Thornton PPC Agency

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

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Hire WebCitz for Your Thornton, CO PPC Management

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

The paid ads managers at our company can help your Thornton business target relevant audiences and build brand awareness through Facebook Ads, Google Ads, and Bing Ads. Through these ad platforms, we can help you target prospects at any stage of the customer journey. From there, we can help you integrate solutions that bring clarity to ad attribution in a post iOS 14.5 environment, allowing you to efficiently scale your ad campaigns.

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 Thornton.

We even setup and optimize Google and Facebook advertising campaigns for businesses in Northglenn, CO, Federal Heights, CO, Welby, CO, Sherrelwood, CO, and Westminster, CO.

Read on to learn more about our Thornton PPC management services.

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What is Thornton, CO PPC Management?

The act of creating and optimizing Thornton paid advertising campaigns is known as PPC management. Despite that simple explanation, let's explore it further.

To provide professional PPC management, a paid ads agency for Thornton often starts by getting to know your company and its business model. This information helps determine the next steps, since the way you'd approach paid advertising for a local Thornton business is much different from how you'd handle it for an ecommerce brand.

Service providers in Thornton, for example, are often only looking for quality leads. In order to accomplish this, paid advertising can drive traffic to a landing page or sales funnel that is optimized. 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 tend to be interested in online sales. Using paid advertising, you can drive traffic to a page optimized for products or categories. You might even want to include Google Shopping Campaigns in some cases. Our team has even used sales funnels to help sell products and subscriptions.

Understanding the metrics that will be used to optimize and scale Thornton PPC is the next step. Most Thornton paid ads agencies will implement email collection strategies through squeeze pages or lead magnets to help increase the value of paid advertising. To better understand ad attribution and reporting, it is often worth integrating with Wicked Reports, Triple Whale, or Northbeam.

To be successful with paid advertising, your Thornton business should utilize multiple advertising strategies and marketing tools. For example, the best Thornton paid advertising services will include tactics to:

  • Promote your digital assets (websites, sales funnels, etc.) via search engines, social media channels, and third parties.
  • Make money online or through qualified leads for your Thornton business.
  • Better understand ad attribution through the integration of third-party attribution software.
  • Present social proof through case studies, white papers, and video testimonials.
  • Engage users in story creation, email collection, and user generated content.
  • Test the effectiveness of different ad creatives across different media and ad placements.

In addition to managing Thornton-area PPC campaigns, our team also offers Arvada, Aurora, Boulder, Castle Rock, Centennial, Colorado Springs, Denver, Fort Collins, Grand Junction, Greeley, Highlands Ranch, Lakewood, Longmont, Loveland, Montrose, Pueblo, and Westminster small businesses and large corporations a professional PPC management service.

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How Paid Advertising Helps Thornton, CO Businesses

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

It is entirely dependent on the quality of your ad creatives, landing pages, and business model whether or not traffic increases lead to conversions.

The first recommendation we offer to Thornton businesses interested in running paid advertising is to start slowly.

Before diving into paid advertising or scaling your ad campaigns, make sure you have realistic goals, a working sales funnel, and the ability to gather actionable data.

If you're not getting conversions, don't blame Facebook or Google. It is usually the creatives, campaign settings, or sales process that is the problem.

When everything comes together, paid advertising can be an invaluable addition to the digital marketing strategy of your Thornton company. Remember, more traffic doesn't always mean more conversions!

Types of Paid Ads for Thornton, CO PPC Campaigns

There are numerous ways to run paid advertising for your Thornton business. The following are some of Thornton's most common paid advertisements options.

Local Ads throughout Thornton

You can use nearly any advertising platform to run local ads for your Thornton business. One platform may be more effective for your local Thornton business than another. To find out which option works best for you, you should try all of the options available. Let's talk about a few local advertising choices.

From Google, you'll have two options.

As a first step, you can run traditional Google Adwords, possibly using their newer Performance Max campaign type. The Google algorithm finds the best combination of headlines, images, videos, and service locations to bring you local customers using this type of dynamic ad campaign. Thornton professionals such as accountants, lawyers, dentists, and physicians frequently use Performance Max campaigns.

