Affiliate marketing consultancy in Warwickshire
Affiliate marketing drives additional revenue by offering a network of publishers (affiliates) the opportunity to promote your products or services online. In return, affiliates earn a commission for promoting your business on a Cost Per Acquisition (CPA) basis, meaning you only pay when you get a sale, just like PPC - perfect.
There are many different types of publishers who can help promote your brand and you can track influencer campaigns and conversions through lots of different strategies, such as voucher codes and discounts to cash back incentives and clicks from rich content and articles.
Do you need affiliate support?
At Ada Digital, we offer customised affiliate marketing programs to help grow your digital footprint and turn leads into customers. With over 25 years of combined digital experience, we’ve worked across a variety of affiliate networks, from AWin to Rakuten Advertising, with multi million pound businesses.
From creating an affiliate profile or affiliate marketing strategy, to improving campaign CPA performance, covering commission and rewards to advertising promotions and communicating with publishers - we can create an affiliate channel for your brand that will engage your target audience and add incremental return.
How it works
Audit & research
We start the process by getting to know your business, discussing everything from key objectives to your biggest challenges. Whether it's setting up an affiliate program from scratch, cleansing your publisher profile or providing a robust affiliate roadmap - we can create a strategy that will engage your publishers and promote your brand to a wider audience.
We'll create an affiliate roadmap with our expert recommendations, from the best affiliate platform to suit your brand to criteria for the right publishers, commission strategy, steps to optimise your affiliate profile and diversify your program to leverage your offering and engage with your brand partnerships.
Build and lauch
Once we’ve agreed on a tailored affiliate roadmap to fit your business objectives, we’ll begin the build. Whether it’s setting up an affiliate program from scratch or auditing your existing profile and strategy, connecting with new publishers or building stronger relationships with your biggest influencers - we’ve got it covered.
We’ll measure affiliate performance through the affiliate program management system and Google Analytics. The data-based insight we’ll gather enables us to review publisher performance, return on ad spend, conversion rate and much more. These results will help us to optimise your strategy and ensure your affiliate program is as successful as possible.
Looking for affiliate consultancy near you?
We love helping businesses generate new leads, drive increased revenue with the best return on spend through optimising affiliate marketing programs.
As a digital marketing agency with over 25 years combined experience in the industry, we’ve worked on affiliate campaigns across some of the UK's most well known brands nationally, however, here are just a few of the areas we help specifically support:
How much does affiliate marketing cost?
Affiliate marketing is a great way to generate additional revenue and promote your brand to a wider audience.
Most affiliate programs are free to join as a merchant, so there’s no need to factor in big start-up costs. Commission rates for sales vary depending on your brand and offering, however an average commission fee sits somewhere between 5% - 25% for each conversion.
At Ada Digital, we keep things simple. It’s a flat monthly fee based on billable hours for set, management and optimisation of your affiliate program. We’re here to help you grow your business, so let’s run through a few ideas.
What is a PPC advertising campaign?PPC means 'Pay-Per-Click', a form of digital marketing where advertisers pay only when one of their ads is clicked - meaning you can gain exposure to a wider audience and improve ROAS (Return On Ad Spend). We’ll help you understand, grow and optimise your business online - as experienced PPC experts. When you understand how your customers are behaving online, and what they’re searching for, you gain a greater understanding of what matters to them. Google Advertising helps businesses reach potential customers at the exact moment they’re searching for your products or services online PPC enables you to increase leads, grow sales, streamline costs and strengthen brand awareness. We can help you get to the top of search engines, fast, with paid ads. A bespoke and tailored PPC campaign can solve your advertising challenges and drive new business leads online.
How do you advertise with PPC?At Ada Digital we can help you advertise your business with PPC. We’re a full service digital marketing agency based in Warwickshire, and we provide a fully managed PPC advertising service as Google Ads specialists. We can help you be visible across the Internet - advertise your business locally, nationwide or globally with Google Ads (formerly Google AdWords). Stay within budget, only pay when someone clicks on your ad. Take the first steps to uncover your brands potential online. Improve your Google Advertising, or start your Google Ads journey today.
