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Gobs of money for marketing
With an average cost per click of $42 and a relatively small marketing budget, getting a positive ROI for this client may seem like a pipedream. But that’s EXACTLY why we desperately wanted this client!, To show that our process for success works! And That it’s repeatable!
Continuing our due diligence with the client. We audited the Google Ads campaign to see what had been done in the past. Even though we knew that the website wasn’t built for conversions, having a look at the Google Ads data can still be beneficial in recognizing the cost per click for the area and the kind of keywords that were being targeted. Depending on what we find here lets us know how large of an impact we can have by implementing our system.
Going into this client’s Google Ads was exciting and scary at the same time. We knew it would be bad, but what we encountered was nothing short of terrifying!. Whomever was running their ads had no idea what he/she was doing, and it showed. A mismanaged Google Ads account can be VERY costly and may deter a company from trying it again upon initial failure.
Campaigns were running all over the United States ( This client only serves those within a 40 mile radius)
ALL campaigns were running on both the display, and search network
Ads were only running Monday through Friday (This client is open 24/7, 365)
Using all broad match keywords
Dumped all their keywords into one ad group and made different ads for said keywords
ZERO negative keywords
Generic ad copy
Sending traffic to hardly relevant landing pages
Our solution was to take a comprehensive approach to this client and implement our full 4 step lead generation system that we’ve implemented for hundreds of clients in the past.
Typically, when a business wants to our help generating leads online there are inevitably budget concerns. This is especially true when it comes to getting a new website. After all, the website and landing pages are the single most important parts of any online marketing campaign. Although we usually try to work with the existing website that our clients have, in this case we had to completely start from scratch.
We proposed a brand new website complete with content and separate landing pages for each service, call tracking, one touch call buttons for mobile, among other features The website was finished in 5 weeks and we were ready for step 2.WATCH 9 Secrets to a high conversion landing page
This is where the rubber hit the road. Once the website was finished it was ready for some traffic. We set up the Google Ads account with only 5 search campaigns using a moderate budget and moderate bids. In the early parts of a PPC campaign its important to gather as much data as possible and monitor terms that are clicking ads to prevent waste.
The other important part of preventing waste is our list over over 2,000 negative keywords that is proven to prevent wasted clicks. We let it run for a couple of days at moderate bids and budgets before making adjustments and increasing the bids and budget to what is appropriate for a first page bid.
The return path is where we bring previous visitors back to our new, beautiful website. Often times, when people need a non emergency service, they visit a few places before they finally decide on a service provider. Setting up a remarketing campaign allows us to stay in front of these previous visitors for free and only pay when they click on our ad. Remarketing is much cheaper in cost per click but it also brings back a prospect that is much warmer and ready to do business on the second visit.
We set up Click fraud to prevent competitors clicking on our ads to run us out of budget, and we also set up call tracking and conversion tracking to acurately monitor our results and make adjustments.
Redesigned and Wrote All content for Client’s website
Created 5 Google Ads Search Campaigns Separated by Service to include Restoration and Cleaning Services
Targeted people living within a 40 mile radius of their business location
Ran ads day and night with bid adjustments on mobile devices
Used broad match modified, phrase, and exact match keywords
Used our list of over 2,000 negative keywords for the restoration industry
Wrote 3 ads for each adgroup with compelling ad copy proven to convert well
We Killed it! The graphic Below says it all but let’s break it down.
In case you didn’t know, the average cost for a restoration click is about $42 nationwide. For this Client we are getting restoration clicks for $20 and $16, less than half of the national average.
Also our conversion rate is crushing it at an average of 16.5%! All of our hard work is paying off and now our client is getting restoration leads calling his phone at a cost of about $114 per lead-that surely beats any lead generation company that likes to sell leads starting at 275/lead.
Through lots of research and years of Google Ads experience we were able to take a client who was failing on Google Ads to a force to be reckoned with in their local area. The phone calls our client received were from highly qualified prospects, and were attained for a price that was half the average cost per click. Believe it or not we are actually not even close to being done with this Client.
We haven’t even started on Local SEO (getting them at the top of Google maps), Reputation management (Getting more reviews), or our special High Conversion PPC landing pages. We can’t promise these results for everyone but if you are struggling to increase the amount of leads coming into your business give us a call and let’s talk about your business, your goals and what we can help you accomplish.
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