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Pay Per Click Advertising – People often get terrified when they hear the term pay per click (PPC) if they are not familiar with online advertising. It then gets worse when you tell them, PPC advertising can increase your Return on Investment (ROI). As a matter of fact, PPC is quite a simple thing to understand if one consults with a PPC expert to understand the full details. Before one goes to consult an expert, I hope this article gives as insight in to the advantages of Pay per click advertising.
Pay Per Click Advertising, commonly abbreviated to PPC, is an online advertising method where your advertisement in text format is placed on the results page within a search engines. The Ad usually appears to the side and on top of the organic search results. You only pay for the advertising campaign if people click on your advertisement. Hence, the term Pay per click. Now, let’s proceed to the main advantages of this advertising method:
Immediate Results – It is no doubt a faster solution to deliver immediate results in terms of generating visitors to a website when compared to SEO (Search engine optimization). This is due to the full benefits of an SEO campaign taking weeks or months to become apparent. With PPC, your Ad will be visible on the search result page once your PPC campaign with either Google, Yahoo or MSN goes live. Within your campaign you define the amount you are willing to pay per click. This allows you to outbid other competitors so potentially your Ad will be displayed in the first PPC position.
Cost Control – You control your budget spent on each campaign. This is one way to ensure that your marketing plan for different sections of your products or services offered achieves the most targeted result. For instance, you may only want to spend £30 daily for product A and £100 daily for product B.
Geographically Targeted – A key benefit of using PPC advertising is that you can target your audience geographically. You do not need to have a physical store in UK in order to target potential clients from UK. All you need to do in the PPC campaign settings is select UK as the targeted country. As a result, it will help you target highly qualified visitors to your website.
Seasonal Marketing Approach – If you sell a product or service that is dependent on the season, such as only being needed during the festive season, then PPC campaign can help you create a tactical campaign during the required time period. You can actually define Ad scheduling where you choose to run your campaign only on the exact days and in fact the hours you want. If you have certain promotion on a specific day, PPC is definitely your solution to reach the online crowd.