Join Brad Batesole for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting realistic expectations, part of Google AdWords Essential Training (2017).
- AdWords is exciting.…It's an accessible platform, it works in near-real time,…and it's an opportunity to generate immediate exposure…for your company.…But, it's very likely you're not going to get…an amazing result with your first step up to the plate.…Every business is unique,…so there isn't a one-size-fits-all approach.…Successful AdWords campaigns require persistance.…You have to spend money, look at the data,…refine your campaign, spend more money, look at the data,…and repeat.…In fact, your first month might be terribly frustrating.…
Lackluster clicks, no phone calls, meager sales;…you're going to be looking at your AdWords dashboard…questioning everything.…The good news is you're not alone.…As a professional marketer, I too encounter…this same struggle with almost any new campaign I launch.…My goal is to help you set up some realistic expectations…so you're on the path to success,…and so you know when to keep on pushing forward,…despite the nagging feeling…that you need to throw the towel in.…A typical AdWords campaign will hit its stride…
Once you've set up your campaign, you'll learn how to use AdWords reporting and Google Analytics to monitor the performance of ads and optimize ads to get more clicks, conversions, and ultimately more return on your investment (ROI) in search advertising. Plus, learn about audience remarketing and what ad extensions can do for you.
Because Google frequently adds new features and functionality, we're committed to keeping this course up to date with the latest training. Check back often for updates!
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- Understanding Quality Score and the auction system
- Setting realistic expectations for your AdWords campaigns
- Creating an AdWords account
- Researching keywords with the Keyword Planner tool
- Setting campaign budgets and bidding
- Writing great ad headlines and copy
- Using ad groups
- Creating and exporting reports
- Measuring ROI
- Setting up Google Analytics for conversion tracking
- Optimizing ads
- Adjusting bids
- Creating a remarketing campaign
- Using ad extensions
Skill Level Beginner
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Q: This course was updated on 1/04/2016. What changed?
A: We added one new movie covering the Audience Insights feature.
Q: This course was updated on 06/29/2017. What changed?
A: The following topics were updated: an overview of AdWords, where ads appear, understanding the AdWords structure, understanding quality score and the auction system, choosing a campaign, an overview of ad extensions, advanced campaign settings, writing your text ad, and creating an ad group and adding keywords. In addition, new videos were added that cover creating text ads and finalizing a campaign.
Q: This course was updated on 09/05/2017. What changed?
A: New videos were added that cover upcoming changes to AdWords, brainstorming keyword ideas, using Google Keyword Planner for ideas, getting keyword search volume with Google Keyword Planner, and targeting on AdWords by household income. In addition, the following topics were updated: setting up an account, targeting with keywords, connecting Google Analytics, and setting up campaign experiments.