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. 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.
Optimized PPC campaigns that target the correct audience are the quickest way to drive more traffic and increase your customer base.
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. Each PPC campaign is different, but the elements required for success are common to all.
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.
Demographic or geographic targeting is often part of successful PPC campaigns. 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 Cambridge companies are competing against you for that valuable ad space. A key service provided by PPC management companies is helping you understand what your competition is doing and how to position yourself against them.
A Cambridge PPC management company with deep knowledge of the advertising platform is perfectly positioned to review your objectives and help you target the right audience from day one of your PPC campaign. 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.
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.
Enticing someone to click on your ad is only part of the puzzle, they must be directed to a page that is optimized for conversions. 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. Stand alone landing pages must be constantly updated, optimized and reviewed. As a general rule, each campaign must contain its on dedicated landing page. Most homepages are not optimized for a PPC campaign.