Certified Google and Microsoft Advertising Partners
As a Google Premier Partner, we rank among the top 3% of participating companies in Google’s Partner programme. We earned this qualification on the basis of our certifications and, more importantly, our ability to deliver high-performing campaigns for our clients.
We’re also a certified Microsoft Advertising Agency Partner, which distinguishes our PPC specialists among Microsoft’s search advertising marketplace.
Why PPC Matters
Thanks to their high visibility, pay-per-click (PPC) ads are effective at driving web traffic, converting visitors to customers and achieving other important sales goals. PPC advertising is particularly useful for a small business which might not have high levels of brand awareness.
PPC campaigns offer maximum return on investment when they are guided by a clear strategy. Elements of an effective campaign include:
- Deliberate keywords.
- Engaging copy.
- Calculated bidding.
- Optimised landing pages.
- Performance analytics.
Brafton’s dedicated PPC strategists can support your ad campaigns with shared expertise and responsive action. Acting as an extension of your digital marketing team, our expert strategists learn about your organisation and its mission to maximise your results.
See Our Results
Through a combination of organic and paid campaigns, we increased this Australian B2B brand’s lead generation and boosted their conversions.
This full-service security company approached Brafton for help creating and promoting content that would generate and nurture leads. We reduced their cost-per-click by 8% while increasing click-through rates by 27% — leading to a 50% increase of PPC leads over the previous month.
We helped CFGI launch a full-scale content marketing program, and the results speak for themselves. 300+ deliverables – 100+ booked meetings — 97% increase in Page 1 rankings.
What Is PPC Advertising?
PPC advertising is a digital advertising model in which advertisers pay only when someone clicks on their ads. It is most commonly associated with paid search advertising on search engines such as Google and its affiliates, most notably YouTube and Google Shopping. They’re also used on social media platforms such as Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook.
PPC ads typically live on a single platform, but remarketing tools make it possible to retarget consumers across platforms. In addition, paid ads aren’t limited to text. Display ads feature product images, videos, user ratings and similar elements.
Determining whether paid online advertising is right for your business can be challenging, because you need to consider various factors to break down your business goals, budget, target audience and industry. Your best bet is to come into it with clear objectives. Do you want to increase brand awareness, drive website traffic, generate leads or boost sales?
Once that’s out of the way, an experienced partner like Brafton can help you understand your ideal customer demographics and research your industry. If you hire a PPC company to manage your pay-per-click campaigns, you don’t need to guess. We’ve studied common patterns and industry trends, so we can tell you whether going after a certain term will show measurable results for your brand.
The choice of the right promotional model always comes down to where you are on your business journey, and you may find yourself choosing different advertising channels than expected. Our team of seasoned strategists will gladly help you in identifying the platforms and strategies that show the biggest ROI for your current business and marketing objectives.
What To Expect From Our Advertising Services
We always make it a priority to be as transparent as possible about your expected ROI, target audiences and strategic goals. By maintaining a regular exchange with you, we can ensure that your strategy is on point and still serving your long-term strategy. However, there are some technical aspects going into those decisions.
Digital ad networks extend to millions of websites and apps. To find the right customers and spread brand awareness across the web, Brafton’s PPC experts use keywords and relevant landing pages to target your ads.
PPC advertising platforms like Google Ads (formerly Google AdWords) and Facebook Ads provide tools for advertisers to assign goals and the scope of their campaigns. A bike shop in Bristol might limit the scope of its ads to local web users, while an e-commerce company would create multiple campaigns for various countries.
Once you create your ad campaign, it’s up to the platform you’re using to determine when your ads are shown to users. PPC platforms use complex criteria to determine which ads are featured for a given search engine results page (SERP) or on a user’s social feed. These criteria include:
Maximum bid — the most you’re willing to pay for a click.
Keyword, ad copy and landing page relevance to the search query.
Quality Score — a metric Google calculates based on historical ad performance, click-through rate and a variety of other factors.
