When beginning a new campaign, it is easy to want to jump right into the midst of it, including creating ad creatives and writing copy. However, before you begin any task, you should research and establish the keywords that you’ll target. Here are 5 easy mistakes that people make when setting up keywords for Google ads or other digital ads.
Overlooking the importance of relevance.
Relevance is one of the most important factors when considering ad quality. If your ads aren’t relevant to what people are searching for, they are likely to be ignored or clicked on by mistake. This can lead to lower click-through rates and higher costs than necessary.
Google takes into account several factors when measuring keyword relevance: search volume, keyword match type (broad, phrase or exact), negative keywords used and ad copy that includes query terms. To make sure your ads are as relevant as possible for each user that sees them, it’s important to use broad match keywords wherever possible.
Improper campaign settings.
One of the first things you want to do is make sure that you’re using broad match and phrase match correctly. Broad and exact matches are very different, so if you don’t understand what they mean or how they work, your ads will definitely suffer as a result.
Spending too much or too little on keywords.
You need to find a balance between overpaying and underpaying for keywords.
You can’t just throw a bunch of money at your campaign and hope it works out. That’s not how it works. If you have no idea what you’re doing, then chances are good that you’ll spend way too much on keywords. The key here is research: make sure that any keyword has enough demand before spending money on it!
Not tracking conversions correctly.
Tracking conversions is one of the most important parts of running a successful AdWords campaign. The reason for this is that it ensures that your ad money will be spent wisely, as opposed to just being thrown into the abyss.
Tracking conversions means tracking the number of people who take a specific action after seeing your ad. If someone clicks through a banner ad without interacting with any other kind of medium like social media or email marketing campaigns, then they might not actually convert into leads or customers later on down the line because there wasn’t enough engagement between them and your business beforehand—and most importantly: no conversion!
Wasting your money and time.
Before you begin your search marketing campaign, make sure that you are tracking conversions. This will help you see how well-targeted your ads are and if they’re actually bringing in business.
Next, make sure that your budget is allocated properly. You might be spending too much money on high-cost keywords or not enough on low-cost ones because of the way they’re set up now. Also, make sure that you are using the right keywords and settings within Google Ad Words so that it’s working for you as effectively as possible. Did you get all of that? If you have any questions, or want to know more, than set up a consultation with one of our digital strategists today! Visit www.southernviewmedia.com to learn more.