Pay per click advertising has great benefits for the online marketer if you know what you are doing – but assuming it is easy is the fastest road to ruin you will ever step on.

There’s one word you need to consider whenever you are thinking about setting up a new cost per click campaign, and that is ‘budget’. Very few beginners in this field think about having a budget. The trouble is, there are so many people online who are doing very well with pay per click advertising and telling everyone else about it that it can make the whole exercise look deceptively simple to the newbie. Of course it’s not as easy as that and if you approach it with caution instead of real abandon then you will undoubtedly get better results.

Testing is essential. No matter who you are setting up your PPC campaign with it’s wise to test your keywords before rolling out a bigger campaign. Keywords are, after all, vital if you are going to get the right visitors coming to your website. Choose the wrong ones and you could get a lot of visitors, no sales and a hefty ppc advertising bill to pay at the end of it. Choose the right ones however, and all those visitors will lead to plenty of sales and a smaller bill as well.

That is the reason why testing is so important. Don’t throw everything into that first set of keywords – spend maybe five or ten dollars on your pay per click campaign first and see what results you get. If they are good, go back and up your budget a bit more. If the results aren’t so good you can adjust your keywords and try again with a similarly small budget. That way there will be no risk that you will run out of money before you find what works for you.

Cost per click advertising is called just that for a reason. Every click is going to cost you a certain amount of money, so you need to be sure that you are going to get a decent return on that cost. If you just want to get visitors to your website and you have no real idea of what you want them to do when they get there, your results aren’t going to be as good as if you had a specific plan.

So test, test and test again. Have a firm plan and a small budget to begin with, and then expand as and when your results indicate that is what you should do.



Kontera is an In-Text ad network that offers pay per click advertising to publishers across the web. Kontera’s advanced ppc advertising solutions guarantee the highest degree of relevancy between content, keywords and ads.

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