What PPC services do we offer?In short, anything Google related. A complete end-to-end PPC strategy and implementation. When setting up a new campaign we'll first establish your main objective and goals - for example sales, leads, website traffic, brand consideration, product awareness, app promotions, local store or shop visits. We'll also consider the best campaign types - for example search, performance max (including YouTube, Gmail, in-App, Google Partners), display, shopping, video, discovery. This includes ad design, creatives and copy, creating assets and extensions, help with landing pages and Conversion Rate Optimisation. We can also help with analysing your data to help interpret results and make data-influenced decisions. We have a wealth of knowledge gained across digital marketing channels - my expertise is in PPC and paid advertising, but we can also offer extended paid marketing services within Social Media advertising (ie Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn), Email Marketing, Ecommerce, SEO and Web Design. Helping you align across marketing channels and analysing holistically how best to achieve business growth online.
How many years experience do we have?We’ve been actively managing Google Ads accounts for over 25 years combined (and counting). The Digital Director of Ada Digital, Tom, even wrote his dissertation on PPC as effective marketing strategy for businesses back in 2009 as part of his Computer Science degree. He then went on to become Ecommerce Director for 10 years at a successful UK retailer owning and managing the PPC strategy, speaking at many Google Events, combined with freelancing, which led to the launch of Ada Digital.
Do we have expertise across multiple paid ad platforms?When first starting PPC, Google is the go-to place, with over 90% of search market share. However, the truth is other channels may be as fruitful, it's about testing and learning what works best for your business. This depends on your business objectives, whether it's targeting new audiences or reducing existing Cost Per Acquisition. We predominantly work across Google and Facebook/Instagram Ads, but there are opportunities on platforms like Microsoft Bing, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, Amazon and TikTok - we have experience working in all of these areas.
Do we have Google certifications?Yes, we’ve passed all the relevant exams and qualifications to be a Google Certified Partner. This covers six areas; Google Advertising Fundamentals, Mobile Advertising, Shopping, Video, Advanced Display and Advanced Search.
Do you work with all business sectors?We work with numerous clients day in day out, across many industries and verticals. We’ve been doing this for over 25 years, and there aren’t many scenarios, accounts or strategies we haven't seen. There is a science, a process and structure to follow to build an effective Ads account and a solid foundation is key. We carry out a detailed audit and bespoke research on every new client - this is a personal approach, not a generic agency report. There is a possibility we may have knowledge of your sector or niche, if not we’ll make sure to take the time to ask the right questions and uncover what’s needed to drive your business. The more we understand your brand and objectives, the better the results.
Do we help with setting up Google Ads accounts?Yes, absolutely. From account build, launch, management and optimisation. We’ll set everything up, and supply you with a login if required. You can have as much or as little involvement as you like.
How long does the onboarding process take?We'll start with an informal chat about your business, to understand your main objectives and goals from paid advertising. We like to really understand what your challenges are, and from here we can start to build a bespoke solution. This can be a call on the phone, via Zoom or a coffee in the office. We'll run through a Q&A, that's day 1. We’ll then develop a tailored proposal with key recommendations after auditing your current business status (E.g., reviewing the existing Google Ads account, analysing web performance, insight into the competition and keyword research). That's all done in week 1. The next stage is the account build. This is where we start to build out campaigns, ad groups and campaign structure, including conversion tracking, linking Google Analytics. This is where the strategy creation starts to formulate, attention to detail and organisation is key to developing an effective account. This is done in week 2. Your ads go live typically within 2 weeks. We then move on to the next phase in the process - optimisation and testing. Here we’ll be analysing daily search queries, negative keywords, a/b testing ad copy, analysing device performance, landing page performance and reviewing bidding strategies. We're in learning mode with Google for 1-2 weeks, by weeks 3-4 we'll really be starting to sharpen up the account - trimming the fat and focusing on what matters. After 4 weeks of data is accumulated, we can start to pull together reporting, and make data-driven decisions on next steps. We’ll start to be able to forecast in terms of ROI and ROAS, look at attribution models closer and deep drive into the analytics and user behaviours. We'll start to see the first campaign results, and performance will now only improve in terms of tighter targeting and enhanced CPA going forward. If month 1 is the setup and data gathering stage, month 2 is the optimisation and testing stage, and by month 3 we are running campaigns at scale - proving that ROI, and investing in what matters, aligning with your business objectives.
Who manages your account?We do. This is where we’re different from a typical agency. You’ll have one dedicated account manager who will be your primary point of contact. We make the daily ad management changes, allocate the budget, create ad copy, add keywords, determine bidding strategy and write your monthly reports. When we schedule calls or meetings, it's your dedicated account manager talking through your results and opportunities. You gain our experience. There is no outsourcing or cutting corners. If you call - we pick up, if you email - we respond. This is the difference in being your digital partner. See us as an extension of your team.
