PPC is paid advertising on the internet. Your ad is show on websites (e.g. CNN, Fox News etc.) and also appears on search engine results pages such as Google and Bing. You are only charged if someone clicks on your ad. 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.
Understanding the keywords that your target audience is using when they search is the first step in any successful campaign. Matching the intent of the searcher with the most common keywords being used is crucial for a campaign to work. Finding the most relevant keywords is accomplished through specialized tools that PPC agencies have access to.
Demographic or geographic targeting is often part of successful PPC campaigns. In order to match ads with the correct audience, your pay per click agency should meet with you and take the time to learn about your business, offerings and goals.
You are bidding against your competition in Ontario for ad space. PPC is a real time auction. Whoever is paying the highest price will have their ad shown. A key service provided by PPC management companies is helping you understand what your competition is doing and how to position yourself against them.
A Ontario 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.
In order to convert visitors into leads and customers, they will help develop effective landing pages and compelling ads.
Optimized landing pages are another vital part of the strategy. Once you have a click you must direct that visitor to a landing page that is designed to convert that lead into a customer or client. A call to action coupled with clear information on the service or product that the lead was looking for when the clicked on the ad is crucial. The best solution is a dedicated landing page that is constantly reviewed and optimized. Dedicated landing pages are a key part of the conversion rate optimization process. Home pages generally do not contain the elements needed to effectively convert PPC traffic brought in by leads generated from paid search.