Improving PPC Performance: 10 competitive monitoring tips every search marketer should know

Biznology

Yesterday, Lori Weiman of The Search Monitor presented our latest webinar with 10 tips to improve your pay per click (PPC) results. Imagine how well your PPC campaigns would perform if you had full visibility into the activity of competitors and industry leaders. Spend: Adjust cost per click (CPC) and monthly spend to get your desired market share without overspending.

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The Ultimate Guide to PPC

Hubspot

As a marketer, PPC is a skill that you should have in your toolbelt — or at least have a basic understanding of. When done right, PPC can earn you quality leads. If you can create a seamless user journey (which you’ll learn how to do later in this piece), it could mean a huge ROI for your PPC efforts. Benefits of PPC. In other words, PPC is your shortcut to getting to the top within your niche. PPC-Related Terms You Should Know. Best PPC Platforms.

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The Role of Bid Optimization Technology in Preventing PPC Performance Issues

QuanticMind

In 2019, businesses are investing more in PPC performance marketing than ever before. PPC managers can no longer afford to experiment with changes and learn from trial and error. PPC automated bidding is the key. 6 Ways Bid Optimization Technology Prevents PPC Performance Issues. One of the biggest reasons for missed goals in PPC performance marketing is low-quality data. Manual bidding is no longer a default strategy in PPC performance marketing.

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5 Simple Steps to Develop an Effective PPC Strategy

QuanticMind

Okay, you’ve just landed your dream job as an SEM professional and your boss is now asking you to deliver your “PPC strategy” — you know that brilliant, airtight strategy you put together that’s going to help your boss (and your company) not only to meet their business objectives, but also exceed them? In fact, while you may know a lot about PPC, you’ve never actually sat down and documented how you make magic happen with PPC. That would be your ideal CPC.

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SMX Advanced Day 1 – Google + Bing Keynotes, Conversion Optimization, Audience Targeting and Social + PPC

QuanticMind

Day 1 of #SMX Advanced includes keynote addresses from Google and Bing, conversion optimization best practices, audience targeting tips and social + PPC discussion. Despite its low volume, Customer Match has anecdotally shown to reach highly relevant customers and deliver stronger clickthrough rates (CTR), conversion rates (CVR) and better overall return on investment (ROI). Artificial Intelligence PPC Audiences Bing Conversion Rate Machine Learning Optimization Social Targeting

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8 Times When You Shouldn't Feel Guilty About Using PPC

Hubspot

Many marketers are moving away from using pay-per-click (PPC) advertising in lieu of more cost-effective lead generation methods, like blogging, social media marketing, and creating excellent offer content that drives net new leads and reconversions. So here are some of those instances in which a little PPC might do your business some good! PPC can be extremely helpful for you if you're in a time crunch.

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How to Improve Your Amazon Ads to Increase Sales

Single Grain

AdBadger reports that as of January 2019, Amazon’s regular cost per click (CPC) is usually about $0.97. That cost makes using Amazon Ads a better deal than the average CPC of: Bing Ads ($3.36). for CPC and $1.00 Dive Deeper: Beginner’s Guide to Amazon PPC Ad Campaigns. As per PPC advertising in general, you’re only charged for your ad when someone clicks on it. Dive Deeper: 5 SEO Tips You Need to Know to Succeed in Your PPC Campaign.

How to Get Smart About Retargeting Ads

Sharpspring

Most PPC campaigns focus on the top-of-the-funnel (awareness building) and run on Google AdWords, Bing Ads, etc. A relatively low conversion rate and high cost-per-click (CPC), ultimately resulting in an extremely high cost-per-acquisition (CPA). CPC, 1.8%

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Google AdWords' New Ad Rank Formula: What You Need to Know

Hubspot

Up until this October, and for many years, this was the formula for Google Ad Rank: Your Ad Rank was simply your max CPC bid (the most you were willing to pay per click) multiplied by your Quality Score. So, in order to improve your ad ranking, you needed to do one or both of the following: Raise your keyword bids -- Advertisers who are willing to pay more on a CPC basis have an advantage, but it comes at the expense of quality and relevance. SEO PPC

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An Expert’s Thoughts On How To Scale ‘Single Keyword Ad Groups’ (SKAGs)

Ladder.io

By splitting it out we can show an ad that has “LA Weddings” in the title to improve clickthrough rate, as well as landing them on a page with just LA wedding venues to improve conversion rate. If a keyword only gets 200 searches a month, for example, you might only have 5-6 clicks per week (and 0 or 1 conversions) with which to guess the correct CPC for that keyword.