Striking the right balance between each of these components is critical for a successful click campaign. When you work with a PPC agency, your dedicated strategist will advise you on the keywords you target, the ad copy you write and the landing page users see after clicking on the ad. A knowledgeable PPC specialist can also advise you on how to properly use your ad spend to get the best ROI from your PPC budget.
The price paid for each click is determined by an algorithm which considers multiple factors in a fraction of a second to determine cost per click (CPC). Bidding algorithms assess factors like:
Ad networks use various quality signals — some known, some unpublished — to set CPC and ad ranking. Ads with higher rankings are given a more favourable position on the page. The higher the perceived quality of an ad, the lower its CPC.
In other words, a PPC campaign that pays close attention to the important factors that help your paid ads rank well also helps you stretch your PPC budget further. Paid advertising is a complex digital marketing strategy and must be approached with expertise and thoughtful planning.
Brafton’s PPC managers have experience creating, implementing and managing PPC advertising campaigns for clients across many industries, including technology and software, health care, manufacturing, consumer goods, professional services, food and beverage, transportation, energy and gas, and more. They have a nuanced understanding of tailoring ads to brands’ specific target audiences and crafting click campaigns to support commercial and marketing goals.
However, we understand that you need to know what’s going on as well. So our experts will gladly walk you through your advertising platform of choice and show you all the bells and whistles if you decide to perform certain tasks on your own. Whether you’re looking for a consultant who makes sense of all the data flooding in or would like a helping hand with ad content creation, we’ll tailor a package to your unique requirements.
As the market keeps evolving, your strategy needs to adapt. That’s why we’ve integrated regular PPC audits into our strategies.
Every month, a PPC expert from our team will check in and walk you through your dashboards and ad spend across platforms. If your business strategy shifts, we can implement the corresponding changes in your campaigns.
For instance, a landing page picking up organic traffic, a recent product announcement or a rebranding campaign might influence how you allocate resources to your PPC ads. Thanks to our proven process with data-based dashboards and thorough audits, you can always follow along and hold us accountable.
PPC is not a stand-alone tactic; instead, it’s a strong complement to a comprehensive digital marketing strategy. The PPC team at Brafton works closely with content marketing specialists, social media experts, writers, designers and videographers, all of whom help to take your digital marketing and advertising campaigns to new levels.
Why is PPC Management Important?
There are multiple types of PPC advertising, each with their own benefits. Paid search ads that are displayed on search engines — like a Google ad — include display ads and video ads which use captivating images and videos respectively. Text ads rely on persuasive and comprehensive copy that communicates information. Paid social media ads also use text, images, videos or a combination of the above.
Ad quality matters. Advertisers that follow community guidelines and best practices are able to rank higher and gain better placement on web pages. This is critical, because dropping from position one to three in a popular search engine like Google or Bing can decrease your click-through rate as much as 50%.
PPC advertising best practices are constantly evolving, so it’s crucial that companies using PPC ads partner with agencies that understand the intricacies of PPC systems. You need PPC specialists who are well-versed in crafting ads that perform well and who can do a PPC audit. To create a successful PPC campaign, you’ll require experts who can adapt and tweak your campaigns to ensure they achieve high degrees of ROI no matter how the PPC advertising landscape is changing.
Working with a PPC management agency provides you with support to tailor your campaigns for optimal results. A dedicated Brafton strategist can help you:
A good target keyword is applicable to your brand, has a high search volume and low competition. We take keyword research seriously, ensuring that you’re targeting the terms that will drive the targeted traffic you need.
Conduct Split Tests:
Use site traffic and visitor behaviour to optimise your sales funnel. A/B test your landing pages to find what your audience responds to best.
Meet your potential customers where they spend their time online. Choosing the right mix of ad networks, from paid search on a search engine like Google or Bing to social advertising on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter, contributes to the success of your campaign.
