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The last PPC campaign I analysed in the ‘Analyse A Real PPC Campaign’ series was from Love Holidays, who had both a very well designed search advert and PPC landing page. This was from using an ad extension, whilst addressing cheap holidays to the web user in the search advert, and from adopting a ‘sea’ blue theme for the landing page, with lead captures to help the web user find the right holiday for them.

One occasion that will always be in demand is with weddings. Look at those wanting to plan a wedding, here is an analysis of a PPC campaign from Book Bride.

 

To view Book Bride’s PPC search advert, I had to type into Google search UK, ‘book a wedding venue’:

Straight away, we can see that this is a popular search phrase, with the maximum of four adverts appearing. Weddings are a hugely profitable business, hence why there is such fierce competition in PPC – the conversions are worth potentially thousands. For this reasons, the CPCs of these adverts is likely to be very high. Considering the profitability potential of the traffic searching this search phrase, as well as the ‘People also searched for’ separating the first PPC search advert from the others, it is a good tactic and important to achieve a good CTR for Book Bride to get the number one location in paid search results.

Look at Book Bride’s search advert, it is clear that this is a ‘middle man’ website aimed at those wanting to compare wedding venues to book. This will be an attractive proposition to people, since it shows them a range of venues they could have, instead of just one (which is what most of the competing adverts do instead). The site link extension is a good addition too, allowing the web user to take some sort of value from the landing page, even if they choose to not book anything with Book Bride.

 

After clicking on the above advert, I came to the following landing page:

As a landing page goes, this is an example of a click through landing page. There are good and bad points to this landing page, highlighted below:

  • The page itself is very clean, easy on the eye and responsive. This makes scrolling down the page, seeing content animate in and out, very easy to digest.
  • However, once scrolled below the fold of the page, the ‘Find your venue’ button is not fixed (disappears after scrolling below the fold). Therefore, the conversion for this landing page is dependent on what part of the landing page the web user is viewing. It would have been better to always make it possible for the web user to click onto the button, no matter what point they have scrolled to.
  • The click through page the button links to is this. The problem with this is that the design and theme of the main website is everything but what was described for the landing page: clean, easy on the eye and responsive. It is very¬†important to have a consistency in the theme and to not lure the web user in with a nice landing page only – the exit/bounce rate of the follow up page should illustrate this.

After completing a Masters degree in Automotive Engineering with Motorsport, Will moved on to work at McLaren. He created AskWillOnline.com back in 2010 to help students revise and bloggers make money developing himself into an expert in PPC, blogging, SEO, and online marketing. He now runs others websites such as PoemAnalysis.com and RestoringMamods.com. You can follow him @willGreeny.

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