One tool that is causing internet marketing popularity is PPC advertising. PPC stands for Pay Per Click – a popular advertising technique on the Internet. Found on websites, advertising networks, and especially on search engines, PPC advertising involves sponsored links that are typically in the form of text ads.
In essence, PPC advertising is all about bidding for the top or leading position on search engine results and listings. Advertisers do this by buying or bidding on keyword phrases that are relevant to their products or services – the higher the bid, the higher the spot on the search results, the more the people will find the ad (and click on it) to go to their websites. Advertisers would then pay the bidding price every time a visitor clicks through the website.
PPC advertising is also known under the following names/variations:
• Pay per placement
• Pay per performance
• Pay per ranking
• Pay per position
• Cost per click (CPC)
Here are the benefits of PPC advertising are:
1. With PPC advertising you need not be a genius in computer and technology to be able to run this ad campaign.
2. PPC Advertising make immediate results are seen after a few days.
3. No need to make a website conform to the SEO rules.
4. Nothing to lose even if you do not top the pages of different search engines. You can still always choose PPC advertising.
5. You can make use any PPC advertising search engine available.
6. With PPC Advertising you can type in any keyword you like.
How exactly PPC advertising can increase traffic, leads and sales?
Pre-qualified traffic. PPC advertising leads your customers to you for a lesser cost.
Instant exposure, immediate profits. PPC advertising search engines enable you to get your desired results fast.
Consistent top listings. This is to get your website on top of the sponsored search results for free.
PPC advertising enables advertisers to control their advertising campaigns. Advertisers have effectively targeted their audience and set their own price per click. PPC advertising networks provide the platform to identify the desired audience by geographic setting, topic and industry.
Tools are provided by the networks to check how the pay per click limit is working for a certain advertiser. Of course, if the advertiser made the highest bid, the better chances the ad will be seen in the search engine. These networks too provide protection for the advertisers against click fraud. This advertising set-up allows advertisers to set a daily budget for his ads, thus, less spending for unnecessary clicks. Advertiser will never go over his budget.
In PPC advertising, what are important are the keywords and phrases. Then, write the ad creatively but straightforward. Good thing if your product or service will not disappoint those that are relying on your ad’s promise – but what if it did otherwise?
More and more advertisers have been using PPC advertising and it will continue to grow faster than any online advertising techniques. From revenues of $2.6 billion in 2004 to $5.5 billion in 2009, cost per click will dramatically go up as well from $0.29 to $0.36.
PPC advertising is new in online marketing and it is going to continue in the years to come. For advertisers, this means increase revenues with fewer advertising expenses, savings, more sales, good return of investment (ROI) and effective ad campaigns in the days to come.