15 Oct Real-life Lessons in Using Google AdWords
It used to be that business owners often struggled to afford advertising for their products or services. Google AdWords has changed that by offering an inexpensive way to spread the word. But if you don’t do some careful planning, you can easily find yourself spending thousands of dollars with little to show for it.
Here are the basics: Google AdWords are keyword-driven ads that show up along the right-hand side of a Google search page under the rubric “sponsored links.” People who search for terms related to those you select — say, “widgets for sale” — will see your ad alongside the results of their search. How high up your ad appears on the list of sponsored links will depend on how much you’re willing to spend on your campaign. The more you spend, the higher your ad will rank. Because AdWords is a pay-per-click service, you pay Google only when someone clicks on your ad.
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