Pay per Click & Selecting Great keywords.
As an Internet Marketing company, we are asked by our clients to manage their PPC project and also offer advice on selecting the most appropriate keywords for a Google AdWords campaign.
What is Pay per Click?
Pay per Click (PPC) is a form of online marketing by which you pay for every visitor to your website that click through the advert. Potential advantages of Pay per Click include:
(1) Pay per Click (PPC) search engine marketing allows advertisers to quickly promote their services on the respective search engine using cost per click basis.
(2) Pay per Click (PPC) ads appear at the top, right or bottom of organic search results shown by search engines. Only when someone ‘clicks’ on your advert do you incur a charge.
The following should help provide the basis for any company or individual looking to set up or expand an Ad words campaign:
Keywords are the search terms (words or phrases) which trigger your ad, and they are critical to the success of your AdWords advertising. This article explains how you can choose the most effective keywords, assess your keyword performance and how this affects the amount you pay.
A Good Keyword will consist of:
- Ideally, 2-3 words long
- Specific (keywords that are too broad or general will not reach users as effectively as keywords that are highly targeted)
- Directly related to the text in your ad
- Directly related to the page your ad links to (specified by the destination URL)
What keywords should I choose?
First, look at your website content and write down every word, word combination or phrase that describes each category of your business. This is the starting point for creating your keyword lists.
Include all brand and product names as well as plurals, synonyms and alternate spellings for each word or phrase. Capitalisation does not matter. Take out keywords that are very generic, irrelevant, or obscure. Then, group your keywords into close-knit themes and create a new ad group for each theme. Put your keywords into these new ad groups. For example, if your campaign is for digital cameras, you can group together mini digital cameras in one ad group and SLR digital cameras in another.
Try using negative keywords. Negative keywords prevent your ad from showing when a word or phrase you specify is part of a search term. If you specify the negative keyword -repair, for instance, your ad won’t show for search terms such as digital camera repair.
Pay Per Click Management Services
Direct Submit Pay Per Click Services A pay per click (ppc) campaign takes time and expertise to manage effectively. There are a number of issues to consider including Pay per Click Account Management, budget management and effective monitoring of key phrases used.
Pay per Click is one of the most flexible forms of online marketing available. As required, we can update your budget within hours, set your campaign to run at certain times of the day, and Direct Submit can add/remove key search phrases as is needed. Due to this great flexibility Pay per Click marketing is very efficient and can be a highly effective form of advertising.