is defining your audiences.  Doing this first will help keep you from bidding on search terms that are superficially related to your offering, but don’t actually indicate any relevant search intent.  It will also give you ideas about what your audience can be searching […]

  • B2B Audiences: How To Create & Effectively Use Them For PPC

    In B2B, you’re typically not getting a transaction online.  You’re developing a relationship that you hope will lead to a transaction offline in the not-too-distant future.  Therefore, the best approach with PPC advertising isn’t to offer what you’re ultimately selling, but to offer valuable information that makes what you’re selling attractive to those you reach when it comes time to implement your solution into their business.

    Since we’re focused on marketing content and not a product or service, audience research is critical.  As Melissa Mackey points out in her post on this subject…

    Audience research in content (PPC) marketing is as important as keyword research in search PPC.

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    Use Internal Site Search Data to Improve Your PPC Marketing

    The internal search box on your website is an opportunity for you to learn about the people who use your website and what they search for. The data you obtain from your internal search analytics is an amazing resource that tells you what your visitors cannot find on your site. There is also the opportunity […]

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    Introduction to Waze Advertising

    Waze is the world’s largest, community-based navigation app. A subsidiary of Google since 2013, Waze helps users find the best route to their destinations in real time. The drivers who make up the community share information with other drivers such as construction locations, gas prices, cop locations (please drive the speed limit) and more. As […]

  • First 4 Areas to Look At When Seeing Performance Declines in AdWords

    Whenever accounts see negative shifts in conversion volume over a period of time, or an increase in CPLs it becomes panic time for many. But as online advertisers, a lot of the time, the answers are right in front of us as to why the decline is occurring. There are a lot of things that […]

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    Writing Ads for Quora

    Back in May 2017, Quora Ads opened up for all businesses. The platform has grown from basic topic and website audience targeting to include specific options such as question targeting (BETA) to interest targeting. The platform has become the lowest CPA channel for many of my PPC clients. While I recommend jumping in immediately to […]

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    Facebook Video Ads destroy Static Image Ads

    It hurts when you realize that the thing you believe is good, is actually not good at all. Like when I play pick-up basketball in my 30’s with a memory of what my body could do in my early 20’s. Sometimes the truth hurts, but it’s what makes us better. ANYWAYS – let’s talk Facebook […]

  • How I Used Voice Search Data To Improve Ad Performance By +35%!

    I remember doing a communication exercise with my wife that was guided by a good friend of mine.  First, my wife would share her thoughts and feelings about something.  Then, it was my turn.  Except I wasn’t allowed to share my thoughts and feelings.  Before I could do that, I had to summarize what my […]

  • WMTS 2017

    Granular was more than happy to partner with our friends at Cultivate Communications to present one of many seminars at the 2017 Wisconsin Manufacturing & Technology Show. Joe Martinez from Granular spoke to the crowd on how users should be using about AdWords in 2017. He also focused on figuring out the value of your […]

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    Combining Google Sheets Add-Ons for Optimal Budgeting

    Within Google Sheets there are tools that are really rarely used despite the power behind them. You can find these tools in Add-ons. There is a plethora of them available, but the one I use the most is the Supermetrics add-on. Supermetrics has the capabilities to bring data in from all platforms, and from there […]