Your dedicated PPC specialist will help you place competitive bids while keeping an eye on what your competitors are doing.
Clean copy is paramount in advertising of all forms. Our PPC team, in collaboration with our editorial experts, can write short copy that inspires action and engagement.
PPC management requires careful review of campaign metrics to see what’s working and what isn’t. Custom reports detailing key metrics help to continuously improve your PPC strategy.
Taking a data-driven approach, our PPC managers can responsively pivot ad spend across platforms to maximise your results. Monthly PPC audits ensure you’re acting on the most relevant data.
As your organisation’s goals evolve, your strategist will align your advertising campaigns accordingly. For example, as your content marketing strategy increases unpaid organic traffic to your landing pages, your strategist might suggest shifting your spend to focus on a specific product or promotion.
What PPC Management Services
Does Brafton Offer?
Our PPC management services increase your ability to achieve your business goals.
Let Brafton’s committed strategists help you oversee all the moving parts so you can focus on growing your business.
Paid Text Ads
One of the most common paid ad formats, optimised text listings in search results, help customers find information relevant to their needs, whether they’re ready to make a purchase or still need to learn more.
Brafton’s expert strategists can help you write creative, engaging headlines and description text as well as identify which ad extensions are right for each campaign. Using keyword phrases and SEO best practices, your dedicated PPC account manager will ensure that your paid campaigns leverage strategies informed by years of experience.
Your strategist will help you to create successful advertising campaigns by:
- Crafting appeals that resonate with your target audience.
- Empowering customers to take action through persuasive writing.
- Including valuable keywords in a way that doesn’t look forced.
- Ensuring your ad copy aligns with your product landing pages.
- Optimising your ads for mobile devices.
Display ads help you attract customers and promote your business to people watching YouTube videos, checking Gmail or visiting websites connected to the Google Display Network, which reaches 90% of all internet users.
Using vivid imagery and optimised text, your ads can take the form of banners, sidebar ads, half- and full-page advertisements and many other sizes. You can even use animated GIFs to make your ads stand out.
Our PPC managers can build ads with Google’s accelerated mobile pages platform, which reduces file sizes for faster loading. That means higher viewability and higher click-through rates, which improves ad performance.
It can take seven or more touches to generate a viable sales lead. Remarketing helps your brand connect with new and returning customers through repeated interactions with your messaging.
Retargeting networks convert customers wherever they happen to be on the web. This strategy can help you find potential customers who have never visited your site by using look-alike audiences that demonstrate online behaviour similar to your target customers. If a customer finds your business through Bing search one day, retargeting might show them a LinkedIn Ad the next day, for example.
Brafton’s PPC consultants support your retargeting efforts on platforms like AdRoll. As your customers browse the web, they’ll encounter your brand via unobtrusive ads, reminding them of your value proposition.
Sometimes, waiting until someone lands on your product page before you make your sales pitch is too little, too late. Today’s shoppers move between platforms seamlessly. Their shopping experience can begin at any time of day, on any platform. Shopping campaigns help you appeal to your customers across platforms and devices. In this case, PPC marketing is like putting your storefront right on the SERP.
Brafton’s e-commerce PPC consultants create campaigns using product images, star ratings and similar ad extensions to encourage user engagement and increase your conversion rate. For example, an e-commerce company hoping to raise brand awareness might run a PPC campaign to show off its new line of products.
When your customers search for a product they’re ready to buy, Brafton’s strategic shopping campaigns help to ensure your offerings are front and centre. Your strategist can work with Google and Amazon ad networks to get your products in front of millions of potential customers.
Augment your digital marketing strategy with syndication networks. By extending your content to third-party sites and advertising platforms, your messaging can reach potential customers on millions of websites and increase the value of your investment in paid search ads.
Content syndication drives traffic to your site by giving readers a taste of the information you provide. This way, you can take advantage of third-party site traffic to expand your reach and visibility.
Brafton’s PPC consultants work with Taboola, Outbrain and similar networks to help your content reach a broader audience of potential customers.
