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Score 6 out of 100

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Attribute Ratings

  • Acquisio is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Support Rating
  • Google Ads (formerly AdWords) is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew

Likelihood to Recommend

6.0

Acquisio

60%
15 Ratings
7.3

Google Ads

73%
111 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

5.4

Acquisio

54%
6 Ratings
8.0

Google Ads

80%
21 Ratings

Usability

6.0

Acquisio

60%
2 Ratings
2.1

Google Ads

21%
6 Ratings

Performance

Acquisio

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Google Ads

90%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

8.2

Acquisio

82%
6 Ratings
1.0

Google Ads

10%
9 Ratings

Online Training

Acquisio

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Google Ads

90%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

8.0

Acquisio

80%
4 Ratings

Google Ads

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Acquisio

Acquisio is ideal for marketing agencies, especially those that focus on serving a specific market. If your Agency has access to client data, depending on the data, Acquisio's software could be a powerful way to deliver that data in the form of online ads. Acquisio might be too powerful for a small business looking to manage campaigns in-house.
David Meindl | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Ads

Clients who are selling products such as dresses, clothes, jewelry, beauty products, etc., generally work well. Also, in some cases, it doesn't fetch a good ROAS for very small business owners. If a client is already doing well in SEO, the probability for it to perform well over Google Ads is always enhanced, and if it doesn't have a good organic reach, Google Ads also suffers.
Aditya Rai | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Acquisio

  • Provides multiple methods of viewing and sharing campaign data. It is definitely an upgrade from the basic PPC reports. Fully customizable and new features are being added regularly.
  • Acquisio now provides support for the importation of the video campaign data. This saves her company lots of time as we used to have to do this process manually.
  • Aquisio now has instant chat support in the platform which saves a lot of time as you can get quick answers to any problems you may be having.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Ads

  • Keyword Research - Google Ads has a handy built in tool that helps determine important keywords to target both for Ads & SEO
  • Intuitive Analytics Dashboad - Google Ads makes it fairly simple to see and analyze important metrics on how your ads are running week after week
  • Intuitive Setup - Google Ads makes it easy to figure out how to run ads with little to no training (although training is highly recommended to run effective ads), as their interface is clean and easy to figure out (unlike competing products).
Darien Chaffart | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Acquisio

  • Facebook management: You cannot manage Facebook directly through Acquisio. You can only see the data in the platform.
  • Campaign automation: The rules and algorithms takes a lot of time to be applied if you managed them manually.
  • LinkedIn: No LinkedIn integration available
Emmanuelle Ruscio | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Ads

  • If you don't know what you're doing, it will be a costly mistake. You need to target ads, and it is difficult the first time to do that.
  • There isn't a feature to run an add for a couple set date spans, just hours you want to run them or a single date span.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Acquisio

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Google Ads

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

Acquisio

Acquisio 5.4
Based on 6 answers
I think the platform, with the latest release updates has a lot of great potential. The main decision, currently, is price and how that gets passed on to our clients. There has to be a conscious decision made on platform cost vs client spend and overall budget vs revenue.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Ads

Google Ads 8.0
Based on 21 answers
I think Google Ads is good for getting your company out there and becoming more visible to potential customers in general. However, for specific product launches, social media advertising might be a better fit. Also, our user base is younger so social media is a better channel for our target audience.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Acquisio

Acquisio 6.0
Based on 2 answers
The updates they have recently made have been time consuming to keep up with
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Ads

Google Ads 2.1
Based on 6 answers
I suspect that Google Ads is not for the novice user. I told my 'Ad Specialist' that I was not the best on computers and apprehensive about my ability to maneuver the website. He told me on more than one occasion that "I work for you...I'm your sherpa...call me any time or send me an email"!
The sales and service representatives for Google Ads are very well trained, though not much integrity. Despite that I told my Google Ad Specialist that my website was incomplete the ad was published live anyway! Beware that the 'talk' is good, but it ain't cheap!
Monica Galloway | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Acquisio

Acquisio 8.2
Based on 6 answers
Within the interface there is an instant chat support feature that you can use to get help right away without having to pick up the phone or look for an email address. We have have an account manager who responds to emails quickly and is always helpful. Anytime issues require further tech support we are kept up to date on the progress of the issue and they are usually resolved the same day.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Ads

Google Ads 1.0
Based on 9 answers
We have not yet had an account rep who hasn't tried to bully me or other employees to raise our budgets. At the same time, several years ago, one attempted to help refine our ads and ended up changing the ads to be something we were not affiliated with
Patrick Stephens | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Acquisio

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Ads

Google Ads 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Daily use with advanced account structures. Familiarity with reporting/api and complex setups.
Eric Hitchman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Acquisio

Acquisio 8.0
Based on 4 answers
They handled it well.
Tom Bonanno | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Ads

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Acquisio

We have started using Domo since we began using Acquisio and are extremely happy with Domo. We will continue to use Acquisio though because of the ability to directly manage paid search ads and the ability to create simple reports quickly. Also considering the cost of Domo, unless you specifically need reports with more sources of data, Acquisio is all you really need.
Ben Hopper | Digital Marketing Specialist | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Ads

Our agency invests heavily in Google Ads (particularly paid search advertising) on behalf of our clients relative to competitors like Microsoft and Yahoo because Google is the top search engine in the world. Google collects the most search data which enables the company to improve its AI to drive better performance for agencies and brands. As such, our paid search and app install campaigns always start with Google. If a client has a large budget, we will allocate media dollars to other search engines, but in some cases, the entire search budget goes to Google because we see the best returns.
Phil Parrish | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Acquisio

  • Acquisio let us create reports on the fly, saving us lots of time; time that was better spend optimizing client campaigns.
  • Acqusio's Bid and Budget Management tool (BBM) helped a struggling client achieve desired traffic and conversion results with little to no work from our agency.
  • Acquisio's quick customer service responsiveness let us get our questions answered quickly.
Barry Bartoszek | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Ads

  • Google Ads is often one of our highest ROI channels, especially when you factor in branded ads.
  • Depending on the stage your business is in, search ads can be really powerful from an ROI perspective, providing an investment with a very high spend cap.
  • If you do not manage the campaigns well though, you can quickly spend a lot of money on nothing. So make sure someone is keeping an eye on your account.
Lee L Kennedy | TrustRadius Reviewer

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