Beating Adwords For Beginners
Using Google AdWords as pay-per-click (PPC) advertising is a great way to generate some extra income from your website or through affiliate marketing. However, beginners who are unfamiliar to the program may sign up for their Google AdWords account and then jump in head first without having a plan or even any of the background knowledge, and can wind up confused, disappointed and even hurt financially.
Before embarking on a campaign with Google AdWords, it’s essential for you as a beginner to first of all understand what Google AdWords is and how this program works.
Google AdWords is Google’s method of PPC advertising, considered one of the best in its market. PPC advertising allows advertisers to display ads and pay only when visitors click on the ad. If you don’t have a website, you can sign up as an affiliate to promote the products and services of your choice and use your affiliate links in your ads. You are always in complete control of your Google AdWords campaigns. You write the ads yourself according to their format, choose your own keywords and determine your daily budget and how much you will pay per click. The ads appear on Google search pages, and when people click on your ad, it takes them to your site.
Beating AdWords is of course about making money. It’s no good paying nothing for your traffic if you get nothing back. So how do you make money with Google AdWords without spending a fortune on your pay-per-clicks? If you’re a beginner, there are some guidelines to ensure you are beating AdWords from the get-go. First of all, the main trick to remember is to go slowly as you figure this out so you’re not overwhelmed and get in over your head. Secondly, stick to one or just a few Google AdWords campaigns at a time in the beginning until you get the hang of it and feel more comfortable.
Promoting in-demand products and services, choosing the right keywords and learning how to write good ad copy is the secret to having successful campaigns and making money online with Google AdWords. Make sure you promote something that people want so your clicks on not wasted. Next, do your keyword research and make sure to use very targeted and specific words and phrases, and keep your keyword lists short (about 10 words or phrases). Tools such as Google AdWords’ Suggestion Tool, Overture Suggestion Tool and Wordtracker can help. Then, learn how to write good ad copy. Writing compelling ads is essential–if your ad is written poorly, no one will click on it. Look at high-ranked examples online to give you a head-start.
In addition, it’s important to track your ads, keywords and click-through-rates to see what needs tweaking or even removing. Finally, create a daily budget limit and stick to it. Once you’ve reached that limit, Google will stop showing your ads until the following day.