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I can't get your URL to work. Do you own the Google ads account they are using (it hasn't been AdWords for some time). It's a favourite trick of the less scrupulous agencies to use their own account to you don't own the data. Have you made sure that you own the domains of the landing pages, and also the phone number?

 

How much of the monthly spend is used to buy clicks, and how much is paying them to manage it? 

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Give it a month before worrying - lot of influences  at work now. Banks, building sites and transport all vague, nephews site is running out of wood. K

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11 minutes ago, Retired Climber said:

I can't get your URL to work. Do you own the Google ads account they are using (it hasn't been AdWords for some time). It's a favourite trick of the less scrupulous agencies to use their own account to you don't own the data. Have you made sure that you own the domains of the landing pages, and also the phone number?

 

How much of the monthly spend is used to buy clicks, and how much is paying them to manage it? 

I'll PM you the details, thank you. 

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Our company is the same we have gone quiet to and we usually always have work We haven’t done anything to our advertising Iva. Work has just gone slow think people are just thinking about spending there money on different things. Work will pick up again at some point just have to take the ruff with the smooth mate. 👍 

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20 minutes ago, Clutchy said:

I'll PM you the details, thank you. 

No problem. 

For the benefit of anyone else reading this, here are a few points to consider before getting someone to do any internet based marketing for you. 

 

Don't ever let the person who builds your site register the domain for you. Do it yourself and make sure it's registered in your name. 

Never host the site with the same company that designed the site. 

Never have domain registration and hosting with the same company, even if you organise it. 

Make sure any Google ads accounts are yours and you own the data if you decide to leave or do it yourself. Half of the value of an ad account is in the history, the data, and a bloody long list of negative keywords.

Make sure you own the rights to any phone numbers used; some companies forward to your number but get leads to phone a number they own. This is crafty and ensures you are wasting your money. 

Always send traffic to a designated landing page on your own website, never the homepage, or a page on someone else's site. 

 

Sorry, I'll leave it there. If I carry on I'll get to point 500 before I stop typing. 

I should say, I don't offer any of the services I'm talking about, and have no ulterior motive for posting this. I simply have to know this stuff inside out and back to front for what I do for a living. 

 

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5 minutes ago, Retired Climber said:

No problem. 

For the benefit of anyone else reading this, here are a few points to consider before getting someone to do any internet based marketing for you. 

 

Don't ever let the person who builds your site register the domain for you. Do it yourself and make sure it's registered in your name. 

Never host the site with the same company that designed the site. 

Never have domain registration and hosting with the same company, even if you organise it. 

Make sure any Google ads accounts are yours and you own the data if you decide to leave or do it yourself. Half of the value of an ad account is in the history, the data, and a bloody long list of negative keywords.

Make sure you own the rights to any phone numbers used; some companies forward to your number but get leads to phone a number they own. This is crafty and ensures you are wasting your money. 

Always send traffic to a designated landing page on your own website, never the homepage, or a page on someone else's site. 

 

Sorry, I'll leave it there. If I carry on I'll get to point 500 before I stop typing. 

I should say, I don't offer any of the services I'm talking about, and have no ulterior motive for posting this. I simply have to know this stuff inside out and back to front for what I do for a living. 

 

This is exactly what forums are for, thank you for sharing/helping.

 

I can't be the only person who didn't know this 😂

 

I had the mentality of if it works it works. No need to ask questions... 

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23 minutes ago, Clutchy said:

This is exactly what forums are for, thank you for sharing/helping.

 

I can't be the only person who didn't know this 😂

 

I had the mentality of if it works it works. No need to ask questions... 

The problem is, it's virtually impossible to get impartial marketing advice. Pretty much anyone you approach for advice will be biased and only really interested in recommending whatever solution they happen to offer. 

 

I'll reply to your private message in a bit. Just off out to shoot some rats. 

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New calls have tailed off for me too, I'm actually happy about that cos I had too much work building up. I think this time of year has been quiet before and by June or July it goes nuts again. Hopefully just a wee blip not a long term issue.

Must say I wouldn't want to be quoting with only a 10 to 20% success rate.

Good luck,

Jan.

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It's quiet for everyone it seems. There was a post called "Harry" in the employment section about it. I use Bark to judge workflow. Sounds dumb but its a good guide for local "business-ness" as it removes the instability of advertising etc. In the last week there's been 2 posts. Usually there's 2-3 a day. Not sure what's going on tbh 

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2 minutes ago, Paddy1000111 said:

It's quiet for everyone it seems. There was a post called "Harry" in the employment section about it. I use Bark to judge workflow. Sounds dumb but its a good guide for local "business-ness" as it removes the instability of advertising etc. In the last week there's been 2 posts. Usually there's 2-3 a day. Not sure what's going on tbh 

Tis the nesting season paddy 

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