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.
The quickest way to generate relevant traffic to your website is through a optimized and targeted PPC marketing campaign.
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. Selecting the most common keywords and matching the intent of the searcher with the objective of the campaign is crucial. A PPC agency will have access to specialized research tools to help select the best keywords from the start.
After keyword research you need to zero in on what demographic and geographic targets you wish to reach. Exploring targeting options within each ad platform is discussed as a pay-per-click agency takes time to understand your business objectives.
PPC is effectively an auction – who is prepared to pay the highest price to have their ad shown? Other Ames companies are competing against you for that valuable ad space. Understanding what the competition is doing and how best to position yourself against them is an important service provided by a PPC management company.
Reviewing your objectives, targeting the right audience and choosing the right advertising platforms from day one are core components of what a Ames PPC management company does. 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.
Agencies will develop targeted ad copy with compelling offers that lead to relevant landing pages.
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. A dedicated landing page that is continuously reviewed and optimized is the best solution for this. 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.