Transferring the ownership of a Google Ads account can be a hassle, especially for managers who have so much on their business plate. In addition, it can cause a nuisance both for the business owners and the clients as well.
However, if the process is carried out efficiently, it can add value for your client. And this is especially true if you get the job done right the first time of asking.
In addition, this can lead to a stronger mutual relationship between your PPC agency and your clients. Keep reading as we elaborate:
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One of the most significant advantages of taking over a client’s existing Google Das account is that there is already something you can work on.
It does not matter how bad the existing ad campaign is. Taking over an existing Google Ads accounts gives you a foundation to work from.
When you take over a client’s Google Ads account and start working on it, there’s always a protracted bedding-in period where you align everything according to your way.
Unfortunately, you may get impatient when you don’t know where to start. However, it is integral to remember that it’s all about your relationship with the client.
Before jumping into managing a client’s Google Ads account, the first thing you need to consider is that it’s all about business-client relationships.
In agencies, you cannot build successful relationships with your clients before learning the ins and outs of account management.
However, the steps listed above will help you build successful, long-term relationships with your clients.
You may wonder that you can impress your client with your initial setup, but this is a common mistake every beginner account manager makes.
Your client will not appreciate all the changes to the old campaign because all they seek are positive results.
Therefore, your client pays you to get positive results without making specific changes to the initial campaign.
But this doesn’t mean that you can’t and shouldn’t make any changes. If you think that your client’s initial campaign requires specific changes to make it better, go for it.
However, if the existing campaign is decent enough, you should not make any changes to impress your client.
The most important step o add value to your client is learning everything about their business.
While understanding the products and services of your clients is equally beneficial, understanding the long-term goals of your clients is way more important.
Ask yourself these questions. Does my client want to go public? Do they want to expand their business to specific demographics and markets shortly?
How does your client perceive the industry landscape? You can better understand the context your client is working on by putting up Google alerts for your client’s brand and that of their competition.
Moreover, you can conduct annual business reviews to illuminate the previous and current goals. Additionally, it will help you elucidate previous strategies that you can still implement.
Tracking is one of the most crucial things you must advocate for. However, when you start a new campaign, always set a specific goal for for-profit and other metrics you need to achieve.
Tell your client that their campaign ad needs to run for at least seven days with the entire tracking installed. This will give you an idea of what the campaign is doing and see which parts should be kept.
Before installing tracking when running campaigns, you may have occasionally received calls from angry clients complaining about decreased leads and sales soon after you launched a particular campaign.
There may have been times where you saw increased conversions and sales from the new campaign, but due to a drop in another source of marketing, it may have made it seem like you were responsible for the decline in leads.
Hence, make sure you take steps to avoid these situations in the future. For instance, installing tracking before launching the new campaign will help you back up your statements when you argue with a client.
For instance, you have been running your campaign for a while b just making minor changes. Yet, you have an excellent overall campaign with essential metrics.
However, you notice that a PPC manager changes your campaign’s bidding, structure, and metrics. Therefore, the algorithm of Google Ads will take time to examine whether these new changes will be effective or not.
While you should have the same score as before, even after making a few changes, Google tends to lose a substantial amount of money if your new campaign is not as good as before.
In addition, there may be a possibility that your audience will click on lesser expensive Google ads. Therefore, if you are planning to make a certain amount of changes to your campaign, make sure you roll them out over tie instead of making those changes all at once.
When relaunching your client’s new campaign, make sure you change the bidding according to the new and existing data. Do not take extra time to rethink whether a specific keyword will receive a higher bid.
Although your client’s old Google ads will not last them much longer and new Google ads will take over, the previous ads may control and enable you to troubleshoot.
Changing the keywords or the entire ad completely may not give you an idea about the source behind a particular problem when the CTR, conversion value, and conversion rates show a significant drop.
Nevertheless, old Google ads can have a substantial impact on the results of your new campaign.
You must reuse your client’s negative keywords list. There are chances your client may have done in-depth negative research for keywords that hold much value for your new campaign.
However, you must avoid copying and passing the entire list as it is. It may deteriorate the performance of your ad if it has a vast range of negative keywords.
Instead, use as much of the existing data, and negative keywords list you think will be enough for your campaign but do not overdo it.
Research shows that 68% of online experiences start with a search engine that has high-quality keywords.
Every beginner Google Ads accounts have used broad match for many years with little success. However, there have been cases where specific campaigns have performed better just using broad match.
Google conducts checks on quality keywords for broad match. Ultimately, this means that if you put a broad match keyword, Google will decide whether it is relevant enough.
Therefore, if you open a clint’s Google ads account that has good quality broad match keywords, be considerate when including broad match keywords because it is unpredictable whether you will get the same results or not.
When managing a client’s Google Ads account, make sure to communicate on daily, weekly, or monthly reports.
For instance, if your bid modifier for a specific location produces a higher ROI, send your client an email right away.
Communicating with your clients ad keeping them updated is key to building successful, loyal relationships.
Keeping your clients in the loop will build trust and prevent them from wandering into their accounts, making assumptions about how well the advertiser is handling the account.
However, some clients can be challenging to deal with, and once they are disappointed with something, it gets tough to turn things around.
Sending performance reports to your clients is a great way to keep them I the loop. Additionally, make sure you grant them full access to any services or tools you use to run the campaign.
For example, PPC accounts and site analytics. Finally, staying clear ad transparent with clients is a great way to build trust.
Clients can explore the tools you use to understand better how you are making things work.
It is essential to openly discuss the goals and expectations of your campaign with the client. Hear out what your client expects from the campaign and present them with suggestions accordingly.
Remember, the conversation needs to be honest. It is terrific to lower the expectations of your client. However, it is better to tell them everything honestly when setting goals for the campaign rather than justifying why it performed a certain way later on.
Don’t let your clients get locked into unrealistic goals. Instead, explain the entire process of investigating and researching the account to your client.
The client may have higher expectations, assuming that you will quickly take over the account that the previous marketer left. Ence, it is essential to elucidate your approach towards the campaign.
It is essential to address that every client is different. For example, you may b appointed by an organization with an entire marketing team to lend a little helping hand.
On the other hand, a single person could also hire you to help them with their campaign. In both cases, do not leave your creativity behind.
You may likely have a better idea for the client’s campaign to move their marketing strategy to the next level.
It would help if you spent extra time on keyword research. You must know what keywords perform better and generate the majority of your results and conversations.
Moreover, it is vital to address keywords that you think are hurting the performance of your campaign. Conduct extensive keyword research.
Remember, there’s always a possibility of valuable keywords that the old agency could not target.
Every time you get a new client, you have a fresh opportunity to begin from. A new client means you have a new and better chance to generate revenue for your advertising agency or you as a marketer alone.
Moreover, it can provide you with a unique learning experience as a marketer.
However, it can be hard to manage things when taking over a client’s Google Ads account. For example, picking up a campaign that an old PPC marketer left can be a hassle. This is especially true if they violated terms of service (even unwittingly) and got the client’s Google Ads account suspended.
Take your time to understand the intricacies of the new account. It is essential to maintain a good relationship with your client to run the campaign successfully.
Follow the steps above to effectively manage a new Google Ads account and take your marketing portfolio to the next level!