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.
To save money. If not properly configured your PPC campaign can burn through all of your budget with no return on investment. While there are differences in every PPC campaign, certain aspects do remain common for success.
The first step in a successful campaign is learning what keywords your target audience is using. In order for a campaign to work, you must select keywords that align with the intent of the search terms being used. There are specialized research tools that PPC agencies use to help find and use the most relevant keywords.
After keyword research you need to zero in on what demographic and geographic targets you wish to reach. Understanding your business objectives helps pay per click agencies select the best ad platforms and match ads with your target audience.
PPC is a real time auction. You are bidding against your Greenwood competition for prime on-screen real-estate. Understanding what the competition is doing and how best to position yourself against them is an important service provided by a PPC management company.
Detailed knowledge of advertising platforms are essential for a Greenwood PPC management company to help you target the right audience for your objectives. While planning the best approach for your campaign, a PPC firm will help you explore keyword selection, demographic and geographical targeting.
They can also help write compelling ads that are more likely to be clicked on, as well as develop effective landing pages that encourage any visitors to convert into leads or customers.
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. A call to action coupled with clear information on the service or product that the lead was looking for when the clicked on the ad is crucial. Dedicated landing pages that are reviewed, updated and optimized are the best way to accomplish 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.