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. 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.
Optimized PPC campaigns that target the correct audience are the quickest way to drive more traffic and increase your customer base.
If not correctly set up, a PPC campaign can quickly devour time and money and show little or no return for your efforts. Each PPC campaign is different, but the elements required for success are common to all.
Every campaign has the same first step, and that is understanding the keywords being used by your target audience in the search efforts. Matching the intent of the searcher with the most common keywords being used is crucial for a campaign to work. There are specialized research tools that PPC agencies use to help find and use the most relevant keywords.
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 Portland 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 Portland 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.
Agencies will develop targeted ad copy with compelling offers that lead to relevant landing pages.
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. 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. A dedicated landing page that is continuously reviewed and optimized is the best solution for 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.