We started running PPC ads by doing a lot of mistakes and burnt our hand by these mistakes. It is very important to understand a pattern of common mistake due to which our ads were not performing the way they were supposed to perform. This article gives you an understanding of this common pattern and how to fix these problems.
Pattern 1: Ads are approved but not taking the impression
This seems to happen every time when you set up a campaign and Google is trying to understand what you are trying to do. Let’s put some light on what might be the possible mistake and go-to place for the same.
- Ads might have just approved
- You might be bidding too low
- You might have scheduled ad
Sometimes Google takes a long time to approve the ad and keywords. It’s simple, wait for 24 to 48 hour for ad or keyword to get approved.
Choose Google recommended budget or increase the bid amount a little.
Check for the ad scheduling time and remove if required.
There might be unrelated keywords or the keywords that you have selected might not have any search volume. Just add some keywords that have better search volume or modify the match type and see for some time.
Pattern 2: Ads are taking impression but not clicks
This is very overwhelming when your ads have been shown to the searches/users where it’s not getting any or enough clicks that you are expecting. Here is the place where you need to check.
- Ad Position
- Poor or low-quality ad copy
You might be bidding less or the quality score of the ad is very low, wherein ads are shown mostly in the bottom of the SERP first page or second page. So we just need to keep an eye on the quality score and ad position to make sure you have people’s attention.
Your ad copy is not good enough to grab users attention or not exciting enough for people to click on your ads. Give a try by refreshing your ad copy or updating more relevant and fresh ads.
Pattern 3: There are a lot of clicks but no much leads and conversion
Sometime you might feel Google is lying to you by showing an unrealistic number of clicks and impression on the ads. But Google might not always be wrong in this case and there are some places where we can look into in order to improve the result. Here are a few things to consider.
- Poor clicks quality
- Poor landing page/Website experience
There is a good chance that we are getting poor quality users on our site. Just compare the search terms and keywords once to make sure you are getting the right audience on your website so that they turn into leads.
Low loading speed, no appropriate content on the site, not following AIDA content flow also leads to this issue. Most of the time people just bounce back from landing page/ website by their bad experience and continue their research on the next site. So check on the analytics, hotjar or GTM page scroll events to verify if users are liking the content you put across to them.
If you know these three usual patterns where your PPC ads suffer, you can easily solve these issues. To summarize
- No impressions? – Check for pattern 1
- No clicks? – Check for pattern 2
- No leads or conversion – Check for pattern 3
If you still not sure about your ad performance or feel like it needs some professional help, we are here to help you. Contact us on +91 99864 60086 or mail us on [email protected] and schedule a FREE audit and consultation of your google ad account.