How do we create a bidding strategy?There is an element of testing the water in certain industries and locations to uncover opportunities and compete against the leaders in your space. We can obtain estimates with various Keyword Planner tools and Google Trends to establish a realistic budget. The first month of gathering data is key, the second month is about maximising results and maximising conversions - allocating budget to areas and campaigns with proven ROI. Creating breakout campaign structures where your most valuable keywords with the highest return, also have the highest budget. The correct bidding strategy depends on your businesses specific goals. This is a combination of establishing those goals, a realistic budget, understanding the most profitable products and/or services within a business, and improving quality scores, ad rank and landing pages to reduce CPCs and create an overall improved experience for both the end-user (your customer) and your ROAS. Defining the right audience, with the right message at the right time is key.
How do we manage Google Ad Quality Scores?Google's Quality Score is made up of a number of factors - historical performance, click-through rate, overall account quality (your optimisation score), ad copy, keyword and landing page relevance. Quality Score has a direct impact on performance. It plays a key role in how Google, and therefore your audience, see your ads - and how often your ad ranks against the competition. We need a combination of high performing ad campaigns and a well performing website to get the best score. These scores all impact CPCs (Cost-Per-Clicks) and therefore directly affect your budget and ad spend. We'll run through a process to ensure everything is reviewed and optimised over time, and we’ll always give our best practice recommendations and this will be bespoke to each and every client.
What type of reporting do we provide?We review your account daily and we run detailed reporting once a month, shortly after a month has concluded. We can review this together, on a call, or a Zoom, or meet in person. Our reports will detail current performance, what is working well, what needs improving, traffic, conversions/leads, market share, clear graphics, keyword performance and my recommendations for going forward, in terms of budget and campaign development. You can have full access to any ad platform accounts, and we can organise frequent check-ins if required, particularly at the start. We’re fully transparent with setup and management. We create a custom dashboard for every client (exported as a PDF), every month, along with commentary. We’ll report on what matters to you, and we use our experience to help direct you and your business to hit (and surpass) your business objectives - for example increase sales, grow subscribers, more qualified leads, reduce CPA.
What metrics do we track, and how will success be measured?Creating and launching a website is just the start, we want it to attract relevant traffic and produce qualified leads - this is where a PPC strategy comes into play. We want to track metrics that are most important to you and your business. We need to establish those meaningful KPIs right at the start, and that will be embedded as the focus in everything we do. What we track is dependent on your objectives. For example, attracting more people through brand awareness (impressions and reach), engaging people (clicks and CTR), converting visitors (conversions, cost, CPA, conversion rate, revenue, ROI, CPCs, Lost Impression Share due to budget), returning visitors, nurturing repeat customers, lifetime value - these can all be important factors. Ultimately this is about ROAS (Return On Ad Spend), ensuring PPC is profitable for your business. For instance £1 in results in £5 out. Your business earns £5 for every £1 spent. A ratio of 5:1 or 500% ROAS.
What PPC tools do we use?There are many PPC tools available. In truth, there are 4 or 5 that are worth the investment, as many do the same thing in terms of bulk actions and automations. We can walk you through some of the PPC automation tools we use including Google Ads, Google Ads Editor and SEMRush.
Do we create landing pages for your Google Ads?Yes, we definitely can. We work across many different website platforms, such as Wordpress, Wix, Magento, Squarespace and Shopify.. Driving in-market traffic through paid ads with high CTRs is great - but it’s only half the battle. We need good performing websites and high performing landing pages to drive conversion.. We would specifically look at page layout, navigation, headlines, sub-headers, page copy, content, adequate white space, clear CTAs (Call To Action), reviews/endorsements, imagery, mobile optimisation, technical implementation of code and tags, hosting and server bottlenecks potentially affecting page load times and site speed. There’s a reason you work with a team who have 25+ years experience within the industry! Improving landing pages can not only have a Paid Ads benefit, but also positively impact your organic performance.
Do we run remarketing campaigns?Yes, we do. Retargeting can be a very effective way to re-engage with previous visitors. It's a gentle reminder to encourage users to convert. The key is not being too intrusive and potentially introducing frequency capping. With typically lower CPCs and higher conversion rates, with the ability to tailor specific messages via Display ads or re-wording Search ads we can help nurture people back to your brand. It's all about the right message at the right time, and standing out from the crowd with your USPs.