If you have a brick and mortar business and you’re running a special offer or a promotion, you can use Google Ads to drive traffic to your local store.
It's possible to target competitors beyond the basic competitor campaign (which is where we show an ad after someone searches for a competitor). We can do this using affinity & intent audiences (which are audiences of people who are frequently associated with the competitor's business).
The paid campaigns are always going to bring in higher quality website traffic than organic search results for a few different reasons.
2 Expanded Text Ads & 1 Responsive Search Ad.
A smart approach would be to work your way to the top by generating affordable leads in a short amount of time with a small amount of budget by bidding on lower position, higher quality keywords. Then start to scale.
Some potential reasons are you are in a competitive industry, you have other key phrases that have proven to convert, there's low search volume, and where you are searching (Google) from.
It is likely that LinkedIn campaigns to warm leads (aka remarketing) could be a good fit, but LinkedIn campaigns to cold leads is only a good fit for a few narrow industries.