Bakersfield PPC Agency

Managed PPC for Bakersfield

From Google Ads to Facebook Ads, we've managed millions of dollars of PPC budgets. Let us help your Bakersfield business with its paid ads.

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PPC Management Services

Hire WebCitz for Your Bakersfield, CA PPC Management

We are a results-driven PPC management company with more than 18 years of experience helping local businesses and ecommerce brands throughout Bakersfield improve their paid advertising campaigns.

Our paid ads managers can help your Bakersfield business target relevant audiences and build brand awareness using Facebook Ads, Google Ads, or even Bing Ads. With these ad platforms, we can target prospects at any stage of the customer journey. In a post iOS 14.5 environment, we can help you integrate solutions which provide clarity around ad attribution, allowing your ad campaigns to scale efficiently.

As a full-service paid ads agency for Bakersfield, we have onsite graphic design and video marketing teams ready to build out stunning creatives that provide the right hook and build upon your story.

We also create and optimize Facebook and Google Ads campaigns for those nearby in Oildale, CA, Lamont, CA, Arvin, CA, Shafter, CA, and Wasco, CA.

Bakersfield Google Ads, Facebook Ads

Our Bakersfield, CA PPC Management Services

The act of creating and optimizing Bakersfield paid advertising campaigns is known as PPC management. However, that is an incredibly simple explanation, so let's dig a little deeper.

In order to provide professional PPC management, a paid ads agency for Bakersfield should get to know your company and its goals. You can use this information to determine the next steps, since paid advertising for a local business differs from paid advertising for an ecommerce store.

For example, local Bakersfield service providers are often only interested in qualified leads. Through paid advertising, traffic can be driven to an optimized landing page or sales funnel. If those digital assets don't yet exist, or need substantial improvement, then you could start with Google Local Service Ads or Facebook Lead Forms.

Alternatively, ecommerce brands are most often interested in online sales. Using paid advertising, you can drive traffic to a page optimized for products or categories. In some cases, it might even make sense to include Google Shopping Campaigns. Our team has even used sales funnels to help sell products and subscriptions.

To optimize and scale Bakersfield PPC, it's important to understand what metrics will be used. For paid advertising to be effective, most Bakersfield paid ad agencies will implement email collection strategies, such as squeeze pages or lead magnets. To better understand ad attribution and reporting, it makes sense to integrate with Wicked Reports, Triple Whale, or Northbeam. For that to make sense though, your ad spend should be over $1,000/month.

In order to be successful with paid advertising, your Bakersfield business needs to use multiple strategies and marketing tools. For example, the best Bakersfield paid advertising services will include tactics to:

  • Get traffic from search engines, social networks, and third-party websites to your digital assets (websites, sales funnels, etc).
  • Make money online or through qualified leads for your Bakersfield business.
  • Integrate third-party attribution tools to better understand ad attribution.
  • Showcase social proof through case studies, white papers, video testimonials, and other factors.
  • Collect email addresses, create user-generated content, and nurture relationships.
  • Test ad creatives across various ad placements and between different media formats.

In addition to managing Bakersfield-area PPC campaigns, our team also offers Anaheim, Chico, Fontana, Fremont, Fresno, Irvine, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Modesto, Monterey, Oakland, Palm Springs, Redding, Riverside, Sacramento, Salinas, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Ana, Santa Clarita, Santa Rosa, Stockton, and Visalia small businesses and large corporations a professional PPC management service.

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Pricing for Bakersfield, CA PPC Management

The price of our PPC management services is based on the amount of time you want us to dedicate to your campaigns each month. Listed below you will find our starting price for PPC management, but we can discuss an increased budget if you have a higher ad spend or service requirements.

Facebook Ads Management

Starting at $600/mo
  • For accounts spending less than $1,000/mo in Facebook Ads, our management fee is just $600/month.
  • For higher spending accounts, our monthly management fee is generally $600/mo + 15% of ad spend, but can be custom quoted based on your goals and objectives.

Google Ads Management

Starting at $500/mo
  • For accounts spending less than $1,000/mo in Google Ads or Bing Ads, our management fee is just $500/month.
  • For higher spending accounts, our monthly management fee is generally $500/mo + 15% of ad spend, but can be custom quoted based on your goals and objectives.

