One of the positives of ATC’s Google Grant was their ad spend. Even though their account was unmanaged for over five years, they continued to use their entire $10,000 Google Grant month after month. This gave us half a decade’s worth of research to use for future campaigns. In that regard, this was indeed a gem of an account. You see, they were “maxing out” their budget with little to no effort. We saw this as a big win. All we had to do was leverage the traffic into conversions, a process we started by introducing single keyword AdGroups (SKAG). More on that in a minute.
Looking at five years worth of data.
As always, before we could begin working on ATC’s account, we had to create a plan and make sure it stayed organized. Since they had more than five years’ worth of keyword data, we looked at every keyword that was: 1) Inexpensive. 2) Had a low paid difficulty score. 3) Had a high volume (this was our most important metric).
By the end of the research, we identified more than fifty new opportunities.
Introducing SKAG and CRO.
SKAG is an advanced and time-consuming method for managing an account, but it delivers some of the best results in the industry. By focusing mainly on specific keywords while avoiding broad terms, we could bring high-quality traffic back to ATC’s website. When we implemented SKAG, we tested more than eight different campaigns to identify which one generated the highest conversions. During this testing phase, all traffic was sent to a relevant non-converting page. Once we determined which campaign generated the most conversions, we implemented a short landing page (and other secret goodies). In the beginning, the lead generation campaign generated only around 300 emails per month, but with A/B testing and the implementation of three new landing page designs, we’re now generating more than 3,200 emails per month. That’s more than 38,400 new subscribers every year!