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).
A correctly optimized and targeted PPC marketing campaign is the fastest way to drive the correct traffic to 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. Matching the intent of the searcher with the most common keywords being used is crucial for a campaign to work. Finding the most relevant keywords is accomplished through specialized tools that PPC agencies have access to.
Your PPC campaign may target a particular demographic or geographic section of the population. Understanding your business objectives helps pay per click agencies select the best ad platforms and match ads with your target audience.
PPC is effectively an auction – who is prepared to pay the highest price to have their ad shown? Other Redmond 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.
Detailed knowledge of advertising platforms are essential for a Redmond PPC management company to help you target the right audience for your objectives. While planning the best approach for your campaign, a PPC firm will help you explore keyword selection, demographic and geographical targeting.
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. In order to convert a lead, you must have a clear call to action that directly correlates to the ad that was clicked on. 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.