We have done an analysis and wanted to point out that we have found roughly a 21% increase in click costs in our client accounts from December figures compared to August figures.
That means your budget does not stretch as far on the Google AdWords of today. You are paying more for clicks, getting fewer impressions, and paying more for each conversion. So ready to change to a new pay per click program. Well hold your horses as Google AdWords is still king. Unfortunately we all just stuck with the situation as Google still owns 47% of the search market share, and 84% of all searchers start their searches on Google.
Hmm, Merry Christmas.
We’ve seen it happen in several client accounts so you may want to try this for yourself.
One you’ve got a great performing campaign…consider revising the landing page with a new look and streamlined content for better performance.
Two a great way to jump start a good performing campaign to the next level is to update your ad text. Introduce a set of new ads. For some reason a fresh look, or fresh approach can also push your ad click through results. Buyers sometime experience ad fatigue and so a fresh approach periodically can reap really big click and click through results for an already great performing account.
Third try break out ad groups. When we have a top account another way to push it to even better performance is to break out the top performing keywords into their own ad group with their own landing page. This very narrow focus and match on ad text, keywords, and landing page is a winning combination!
I’ve seen mentioned on the Web in several places that Google AdWords is an auction bid and then again that it is not. Finally in Google’s own help information on AdWords they use the “Auction” term.
I have long felt that getting to position one on a keyword had an auction factor to it as one could bid up the price, but in some cases never pay the actual bid price and raise a keyword s’s position. Now at least it is clearly in the open. Yes Google AdWords does have an auction-like bid to position.
Remember there are additional factors that affect your keywords page position like quality score, ad text, and even landing page match and now auction is another one.