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8 Ways to Boost Your Holiday Sales & One Up the Competition [Webinar]

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Do you hear sleigh bells jingling? That's the sound of the holidays approaching fast – are your PPC campaigns ready for it?

It's not too late to make some adjustments that could make a big difference in your holiday sales numbers! In this webinar, 8 Ways to Boost Your Holiday Sales and One Up the Competition (presented by WordStream and Hanapin Marketing), you'll learn tips and tricks to get your AdWords account ready for the holiday rush, including how to:

- Build a campaign based on holiday-themed searches
- Leverage Product Listing Ads for e-commerce
- Use promotions and coupon codes in your holiday ads
- Optimize landing pages for holiday promotions

Plus many more ways to use extensions, calls to action, remarketing and more to beat out your competitors this holiday season.

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8 Ways to Boost Your Holiday Sales & One Up the Competition [Webinar]

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  2. 2. Join the conversation Include the hashtag #thinkppc in your Twitter tweets. Or use the webinar question box to send us questions. #thinkppc
  3. 3. Meet The Experts! Cassie Oumedian Account Manager, Hanapin Marketing  5+ years of online marketing experience  Worked with a variety of B2B and B2C verticals in ecommerce and lead generation.  Managed AdWords, Bing and Facebook accounts with monthly budgets from $30,000 to well into six figures Jeff Stevens Customer Success Specialist, WordStream  3+ years of digital marketing experience w/ focus on inbound and paid search strategies.  Worked closely with HubSpot as a Certified Gold Partner selling, planning, and executing full-blown inbound marketing campaigns.  Recently transitioned to paid search as a general strategist and client educator. #thinkppc
  4. 4. Today’s Agenda  PPC Holiday Planning Strategies  Holiday Campaign Best Practices  Getting PLA Holiday Ready  Remarketing for Search  Optimizing Holiday Text Ads  Optimizing Landing Pages for holiday promotions  Dynamic Remarketing Ads  Enabling Ad Extensions Q&A #thinkppc
  5. 5. Live Poll Question #1 How long have you been in PPC? #thinkppc A. B. C. D. Less than 1 year 1-3 years 3-5 years 5+ years #thinkppc
  6. 6. Live Poll Question #2 How do you manage your account(s)? #thinkppc a) b) c) d) I manage it myself. I’m part of a team that manages it. I outsource my account management. I’m rethinking how my account is managed. #thinkppc
  7. 7. 1. PPC Holiday Planning Strategies  Key Online Shopping Days  Review Last Year’s Holiday Performance  What Promotions Are Running and When  What’s Your Budget?  Put it on the Calendar #thinkppc
  8. 8. 1. PPC Holiday Planning Strategies  2013 Key Online Shopping Days #thinkppc
  9. 9. 1. PPC Holiday Planning Strategies  2012 Q4 Seasonal Trends #thinkppc
  10. 10. 2. Holiday Campaign Best Practices  Holiday Themes & Hot Buttons  Breakout by Performance/Promo  Content Caveats – Timing!  Mobile Adjustments  Day parting Adjustments  Campaign Start End Dates #thinkppc
  11. 11. 2. Holiday Campaign Best Practices  Mobile Adjustments “85 percent of users look at the top two positions, and only 9 percent look at positions three through six” #thinkppc
  12. 12. 3. Getting PLA Holiday Ready  Create a New Campaign  Update the Feed  Shipping – Adjust for Free Shipping  Upload New Promotional Ads ASAP  Mobile PLA – Opt in and Adjust  PLA Geo Expansions #thinkppc
  13. 13. 3. Getting PLA Holiday Ready  Mobile PLA – Opt in and Adjust “One online clothing retailer saw a 537% increase in conversions and 77% increase in ROAS.” #thinkppc
  14. 14. 3. Getting PLA Holiday Ready  PLA Geo Expansions #thinkppc
  15. 15. 4. Remarketing for Search Holiday Strategy Modify your ads, bids, and keywords based on your visitors' past activity on your website “Online tire retailer, saw a 161% conversion rate increase with RFS, leading to a 22% overall sales increase.” #thinkppc
  16. 16. 4. Remarketing for Search Holiday Strategy Don’t be Scared… Go Broad!  Bid on Competitive Holiday Terms Confidently  Encourage Shopping Cart Abandoners – Hurry! Sale Ending  Offer Promos To Existing or New Customers - Free Shipping  Create Highly Targeted Audience Lists #thinkppc
