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. 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).
PPC marketing campaigns that are correctly targeted and optimized can quickly generate relevant traffic for your website.
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.
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. Using specialized software is one of the secret weapons in any PPC expert's arsenal.
Your PPC campaign may target a particular demographic or geographic section of the population. Exploring targeting options within each ad platform is discussed as a pay-per-click agency takes time to understand your business objectives.
PPC is a real time auction. You are bidding against your Plymouth competition for prime on-screen real-estate. A key service provided by PPC management companies is helping you understand what your competition is doing and how to position yourself against them.
Knowing the ins-and-outs of each ad platform is one of the benefits you receive by partnering with a Plymouth 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.
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.
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.