Google AdWords is for the sole purpose to advertise businesses on Google. When people click on those ads, businesses have to pay Google for the service. It would be an extremely effective method of advertising businesses unless they avoid certain mistakes that ruin all of your effort and money.
A few common mistakes that need to be avoided while running Google AdWords are listed below:
In any advertising, keywords play a vital role in bringing traffic to your business. Here are things that need to be handled in an effective to way for better results:
Broad Keywords: Allow ads to run on relevant variations of the keywords
Excessive usage: Limit keywords from 5 to 10 in an ad group to avoid unrelated words
Negative Keywords: Retrieve control over the PCC campaign. Should not be overused
In Ad Text: Inserting certain keywords in title and description of the ad to improve the Ad Rank’s quality components
As keywords are the mantra for Google AdWords, this must be taken care with attention. Above ideas regarding keyword should not be ignored while running Google AdWords campaign.
Pay-per-click ads will bring potential visitors to your businesses. So, the ad must pull them to the page that is designed to appeal them and satisfy their expectation and interests. If it takes them to your homepage, it is of no use because they have to search again to get further information that may not be comfortable for many. This will automatically lead to lose conversion opportunity and higher bounce rates.
We do every investment with the intention to get back more returns. In the same way, our investment in PPC ads is also for the same purpose. If we do not track the conversions rates from the AdWords campaign, then what is the use of spending money and time on certain things? A campaign without conversion tracking will not help your business at any cost. To check whether campaigns are making up positive ROI, we have to use a mechanism that measures the rate of conversions from those ads.
If your ad is displaying a single variation, for sure it will not work and cannot bring in more traffic or conversions. So, multiple versions of your ad must be tested to identify the best one that works better for your business. Variations can be made in Ad Copy, keywords, CTA, Landing page, etc.
Above Twitter ad is the best example for an ad with multiple variations that have been tested.
If you have multiple ads, Ad rotation option helps determine which ad should show often and request how you want your ads to be shown. Depending upon your setting of Ad Rotation option, the ads in the ad group will be rotated to show evenly and clearly. Following is the path to activate the setting:
This setting should not be ignored on your campaigns to optimize the performance of your ads.
Unique Selling Proposition (USP) speaks about the uniqueness of your business and tells customers what is special about your business. USP appeals and ensures the credibility of the ad.
Call-to-Action (CTA) is also an important factor that has to be present in your advertisement because it motivates the users to click on your ads. There must be CTAs such as “Shop now,” “Buy Now,” “Call Us”, etc. in any well-executed AdWords campaign. Therefore, CTA must not be left out while advertising.
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