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.
A correctly optimized and targeted PPC marketing campaign is the fastest way to drive the correct traffic to your website.
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. Despite differences across PPC campaigns, they all share a common set of elements; the building blocks for success
Keyword planning is an essential first step to building a winning campaign. 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.
After keyword research you need to zero in on what demographic and geographic targets you wish to reach. 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.
You are bidding against your competition in Springfield for ad space. PPC is a real time auction. Whoever is paying the highest price will have their ad shown. 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.
Knowing the ins-and-outs of each ad platform is one of the benefits you receive by partnering with a Springfield PPC agency. Whether it is keyword selection or demographic and geographical targeting the PPC firm will be able to advise you on the best approach for your campaign.
Writing compelling ads that are more likely to be clicked on, and highly targeted landing pages that help convert leads or customers are other ways in which agencies help.
Your page must be optimized for conversion once your ad has been clicked. 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. 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.