What Do You Want To Pay Today? Pay Per Click Overview

By: Scott Lindsay

In the sphere of advanced Pay Per Click (PPC) strategies it is possible to compartmentalize your tactics to enhance overall performance while minimizing costs.

What that means is you can decide how you want to use Pay Per Click and when you want to use it.

Pay per Click is a feature of two companies, Overture and Google Adwords. These firms allow you to bid on targeted advertising. The more money you are willing to spend in PPC advertising the more often your advertisement will come up on higher ranking websites. The price you bid is the price you pay for every visitor to your website that was directed through Pay Per Click.

You could pay for the management of your PPC advertising, but with a little research you should be able to manage your own account without too many difficulties.

When you sign up as a client for PPC you fill out information about what keywords or phrases you are seeking to target. You also devise a brief advertisement generally consisting of text only (this text can be altered at any time). You also include the web address you need the PPC link to send customers to.

Strategies for experienced users of Pay Per Click allow you to place your bid based on the Return on Investment (ROI) performance. This allows for ad price adjustments based on the purchasing performance of your visitors.

Some PPC clients will maximize certain time frames and turn off advertising during other parts of the day. By doing a little research and conducting some initial micromanaging many PPC customers are finding they are better able to increase their ROI.

If you are concerned that there may be more potential clients that will use PPC it is possible to place a cap on the maximum clicks you are willing to pay for in a day. When that click count is reached the ad is removed from circulation.

If the idea of PPC is new to you it is possible you may wonder where these ads are placed.

Your PPC ads will show up on potentially hundreds and even thousands of websites that provide information or services on the keyword or phrases you've chosen. These sites have elected to place these ads in exchange for a commission on any PPC that originates from their site. This commission is managed by the PPC company you are dealing with and is not an added expense to you.

For many web owners this is a win-win situation. They are confident your product has a tie to what they offer and when someone clicks on your link the web owner gains some residual income. In some cases that income more than pays for the costs associated with operating their website.

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