How We Increased eCommerce Adwords Revenue by Over 50%

Boomtown Internet Group saw an opportunity to make a positive improvement in one of our clients’ AdWords campaigns. The client is a retailer selling medical equipment on an ecommerce website. Boomtown created a six-month plan consisting of three phases with goals to meet at one, three, and six months.

One-Month Goal:

  • Increase sales by 20% through AdWords while keeping costs at a minimum.
  • Increase traffic to the site.
  • Reduce the bounce rate.

At the end of the first month, Boomtown was able to increase revenue by 21.57% while only increasing costs by 6.20%. We increased clicks and sessions by 8.29% and 20.42%, respectfully, and we reduced the bounce rate by 1.88%. In addition, we were able to increase transactions by 0.29%.

Date Range 1st April, 2016 to 30th April, 2016 compare to February 26 to March 26 2016 (comparing same day of week in previous period)

Three-Month Goal:

  • Increase sales by another 5% for a 25% increase since day one while keeping costs at a minimum.
  • Continue to increase traffic.
  • Continue to reduce the bounce rate.

What we were able to achieve at the end of three months was a 24.45% increase in revenue. Clicks showed an overall increase of 0.69%, sessions showed an overall increase of 10.38%, and the bounce rate decreased by 13.07% since we started. We improved the transaction rate by 9.29%, and this was all with a cost increase of only 2.42%.

Date Range: 1st April, 2016 to 30th June, 2016 compare to 1st January, 2016 to 31st March, 2016

Six-Month Goal:

  • Meet the three-month goal of increasing sales through AdWords of another 25% (total) while keeping costs down.
  • Continue to increase traffic.
  • Continue to reduce the bounce rate.

By the time we reached the 6-month mark, Boomtown was able to increase revenue by 52.22%, which we were pleased with as it exceeded our goal of 25%. By Now we were able to reduce the cost costs slightly by 0.22%. Clicks increased by 17.67%, and sessions increased by 26.09%. The bounce rate showed an overall reduction of 14.28%, and transactions rose by 40.98%.

Date Range: 31st March, 2016 to 29th Sept, 2016 compare to 30th Sept, 2015 to 30th March, 2016

How did we achieve these results?

To reach our goals we had to work on the website:

  • We first had to make sure that the product feed was properly setup and reflecting properly with the adwords campaign.
  • We also made changes to the conversation funnel, looking at where people left the funnel, and improving the one-page shopping experience.
  • Then we worked on creating better landing pages.
  • We rewrote most of the existing ads in order to better target sales, and product bundle differentiations.
  • We spent time on keyword research and improved the focus keywords in our ad groups, concentrating on performing and non performing keywords to offset the reduced bids.
  • Finally, by optimizing all campaigns and adjusting campaigns, we were able to improve how the ads ranked.
  • No Adwords campaign is ever truly stable…on a daily basis we spend time brainstorming new ways to showcase ads, new time zones, countries, landing pages, and of course monitoring our competitors. The success of this campaign is truly demonstrative of our work ethic and commitment to our client’s success.