The MATH Doesn’t Lie
DCM was recently asked to attend the 2018 Summer Meeting for the California Applicants Attorneys Association. As a proud sponsor of the American Bar Association, and an attendee of other notable conferences such as the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, we were honored to appear as a Premier Google Partner Firm. We are always excited to have an opportunity to talk about Google Ads and additional services that are available to expand business branding on Google.
This convention however brought something to light that we were a bit in the dark about. We were astonished to hear how very little law firm clients actually understood about how Google Ads work. When speaking to the majority of attorneys at the conference almost none knew about click through ratios, bounce ratios, or user experience scores and their relationship to CPC (cost per click). Out of everything we heard, the most worrisome point of confusion centered around the bidding environment.
See, the bulk of law firms we spoke to did NOT understand how Google Ads worked. This means that whoever or whatever entity managing their campaigns failed to inform them of the process. Why is this bad? You have no idea where your money is going and what forms of marketing are yielding a return versus being “flushed down the toilet”. The MATH DOES NOT lie. This is what we tell each of our clients. Getting client calls off of Google comes down to mathematics. What is the beauty of math? It’s nigh foolproof if you follow the analytics.
Why are we writing this? SIMPLE, our jaws hit the floor when we heard how much attorneys were paying, and that they were NOT allocating any of that budget to services on Google, like Google Ads, Google 360, and managing your Google profile. We held a group demo and went over the numbers. The results, needless to say, were eye opening.