PPC is a mode where the advertiser pays the service provider for the clicks made by various visitors on links to his website. In other words, depending on the number of visitors to the website, the payment is made to the service provider. So, the advertiser has to ensure that each click generates some business and it should not be a casual click. This calls for a regulatory mechanism so that only genuine clicks to the website are allowed.
What determines the click?
All clicks to the website should not be construed to be a genuine click. One of the driving reasons causing a person to visit the website is the keywords used in the site. So, it is essential that right keywords should be used so that through a mere reading, the visitor must be able to make out whether the information that he is looking for is available in the particular site or not. To regulate the visitors, the terms should be as clear and crisp as possible. It should be direct and in lucid language. If the advertisement is aimed at a particular group or class of people, then that should be clearly mentioned. This can be achieved by including a proper search term in the advertisement. A well-laid out FAQ with clear cut answers or clarifications will be an added advantage. By following these methods, the visitors will very clearly know what they get from the website. So, casual or fake visitors can be avoided.
Many PPC engines allow the advertiser to set the maximum limit for clicks to the website. By this method, the cost can be reduced. Do not bid on keywords and if need be, suitably alter the keywords so that it would result in savings. Before bidding for PPC, consult those who have already had business with the service provider and take their opinion before bidding.
Use the search engines:
To have effective PPC, the search engines should be utilized properly. Most of the search engines have provided for proper monitoring of PPC. These mechanisms should be used. The success of PPC depends on how effectively it is monitored.
Small search engines:
Some of the new advertisers try the effectiveness of the advertisement on small search engines. They argue that if there is good response to the website, then it could be rolled on to more popular search engines. But, certainly this is not the right approach. The reasons for this being that the small search engines are rarely visited and that cannot be taken as the bench mark to assess the effectiveness. On the other hand, those small search engines may not have effective Search Engine marketing software and an effective crawling system to improve the quality of their rankings. Therefore, it is always advisable that it should be tried on reputed search engines. The best alternative is to try it out for a reasonable period of time and during this period, monitor the PPC activity. That will give a clear understanding of the effectiveness of the website.