Articles by Kristen McCormick

Because display ads tend to have low conversion rates, many advertisers (or their clients) are quick to question their effectiveness and profitability. The truth is, display ads can have a strong positive impact on your conversion rates—but oftentimes indirectly, making it hard to track or measure. One metric designed to…

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In today’s day and age, when we want to buy something, our knee-jerk reaction is to head to Google (or whatever search engine we use). Whether we know exactly what we want, are looking for nearby businesses, or want to do more in-depth research, 71% of buyer journeys begin with a…

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Google’s latest announcement may be the most confusing one yet. Not like it’s Display ad announcement where we’re left questioning why it was even announced and exactly what is different. But more so because it involves match types, which, between quotations and parentheses, exact matches and close variants, requires some brain…

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Even with the millions of households in the US, the market for home service businesses is a saturated one—making paid advertising an essential marketing strategy for plumbers, roofers, landscapers, and more who want to compete. But to get a true measure of success, it’s important to know how your ads…

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Back in March when Google replaced expanded text ads (ETAs) with responsive search ads (RSAs) as the default ad type for Search campaigns, we all had a feeling that ETAs might be on their way out. And sure enough, on August 31, Google announced that it is sunsetting ETAs as…

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