The Benefits of Pay per click (PPC) Advertising

Pay per Click Providers such as Google AdWords, Overture, or Mirago quote the following benefits of PPC Advertising:

  • PPC Advertising is Immediate or very fast to implement
  • PPC Advertising is Measurable
  • PPC Advertising is Cost Effective
  • PPC Advertising is for Businesses of all size

This page gives an independent viewpoint on the above.

Pay per Click (PPC) Advertising is Immediate

Pay per Click is certainly very much quicker to implement than most other forms of advertising. It is also very fast to respond to changing market demand or company situation and campaign budgets can be increased / decreased or paused almost instantly. Some PPC Campaigns are faster to set up than others - Google AdWords in particular is easy to get started within 10 minutes. Overture takes longer - typically 3 or more days.

Pay per Click (PPC) Advertising is Measurable

The Internet makes it very easy to measure and quantify the actual benefit of the PPC advertising campaign as a whole, but also each part of the campaign. This is usually done by adding tracking code to the website but there are other methods as well if this is not possible. Cornish WebServices utilise both methods to continuously monitor and improve the performance of different client campaigns.

This type of advertising is called pay per click and it is very easy to measure"click through rates" or "Cost per Click" and this give an idea of how many visitors arrive at a client website. But cost per click is not the most useful measure of a campaign success. Some website visitors are more useful than others. A more useful measure is number of relevant visitors or cost per sale or cost per conversion. PPC advertising makes is very easy to calculate the cost per sale through this form of advertising.

Pay per Click (PPC) Advertising is Cost Effective


In the short term, PPC Advertising is usually one of the more cost effective forms of advertising on the Internet, especially where industry bid prices are low. But in some market segments, fierce competition has driven bid prices to such a high level that the cost of generating a sale is more than the profit from that sale.

In most industries it appears that natural listings get a better click through rate than sponsored (PPC) listings and in our experience natural search engine optimisation usually offers a better return in the longer term.

Pay per Click (PPC) Advertising offers potential for smaller business

Pay per Click Advertising enables small and medium sized enterprises to compete very successfully against the large national / multinational companies. Pay Per Click (PPC) creates a level playing field for small businesses, and by careful choice of PPC parameters your ad can show above those of large business or multi- nationals.

Is Pay per Click (PPC) Advertising Best for your website?

Cornish WebServices have extensive experience in both B2B and B2C type markets (mainly UK based but also some experience in non UK markets). We also provide search engine optimisation services and often offer a combination of services where we gradually decrease PPC spend as the client website gains top rankings.

Contact us for a realistic assessment of the benefits of PPC (pay per click) advertising for your business. We only use qualified Google AdWords Professionals to handle client budgets.

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