Managing Pay-Per-Click advertising on the search networks has become a sophisticated activity. It involves testing variations of ad copy, testing the ads in different geographic locations and to different demographics, and high-tech methods of tailoring ad copy dynamically to the searcher. It takes watching results day-by-day.
Google is the biggest provider of PPC with their product being Adwords and the Yahoo/Bing search alliance also offers a similar product, but to a far smaller audience. In some cases the Yahoo/Bing search networks can provide better conversions, so are worth testing for your product & niche.
We don’t currently provide managed PPC on search networks as a service.
But we can help a LOT with Facebook ads and the Google Display Network and similar networks.
As a starting point though, it’s good to find out a bit about the different PPC Management pricing structures and some of the basic techniques used in running an Adwords search campaign.
PPC Management Fees
There are several fee structures in use by SEM agencies … flat monthly fees, percentage of revenue and percentage of ad-spend are some.
We charge 25% of ad-spend with a lower cap of $300 and an upper cap of $800 for managing up to 400 keywords in one targeted region or country. So for example, if you are spending $2000 per month on clicks, we would charge $500. If you spend $500, we would charge $300 : for a spend of $5000 per month we’d charge $800. You pay at the beginning of each month. There is no contract and you can opt-out whenever you like.
Management includes ..
- Split-testing ads / ad copy.
- Testing broad, phrase and exact match types.
- Testing dynamic keyword insertion.
- Testing over the Google search and the Google content network separately.
PPC Campaign Setup Fees
|Up to 100 keywords||$500|
|100 to 200 keywords||$700|
|200 to 300 keywords||$870|
|300 to 400 keywords||$1000|
- Keyword research
- Campaign and Ad group creation
- Ad copywriting and landing page selection
Quality score is something that comes up in a lot of conversations about Adwords. You can watch the Google video here … What is Quality Score
Further information about Managed PPC …