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.
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. Despite differences across PPC campaigns, they all share a common set of elements; the building blocks 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. Finding the most relevant keywords is accomplished through specialized tools that PPC agencies have access to.
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 Duluth for ad space. PPC is a real time auction. Whoever is paying the highest price will have their ad shown. Competitor research is an important part of what a PPC agency does. This allows you to adjustments in your strategy and deploy efficient campaigns.
A Duluth 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. 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.
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.