How to Run LinkedIn Ad Campaigns: A Beginner's Guide

Hubspot

If you're already using pay-per-click (PPC) techniques to power your presence on Facebook, Twitter, or Google, consider yourself lucky -- you can add LinkedIn to that list, too. And while that can lead to a higher clickthrough rate ( CTR ), his own data shows that Text Ads can often yield a higher conversion rate. Having an actionable CTA within your ad copy will also help you improve your ad's clickthrough rate. When deciding between CPC and CPM, think about your end goal.

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How to Design Content Remarketing Campaigns That Actually Work

Hubspot

The High Clickthrough Rate Game for Content Remarketing. Take a look at our research: We found that the clickthrough rate of remarketing ads is much higher to begin with, and it stays higher even as ad fatigue begins to set in. Here’s the same data in a normalized view to show decay of clickthrough rate over time: What we see here is that, while remarketing ads certainly did fatigue over time, remarketing ads fatigued at less than half the rate of generic display ads.

Google’s New AdWords Quality Score Reporting: Where Did All My 10s Go?

Hubspot

That spike at 10 probably represented a lot of branded keywords, since brand terms tend to get a really high clickthrough rate.). If the real Quality Score curve has changed, we’d expect to see an increase in average CPC over time, since higher Quality Scores offer more of a discount on clicks. intermediate PPC Recently, Google announced a change in the way Quality Score would be reported within AdWords.

Google Ads: The Definitive Guide (2018 Update)

SendX

Google Search Ads are the purest form of PPC advertising. It takes the following things into account: Clickthrough Rate (CTR). If your ad has a very high score, you have pretty good chances of getting your ad displayed without having the highest Cost Per Click (CPC). And you can DRASTICALLY reduce your CPC and boost your conversions at the same time by keeping the other 4 factors into account. They actually WANT you to have low CPC and high performance!

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13 Best Keyword Research Tools to Boost Your Organic Traffic

Optinmonster

On top of being able to see keyword rankings, you can get in-depth details on traffic stats, Ads CPC, domain comparisons, keyword difficulty, and so much more. You get to see your competitors’ organic keywords, backlinks, and PPC campaigns. The Search Console report shows your top 50 Google search terms, as well as the number of clicks and impressions, clickthrough rate (CTR), and your average position in search results. This is great if you’re interested in improving CPC.

The Big List of Content Marketing Acronyms

Brandpoint

CPC: Cost-per-Click. CPC is one of a few advertising options when creating new campaigns on most platforms. When paying for an online ad, rather than paying for clicks (CPC), you can pay a flat rate for every thousand impressions that your post receives. CTR: Clickthrough Rate.

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PLA Query Segmentation – How to Drive Stronger Google Shopping Performance with PLA Query Segmentation

QuanticMind

However, if you’re running PPC campaigns for a major retailer selling this type of footwear, you know you need your PLAs for this brand and style of shoe to get the best placement possible – you’re competing against generalist retailers, specialty apparel outfits and resellers on eBay, among others. With text ads, you’re able to bid higher on exact match keywords than you would for broad match queries that have a lower clickthrough rate (CTR).

The Top 3 SEM Takeaways from SMX Advanced 2017 – Social/Mobile, Audience Targeting and Shopping

QuanticMind

Review the top PPC insights for social/mobile vs. search, audience targeting and Google Shopping here, and get new martech insights and a free digital copy of the acclaimed martech book “Digital Insights” in our webinar. Sellers who overbid on their PLA campaigns will not only see massive drops in efficiency as their products begin surfacing for irrelevant, broad-match keywords, but even worse, they will also tend to see an increase in CPC.

