We’ve spoken about Google Ads for quite a few times, yet there is always something more to be said and more great uses and benefits.
Today, we bring you a post about Google Ads and if it works for local businesses, so let’s get to it.
Launched in 2000, it is Google’s advertising service that has the PPC or pay-per-click model, where you pay for every click that you get.
The goal of Google Ads is to get more sales and leads, website traffic, promote your app and raise brand awareness and reach. Google Ads has an auction system, where different businesses bid on keywords, and the one with the highest bid wins and gets the first place on the search page. This is impacted by the so-called Ad rank, where Google makes a score of your website and bid and decides if your ad is front-page worthy.
There is a number of different campaigns on Google Ads: search campaigns, display network campaigns, video, and app campaigns.
This campaign is focused on the Google Search Network, which means that your ads can appear on search-related websites and apps. So, when someone is looking up, let’s say, pizza places, ads with pizza places that are near their location will appear in the ads.
They can appear on Google Play, Google Images, Google Shopping, and Google Maps.
This campaign enables you to find the right audience and show them your product at the right time and in the right place. Through it, you can show people ads even before they search for something or show your product again to people who have already tried it. Meaning, it is good for both attracting new customers and getting the old ones to come back.
As the name suggests, Google Ads helps you promote your app on a variety of platforms: Google Play, Search, Display Network, YouTube and Discover.
This campaign lets you show video ads on YouTube and the Google Display Network. Today, when videos are becoming more and more popular and are one of the most effective marketing strategies, this is a great way to attract more customers.
Now that the basics are out of the way, let’s look at what Google Ads has to offer to local businesses:
Now, this sounds great and all, but does Google Ads actually work? Let’s look at some stats:
Using Google Ads, Berwick Shellfish, a local restaurant supplier, got a ten-fold rise in new customers and over 250,000 page impressions in 12 months.
Decorus Salon, a hair salon, got a 75% increase in calls, 45% more appointments booked and a 1500% return on investment from the campaign.
McElhinneys, who was an offline-only business for 45 years, decided to start selling household goods online, as well. Their choice was Google Ads, which brought them a ton of success: they got 84% rise in sales revenue, 63% better ROI than in the previous 12 months and €10 return for every €1 invested.
Google Ads seems too good to be true, but these stats and success stories don’t lie. It isn’t Google’s number 1 revenue source for no reason.
It has brought success to both global and local businesses and it can generate a ton of clicks, leads, ROI, and sales.
If you have a local business, what are you waiting for? Start your Google Ad campaign today and watch your customer number grow!