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Pay Per Click Advertising PPC

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by gypsydogg, Sep 26, 2008.

  1. gypsydogg

    gypsydogg Regular Member

    Sep 16, 2008
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    Los Angeles
    Is there a certain profit margin that you should have for PPC advertising. I have a ecommerce store with various items most items are about $20 profit margin, but some of them are $100-$300. I tried PPC advertisig for the lower profit margin items and did not convert 1 sale. The ads were VERY targeted price was disclosed, I didn't use the content network, etc....where did I go wrong!!!
  2. ximscreamingx

    ximscreamingx Power Member

    Jan 16, 2008
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    You really need to provide more info than what you did for anyone to really assess what you did wrong.

    Creative keywords is a good start though in lowering your bids.

    NTM maybe the ads just were not cutting it.

  3. smokes4life

    smokes4life Regular Member

    Dec 21, 2007
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    Marlboroland :)
    Yeah I am not very sure what is it that is wrong since I can't see what you have done. But generally, first take a look at your ROI, how much you are spending versus how much you are getting back for that amount spent. In your current case it would be negative as you have not made a sale.
    What do you mean by the ads were very targeted? Is it very targeted because you used long tail key words?
    At the same time, at which position did your ads appear on the google page during the search? If it was at #1 position, then it could be that most of your clicks were "curious surfers" and not buyers. A lot of times for Adwords, the #1 position is not the best because of this, so you may want to lower you bids to get you to maybe #2 or #3 position. This way the more chance your "clickers" will be real buyers than casual curious surfers.

    Sorry if it sounds confusing, I tried to describe how I used to do it.