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What to Know Before You Start With Google Ads

January 29, 2023

Google Ads is a great way to reach your target audience, drive sales and increase brand awareness. However, if you’re new to digital marketing and running ads on Google, it can be tricky to know what the do’s and don’ts are when setting up your campaigns. To help you get started on the right foot, here are some key do’s and don’ts for running effective Google Ads campaigns.

Do Pay Attention to Your Keywords

The success of your Google Ads campaign starts with understanding which keywords will best capture your target audience’s attention. Make sure you take some time to research which keywords will be most relevant for your campaign objectives and budget, as well as any negative keywords that should be excluded from your search terms list. Additionally, ensure you factor in local search terms if you target a specific region or country.

Don’t Forget About Quality Score

Google uses a quality score system to determine how relevant each ad is based on click-through rate (CTR), keyword/ad text/landing page relevance, and other factors. A good quality score means lower costs per click (CPC) and improved ad rankings, so pay attention to this metric and optimize for it over time. This includes optimizing landing pages for relevant content and ensuring that ad text is descriptive without being too long or confusing.

Do Leverage Ad Extensions

Ad extensions are additional information that appears alongside an ad in search engine results pages (SERPs). They provide searchers with additional information about what they can expect from clicking on an ad, such as product features or contact info. Ad extensions can help boost click-through rates (CTRs) by providing more information upfront and making ads appear more appealing than those without extensions—so make sure you leverage them!                                                                   

Don’t Underestimate the Power Of A/B Testing 

A/B testing is essential for optimizing any digital marketing campaign—including Google Ads campaigns. By running experiments with different ad copy, keyword lists, bids, budgets, etc., you can quickly identify which elements of your campaigns work best so that you can focus on those areas going forward. A/B testing also allows you to measure changes’ impact over time to understand better how minor adjustments affect overall performance metrics.

Running effective Google Ads campaigns requires careful planning and optimization along the way—and there’s no one-size-fits-all solution for success. By taking into account all the dos & don’t mentioned in this post, you will be able to ensure that each component of your campaigns is adequately optimized to maximize their effectiveness and reach their goals! Good luck!

Send us a message today to see how the Pink Shark Marketing team can help you build a positive online reputation tailored to your target customer in any industry or locale. We also offer services for Google Ads, Facebook Ads, Instagram Ads, and more digital marketing strategies.

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