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Noob PPC Question. How to find REAL Estimated Ave CPC?

Discussion in 'Clickbank' started by weBay, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. weBay

    weBay Senior Member

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    Hi,

    I was researching keywords for an article I am writing at the moment when I searched some of the keywords on the google tool, to my surprise I noticed some of the best keywords were estimated at £0.04 per click. I thought to myself- I'll have some of that!

    I spent a while making a nice text advertisement, choosing keywords, I even started pimping my blog in expectation of all that lovely cheap traffic!

    Anyway to my horror when I had finished my little campaign Google tells me that 3 or my keywords I cant use because they are associated with bad business practices or some bullshit. But thats not the biggest problem, the other 3 keywords I am now told will not show as my max CPC of £0.10 is below the front page estimate of £1.25!!!

    So could someone help me out please as I am new to this... Is the CPC estimate in google keywords tool completely wrong or is this £1.25 estimate wrong or am I just not getting something here?

    I am trying to promote a low gravity CB product - its not the most competitive product by a long shot.

    I guess what I really want to know is (should have just said this at the beginning!) :) Is there anywhere where I can get a true estimate of what the CPC will be for a given keyword without having to create a campaign first? I wasted a lot of time before I found out that it wasn't viable. There is no chance I can make money at £1.25 a click. Absolutely none. So if I had known this was the true cost instead of £0.04 I wouldnt have wasted my time.

    Sorry if this is overly noobish question :p I promise to give back some gems of wisdom in a few years when I understand this game!
     
  2. Tw0fl0wer

    Tw0fl0wer Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I face the same problem every time when I research competitive keywords. The problem is that all the research tools extract their data from the Google keyword tool. So you will never get the real keyword prices.
    To get the real keyword prices I use a simple trick: I've made an AdWords campaign called "Test" with no ads and CPC at 0,05. Whenever I have finished the research for keywords I adjust the country and language settings in my "Test" campaign, copy my researched keyword list and paste it in to my "Test" campaign, then I can see the real market prices of the researched keywords.
    It?s not the most elegant way, but it works.

    Regards

    Tw0fl0wer
     
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  3. weBay

    weBay Senior Member

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    Thanks for the reply tw0flower that was the type of thing i was looking for.

    what do you use for a landing page in the test? I believe google scores the landing page - is that right? SO how do you make it relevant?

    BTW sorry for the double thread I don't know what happened there. Could a mod merge the two or something? :)
     
  4. Tw0fl0wer

    Tw0fl0wer Registered Member

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    I don't know whether google scores the landing page. I do not use a landing page at all in my test campaign. I even did not create an ad.
    Hope this was enough clear.