Facebook ads vs Google adwords: 7 key criteria to decide

Biznology

billion searches per day and 1.2 trillion searches per year. Both Facebook ads and Google AdWords are very affordable because both are based on Cost Per Clicks (CPC) set by a predetermined budget of your choice. Consider these facts: Digital ad revenue in the U.S.

Cost Per Click Reduction Strategy in Google AdWords

NuSpark

We’ve seen click costs for many IT clients to be over $50 per click to be within the top 4 positions. The click costs, coupled with perhaps an average conversion rate landing page, and a long lead-to-sale process, can lead to a paid search ROI less than ideal.

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Better Manage Your Metrics

Navigate the Channel

Understanding Cost-Per-Click in Your B2B Paid Search Campaign. One paid search metric that is often highlighted – no matter if you’re using Google or Bing, your B2C or B2B, or if you are client side or agency – is the Cost-Per-Click metric, or CPC.

Online Ad Metrics & the Google Activate Initiative

Puzzle Marketer

The advertiser that only pays if they get a customer uses the CPA (cost per action / acquisition) model and is popular for affiliate marketing where publishers are willing to drive traffic to high quality brands and only expect payment when an action is completed.

Failing at Paid Search? Maybe You’re Just Measuring It Wrong.

The Point

Google, for example, provides basic tracking services – impressions, clicks, cost per click – automatically and at no charge as part of their default set-up. how much each desired action is costing in the aggregate, and. For a free copy, click here.

A Guide to Google AdWords Paid Search Bidding Strategies

NuSpark

Most common is to grow your conversion rates, and reduce your cost-per-conversion. You can use cost per thousand viewable impressions (vCPM) bidding to put your message in front of customers. Maximize Clicks. This is the simplest way to bid for clicks.

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B2B Marketing Experience: The Case For and Against Gated Content

bizible

We can now accurately look beyond just the clicks generated from gated content compared to ungated. We found that gated content has a lower click-through-rate (CTR) and a cost-per-click (CPC) more than double that of ungated content.

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5 Simple PPC Landing Page Changes that May Improve Your Quality Score

The Point

In short, the better your quality score, the lower your cost per click, the more likely someone will see and click on your ad, and the less you’ll pay for that click.

Baidu Limits PPC Ad Space: What This Means for B2B Marketers

KoMarketing Associates

With a dramatic decrease in ad space, advertising space is now at a premium and the cost per click could increase. However, Baidu’s changes are more dramatic so it remains to be seen how bidding and overall costs will be impacted.

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Useful B2B Digital Marketing Benchmarks [Infographic]

Puzzle Marketer

If it was an email campaign, you’re naturally looking at open and click rates. If you launch a paid search ad, you need to know your average click-thru-rate (CTR) and cost-per-click (CPC).

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How Do Your Google AdWords Metrics Compare to Industry Averages? [New Benchmark Data]

Hubspot

The study reveals a ton of helpful industry-specific benchmarks for both search and display ads, including average clickthrough rate (CTR), average cost-per-click (CPC), average conversion rate (CVR), and average cost-per-action (CPA). Average Cost-per-Click (CPC).

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3 Reasons You Need Dynamic Landing Pages

Captora

LOWER COST-PER-CLICK. Personalization and multi-variate testing can mean expensive technology and developer resources.

How to Make Your Google AdWords Ads More Impactful Without Spending More

Hubspot

A simple question: would you rather have a bigger AdWords ad or a smaller AdWords ad for the same cost? So how can you go about making your Google AdWords ads bigger for the same (or maybe even a lower) cost? Each description you add makes your ad that much bigger for the same cost.

5 Best Paid Distribution Methods And When to Use Them

B2B Marketing Insider

For the self-service solution, there is no minimum cost, but rather a cost per impression. Every marketer knows the first click will only get you so far. 36M impressions per minute. Up to 172M uniques per month. Cost-per-click price model.

