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3 Tricks When Your Google AdWords Campaign Doesn't Generate Conversions

Posted by Sarah Butera on Jul 28, 2016 3:52:29 PM

Who doesn't want to earn more conversions from their Google AdWords campaigns? According to studies, in 2015, the spend on PPC campaigns increased by 12%, and it's set to increase again. PPC campaigns require a great deal of investment in some cases, but they can also lead to fantastic results if you know how to use them properly. That's why most AdWords advertisers focus on seeking out marketing methods that reduce their cost per conversion, while increasing the conversion rate.

If you want to avoid wasting money and time on an AdWords campaign that hasn't been carefully tailored to your specific needs, then you're going to need to rethink your strategy and ensure that you're taking steps towards securing the factors that will earn you long-term success. If you've already started your PPC campaign, but you aren't seeing the results that you hoped for when you signed up for AdWords, try the following three quick, and simple tricks.

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Topics: Cost-Per-Click Advertising, CPC, Conversions, Google Adwords, PPC Advertising, Mobile Optimization

Ask These 3 Questions To Improve Your Click-Through Rate

Posted by Tim Nichols on Nov 9, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Running a business is difficult enough, so dealing with a low click-through rate on your banner ads and pay-per-click advertising shouldn't be another factor adding onto your stress. Most companies today are aware that having a high click-through rate is beneficial for numerous reasons - delivering better site traffic, increased quality score (as rated by Google), and reduced cost-per-click for PPC campaigns. A good click-through rate makes up the center of the algorithms used by search engines to decide which ads viewers should be displayed. The formula to calculate your rate is simple: Divide clicks by impressions, and you'll get your click-through rate - however, just because you understand what a CTR is, and how you can calculate it, doesn't mean you know how to improve your results.

If you want to drive more beneficial traffic to your website - asking yourself the following three questions could help.

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Topics: Cost-Per-Click Advertising, CPC, Pay-Per-Click Advertising, Click Through Rates, CTR, PPC

How To Protect Your Online Advertising Campaign From Click Fraud

Posted by Scott Bagguley on Sep 3, 2015 8:51:00 AM

We have spent a lot of time writing and discussing the issue of fraud within the online advertising industry, specifically click fraud. If part of your advertising strategy is made up of PPC (pay-per-click) ads, then the primary concern you'll need to think about is click fraud - and the effect it could be having on your business success. Becoming a victim of click fraud means that your advertising budget quickly disappears, while potential customers are actually prevented from reaching your website.

For many small businesses, pay per click advertising is an attractive and useful marketing option. The reason for this is that it's often a fast and effective way for websites to generate traffic, boost their website ranking, and increase overall conversions. On top of that, pay per click ensures that you only have to pay for the clicks that you actually get. Although PPC can be a smart solution for website promotion, if you want your campaign to be successful, you'll need to be cautious when it comes to monitoring your PPC activity - or you could risk becoming yet another victim of click fraud.

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Topics: Click Fraud, Bot Traffic, Cost-Per-Click Advertising, Pay-Per-Click Advertising, SEM, Wasting Ad Budget, Ad Budget, Brand Safety, PPC Fraud

How To Avoid Becoming A Victim Of Click Fraud

Posted by Tim Nichols on Nov 4, 2014 8:00:00 AM

If somebody were to tell you that up to 20% of what you spend on pay-per-click (PPC) advertising may be wasted due to fraudulent activity such as click fraud, would you be worried?

You may be wise to be weary, as click fraud is endemic in the online advertising business, with some marketers claiming that up to 50% of their billed-for ads are generated by non-human traffic.

What is Click Fraud?

Frequently seen in the pay-per-click world, click fraud is the act of clicking on an advert with malicious intent, rather than from any real interest in the advertiser’s offerings. The practice istypically carried out by a competitor or faux middleman, in order to drive campaign costs up to the point that the advertiser has to curtail advertising spends. This paves the way for the competitor to increase their market presence, clicks and sales.

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Topics: Click Fraud, Cost-Per-Click Advertising, Pay-Per-Click Advertising

Self Serve Advertising Platform Upcoming Features October 1 2013

Posted by Tim Nichols on Oct 2, 2013 10:25:00 AM

Self Serve Advertising Platform Recently Released Features

At ExactDrive we are constantly working to improve and enhance our self-serve advertising platform. Online advertising is a complex and constantly changing endeavor that requires a firm hand on the pulse of change, brand safety and the set of next best competitive features. We are excited to roll out yet another round of new features and enhancements. Please have a read and continue providing feedback to us so we know what other features are needed so they can be adding to our November release.

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Topics: Internet Advertising, Media Buying & Planning, Data Analytics, Reporting & Analytics, Self Serve Advertising Platform, Upcoming Features, Geographic Targeting, Cost-Per-Click Advertising

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