Paid ads may be familiar if you have a business or work in the marketing industry. This type of advertising has become the mainstream and most preferred form of advertising all thanks to social media and the internet in general. Through the advances in digital and social media marketing, startup businesses can elevate their brand easily.
Now, get into what paid advertising really is and how you can leverage it to build the brand of your business as well as increase your sales.
So the definition of paid advertising. Paid ads are internet advertising of any form that is paid by individuals, marketers, or companies. There are several types of paid advertising that one can utilise such as Google Ads, Google Display, Facebook Ads, Twitter Ads, LinkedIn Ads, and Pay-Per-Click (PPC) to name a few.
You might already have an idea of paid advertising and how it works, but there are a couple of things you might not know about paid ads. So let me break it down for you so you can make the most of your ads and spend your money efficiently.
Pay-per-click ads are cost-effective
Yes, because you will only be paying for every click on your ad. So, the higher the clickthrough rate (CTR) the lower cost-per-click (CPC) will be. Think of it this way, you are paying for every target customer your ad makes. An effective ad that saves you moolah!
Negative keywords are incredibly important
For better targeting and avoiding people that are not invested in your products, use negative keywords. These keywords are words and phrases that you can set to let Google know not to show your ads. So if you only sell purple shirts, you can set all colours except purple as your negative keywords. That way your products won’t show up when people search for “yellow shirts.”
Paid ads should be mobile-optimized
Everything digital is encouraged to be mobile-optimised. The chances of you reading this on your phone or tablet is 50-50 and more than 50% of paid search clicks are mobile that is why when you create ads make sure that they are good on mobile devices.
Traffic is Consistent and Immediate
There is no denying that paid advertising gets immediate results but one impressive thing about it is that you can get consistent traffic. Basic math, consistent traffic = more potential customers.
Top ad spots generate clicks
Normally when people search for information through search engines they will go for the top-ranking links. That is because they trust the way Google ranks websites. To bypass that, you can pay for the top ad spot! Your ads will be the first thing people see. Now, to be eligible for the top spot is a whole different story. For that to happen your ad must meet the relevant Ad Rank thresholds.
Higher Chances of Reaching Target Audience
When you opt for paid advertising, you get the option to fully optimise your ads through targeting. This can happen by filtering the audience you want to target; age, gender, location, likes, device used, etc. So you can narrow it down and be more specific.
Now the next step is for you to regroup with your marketing team and talk about how you can improve your advertising strategies to stay ahead of the competition.
You may also contact us if you have any questions regarding marketing strategies for your brand we can discuss through a consultation and exchange ideas. Collaboration is one of our strong suits after all.