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Used Google Adwords, had clicks but 6 unique visitors. Lasted 10 mins...

Discussion in 'Google AdWords' started by addwire, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. #1
    Hi, I just launched a Cheap Unlimited web hosting company and i tried to advertise on Google Adwords, and it seems like its a waste of money. What am i doing wrong? Should i be using a SEO company? whats the best way to approach this?
     
    addwire, Feb 5, 2011 IP
  2. InvestInPixels

    InvestInPixels Member

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    SEO for adwords? Never knew they did that.., there's some good videos on youtube, check them out - just type in effective adwords.

    Good luck
     
    InvestInPixels, Feb 5, 2011 IP
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    Spidman Peon

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    Have you checked out the webhostingtalk forums? They would love you if you actually provided good, cheap web hosting.
     
    Spidman, Feb 5, 2011 IP
  4. addwire

    addwire Peon

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    my max bid was 9.59... do you think companies have bots that go around and click on their competitors ads?
     
    addwire, Feb 5, 2011 IP
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    magda Notable Member

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    only if they are very stupid and like wasting time and money. Google has sophisticated click fraud detection in place, anything that crude would be detected and discounted in seconds.
    http://adwords.google.com/support/aw/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=6114
     
    magda, Feb 6, 2011 IP
  6. Siddharthr

    Siddharthr Greenhorn

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    Do anyone know the Bid rate to top the series of ads in "linux webhosting" and such keywords with India targeted. ?
     
    Siddharthr, Feb 16, 2011 IP
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    signify_1 Peon

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    #7
    People can offer you suggestions on how to help but it's impossible to diagnose the problem without information. What do you mean by 6 unique visitors lasted 10 mins?

    It could be a number of things that could be the problem, it could be either the ad, keywords or the landing page, but to understand the problem you need to know what your CTR is what your quality score is, what your boucne rate is like etc all this information helps.
     
    signify_1, Feb 17, 2011 IP
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    #8
    9.59 per click seems like a lot of money. my guess would be you're bidding on head terms like 'web hosting' on broad match. I wouldn't go in that cut-throat competition area and focus on longer tail, where the clicks are cheaper. Get a good CTR, raise your quality scores and then you can return and compete with the big guys for the big keywords.
     
    ingame, Feb 17, 2011 IP
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    #9
    web hosting niche is pretty expensive to advertise with adwords


    I have a blog abotu web hosting and i get around 1 dollar per click from adsense at least.

    Which means that the bids are more than 1,5 dollar.

    I guess you must look for a Certified Adwords Partner Agency to help you. But you will surely need a budget :)
     
    geobak, Feb 17, 2011 IP
  10. ingame

    ingame Peon

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    if you decide to hire someone to manage your adwords campaigns, I suggest you contact the guys at receptional. I met them at ICE show in London and they certainly know how to run adwords accounts. I think they have a free campaign review feature, so you can give show them your account and see what they have to say about it. and yes, you sure should have a budget beyond 6 uniques, otherwise it's just a waste of time
     
    ingame, Feb 17, 2011 IP
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    ekfaysal Peon

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    your keyword research is not good i think.
    go thorough
     
    ekfaysal, Feb 17, 2011 IP
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    psharma Prominent Member

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    maybe your visitors are not convinced with the features or even with the quality of your homepage. in order to be able to sell webhosting, your website must look genuinely professional else visitors will bounce back away.
     
    psharma, Feb 18, 2011 IP
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    #13
    This is simple.

    You have a low quality score so you are paying more for your keywords. My guess is you are in the 3/20 - 2/10 area.

    I haven't looked at keywords in your niche however I know it is very competitive.

    Then, 6 visitors that's not a lot. You need more in order to make proper judgement.

    However, just by looking at your question I can tell that you will probably not have a lot of people buying from your site.

    It's just a guess but I have a feeling your site is not optimised to covert lots of people into buyers.
     
    ianthekisser, Feb 18, 2011 IP
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    Sasaw Peon

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    My adwords are mostly 3 -5 /10 score how can i increase the score ?
     
    Sasaw, Feb 19, 2011 IP
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    ianthekisser Peon

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    Well, there are a few things you need to take care of.

    The most important one is to make your ads more attractive so that more people click on them.

    This tells Google that your ads are relevant to their users and your Quality Score will increase.
     
    ianthekisser, Feb 21, 2011 IP
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    using long tails keywords maybe is one of options.
     
    hrshijie, Feb 21, 2011 IP
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    Try to search for keywords that has high search volume. But consider also the pricing of each keywords. Monitor your keywords that gives more conversion to your site.
     
    Hersheys, Feb 22, 2011 IP
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    #18
    you need to approach an expert if u your not good in adwords .
     
    Maryjohn21, Feb 23, 2011 IP
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    #19
    I'd love to outsource my adwords work. How do companies bill for this service? Hourly? Per click?
     
    talentscouter, Feb 23, 2011 IP
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    reps Peon

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    I can sell Google Adwords coupon with cheap price if you really want to continue with adwords. $14.99 for $100 coupon. PM me if interested.
     
    reps, Feb 24, 2011 IP