3 Challenges The landing page is not optimised for important keywords; The landing page is not specifically designed for the product/service advertised for;The company’s website does not create trust;The company’s website has usability issues;Long page load.
4 Pre-Campaign Report Contents: Client overview; 1.1 Client profile;1.2 Market analysis;1.3 Current marketing.Proposed AdWords strategy;Communication and readability.
5 1.1 Client Profile Name, location; Number of employees; Goods and services offered;Key online marketing personnel;Age of the company;URL;Website age;Website management;Social media such as Google+;Company presence and sales via online and offline channels;Other relevant information.
6 1.2 Market Analysis Current and potential customers; Current and potential competitors;Overview of the industry (key characteristics, competitive/saturated/mature);Projected and historical online spend for the industry;Market position/specialties;Unique selling points of the goods/services offered;Seasonality of their goods/services or seasonality that the company has identified (use Google Trends);Other relevant market information.
7 1.3 Current Marketing Website uses, e.g. sales, customer service; Website strengths and weaknesses;Website visibility, such as Google PageRank, incoming links, a few keyword search results;If available, summary information from Google Analytics or other third party web tracking software;Other online advertising and offline promotion of the url;Conclusion on How the AdWords Campaign Aligns with the Client's Business.
8 2. Google AdWords Strategy Number of Ad Groups and the focus for each Ad Group;Organise around ‘thematic’ keywords per Ad Group.Keywords and negative keywords.
9 2. Google AdWords Strategy Keywords research: 1. Think about the products/services you are offering and what people might be searching for. 2. Think about keywords people might use when searching for these products/services and write them down. 3. Use Google Trends and Google Keyword tool to find suggested keywords.
10 2. Google AdWords Strategy Keywords research: Which keywords result in more clicks and higher conversions? Ask yourself: ‘Is the keyword relevant to your website's content? Will searchers find what they are looking for on your site when they search using these keywords? Will they be happy with what they find (Moz.com, 2014)?’
11 2. Google AdWords Strategy Determine the value per keyword: If your ad generated 5,000 views, of which 100 visitors have come to your site and three have placed an order $300 worth of profit (not revenue!), then a single visitor for that keyword is worth ($300/100=) $3 to your business (Moz.com, 2014)’. Use this value when placing bids.
12 2. Google AdWords Strategy Almost half of advertisers don’t add a single negative keyword to their accounts over the course of a month (Wordstream, 2014). Negative keywords: What are you NOT selling?
13 2. Google AdWords Strategy Make a search terms report: A list of search terms that people have used before seeing your ad and clicking it. Use this report to refine your keywords so that only the right searches cause your ad to show.
14 2. Google AdWords Strategy Text for at least two AdWords versions for an ad group:Specific;Relevant;Attractive;Empowering.
15 2. Google AdWords Strategy Ad structure:Title tag (max. 25 characters);Description line 1 (max. 35 characters);Description line 2 (max. 35 characters);Display URL (max. 35 characters).
16 Writing AdWords AdsTips for writing successful ads (Specific, relevant, attractive, empowering):Write unique title and meta tags per ad;Different landing page per ad group or ad (include product);Write from perspective of customer;Advertise benefits instead of product/services;Highlight what makes you unique (e.g. free shipping);Use calls to action (e.g. call now, sign up);Include keywords in ad;Experiment and AB-testing;Appeal to mobile consumers;Don’t scream!Appeal to mobile consumers by including ad extensions including address or phone number.
17 2. Google AdWords Strategy Daily and weekly plans for spending their campaign budget;Network(s) for your AdWords ads;Target audience settings;Ad serving options (standard or accelerated delivery).Network(s) for their AdWords adsDo you only want your ad to show in Google’s search results or as well on Google’s partner sites and Google’s partner search pages?Target audience settingsWhich specific websites do you want your ad to show on? Do you want mobile users to see your ad?
18 2. Google AdWords Strategy Keyword bidding (clicks, impressions, conversions);Geo-targeting;Goals for impressions, clicks, CPC and CTR.There are two options, standard delivery and accelerated delivery. Standard delivery distributes your budget throughout the day, so your budget is not spent entirely in the morning. Accelerated delivery displays your ads more frequent and so your budget will run out sooner. If you want to show your ads on Google ‘s display network, you can as well set a limit to the number of times an ad is shown to a unique visitor.Keyword bidding:The first question is, do you want clicks, impressions or conversions.If you want clicks, CPC is best to be used. You can choose between automatic and manual bidding.If you want impressions, you’d better use CPM.If you focus on conversions, you should use CPA. You will then pay for each click (PPC) but AdWords will automatically set your bids so that you will maximise the number of conversions.
19 AssignmentCreate a list of the best 15 keywords the company should use;Create a list of five negative keywords the company should use;Create two sample AdWords ads.