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Discover Proven Money-Making Results for PPC Text Ads…Guaranteed

I’ve started powering through David Szetela and Joe Kerschbaum’s new PPC book called Pay-Per-Click Search Engine Marketing: An Hour a Day and I really like this PDF they made available online to their readers. Although it’s about classified ads, you can pull direct correlations to apply to your PPC text ads when advertising on search engines. Really, search engine results pages (SERPs) are just like classified ads except the page is digital instead of paper.

Double Your Paid Search Clicks Without Raising Your Budget

The keyword phrases to use for your PPC account aren’t always obvious. A key to great ROI and customer loyalty is to have customers think that you’re the only viable solution to their problem at a given time. Therefore, the challenge in keyword research is not coming up with keywords. That’s the easy part. You just scan the website and use the product names and there you go…a keyword list.

The challenge is in exploiting markets that become successful that competitors may not have thought of. That’s why it’s important to always be practicing keyword discovery and exploring phrases that might work well by always testing.

PPC Testing Made Easier with AdWords Campaign Experiments

If you take your PPC campaigns seriously (why wouldn’t you?), you’re always testing. Always. It’s the only way to accomplish long-term growth and gain insights that will translate into all of your other marketing channels. One problem that has been inherent since the beginning of PPC is the inability to do true A/B split-testing with variables like keywords, bids, ad text, ad groups, match types, dynamic keyword insertion, etc.

Funneling PPC Money Into the Right Keyword Markets

There’s a big temptation that PPC managers need to stay away from, especially when first building an account. The temptation is assumption. (And yes, we all know what happens when….) If you assume, you can waste a lot of time building out a campaign that you will just have to spend MORE time fixing later.

Maximize Your PPC Budget with Granular Ad Groups

One of the most important things you can do to get all that you can out of your PPC campaigns is to practice granular ad group organization. This does not mean you leave out 1-2 word phrases because we know they carry a lot of needed volume and conversions. So, what do we do with them? Put them in their own campaigns where you can better control them. Then, pull 3-word phrases that perform well enough to have their own ad groups and create them as you optimize your account.

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