Google Adwords – A Beginner's Guide

So, what's the big buzz about Google Adwords? Well, if you have a website and need to grow your sales, Google AdWords is the answer. Google AdWords is proven to be very effective at driving new business, and that's the primary reason why everyone's trying to get to the top of the paid listings. In short, if you want to increase your sales quickly and dramatically, you need to get started with Adwords. It's cost-effective and really does work, instantly.

When you search on Google, you'll no doubt notice the sponsored links on the right hand side of the page. These are examples of Adwords. These text ads, sometimes also found over the top of the natural search results, are advertisements from companies that pay for each click through to their website or landing page. These ads are keyword specific and help match searches for certain products and services with companies that can provide them.

If for example, you're selling beauty products and have signed up with Google Adwords, your text will be seen in the sponsored links section when a surfer uses the search terms 'beauty treatments', 'beauty products', or whatever keywords you 've selected – (multiple word and highly specific keyword phrases always work best). In this way, you advertise directly to those people who are already interested in (and actively searching for) what you're offering. It's a great way to build your business.

In essence, if you want more highly targeted traffic driven directly to your website, Google AdWords is one of the most effective tools available on the Internet today. Just by clicking your ad, the surfer will be funneled to your landing page to make a direct purchase, get in contact with you or request contact from you. You pay a fixed amount per click to a pre-set daily budget, and the system proves to be a very convenient way to sell your products or services online. With a bit of experimentation, just a few keywords can make you a healthy profit.

Now, you're probably wondering how to get started. First, you need to sign up for a free Google AdWords account. Then you have to choose the keywords that are relevant to your type of business and customer. Google itself can help you with this, and has a number of tools that not only suggest the keywords to use for your industry, but how many people search for them and how much they cost.

The next stage in the process is to write your ad. It's important here to use your chosen keywords in the title of your ad, and make the body copy as punchy and benefits driven as possible within the allowed word count. This takes some practice, and it helps to split test different ads to see which ones work best. After you publish your ad, Google will only charge you if someone clicks on it, and will stop charging when your pre-set budget is reached. For example, you can set a maximum of ten pence per click, with a daily budget of £ 5.00, and so on. The tools mentioned above are particularly helpful in determining the level at which your budget should be set.

On top of all this, Google AdWords can also make your ads appear only to surfers located in a particular city or region of your choice. So, if you're offering loans to residents of Manchester, for example, you can set your ads to show exclusively to surfers in this area. This makes targeting even more effective, meaning leads coming to your site are extremely well qualified. And when you understand a bit more about how it all works, there are also tools to help you monitor and improve your return on investment too.

Google AdWords has helped many online businesses grow very quickly. With this cost-effective marketing tool, not only will your web traffic increase, but your sales volume will grow as well. Like never before, Google AdWords enables you to advertise to potential customers at precisely the right time and place. Such laser targeting will revolutionize the way you do business.