How To Better Manage Your PPC Campaign
Numerous small businesses run pay-per-click, or PPC campaigns, to increase their business or to boost their ROI (Return On Investment). If it is done correctly, you are able to boost your company’s business significantly. On the other side, if it is run incorrectly, you will be left frustrated and with less returns as well.
1. Settle on certain objectives
It is important to first determine what your objectives are. Are you using the campaign to find new leads, promote your services or products, or collect new site registrations? It is essential to clarify what your main objectives are, so that your entire team understands where you are heading.
2. Use the correct keywords
Never overlook the use of the correct keywords. You have to know what keywords and keyword phrases are being used by customers to search and find your products and services online. Thorough keyword research will allow your business to increase its rankings in the search engines, and increase its visibility too. You can use various online tools to assist you in your keyword research.
3. Do not dread negative keywords
To make use of negative keywords are not that bad. It can often be beneficial to you, because they can prevent you from spending money on traffic that has no use to you. Remember that negative keywords are the ones that you usually want to avoid using with the result pages from search engines that promote your ads.
4. Make use of Google AdWords
By using Google AdWords and having the right plan in place, you are able to increase your chances of a higher ROI and much better conversions. You will have the chance to improve your target audience goals and manage your campaigns better as well.
5. Always deliver exactly what you promised
It is going to be a problem if you cannot deliver what you promised. You always have to deliver any items and/or rewards that you promised with any advertisement. Create specific landing sites that can handle this for you.
6. It is important to match up
Always match up your advertising headlines with the search terms. This is essential for the success of any PPC campaign. If you fail to do this, you will often end up paying more for advertisements, because Google will place no real importance on them. People usually click on headlines that include the keywords and phrases that they are looking for.
7. Optimization is crucial
If you neglect optimization, then you hurt your chances of reaching your objectives with your PPC campaign. Optimize your bidding strategies for your PPC campaign around each keyword’s performance. This means that you are looking for the maximum amount of leads and sales, but at the lowest cost.
8. Measure the results
Measuring the outcome of any campaign is vital. Without doing this, you will never truly know how your PPC campaign is doing. It will also indicate where you need to make necessary improvements to increase your success rate.
Use these tips to increase the overall success of each of your company’s PPC campaigns. If you fail to use these tips, you will not be pleased with the ROI of your campaign in the end, which will mean that you have wasted valuable time and money.
Solomon Thimothy is the Co-founder of Clickx, a Chicago-based white label digital marketing platform. He has been in the agency space for over a decade and has helped 100s of entrepreneurs build 7 and 8 figure agencies. He helps agency owners on a 1:1 basis to scale sales and fulfillment. Follow him on twitter @sthimothy