Bakersfield Google Ads, Facebook Ads

How Paid Advertising Helps Bakersfield, CA Businesses

The most obvious benefit of Bakersfield paid advertising is the near instant increase in traffic it provides.

The quality of your ads, landing pages, and business model will determine whether or not that traffic increase results in higher conversions.

Starting slowly is the first recommendation we give to Bakersfield businesses interested in paid advertising.

A working sales funnel, realistic goals, and the ability to gather actionable data are essential before you invest in paid advertising or scale your existing ad campaigns.

If you run into trouble getting the conversions you were expecting, don't blame Facebook or Google. In many cases, the problem lies in the ad creative, campaign settings, or sales process.

When everything comes together, paid advertising can be an invaluable addition to the digital marketing strategy of your Bakersfield company. Just keep in mind increased traffic doesn't always result in more conversions!

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How We Manage Bakersfield, CA Paid Ads

We are a team of paid advertising specialists with extensive knowledge in the latest PPC trends for Bakersfield local businesses. Drive traffic and conversions to your Bakersfield digital assets with our experience across dozens of industries.

Keyword Research

Keyword research in PPC is mostly used for Google Ads and Bing Ads search network campaigns. After all, search ads only show up based on what is searched on Google or Bing.

If you are looking for a roofing company in Bakersfield, you might search "Bakersfield Roofer" on Google. As a paid ads manager for that Bakersfield roofing company, targeting that exact phrase wouldn't require in-depth keyword research.

However, what if that exact match keyword wasn't producing enough search volume and the Bakersfield roofing company needed to increase their advertising reach? In order to solve the problem, keyword research would be required.

The next steps might involve the paid ads manager discussing with the Bakersfield roofing company what types of services they want to target more often and within what geographic areas. There may also be a need to broaden the keyword targeting.

Suppose the California PPC manager discovers that there is a high traffic volume for "Oildale, CA roofers" or even "Bakersfield roof repair." The first phrase targets a location nearby Bakersfield that might still be within the company's service area. If the repair work is extensive, the second phrase might result in a more lucrative roof replacement project.

When building negative keyword lists, keyword research can also be beneficial. These are used to stop your paid ads from showing in search queries that you know won't produce conversions.

A person looking for "free roof repair work" or "how to advertise to roofing companies" is unlikely to buy a roof replacement. Your paid ads may appear if you use broad keyword targeting without negative keywords such as "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.

Audience Research

In Bakersfield paid advertising campaigns, audience research is often discussed in the context of scaling social media ads. There are options within Google Ads and Bing Ads for audience targeting as well though.

Let's go over a little history on audience research and targeting within the Facebook Ads platform.

Bakersfield paid advertising managers used Facebook's custom audiences extensively in the past. After all, one of the most attractive features of the Facebook Ads platform was the data it collected on its users, which Bakersfield advertisers lined up to exploit.

The rise of data privacy and machine learning had a significant impact on custom audiences over time.

In the iOS 14.5 update, Apple included a pop-up message that allowed users to opt out of tracking for personalized ads. The change negatively affected Facebook's ability to track user behavior across Bakersfield and beyond. This even affected the accuracy of ad attribution reporting.

For most Bakersfield advertising agencies, machine learning algorithms greatly reduced the need for custom audiences and lookalike audiences. 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.

Though there will still be plenty of Bakersfield paid ads agencies using custom audiences, it is clear the trend is moving toward broad targeting. Don't take our work for it though. If you've been involved in the creation of Facebook ads, you've probably noticed the removal of interest-based targeting options here and there. Maybe you've even seen changes to how "Advantage Detailed Targeting" is recommended during the setup process.

Interested in another take on audience targeting? Social Media Examiner's blog article does a good job of explaining recent changes.

This isn't to say audience research and targeting is going away. Bakersfield ad campaigns will likely always have targeting options that can be manipulated for extra performance.

Landing Page Optimization

The quality of your landing page will be a big factor in the success of your Bakersfield paid advertising campaigns.

We begin by examining the landing pages on any paid advertising campaign in Bakersfield to make sure they follow best practices. Here are some of the factors we look for in this review:

  • Does the headline focus on benefits?
  • Is there an image above the fold?
  • Does the content engage the reader?
  • Do I have immediate access to a lead form?
  • Can you easily identify the call to action?
  • Does the page load quickly?
  • Does social proof exist?
  • Does the page load on mobile devices?

