If it is your intention to get your business and website up and running successfully as fast as you can, one of the best ways to advertise is by pay per click. You will find that this is the quickest way forward in drawing targeted traffic to what you have on offer. However, there is a right way to be involved with pay per click advertising and if not carried out properly you stand to lose quite a bit of money. This article is going to explain how pay per click works and hopefully it will help you to decide whether or not it is for you.
Pay per click advertising is quite easy. Google or Yahoo search engines will let you buy advertising on a pay per bid basis. You are given a choice of how much you are willing to pay for a specific keyword and the more this amount is, the higher your advertisement will appear on the pages of the search engine.
Your particular ad will be displayed at the right hand side of the search results page. For example, if you place a bid of 15 cents in order for your ad to appear, every time someone clicks on it, you pay 15 cents because the viewer is directed to your webpage. If everything looks interesting on your webpage then hopefully sales will be generated from the people who are viewing it. Now, don’t you feel that this is a fair deal?
Unfortunately, there would have to be a downside and in this particular instance that downside is that pay per click advertisements can end up costing you a packet if no leads are generated from them. If, for example you have a specific keyword for 15 cents per click with a hundred people clicking on your advertisement this would mean you have to pay $15.00. If you do well and achieve 50 sales from these clicks then it is clear that your campaign is turning out to be a good investment.
However if from the hundred clicks you make only a few if any sales you have ended up spending $15.00 for very little or maybe even absolutely nothing. The more clicks you receive on your ad the more money you will owe so there has to be some sales being achieved from these clicks to make it a profitable proposition for you.
A really good thing about pay per click advertising is the speed at which you can see the results. It’s true, you can have your ad on the first page of the search engine results and be generating traffic and potential sales to your webpage in a matter of minutes after the initial set up and posting of your ad. The best way to do this is to find keywords with a low bid price which are likely to generate a sizable number of clicks. You will need to test, track and practice your pay per click campaign to ensure you are getting the very best results possible.
Tutorials containing detailed instructions are provided by many of the large pay per click advertising companies such as Google and Yahoo and this will help you to get the most from your campaign. They also have forums for users to be able to ask and answer questions and taking part on these forums can save you loads of time and money in the long run. It’s vital for you to learn how to use pay per click advertising and it should be mentioned that it’s best not to hurry, take the time to learn about what you are going into and your results are going to be much better.
So, if it’s a fast and inexpensive way to generate traffic to your website that you are looking for you may want to think about pay per click advertising. You need to be making more money than you are spending so be careful, keep an eye on your conversion rates and be prepared to make any necessary changes to your campaign as you go along.