The Definition of Quality Score [In Under 100 Words]

Hubspot

Quality Score is a metric Google uses to determine your page ranking and how much you pay per click in a particular Google AdWords campaign. Higher Quality Scores tend to lead to lower costs-per-click (CPC), which translate into lower costs per conversion.

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An Industry Breakdown of Google's $100 Million Per Day Advertising Revenue [INFOGRAPHIC]

Hubspot

$100 million per day ? And if you want to hear something promising, when you compare these Q3 numbers to Q2, it turns out cost-per-click has gone down, and clicks and impressions are way up -- great news for marketers who are investing in Google advertising.

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How To Illustrate Popular B2B PPC Performance Metrics

KoMarketing Associates

METRIC 1: CLICKS. Clicks to site measure how many visitors paid search drove to the client’s landing page. Connect this information with CPC (cost per click) and average position for these terms as well. METRIC 3: CLICK THROUGH RATE.

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LinkedIn Sponsored Updates: The Best B2B Social Advertising Option Yet?

Digital B2B Marketing

To protect the user experience, I understand LinkedIn will limit Sponsored Updates to one per page, and they will not be placed in the first position. Cost per click or interaction has become the norm in the social advertising space.

How to Make Money Blogging:Yes – You Can Still Make Money Blogging!

Writing on the Web

Targeted Contextual Advertising – Depending on the number of your page views, click through rates, and keywords in your posts (from $.10 10 to $100/click), Cost per Click (CPC), or CPC advertising like AdSense can be a money maker. Can you still make money blogging

5 PPC Philosophies That Companies Should Utilize

Captora

Barbara is the CEO of 360 Partners, an online marketing agency focused exclusively on pay-per-click (PPC), search engine marketing (SEM), and search engine optimization (SEO) services. Google uses it to determine your cost-per-click and position.

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Pinterest Announces 2 New Businesses Tools: DIY Promoted Pins & Analytics

Vertical Response

So how much will these DIY Promoted Pins cost you? Pins will be on a CPC (cost-per-click) basis, so you’ll only pay when people click through to your website.

The Most Common Demand Generation Mistakes That Sabotage Your Success

Modern B2B Marketing

When it comes to specific marketing tactics, biases can be very costly if you don’t keep them in check. cost per click, cost per acquisition, etc.), Author: Joe Paone Sabotage is an interesting word.

The Death of Pay Per Click Advertising (PPC)

Tomorrow People

For something that’s been around for just a few years, PayPer Click advertising , or PPC has become an established part of online marketing for many companies. In short, PPC done on its own is costly when compared to the alternatives. Making Pay Per Click really pay.

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What Does Success Look Like On LinkedIn Ads? A Close Look At Our Best And Worst Performing LinkedIn Ads

bizible

clicks, CTR), to some deeper funnel metrics including revenue and ROI. Compared to the performance of our other highly successful ads, this ad produced relatively low volume metrics across the board -- clicks, leads, and opps generated were all under average.

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Will Your SEO Strategy Be Impacted By Google’s Removal of Right-Hand-Side Ads on SERPs?

Content Standard

Think your AdWords clicks are expensive? Get ready for them to start costing a whole lot more. Clicks Are about to Get a Whole Lot More Expensive. Click-through rates of sponsored ads are notoriously low even on the top of the page, though brands continue to spend money on them.

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Terminus Offers Targeted Display Ads for B2B

Customer Experience Matrix

Like most real time bidding systems, it typically aims to optimize click through rate or cost per click. reporting: the system shows spend, reach, impressions, and clicks for each account, giving marketers a precise view of how each account has been treated.

How Google’s New Search Results Layout Impacts SEO

NuSpark

Potential Cost Per Click Impacts. With only seven spots on any given search results page instead of 11, the cost-per-click may rise. Sites outside the very top listings will have a lower opportunity for visibility and click-thru.

