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

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Hire WebCitz for Your Missoula, MT PPC Management

Missoula 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 Missoula 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.

As a full-service paid ads agency for Missoula, 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 even offer Facebook Ads and Google Ads management services for nearby businesses in Orchard Homes, MT, Hamilton, MT, Polson, MT, Anaconda, MT, and Butte, MT.

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

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What is Missoula, MT PPC Management?

PPC management consists of creating and optimizing paid advertisement campaigns in Missoula. That is an incredibly simple explanation though, so let's dive a little deeper.

A paid ads agency for Missoula 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 Missoula business is much different than how you would for an ecommerce brand, this information helps determine the next steps.

For example, local Missoula service providers are often only interested in qualified leads. This can be accomplished through paid advertising that drives traffic 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.

In contrast, ecommerce brands are most likely 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 sales funnels have also helped us to sell subscriptions, products, and services.

The next step in Missoula PPC management is understanding the metrics that will be used to optimize and scale. For paid advertising to be effective, most Missoula 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 Missoula 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 Missoula include:

  • Drive traffic to your digital assets (websites, sales funnels, etc) from search engines, social media channels, and third-party websites.
  • Increase revenue for your Missoula business through qualified leads or online sales.
  • Better understand ad attribution through the integration of third-party attribution software.
  • Provide social proof with case studies, white papers, video testimonials, etc.
  • 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 Missoula-area PPC campaigns, our team also offers Billings, Bozeman, Evergreen, Helena, small businesses and large corporations a professional PPC management service.

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How Paid Advertising Helps Missoula, MT Businesses

One of the most obvious benefits of Missoula 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 Missoula, 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 run into trouble getting the conversions you were expecting, don't blame Facebook or Google. The issue is often in the ad creatives, campaign settings, or sales process.

When everything comes together, paid advertising can be an invaluable addition to the digital marketing strategy of your Missoula company. It's important to keep in mind that increased traffic does not always translate into more conversions.

Types of Paid Ads for Missoula, MT PPC Campaigns

In Missoula, 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 Missoula.

Local Ads within Missoula

Local ads for your Missoula business can be run through nearly any advertising platform. Depending on the nature of your local Missoula business, you may find better success in one platform versus another. It is important to try out every available option to see which works best for your needs. Let's talk about a few local advertising choices.

Google is going to offer 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. Performance Max campaigns are used frequently by accounting, legal, dental, and medical professionals in Missoula. Even local stores use this campaign type.

The second option from Google, if you are in a qualifying business industry, is to check out their Local Service Ads. 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 Missoula, like plumbers, electricians, roofers, and heating installers.

Facebook Ads can also be used to target people in Missoula. The first step is to set up a campaign with ad sets restricted to Missoula as a city, or specific ZIP codes around Missoula. We often rely on local Facebook Ads for all types of Missoula business industries.

Social Ads for Missoula Businesses

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

It's important to keep the ad creatives fresh when running 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.

One of the best things about social ads is that you can target audiences who aren't yet aware of your product or service. When running search ads, that is quite the opposite since your ads are only going to show when someone is actively looking for what your Missoula business offers.

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 Missoula Businesses

You should invest in search advertising if you know people are searching online for your products or services.

Some people refer to this as Missoula Search Engine Marketing, or SEM. 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 throughout Missoula

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

Bing Ads and Google Ads both offer these.

With display ads, all you need are a few different sizes of ad creatives. 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 in Missoula

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

Retargeting ads are almost always recommended to help bring people back to your website after they have weighed their options.

Almost any ad platform can be used for retargeting ads.

Shopping Ads for Missoula 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 Missoula storefront.

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 within Missoula

Social networking websites such as YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram allow you to advertise with video.

If you are interested in running YouTube Ads, you'll just need to set up a video ads campaign in Google Ads.

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.

Your Missoula paid advertising campaigns should definitely incorporate video creatives if you have the budget to support them.

