Bridgeport, WV PPC Agency

Managed PPC for Bridgeport

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

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Hire WebCitz for Your Bridgeport, WV PPC Management

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

To target relevant audiences and build brand awareness, our paid ads managers can help your Bridgeport business leverage 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. 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.

With our in-house graphic design and video marketing teams, we can create stunning creatives that provide the right hook and tell a story that resonates with your audience.

We even setup and optimize Google and Facebook advertising campaigns for businesses in Clarksburg, WV, Fairmont, WV, Morgantown, WV, Moundsville, WV, and Uniontown, PA.

Discover our PPC management services in Bridgeport by reading on.

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What is Bridgeport, WV PPC Management?

The act of creating and optimizing Bridgeport paid advertising campaigns is known as PPC management. That is an incredibly simple explanation though, so let's dive a little deeper.

To provide professional PPC management, a paid ads agency for Bridgeport often starts by getting to know your company and its business model. Since the way you approach paid advertising for a local Bridgeport business is much different than how you would for an ecommerce brand, this information helps determine the next steps.

Local service providers in Bridgeport, for instance, are often only interested in good 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. This can be accomplished through paid advertising that drives traffic to an optimized product page or category page. 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.

To optimize and scale Bridgeport PPC, it's important to understand what metrics will be used. Most Bridgeport 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 Bridgeport business should utilize multiple advertising strategies and marketing tools. For example, the best Bridgeport paid advertising services will include tactics to:

  • Drive traffic to your digital assets (websites, sales funnels, etc) from search engines, social media channels, and third-party websites.
  • Make your Bridgeport business more profitable by acquiring qualified leads or selling online.
  • Utilize third-party attribution software to better understand ad attribution.
  • Present social proof through case studies, white papers, and video testimonials.
  • 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 Bridgeport-area PPC campaigns, our team also offers Charleston, and Morgantown small businesses and large corporations a professional PPC management service.

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How Paid Advertising Helps Bridgeport, WV Businesses

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

Whether a traffic increase results in higher conversions depends on your ads, landing pages, and business model.

The first recommendation we offer to Bridgeport businesses interested in running paid advertising is to 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.

Don't blame Facebook or Google if you don't get conversions. It is usually the creatives, campaign settings, or sales process that is the problem.

Bridgeport 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 Bridgeport, WV PPC Campaigns

There are numerous ways to run paid advertising for your Bridgeport business. Let's discuss some of the most common paid ads being run within various business industries in Bridgeport.

Local Ads throughout Bridgeport

Local ads for your Bridgeport business can be run through nearly any advertising platform. You may find greater success on one platform over another depending on the nature of your local Bridgeport business. 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.

The first is to run traditional Google Ads, potentially using their newer campaign type of Performance Max. 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 Bridgeport. Even local stores use this campaign type.

Google's second option for qualifying businesses is their Local Service Ads. 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 Bridgeport, 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 Bridgeport area. This is a little more straightforward, since it really just involves setting up a campaign that has ad sets with geographic restrictions to Bridgeport as a city, or specific Bridgeport ZIP codes. We often rely on local Facebook Ads for all types of Bridgeport business industries.

Social Ads throughout Bridgeport

A social media ad is pretty much any online advertisement you see on a social networking site.

Maintaining fresh ad creatives is key to social ads. 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 Bridgeport.

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 within Bridgeport

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

In some circles, this is referred to as Bridgeport 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 Bridgeport

There are display ads on message boards, chat rooms, game lounges, news websites (sometimes even local Bridgeport news stations), gossip websites, and more.

Bing Ads and Google Ads both offer these.

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

There is a good chance that not everyone will convert during their first experience with your Bridgeport 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 Google Ads, Bing Ads, Facebook Ads, and many other platforms.

Shopping Ads for Bridgeport Ecommerce Companies

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 Bridgeport 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 throughout Bridgeport

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.

It's necessary to have a working Facebook Ads account to run video ads on Facebook or Instagram.

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!

You should definitely consider incorporating video ads into your paid advertising campaigns in Bridgeport if you have the budget to do so.

