PPC is paid advertising on the internet. Your ad is show on websites (e.g. CNN, Fox News etc.) and also appears on search engine results pages such as Google and Bing. You are only charged if someone clicks on your ad. 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).
A correctly optimized and targeted PPC marketing campaign is the fastest way to drive the correct traffic to 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. 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. In order for a campaign to work, you must select keywords that align with the intent of the search terms being used. Finding the most relevant keywords is accomplished through specialized tools that PPC agencies have access to.
Demographic or geographic targeting is often part of successful PPC campaigns. 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 Fishers companies are competing against you for that valuable ad space. Competitor research is an important part of what a PPC agency does. This allows you to adjustments in your strategy and deploy efficient campaigns.
Knowing the ins-and-outs of each ad platform is one of the benefits you receive by partnering with a Fishers PPC agency. Geographical targeting, keyword selection and demographic targeting are all areas that a PPC firm will advise you on while developing 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.
Once your ad has attracted a click, it is important that the traffic is sent to a page that is optimized for conversion. 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. Dedicated landing pages that are reviewed, updated and optimized are the best way to accomplish this. 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.