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One of the recent PPC campaigns I analysed in the ‘Analyse A Real PPC Campaign’ series was from Expedia, who had a good example of a title-heavy search advert with a landing page that had the objective of gaining a lead capture, so that it was possible for Expedia to show the correct ‘tailor-picked’ flights for the web user, from the information they entered onto the landing page.

Pensions are something that everyone has to think about and create so that they can be financially stable when entering and in retirement. For this reason, the pension sector is a huge market to profit from for businesses. With this, here is an analysis of a PPC campaign from QuoteSearch.


To view QuoteSearch’s PPC search advert, I had to type into Google search UK, ‘pension schemes’:
The reason for QuoteSearch targeting this keyword search phrase with a PPC campaign could be down to the fact the number one organic search result comes from a main competitor to QuoteSearch: money.co.uk who are, like QuotaSearch, looking to compare pension plans/schemes. These websites tend to make their money based on comission or a CPC basis so making sure web users compare pension schemes with QuoteSearch would really benefit them, since the search phrase makes it apparent that the web user is looking for a pension scheme to start up or transfer to.

Looking at the advert itself, it is extremely similar to the money.co.uk organic search result, concurring with the idea that PPC campaign was produced to compete with and take traffic away from money.co.uk. The site link extension has been used to allow web users to look at different areas of QuoteSearch’s website that relates to pensions, which will help to increase the CTR of the advert on the whole – it appears that once the web user goes onto the landing page/website of QuoteSearch, they are likely to look at multiple web pages relating to pensions.


After clicking on the above advert I came to the following landing page:
This is a really good example of how to design a landing page. At first, it appears that this is an product/service landing page above the fold. However, there are two crucial points to this landing page which makes clear that it is, in fact, a lead capture landing page:

  1. There are no links above the fold for the web user to click onto.
  2. The buttons that can be clicked in the bottom left corner of the page has content that is cut off by the fold of the web page.

Due to these two above points, the web user is seriously inclined to scroll down, for which they will see contains a lead capture involving details about a pension review.

Strangely, this landing page is not a comparison page, as we would have expected, of pension schemes. So, in this sense, it is bad that QuoteSearch has not followed on exactly from their search advert. