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. Ads can be highly targeted to your audience, making them more likely to convert (e.g. contact your business, download an app or make a purchase from your site).
Optimized PPC campaigns that target the correct audience are the quickest way to drive more traffic and increase your customer base.
In order to see the best results you need to partner with an expert. People who try to go it alone generally do not see any results and burn through their ad budget quickly. Certain elements are required for success across all PPC campaigns, but each one is uniquely different.
Every campaign has the same first step, and that is understanding the keywords being used by your target audience in the search efforts. Matching the intent of the searcher with the most common keywords being used is crucial for a campaign to work. A PPC agency will have access to specialized research tools to help select the best keywords from the start.
Demographic or geographic targeting is often part of successful PPC campaigns. 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 Pomona companies are competing against you for that valuable ad space. 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 Pomona 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. Professional PPC firms will work hand in hand with you and advise on everything from keyword selection to which audiences you should be aiming for.
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.
Enticing someone to click on your ad is only part of the puzzle, they must be directed to a page that is optimized for conversions. In order to convert a lead, you must have a clear call to action that directly correlates to the ad that was clicked on. The best solution is a dedicated landing page that is constantly reviewed and optimized. Paid search leads need to be directed to a dedicated landing page. Home pages are not optimized to effectively convert PPC traffic because the generally do not contain the elements required for lead conversion.