Posted by: SEO Positive
Posted on: October 23, 2009 10:25 am
Pay-per-click advertising is one of the best way for online entrepreneurs to gain targeted traffic and conversions. For quite sometime now the field of Pay-per-click have been giving online businesses the needed increase in conversion rates that amounts to the increase of the business’ revenues. The pay-per-click scheme is an advertising strategy where a link to the landing page or to the website is advertised all over the internet or on websites that allows for the posting of such advertisements and for every click done to the advertisement it would mean that the advertiser or the person or entrepreneur who owns the advertisement that was just clicked will have to pay the advertising company. This may be a pretty tricky scheme because of the fact that although this method increases the possibility of raking in revenues it is also an expensive process.
This process is expensive because of the fact that the advertisement is prone to erroneous click where a user may click on the advertisement causing you to pay for it but the person who clicked it does not have any intention of actually visiting your website nor he or she have the intention of availing of your products and services.
The worst thing that could happen in your pay per click strategy is when you are subjected to a click fraud scheme where the advertiser providing such pay-per-click service aims to gain much from you with nothing in return only bogus clicks. Another maybe a competitor that may want you to lose a lot of money without getting anything in return would employ the services of several people to click on your advertisements also without any intention of actually availing of your products or services.
These are the types of fraudulent actions that you have to protect yourself from when you employ the pay-per-click strategy. In order to protect yourself and your business as well as your finances you can first, check the log files specifically focusing on the IP addresses in order for you to detect whether or not there were click frauds committed, this is because an IP address will tell you the location of the computer and the user when the advertisement was clicked thus you may detect a pattern or a common IP address if click fraud was employed. Manually checking the log files is however a very tedious task therefore you can do the second option and that it to outsource click fraud detection and prevention. There are companies that offer this type of service and most of them will provide you with tools that deliver a high frequency rate of tracking reports.
Using Pay-per-click will deliver the needed traffic and return of investment but you must always protect your business thus employing strategies to prevent click frauds is imperative.
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Posted by: SEO Positive
Posted on: October 1, 2009 8:09 am
The Pay-Per-Click market is one of the most lucrative industries over the internet, this is because of the fact that many website owners especially those who owns an online business would like to make their presence felt or in other words establish their web presence. Establishing web presence is commonly done through SEO or Search engine optimisation, unfortunately SEO strategies and techniques though cost-efficient it will have to take patience and time before reaching your projected goal, for companies who would like to start and expand their web presence immediately are engaging the services of the pay-per-click process. The pay-per-click process immediately establish the presence of your website over the internet due to the fact that it will require you to bid on a keyword and then the pay-per-click service provider will post your advertisement immediately without regards to optimisation techniques used. It is because of the growth of Pay-per-click services that many unscrupulous people are trying to abuse this service.
The abuse of such PPC service is commonly termed as a click fraud, this involves a process wherein it’s ultimate goal is to produce so many clicks on the advertisement which makes the advertiser pay so much but without any possible conversions. Click fraud has been divided into three these are:
1. Affiliate Fraud – This type of click fraud is one that will benefit the website owner because of the fact that he or she will be placing listings that will generate for the website revenue. This type of click fraud will benefit the website owner but it is done in unscrupulous manner by arranging the clicking of the advertisement and making sure that the advertisement owner will get a revenue for every click done.
2. Competitive Fraud – this type of click fraud will make it’s competitors go out of business, well if not at least to spend more that what is required, by endlessly clicking on the search terms of his or her competition.
3. Impression Fraud – this is a type of click fraud where search terms are clicked endlessly but no impressions or clicks are being registered, in this type of PPC fraud it is the website or advertiser who gains so much but spends a little.
4. Automation Fraud – this type of fraud uses algorithm to follow the search terms. Whereby sometimes such algorithm or spiders could click on paid listings.
Posted by: SEO Positive
Posted on: April 8, 2009 3:26 pm
In addition to someone’s SEO campaign, another marketing strategy that is being employed is the PPC or pay-per-click marketing technique. PPC works as the name implies, pay-per-click. The company who needs advertising would register to the advertising firm that offers PPC marketing or advertising method, an advertisement that has a link to the company website would then be released by the advertising firm and once a potential client clicks on the said link the company would be charged of a certain click fee. So basically payment will only be required once a potential client clicks on the link being advertised.
Throughout the years, every new marketing technique that would emerge is usually abused by some people who would like to make a quick buck at the expense of another. PPC marketing method is not exempted from those abuses, in the past years several PPC fraud techniques had emerged and most of which had benefitted the people employing such method or techniques. Legitimate businesses and companies are suffering from these kinds of PPC frauds and as a legitimate business and company you have to arm yourself with the necessary information on how the different PPC frauds work because from it you will be able to come up with a solution to combat such fraudulent marketing techniques.
One type of PPC fraud is when a competitor clicks on the other company’s link but has no intention of purchasing or availing the target company’s products or services respectively. Since PPC works by paying the advertising firm each time the company link to their website is clicked, the target company will then lose money due to the fact that no actual sale will benefit said company.
A variation of the fraudulent act stated above is when groups or individuals who benefits from the PPC will click an advertisement with no intent of availing the services or products of the company, they will then collect the amount gained from the target company paying due to the click done to the link while the legitimate company will then lose money by paying up but without the so called return of investment.
One of the largest form of PPC fraud is somewhat likened to the cloaking SEO spamming technique. This technique is employed through hiring people to click and read web contents and generate revenue from it, what the people hired to do this doesn’t know is that they are actually clicking on a paid advertisement. The revenue is divided among the group who initiated the act, the people hired to click and read the ads and its contents and the search engine.
As the world of internet marketing continuously evolves so as the fraudulent techniques, legitimate businesses can only combat these types of frauds if through awareness of these different fraudulent techniques.