Last month, we shared the first list of unforgivable text ad mistakes we see local businesses making. In addition to forgetting basics when setting up their campaigns, like target keywords, geo-targeting, and ad extensions, local businesses often overlook some other important details of their search ads — details that can be detrimental to their advertising results.
No one can pay the price for your dream but you.
Search engine advertising, or pay-per-click advertising, is a fantastic way to drive traffic to your website and, ultimately, create more leads for your business. However, the first step in getting new leads through pay-per-click advertising is to get potential customers to notice your text ad.
But with more than 1.2 million businesses advertising via pay-per-click advertising, competition for visibility on search engines is fierce. All the more reason to avoid these 10 common text ad mistakes that can cost your business new leads, and instead focus on making sure your text ads are, in Google’s words, “specific, relevant, attractive, and empowering.”