Improve your Digital Advertising ROI by Augmenting Your Ad Spend

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Improve your Digital Advertising ROI by Augmenting Your Ad Spend

Welcome, fellow digital diehards! Today, we're diving into the exciting world of PPC advertising and how to squeeze every drop of success from your hard-earned ad spend budget. As a digital marketing strategist at TKG, a digital agency in Northeast Ohio, I’ve seen various levels of success when it comes to PPC and digital advertising. With that, I’ve picked up a few ways to enhance your ROI for advertising. So, buckle up and get ready for a wild ride through the realm of PPC. 

#1: Master the Art of Keyword Research: 

First things first, my savvy marketers! To conquer PPC advertising, you must understand the art of keyword research. Don't just settle for generic keywords; go for the specific ones that hit the bullseye. Imagine trying to sell the world's most amazing cupcake, and you're bidding on the keyword "baked goods." Oops! You just lost some valuable clicks from hungry cupcake aficionados who are ready to devour your confectionery masterpieces. Instead, focus on keywords like "gourmet cupcakes" or "amazing bakery treats" to attract the right audience and maximize your ROI. You want to ensure that the keyword matched the users search intent. If you are wanting users to order cupcakes from your online store, you want to avoid showing up when people are looking for cupcake recipes, inspiration, and flavors. Rather, you want to show up when someone is ready to make their purchase. Further examples of this would be keywords such as “order cupcakes,” “cupcakes near me,” and “cupcakes for party.” The reason being that if you show up for more general keywords, your budget is going to be eaten (pun intended) much faster. Keep reading below to find out how you prevent showing up for unqualified keywords. 

#2: Harness the Power of Advertising Negative Keywords: 

Ah, negative keywords, the unexpected heroes of PPC campaigns. By adding negative keywords to your campaign, you can prevent your ad from showing up for irrelevant searches – just like we mentioned before. For instance, if you're promoting high end running shoes, you probably don't want your ad popping up when someone searches for "shoes for nurses." Negative keywords keep your campaign laser-focused, ensuring you're only spending your budget on clicks that matter and drive the most ROI.  

#3: Quality Score: Your Secret Sauce for Success: 

Imagine you're a chef, and your Quality Score is the secret sauce that makes your dish stand out from the competition. The better your Quality Score, the more Google rewards you with lower costs and higher ad rankings. To improve your Quality Score, ensure your ad copy is relevant, your landing page is optimized, and your website loads faster than a cheetah on caffeine. Remember, the path to ROI greatness is paved with a rockin’ Quality Score! The best part is, Google tells you your Quality Score (believe it or not!). The Quality score can be found in the keyword section and is a rating out of 10. This score is impacted by 3 factors; those are landing page experience, CTR, and ad relevance. 

#4 Embrace the Magic of Ad Extensions: 

Want to make your ads shine brighter than your competition? Ad extensions are a great way to do so! These magical add-ons expand your ad's real estate and provide extra information that entices users to click. Whether it's displaying your phone number, location, or a tempting sitelink that leads directly to your irresistible offer, or a photo of your product, ad extensions help you make the most of your PPC investment. Just remember, with great ad extensions comes great responsibility to monitor and optimize them regularly. 

Ad Extensions

#5 Campaign Testing Is Your New Best Friend 

In the world of PPC advertising, testing is your best friend. Seriously, if testing were a person, we'd invite them to our company holiday party every year! Experiment with different ad variations, landing pages, and calls to action. Split testing allows you to uncover the winning formula that generates leads like nobody's business. So, gather your data, put on your lab coat, and get ready to uncover the secrets of PPC success through relentless testing. 

Congratulations! You're now armed with some PPC strategies and tips to help maximize your ad spend budget.  

So, What’s Next? 

For a free advertising consultation, reach out to our digital team here and we will connect you with one of our team members.