I’ve touched on a handful of secrets of successful pay-per-click campaigns, but I’m going to wrap up this special bonus chapter with the most important habit for pay-per-click success. Review your campaign regularly. Leaving an AdWords campaign running without keeping your head around the performance is like leaving a freight train running without a driver.
Regularly review your ad performance, ad group performance, keyword performance, and cost-per-click performance. This will allow you to back the winning horses of your campaign, and swiftly cut the losers. Fortunately, the AdWords platform offers endless opportunities for deep insights into the performance of your campaign.
Ad group performance. Review click-through-rates, cost-per-click, and costper-conversion. Allocate more funds from your campaign to winning ad groups, and decrease funds or pause losing ad groups if you see any obvious trends.
Ad performance. Look for winning ads with higher click-through-rates, lower cost-per-clicks, and lower cost-per-conversion. Pause expensive ads, and create new ads to split-test based on your winners. Progressively build up new ads with higher click-through-rates into your campaign over time.
Keyword performance. Review which keywords are running at a higher cost, which keywords have low quality scores, and see if you can pause any overly budget-draining keywords with low conversions. That wraps up the special bonus chapter on AdWords.
Ultimate Guide to Google AdWords – Perry Marshall The ultimate guide to Google Adwords by Perry Marshall is often the starting point for many professionals starting out with PPC. Offers a great overview of AdWords and delves into the ‘inner game’ of successful AdWords campaigns.
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