Quality landing pages are the result of many factors.

Please, don't spend money on Bakersfield paid advertising until you have a landing page that follows best practices!

You should never consider your landing page complete. Try running A/B testing every few months to continue refining your Bakersfield sales pitch.

Sales Funnel Development

Rather than a landing page, you might want to consider building out a sales funnel. We rely heavily on sales funnels for lead generation, email audience building, and even online purchases.

We have a client who promotes an online fitness challenge that you can even participate in from Bakersfield. In the course of managing their digital marketing, we built several sales funnels using Click Funnels. Here are a few of the funnels we used:

  • By using squeeze pages, we captured email addresses and raised awareness for the program.
  • Lead magnets provided health and fitness tips, webinars, and sneak peeks in exchange for email addresses.
  • We used application funnels to push people toward the idea of wanting to apply to participate in exclusive programs.
  • For the online program, we used sales letter funnels as the registration system.

The types of funnels available to your Bakersfield business aren't limited to these. Keep in mind that these tools can be incredibly helpful for gauging interest in a product, building an email list, and selling online.

If you do decide to implement a funnel, take your time at it. You can learn this type of work at home or at a technical school in Bakersfield after weeks or months of training. Getting really good at funnels, however, can take years. You can save yourself some time by looking for a PPC management firm, like WebCitz, to handle the heavy lifting!

Conversion Rate Optimization

Knowing your conversion rate is crucial to making informed advertising decisions. The average conversion rate is between 1-3%, but that varies greatly between industries, products, and services throughout Bakersfield.

To illustrate the impact of conversion rates, let's run through a basic example.

  1. You sell a $100 sweatshirt on your website in Bakersfield.
  2. You have a 1% conversion rate. This means for every 100 website visitors in Bakersfield you sell 1 sweatshirt.
  3. Your average cost per click (CPC) is $0.50, meaning you spend 50 cents per person in Bakersfield who visits your website.
  4. You would need to pay $50 for 100 clicks from paid ads to sell 1 sweatshirt. This is known as your cost per acquisition (CPA).
  5. Your return on ad spend (ROAS) would be 2x, meaning for every dollar spent in paid ads you get two dollars in return.

For most Bakersfield 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 Bakersfield paid advertising.

Ad Creation

This is potentially one of the most important aspects of a Facebook Ads account.

When you run Facebook Ads or Instagram Ads in Bakersfield, 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 Bakersfield.

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 Bakersfield 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 Bakersfield businesses, since we are proponents of testing new ad creatives regularly.

Ad Attribution Consulting

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 Bakersfield 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 Bakersfield 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 Bakersfield 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.

Types of Paid Ads for Bakersfield, CA PPC Campaigns

There are numerous ways to run paid advertising for your Bakersfield business. Bakersfield has a variety of business industries that use paid ads. Let's take a look at some of the most common ones.

Local Ads in Bakersfield

If you have a business in Bakersfield, you can run local ads on almost any advertising platform. Depending on the nature of your local Bakersfield business, you may find better success in one platform versus another. You should try out every option available to see which suits you best. Let's talk about a few local advertising choices.

There are going to be two options from Google.

As a first step, you can run traditional Google Adwords, possibly using their newer Performance Max campaign type. This is a very dynamic ad campaign type which utilizes multiple headlines, images, videos, and service locations to allow the Google algorithm to find the best combination of assets to bring you customers in Bakersfield. Bakersfield professionals such as accountants, lawyers, dentists, and physicians frequently use Performance Max campaigns.

Google's second option for qualifying businesses is their Local Service Ads. Using Local Service Ads, you get charged a flat fee for each lead the platform generates. Plumbers, electricians, roofers, and heating installers in Bakersfield often use Google Local Service Ads.

You can also target people in your local Bakersfield area using Facebook Ads. This is a little more straightforward, since it really just involves setting up a campaign that has ad sets with geographic restrictions to Bakersfield as a city, or specific Bakersfield ZIP codes. For all types of Bakersfield businesses, we often use Facebook Ads.

Social Ads for Bakersfield Websites

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. For higher spending ad campaigns, you might need to look at weekly ad creative changes.

