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).
PPC marketing campaigns that are correctly targeted and optimized can quickly generate relevant traffic for 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. Each PPC campaign is different, but the elements required for success are common to all.
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.
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 effectively an auction – who is prepared to pay the highest price to have their ad shown? Other Caldwell 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.
Knowing the ins-and-outs of each ad platform is one of the benefits you receive by partnering with a Caldwell PPC agency. 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.
Your page must be optimized for conversion once your ad has been clicked. In order to convert a lead, you must have a clear call to action that directly correlates to the ad that was clicked on. A dedicated landing page that is continuously reviewed and optimized is the best solution for this. 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.