Pay per Click (PPC) is a popular mode of contextual advertising online. Major search engines such as Google list PPC advertisements relevant to the keyword searches made by Internet audiences. Though an effective means to market your products and get targeted web traffic to visit your website, writing a PPC advertisement is a major challenge.
Major search engines such as Google permit only 25 characters in your advertisement headline and 35 characters in each of the two description lines. This makes writing a PPC advertisement tougher as you must make optimum use of few words to sell your product to users.
The headline is the most critical component of your ad, hence ensure you write a headline that highlights the benefits of your products/services. Use most relevant keywords in your headline to achieve better click-through-rates. It is important that you know what your target audiences are looking for.
Take some time to research the market trends of the product category you are selling and determine what audiences what. This will enable you highlight that key benefit of your product that consumers desire and can go a long way in making your PPC ad get better click-through rates.
PPC ad campaigns are also about beating the competition so that your ad can obtain higher visibility on search engines. To make your ad stand out from your competitor ads, you need to create a PPC ad that is distinct yet effective. Before you actually start writing your ad, research on the content of current ads for the keywords you have selected.
This will give you an idea of what type of ads your competitors are creating and you can out-smart them by creating something different.You can create a draft of your ad consisting of 2-3 lines, highlighting the key benefits of your business and including rich keywords.
Now, edit it to cut out unnecessary elements to create an ad which is in line with character limits specified by search engines. The last step is to put up your ad on search engines and track their performance. Most search engines do intimate you if your ads have a poor click-through rate.
You can then play around with the various keywords in your ad and try different styles of writing before you manage to write a PPC ad that truly works.