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The last PPC campaign I analysed in the ‘Analyse A Real PPC Campaign’ was from 1&1, who had a ‘mediocre’ search advert with a few questionable areas but a brilliant landing page. However, even with the brilliant landing page, the whole campaign would have suffered due to the average search advert – I like to think of a PPC campaign as a domino effect – if any one domino struggles to fall, it will cause consequences for every domino after that.

With many technological manufacturers releasing new TVs around this time of year, I thought it would be a good idea to look at a campaign that is promoting new TVs. However, I did not find an OEM manufacturer of TV with a PPC campaign! Therefore, without further ado, here is an analysis of a PPC campaign from Currys.


To view Currys’ PPC search advert, I had to type into Google search UK, ‘buy tv’:

Currys PPC Search AdvertStraight away, the first thing I notice about Currys’ advert is the brand name density in the title. It clear Currys want to be known for selling TVs and other electrical goods hence the emphasis of their brand name twice in the title.

Moving onto the description, it is clear Currys’ are further targeting price sensitive customers by offering different ways to pay for their TVs. As well as this, I like their use of a call to action ‘Don’t miss out!’ to inject a level of urgency into getting the web user to buy a TV and gain Currys a conversion.


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

Currys PPC Landing PageAfter looking at Currys’ actual website for selling TVs, I can confirm that this landing page is no different to the page on Currys’ website for TVs – with this, I am a little disappointed as it is clear they have been lazy and opted to use an existing page thinking it would be good enough to be used as a landing page. However, with this page, there are many inefficiencies which will not help entice the paid traffic into conversions:

  • It is far too cluttered – Being a PPC campaign targeting selling TVs, there is far too much going on not involving TVs.
  • However, from being so cluttered will force web users to scroll below the fold to find relevant information to what they searched for, which will help since it is below the fold where TVs and their prices first appear. What would have helped, though, is if Currys decided to make it obvious that the web user had to scroll below the fold to view TVs.
  • The colour scheme, well, there really isn’t one. Currys could have used a colour scheme since colours do make a big difference to landing page performance – take Nivea’s PPC landing page as an example.

Although Currys are directing traffic to the part of their website that TVs are listed on, this doesn’t necessarily mean it is the best page. There are more things that could be optimised on this page than not which makes the choice of landing page from Currys lazy at best.

Will created Ask Will Online 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 Poem Analysis, Book Analysis, and Ocean Info. You can follow him @willGreeny.

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