We Certainly Are Not in Charlotte’s Web
Today, it’s popular to talk about disruptive technologies and ideas. The idea is to upend the status quo, creating new opportunities, and new approaches to existing problems. It is a reflection of our modern, technologically driven society that such an idea would even exist. It seems that commerce is really embarking on a brave new path, and the facts bear it out. The new frontier is known as e-commerce, and it is all based on the power and reach of the Internet. Today, thanks to the powerful wireless networks which have spread across the world, people not only can access the Internet from their computers, but from practically any smart phone and portable device, such as a tablet.
One of the effective ways to make sure that one’s website is seen when people search for a particular product is to pay for advertising. In this, the Internet is very similar to traditional print media. But there are new approaches and solutions which are available, which don’t quite work the same. They can be fairly complex, and as a result, one should have a solid PPC Management in place to ensure that their advertising pounds are spent as wisely as possible.
The Brave New World of PPC
You are forgiven if you aren’t quite sure what PPC means, or how it works. It stands for pay per click, and is used exclusively on the Internet. What a company would do, is place an ad for their particular website on another website, or even place the ad in one of the major search engines, such as Google. If a consumer happens to see the ad, and decides to click on it, that action, which is generally referred to as a click through, would you have a cost for the company. Obviously, the beauty of this model is that one only pays for each customer that actually goes to the company website. Once they are there, it’s up to the company to create an attractive and compelling offer which would cause the customer to buy.
Imagine if you could put an advertisement in a newspaper, and actually only pay for each time the customer actually calls the number listed in the advertisement, or actually goes and visits the company or their store. This is physically impossible, which is why this particular form of advertising did not exist before the Internet. Like all other advertising, be it radio, television or even print media, the trick is to spend one’s advertising budget wisely. With the pay per click model, this requires having a very clear idea of what keywords one wants to use for their advertising. If a consumer is surfing the Internet, and enters a particular keyword, such as say, sneakers, a company that specializes in the sale of sneakers would want their advertisement to appear in a very visible area of the search results.
Spend Your Advertising Budget Wisely
This is a very new form of advertising, and like every new approach, requires expertise to be done properly. That is why having expert PPC Management is important to maximize one’s results, and ensure that their advertising budget is being spent in the most effective way possible.
Chris Harlepp is a US-based lifestyle writer covering the latest trends in modern society, and all of its implications, including PPC Management. He writes on a freelance basis for many of the major lifestyle blogs.