Incredible numbers of businesses, many of them your competitors, continue to pour time and money into paid search. The reason? There is a lot of valuable traffic and new customers to be gained there. But it’s not an easy (or cheap) process—getting a return that justifies the expense takes careful planning and precise execution. Many business owners have a lingering feeling that they should at least be experimenting with paid search but are understandably reluctant begin.Read More »
Successful inbound marketing campaigns should encompass a range of different elements, on various platforms and channels. While certain aspects, like blog posts and email marketing campaigns, are widely used and extremely well-known, others may be less familiar to marketers just starting out. In particular, PPC (pay-per-click), an advertising model that targets users with company ads based on their web search queries, can be an extremely valuable marketing tool.
Through PPC, advertisers pay only when a user clicks on their ad; these clicks increase site traffic and, ultimately, also increase the chances of converting these leads into buyers. Unlike outbound marketing, which involves pushing your message out to potential customers, PPC is inherently inbound, since it brings potential customers in.
As with other inbound marketing methods, PPC has a high success rate and is quickly growing in popularity. In fact, 74% of small businesses have invested in PPC or plan to do so in the near future. Unsure if PPC advertising is right for you? Below are five compelling reasons you should consider incorporating this strategy into your marketing campaign.
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The new year is always a time of both reflection and looking ahead, especially when it comes to search engine optimization and search engine marketing trends. This year, we expect to see the pay-per-click advertising trends established last year continue to grow.Read More »
There's a lot to keep track of if you're marketing in the industrial space: You need to send out regular email marketing campaigns, follow best practices on social media, keep your website up-to-date, push out paid advertising campaigns and make sure you're getting plenty of organic traffic.Read More »
Pay-per-click marketing and search engine optimization have an interesting relationship — the two tactics can be rivals, work together seamlessly or simply coexist.
While many companies tend to treat them as completely separate entities, Google's most recent updates cemented tangible overlap between the two, which needs to be considered in every search engine marketing strategy.Read More »
By now you’ve likely heard about the changes Google is making to its search results page, and if not, here’s your 15-second recap:
Up until recently, a standard search brought up a page of organic results with advertising slots on the top and side of the page. Now, they’re removing sidebar ads in favor of product listings and adding more paid slots on the top and bottom.Read More »
We've covered the basics about how to run an industrial Pay Per Click (PPC) campaign and what to look out for when setting up your keywords and budgets, but we get a ton of questions about the topic — here are a few FAQs:Read More »
You needed a fast way to drive more leads and opportunities for the sales team. When you looked at Google AdWords (aka Pay-Per-Click) it seemed to make sense and fit the budget, so you jumped in with both feet. The leads are coming in and you’re happy!Read More »
Too many stories in the media today point to changing conditions in China as the key reasons for the resurgence of manufacturing in America. A recent report from Thomas Industrial Network finds that many industrial businesses in the U.S. are actually taking active steps and investing in strategies to help them grow and expand. The report states that 58% of product and custom manufacturers are more aggressively pursuing business in new industries, while 66% are investing in new and/or innovative products or services.Read More »