Online Advertising is More Important than Ever as a Key Component of Success

How it Works 

Pay-per-click advertising is an online model of advertising in which an advertiser pays each time a user clicks on their ad. It’s one of the most common types of ads in paid search. 

For example, if a user were to perform a Google search looking for “pizza near me” and Joe’s Pizza Shop had used this advertising, the pizza shop would only pay if the user clicked on Joe’s ad and visited their site. 

However, Joe cannot ensure that his ad will appear more prominent than competitors’. Google and other search engines determine this by using an automated process known as Ad Auction, which determines the relevance and validity of ads that appear on their search engine results page. 

Ad Optimization 

Online advertising is an essential tool for your business, yet it is not the easiest skill to master. PPC advertising is a very cost-effective way to drive users to your site. Arguably, keywords are the most vital element of PPC. 

It is essential to become familiar with your audience, their vernacular and terminology and the specifics of how they search for what they are looking for. You want to keep it broad, but stand out amongst the competition. 

You can quickly learn to speak your audience’s language through extensive research and various available online tools. You must also ensure the quality and relevance of your ad’s landing page. The ad should bring users to a page that loads quickly and easily, pertains to the information in your ad, and is visually appealing and easy to navigate. It is one thing to drive users to your site, but it is another thing to make sure they stay there, and you maximize their time spent on your site, getting to know your business. 

Measure Effectiveness

With all of the available advanced metrics and analytics, it becomes very apparent what is working and what is not. You can easily explore the best practices for your business and ensure that you achieve the desired results of your advertising. 

Metrics like clickthrough rate, conversion rate, return on ad spend, and more will reveal the effectiveness of your online advertising. You can also quickly access information such as the percentage of new users on your site, see where they spend most of their time, and how much time they spend on your site which can all be very telling. You can also use A/B testing to see which PPC and other types of advertising resonate best with your audience and improve campaign performance. 

Stay in the Loop

As always, your business should be updated on any news, information, or trends relating to your industry. Regarding PPC, it is essential to know if there are any changes in the algorithm, new features and technical issues. Learning and adapting your advertising practices is necessary to your business’s success. 

Online advertising has become a cornerstone of a successful campaign. Sparkable has the knowledge, tools, and passion to bring your business to the next level. With almost 20 years of experience, Sparkable knows what is best for your business.