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Stick to Your Budget Do calculations and stick to them. What percentage of your visitors buy? What is cost of product? and so on. Don't be tempted to start a bidding war against a Pepsi or Wal-mart! Set a bid cap based on your calculation of your visitors' value. You are only interested in showing a profit.
Pay Per Click search engine optimisation is a full time task, as bids change without notice. You can literally, sit in front of your screen and manage your bids on an hourly basis. Naturally, this is far from practical and of course time is money. Be disciplined and set yourself a time budget as well as a financial one. Will you monitor your bids once a day or week? Three times a day or even more frequently?
Bid at Smaller PPC Search Engines Okay, Overture is daddy, but prices reflect that. A visitor who searches at Overture is just as qualified as someone searching on same words at any PPC Search Engine. Often newer and smaller PPC Search Engines have less bid competition and represent good value.
Qualify Your Title & Description After results have been returned. Make sure your titles and descriptions are focused to type of visitor you want. This can actually increase your click throughs by 44%. Write your title and description so that they relate to keywords that you are bidding for. Often using keywords in both title and description will increase your click through rates. People will only click if they are genuinely interested - so you'll save money that would have been wasted from clicks of people who were just browsing your link. When it comes to Pay Per Click tips, this is arguably, one of most important to note.
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