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Most advertisers use PPC to gain their business publicity, brand or product awareness or public relations. This primarily results in the business gaining extra sales from the advertising campaign. People look upon advertising with the stereotype that it is only used for telling people something different: something they didn’t know and should which may benefit them and their life. I have already shown how PPC can help you gain market share on your competitor. What people don’t know is that PPC is extremely versatile. You won’t have to adapt for PPC: it will adapt for you. This is a reason why PPC can be used as a source of market research. Without knowing, PPC can tell you a lot about your target market…

Firstly, let me start off by saying that to some extent, you are performing market research with any advertising campaign you have using PPC. By placing some Google Analytics code on your landing page, you can find many statistics about your target audience. For example, their time on your landing page, where they are from, what type of device they are using, bounce rate and more. All types of statistics you can use in your PPC campaign are listed in this two parter I created:

As well as becoming valuable market research for yourself, it will also help you iron out any systematic errors you have in your campaign. For example, if your Google Analytic results are  not the best, you can then look to see if there are any mistakes in your PPC campaign that are causing you to have bad stats or causing you to attract the wrong types of people. You may want to also look at ‘How to Create the Perfect PPC Advert‘.


If you chose to use a PPC campaign as market research, it would be a form of primary research. This type of research has the stereotype of being expensive to carry out and time-consuming, even if the research is more specific to yourself. This is why it’s great to do market research through PPC. PPC is one of the cheapest most-efficient ways to advertise online so it’s not expensive. As well as this, a fully running PPC campaign can literally take 5 minutes to set up and get going. It’s cheap and not time-consuming. This is why PPC should be used as a market research tool more often by advertisers.


Now comes the question being, ‘What type of market research should I do?’ It’s totally your choice! The aim of market research is to find something out about your market, target audience or literally anything that you didn’t know before which would benefit from knowing. For this reason, I suggest you have one last look at the different types of landing pages available for PPC campaigns. Different campaigns will suit your market research PPC campaign better than others.

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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