Things You Need To Know About Pay-Per-Click And Paid Search Advertising

Advantages and disadvantages of pay-per-click advertising

Pay-per-click (PPC) advertising can be a cost effective way to drive traffic to your website. There are a number of benefits and challenges to consider.

Advantages of pay-per-click advertising

The benefits of running PPC advertising include:

  • Cost effective – because you only pay when a user actually reaches your website, it can be good value for money. You can choose to spend as much or as little as you like.
  • Targeted – you can choose your audience according to demographics like location, language and device
  • Measurable – PPC campaigns can be set up to carefully measure effectiveness. You can determine exactly how much your return on investment is.
  • Customisable – as you run your campaigns, you can make many small adjustments to improve based on what works best.
  • Training resources – there are many (often free) online courses and training materials to help you develop your skills.
  • Fast – you will see the impact of your PPC efforts almost immediately. Organic search engine optimization (SEO) tactics can take months to make a difference.

Disadvantages of pay-per-click advertising

Some of the challenges of PPC advertising include:

  • Time investment – you can’t just set up your PPC campaigns and leave them. You need to invest time into optimising and improving to get the best results.
  • Skills required – it can take some practise to set up effective campaigns. Many businesses choose to use a specialist agency.
  • Costs can quickly add up – if you aren’t monitoring and optimizing your campaigns to make sure you get a return on investment, money could be wasted. You will need to allocate budget for PPC campaigns, unlike SEO tactics where the investment is time and skills.
  • Clicks and visits don’t always lead to sales – you will need to convince the user to ‘convert’ once they reach your website.


Blog Source: NI Business Info.Co.Uk | Pay-per-click and paid search advertising



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