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. 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.
The first step in a successful campaign is learning what keywords your target audience is using. 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.
Your PPC campaign may target a particular demographic or geographic section of the population. 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.
PPC is a real time auction. You are bidding against your Wilmington competition for prime on-screen real-estate. Knowing what your competition is doing is one of the elements provided by a PPC management company. It helps you understand how to position yourself and define what strategies to deploy.
Reviewing your objectives, targeting the right audience and choosing the right advertising platforms from day one are core components of what a Wilmington 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.
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. 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. Stand alone landing pages must be constantly updated, optimized and reviewed. 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.