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Understanding PPC Marketing And Branding

24/09/2009 15:39

The many advances in the Pay per click advertising industry over the past decade made it now possible to run a PPC branding campaign. Branding campaigns are really just a long-term method for a company to influence customers and PPC now allows companies to do branding as a highly focused and quantifiable effort.

Google Adwords is just one of several PPC advertising options available on the web, and all types of businesses can design an effective branding campaign by using PPC advertising for various promotions and offers. Boris Mordkovich, author of the "Pay-Per-Click Search Engine Marketing Handbook" offers business owners and entrepreneurs several tips for managing their branding campaign with PPC advertising.

He encourages all PPC advertisers to monitor their branding campaign regularly and tweak the strategy as they go; varying the ads only slightly can have a significant impact on results, and this is a strategy that many successful PPC and Google Adwords advertisers use regularly in order to optimize their efforts. Some of the best ways to tap into this opportunity for your branding campaign involve:

1. Set up your pay per click advertising model as a separate part of your ad campaign. While the ultimate goal involves branding and generating a direct response from customers, pay per click marketing is very different from conventional campaigns. Make sure you are separating it from other marketing initiatives so you can manage the metrics and get the most accurate information directly from statistics.

2. USP is not as effective in PPC. The approach in pay per click marketing involves researching for the keywords and keyphrases your customers use to search for the products and services in your industry. No one would click your ads if your USP statement was very far from the words your customers use.

3. Switch strategies often. One of the best features of pay-per-click marketing is that you can instantly get marketing data out of your campaign. Use the data you gather to fine-tune your campaign and gain better results from your ads. Even a slight change in the wording of your ad could spell the difference between success and failure.

4. Create a relevant landing page for your ad. Customers are more than likely to stay on your web site if you immediately present them the information they came to see. Don't just link your ads to your homepage. Look to develop a separate landing page filled with information relevant with your ad's topic.

5. Be creative with headlines and ad copy. Don't be afraid to hire a copywriter to write your ads; the impact of just a few lines of text can be significant when you are selling in a highly competitive market, so take the time to develop some quality ads and monitor your results regularly to make changes when necessary.


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