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How do you effectively use adwords?

Discussion in 'Adwords' started by madsam, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. madsam

    madsam Junior Member

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    I have money to invest and have heard that the single BEST way to drive traffic to promoting clickbank, CJ, whatever is by a cut going on adwords up front. True?
     
  2. peter2002

    peter2002 Senior Member

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    Your thread title doesn't match your post. But to give you a quick answer... Using Adwords is the fastest way to get targeted traffic to your offer. If you see some success,you can continue promoting the product using also other promotional strategies.
     
  3. samspam

    samspam Junior Member

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    Well, if you have money, yes, adwords is great...you can also try media buying.
     
  4. charmingkiddo

    charmingkiddo Newbie

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    I have also wondered this... I can see how adsense would be usefull for niche sites but...

    I am a web Designer in Seattle WA (us)

    There are not ANY good keywords that cost less than 4 bucks

    right now I get about 5 solid clients a month off of around 300 visitors a month

    so that is 1 in 60 conversion rate

    which means to get one client I would likely have to spend $300. And half of those clients I get a month are small fish that might just want tutoring or a few hours of work done

    I don't see any way at all that could be profitable for anyone in my industry here (unless I were to say... increase my price by 3 or 400 bucks) and that is way too risky a move for me at the moment
     
  5. Niche

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    In the old days yes. You got your affiliate link, launched an adwords campaign and a few weeks later cashed your check from commissions

    Things are different now

    First just let me say I am not trying to discourage you. I am just giving you facts

    I have limited experience, I have about 10 adwords campaigns running currently so I am not 'an expert'

    Adwords can break your budget if you do not know how to do it well.

    Even the most experienced people will tell you that a lot of dollars are lost before you find something that sticks.

    You need to do a lot of testing to optimize your adwords for keywords and text that gets the most CTR

    Then there is landing page score and with 10 campaigns running, i still cannot tell you what makes for a good score

    So the bottom line is this.

    Adwords is great if you know what you are doing and are lucky enough to find keywords that generate sales but are not oversubscribed to.

    Is there a better way of spending that money?

    Yes

    Get yourself a website and employ a good SEO

    Just my opinion

    PS Just in case you were wondering, when I started my campaigns 5 cents got you the top ad for most keywords.
     
  6. ppc_expert

    ppc_expert Newbie

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    I agree with you. google adwords is best way to drive huge traffic to affiliate site and make $$$$. but you need to be very smart in adowrds setup and finding the best niche which converts.

    I know a good niche whoch gives more the 50% ROI..

    Make a smart decision bzoc on each click google is making money and you will be making money on each sale.

    good Luck