McNulty Marketing


Driving Clicks to Your Website
Part 1
Part 2

What Is It?

When potential customers use Google to search for products or services, they'll type in certain keywords. For example, "plumber near me", "best plumber in Canton", "plumbing service in my area", and so on. Google will then show the user a page of relevant results. This page will be a blend of paid results (ads) and non-paid results (organic).

As you can imagine, certain keywords are very high value in a given market. Businesses will 'bid' on these keywords (through PPC) so that their business is shown to the user in Googles results page in the form of an ad. The more valuable the keyword, the higher businesses will bid. The higher they bid, the more the cost goes up.

Once a user clicks on your ad, your ad account is charged. The CPC (cost-per-click) is determined by the bidding for said keyword as outlined above. With PPC ads, you're driving more potential clients to your website. With a well built site that's focused on conversion, that increased traffic translates into more paying clients.

Should I Use It?

The short answer is, probably. Just like with PPC, the volume of leads you get and the pricing of leads is entirely dependent on your market. If for example you're a personal injury lawyer in the heart of LA, chances are there's quite a few competitors bidding a lot of money on those leads. This brings cost up quite a bit. On top of this, you're business may not be in the prominent 3-pack (reference photo above). If you're a new business and/or don't have an established 'Google Business Profile', it can be challenging to beat out those that do (particularly in a competitive market like the one mentioned).

The good news is, most small local businesses are not in the heart of LA. If the search volume is there, and bidding for LSA is low to modest, it's almost always worth it. One of the main reasons is because these tend to be very qualified leads, and so they convert to paying clients at a much higher rate than many other marketing channels. Most small local businesses end up leaving a lot of money on the table when they don't utilize LSA.

Is my 'Google Business Profile' in the kind of shape it needs to be? Is the search volume there? What will pricing look like per call? These are all questions a marketing expert can answer for you with a market analysis. Reach out today to get started.

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