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    does anyone know what a good bid for ppc for "paid surveys" is? I wanna make top 10 without wasting money

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    I moved your post to a new thread... it was off topic where you posted it.

    And welcome to ABW, why don't you introduce yourself in the Intro forum?
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    Quote Originally Posted by refresh9149
    does anyone know what a good bid for ppc for "paid surveys" is? I wanna make top 10 without wasting money
    Start low and work your way up until you feel you're getting a solid ROI. I doubt you'll have much luck with only a single keyword. You need to build up a solid list of variations that are cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by refresh9149
    does anyone know what a good bid for ppc for "paid surveys" is? I wanna make top 10 without wasting money
    It sounds like you are going to jump into PPC without knowing alot about it. That can be very dangerous. I might be wrong, but I would strongly reccomend reading in the Search Engine threads here on ABW for the answer to this question. The most common thing you will find to answer your question is that there is no good bid. Each program is different and you need to find one which will payout what you need it to with the right conversion ratio. Both fully rely on landing pages, keywords, spend, text, relevance etc...

    Use the search feature and you will find enough information to answer your question and formulate a plan to find your "good bid". There was also a good thread started today on PPC

    http://forum.abestweb.com/showthread.php?t=85392

    Also, here is a link to the PPC threads:

    http://forum.abestweb.com/forumdisplay.php?f=267

    Also, welcome to ABW. =0)
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    What Liquidate said. Read first, then test using lower bids, keywords and ads that are relevant to each other, quality landing pages etc etc. Please do yourself a favor and really DO your homework before you start - it'll save your yarbels!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ALH - AmeritrustRx
    What Liquidate said. Read first, then test using lower bids, keywords and ads that are relevant to each other, quality landing pages etc etc. Please do yourself a favor and really DO your homework before you start - it'll save your yarbels!
    Or, jump in guns blazing, bid high enough that you guarantee yourself a #1 ranking on Google, make Google a lot of money, and go bankrupt in the process.

    Like any advertising program, PPC campaigns require a lot of research and market testing. Don't let the ease of getting into PPC fool you into thinking it's easy to manage. I learned from the School of Hard Knocks that PPC isn't something you passively manage. I would hope that you would not take a government position on the issue (i.e., if you throw enough money at it, it's sure to work...), but take some time to really evaluate how you want to drive traffic to your site, and what you're going to do with that traffic once they've arrived. PPC does nothing for you if you can't convert your traffic.

    This thread has some interesting things to say about PPC.

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    Here is a few checklist items to do BEFORE you set your account live. If you're not real familiar with the Adwords process, start here and open up your account over time.

    1) Set up Google Analytics. Must have.

    2) Keep your keywords to 3 terms and higher. These are called long-tail terms. Traffic is less, but ROI is higher.

    3) Set your bids to no more than $.15. You won't get a top ranking with this, but it will yield some traffic. And if you have a good long tail list you might even get position 1. Analytics will help you figure out what is working and what isn't. As you find words that work, bid them up (and remove position preference).

    4) Set position preference to 3+. The top two will drain your account unless you have some history to backup your decision to go for the top. 3+ is better ROI, and that's what you want when you are spending money to make money. If you go with very general words, set this to 4+.

    5) Set a daily budget. This is your fall safe. If you set it to $100, $50 or even $20 a day, you will know exactly how much you are willing to lose. It's like going to a casino and leaving your ATM card at home. You can only lose what is in your pocket.

    Basically, jump in the shallow end... or at least be able to see the bottom. Then learn to swim. Then use the 30ft platform.


    And, as a sidenote that must be mentioned... have CONTENT on your site! Google will shred your adwords account with $5 minimum, even $10 minimum bids if you don't have a landing page it likes. Included in this is an 'about us', 'privacy policy' and 'site map'.

    Happy Bidding.

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    Question helpful and follow upQ
    all helpful replies, very insightful, esp. nLoBushwack post.

    do you guys think this solid advice also applies beyond adwords & overture? would you tweak/modify for others? if so, how/what/which other ppcs seem to work well, etc?...

    just wondering...

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    some of this stuff sucks

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