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.
A correctly optimized and targeted PPC marketing campaign is the fastest way to drive the correct traffic to your website.
PPC campaigns can cost a lot of time and money. If not setup correctly you can end up with zero results and no budget left for ads. Each PPC campaign is different, but the elements required for success are common to all.
Understanding the keywords that your target audience is using when they search is the first step in any successful campaign. 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. 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 St. Paul 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 St. Paul 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.
Agencies will develop targeted ad copy with compelling offers that lead to relevant landing pages.
Once your ad has attracted a click, it is important that the traffic is sent to a page that is optimized for conversion. 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. 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.