If you want to bring viewers to your website’s landing page or ecommerce products page, pay per click advertising can help you to bump up the amount of traffic quickly. But what can you do if your pay per click advertising strategy isn’t performing as well as you expected? This guide will provide common issues and how to solve them.

 

Why is my PPC advertising strategy not working? 

Your settings are not correct

Many times, when we check a client’s PPC campaign that is underperforming, the settings are off. Perhaps you are targeting the wrong location or the budget you have set is incorrect. It’s possible that an ad group didn’t get turned on. The first thing you need to do if you notice that a PPC campaign isn’t working is check your settings.

You’re not redirecting your audience correctly

If you are marketing a specific service or product, then you shouldn’t direct search engine users to the home page of your website. Make sure you have a high impact landing page that is professionally written, compelling, and gives your potential client all the information they need to do business with you. Each ad group should have its own landing page for the best results. Keep your website’s navigation simple so that they can find what they are looking for, information about the credibility of your brand, shipping information, and anything else they might want to know.

You’re not looking at local factors 

All pay per click advertisers want the lowest possible cost per click (CPC), but it is virtually impossible to keep the costs at bay if you ignore local factors. Localize your PPC campaigns to ensure that you not only have local vendors in the areas that you are targeting, but that you are using everything from the right lingo and slang to the desired suburb areas.

You’re not getting genuine visitors 

Whether you are advertising on social media or the major search engines, there will likely be networks that distribute your ads. Some of these networks are fraudulent, which means that the traffic they send to your website and landing pages are fake. Ensure your ads are distributed to the right network so that you get genuine visitors.

You’re not setting up negative keywords

There are many keywords that you do not want to rank for. Perhaps you want to avoid ranking for keywords such as ‘second hand’, ‘new’, ‘free’, or a specific color. Include all the negative keywords that you don’t want to rank for to prevent your ad from being triggered by these words.

Need more help with your pay per click advertising strategy? Contact WSI OMS for information on our PPC advertising services and other digital marketing packages.

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