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    I Don't Get Adwords AT ALL
    I recently launched an Adwords campaign in a very niche market. I did it because I noticed absolutely zero ads being displayed in the SERPs. I signed up and was able to get my keywords for .02 and .03 a piece, as there were no other advertisers. Now, today, for example, Adwords has given me only 2 impressions and my average position is 89th! I typed in my keywords, and as I suspected, there were zero ads showing - not even mine (my campaign is set to "active"). Why wouldn't they show my ads if no one else was buying any? If they decide my few pennies aren't good enough for them, why don't they tell me to increase the bid? I have absolutely no idea of the logic behind this.

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    If you're not in the US add the query string: &gl=us to the search result for the term you're doing PPC on...This might give you some insight into who's advertsing...(You can substitute US for whatever location you are in i.e. CA, UK etc.)

    For 99.99% of keywords if noone else is hitting them the chances are there's a good reason...Just because they're low bid prices doesn't make them any good. Some of the best ROI's can be had with mid-high priced keywords...Best case senario is 5-7 other people hitting that keyword IMHO. That means it can be profitable but the competition is not ridiculous...

    Just my $0.02
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    Thanks for the tip.

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    No problem, I hope it helps you Trivum...I've been flamed by saying this before, but the book on Google AdWords by Perry Marshall is a very good read, and it contains a wealth of information. It's what got me started off in the wonderful world of PPC marketing.
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    How in-depth is the Perry Marshall book, and would it be any good for someone with some experience with Adwords? I do all right with the ads I have, I think, but if someone has some really good ideas that appeal to me I might check it out.

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