Are your ads suffering from structural damage not fit for PPC? Over time, if not optimized, your ad copy can become ineffective and fail to perform as competitors continuously update their ads and implement the new technologies.
Now is a good time to review your current ads, their performance, and potential to improve your program results.
Not just a quick fix, use the best practices below to makeover your PPC ads and get a fresh start.
- Understand the objective. From branding and awareness to sales, as your objective moves closer to the purchase decision, it will need to compel the searcher to act. Consider how the overall messaging is meeting your goals.
- Create compelling copy. Many people study their competitor’s ad copy just to emulate them exactly. Take a look at all of the components of the ads – both good and bad – and create a unique, compelling way to stand out from the crowd.
- What are the unique features or benefits you want to communicate? Including benefits or features that communicate selling points like “next day delivery” or “fast treatment” can help searchers to see how you are differentiated from competing ads.
- Don’t forget to include your offer. It may be something you offer everyday such as “free delivery” or part of a special seasonal promotion like “10 percent off.” Make sure the offer is prominent in the headline or test inclusion in the headline vs. body copy.
- Does including a call-to-action with sense of urgency, “limited time so act now!” remind you of a late night infomercial? Direct response writing is the old-school base from which we want to build our PPC ads today. “Buy now” or “sign up today” are classics that never stop producing results.
From Drab to Fab: Ad Makeover
Using some of the tips above can take average ad copy to advanced ad copy in minutes and improve overall performance of your PPC program. Try these tactics yourself and optimize to improve performance as needed.
The original version is missing opportunities to stand out:
Try a Mixama
It’s more than a food processor.
Make dips, desserts, salsas & more.
The new and improved version includes a product benefit “prep faster,” custom display URL, offer, and call-to-action:
Mixama Food Processors
Prep Food Faster With Mixama.
Shop Today For 10% Off Online!
“You cannot succeed in analytics and marketing unless they are central to business operations and are helping business answer the questions that will drive dollars to the top or bottom line,” says Kerem Tomak, Sears Chief Digital Marketing & Analytics Officer.
Google sparked a small firestorm last week as reports surfaced that its intelligent assistant device Google Home delivered an unsolicited advertisement to unsuspecting owners.
On February 28, 2017, ClickZ presented the webinar 'Still using .com? Here’s why 50% of all Fortune 500 companies are about to use .brand' in association with Neustar.
In part one a few weeks ago, we discussed what brand TLDs (top level domains) are, which brands are applying for them and why they might be important. Today, we’ll take an in-depth look at the potential benefits for brands, and explore the challenges brand TLDs could help solve.