What is a call extension?

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Zack Bedingfield at CallRail
on April 14, 2018
what is a call extension?

What is a call extension? A call extension is an ad extension in Google Ads (formerly AdWords) that will show your phone number alongside your ad and encourage prospects to call your directly. On mobile this can show up as a “click-to-call” button. How does a call extension work? One of many “ad extensions” you…

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Feature Update: Send a call’s value to Google Ads

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on March 7, 2018
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CallRail’s Google Ads integration (previously AdWords) is one of our most popular features. Sending phone conversions directly into Google Ads helps marketers achieve full attribution for their PPC spend and make better optimization decisions about their paid campaigns. Another benefit of activating CallRail’s direct integration with the Google Ads API is the ability to match…

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Call tracking systems: Key to a complete attribution ecosystem

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on March 5, 2018
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Call tracking systems are a crucial part of a complete online and offline marketing campaign attribution system. Oftentimes, call tracking services and software serve as the adhesive that unites marketing efforts across all different planes. The modern marketing environment spans all devices, all mediums, and all moments in a potential buyer’s journey. A potential client…

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The 8 best Google Ads ads we’ve ever seen

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on March 5, 2018
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Crafting the perfect display ad for Google Ads (formerly AdWords) is equal parts science and art — your available character count is extremely limited, which means you’ve got to express your company’s value proposition with as little text as possible. Plus, you’ve also got to work in a compelling call to action that motivates the…

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What are Google Ads Call-Only Ads?

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Zack Bedingfield at CallRail
on April 14, 2017
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What are Google Ads Call-Only ads? Google Ads (formerly AdWords) call-only ads are ads that can only appear on mobile and when clicked, call the number specified. A normal ad would take you to a specific webpage, but these ads can only call a specific number. How Does an Google Ads Call-Only Ad Work? A…

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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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