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Has anyone used PPC management companies?

Discussion in 'Pay Per Click' started by baff, May 25, 2017.

  1. baff

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    Just interested to know if anyone has experience with having someone else manage their Adwords campaigns. I'm looking in to it as I am a total noob in a field with high CPC
     
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    Yes,

    But if you do this you need to research the company that you are going to get to manage your ads. Most will charge 10 to 15% of what your adword budget is. Most will have min start of 1k a month adwords spend plus a one time set up fee.

    Most will take a look at what you have been running and then give you a recommendation on what your budget should be and what kind of interaction that you should get. If you find the right company to manage this for you it will be night and day from what you are doing now.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback. Really my spend monthly is £250 to start with, so I guess it's going to be hard to find a good company :(
     
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    One of my companies did for years and it paid off big time. That being said, it was a 6 figure spend per month and he easily made up his fee with the amount of money he made us.

    Why not learn on your own? It's not brain surgery. Take a course like certifiedknowledge.org. Start small so you don't get your ass handed to you. Save yourself the 10-15% charge you will pay them on the ad spend. It can really ad up after a while.

    Another idea would be to hire a consultant who is an expert with PPC to help you set the campaigns up, or audit your campaigns after you've ran them for a few months.

    If you are too busy to manage it and need a good PPC guy, shoot me a PM.
     
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    Yeah, you aren't going to find a legit company to manage your PPC with a spent that small.
     
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    Yeah as I thought really. I guess I'll have to see what I can do, perhaps spy on my competition with some tools
     
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    Hi, just a (biased) input from someone who runs a PPC management agency. Hopefully this helps you out!

    First, it will be difficult to find a company who will manage a budget of £250. Since we usually charge 10-15% as one poster said above, that's only £37.50 per month. Most of our clients have $5k to $30k monthly budgets, so those make more sense for companies to focus on. We usually don't even take clients who spend less than $1000/mo.

    I would suggest digging into some resources and learning how to do it yourself: there is a lot going on behind the scenes and it can be hard to get a good grasp on strategy especially if you don't want to "experiment" with your own money.

    One of the most important things to remember to keep your spend efficient is: don't take what Google's recommendations are too seriously, since they want you to spend more on their platform. Also, if you do grow to the point you need someone else to manage or consult, look for a company that has shown proven results and isn't trying to get you to spend more $$$ without significant ROI.

    Hope that helps!