Complete PPC Audit
It’s not enough just to create a PPC campaign — you need to monitor and evaluate it to establish if it’s working well. Typically, PPC specialists analyse metrics such as CTR (click-through rate) and conversions to understand if a campaign is performing at the required level. If you’ve already got a PPC campaign set up and running, Brafton’s PPC experts will carry out a PPC audit of the campaign and consult with you on how to improve its results.
Combining PPC with SEO Services
While PPC and search engine optimisation are very distinct forms of advertising, your business needs to integrate your strategies for both methods to accomplish marketing success. The two mediums can inform each other’s strategy and work in tandem for best results. For example, you can use information about keywords from your PPC campaign to enhance your SEO campaign.
Similarly, the ways in which you optimise your SEO content can help you determine where and when to include keywords in text ad copy. When your SEO is good and your SEO content ranks highly in the organic results section of an SERP, users are far more likely to click on a paid ad from the same business. And, the more clicks your paid ad gets, the lower your cost-per-click will be.
When you’re able to spend less on your ads while still enjoying great performance, you get the best ROI there is. At Brafton, we offer both PPC and SEO services. Because we understand the complexities of both, we know how to combine strategies for both to create synergy that drives performance.
Social Media Ad Management
Advertising on social is a crucial strategy for brands today. Approximately 37% of consumers find purchase inspiration through social channels.
Making connections through social media ads increases consumer trust in your brand and helps you build a loyal customer base.
Your social strategists can work across all major platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn. They can help you create attractive social display ads that fit naturally into your customers’ social feeds.
Marketing analytics drives superior growth, which is likely the reason analytics spending is expected to increase by 200% over three years.
Your dedicated account manager can support your efforts with a deep dive into your strategy, results and tactical next steps. Tailored reporting helps you visualise what’s driving growth so you can maximise results. With access to high-quality data, you can leverage these insights to focus your PPC efforts on channels that are most likely to drive high ROI.
Continuous reporting ensures your growth is sustainable. For instance, conversion tracking can show you which messaging resonates best with your target audience. Actionable insights provided by your strategist can help you plan your campaign with confidence.
Optimise Your PPC Campaigns
Optimising a PPC campaign is as much of an art as it is a science. The success of PPC ads is based on an almost endless list of factors like keyword quality, bid costs, campaign type, targeting and remarketing. PPC specialists are able to modify each element that determines PPC success to optimise your campaigns. They understand how to adapt one component to make it perform better without sacrificing or having a negative impact on the performance of others. Optimising a PPC campaign is essential to drive traffic to your site and, therefore, to increase conversions.
Visitors arriving to your site from PPC ads are 50% more likely to make a purchase than organic visitors. If your goal is to increase the conversion rates of your landing pages, expert PPC management can help your organisation choose the best strategies.
To optimise your results, you need to have the resources to adjust and manage your campaigns responsively. With actionable data, your PPC manager can help you determine which social platforms and search engines are most likely to increase conversions and engage your audience.
Brafton’s dedicated PPC managers support your digital advertising efforts with their expertise and years of experience. Get in touch with Brafton’s Promotions & Engagement Team to learn more about our PPC management services.
What PPC Management Services Does Brafton Offer?
Brafton is a full-service content marketing agency, which means we can cover all your PPC management needs and more. Our experienced consultants can help you define KPIs to inform your PPC campaign goals, optimise bid management and identify more targeted ad groups for better results. To keep your strategy on track, we’ll collect data across all platforms and regularly inform you in your personal PPC report.
We can also combine these services with everything from UX audits to fine-tuned copywriting for A/B-testing on landing pages to make sure you understand your audience and your competition and see measurable results in your campaigns. Whether you’re looking for a trusted Google Partner to track your display advertising in Google Analytics or whether you’re trying to throw Bing Ads into your PPC marketing mix — we’ll find the right solution for you.
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