PPC Landing Pages

November 6, 2018 Peter A. Liefer II

PPC landing page

The landing page is where people will “land” when they click your ad. It is an important part of your Pay Per Click campaign.

Each ad should include a URL that takes people to a page that is highly relevant to the keywords and the ad. The URL must share the same domain as your website. You can’t direct users to a landing page on a different website.

Landing Page Experience

The landing page experience is the measure of how well your landing page gives visitors what they’re looking for when they click on your ad. This is important because it helps determine a keyword’s Quality Score. (See About PPC Keywords)

Google Ads analyzes this experience by using both automated systems and human evaluation. To get a good score on the landing page experience it should:

Offer relevant, useful and original content

Offer transparency about your business

Promote trustworthiness of the site

Be easy for visitors to find your contact information

Be easy to navigate on both mobile and desktop

Have a fast loading time

This analysis of your landing page affects your Ad Rank and consequently your Cost-Per-Click and position in the ad auction. Your ads will show less often or even not at all if they take people to a website that offers a poor user experience.

For this reason, it is important to have a PPC professional create your landing page. At PrimeView we keep all these elements in mind when designing your landing pages.

A whole different animal

A landing page has one purpose, and that is to convert. Your landing page should do only one job. Lead visitors to do ONE specific action such as, buy a product, sign up for a service or download an eBook. Whatever the action is, the landing page needs to focus on that and not try to do any other job.

The path to conversion should be free from distractions, such as navigation bars, buttons or other links, footers, and sidebars. Anything that pulls your prospect away from the conversion path.

As you can see the landing page is a whole different animal than the typical webpage or blog post. It requires professionals to craft it for maximum effectiveness. For even more results, different versions can be created, each with a different target in mind.

A/B Testing

When creating your landing pages, PrimeView will perform A/B testing. By running a simultaneous experiment between two or more pages, we can see which performs or converts the best. When we run a test, we can try different headlines, photos, calls to action, adding a video and create different versions.

The A/B Testing process is continuous because your page won’t stay optimized. There are always small steps to take, tiny variables to change, that will affect the page’s conversion rate as the internet landscape changes.

There is so much to know about running a PPC campaign, this has just been an overview of why landing pages are so important to PPC. To learn more read about PPC Analytics and PPC Keywords.

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Peter A. Liefer II

Peter is the CEO of PrimeView, the leading Arizona Web Design and Digital Marketing Firm. A veteran in the Web Development and eCommerce industry, he is focused on delivering data-driven results. Learn more about Peter and PrimeView on our Profile. You may also reach us here.