Creating an AdWords Strategy for Beginners

A Google AdWords strategy begins with defining a few simple goals. Knowing these goals will help with the expectations and results of a campaign.

A Google AdWords strategy begins with defining a few simple goals. Knowing these goals will help with the expectations and results of a campaign.

Possible goals include:

  1. Using the monthly promotional budget efficiently.
  2. Growing the product — whether the campaign targets the entire site or part of it.
  3. Using the best keywords that represent that target.
  4. Limiting the cost of those keywords, determined by the AdWords Keyword Tool.
  5. Delivering a nearly exact total for the resulting traffic, which is the monthly budget divided by the average cost per click.
  6. A meaningful return on investment, i.e., profit, increases in audience, etc.

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AdWords Campaign Delivers Efficient PPC

Google-adwordsA Google AdWords marketing campaign can be an inexpensive, efficient and highly educational way of driving targeted pay-per-click traffic to a Web site.

It can be inexpensive because there is no minimum monthly charge.

It is efficient because the advertiser pays only for the click and not the impressions.

It is educational because it will teach the active user a great deal about how people use the Internet to search. It focuses their efforts on relevancy. Continue reading “AdWords Campaign Delivers Efficient PPC”

AdWords Cost Based on Simple ROI Calculation

Google AdWords is a worthwhile cost if it provides a good return on investment. Otherwise, why waste the money?

The most important measures of an ROI for AdWords are revenue and profit. The revenue measure is misleading. The profit measure matters much more.

The revenue may be in the form of advertising impressions if the ads are sold on a cost per thousand basis, cost per click if a network such as AdSense is used, conversions with an affiliate marketing program, e-commerce transaction, etc. Continue reading “AdWords Cost Based on Simple ROI Calculation”

Best Types of Online Advertising Are Efficiency Machines

Targeted AdvertisingThe best types of online advertising can be measured in terms of their response rates and return on investment.

Do they generate clicks, sales, signups, social follows, return visits or other measures of success? Does the result more than pay for the cost in labor and cash?

Some types are more effective than others, but their effectiveness also depends on other factors such as the quality of the ad, the audience target, using the right distribution channel or the product or service, etc. Continue reading “Best Types of Online Advertising Are Efficiency Machines”

Use Google AdWords Extensions to Maximize Click Rates

Google AdWords continues to evolve as a marketing tool and become more efficient at targeting audiences and delivering results.

The AdWords extension feature is a prime example of that evolution.

The feature gives online marketers an option of adding more links to an ad. By presenting multiple links within a single ad, and assuming the extra links are wisely chosen, the ad click rate may double or even triple.

Extensions don’t show up every time an ad appears. They mainly show when the ad appears in the top three positions on Google.

They can appear on the right side of search results, but they do so less often. What kind of extension is used also impacts where it appears. Continue reading “Use Google AdWords Extensions to Maximize Click Rates”

Use Pay Per Click Campaigns to Target High-Value Content

Pay per click campaigns are great for delivering valuable results if used carefully and terrible if used randomly.

Beginners often spend money on PPC campaigns without fully understanding how to use them.

Veterans learn from their mistakes and pay close attention to their return on investment.

The key to getting a great ROI is using the campaigns for targeting high-value content. Continue reading “Use Pay Per Click Campaigns to Target High-Value Content”

Online Advertising Companies: How They Work, Why They Matter

keyboardOnline advertising companies specialize in promoting businesses by buying and placing ads for them on Web sites.

The goal is delivering for the client a return on investment based on certain business needs, such:

  • Revenue
  • Transactions
  • Subscriptions
  • Audience
  • Leads
  • Branding

The challenge is finding a company that delivers the best results. No medium in history is more measurable than the Internet. But the skill and experience levels of advertising companies vary greatly.

There are two types of advertising companies, and there are two paths for a business to work with them.

Whether or not the business works with an actual human being to place the ads will determine which type of company is used. Continue reading “Online Advertising Companies: How They Work, Why They Matter”