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Simple Question About Adwords

Discussion in 'Adwords' started by vilnwv, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. vilnwv

    vilnwv Registered Member

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    Hey Guys,

    I've searched around but haven't found an answer to this one. I just started my first real clickbank campaign today. Ive done 10 original articles, 10 yahoo answers, and started an adwords campaign. So my question is how long does it take before you start getting clicks? I started early this morning and it is now 8 p.m. est and no clicks. Is this common, or did I screw up somewhere? Thanks for the help:)

    BTW just from the articles, got 10 hops but no sales, so it begins I guess
     
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  2. w84it

    w84it Regular Member

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    if ur cpc bid is not high enough u wont get any clicks. Whats ur impressions?
     
  3. sre94

    sre94 Junior Member

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    If you can afford it, start your bid price real high, so that your CTR will be higher

    Once that happens, your CPC will be much lower, and your ad will show all of the time (if your budget is high enough)
     
  4. ddawg0169

    ddawg0169 Newbie

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    Yea, I always start my bids high. You usually end up with a higher quality score that way. Also, Googs can easily take a few days to put a brand new advertiser into their auction.
     
  5. vilnwv

    vilnwv Registered Member

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    Hey guys thanks for the replies, well so far this is what is going on:

    Clicks
    4 Impressions
    4,840 CTR
    0.08% Avg. CPC
    $0.21 Avg. CPM
    $0.18 Total Cost
    $0.86 My highest bid was .27, like I said this is all new to me. Hell I could never understand why people where so cautious with adwords. I just realized they charge you everynight. My original idea was just to hit it hard then pay with any profits at the end of the month. Anyway so far no sales on clickbank, yet. As long as I know the ads are at least up is a start for me. Thanks guys!
     
  6. lyserg

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    It´s important that you improve your CTR. Without a good CTR it´s impossible to get an good QS. Write good ad copys and raise your bid perhaps.
    Always use 2 ads per adgroup and do split testing. (in the settings I use the function "show ads more evenly")

    What kind of tracking do you use? I´m using Prosper202/Tracking202.
     
  7. vilnwv

    vilnwv Registered Member

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    I have no tracking set up, and I am only running one campaign. But I wrote 20 ads, I think are good quality. Ill try and get tracking set up tonight, thanks
     
  8. vilnwv

    vilnwv Registered Member

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    P.S. I also raised my bid, so perhaps this will help some
     
  9. lyserg

    lyserg Newbie

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    In my opinion 20 ads are way too much. I´ve learned so far only to use 2 in a split test. Then after perhaps 50 klicks on each you see which one performs better and you start the next split test.
    Or aren´t your ads all in the same ad group?

    Tracking on keyword level is highly recommended. You need to see which keywords converts and which ones only cost you money.

    When you want to learn more about PPC you can give the adwords learning center a try. There are all basics well explained.
    For further learning the Pay Per Click Formula 2 course from Gauher Chaundry helped me much.
     
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  10. Wini23

    Wini23 Junior Member

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    Lyserg is right. There's no need to run more than 2-3 ads per adgroup. Tracking keywords is also very important. Most people track also the ad copy which isn't very important in my opinion but the more data you gather the better you can optimize your campaign!
     
  11. vilnwv

    vilnwv Registered Member

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    Well I've taken your alls advice and dropped down to three ads. For now I just left the three that had been clicked. I am also setting up tracking, let you know how that goes. Other than that I am mainly working on backlinks today. Ill let you all know how the ads are going latter. Thanks again.