Offering online English proficiency tests, Tracktest.eu is used by businesses and individuals to improve their language skills. To break out of its native Slovakia and compete against established global players such as TOEFL, Tracktest.eu used Google Ads and expanded to new international markets.
Tracktest.eu was founded in the year 2013 and with just four employees, this new business won most of its home country of Slovakia through word of mouth. Keen to expand further afield, Tracktest.eu needed a cost-effective way to promote its online English language testing tool to new global customers.
Tracktest.eu chose Google Ads to help grow its business. The company used Global Market Finder, now part of Market Finder, to locate the right countries to target by comparing opportunities based on relevant keyword searches, followed by use of Google Ads to raise awareness among the company’s target audience in these particular countries. “When we decided to expand abroad, Google Ads was the ideal tool,” says Co-Owner and CEO Braňo Pokrivčák. “We’re able to assess precisely which country to target by using Market Finder. With Google Ads we can go global and measure everything in detail.”
In fact, thanks to the ability of Global Market Finder and Google Ads to help businesses locate and target new audiences, within just a few months Tracktest.eu topped search results under advertising in its business segment. Braňo is delighted with the outcome: “20% of our enquiries from Google Ads convert into business – that’s a great result.”
As a result, Google Ads has had a key role in positively influencing and shaping the company’s international expansion since its introduction into Tracktest.eu’s marketing strategy. To date, it has helped Tracktest.eu reach global customers in Germany, Brazil, and Indonesia, bringing the total number of countries they have customers in to 50 so far.
Braňo explains: “Google Global Market Finder helps us pinpoint target markets, then Google Ads lets us see where our service has generated the most interest. We have paying customers in 50 countries and aim to double that next year.”
Braňo is particularly impressed with the price/performance ratio achieved with Google Ads, and the fact that results appear instantly, and are measurable, all of which he says is helping to keep Tracktest.eu firmly at the top of its game.
“20% of our enquiries from Google Ads convert into business – that’s a great result.” Braňo Pokrivčák, Co-Owner and CEO, Tracktest.eu