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.
PPC marketing campaigns that are correctly targeted and optimized can quickly generate relevant traffic for your website.
If not correctly set up, a PPC campaign can quickly devour time and money and show little or no return for your efforts. While there are differences in every PPC campaign, certain aspects do remain common for success.
Every campaign has the same first step, and that is understanding the keywords being used by your target audience in the search efforts. Selecting the most common keywords and matching the intent of the searcher with the objective of the campaign is crucial. Using specialized software is one of the secret weapons in any PPC expert's arsenal.
It is generally best to target a specific geographical location or particular demographic with your PPC campaign. 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.
PPC is effectively an auction – who is prepared to pay the highest price to have their ad shown? Other Kansas City companies are competing against you for that valuable ad space. Knowing what your competition is doing is one of the elements provided by a PPC management company. It helps you understand how to position yourself and define what strategies to deploy.
Detailed knowledge of advertising platforms are essential for a Kansas City PPC management company to help you target the right audience for your objectives. 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.
Once your ad has attracted a click, it is important that the traffic is sent to a page that is optimized for conversion. The page must clearly contain the information, product or service that the searcher was looking for when they clicked on the ad together with a call to action to convert them. 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.