Bridgeport, WV PPC Management Services

We are a team of paid advertising specialists with extensive knowledge in the latest PPC trends for Bridgeport local businesses. Take advantage of our experience across dozens of business industries to help drive traffic and conversions to your Bridgeport 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 appear based on what is searched on Google or Bing.

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

However, what if that exact match keyword wasn't producing enough search volume and the Bridgeport roofing company needed to increase their advertising reach? The solution would require keyword research.

After discussing options, the next step might involve the paid ads manager talking with the Bridgeport roofing company what services they want to target more often and where. A broader keyword targeting strategy than exact matches might also be necessary.

Suppose the West Virginia PPC manager discovers that there is a high traffic volume for "Clarksburg, WV roofers" or even "Bridgeport roof repair." The first phrase is targeting a nearby location to Bridgeport, which might still be in the service area of the Bridgeport 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.

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. They might see your paid ads if you use broad keyword targeting without any negative keywords like "free" or "advertise".

Even if your keyword research needs are obvious when you start building out your campaign, they become more complex as you scale your ads and reduce wasted ad spend.

Audience Research

In Bridgeport 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.

Bridgeport 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 Bridgeport eagerly took advantage of.

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. The change negatively affected Facebook's ability to track user behavior across Bridgeport 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 Bridgeport 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 Bridgeport paid ads agencies using custom audiences, it is clear the trend is moving toward broad targeting. You can see it for yourself. Every few months Facebook rolls out updates that gradually remove lesser-used interest-based targeting options. They even keep changing out "Advantage Detailed Targeting" is pushed in the ad set creation.

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. There will always be targeting options that can be manipulated within Bridgeport ad campaigns to squeeze a little extra performance.

Landing Page Optimization

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

We begin by examining the landing pages on any paid advertising campaign in Bridgeport to make sure they follow best practices. Our review takes into account the following factors:

  • Is there a benefit-focused headline?
  • Is there an image 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?
  • How fast does the page load?
  • Does social proof exist?
  • Does the page load on mobile devices?

Designing and developing a quality landing page involves so many factors.

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

Ideally, you should never consider your landing page to be finished. For continuous improvement, run A/B testing every few months.

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 Bridgeport. 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.
  • For leads, we provided healthy eating tips, fitness tips, webinars, and sneak peeks as lead magnets.
  • Using application funnels, we encouraged people to apply for exclusive programs.
  • As part of the online program, sales letter funnels were used as the registration system.

Your Bridgeport business isn't limited to only these types of funnels. 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. You can learn this type of work at home or at a technical school in Bridgeport after weeks of training. However, getting really good at funnels can take years of experience. Look for a PPC management firm like WebCitz to do the hard work for you!

Conversion Rate Optimization

Having a clear understanding of your conversion rate is critical to making informed advertising decisions. It varies greatly among industries, products, and services throughout Bridgeport, but the average conversion rate is between 1-3%.

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

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

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 Bridgeport 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 Bridgeport 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 Bridgeport 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 Bridgeport 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 Bridgeport 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 Bridgeport 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 Bridgeport, WV PPC Services

We want to be your Bridgeport team's paid advertising partner! As a full-service PPC management company targeting Bridgeport, we have multiple internal teams focused on search engine marketing, social media advertising, sales funnel development, and ad creative testing. This is not true of all Bridgeport PPC management companies, since most only have a single person handling all the tasks. You might not get the results you want from Bridgeport PPC agencies if you don't test campaign optimization and creative ideas often enough.

In researching paid advertising agencies for your Bridgeport company, there are many factors to consider. The PPC strategies and tactics we suggest for your Bridgeport 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 Bridgeport company grow. Here are a few reasons we suggest considering our PPC experts:

  • 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.
  • Our internal advertising team handles all Bridgeport digital marketing services, such as PPC management, sales funnel development, and ad creatives.
  • 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 Bridgeport! We often provide complete paid advertising management services to Bridgeport small businesses, but we can also augment the marketing department of larger Bridgeport corporations to fill in missing skill sets.

When it comes time for your Bridgeport 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. 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.

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, 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.

Bing Ads Management

Starting at $500/mo
  • For accounts spending less than $1,000/mo in 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.

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