(q)Hidden Tricks for Google Adwords???

  • Marqi
  • Newbie
  • Newbie
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 13
  • Loc: Detroit

Post 3+ Months Ago

I would like to know if there is a hidden science to finding the right keywords for doing google adwords. At the current time, I have been doing a search on google for the keywords that i want to use and then see how many ads are on the right, get my thesaurus out and keep looking for more words. From what I hear, getting more specific searches will give you a better customer with a better potential to purcase something for someone that is selling something. Any feedback is good feedback. I am still an SEO/SEM newbe. Thanx Jess btw for the help as well. Thanks everyone else for looking at this post and thanx lots for responding...

SHANNON :D
  • fourthring
  • Graduate
  • Graduate
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 152
  • Loc: San Diego / Beijing

Post 3+ Months Ago

Ok for adwords there are 5 basic things you should be looking at:

1) keyword choice - use the google built in tool to expand your words list, overture's keyword tool, or wordtracker.com are all good sources. Yes you are right that more specific words will help you out.

2) bidding price - you need to bid enough to get the exposure/impressions on the 1st page. Maybe you don't have to go for #1 but do it for at least the first 3 days to see if your words are any good.

3) Ad copy - you need to write good convincing adcopy to get your conversions / click through rate. You google to test your ads (write at least 3 versions / adgroup) - they automatically rotate the ads and optimze serving. Overture sucks for this because they have a 3 day editorial lag time.

4) Landing page - You can have the best words, the best clickthroughrate, at the lowest bid price but if your landing page looks like crap you've accomplished nothing. Use some type of tracking tool to see your abandonment rate on the landing page. Just like the adcopy, you're going to have to test 2-3 versions of landing pages to get it right.

5) overall quality / perception of your website. Just like #4, if your website is amateurish and doesn't evoke a professional, honest business, etc. Who's going to want to stay. You have less than 3 seconds to convince your web visitor that they've found the right place, otherwise you just wasted a lot of money in PPC! Go on forums to learn about usability.

Hope this helps. I work with PPC all day long and I'll be writing a long article about these pointers above soon. msg me if you have more questions!
  • fourthring
  • Graduate
  • Graduate
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 152
  • Loc: San Diego / Beijing

Post 3+ Months Ago

Hey how do you make 5K-20K / week?
  • Tim Otool
  • Beginner
  • Beginner
  • Tim Otool
  • Posts: 54

Post 3+ Months Ago

It was a matter of time for somebody to tell you to hire a professional to take care of little things like that (with kind of money you make..).
  • Marqi
  • Newbie
  • Newbie
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 13
  • Loc: Detroit

Post 3+ Months Ago

I am a designer by nature. I have been doing creative directing/project managing webteams since 98 for corporate dotcoms/dotbombs, you name it. So I do have a lil bit of experience (winks) ...I just want to learn the SEO/SEM stuff.

Most designers dont pay attention to SEO/SEM stuff...they are more up for making the pretty pics, I like making money...heheh. That is why I like doing things myself....cuz I know how to develop etc, just have not been into the SEO/SEM stuff and it is my new hobby.

Click my link and you can see what I do though..smiles. Thank you for the advice. You guys are saving me money! Arent forums great!!!

Post Information

  • Total Posts in this topic: 5 posts
  • Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests
  • You cannot post new topics in this forum
  • You cannot reply to topics in this forum
  • You cannot edit your posts in this forum
  • You cannot delete your posts in this forum
  • You cannot post attachments in this forum
 
cron
 

© 1998-2014. Ozzu® is a registered trademark of Unmelted, LLC.