  17. 17. 5. Optimizing Holiday Text Ads Three Key Areas of Focus for Ad Text 1. Holiday Messaging and Language 2. Implementing Seasonal Promotions and Special Offers 3. Optimizing for Clicks #thinkppc
  18. 18. 5. Optimizing Holiday Text Ads – Messaging & Language Create new text ads that incorporate language and messaging geared toward holiday shoppers/searchers.  eCommerce: emphasize the giving spirit of the season, ability to avoid going to crowded stores, guaranteed in-stock, etc. Consumer Services: emphasize holiday specials/unique holiday-specific services or temporary seasonal changes to your offering. Business-to-Business (B2B): emphasize time sensitivity, year-end deals/availability, etc. #thinkppc
  19. 19. 5. Some Examples of Holiday Messaging… Query: “fleece jackets” Creative Ad Text Get’s Noticed! Query: “winter candles” + Always Stay Positive + CONFIDENTIAL – DO NOT DISTRIBUTE 19
  20. 20. 5. Implementing Seasonal Promotions and Special Offers Create new text ads that emphasize special seasonal offers, time-sensitivity, unique bonus offers just for the holidays, etc.  eCommerce: include coupon codes in ad text, %-off offers, free shipping, free gift box included, guaranteed delivery date, preprepared gift sets, etc.  Consumer Services: emphasize last-minute offers for forgetful shoppers, year-end deals, extended offers.  Business-to-Business (B2B): year-end deals, new fiscal year, extended promotions. CONFIDENTIAL – DO NOT DISTRIBUTE 20
  21. 21. 5. Some Examples of Seasonal Promotions… Query: “designer scarves” Coupon Code in Ad Text. Query: “holiday lights” General Offer, Targeted Text. Query: “winter travel deals” Sense of Urgency! CONFIDENTIAL – DO NOT DISTRIBUTE 21
  22. 22. 5. The Ultimate Holiday Text Ad… Relevant Keyword/DKI Holiday Messaging Social Media Location Extensions Enabled Sitelinks Enabled w/ Targeted Destination URLs Call Extension Enabled CONFIDENTIAL – DO NOT DISTRIBUTE 22
  23. 23. 6. Optimizing Holiday Landing Pages for Conversions Two Key Areas of Focus for Landing Pages 1) Alignment With Ad Text and Search Context 2) Driving for Conversions CONFIDENTIAL – DO NOT DISTRIBUTE 23
  24. 24. 6. Alignment With Ad Text and Search Context… Prominently Display Promotions and Specials that are also Communicated in Your Ad Text  Banners, Bolded Text, Top-of-the-Fold CONFIDENTIAL – DO NOT DISTRIBUTE 24
  25. 25. 6. Alignment With Ad Text and Search Context… Use Seasonal Color Themes and Images CONFIDENTIAL – DO NOT DISTRIBUTE 25
  26. 26. 6. Driving for Conversions… Create Mobile Optimized Landing Pages Image Source: www.signalhq.com CONFIDENTIAL – DO NOT DISTRIBUTE 26
  27. 27. 6. Driving for Conversions… Enable Social Sharing and Customize Default Sharing Messages CONFIDENTIAL – DO NOT DISTRIBUTE 27
  28. 28. 7. Experiment with Dynamic Remarketing Create customized ads and show them to shoppers who have visited your product pages in the past. CONFIDENTIAL – DO NOT DISTRIBUTE 28
  29. 29. 7. Dynamic Remarketing Ads Test ads with various: – Ad layouts – Button colors – CTAs – Value propositions CONFIDENTIAL – DO NOT DISTRIBUTE 29
  30. 30. 8. Enable Ad Extensions CONFIDENTIAL – DO NOT DISTRIBUTE 30
  31. 31. 8. Sitelink Extensions  Adjust sitelinks to match the holiday season  Experiment with day parting  Create mobile specific links  Enable Enhanced sitelinks CONFIDENTIAL – DO NOT DISTRIBUTE 31
  32. 32. 8. Additional Extensions Location Extensions Call Extensions CONFIDENTIAL – DO NOT DISTRIBUTE 32
  33. 33. 8. Additional Extensions  Review Extensions  Image Extensions CONFIDENTIAL – DO NOT DISTRIBUTE 33
  34. 34. Need Help? Would you like… a) WordStream: FREE demo of our PPC Management Platform b) Hanapin: FREE 1-on-1 Solutions Blueprint ($20k+ spend/Mo.) #thinkppc
  35. 35. Thank you for attending WordStream & Hanapin Marketing’s Webinar! Don’t forget to sign up for a Free Trial of WordStream: http://www.wordstream.com/ppc-free-trial Sign up for a Free Solutions Blueprint from Hanapin Marketing http://www.hanapinmarketing.com/solutions-blueprint-sign-up 1-812-330-3134 "After multiple negative agency experiences, the team at Hanapin stepped up to the plate and delivered the level of service and attention we had been looking for!" 1-855-967-3787 “GASP! My AdWords click through rate is up 486% on the same period last year – mainly because I’m using @WordStream!” -George Cole - Stephen Ebbett #thinkppc

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