Google Ad Words?

Business By tootie0809 Updated 2 Mar 2010 , 2:58pm by leah_s

tootie0809 Posted 1 Mar 2010 , 2:08pm
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Does anyone use this? I'm trying to drive more traffic to my site and I keep hearing about this service. I use Google Analytics and love the tracking features of it, but I don't know about Ad Words and if it's worth the cost, etc. Does anyone use it and like it, used it and hated it, any opinions? Thanks!

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snowshoe1 Posted 1 Mar 2010 , 2:43pm
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Check out this post - I gave the results of my test using AdWords. I think I said I would not continue but our success rate has gone up a lot so we will.

KHalstead Posted 1 Mar 2010 , 3:03pm
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is it like google alerts?

tootie0809 Posted 1 Mar 2010 , 4:59pm
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Thanks snowshoe!

ChefDePatisserie Posted 1 Mar 2010 , 8:48pm
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If you sell something on your website AND if you know what your conversion rate is (the percentage of visitors who buy something on your website), then you can calculate, if Google AdWords is worth the price or if you are just burning money.

You can set a budget per day and a maximum bid per keyword, so you can give it a try without being broke after few days. icon_smile.gif

There are many other ways of driving traffic to your website that do not cost anything.

My tip: google for "free traffic filetype:pdf" and you will find tons of alternatives...


leah_s Posted 1 Mar 2010 , 11:05pm
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I'm telling you that the absolute best thing you can do is name your business something non-obscure, non-cute and very obvious. There's a real reason my business is Louisville Wedding Any bride searching for a wedding cake in Louisville sees my website. No optimization needed, no ad words, no nothing. Think like a web bot.

sweetcakes Posted 2 Mar 2010 , 2:41pm
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so following on from what leah_s said, can you then buy extra domain names that all link to your main website. im not sure how that works, Would that just be a matter of buying a couple of $1.99 /year domain names but linking them to take the visitor to my real website?????

leah_s Posted 2 Mar 2010 , 2:58pm
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Now you're thinking. Yes, you can buy as many domain names as you want (check godaddy for great prices) and put them on a redirect to your primary website.

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