PPC For The Holidays: How To Use Pay Per Click In The Holiday Period

Pay per click marketing / advertising (PPC) is an effective way to get targeted traffic to your online business. In what  we call the holiday period, PPC can be very important for placing your products or services in front of potential customers and gift buyers.

How to Get Your AdWords

Ready for the Holidays


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Fun Fact

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As you are now looking for the people who are buying gifts for other people. Being able to make small changes in your PPC ads to attract the gift buyers attention, is where some of your focus should be.

5 Tips for Running a Successful
Holiday Pay-Per-Click Campaign

It’s officially holiday season! With people scrambling to get gifts, Google and other search engines are often the go-to source to find the best local deals. If you want to boost sales this holiday season on a controlled marketing budget, consider running a pay-per-click campaign.

Benefits of a PPC Campaign:

  • Know how much you’re spending
  • Count how many leads you’ve collected
  • Calculate the cost per lead
  • Track success of your campaign

To get the best bang for your buck, follow these PPC tips:

1. Target the right keywords and use those keywords in your ads. Not sure how people search for your services? Look at your Google Analytics keyword traffic sources to learn more about how people are finding your site. Also use Google’s Keyword Tool to determine popular search terms.Once you discover which keywords to use, use them in your ad copy.

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2. Target the right locations. Google lets you select zip codes, states, counties, cities, and specific geographic areas. Don’t waste money on ads that serve people outside your target market!

3. Choose a relevant landing page. Choose wisely where your PPC campaign will lead visitors. If you’re running a holiday special, consider creating a landing page specifically for your campaign.If you don’t have the time or resources to create a page specifically for your ad, choose the best page from your website. For example, if your ad is for “50% off LASIK,” your landing page should be information about that procedure.

4. Test and optimize your ads! As you accumulate data from your ads, shift budgets to higher converting ad groups, test different offers, and split test landing pages to see which ones get more conversions.

5. Ask for help! If you want your PPC campaign to generate more, high-quality leads for your medical practice, considering turning to experts in search engine marketing.

Source: http://www.mednet-tech.com/newsletter/newsletter/5-tips-for-running-a-successful-holiday-pay-per-click-campaign

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Cool Quote

You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.

- Winston Churchill

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I use pay per click all year around, and can tell you using or starting to use PPC around the holiday period is easier than any other time of the year. Yes there are more advertisers but there are way more buyers, the normal buyers are still buying and now the gift buyers are also in the market.

To Success,
Dwayne


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Dwayne Kerr is Co-Founder & Creative Director at Internet Business Mastermind. A recognised authority on the topic of creating online businesses, he has helped over 7,000 people create websites and online products. He is the author of several ebooks including "Crush Your Fear of Success", "How To Turn Your Passion Into A Profitable Internet Business", and his writing on marketing theory has appeared on popular blogs such as MOZ, HubSpot and of course the AskDwayneKerr.com blog. Discover how Dwayne can help to start your internet business: Get Instant Access By Clicking Here <<<<

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2 Comments

  • Margaret John

    Reply Reply December 18, 2012

    Nicely written article, wished you add covered more on how to create landing pages that collect optins, heard that google doesn’t like you to collect optins

  • Dwayne Kerr

    Reply Reply December 19, 2012

    Hey Margaret

    Yes Google are not too fond of optin pages. There are some work arounds to get them into AdWords, it comes down to design.

    And there is a post about optin pages on the way.

    DK

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