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How Reliable Is Pay-per-click Advertising?

Braxton Tulin - Thursday, May 09, 2013

Whether or not you can rely on Pay-Per-Click Advertising will depend upon the products or services you have to offer and how well you promote your website. Advertising via Pay-per-Click involves depositing some money with a Pay-per-Click advertising company. The good news is that you only pay when someone clicks into your site. With some Pay-per-Click companies, you can set the amount you wish to spend, which is good for small businesses which have a limited advertising budget.

The biggest PPC companies in the market are Google AdWords, Microsoft Bing and Facebook Ads

Prices per click start from as little as US$0.01 and rise to US$250+ and more depending on the popularity of the keyword or search terms and the popularity of the PPC company.

In order for Utah Pay-per-Click advertising to work, you need to make sure that the websites you choose to use are visible enough for the advertising to be worthwhile; in other words you need to choose the right sites where people may be looking for the type of products and services that you are selling. For example, if you sell women's shoes, it is not likely to be beneficial for you to post your PPC links on a site that sells electronic equipment. On the other hand, it might be effective to post your ads on a site that sells fashion items, fragrances, or even men's wear since many people are looking for a quick way to find clothing for all members of the family.

Make sure you fully understand the advertising policies of the Utah PPC company you choose. If you choose a company that allows you to set your own price for each click, you will probably find that your ad will appear on more sites if you are willing to pay more for the service. You want to make sure that you have control over the types of sites where your advertisement will appear. You want to be choosy so that you don't allow your ad to show on sites where people might just click through to see what you have to offer and then not buy anything. Remember, every click costs you money so it's important to target those who are interested and ready to buy, even if it may not be the same day.

Before you choose Pay-per-Click advertising, talk to other people you know who have used it to get a feel for the right company to use. Do your own research as well, reading their websites and what they offer in return for placing your advertising on their websites. Find out as much information as you can before making a decision about using this type of advertising. Like any other type of advertising, you must keep in mind that certain types of advertising work better than others, and PPC works better in some industries than others. Before investing your money in a long-term commitment, you may want to try a couple of small Utah PPC test campaigns to give you an idea of how well it is likely to work for you.

You will need to take some time to choose your keywords and phrases with great care. Remember that when someone searches for a keyword the advertisers' links appear in descending order, starting with the advertiser who is willing to pay most for the click. The obvious or more common or popular keywords for your market will also be the most expensive ones. What you need to do is to brainstorm a range of phrases that people may use to search for your product but which fewer of your competitors will have selected. Those phrases will almost certainly be cheaper to bid on and yet may also be effective in attracting targeted traffic to your site.

For that reason, the phrases that you choose are of vital importance for the success of your campaign. You can lose a lot of advertising money very quickly and end up going nowhere mighty fast if you do not test your keywords and phrases before deciding whether or not Pay Per Click advertising is for you.

Defining Unethical Practices in Advertising

Braxton Tulin - Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Ethics in advertising can sometimes be borderline between what is right or wrong. There are rules and guidelines in place for the advertising companies to follow so they don't upset or offend any viewers. But, what is as unethical advertising? Well, using advertising in a way that is misleading and uses false claims to get the public to buy the product they are trying to sell is unethical, because of its misuse of the information that is presented to the public. This article will show what is seemed to be unethical in advertising.

Ads that are used in the political realm can sometimes be misleading and use false information or bend the truth to get the public to sway their votes towards them. An ad in the campaign for the election between McCain and Obama used an ad with misleading information. Such as, saying that a developer received $20 million in tax payers money, but the truth was there was no money received. This can be considered unethical as they are giving false information to the public, which is done a lot in political advertisement.

An advertisement that is made should be able to identify what the targeted audience is. But, sometimes this is not always done. When advertising towards children it should be clear what the product is and what is for. As children can sometime misrepresent and not quite understand what the ad is saying, especially under the age of 12. However, some might say that it is unethical to target children under the age of 12 as, they may not understand what an ad is and view it in a way that they are not supposed to. However advertisement is constantly been shown for children like in campaigns for beverages and food in posters at schools and some debate if advertising in schools is unethical.

Just like advertisements in commercial or billboards, the internet has its own issues in advertising as well. As they can sometimes promote untrue claims and when this happens it can have a negative impact on their product and brand. There are ethical guidelines for problematic ads that can look an article, on the internet. Those ads can be misinterpreted with editorial content needs to be labeled, that is an advertisement. Otherwise it unethical when this isn't displayed. Using advertising in this way is misleading and it shows that view the consumer as naive, which is unethical.

By not putting the right amount of information makes the public believe something in a different way because of what has been said. This may lead them into a wrong direction and buying a product that is not right for them.

Using out right lies in advertising is part of unethical advertising and doesn't follow the guideline practices that they have to follow when demonstrating a product to the consumer. Lying about what the product, gives false information and makes them believe that something is true when it is not. Which should be avoided in advertising as it will eventually give them a bad reputation, because of its misuse of information.

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