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A PPC agency like Brafton can recommend how much investment to place in a Google ad or Bing ad — or both. Typically, a PPC ad campaign will use both search engines and be augmented by a paid ad on social media.
Though social media advertising is a separate discipline than paid search advertising, the motivation and effect of running an ad generally are similar. As such, paid search and paid social are great combinations together.
Benefits of Paid Search
Paid search is the fastest-growing ad format, with advertisers spending over $13 billion annually. With support from Brafton’s PPC experts, your campaigns can drive more traffic to your site, augmenting the power of your organic strategy.
Type a keyword into Google or Bing and the only thing you’ll see ranking above the top organic spot is a paid advertisement.
An effective paid search strategy places ads near highly relevant search results. This type of digital marketing uses a pay-per-click model, which means you only pay when someone clicks on your ad.
Among surveyed consumers, 75% say search ads make it easier to find the information they’re looking for. In practice, 49% click on text ads, 31% on shopping ads and 19% on video ads.
The success of your paid search campaigns relies on several factors:
- Pay-per-click bidding strategy.
- Search engine optimization strategy.
- Analytics capabilities.
Each of these pieces must work in tandem to generate meaningful return on investment. Brafton’s expert paid search managers use advanced tools to assess keyword valuation, identify opportunities to leverage search volume and analytics reports to optimize conversions. All of these factors are built into your PPC campaign.
In addition to appearing in a regular Google search, ads can also be featured in other relevant Google properties, such as Google Shopping and Google Maps. As a certified Google Partner, Brafton can successfully execute a PPC campaign through a variety of channels, ensuring your brand is discoverable at all times.
75% of consumers say search
ads make it easier to find the
information they’re looking for.
1. The advertiser makes a bid. This is the maximum amount they’re willing to spend for a click.
2. Google determines the advertiser’s Quality Score based on their click-through rate, keyword relevancy, historical ad performance and landing page relevance.
3. Google calculates the advertiser’s Ad Rank by multiplying the Quality Score by the maximum bid.
4. Google compares the Ad Rank to the advertiser’s competitors, and assigns a CPC based on the competitiveness and popularity of the ad’s keywords.
Generally, advertisers with a high Quality Score are rewarded with lower CPC and higher rankings. Let us create quality ads so you can focus on growing your business.
When Should You Use Paid Search?
Paid search can be an ongoing monthly investment as part of a larger SEM strategy or it can be keyword- or season-specific.
Paid search campaigns are most useful when:
- Needing a faster, predictable return on investment relative to search engine optimization (SEO) or other efforts.
- Announcing a company merger or acquisition. Ensuring your new or existing brand owns the top spot in SERPs and is appropriately redirecting traffic to the correct URL is imperative after an M&A.
- Promoting a new product or service offering in a crowded SERP market.
- Promoting a local offering to a local market.
- Supporting organic efforts in a balanced search campaign.
Our Paid Search Managers Are PPC Experts
Paid search campaigns managed by Brafton support your search engine optimization (SEO) and content marketing strategies by getting your messaging in front of relevant people immediately.
Ranking highly on a SERP organically takes an average 90 to 180 days, depending on the search volume for your keywords and the competitiveness of your vertical. And that’s assuming you have an awesome SEO strategy and that you update that strategy periodically based on the findings of your analytics reports.
Data from Google shows that search ads can increase brand awareness by 80%. That can be a huge advantage if you’ve recently launched a new website or product page. A paid search campaign with Google Ads can be just the thing you need to improve that brand awareness.
Paid search isn’t a magic bullet, however. Brafton’s experts make strategic decisions based on real data to help you outrank your competitors.
Although the average click-through rate for paid search ads is around 2%, ads in the first position see rates as high as 7.94%. Our paid search managers possess deep knowledge of bidding strategies to help your ads reach the top spot.
Search ads can increase brand
awareness by 80%.
How Brafton Can Optimize Your PPC Efforts
Our in-house PPC experts will tailor best practices to the bespoke needs of your campaign — through a deep understanding of your campaign objectives, Brafton will conduct the following five steps:
Step 1: Determine Keywords
Your dedicated content marketing specialist (CMS) will conduct comprehensive keyword research to determine optimal targeting opportunities. This, in turn, ensures that your ad will be displayed to the right audiences within the optimal context — maximizing your campaign budget and outcomes.
Step 2: Create the Ads
Ad creation involves collaboration between writers, designers, content marketing specialists and PPC experts, each working together to produce an ad that is tailored to your brand and audience. We’ll ensure that your PPC ad is of the highest quality, leading optimal leads to take the next step with your business.
Step 3: Optimize your Landing Page
It’s one thing to create an excellent ad; it’s another thing to convert leads through an excellent landing page. We adopt a multi-disciplinary approach to ensure that the full consumer journey is optimal and friction-free.
Step 4: Set Your Bidding Strategy
Your PPC specialist will analyze the various campaign logistics and determine the optimal bidding strategy, ensuring that your campaign is seen and engaged with by the right leads.
Step 5: Review, Report and Repeat
In another word: optimize. We’ll review the metrics and make any necessary adjustments — leveraging what is working and removing what isn’t. And, through regular reports, we’ll keep you informed at each step of the PPC advertising journey.
Social Media Success Stories
The Rubbermaid brand, leaders in home and food storage, partnered with Brafton to optimize their PPC efforts. Through our partnership, Rubbermaid saw a 55% increase in site conversions and 341 conversions from paid search, among other positive results.
“The team at Brafton are highly knowledgeable and are very responsible and reliable. They feel like an extension of our marketing team.”
– Christianne Davis, Campaign Manager at Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Australia.
Define Your Goals:
Whether you want to get more site visits, newsletter sign ups or store visits, your strategist will steer your search campaign toward maximum results.
Hands-on strategists will work with you to optimize and diversify your paid spend across display networks, retargeting campaigns and syndication platforms.
Determine Your Ad Scale:
Should you target a local audience, or do your offerings have global appeal? Find the right location groups to magnify your exposure to the right customers. Your strategist can slice your messages into ad groups for more targeted search campaigns.
Ongoing campaign analysis helps you gain important market intelligence. Strategists periodically adjust tactics and spend based on performance reports. For instance, they can help you decide which ad extensions make sense for your goals.
Competitive keywords can have a CPC of $50 or higher. Knowledgeable PPC professionals find keywords that balance value, volume and relevance to your campaign goals.
Test Landing Pages:
Beyond the search campaign itself, PPC managers can help you improve your Quality Score by testing landing page efficiency. This step is crucial to converting site visitors to customers.
Understand your Competition:
You have a limited number of characters with which to grab attention and entice potential customers. Paid search management ensures your ad copy is always aligned with customer search intent to make your ads appealing.
Depending on your industry and target audience, your Brafton strategist can help you launch thoughtful paid search campaigns on search engines like Google and Bing as well as syndication platforms such as Taboola and Outbrain.
Launch a Paid Search Campaign Today
Google Ads alone reaches more than 2 million websites and applications. Not many other forms of marketing can influence such a wide marketplace.
Brafton’s strategic paid search campaigns help you target potential customers who are most likely to be interested in your offer, wherever they happen to be online. This active audience is more likely to engage with your message when you have persuasive copy and an excellent ad experience.
With help from Brafton’s Promotions & Engagement Team, you can support your PPC campaign management with shared expertise, responsive strategies and flexible tactics.
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