From Google Ads to Facebook Ads, we've managed millions of dollars of PPC budgets. Let us help your Alaska business with its paid ads.
Alaska businesses and ecommerce sites can improve their paid advertising campaigns with the help of a results-driven PPC management company with over 18 years of experience.
To target relevant audiences and build brand awareness, our paid ads managers can help your Alaska business leverage Facebook Ads, Google Ads, or even Bing Ads. We can help you target prospects at any stage of the customer journey with these ad platforms. As a result, we can help you integrate solutions that provide clarity to ad attribution in an iOS 14.5 environment, enabling you to scale your advertising campaigns efficiently.
We have onsite graphic designers and video marketing teams available to develop the right hook and build upon your message as a full-service paid advertisement agency serving Alaska.
Discover our PPC management services in Alaska by reading on.
PPC management consists of creating and optimizing paid advertisement campaigns in Alaska. That is an incredibly simple explanation though, so let's dive a little deeper.
A paid ads agency for Alaska often begins by getting to know your company and its business model before providing professional PPC management. Since the way you approach paid advertising for a local Alaska business is much different than how you would for an ecommerce brand, this information helps determine the next steps.
Service providers in Alaska, for example, are often only looking for quality leads. Through paid advertising, traffic can be driven to an optimized landing page or sales funnel. Start with Google Local Service Ads or Facebook Lead Forms if those digital assets don't currently exist or need a lot of revisions.
Alternatively, ecommerce brands are most often interested in online sales. Pay-per-click advertising can be used to drive traffic to an optimized product or category page. Google Shopping Campaigns might even make sense in some cases. Our sales funnels have also helped us to sell subscriptions, products, and services.
Understanding the metrics that will be used to optimize and scale Alaska PPC is the next step. For paid advertising to be effective, most Alaska paid ad agencies will implement email collection strategies, such as squeeze pages or lead magnets. For ad budgets over $1,000/mo, it often makes sense to integrate with Wicked Reports, Triple Whale, or Northbeam to better understand ad attribution and reporting.
Your Alaska business should use a variety of advertising strategies and marketing tools to be successful with paid advertising. Some of the best paid advertising services in Alaska include:
One of the most obvious benefits of Alaska paid advertising is the quick increase in traffic it provides.
Whether a traffic increase results in higher conversions depends on your ads, landing pages, and business model.
If you are interested in running paid advertising in Alaska, we recommend that you start slowly.
Make sure you have realistic goals, a working sales funnel, and the ability to gather actionable data before diving into paid advertising or scaling your ad campaigns.
If you're not getting conversions, don't blame Facebook or Google. In many cases, the problem lies in the ad creative, campaign settings, or sales process.
The right combination of paid advertising and digital marketing strategy can greatly enhance your Alaska business's digital marketing strategy. Just keep in mind increased traffic doesn't always result in more conversions!
In Alaska, there are many ways to run paid advertising. Let's discuss some of the most common paid ads being run within various business industries in Alaska.
Local ads for your Alaska business can be run through nearly any advertising platform. One platform may be more effective for your local business in Alaska than another. You should try out every option available to see which suits you best. Now let's discuss some local advertising options.
There are going to be two options from Google.
In the first case, you can run traditional Google Ads, possibly using the newer Performance Max campaign type. With this ad campaign type, the Google algorithm can find the best combination of headlines, images, videos, and service locations to bring you customers in Alaska. Performance Max campaigns are used frequently by accounting, legal, dental, and medical professionals in Alaska. Even local stores use this campaign type.
Alternatively, if your business qualifies, Google offers a Local Service Ads option. Using Local Service Ads, you get charged a flat fee for each lead the platform generates. We often use Google Local Service Ads for home services contractors in Alaska, like plumbers, electricians, roofers, and heating installers.
Facebook Ads can also be used to target people in Alaska. The first step is to set up a campaign with ad sets restricted to Alaska, or specific ZIP codes within Alaska. Local Facebook Ads are often used by Alaska businesses of all types.
Almost all online ads you see on social networks qualify as social media ads.
The trick to social ads is keeping the ad creatives fresh. Without rotating ad creatives every few weeks, your campaign performance will slowly deteriorate. It might be necessary to look at weekly ad creative changes for campaigns with higher spending.
One of the best things about social ads is that you can target audiences who aren't yet aware of your product or service. The opposite is true when you run search ads since your ads will only show when someone is actively looking for what your Alaska business has to offer.
However, this benefit can also be a curse, since conversion rates are typically lower when people aren't closer to making an immediate purchase.
You should invest in search advertising if you know people are searching online for your products or services.
Some people refer to this as Alaska Search Engine Marketing, or SEM. There are different ways to explain search ads, which are advertisements displayed on search engines' search results pages.
You might consider copying your Google Ads campaigns over to the Bing Ads platform if you've had success with Google Ads. As of an October 2022 study from StatCounter, about 3.57% of online users rely on Bing for their primary search engine.
