Paid Search

Store visit conversions help advertisers measure how much foot traffic their Google ads are driving to their physical store locations. A store visit conversion is recorded when someone visits your physical store after clicking on or viewing one of your Google ads. Since their original roll-out in 2014, store visits have helped thousands of advertisers - particularly retailers, restaurants, auto dealerships and hotels - bridge the divide in the...

Consumers are building deeper and, at times, questionable relationships with their smart devices. As a result, we’ve begun to have conversations with these handheld or virtual assistant devices as if they were humans. This gives marketers and brands a whole new way to reach and connect with these users. As such, it’s important to consider a voice search advertising strategy. Below, let’s take a look at what voice...

Effective Spend is excited to announce our recognition from Clutch as the top digital marketing agency in Austin. Effective Spend ranked number one on the 2019 Clutch Leaders Matrix, a ranking of the 15 best online marketing companies in this category. Clutch is a B2B services ratings and reviews company that connects buyers with the best global service providers. In March, Clutch reviewed more than 300 digital marketing agencies...

This February, Social Media Week came to Austin for its third and biggest year yet! Social Media Week Austin (SMWATX) brings together marketing, media, and technology professionals from more than 50 countries with a curiosity and passion for new ideas, innovations and emerging trends in social media. Effective Spend’s own Natalia Wulfe and Jared Scott were among the more than 100 speakers on this year’s agenda, which spanned three...

B2B ratings and reviews firm, Clutch.co, has ranked Effective Spend as a top PPC marketing agency for eCommerce. Clutch has become the go-to source for buyers of business services that are looking for reliable, performance-driven agencies. In a nationwide review, Clutch scored digital marketing agencies on several criteria, including their level of focus on eCommerce and their ability to deliver results for their clients. Additionally, they evaluated client testimonials,...

Springtime brings with it the annual Hero Conf, where PPC marketers from all over the country (nay, the world!) gather to immerse themselves in all things digital advertising. The conference offered more than 40 sessions with topics ranging from visual search to “Moneyball Analytics”. If you missed it this year, have no FOMO. Effective Spend sent three of our own PPCers to represent and report back on the top...

For many digital marketers, machine learning is the clear next step for paid search. In the age of Alexa, Siri and Google Home, artificial intelligence and more specifically, machine learning has taken a front seat in everyday life and now digital marketing. In a recent Search Engine Watch post, they described machine learning as taking artificial intelligence a step further by eliminating the need for human input in...

As we’ve been seeing over the last couple of years, semantic intent-based searches are quickly outdoing keyword-based searches. Last year, Google released a solution to targeting these new semantic, high-intent audiences that allow advertisers to engage with viewers in major life milestones—capturing them in essential micro-moments. It’s while they are in the midst of these important micro-moments that consumers are more likely to change their shopping habits to...

Consumers quickly evolved to rely on typing queries in search engines to find what they're looking for. There’s less of a need to call an establishment when you can find their menu, hours, and reviews by typing in a quick Google search. And while consumers can choose to use voice search rather than physically typing an inquiry, it's not often you see people talking into their phone to...

Defining Your Marketing  Strategy Marketing strategies are simple in theory. The more you begin to flesh them out, however, you'll find there are a lot of details easily overlooked. More often than not, these overlooked details are what hold you accountable to a successful strategy, and also keep you honest to two very simple questions: one, did you successfully execute what you initially set out to? And two, did...