Internet marketing campaigns range in size from one business to another, and can be a significant source of revenue for your website. Currently, the major focus for internet marketing is on social media. However, an aspect of online marketing that is severely overlooked by several companies is pay per click. Pay Per Click (PPC) marketing is one of the most efficient forms of generating site traffic, and could directly and immediately impact your bottom line net.
What is PPC?
The concept of pay per click marketing is pretty simple; search engines (Google, Bing, etc) provide top-level links based on auctions for specific keywords. In other words, you specify keywords, and bid on the price of a click for those particular keywords. The more you bid on a click for a keyword the better chance you have at having a higher-ranked link. The bigger your budget for clicks, the more opportunities you will have to drive traffic to your site. Payment for your bid is made when internet browsers actually visit your site. It is, in general, one of the best forms of generating targeted traffic for your site.
What are the benefits of PPC?
There are countless benefits when it comes to pay per click marketing. PPC provides some of the most targeted traffic that websites receive. To that extent, the traffic that you will be entertaining (and converting) is your niche audience and will have a higher average for return of investment. PPC campaigns also have an immediate effect in comparison to traditional marketing methods. It may take a few weeks for you to receive print material whereas you can start a PPC campaign within 24 hours. Finally, PPC campaigns are outstanding for companies on a budget (most of us). PPC can be customized to a large budget or a small budget, but either way will bring a significant ratio of ROI to your business. No matter where you stand financially, your company can always benefit from PPC marketing. And, if you have a great website that converts the traffic into dollars, your ROI (return of investment) will be significant.
How do I form my PPC strategy?
Pay per click marketing should be thought of in the exact same way as any traditional form of marketing. Diversify how you market, experiment with various campaigns, and analyze your results. First and foremost, develop as many relevant and targeted campaigns as possible. Narrow those down into the top 5 campaigns that will turn a profit for your company. Then, experiment with each campaign for specified periods of time. Finally, analyze the data you get from your Google Analytics and utilize the most efficient. However, if you are still hesitant with starting your own PPC campaign, I suggest you contact IMPACT and start driving that traffic to your site today!