After using Google AdWords for 2 years, an Australian travel agency with a clearly defined target market wanted to reduce their Google AdWords click spending and increase their number of qualified enquiries. They were frustrated at the high wastage from irrelevant searches, overuse of broad match, and lack of a clear PPC strategy, so contacted Calculate Marketing for a free review and analysis of their current PPC campaigns.
34% more enquiries, 12% lower cost per enquiry.
The large amount of Google AdWords search query data collected while the old campaigns were previously running over the last 2 years proved to be a gold mine for researching new keywords and determining which search themes performed better than others. Using this data, the scale of the campaign increased considerably:
The campaigns were structured and organised strategically, so that different types of keywords could be measured and optimised separately. Thousands of exact, phrase, and modified broad match keywords were given highly-targeted, tailored, and engaging ad messages. A huge list of 1,844 negative keywords prevented ads from appearing for irrelevant searches.
Within a single month, this highly-tailored PPC strategy led to significant improvements in campaign performance. For a similar average cost per click (CPC):
Reduced wastage from irrelevant searches, improved tailoring of ad messages, and extensive use of sitelink ad extensions to help increase website deep-linking meant that:
Due to the increased relevancy and targeting of the campaigns, the quality of enquiries and the enquiry to sale conversion rate also increased considerably. For a similar Google AdWords click spend, a more strategic and tailored PPC campaign strategy was able deliver a noticeable increase in PPC profitability within a single month.
The same tailored logic can apply to your business – if you want more enquiries and a lower cost per enquiry from Google PPC marketing, please get in touch for more information.