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As Google Ads account managers or business owners, we rely heavily on data to analyze and optimize campaigns for best results and ROI on ad spend. If overlooked, a small oversight could cost thousands of dollars in wasted ad spend. According to a 2016 study published in Search Engine Journal, about 76% of ad budget is wasted…
Writing Google Search Ads that convert is key to a successful PPC campaign. You are writing for both your potential customers and Google. Your ad copy will affect not only who clicks on your ads, but also how much you are paying for that click. This post will go over the main concepts that you…
Popular PPC Mangement Tools
We put together a list of popular PPC management tools that many agencies and account managers use. The list of these tools is in no particular order. Our team has used most of them over the years, and many of these tools might be better suited to you based on your knowledge base and experience. We recommend looking into each one of these to find a tool that is best suited for your business.
Google Ads Editor
Google Ads Editor is a must-use tool when managing large accounts. It allows you to export your campaign, make multiple changes, and re-upload them back into your Google Ads account. It is a time saver when you want to make changes on a larger scale.
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Google Keyword Planner
Google Keyword Planner is a great tool that will help you find the right keywords to include in your Google Ads campaigns. This tool can help find keywords that are relevant to your business and show their estimated search volume. It will also provide you with an expected bid for each keyword in your geographical area, which will help you determine your advertising budget.
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Ad Preview and Diagnosis
Ad Preview and Diagnosis tool will help identify how your ads and ad extensions appear on the Google result page for specific keywords. It also helps identify the reasons why your ads might not be serving. You can select to preview your ads for specific search terms and geographical locations.
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Account Management Tools
Optmyzr is a PPC management tool for search, display shopping, and video ads. It has many features that allow for easy account maintenance and adjustments. Some features include scripts, bid management, tracking quality scores, running A/B tests, and many more. If you are new to PPC management, this will give you the tools and advice you need to improve your campaign.
WordStream is another tool that can help manage your Google Ads account. It is known for its account grader features that will analyze your campaigns and provide recommendations for improvements. Similar to Optmyzr, WordStream has features that will help with day-to-day account management. It also helps to build out new campaigns, improving quality scores, managing bids, optimizing ads, and more.
Competitive Analysis and Research Tools
SpyFu is a great tool that not only allows you to see what keywords your competitors are bidding on. It also shows historical ad copy, which helps you to understand what your competitors were testing and what did and didn't perform for them. SpyFu is a must for those who are building out new campaigns and want to do competitive research.
SEMrush provides competitive insight into ad copy, landing pages, target keywords, and competitors' ad budgets. This tool will give you the ability to see your competitors' Google Display Network (GDN) strategy and spot new publishers. SEMrush is also known for its organic keywords rank-tracking, competitor tracking, and backlink profile analysis.
Like other competitor insight tools, iSpionage provides data for competitors' estimated monthly budgets, target keywords, ad, and landing page copy. One of its best and unique features is the Campaign Watch. It monitors your competitor's strategy and notifies you of any changes such as keywords, ads, and landing page changes.
Ahrefs is more known as an SEO tool, but it also has a robust PPC research capability. It can show you your competitors' ads and the keywords they are bidding on. Ahrefs also has excellent features for keyword research and allows you to arrange them by price and volume.
Click Fraud Prevention
ClickGuard can help ensure that your ad budget doesn't get wasted on fraudulent clicks. It primarily detects IP addresses of fraudulent clicks and blocks the IP in the Google Ads account. This ensures that your ads no longer show up to these users, and they do not get an opportunity to click on your ads. You also get to select how aggressive you want to be with this tool. It's great for competitive industries where the cost per click is high.
ClickCease blocks the IP addresses in the Google Ads dashboard to prevent specific individuals from seeing your ads. You can set parameters for what you consider to be a fraudulent click and which IPs should be blocked.
Call Tracking Tools
CallRail is a call tracking tool that allows you to see where your calls are coming from on the campaign level, keyword, and ad level. You can use this tool to accurately count calls as conversions in Google Ads and Google Analytics. It is a great tool that will allow you to see beyond clicks and analyze how your campaigns are performing.
Call Tracking Metrics
Call Tracking Metrics is an alternative to CallRail with all the same functionality. It also allows you to track calls from every campaign on the keyword and ad level. Call Tracking Metrics also integrates with Google Ads platform, and imports call as conversion goals.
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Landing Page Optimization Tools
Hotjar is a great tool to help you understand and improve the user experience on your website through heat maps, session recordings, and contact form analytics. It also has funnel analytics and form tracking tools to help you better understand your page's performance.
Crazy Egg allows you to see heat maps and session recordings on your website. It also has an A/B testing option. It will enable you to see how people are viewing and navigating your pages and what changes make the most significant impact.
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Unbounce allows you to easily create landing pages and run A/B or multiple variant tests through their platform. It is a great tool to help you create and test pages without having to update the URLs in the Google Ads account.