5 Ways To Improve Your PPC Marketing Campaign on Google

Solomon Thimothy - September 27, 2010

search engine marketingRunning a Pay-Per-Click (PPC) marketing campaign on Google is one way to increase your visibility online. Having your website show up at the top of search engines means that your company will be seen by your target audience before your competitors.

Having your ads show up at the top of Google requires more than just money to bid on keywords. Google assigns each ad a Quality Score based on the keywords you are targeting. Google says it looks at a variety of factors to measure how relevant your keyword is to your ad text and to a user’s search query. A high Quality Score means your keyword will trigger ads in a higher position and at a lower cost-per-click (CPC).

Here are 5 strategies to improving your Quality Score and your PPC campaign on Google.

    1. Get rid of ads with a low Click Through Rate (CTR) – Your CTR is an important part of calculating your Quality Score. Ads with low CTRs lower your Quality Score, which means it costs you more to run the same ad. Also, Google assigns Quality Scores to ad groups, so a low CTR can also affect future ads. Be sure to constantly test slightly different wording and pick ads with the best CTR to bring in more customers and lower your CPC.
  • Remove keywords that aren’t helping – Bidding on highly keywords that are relevant, but very general, may hurt your keyword performance. Large companies may be able to outbid you on the more general keywords, so try to focus your keywords to be as specific as possible.
  • Add content to your website and landing page – When creating a website or landing page for your PPC campaign, use extremely unique content and constantly update the information. One way to do this is to create a blog for your website that is updated regularly. It not only shows you at being an expert in your specific field, but it also creates new content that will help improve your Quality Score.
  • Include information about your company – Having a clear “About Us” page on your website and a privacy policy for anyone who gives your company their information helps improve your Quality Score. Transparency is a key factor in calculating a company’s keyword Quality Score.
  • Have fast-loading pages – A slow-loading landing page equals a bad user experience to Google. Things like large images, animation, and flash graphics can all slow down your page load time. Also, if your website goes down and Google sees that, then that will hurt your Quality Score as well.

Running a successful pay-per-click campaign on Google means paying attention to your Quality Score and improving it wherever it is possible.

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