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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Failing with Google Adwords Can Help You Master Internet Advertising


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If you have taken the time to research search engine placement, methods of obtaining a high search engine ranking, or Internet advertising, you have probably heard of Google Adwords. Adwords are a relatively new, but popular form of Internet Advertising. This medium displays ads based on words that are entered into search engines, such as Google. For example, if someone were searching for chocolate candy, they would most likely see ads for businesses selling something related to chocolate candy.

As you can imagine, Adwords are an effective form of Internet advertising, because they help you reach your target audience. However, much like using keywords to obtain a high search engine ranking, Google Adwords will only work if you know what your customers will be searching for.

Google Adwords uses a comprehensive matching program to match ads with keywords entered. To assist their advertisers in controlling the Internet advertising and matching process, Google provides three keyword match types: broad, phrase and exact.

The good part about a Google Adwords Internet Advertising campaign is the research that it provides. Success and failure can be easily measured. If the keywords you choose for the Adwords campaign do not perform well, then you have learned something very important—you are using the wrong keywords for your market. This will help you fine tune your marketing and search engine placement campaigns, because you will quickly learn which keywords work and which ones don’t. Google Adwords can also give you an idea of how large your market is by providing statistics on the number of times your ad was displayed and the number of times it was clicked on.

And don’t worry about throwing good Internet advertising money out the window. With Google Adwords, you only pay for ads that receive clicks. If your ad doesn’t generate many clicks, there’s no financial loss. This makes Adwords a very inexpensive method of determining which words or phrases are popular with searchers and which are not. You can then take your findings and apply them to your website and other forms of Internet advertising to achieve a higher search engine ranking. A refined knowledge of good keywords practically guarantees high search engine placement.

Can you turn Google Adwords failure into success? Absolutely. You just need to learn from your mistakes and turn those lemons into lemonade.

About the author: Cliff Posey, owner of CRP Marketing, owns and operates webbusinesstoolsonline.com. Cliff has also operated several other successful web businesses including Love Song Cards and Radio Career Consultants. The content in this article was developed from his experience in these businesses and his continual research into further business improvements. This Blog is for discussion about web sites and web site traffic therefore your feedback is welcome.

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4 comments:

ladykay said...

This is interesting. I never looked at things from this perspective.

webtoolsguy said...

I hadn't considered the things this article mentioned. Does anyone know where I can get a clear FREE understanding of Adwords?

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