Paid Traffic Strategies #1- Pay-Per-Click Advertising

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Pay-Per-Click Advertising (PPC)

Google Adwords

Pay-per-click advertising is one of most widely known and frequently used forms of online paid advertising.  These are the ads you see on the right side, top and bottom of a search results page.  They are short snippets consisting of a headline, short text message, visual URL, and a link to a landing page.

Advertisers create keyword centric advertisements and bid against others for best placement on search or content pages.  The “best” placement isn’t always the top of the page.  It just depends on the keyword, the advertisement and competition. Generally, you want to fall into one of the top 4 positions.

Some of the big players in PPC advertising:

Take Away

  1. Start collecting ideas for ads by reviewing and swiping ads displayed on search results pages for keywords in your niche.  Save this file for future reference.
  2. Perform a search using Bing or Google and select the ads in that appeal to you.

For example, today I found these top 5 PPC ads for the keyword search: stock trading tips.  Which one do you like the best?

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