You'll find display ads on all kinds of message boards, chat rooms, game lounges, news websites (sometimes even local Alaska news stations), gossip websites, and more.
These are commonly used within the Google Ads and Bing Ads platforms.
To get started with display ads, you just need a set of ad creatives in different image sizes. It also helps to have a general idea of your target audience, but both ad platforms have their own algorithms that help you produce results from your ad spend.
Not everyone is going to convert during their first experience with your Alaska website, landing page, or sales funnel.
It is almost always recommended to set up retargeting ads to help bring people back to your website after they've had time to think through different options.
You can run retargeting ads on any ad platform, too.
This type of search ad was popularized by Google Shopping Campaigns.
To get started with Google Shopping, you just need an ecommerce website, a product feed (CSV or TXT), a Google Merchant Center account, and a Google Ads account for your Alaska storefront.
With these tools in place, you'll be able to provide Google Ads an updated list of all of your accurate product data, including the title, SKU, image, price, and availability. From there, they will be able to find the right types of search queries to display your products at the top of the search results page.
You can run video ads on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and other social networking websites.
If you are interested in running YouTube Ads, you'll just need to set up a video ads campaign in Google Ads.
To run video ads in Facebook or Instagram, you'll need a working Facebook Ads account.
Both ad platforms offer excellent conversion opportunities with video ads. We frequently use video ads to showcase product launches, custom services, personal introductions, and more!
If you have the budget to support ad creatives in video format, definitely look to implement them into your Alaska paid advertising campaigns.
Our team of paid advertising specialists is knowledgeable about the latest PPC trends in Alaska. Take advantage of our experience across dozens of business industries to help drive traffic and conversions to your Alaska digital assets.
In the context of paid advertising, keyword research largely relates to Google Ads and Bing Ads search campaigns. After all, Bing and Google only show ads based on what people search for.
If you are looking for a roofing company in Alaska, you might search "Alaska Roofer" on Google. It wouldn't be necessary to conduct extensive keyword research to target that exact phrase as the paid ads manager for that roofing company in Alaska.
However, what if that exact match keyword wasn't producing enough search volume and the Alaska roofing company needed to increase their advertising reach? Researching keywords would be necessary for the solution.
Typically, the paid ads manager will discuss with the Alaska roofing company what types of services to target more often. A broader keyword targeting strategy than exact matches might also be necessary.
As an example, the PPC manager might find that "Alaska roofing companies" and "Alaska roof repair" have high search volumes. The first phrase targets the plural form of the business industry within Alaska. The second phrase is targeting a slightly different service, which might result in a more lucrative roof replacement project if the repair work is extensive.
Negative keyword lists can also benefit from keyword research. You can use these to prevent your paid ads from showing in search queries that you know won't convert.
An individual searching for "free roof repair services" or "when to advertise to roofers" is unlikely to buy a new roof. They might see your paid ads if you use broad keyword targeting without any negative keywords like "free" or "advertise".
You can see that as you scale your ads and reduce wasted ad spend, the needs for keyword research become more complex.
In Alaska paid advertising campaigns, audience research is often discussed in the context of scaling social media ads. Google Ads and Bing Ads also offer audience targeting options.
We'll review some audience research and targeting history within Facebook Ads.
Facebook custom audiences were heavily relied upon by Alaska's paid advertising managers in the past. In fact, one of Facebook Ads' most attractive features was the ability to collect data on users, which advertisers in Alaska eagerly took advantage of.
As time went on, data privacy and machine learning both had an impact on custom audiences.
Apple's iOS 14.5 update included a pop-up message that let users opt out of personalized ad tracking. As a result, Facebook had difficulty tracking mobile device behavior. Even ad attribution reporting was affected.
Following that, machine learning algorithms greatly reduced the need for custom audiences and lookalike audiences for most Alaska advertising agencies. Their algorithm has become so good at understanding your ideal audience that you typically do more harm than good by choosing your own interest-based targeting.
While there will still be plenty of Alaska paid ads agencies relying on custom audiences, it is clear the trend is moving toward broad targeting. You can see it in every update within Facebook Ads Manager as they slowly remove interest-based targeting options, or push for "Advantage Detailed Targeting."
This blog article from Social Media Examiner does a good job of talking about recent changes to audience targeting, if you'd like a second opinion.
This isn't to say audience research and targeting is going away. There will always be targeting options that can be manipulated within Alaska ad campaigns to squeeze a little extra performance.
The quality of your landing page will be a big factor in the success of your Alaska paid advertising campaigns.
When we take on the management of a paid advertising campaign in Alaska, we start by looking over the landing pages to see if they follow best practices. Here are some of the factors we look for in this review:
There are so many factors that come into the design and development of a quality landing page.
Please, don't spend money on Alaska paid advertising until you have a landing page that follows best practices!
Ideally, you should never consider your landing page to be finished. Try running A/B testing every few months to continue refining your Alaska sales pitch.
