Gurgoan, India (PressExposure) October 06, 2009 -- Pay per Click or PPC advertising is one of the most influential advertising medium for websites. It is an advertising process involving a meager amount for every click on keyword or phrase a website receives. A website bids on a related keyword or phrase. When that phrase is searched in a search engine, your text ad is displayed alongside the search results.
If the searching person finds it stimulating enough, then he/she clicks on the ad for its website offers. Website is supposed to pay for that click it has received from visitor, for its keyword. Since ad is displayed for specific results, so the visitor is also specific in approach and clicks on the ad, only if the ad is interesting enough.
The amount paid by advertiser is dependent upon how high the advertiser bids on that keyword. The higher the bid-amount as compared to competitors, higher is the result in search engines for pay per click advertising.
But what makes PPC drive specific traffic to your site? Organic search results and PPC results are in the ratio of 20:80, means for every one person that clicks on the site for that result, PPC advertising results is clicked by four times more for that advertisement.
Paid search is much better than organic searches. Specific clients are bound to click on your ad more than the search results. It is better to focus on those terms which are high-converting and cost-effective. Suppose your site is related to some sports item and pay per click ad is bid for some unrelated keyword, then the search results will neither be specific nor cost-effective.
Pay Per Click Advertising is not that easy as it sounds. It needs proper research for different activities and different keywords. Keyword searches can be tested, which are related to website. The ones which are clicked higher than the others are chosen for pay per click advertisement. These are high-converting keywords of great conversion value.
Pay per click is flexible and shows almost instant results. This is the reason that it is the most preferred medium for advertising for online marketing.