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Our team of paid advertising specialists is knowledgeable about the latest PPC trends in Missoula. Take advantage of our experience across dozens of business industries to help drive traffic and conversions to your Missoula digital assets.

Keyword Research

In the context of paid advertising, keyword research largely relates to Google Ads and Bing Ads search campaigns. After all, search ads only show up based on what is searched on Google or Bing.

For example, a person looking for a roofing company in Missoula might search "Missoula Roofer" on a search engine. As a paid ads manager for that Missoula roofing company, targeting that exact phrase wouldn't require in-depth keyword research.

However, what if the exact match keyword isn't generating enough search volume and the Missoula roofing company needs to expand 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 Missoula roofing company what services they want to target more often and where. A broader keyword targeting strategy than exact matches might also be necessary.

For instance, the Montana PPC manager might discover high search volume for "Orchard Homes, MT roofing companies" or even "Missoula roof repair." The first phrase targets a location nearby Missoula that might still be within the company's service area. 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.

For example, someone looking for "free roof repair companies" or "how to advertise to roofing contractors" isn't likely to purchase a roof replacement service. However, they might see your paid ads if you are using broad keyword targeting without any negative keywords like "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 Missoula paid advertising campaigns. However, Bing Ads and Google Ads also allow audience targeting.

We'll review some audience research and targeting history within Facebook Ads.

In years past, Missoula paid advertising managers relied heavily on building out their own custom audiences within Facebook. In fact, one of Facebook Ads' most attractive features was the ability to collect data on users, which advertisers in Missoula 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. 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 Missoula 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.

Though there will still be plenty of Missoula 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.

It's not to say audience research and targeting are going away. There will always be targeting options that can be manipulated within Missoula ad campaigns to squeeze a little extra performance.

Landing Page Creation & Optimization

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

Our first step when managing a paid advertising campaign in Missoula involves reviewing the landing pages for best practices. In this review, we consider the following factors and more:

  • Is there a benefit-focused headline?
  • Are there any images above the fold?
  • Is the content written in a compelling manner?
  • Do I have immediate access to a lead form?
  • Can you easily identify the call to action?
  • How quickly does the page load?
  • Is social proof present?
  • Am I able to load the page on a mobile device?

Quality landing pages are the result of many factors.

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

You should never consider your landing page complete. You can refine your Missoula sales pitch by running A/B tests on the landing page every few months.

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.

We have a client who promotes an online fitness challenge that you can even participate in from Missoula. 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:

  • To increase awareness and capture email addresses, we used squeeze pages.
  • 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 Missoula 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 Missoula. 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 Missoula.

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

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

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 Missoula 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 Missoula 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 Missoula 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 Missoula 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 Missoula 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 Missoula, MT PPC Managers

As part of our commitment to managing Missoula 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 Missoula, MT PPC Services

We'd love to partner with your Missoula team on paid advertising! As a full-service PPC management company targeting Missoula, we have multiple internal teams focused on search engine marketing, social media advertising, sales funnel development, and ad creative testing. In most Missoula 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 Missoula PPC agencies if you don't test campaign optimization and creative ideas often enough.

There are many factors to consider when researching paid ads agencies for your Missoula business. With more than 18 years of experience, you know you can trust the PPC strategies and tactics we suggest for your Missoula business. These are often the same PPC tactics we use for our own lead generation.

Missoula companies should choose our paid advertising agency because they feel confident we are the right team. 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.
  • We do not outsource Missoula digital marketing services, including PPC management, sales funnel development, or ad creative services since we have our own internal advertising team.
  • During normal business hours, you will likely receive an answer within a few rings from one of our teammates.

Let's discuss what our PPC experts can offer your Missoula company! Missoula 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 Missoula business or corporation is in need of a PPC marketing agency. If you have any follow-up questions, please feel free to send an email or give us a call to start a discussion with the helpful staff at our PPC firm.

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