Begin building your empire with a solid Google AdWords Campaign.

Google AdWords is an online advertising service by Google for businesses wanting to display ads on Google and its advertising network. AdWords enables businesses to set a budget for advertising and only pay when people click on their ads. This ad service is largely dependant on using searched keywords to place ads in front of those performing a topic search. Adwords Management is the process of maintaining control over your Google Adwords account and ad campaigns.

Businesses that use AdWords can present relevant ads to searchers by using a Pay-Per-Click (PPC) Keyword list. People who then search the Web using Google search engine will trigger ads to display when they perform searches using your PPC Keywords. All search results are presented as a list. AdWords ads appear under the heading “Sponsored Links” on the right-hand side or above Google regular search results. If your AdWords ad is clicked on, Google search users are directed to your website and you are charged a small PPC fee.

When choosing keywords for your AdWords campaigns, different matching options are available:

Broad Match.

This reaches the most users by showing your ad whenever your keyword is searched for.

Negative Match.

This option prevents your ad from showing when a word or phrase you specify is searched for.

Exact Match.

Your ad is shown for searches that match the exact phrase exclusively.

Phrase Match.

Your ad is shown for searches that match the exact phrase.

Each AdWord keyword will have a cost-per-click (CPC) bid amount.

The bids specify the maximum amount you’re willing to pay each time someone clicks on your ad (the maximum cost-per-click). A higher CPC bid can allow your ad to show at a higher position on the page. Since PPC Keyword selection is a bidding process, you are in competition with other advertisers for dominance of that particular keyword or phrase. If you choose a popular keyword, you may have to pay more per click than if you choose an unpopular keyword to have your ad displayed similarly ranked. Using ‘Shoes’ as a keyword may result in a lower ranked display than using ‘Clown Shoes’ given an equal CPC bid, since “Shoes’ will be much more popular among advertisers.

Target specific geographies.

AdWords location targeting allows your ads to appear in the geographic locations that you choose: countries, areas within a country, a radius around a location, or location groups. Location targeting helps focus your advertising on the areas where you’ll find the right customers and prevent it in areas where you won’t. If you only sell shoes in Iceland, there is no point in having your ads displayed anywhere else. This makes your ads more cost effective and efficient.

There are different types of Google ads.

You can simply have your ‘Sponsored Ad’ listing appear at the top of a standard Google search list or you can have ‘Display Ads’ appear on relevant websites. These Display Ads can contain; text, image, interactivity, and video. For example, your shoe business Display Ad may appear on the webpage of a popular shoe blogger. Anywhere shoe aficionados congregate is a suitable place for your shoe ad to appear.

Re-marketing campaigns are used to show ads to people who have visited your website or used your app.

These campaigns provide you with extra settings and reports specifically for reaching previous visitors and users. Imagine someone is looking to buy shoes. They visit your website, examine a particular shoe for sale but doesn’t buy anything. Later, as that person continues to browse the Web visiting various websites, your ad showing the shoe style examined, appears on websites visited reminding that person of a product they had perviously pondered. This may be enough of a prompt to encourage them to click on the ad to go back and order the shoes that had piqued their interest earlier.

Call tracking helps us determine how many people followed through.

Call Tracking is a way to confirm that someone has called you on the telephone as a direct response to seeing an AdWords ad. This helps you understand how well your keywords, ads, ad groups, and ad campaigns are working for your business thereby, allowing you to invest more wisely and boost your return on investment (ROI). Conversion Tracking also allows you to take advantage of automated bid strategies such as Target cost-per-acquisition (CPA) and Target return on ad spend (ROAS). These are tools that help you automatically optimize your campaigns according to your business goals. You can use AdWords to enable call-only ads exclusively from mobile phones. For example, you have a pizzeria and you want a telephone call-only ad to appear when someone in the area searches ‘pizza’ on their cellphone. Or, you can have an AdWords ad appear on a desktop computer with a choice of ‘Click for Re-direction to your website’ or a Google-registered phone number to call. The phone call will be tracked as AdWords ad-induced-call and reported separately from a click-through response.

Google AdWords allows you to help customers find you and then track which campaigns and keywords performed best.

But AdWords can’t tell you what the visitor did on your website before they became a customer. Here, Google Analytics fills in the blanks. It shows the path that visitors take when they navigate your website. It shows whether they’re engaging or not engaging with your content along the way. By linking AdWords and Analytics, you can see which keywords triggered which browsing behaviour on your website. For example, you can categorize website engagement of visitors based on which keywords, campaign, ad groups and ad texts they used to get to the site. Some ad campaigns may result in better engagement than others, allowing you to fine-tune your AdWords campaigns for best results.

Conversion Tracking is an example of how AdWords and Analytics work together to reveal website visitor behaviour. Conversion Tracking helps you see how effectively AdWords ad clicks lead to valuable customer activity on your website, such as purchases, sign-ups and form submissions. By adding AdWords code ’tags’ to your website pages, you will cause website action triggers that tracks customer actions on your website and assign them to the AdWords ad that lead them to your website in the first place. You can even track how much customers spend depending on the keyword they used to get to your website.