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Facebook Ads • Your Ultimate Marketing FAQ Guide

Ladder.io

What is a good cost-per-click (CPC) for Facebook Ads? What is a good cost-per-click (CPC) for Facebook Ads? We audited all our PPC ad campaigns and in the spirit of transparency — a cornerstone value for us Ladder — you can see the full details of our Facebook escapades.How much we spent, what our CPCs and CPAs (cost per acquisition) were, and what our clickthrough rates were. Time for another Ultimate Marketing FAQ Guide!

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41 Execs Discuss Key B2B Marketing Metrics to Watch in 2018

SnapApp

Email open and clickthrough rates. Email Clickthrough % (as a grade of topic depth, content format). It should be mentioned that there are many higher level/intermediary metrics that still matter for making B2B marketing decisions like CPC, CTR, impressions, CPL, etc. PPC: Cost-Per-Lead, Lead Conversion Rates. Cost-per-click (CPC). For paid B2B marketing campaigns, I look at impressions, clicks, clickthrough rate, conversions, cost per acquisition, and ROI.

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A Simple Guide to Setting Up Your First LinkedIn Ad Campaign

Hubspot

So if you're using PPC to power your presence on Facebook, Twitter, or Google, consider yourself lucky -- you can add LinkedIn to that list, too. For example, when promoting a book to college professors, putting the words "College Professor's Guide to …" may generate a higher clickthrough rate (CTR) than generic, untargeted copy. Call-to-Action (CTA): Having an actionable CTA within your ad copy will also help you improve your ad's clickthrough rate.

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Important Marketing Terms that Every B2B Executive Should Know

Circle Studio

Clickthrough rate (CTR) – The percentages of visitors that click on a hyperlink on an advertisement, email or website. Cost-per-click (CPC) – A type of online advertising used to direct traffic to websites, in which companies pay a set amount each time their advertisement is clicked on. Pay per click (PPC) – A type of online advertising used to direct traffic to websites, in which companies pay a set amount each time their advertisement is clicked on.

SMX East 2017 Day 1 – Online-to-Offline, Shopping, Display

QuanticMind

8 Hidden PPC Reports to Find Out” by Aaron Levy. A recent case study showed one merchant recorded +71% clickthrough rate (CTR), +76% conversion rate (CVR) and +22% return on ad spend (ROAS). Last year, the Carousel extension went through a limited holiday beta, and participating merchants saw a 10-13% CTR lift with no observed cost-per-click (CPC) increase. Enhanced CPC for Bing Shopping – Available now in the US, coming soon to the UK.

60 Marketing Acronyms Every Industry Pro Should Know

Hubspot

CPC: Cost-per-Click (See PPC). CTR: Clickthrough Rate. PPC: Pay-per-Click. For search engines, PPC ads display an advertisement when someone searches for a keyword that matches the advertiser''s keyword list, which they submit to the search engine ahead of time. PPC ads are used to direct traffic to the advertiser''s website, and PPC is used t o assess the cost effectiveness and profitability of your paid advertising campaigns.

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Marketing Talk: Launch Plans, Analytics, and Targeted Content for ABM

Listenloop

And then we have teams that help us out with SEO, PPC, and things like that. This particular site doesn’t have a lot of controls like Google, CPC. Rodrigo : I was re-reading Andrew Chen’s law of shitty clickthrough rates. And then, eventually, other people figure out what you’re doing, they pile a bunch of money in it, and as a result, pushes a lot of new noise into that channel, which reduces the clickthrough rate or effectiveness of a channel. What is Amium?

Content Marketing Strategy: A Comprehensive Guide for Modern Marketers

Hubspot

Those scenarios might have sounded like a lot of work to you, especially when considered alongside marketing programs that provide more immediate gratification -- like list purchasing , PPC, or trade show marketing that deliver names and email addresses in mere minutes. Let's say you're using PPC as your primary means of generating leads for your business. Let's say the visitor-to-lead conversion rate is the same on this blog post as it was in your PPC campaign -- 2%.