Simply put it is a form of internet advertising where your ad is shown online; either on a search engine results page (e.g. Google, Bing) or on another website (e.g. CNN, Fox News etc.) and you only pay for that ad if someone clicks on it. Your ads don't show to everyone. They only display for a highly targeted audience giving you the best chance of a lead or sale.
A correctly optimized and targeted PPC marketing campaign is the fastest way to drive the correct traffic to your website.
PPC campaigns can cost a lot of time and money. If not setup correctly you can end up with zero results and no budget left for ads. While there are differences in every PPC campaign, certain aspects do remain common for success.
The first step in a successful campaign is learning what keywords your target audience is using. Understanding what your ideal customer is using in their search queries is vital. There are specialized research tools that PPC agencies use to help find and use the most relevant keywords.
After keyword research you need to zero in on what demographic and geographic targets you wish to reach. A pay per click agency will take the time to understand your business objectives and match those to the targeting options with the ad platform.
PPC is effectively an auction – who is prepared to pay the highest price to have their ad shown? Other Highland companies are competing against you for that valuable ad space. Competitor research is an important part of what a PPC agency does. This allows you to adjustments in your strategy and deploy efficient campaigns.
A Highland PPC management company with deep knowledge of the advertising platform is perfectly positioned to review your objectives and help you target the right audience from day one of your PPC campaign. Whether it is keyword selection or demographic and geographical targeting the PPC firm will be able to advise you on the best approach for your campaign.
Writing compelling ads that are more likely to be clicked on, and highly targeted landing pages that help convert leads or customers are other ways in which agencies help.
Once your ad has attracted a click, it is important that the traffic is sent to a page that is optimized for conversion. The page must clearly contain the information, product or service that the searcher was looking for when they clicked on the ad together with a call to action to convert them. The best solution is a dedicated landing page that is constantly reviewed and optimized. The home page of a website rarely contains the elements needed to effectively convert your PPC traffic. A dedicated landing page is a key part of the conversion rate optimization process to maximize the leads generated by the paid search traffic.