This is the fourth part of the five parts series by Ryan Chaffin.Ryan currently specializes in search engine optimization (SEO), blogging, and social media and believes in achieving your fullest potential on and off the web. You can also find Ryan on Twitter (@ryanchaffin).
Increasing your online revenue is at the heart of any web-based business venture. However, it is simply not enough to develop a website and then hope that someone stumbles across it. You need to bring people to your website so that they can see your product for themselves through online advertising. One effective way to go about this is by using PPC. PPC is an acronym that stands for “pay per click.” This is a method of advertising that only requires a payment from the company who is placing the ad when it actually gets clicked on. This naturally leads to increased online revenue benefits for the advertiser, which will be elaborated on in subsequent paragraphs.
The first benefit that you can expect to see from a properly launched and maintained PPC campaign is a higher ratio of website visits to actual purchases. Say, for example, that you specialize in the sale and installation of a niche product like carports. With a proper PPC campaign targeting the keyword of “carports” you can place your ads on sites that specialize in similar products, such as garages. Since you will be placing ads on websites that cater to your client base, you can expect patrons who click through to your site to actually be interested in your product. Since you can expect a certain level of interest, you will sell more products to interested customers, effectively increasing your online revenue.
The second benefit you will see is a better use of your advertising dollar. The old, outdated methods of advertising (think newspaper ads or billboards) were more of a shot in the dark rather than a calculated and well-placed marketing tool. But with PPC, you will only pay when your ad gets clicked on. This means that you will only pay for interested customers to see your advertisement. Maximizing your advertising dollar is now a calculated reality with the increased security that one of these campaigns affords. And once you maximize your advertising dollar, your online revenue stream will continue to increase.
Increasing your revenue online is a simple matter of finding your customers, appealing to them, and then bringing them to your website. Then the website can speak for itself, selling your products through their own inherent quality. PPC is a great way to not only spend your marketing money wisely, but to actually increase your online revenue. If you haven’t already, try this method out; you may be surprised at how effective one of these campaigns can actually be.