PPC First Timer Looking For Direction

by jdubb
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Hey everyone!

I've built a few high converting squeeze pages and I am looking to promote with PPC...

I've never done PPC and I am specifically looking for a few sources you can recommend that you have personally had success with.

Your direction is much appreciated :-)
#direction #ppc #timer
  • Profile picture of the author harry911
    Be prepared to lose money if you're doing this for the first time. PPC is very profitable but has a big learning curve. If you can afford to lose money at first, then go for it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lucid
    Well, that's why he's here, asking for advice so he doesn't lose money or at least minimizes the loss.

    First thing is read (carefully) and become familiar with the rules and guidelines. You mention having a squeeze page and depending on exactly how you did this, is against policy.

    Read this and other forums on the subject. Problem is, many say things they don't know anything about and it can be confusing.

    Buy yourself a book or two. I sell one myself, just go to my site at link below. Or hire someone (like myself) to at least get you started and possibly give you advice such as if your squeeze page will pass muster or not. It costs of course but can save you time and future aggravation. It may also cost less and maybe a better learning experience than be willing to lose money.
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  • Profile picture of the author NelsonSanabria
    well you can always get gig on fiverr that will give you voucher codes for ppc programs which you can use and test... i recently bought one for bing for 5 bucks and gave about 350 dollars worth of ppc..cnt go wrong there here is the gig Bing Ads
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    • Profile picture of the author harry911
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      • Profile picture of the author NelsonSanabria
        Originally Posted by harry911 View Post

        Promoting your own gig ? :|
        trying to get your post count up?:-\
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        • Profile picture of the author Nicholas H
          Originally Posted by NelsonSanabria View Post

          trying to get your post count up?:-

          You both are doing something, and I would stop before you're reported, suspended, or banned because If you would want to open another account you would have to pay :p

          But to the OP, PPC requires a lot of time, and sometimes a lot of money to "test the waters".

          Google Adwords Is almost always against promoting Squeeze pages, but you could always give It a shot.

          It's always good to "test the waters" by using promotional coupons. Bing has a promo going around at the moment. Sign up for Bing Ads account, then sign up for Bing Webmaster tools account, add the Bing Webmaster code Into the header of your site to verify It, then you have a $50.00 coupon to use on Bing Ads, no purchase required.

          I have promoted squeeze pages on Bing Ads a lot and have had little to no problems doing so.

          Google Adwords also has a lot of $100.00 coupons they give out, so after signing up be sure to check for that.


          That wasn't much help but It's great for testing purposes without having to spend out of pocket at first.

          Best Of luck!

          -Nicholas

          EDIT: Also If you want to have no troubles at all with Adwords, create a blog and have all unique, quality content related to the subject you're promoting. Then get a WordPress plugin such as Popup Ninja so that you can have a "mini" squeeze page pop up after so many seconds depending on the amount of time you set up.
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  • Profile picture of the author cjshu99
    Adwords and Bing of course. But you better have lots of cash to test. There are lots of others but it depends on the audience you are advertising too.
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  • Profile picture of the author Majin
    Try bing ads first, way cheaper than Adwords and same quality !
    And yea, adwords are pretty strict with squeeze pages
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  • Profile picture of the author Vivers
    Man, PPC was scary but n the end worked out positively for me. But I am selling a service so not sure how to help with your gig. I do know that opting out of the display network was important for me so my ads were not showing up where I didn't want them. Good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author jaggyjay
    When I first started with PPC I crashed and burned - like a lot of others here. Then I got educated about the subject. Now, the PPC campaigns I now create are quite effective. So, best direction I can give you is to get educated about the topic first. Check out industry leaders like Perry Marshall or PPC Classroom. You'll learn a lot.
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  • Profile picture of the author shan1977
    You need to read and understand adwords tutorials before starting PPC. Without knowledge it will makes you huge loss.
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    • Profile picture of the author sarged2
      Originally Posted by shan1977 View Post

      You need to read and understand adwords tutorials before starting PPC. Without knowledge it will makes you huge loss.
      The written tutorials in google help are all crap.
      I would rather suggest watching some videos by reps. on the subject.
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  • Profile picture of the author BigGameHunter
    I love PPC. I also love scuba diving.

    Would you go watch a youtube video on scuba diving and go take a 60 ft dive? Hope not.
    Same goes with PPC. You better go find Perry Marshal and Glen Livingston's material. There the best instructors in this area. I also learned some cool things from Armond Morin.

    Then have a budget for experimentation. Kinda like learning to play poker
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  • Profile picture of the author neha12
    Originally Posted by jdubb View Post

    Hey everyone!

    I've built a few high converting squeeze pages and I am looking to promote with PPC...

    I've never done PPC and I am specifically looking for a few sources you can recommend that you have personally had success with.

    Your direction is much appreciated :-)
    Yes, you must have to remember you will loss money first.. Hiring PPC professional/company can be a useful game for you..
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  • Profile picture of the author ProSence
    Of course, PPC is all about testing product where you have to spend money, so if you have good budget then you can go with this method.

    Test some products/keywords/service etc. if they give you money then spend more to earn more.
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  • Profile picture of the author wisdomoto
    I would start with yahho / bing PPC first, googles strict rules against IM tactics and the price of clicks and competition has put me off a bit

    I would definitely do yahhoo and bing to get your feet wet
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    I just emailed google for a link from their homepage... waiting to hear back

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