5 Pay Per Click Search EngineTips

Written by Richard Baker

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Stick to Your Budget Dorepparttar calculations and stick to them. What percentage of your visitors buy? What isrepparttar 128153 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 isrepparttar 128154 daddy, but prices reflect that. A visitor who searches at Overture is just as qualified as someone searching onrepparttar 128155 same words at any PPC Search Engine. Oftenrepparttar 128156 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 torepparttar 128157 type of visitor you want. This can actually increase your click throughs by 44%. Write your title and description so that they relate torepparttar 128158 keywords that you are bidding for. Often usingrepparttar 128159 keywords in bothrepparttar 128160 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 ofrepparttar 128161 most important to note.

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Richard Baker is Director of Blue Fruit Ltd - a specialist Pay Per Click placement consultancy.

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Richard is an expert in pay per click (ppc) management and optimization techniques. He overdelivers affordable solutions for clients.

Five Minute Introduction to Overture

Written by Alan Grissett

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The second factor that a bidder at Overture must address isrepparttar issue of tracking. If a business doesn't know which search phrases it's leads are coming from, that business can waste a good deal of time and money. This is where Web programming technologies such as PHP, PERL, and ASP can be extremely useful. Without going into too much detail, these technologies can be used to track a customer from click to sale.

If you are interested in Overture, you should read over some ofrepparttar 128152 resources available from their site at http://www.overture.com/. But there is one resource that you won't find unless you are a business that uses Overture, and it is located at http://inventory.overture.com/d/searchinventory/suggestion/. This second link is to their Search Term Suggestion tool, and it is a useful tool for determining keywords and phrases that are used in searches. It's also a pretty good all-around marketing tool to find out what's hot online.

Alan is the lead developer for InfoServe Media, LLC (http://www.infoservemedia.com/), a Web development company that specializes in Web site design, hosting, domain name registration, and promotion for small businesses.

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