Posts Tagged cost-per-click

Maximum CPCs: How High Should You Bid?

Thursday, October 1st, 2009 | Permalink

Pay-per-click (PPC) is a highly competitive advertising platform. With more and more companies signing up for PPC campaigns every day, advertisers have to bid higher””not only be within the top three positions of the sponsored listings, but to be on the first page of results. Though bid position is not solely based on the maximum amount of money you are willing to spend per click (also known as maximum cost-per-click, or CPC), it is one of the key components. The conundrum: how much you are willing to bid for your ads to show up as close to the top of the listings as possible?

Your budget plays a huge role in how much you are willing to bid, but other factors come into play as well. Among these are the importance of each targeted keyword to your campaign, the way the ad copy is written, and the landing page of each ad. Here’s a look at each of these factors in greater detail:

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The Three Tiers of a PPC Campaign

Monday, September 21st, 2009 | Permalink

ROI, CPA, CTR, CPC”¦these are all metrics that you can use to evaluate your pay-per-click (PPC) campaign.  The amount of data available to you can be overwhelming (so can the acronyms, defined below).  The challenge is determining which of these are true key performance indicators (KPIs) and why they matter.

A three tier structure organizes PPC campaign metrics by level of importance.  Tier One metrics represent the most critical data, while Tier Two and Tier Three metrics do not demand as much attention.  It’s not that certain metrics are irrelevant.  All of these metrics should be analyzed and acted upon in order to improve your PPC campaign success. However, a three tier structure places PPC metrics in order of how well they reflect the success of your PPC campaign.

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