Driving Sustainable Lead Flow for Foundation Source
more leads than goal
in cost per lead
leads in 2 months
We conducted research on various ad platforms to get a sense of audience sizes, CPM, CPC, and other variable factors to present Foundation Source with the best game plan as per our expertise.
Step 1: The Channel
We determined that Google Ads would be the best place to begin based on the data. We used data we could gather on competitors to find keywords in the market that would be most relevant for Impactfully. Then we researched and applied costing data and average monthly search activity.
This allowed us to present the client with a range of potential budgets based on various spend levels and the type of performance that might be expected.
Step 2: The Destination Page
Once we had a solid Google Ads strategy in place, the next step was to ensure that the traffic we were driving would convert. We turned our focus to the destination page, the place where potential leads would land after clicking on our ads.
- Page Optimization: We conducted a comprehensive review of the landing page, ensuring that it was fully optimized for conversions. This included checking that the page was user-friendly, had clear calls-to-action, and was aligned with the messaging in our ads.
- A/B Testing: To maximize the effectiveness of the page, we employed A/B testing, experimenting with different headlines, images, and copy to see what resonated most with our audience. This iterative approach allowed us to continuously improve the page based on real user data.
Step 3: Driving Traffic
Once we had laid the groundwork with our research and strategy, it was time to launch the Google Ads campaign for Impactfully. Here’s how we went about it:
- Keyword Research: Used tools like Google’s Keyword Planner to find relevant keywords and see how competitive they are.
- Write Your Ads: Created compelling ad copy that clearly communicates the value proposition and includes a call-to-action. Ads were relevant to the keywords targeted.
Step 4: Testing & Learning Phase
After the campaign was live, the first month was dedicated to learning and optimization. We allocated a budget of $5000, which was intentionally distributed across various ad groups and audiences, all in an effort to gather real-time, updated data that would inform our subsequent strategies.
During this initial phase, we were able to generate 8 leads, with the cost per lead (CPL) coming in at $621.34. While these numbers were off our target, the insights gleaned from this first month were invaluable. This phase was not about instant results; it was a necessary step in fine-tuning our approach to ensure long-term success.
Step 5: Optimizations Post-Learning
The testing and learning phase provided us with a wealth of data and insights, which we then used to make informed and strategic alterations to the campaign. Our team delved deep into the metrics, identifying what worked and what didn’t, and implemented major changes accordingly.
The impact of these optimizations was immediately evident in month 2, where we saw a significant uptick in performance. The campaign generated 95 leads with the cost per lead (CPL) drastically reducing to $53.33, far exceeding the client’s goal of $150 per lead.