As an alternative to a landing page, you might want to consider building out one or more sales funnels. We rely heavily on sales funnels for lead generation, email audience building, and even online purchases.
For example, we have a client that promotes an online fitness challenge that you could even join from Alaska. While managing their digital marketing we built multiple sales funnels within Click Funnels. Here are some of the funnels we made:
There are many different types of funnels, so your Alaska business isn't limited to only these options. Just keep in mind these can be incredibly helpful for gauging interest in a product or service, building out an email subscriber base, and selling a product or service online.
If you do decide to implement a funnel, take your time at it. Doing this type of work yourself can take weeks of training, whether you learn it at home by yourself or at a technical school in Alaska. It can take years of experience to master funnels, however. You can save yourself some time by looking for a PPC management firm, like WebCitz, to handle the heavy lifting!
Having a clear understanding of your conversion rate is critical to making informed advertising decisions. The average conversion rate is between 1-3%, but that varies greatly between industries, products, and services throughout Alaska.
Let's run through a basic scenario to help illustrate the impact of conversion rates.
For most Alaska businesses, this return on ad spend wouldn't be acceptable unless the margins were great.
To improve the situation, you hire a paid advertising agency to modify your campaign settings, ad creatives, and landing page experience.
Let's assume those improvements bring your conversion rate up from 1% to 2%. That means for every 100 visits to your website you now sell 2 sweatshirts. This is twice the return on ad spend! You might actually be profitable now selling those sweatshirts.
Understanding your conversion rate, and knowing how to improve it, can be crucial to the management of your Alaska paid advertising.
This is potentially one of the most important aspects of a Facebook Ads account.
When you run Facebook Ads or Instagram Ads in Alaska, you are mostly targeting a cold audience that is more interested in quickly scrolling by advertisements in favor of seeing what their friends and family are up to online.
You have to develop an understanding of how to capture someone's attention in a split second.
To do this, you need build out amazing ad creatives that make someone stop for a second and say to themselves, "wait a second, what...?"
This doesn't happen by running the same ad creative over and over and over again. Even if it is a great ad, it will eventually become stale. You have to change things up frequently, even if you are just targeting people in Alaska.
If you don't change out your ad creatives and test new ideas, you'll suffer from what is called "ad fatigue." This is the state in which your target audience (in Alaska and beyond) has already seen your ad so many times that they instinctively scroll by it without ever interacting with your brand.
Don't be caught in this situation. You have to understand when to pause an ad because it isn't performing as well as it once did. You have to understand when to test new ideas, especially if you are emotionally attached to an ad that you spent a lot of time making.
This is one of the benefits of working with a PPC management company that helps Alaska businesses, since we are proponents of testing new ad creatives regularly.
Knowing your ad attribution is important. If you don't know what ad attribution is, it is the process of determining which advertisement resulted in the conversion you experienced on your Alaska website or funnel.
You might be suffering from ad attribution issues and not even know it.
Do you rely on Facebook Ads or Google Ads to tell you which campaigns, ad sets, and ads are performing the best?
If so, you are relying on incomplete data to form critical decisions about when to turn off or scale an ad.
For Alaska ecommerce businesses running on Shopify, we recommend you look at ad attribution companies like Triple Whale or Northbeam to get a much clearer picture of your ad attribution.
For Alaska content-based websites, or ecommerce websites in platforms other than Shopify, check out ad attribution companies like Wicked Reports or Hyros to get a better idea for how well each of your paid advertising campaigns are doing.
As part of our commitment to managing Alaska paid advertising campaigns, our digital marketers worked with our web development team to build a few PPC calculators that might interest you.
We'd love to partner with your Alaska team on paid advertising! As a full-service PPC management company targeting Alaska, we have multiple internal teams focused on search engine marketing, social media advertising, sales funnel development, and ad creative testing. In most Alaska PPC companies, only one person handles all tasks, but this is not the case for us! You might not get the results you want from Alaska PPC agencies if you don't test campaign optimization and creative ideas often enough.
Choosing a paid ad agency for your Alaska business is not an easy task. Having over 18 years of experience, you can trust our PPC strategies and tactics for Alaska businesses. As a lead generation agency, we often use similar PPC tactics.
More importantly, you should choose our paid advertising agency because you feel confident we are the right team to help your Alaska company grow. Consider our PPC experts for the following reasons:
Let's discuss what our PPC experts can offer your Alaska company! Alaska small businesses often hire us for paid advertising management services, but larger corporations can also hire us to augment their marketing departments.
Our team would appreciate the opportunity to be considered when your Alaska business or corporation is in need of a PPC marketing agency. We would be happy to talk to you about your follow-up questions via email or phone if you have any.
When searching for the most experienced PPC experts, it is important to review each paid advertising agency for communication, availability, past results and client satisfaction. This will help ensure you select a reputable partner to help with your paid advertising campaigns. You will find WebCitz to be one of the highest rated PPC agencies!
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