Alternatively, if your business qualifies, Google offers a Local Service Ads option. The Google Local Service Ads offers a pay-per-lead model, which means you get charged a flat fee for each lead the platform provides you. Home service contractors in Thornton, such as plumbers, electricians, roofers, and heating installers, frequently use Google Local Service Ads.

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

Social Ads for Thornton Websites

Pretty much any online ad you see on a social network site is going to qualify as a social media ad.

Maintaining fresh ad creatives is key to social ads. The performance of your campaign will gradually decline if you do not rotate your ad creatives every couple of weeks. A weekly change in ad creative is often recommended for higher-spend ad campaigns.

Using social ads allows you to reach audiences who have never thought of your product or service, or aren't thinking about it right now. The opposite is true when you run search ads since your ads will only show when someone is actively looking for what your Thornton business has to offer.

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 within Thornton

If you know people are looking online for the products or services you offer, you'll want to invest in search advertisements.

There are some people out there who refer to this as Thornton Search Engine Marketing, or SEM for short. There are different ways to explain search ads, which are advertisements displayed on search engines' search results pages.

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 in Thornton

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

Bing Ads and Google Ads both offer these.

With display ads, you just need a set of ad creatives in different 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 Thornton Businesses

There is a good chance that not everyone will convert during their first experience with your Thornton 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.

Shopping Ads for Thornton Ecommerce Businesses

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

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 Thornton storefront.

With these tools, you can provide Google Ads with an accurate list of all of your 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 within Thornton

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

Using YouTube Ads is as simple as setting up a video ad campaign in Google Ads.

To run video ads in Facebook or Instagram, you'll need a working Facebook Ads account.

Video is an excellent ad creative in terms of conversion opportunities. 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 Thornton paid advertising campaigns.

Thornton, CO PPC Management Services

We are a team of paid advertising specialists with extensive knowledge in the latest PPC trends for Thornton local businesses. We have experience across dozens of business industries, so we can help you drive traffic and conversions to your Thornton digital assets.

Keyword Research

In the context of paid advertising, you'll find keyword research mostly relates to search network campaigns on the Google Ads and Bing Ads platforms. After all, Bing and Google only show ads based on what people search for.

A search for "Thornton Roofer" on a search engine, for example, might lead someone to a roofing company in Thornton. As a paid ads manager for that Thornton roofing company, targeting that exact phrase wouldn't require in-depth keyword research.

What if, however, that exact match keyword wasn't producing enough search volume and the Thornton roofing company wanted to increase their traffic and conversions? In order to solve the problem, keyword research would be required.

After discussing options, the next step might involve the paid ads manager talking with the Thornton roofing company what services they want to target more often and where. There may also be a need to broaden the keyword targeting.

As an example, the Colorado PPC manager might find that "Northglenn, CO roofing companies" and "Thornton roof repair" have high search volumes. The first phrase is targeting a nearby location to Thornton, which might still be in the service area of the Thornton roofing company. In the second phrase, a slightly different service is being targeted, which might result in a more lucrative replacement project if extensive repairs need to be made.

You can also benefit from keyword research when building out negative keyword lists. These are used to stop your paid ads from showing in search queries that you know won't produce conversions.

An individual searching for "free roof repair services" or "when to advertise to roofers" is unlikely to buy a new roof. Your paid ads may appear if you use broad keyword targeting without negative keywords such as "free" or "advertise".

As you can see, no matter how obvious your keyword research needs might be at the start of building out your campaign, they become more complicated as you begin to scale your ads and reduce wasted ad spend.

Audience Research

Audience research is often mentioned as part of scaling social media ads on Facebook and Instagram in Thornton paid advertising campaigns. However, Bing Ads and Google Ads also allow audience targeting.

Let's take a look at audience research and targeting within Facebook Ads.

Facebook custom audiences were heavily relied upon by Thornton's paid advertising managers 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 Thornton advertisers lined up to exploit.

