Secret Reasons Why Some Businesses Can Afford to Bid Ridiculous, Amounts On Pay-Per-Click Keywords

Written by Eric Graham

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Site “A” is making a profit of $10 per sale and converts 1 out of every 100 visitors. This site can afford to bid only $0.10 per click to just break even.

Site “B” is making a profit of $100 per sale. If they also convert 1 out of 100 visitors, then this site can afford to bid $1.00 per click to break even. (Better yet, they can bid $0.50 per click and earn a 100% return on investment!)

They are making their real money onrepparttar “back end”. It is not uncommon for savvy marketers to sell a lower ticket item up front, and only break even or sometimes even take a loss, when they know that they can then upsell a good percentage of those customers on a higher ticket item later. Using pay-per-click advertising as a lead generation or list building method for future follow up is actually one ofrepparttar 149198 most effective uses for this method of marketing.

They convert more of their traffic into buyers than you do. Even if you are both sellingrepparttar 149199 exact same item atrepparttar 149200 exact same price, if your competition converts 5% of their traffic into sales and you only convert 1%… Well, it’s no wonder that they can afford a $5 bid on “blue widget” when you are loosing money bidding $1.25. You can get a pretty good idea who hasrepparttar 149201 best converting website in any given market by watchingrepparttar 149202 Google Adwords listings in that particular keyword niche for a few weeks. Unless they are one of those “more dollars than brains” marketers,repparttar 149203 sites that constantly stay nearrepparttar 149204 top long term arerepparttar 149205 ones that are generatingrepparttar 149206 highest value per visitor.

The only way to compete long term onrepparttar 149207 super expensive keywords is to maintain a continuous focus on improving both conversion rates and average profit per sale.

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Capturing Leads Effectively on Free Traffic Exchanges

Written by Michael Lawrence

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Now when a person sees your incentive laden lead capture page on an autosurf they can quickly scan your opportunity and provide a minimum of information (nobody likes filling in forms, especially when they only have 15 seconds to decide on your offer).

Freebies work well, free downloads, contests, giveaways. People like free stuff and this gives you a nice way to build up credibility with your customer.

To take this a step further you can track your campaigns by replacingrepparttar URL for your product with an ad tracking URL.

This will tell you every time someone clicks on a link within your email message or lead capture page allowing you to weed out ineffective ad copy.

Make sure you set up a different ad tracking URL for each lead capture page or email message and you can truly see how well each campaign is performing in real time.

So get busy creating your lead capture pages, connect them to your trafficwave autoresponder, and start tracking your campaigns. You should see improvements in your sales and recruiting efforts immediately.

Graduated from the University of Waterloo Engineering program in 1999. I have 10+ years of IT experience and 2 years of internet marketing experience. I also operate an Autosurf Traffic Exchange.

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