The global economy has taken a huge hit with the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, and this has affected businesses in every walk of life. Many of our customers — PPC & SEO agencies and businesses — have been impacted by nosediving ad budgets and overnight drops in demand for their products and services.
While it might seem like using a PPC proposal template is the best way to create your proposal for a client, the truth is these templates leave a lot to be desired.
When you think of “local PPC”, you might think of local businesses doing Google Ads — hair salons, car dealerships, accountancy practices, party services, or real estate agents.
If you’re running PPC advertising on Google Ads (Google Adwords), lowering your cost-per-click (CPC) is likely to be a constant ambition. Naturally, efficient campaigns generate a better ROI, and this can maximize your profits or enable you to scale advertising efforts to new heights. So, rather than setting-and-forgetting your Google Ad campaigns, it’s vital to tweak your setup to achieve lower CPCs.
Seeing a competitor's landing page can lift the curtains on their conversion strategy — both for paid and organic digital marketing. It may be curiosity that motivates you to spy on competitor landing pages, but the power actually lies in gauging effectiveness and understanding why they work for your competitors.
As a PPC agency or consultant, you may be looking for ways to boost client acquisition and improve your prospecting strategy. Lots of articles out there promise secret tips and tricks for getting new PPC clients. They might tell you to encourage referrals, personalize proposals, or promote case studies. However, few will offer a detailed method for using prospecting software to find and secure new PPC clients.
Whether you’re a local small business doing PPC or a regional, national, or international company with a target audience in local markets, you need to know what you’re up against in the paid search results.
Lots of articles out there will give you an exhaustive list of competitive intelligence tools — 50 or more. But this just adds to the noise and confusion, and doesn’t help you navigate the vast marketing technology landscape. Instead, we’ve chosen to curate a lineup of our favorite competitive intelligence tools for a marketer’s stack. That is, for each use case or purpose, we’ve listed the one tool we recommend, discuss why, and dive into their unique features.
SpyFu is a popular tool for SEO and PPC competitor research, but many people are searching for an alternative. Why? Maybe you want to test a tool with a free trial (or a limited free account), or perhaps you’re looking for deeper insights — including what landing pages competitors are using for each ad or keyword or how long they’ve been bidding on a particular keyword. Maybe you’re simply looking for a fresh perspective on competitor data.
When we started iSpionage in 2008, there weren’t many other tools on the market. These days, there’s a wealth of choices — and customers have a lot of questions about which tool is the best for PPC and SEO competitor research. So, we wanted to put together this guide to compare SEMrush, SpyFu, and iSpionage — from our own perspective.