Basics of Ad campaign on search engine results page
Published on Nov 9, 2018
PPC which is pay-per-click is a business model whereby a company that has placed an
on a website pays a sum of money to the host website when a user clicks on to the
For example, you have a website and a company advertisement is placed on one of your website
page, every time someone clicks on the advertisement, the user is taken to that company
page and the company will pay you for every click on their advertisement irrespective of
purchase is made or not by the visitor.
Search engine advertising is one of the most popular forms of PPC. It allows advertisers to
bid for ad
placement in a search engine's sponsored links when someone searches on a keyword that
to their business offering.
Another popular PPC model is Googleâ€™s Ads. The Ads platform enables businesses to create
appear on Googleâ€™s search engine and other Google properties. Every time a search is
Google digs into the pool of Ads and chooses one to appear in the valuable ad space on its
results page. The â€œwinner Adâ€� is chosen based on a combination of factors, including the
relevance of their keywords and ad campaigns.
Google is the most popular search engine and it makes good business sense to buy ad space on
search engine results page. Google gets massive amounts of traffic and therefore delivers
impressions and clicks to your ads. How often your PPC ads appear depends on which keywords
match types you select.
While many factors influence the ranking of the Ad, some things that you can focus on when
designing the PPC campaign on Google:
Keyword Relevance - Crafting relevant PPC keyword lists, tight keyword groups,
Text Ads. Text ads will get visitors to your website depending on how powerful your
is and how relevant it is to what they want. Basically an Ad Group is the container for
keywords in your search marketing campaigns. Those Ad Groups then house Keywords, Text
ads, landing pages.
Landing Page Quality - Creating optimized landing pages with persuasive, relevant
and a clear call-to-action points that donâ€™t hinder or annoy the visitor, tailored to
Quality Score - Quality Score is Google's rating of the quality and relevance
keywords, landing pages, and PPC campaigns. Advertisers with better Quality Scores get
more ad clicks.
PPC campaign is a continuous process. Managing the campaign is equally important. Regular
can be done using the reports that can be generated using Google analytics. A plethora of
are available in the Google analytics report that can help you to view the data from various
perspectives for each of the element of your campaign.
Based on your analysis, you can add more relevant words to expand the reach of your campaign.
Some keywords or phrases may be under performing and this will be costing your campaign
hence you can remove these expensive words, add new relevant words and modify the campaign
fulfil its desired objective.
You may also redesign or modify your webpage or some elements of it and determine how the
elements like call-to-action sections are performing. The overall efficacy of the landing
page can be
judged and improvements can be made to increase conversion rates.
Top-performing PPC advertisers are always testing and tweaking their ads to find the most
compelling messaging for each keyword group and landing pages to maximize clicks and Quality
Score and ultimately lower the cost per click, which equates to higher ROI.