Advertising University: CPC (Google Ads) 101

September 28, 2015 in Blog, Marketing Monday

Advertising University: CPC (Google Ads) 101

I hear horror stories all the time from business owners who say, “I’ve spent thousands of dollars on XX (type of advertising) and I’ve never had a single call from it!” I think the key is in learning how to make the most of that advertising, so you can reap the benefits.

I am often asked about Cost Per Click Advertising with Google – and I’ll let you know – if you are hoping to snag people who are using google to find you – this can be an effective tool.

If you’ve never done it before – Google has a phone number – and they will walk you through the process. They will also often give you $50, $75, or even $100 if you spend your first $25 with them.

I don’t recommend using Google Ads unless your site is optimized, and unless you’ve got it just the way you want it. You may want to have a marketing specialist like myself look over the site – to make sure it’s ready to capture leads, and direct people to spend money!

Ultimately, what Google Ads do is give you more opportunity for people to find you when they are searching for you. Google your keywords to see if any competitors are showing up – because if they are spending money – then you need to be doing the same!