You've probably noticed that organic search results pages are getting harder and harder to rank on. (This is mostly due to Google's quest to monetize every inch of space on Page 1, but that's a rant for another day...) As a result, many business owners are trying paid ads, instead. Most people are using either Facebook Ads or Google AdWords (or both). If you've tried this alternative yourself, we don't blame you. It's a smart move! However, if you're going to start a paid ad … [Read more...] about When Is the Best Time to Use Facebook Ads Versus Google AdWords?
Now that summer is only a month away, let's talk about how you want to promote your summertime services. We need to start looking at what you can do right now to boost your bookings this summer. Especially since your competitors probably aren't planning ahead—which gives you an edge. This post will arm you with some strategy ideas to help you book better jobs this season. Let's jump in! How to Book Better Jobs Than Your Competitors This Summer The truth is, most people don’t plan ahead. … [Read more...] about If You Don’t Promote Your Summertime Services Now, You’ll Hate Yourself Later
It's no secret that paid ads are a great way to inject some power into your online marketing efforts. But whether it's a PPC (pay-per-click) campaign from Google AdWords or a social media campaign from Facebook Ads, you need to be using the platform that best aligns with your business's needs. This is where most people get stuck. If you're struggling to decide between Google AdWords and Facebook Ads, there are two things you need to know: Facebook costs less than Google AdWords by a … [Read more...] about Facebook Costs Less Than AdWords, But Is It Better?
It's that time of year again! It may feel too early to start compiling your Christmas wishlist or planning a holiday party, but it's never too early to start promoting your seasonal services. In fact, doing so will ensure you close out 2017 with a bang. Right now, most local business owners are starting to think about what they can do to capitalize on the holiday season. If you're smart and you want to make sure you're booked through the end of the year, you'll start promoting now. Whether it's … [Read more...] about Promote Seasonal Services to End the Year Strong
So, you want to run a holiday Facebook ad this year. Holiday and winter-themed promotions are different from ads you'd normally run on Facebook, given their specific and temporary nature. You want people to make an immediate purchase or hire you for a particular, seasonal service. Therefore, you'll have to create your holiday Facebook ad with these goals in mind. But have no fear! Follow our recommendations below to run a holiday Facebook ad that's effective and successful. Choose an … [Read more...] about How to Run a Holiday Facebook Ad That Drives Results
Do you have a plan yet for capitalizing on the holiday season? We know, we know: "It's only October!" But we all know the holidays have a way of sneaking up on us before we're ready. This year, why not plan ahead? That's why we put together this quick guide to help you jump-start your winter advertising early. By following our suggestions in this blog post, you'll promote your seasonal services and set yourself up for a busy, fruitful winter. (Better stock up on coffee now!) Why Market Seasonal … [Read more...] about How to Start Promoting Holiday Services in October (and Why You Should)
If you're one of our clients, then you've heard us talk about the advantages of paid advertising. In fact, you're almost certainly sick of hearing about how advertising on Google AdWords and Facebook can be super-effective ways to reach a wider audience. However, in all our talk about these two platforms, we rarely get into how you should choose between them. After all, most local businesses don't have room in their budgets to advertise on both platforms. So, when it comes down to Facebook Ads … [Read more...] about How Do You Choose Between Facebook Ads and Google AdWords?
You already know being visible and discoverable online is key to attracting new customers. However, knowing this basic fact and putting it into action are two very different things. Wouldn't it be easier if you could follow a real-life example? That's why we put together this case study highlighting one of our clients, Advantage Disposal. Based in the Schenectady, NY, area, they're a local trash collection and waste disposal company that transformed their online presence, going from 4 incoming … [Read more...] about How One Local Biz Went From Zero to 400 Calls Per Month
Are you thinking about layering some social media on top of your existing marketing program? Would you like to connect with customers beyond your campaign's currently targeted location? No matter what's driving you to consider expanding your reach or growing your audience, Facebook Ads are a great option. A budget-friendly alternative to Google AdWords and other PPC options, Facebook Ads offer tremendous flexibility. You can use them for virtually anything: seasonal promotions, important company … [Read more...] about Facebook Ads Are the Flexible, Affordable Tool You Need