Pay per click management is an advertising method used on the internet where an advertiser pays for their ad only when someone clicks on it. Companies use this method to advertise to their target market group and generate sales or conversions through their website.
Basically, the advertiser pays for their ad to pop up when someone enters certain keywords into a search engine. The paid search results are displayed as the top three ads above the organic search results, as well as the ads down the left side of the page in most search engines. This allows businesses to pay for a better position on a search engine results page, even though they might not have a very high position in the organic or natural search engine results when certain keywords are input.The essence of pay-per-click management is to achieve more conversions for the lowest price. There are two primary models for determining the cost per click: bid-based and a flat-rate. In both cases the advertiser must consider the potential value of a click from a given source.
In bid-based pay-per-click marketing, the position of the ad is determined by the amount of money and advertiser bids compared to the bids of the competitors who are bidding on the same keywords. The quality of the advertisers website as well as well as the quality of the ad are also determining factors and could mean the difference between having the first position or the third position after placing the highest bid. In the end the advertiser tells the host how much they are willing to pay for an ad spot for certain keywords. Then advertisers pay for each click they receive based on the rate the keyword went for. These rates are the basic rates however, advertisers can pay a higher amount for more visibility.
Flat rate PPC marketing consists of the publisher and the advertiser agreeing on a fixed amount in advance. The advertisers pay the same fixed fee every time their ad is clicked on. Flat rate PPC is usually found on content sites. Some publishers like to use flat rate PPC over bid based PPC to avoid the constant adjusting of pricing in very little amounts by advertisers who are trying to win a bid and pay slightly less per click.
PPC management is a more results-oriented and interactive way of advertising instead of just placing a banner advertisement on a website. One of the benefits of PPC is being able to track the visitor’s behavior. Being able to obtain this type of information about your visitors means you will know what tools you need to make your site perform better. Also, is very important to consider the structure of your site when you are planning a PPC campaign. Since you are paying for your visitors to arrive you should make sure the landing pages are search engine friendly and easy to navigate. To reduce your cost per click make sure you use targeted advertising. These are all things to help you direct qualified traffic to your website in order to make sure your PPC campaign is operating at it’s peak performance.
Using pay-per-click management in search engines is a highly cost-effective way to attract cheap, targeted website traffic. However, there are hundreds of pay-per-click search engines you can buy traffic from. To learn more about sponsored ads, pay-per-click, the costs, and whether it is a viable option for your website, contact the folks at Big Squid Interactive for a free consultation.
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