Warning: This is a very complicated and math heavy post. It is best read slowly in small doses to ensure you can fully digest it all. I will also point […]
Most of the PPC accounts I look at do not take advantage of all of the different options that AdWords offers to organize your account for maximum success. Most of them simply organize their campaigns based upon keywords. They’ll separate keywords into separate campaigns just because they’re different keywords. Or, they’ll keep all different kinds of keywords for all different kinds of products with all different kinds of marketing goals in the same campaign. But, AdWords has given us the flexibility to have much more control over how we are spending our money so that every dollar can be maximized.
Once again, we’ve eliminated more wasted clicks from the mix. Therefore, we should see our conversion rate and cost per conversion metrics in these ad groups improve as we continue to focus on getting only the most relevant visitors to our website and more intelligently spending our precious PPC budget.
If you have a PPC account, as you read this you are paying for wasted clicks. Visitors that aren’t really interested in what you offer are coming to your website and you’re paying for them. Isn’t that frustrating to know? The bad news is that the nature of PPC won’t enable you to ever totally eliminate this from happening.
Have you ever gone into your PPC account, found a keyword that isn’t showing conversion numbers that are up to par and then make the decision to delete it? If so, you may have cost yourself some business because of what is called “conversion attribution.”
If it is an appropriate time of the day for your ads to show, you never want them to be shut off because your account has hit its budget. If this is happening, you are not spending your money as wisely as you could be.
PPC visitors pretty much tell you where they’re at in the shopping funnel by what they type into the search box. If they type in a general phrase like “refrigerators,” they most likely don’t know what brand, size, or color they are looking for. They are looking for answers to these questions. Therefore, your ad and landing page should be like the Lowe’s guy and have all the information they need.