Get more customers quickly with Chicago PPC services
Do you want more leads? Hook builds PPC campaigns to capture traffic and potential customers in AdWords & Bing that you might be missing right now.
- PPC can be used to complement an SEO strategy, and fill in the gaps
- AdWords & Bing Ads can efficiently drive sales, and we know how to utilize them
- Your business just needs to get in front of the right people, let’s do it
Writing great ‘creative’ copy and making sure it’s compelling and persuasive is foundational for any ads account.
The under-rated hero of Paid ads, structuring your account will help everything be more efficient.
What search terms that have many people searching them are worth going after.
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How long does it take?
Month one is set up, month 2 is Google learning, month 3 we start seeing real results.
What should my ad budget be?
For contractors making over a million dollars we suggest no lower than 2k. Generally – we have a lot of clients spending 2k-5k a month on the ad spend itself (separate from our $1.3K Starting Oct. 1 $1K ad management fee)
Where do my ads show up?
Text or search ads show up on the Google search engine results page as the top 3 results. Remarketing or display ads show around the web on various popular websites, to stay top of mind for people that have already visited the website.
Defend your brand & expand your reach with PPC
Your business is likely being searched right now, somewhere – the question is will they find you? If they do, will there be a competitor advertising above you?
Brand defense is becoming a common need, and you need to be aware of it to be able to combat it. Beyond that though, what can you do with PPC?
A really strong unbranded search campaign can do things you never thought possible, it’s the perfect complement to an SEO strategy that is working – but needs time to pay serious dividends. You can deliver an immediate impact with PPC ads, and do some incredible things like use RLSA (Remarketing Lists for Search Ads) to retarget past website visitors who are searching for unbranded terms, related businesses, competitors names, etc.
“I trust that they know what they’re doing – and they’ve proven it.”
First American Roofing
“Revenue-wise, it has paid off quite a bit.”
Commonly Asked Questions
Why should I use PPC?
SEO is still one of the best investments you can make in growing your business, but the use of PPC in tandem with a strong SEO strategy is almost unbeatable. If you have keywords where you don’t currently rank well organically, or if your category has low-search volume and needs to bring in users searching for adjacent keywords – PPC is an absolute necessity.
Driving users to your site through Google AdWords & Bing Ads creates a similar experience to organic search, users feel no less inclined to turn into customers simply because they clicked through an ad. They have demonstrated an intent to engage with a business like yours, using PPC means you can kickstart that engagement.
How much do clicks cost in my category?
Citation for CPCs and other AdWords benchmarks by industry
Google Adwords – Industry Benchmarks – WordStream
AdWords can be an expensive channel, especially in categories like law or construction – so you need a well-constructed approach. There is more than just an average CPC (Cost per click) to consider – you need to identify your website conversion rate, your target CPA (Cost per acquisition) and determine the CPC you can accept to make it all run. This is the simplest way to state it, but it’s anything but easy to perfect to make it work you need:
- A well-researched set of starting keywords
- An appropriate match-type strategy and bidding protocol
- Bid position testing – test the right position to grab clicks and conversions
- Utilize the search-terms report to identify new long-tail keywords and negative search terms to increase efficiency
Sound easy? It’s a time-consuming process. You can use averages as a starting point to determine the cost of traffic for your industry, but from there it can get complicated quick!
What's the different between SEM, PPC, Paid Search & SEO?
Depending on who you ask, SEM (Search Engine Marketing) is either a synonym for PPC/Paid Search, or is an over-arching term for any marketing done in search engines – organic or paid. Beyond that, PPC/Paid Search/SEM can all be used interchangeably – they all typically refer to using paid ads in a search engine. SEO is all about generating traffic organically, using a combination of Content & Technical SEO tactics to increase your SERP ranking.
Should I use AdWords, Bing Ads, or both?
Excellent question! Utilizing both is an ideal scenario, as you are reaching two totally different audiences. Bing searchers typically stick to Bing, as do Googlers – so utilizing both ad channels is the best way to reach your entire audience. The synopsis of both channels is as follows:
Google: Contains the vast majority of search volume, highly competitive (more search volume, but higher CPCs) and highly relevant traffic. Tends to skew younger, more tech-savvy. Has a broader range of tools to provide advertisers.
Bing Ads: Runner-up in the world of search engines, skews slightly older – primarily utilized by Windows users who are comfortable with the default experience or utilize the built in Windows 10 search bar (powered by Bing). Volume is much lower in Bing, but traffic is more cost-effective.
What is the Google Display Network?
AdWords allows us to serve display, or text, ads on a huge variety of websites – these sites opt-in to the AdSense network and allow us to show ads for prospecting (interest, demographic, topic, affinity audiences, etc) purposes or retargeting (previous visitors to your website). Google has given us a really great tool for creating awareness & although it has a much lower conversion rate than search advertising – it can be an effective tool.
How is AdWords position determined?
It’s complex, and is something of a black-box in terms of how properties are valued, but the simple answer is that the historical performance of your ads, the relevance of your ad to the keyword being searched, the quality of your landing page, and your bid are matched in an auction against other businesses. If you are winning in the categories outside of bid you are given a significant advantage, and will have what is called a higher Quality Score, this means you will need to bid less to earn the same position. You will pay the lowest possible amount per click to attain the position above the next business in line.
Ex. If all factors are equal, but you bid $1 and a competitor bids $.75, you will pay $.76.