Home Service Providers: Marketing Best Practices for Web and Beyond

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on April 21, 2017

The U.S. home services industry spans hundreds of professions including locksmiths, HVAC professionals, plumbers, electricians, building and construction professionals, and repairers. These contractors and specialists brought in an estimated $400 billion to $800 billion in revenue in 2016. As tech giants like Google and Amazon emerge as key players in this industry, it’s more important…

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Google to Change Exact Match Keywords Once Again

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on March 21, 2017

Expanding on their definition of exact match “close variants” in AdWords, a recent update by Google announced that close variants will soon ignore word order and function words (in, to, for, but, a, the, etc.) and other words that wouldn’t change the intent behind a search query. For the unfamiliar, the close variants update expanded…

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Google Algo and AdWords Changes to Watch in 2017

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on March 16, 2017

By some reports, Google controls nearly two-thirds of the organic search industry. This means that two-thirds of consumers trust Google to help them find a restaurant nearby or the best lawn mower or a pet groomer. If you are not paying attention to the changes they make (on a near daily basis), your brand will…

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Optimize Ad Spend with Integrated Call Data and Marin Software

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on February 16, 2017

Bid management software is a great tool for tracking and optimizing online marketing success. By setting specific rules about what results you’re looking for from  your advertising campaigns, Marin Software can automate your bidding for PPC campaigns, keywords, ad creative, and ad placement. With our new CallRail for Marin integration, you can now enhance the…

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AdWords Announces Automatic Call Extensions for Mobile Search

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on January 11, 2017

Google has made another announcement about call extensions this week. In an email sent Monday, Google said they’ll be automatically adding call extensions to ads that don’t have them running when a phone number is featured “prominently” on the landing page. How “prominent” does a phone number have to be to qualify? We’re not sure,…

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Introducing CallRail’s new Direct to Google AdWords Integration

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on December 8, 2016

Integrating with Google AdWords allows you to track calls as conversions giving you full visibility into your PPC campaigns. In the past, CallRail users have pushed phone call conversions into their AdWords accounts through Google Analytics. But today, that all changes. We’re excited to announce a major update to our Google AdWords integration. CallRail can…

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