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Any PPC Managers Out There? (Need a Bit of Advice)

Discussion in 'General PPC Discussion' started by Makeitcount, Mar 4, 2015.

  1. Makeitcount

    Makeitcount Newbie

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    I am starting to get my first clients that are basically small business and want me to attempt to run some PPC campaigns for them. I was wondering what other experienced PPC managers recommend for making sure the customer gets outstanding service and is really pleased in general.
     
  2. pixelgrinder

    pixelgrinder Power Member

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    Make them money and they will be pleased
     
  3. kaplan

    kaplan Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    @pixelgrinder, making them money is important but not always the key, some campaigns are branding and can't be values directly in money.
    I find communication and dedication is the key, make sure your client know what to expect, then keep him updated on the progress and how the goals you set up togther are being achieved, top all that with nice reports so he can understand the results.
    In any case of mistake or that the campaign is not working as expected update the client before he can feel it himself, tell him what the problem and how you are in control and fixing it.
     
  4. LucidMarketing

    LucidMarketing Regular Member

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    >> Make them money and they will be pleased

    That's what it boils down to, in general.

    Makeitcount, sounds like you have no experience in PPC. Do your customers know this? My advice is to get practical experience first, meaning, spend your own money to learn the ropes before spending their money. That would be a sure way for them not being happy.
     
  5. pulkitseo

    pulkitseo Senior Member

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    well there are two motives of clients
    its either revenue generating or branding.
    if you can give them this at low CPC then your job is done
     
  6. Makeitcount

    Makeitcount Newbie

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    No of course I have a good amount of experience in PPC lol. I was just thinking outside the box besides just sending an email saying "hey i made you some money check it out, thanks bye". I mean what to do to go above and beyond to make sure they are OVERLY thankful. Kinda how really good products give you small bonuses that make you feel you got more than your moneys worth. I appreciate the answer above about giving them reports so they can easily understand. Im just wondering how to structure it all.
     
  7. kaplan

    kaplan Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    @Makeitcount, what do you mean structure it all? How to build the reports?
     
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  8. Makeitcount

    Makeitcount Newbie

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    basically how to build the reports so the client can see more and just basically feel fulfilled that i went above and beyond besides making him more money or generating more leads.
     
  9. LucidMarketing

    LucidMarketing Regular Member

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    It is often hard to convince or show a client that what you are doing is improving things. In my opinion, CPA is the bottom line metric. Some get it - eventually - some never do as they look at another number.

    As an example, client did their own PPC. Their hire you thinking an expert should do better. But what they look at is the 200 sales they make from PPC last month. Problem is, their campaign was not very targeted and the CPA is $40. You come in and the CPA is down to $20 although there is only 100 sales. You need to make them understand this is better because they were losing money with poorly targeted keywords. The other 100 sales they were making were at $60 each. Some insist, at first, they want you to maintain and increase those 200 sales. This is an extreme example but is the kind of thing you can run into.

    In my view, reports regurgitating a bunch of numbers from accounts will only confuse them and shows no value. Typically, less is more. Do show before and after results and why they are good/bad. Make recommendations above and beyond just the PPC management such as SEO and landing pages to help improve conversions.

    One client I have wants to know each week "how did we do"? It's always revolves around the conversion rate and CPA. So I tell him, one paragraph, that the 7% rate this week at $8 was slightly lower than the previous but the same week last year it was only 5% at $10 so obviously there's been improvement. Nothing fancy in his case. Last month, the week was poor, no explanation as to why. Digging deeper, there was three days the rate was much lower than normal. The rates can fluctuate but not by less than half three days in a row. Armed with this, he'll see if the culprit was the hosting service or checkout software and if he can get some kind of refund.

    Another new client, I did extensive research into his account data. I found out that his campaign did very well prior to two years ago on conversions. The only reason I could figure out is that he changed landing pages which did better at converting. There's no reason why my ads would do twice as bad for the same keywords as his two years ago. He said there was a change about two years ago and will reuse those landing pages. He never realized his new pages were detrimental to converting. Result: happy client.
     
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  10. Makeitcount

    Makeitcount Newbie

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    thank you!! This is exactly the type of answer i was hoping to get.