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About Pay Per Click Advertising

Oct 17, 2007
As you may or may not already know, one of the most important parts of online business is traffic. Arguably, it is the most important part of business if for no other reason than the fact that your income is going to be directly related to the amount of traffic you get. It is impossible to make a living through an online endeavour without a lot of traffic. While there are organic processes that people can use in order to build up their traffic
at low cost or no cost rates, some people tend to get quite impatient for traffic and are looking for a way to accelerate the process.

Well, the main way to accelerate the process nowadays is through the use of pay per click advertising or PPC advertising for short. Now, PPC advertising is a concept that was created by Google and a concept that pretty much revived online advertising in 2003 after the first dot com bubble had collapsed. Now that people were actually just paying for clicks through to their website rather than just ad impressions, there were a lot more people willing to take a shot at pay per click advertising.

The main advantage that PPC has over free and organic traffic generation is primarily an advantage due to speed. If you want to get traffic to your website quickly and instantaneously, then you are going to have to do it through techniques that cost money, the primary one being PPC. You can use PPC to get traffic to your website within hours, whereas free traffic generation methods are probably going to take at least a few weeks before you really start seeing some results from them.

There are exceptions to this rule of course but in general you will find that ad campaigns based entirely on PPC are going to mature a lot faster than ad campaigns based entirely on organic measures or free advertising from different sources. So, whether you decide to use PPC advertising for your online business is purely a matter of what you the business owner is looking to accomplish.

If you want to build your website up slowly, get a customer base of loyal people that visit your website frequently and ultimately make sure that people are really satisfied with your website and have had a chance to look over it, then you should probably stay away from PPC in the early stages so that you can spend that money instead on different parts of your website. However, if you are only interested in getting as much traffic as possible as early on as possible, then no other advertising method can even come close to matching what PPC can do for you.
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