Balancing SEO and PPC to Maximize Search Results

Webbiquity

They will inevitably cut into the click-through rates of top-ranking pages. PPC management efforts, in contrast, can yield results almost immediately—but are costly in the long term. These can be costly, but potentially quite effective. Actionable Tip: If you’re on a tight budget, or you have a client concerned with branded campaigns, drop the maximum cost-per-click significantly lower. Click-through rates play a major role in organic rankings.

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Top Ways to Combat Rising CPC from Google Enhanced Campaigns

Fathom

Early results are in from the Google AdWords Enhanced Campaign migration; Google’s revenue was up 18% year-on-year and soon we expect a hefty increase in advertisers’ cost-per-click (CPC) due to Google Enhanced Campaigns.

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The Top 3 Ways to Use User-Generated Content in Ecommerce

Hubspot

Yotpo data shows user-generated content increases click-through rates for Facebook ads by 300% and leads to a 50% drop in both cost-per-click and cost-per-acquisition. Social proof is essential to any marketing strategy.

42 B2B Marketing Acronyms and Abbreviations

Digital B2B Marketing

PPC : Pay Per Click. UX : User Experience Online Marketing Acronyms CTR : Click Through Rate or Click Rate. Calculated as clicks divided by impressions. CPC : Cost per Click. CPM : Cost per 1,000 Impressions. CPN : Cost per Name.

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An SEO’s Guide to Bottom-of-Funnel Keywords

Act-On

Comparisons, cost, and pricing terms. Lastly, examine Cost-Per-Click (CPC) if you’re using a system that shares that information. Career training cost.

How To Measure Paid Media ROI (ROAS)

bizible

But as any paid media practitioner knows, getting the right people to click on your ads is no easy task, especially at a cost effective rate. Moreover, creating ads and getting clicks is one thing; effectively measuring it is a completely different beast. Cost Per Lead (CPL).

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Social PPC: 17 Tips for Successful Ads on Twitter, LinkedIn & Facebook

The Point

Increasingly, however, B2B marketers have other options when it comes to investing pay-per-click dollars. When posting a Sponsored Update, create a custom image, one that’s optimized for click-throughs, rather than just let LinkedIn pull an image from your post or article.

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Top 3 Chinese Search Engines: What B2B Marketers Need to Know

KoMarketing Associates

This gives advertisers an opportunity to avoid the tense competition on Baidu and grab niche traffic at a much lower cost-per-click. With 688 million Internet users and growing, China has become a compelling market for Western companies looking to expand globally.

5 Little-Known Tips for Improving the Performance of Your Campaigns [Infographic]

Hubspot

With a search term to keyword discrepancy ratio of 132:1, it can be challenging to continually improve your clickthrough rates and lower your cost-per-click averages. Decreases your cost-per-click. Button Click.

Rethinking CRO: How Remarketing Can Unlock Higher Conversion Rates

Hubspot

Before I get started, if you''d like to learn in detail about some of the most impactful CRO hacks out there, then click here to register for a webinar this Thursday, April 9, 2015 as part of HubSpot''s #CRODay celebrations. You can reach about 84% of the people you tag, 10-18 times per month.

8 Best Practices for Using Google AdWords

Salesfusion

However, as we continue to create more content and become increasingly savvy as consumers of that content, there’s a lot of value that can come from taking a pay-per-click (PPC) approach to SEM. Additionally, this update reduced the maximum number of ads per page from 11 to seven.

Customer Lifecycle Metrics, Part 2: Capture Interest, Gather Insight

Act-On

Cost per click (CPC) and cost per form fill: If you are using online advertising tactics like pay-per-click (PPC), these metrics are relevant to calculating the cost of each lead. Landing pages: Views, click-throughs, and number of conversions. Lead capture forms: Cost per lead.

Video ads: Facebook or YouTube?

Vidyard

The downside is that as more and more companies wise up to the good deal that AdWords provides, certain keywords now cost hundreds of dollars to advertise on. Video ads, however, are still pretty advantageous cost-wise.