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Hire WebCitz for Your Maine PPC Management

Maine 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.

Our paid ads managers can help your Maine business target relevant audiences and build brand awareness using Facebook Ads, Google Ads, or even Bing Ads. Through these ad platforms, we can help you 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.

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 Maine.

Find out more about our Maine PPC management.

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What is Maine PPC Management?

PPC management consists of creating and optimizing paid advertisement campaigns in Maine. However, that is an incredibly simple explanation, so let's dig a little deeper.

To provide professional PPC management, a paid ads agency for Maine often starts by getting to know your company and its business model. 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.

Service providers in Maine, 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. Start with Google Local Service Ads or Facebook Lead Forms if those digital assets don't yet exist or need to be substantially improved.

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. You might even want to include Google Shopping Campaigns 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 Maine PPC is the next step. Most Maine 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.

In order to be successful with paid advertising, your Maine business needs to use multiple strategies and marketing tools. Pay-per-click campaigns in Maine should include tactics like:

  • Get traffic from search engines, social networks, and third-party websites to your digital assets (websites, sales funnels, etc).
  • Increase revenue for your Maine business through qualified leads or online sales.
  • Integrate third-party attribution tools to better understand ad attribution.
  • Present social proof through case studies, white papers, and video testimonials.
  • Engage users in story creation, email collection, and user generated content.
  • Place ad creatives across various ad placements and media formats to see which performs best.

Our PPC management agency is happy to provide Auburn, Portland, Scarborough, and York with professional paid advertising consulting services.

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How Paid Advertising Helps Maine Businesses

One of the most obvious benefits of Maine paid advertising is the quick 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.

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

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

Maine companies can benefit greatly from the addition of paid advertising to their digital marketing strategy strategy when everything comes together. Just keep in mind increased traffic doesn't always result in more conversions!

Types of Paid Ads for Maine PPC Campaigns

In Maine, there are many ways to run paid advertising. Maine has a variety of business industries that use paid ads. Let's take a look at some of the most common ones.

Local Ads throughout Maine

If you have a business in Maine, you can run local ads on almost any advertising platform. One platform may be more effective for your local business in Maine than another. To find out which option works best for you, you should try all of the options available. Here are a few options for local advertising.

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. 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. Performance Max campaigns are used frequently by accounting, legal, dental, and medical professionals in Maine. Even local stores use this campaign type.

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 Maine, such as plumbers, electricians, roofers, and heating installers, frequently use Google Local Service Ads.

You can also target people in your local Maine area using Facebook Ads. The process is a little simpler since it just requires setting up a campaign with ad sets with geographic restrictions to ZIP codes in Maine. For all types of Maine businesses, we often use Facebook Ads.

Social Ads for Maine Businesses

Almost all online ads you see on social networks qualify as social media ads.

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. It might be necessary to look at weekly ad creative changes for campaigns with higher spending.

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 Maine.

However, this benefit can also be a curse, since conversion rates are typically lower when people aren't closer to making an immediate purchase.

Search Ads for Maine Businesses

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 Maine Search Engine Marketing, or SEM for short. This is just a different way of explaining search ads, which are advertisements placed on the search results page of a search engine.

If you've been running search ads on Google for a while and have been successful at it, we suggest considering copying the campaigns over to the Bing Ads platform. As of an October 2022 study from StatCounter, about 3.57% of online users rely on Bing for their primary search engine.

Display Ads for Maine Businesses

You'll find display ads on all kinds of message boards, chat rooms, game lounges, news websites (sometimes even local Maine 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.

Retargeting Ads for Maine Businesses

Not everyone is going to convert during their first experience with your Maine 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 Maine Ecommerce Companies

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 Maine 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.

Video Ads for Maine Businesses

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 Maine paid advertising campaigns.

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Our team of paid advertising specialists is knowledgeable about the latest PPC trends in Maine. Drive traffic and conversions to your Maine 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, Bing and Google only show ads based on what people search for.

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

However, what if that exact match keyword wasn't producing enough search volume and the Maine roofing company needed to increase their advertising reach? 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 Maine roofing company what services they want to target more often and where. A broader keyword targeting strategy than exact matches might also be necessary.

As an example, the PPC manager might find that "Maine roofing companies" and "Maine roof repair" have high search volumes. The first phrase is targeting a plural of the service in Maine. 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.

When building negative keyword lists, keyword research can also be beneficial. You can use them to prevent your paid ads from showing up in search queries that you know are not likely to result in a lead or sale.

A person looking for "free roof repair work" or "how to advertise to roofing companies" is unlikely to buy a roof replacement. However, they might see your paid ads if you are using 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.

Audience Research

Audience research is often mentioned as part of scaling social media ads on Facebook and Instagram in Maine paid advertising campaigns. Google Ads and Bing Ads also offer audience targeting options.

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

Maine paid advertising managers used Facebook's custom audiences extensively in the past. In fact, one of Facebook Ads' most attractive features was the ability to collect data on users, which advertisers in Maine eagerly took advantage of.

As time went on, data privacy and machine learning both had an impact on custom audiences.

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 Maine and beyond. In fact, it even affected the accuracy of ad attribution reporting.

Then came improvements to their machine learning algorithms, which greatly diminished the need for custom audiences and lookalike audiences for most Maine ad 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 Maine 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 Maine ad campaigns to squeeze a little extra performance.

Landing Page Optimization

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

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

  • Is there a benefit-focused headline?
  • Are there any images above the fold?
  • Is the content written in a compelling manner?
  • Am I able to find a lead form right away?
  • Are the call to actions easily noticeable?
  • Does the page load quickly?
  • Is there social proof?
  • Am I able to load the page on a mobile device?

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

Please, don't spend money on Maine 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 Maine sales pitch.

Sales Funnel Development

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 Maine. While managing their digital marketing we built multiple sales funnels within Click Funnels. Here are some of the funnels we made:

  • We used squeeze pages to help capture email addresses while building awareness for the program.
  • We used lead magnets to provide people with healthy eating tips, fitness tips, webinars, and sneak peaks in exchange for an email address.
  • 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 Maine 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 Maine. 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 Maine.

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

  1. You sell a $100 sweatshirt in Maine on your website.
  2. You have a 1% conversion rate, meaning for every 100 Maine 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 Maine 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 Maine 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 Maine 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 Maine, 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 Maine.

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 Maine 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 Maine 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 Maine 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 Maine 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 Maine 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.

Free PPC Calculators for Maine PPC Managers

As part of our commitment to managing Maine paid advertising campaigns, our digital marketers worked with our web development team to build a few PPC calculators that might interest you.

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Why Choose WebCitz to Manage Your Maine PPC Services

We'd love to partner with your Maine team on paid advertising! In addition to PPC management, we have internal teams focused on sales funnel development, social media advertising, and ad creative testing for Maine. This is not true of all Maine PPC management companies, since most only have a single person handling all the tasks. You might not be testing campaign optimizations and creative ideas often enough with those Maine PPC companies to get the results you desire.

Choosing a paid ad agency for your Maine business is not an easy task. The PPC strategies and tactics we suggest for your Maine company are backed by more than 18 years of experience. Many of these are the same PPC tactics we use to generate leads for our company.

More importantly, you should choose our paid advertising agency because you feel confident we are the right team to help your Maine 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.
  • Our paid advertising helps us rank for keywords we don't yet rank organically for.
  • Since we have an internal advertising team, we do not outsource Maine 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 Maine! While we often provide complete paid advertising management services for small businesses throughout Maine, we are also able to augment the marketing departments of large corporations in Maine and beyond.

We hope you consider our company when searching for a PPC advertising agency for you Maine small business or large corporation. 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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