A number of factors, including data privacy and machine learning, have had an impact on custom audiences over time.

When Apple released its iOS 14.5 update, they included a pop up message that allowed users to easily opt out of personalized ad tracking. This had a negative impact on Facebook's ability to track user behavior on mobile devices in Thornton and beyond. Even ad attribution reporting was affected.

For most Thornton 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.

In spite of the fact that many Thornton paid ads agencies still rely on custom audiences, it is clear that the trend is shifting 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.

However, audience research and targeting aren't going away. Thornton ad campaigns will likely always have targeting options that can be manipulated for extra performance.

Landing Page Optimization

It is important to focus on a high quality landing page when running paid advertisements in Thornton.

When we take on the management of a paid advertising campaign in Thornton, 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:

  • Do you have a headline that emphasizes benefits?
  • Is there an image above the fold?
  • Is the content written in a compelling manner?
  • Do you have a lead form I can use right away?
  • Can you easily identify the call to action?
  • How quickly does the page load?
  • Does social proof exist?
  • Can I load the page on a mobile device?

There are so many factors that come into the design and development of a quality landing page.

Until you have a landing page that follows best practices, don't spend money on Thornton paid advertising.

Ideally, you should never consider your landing page to be finished. Try running A/B testing every few months to continue refining your Thornton sales pitch.

Including a Sales Funnel

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.

One of our clients promotes an online fitness challenge that you can even join from Thornton. 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.
  • For leads, we provided healthy eating tips, fitness tips, webinars, and sneak peeks as lead magnets.
  • We used application funnels to push people toward the idea of wanting to apply to participate in exclusive programs.
  • We used sales letter funnels to serve as the registration system for the online program.

There are many different types of funnels, so your Thornton 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 Thornton. 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!

Conversion Rate Optimization

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 Thornton.

Let's run through a basic scenario to help illustrate the impact of conversion rates.

  1. You sell a $100 sweatshirt in Thornton on your website.
  2. You have a 1% conversion rate, meaning for every 100 Thornton residents that visit your website you sell 1 sweatshirt.
  3. You have a $0.50 average cost per click (CPC), meaning for each person in Thornton that visits your website you spend 50 cents.
  4. To sell 1 sweatshirt, you need 100 clicks from paid ads, which would cost you $50. 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 Thornton 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 Thornton 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 Thornton, 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 Thornton.

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 Thornton 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 Thornton 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 Thornton 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 Thornton 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 Thornton 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.

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Our digital marketers are so excited about managing Thornton 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 Thornton, CO PPC Services

We want to be your Thornton team's paid advertising partner! We are a full-service PPC management company targeting Thornton with multiple internal teams focused on social media advertising, sales funnel development, and ad creative testing. This is not true of all Thornton PPC management companies, since most only have a single person handling all the tasks. For those Thornton PPC agencies, campaign optimizations and creative ideas might not be tested often enough to bring about the results you need.

Choosing a paid ad agency for your Thornton business is not an easy task. The PPC strategies and tactics we suggest for your Thornton company are backed by more than 18 years of experience. These are often the same PPC tactics we use for our own lead generation.

In addition, you should choose us as your paid advertising agency because you are confident we can help your Thornton company grow. Our PPC experts are a good option for a number of reasons:

  • It has been more than 18 years since we opened our doors, which makes us an industry leader.
  • We rely heavily on paid advertising to bring in traffic from keywords we don't yet rank for organically.
  • Since we have an internal advertising team, we do not outsource Thornton digital marketing services, such as PPC management, sales funnel development, or ad creative services.
  • If you call us during normal business hours, you will likely get an answer from one of our teammates within a few rings.

Get in touch with our PPC experts to discuss what we can do for you in Thornton! We often provide complete paid advertising management services to Thornton small businesses, but we can also augment the marketing department of larger Thornton corporations to fill in missing skill sets.

When it comes time for your Thornton 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. We would be happy to talk to you about your follow-up questions via email or phone if you have any.

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