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. Not everyone sees your ad. This is by design as we only want to show your ads to people who are most likely to use your product or service.
PPC marketing campaigns that are correctly targeted and optimized can quickly generate relevant traffic for your website.
If not correctly set up, a PPC campaign can quickly devour time and money and show little or no return for your efforts. Certain elements are required for success across all PPC campaigns, but each one is uniquely different.
Understanding the keywords that your target audience is using when they search is the first step in any successful campaign. Selecting the most common keywords and matching the intent of the searcher with the objective of the campaign is crucial. There are specialized research tools that PPC agencies use to help find and use the most relevant keywords.
Your PPC campaign may target a particular demographic or geographic section of the population. Understanding your business objectives helps pay per click agencies select the best ad platforms and match ads with your target audience.
PPC is effectively an auction – who is prepared to pay the highest price to have their ad shown? Other Petaluma 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.
Reviewing your objectives, targeting the right audience and choosing the right advertising platforms from day one are core components of what a Petaluma PPC management company does. While planning the best approach for your campaign, a PPC firm will help you explore keyword selection, demographic and geographical targeting.
They can also help write compelling ads that are more likely to be clicked on, as well as develop effective landing pages that encourage any visitors to convert into leads or customers.
Once your ad has attracted a click, it is important that the traffic is sent to a page that is optimized for conversion. It is vitally important that the searcher land on a page that has clear and compelling information about the product or services in the ad, with a distinct call to action. Dedicated landing pages that are reviewed, updated and optimized are the best way to accomplish this. 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.