Archive for November, 2008
I just a pamphlet in the mail from Google and it talks about a link to their recession help page. I figured I would share it so that anyone new to ppc could check it out.
Just to give you all an update, I am sticking with the content network right now and advertising a few things from Clickbank. At first it went really well, but once I started tweaking it, the first campaign went south. After a couple hundred in loses from that campaign I have started a new one. I will of course keep this blog updated, but as of right now I am spending very little every day.
Oh, and I am still a member of PPC Coach, and they just released more on the tracking script which lets you import your info from Adwords, (awesome!) and they released another method for month 4. That means in the first 6 months you get 10 campaign methods to work with.
Well I figured out what my problem was last week. I changed my daily budget on Friday at the end of the day and they couldn’t review that until Monday. Apparently they make you wait for that kind of change.
I didn’t want to wait all weekend (Im a bit impatient) so I started another campaign and started collecting clicks. So, they will let you start new campaigns and change your Maximum cpc without review.
I did increase my cpc for the original campaign once it went back live today. Of course I got a million clicks and little data, even though I only have 20 keywords in the group. Remember this is the content network, on the search network I wouldn’t put more than one keyword in an adgroup.
So, now I have a bunch of clicks, no more sales, have decreased my bids again on this original one cause everyone was clicking on it, and I want a few less clicks. We will see, as with all ppc campaigns there is a lot of tweaking to do.
I know I haven’t written much in a while, it seems like there is a good two weeks between my posts. Im going to work on that. Here is what I have been up to:
Ghostwriting- I did a wso on wf to get some instant cash flow.
PPC Help- Ive met some people who have less ppc knowledge than me, so I have been trying to help them. I figured I have a good knowledge now between all the courses Ive gone through. Im hoping to get some testimonials in case I want to do it as a service later on.
Content network- I decided I didnt have a lot of money to play around on the search network before I could see a return. So I chose a product and set up a content network campaign. This is where I could use some help. I set it up, direct linking and let it go.
Day 1- spent $12 then had to fix tracking.
Day 2- spent another $12, got 2 sales for $67 income and profit of $43, then I increased the daily budget.
Since then (yesterday) no impressions. Any ideas?
I have gotten a few instant messages from some people who read this blog and want to know how my 5 campaign spree went.
First it took me a few days to get them all ready and uploaded. Then the nail biting began. The first couple of days were more watching than anything else. I was moving pretty slowly with pretty low daily budgets because I didnt want to miss something and lose all of my budget for testing. Sometimes I have done this, where I forget that the ad destination and keyword destination can actually be different and I lose money on that.
To sum it up, my 5 campaign launch didnt go great. I still have 2 of the campaigns running, and while profitable, its very little, and I should either figure something out or stop wasting my time with them. The profit is just a couple of dollars a day.
Im not giving up though. Im still working on getting through the ppc classroom course one more time before I try another 5 campaign launch. I am also watching commission blueprint, and have gained access to another month at ppc coach.
If you are interested in getting commission blueprint let me just tell you now it is incredibly long, there are a ton of videos. While they are really good, I am not the average person and I HATE watching videos. So far I can add up the 20 or so videos on average are 17 minutes a piece. Im a multitasker so this kills me.
Sorry I didnt have great news. I will soon, stay tuned.