The best part of social ads is you can target audiences that have never thought of your product or service, or perhaps just aren't thinking about it now. It's quite the opposite when you run search ads since you only get to show them when someone searches for what you offer in Bakersfield.

That benefit can also be a curse though, since conversion rates are often lower when people aren't closer in the revenue funnel of making an immediate purchase.

Search Ads throughout Bakersfield

You'll want to invest in search ads if you know people are looking online for the products you offer.

In some circles, this is referred to as Bakersfield Search Engine Marketing, or SEM. An advertisement that appears on the search results page of a search engine is called a search ad.

If you have been running search ads on Google for a while and have been successful, consider copying your campaigns over to Bing Ads. As of an October 2022 study from StatCounter, about 3.57% of online users rely on Bing for their primary search engine.

Display Ads throughout Bakersfield

Many different message boards, chat rooms, game lounges, news websites (even local Bakersfield news stations), gossip sites, and more run display advertisements.

Bing Ads and Google Ads both offer these.

To get started with display ads, you just need a set of ad creatives in different image sizes. Additionally, you should have a general idea of your target audience, but both ad platforms have algorithms that help you produce results.

Retargeting Ads for Bakersfield Businesses

Not everyone is going to convert during their first experience with your Bakersfield website, landing page, or sales funnel.

To help people return to your site after they've thought through various options, retargeting ads are almost always recommended.

You can run retargeting ads on any ad platform, too.

Shopping Ads for Bakersfield Ecommerce Stores

It was Google Shopping Campaigns that popularized this form of search advertising.

If you want to promote your Bakersfield storefront through Google Shopping, you'll need an ecommerce website, a product feed (CSV or TXT), and a Google Merchant Center account.

By using these tools, you can provide Google Ads with accurate product data, including title, SKU, image, price, and availability. Using that information, they can determine what types of search queries to display your products at the top of search results.

Video Ads for Bakersfield Businesses

YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and other social networking sites allow you to run video ads.

Using Google Ads, you can run YouTube Ads by creating a video ads campaign or performance max campaign.

Facebook Ads is required if you want to run video ads on Facebook or Instagram.

Both ad platforms offer excellent conversion opportunities with video ads. Video ads are frequently used to showcase product launches, custom services, and personal introductions.

If you have the budget to support ad creatives in video format, definitely look to implement them into your Bakersfield paid advertising campaigns.

Free PPC Calculators for Bakersfield, CA PPC Managers

Our digital marketers are so excited about managing Bakersfield paid advertising campaigns, they worked with our web development team to build out some helpful PPC calculators that you might be interested in trying!

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Why Choose WebCitz to Manage Your Bakersfield, CA PPC Services

We want to be your Bakersfield team's paid advertising partner! In addition to PPC management, we have internal teams focused on sales funnel development, social media advertising, and ad creative testing for Bakersfield. Bakersfield PPC management companies don't all operate this way, since most only have one person in charge of everything. You might not be testing campaign optimizations and creative ideas often enough with those Bakersfield PPC companies to get the results you desire.

There are many factors to consider when researching paid ads agencies for your Bakersfield business. Having over 18 years of experience, you can trust our PPC strategies and tactics for Bakersfield businesses. These are often the same PPC tactics we use for our own lead generation.

More importantly, you should choose our paid advertising agency because you feel confident we are the right team to help your Bakersfield company grow. Our PPC experts are a good option for a number of reasons:

  • We have been in business since 2004, which means we have more than 18 years of experience.
  • We rely heavily on paid advertising to bring in traffic from keywords we don't yet rank for organically.
  • Our internal advertising team handles all Bakersfield digital marketing services, such as PPC management, sales funnel development, and ad creatives.
  • During normal business hours, you will likely receive an answer within a few rings from one of our teammates.

Let's talk about what our PPC experts can do for your Bakersfield business! While we often provide complete paid advertising management services for small businesses in cities like Bakersfield, we are also able to augment the marketing departments of large corporations in Bakersfield and beyond.

When it comes time for your Bakersfield small business or large corporation to start the search for a PPC marketing agency, we hope you keep our team in mind for the task. To start a discussion with the helpful staff at our PPC firm, send us an email or give us a call if you have any follow-up questions.

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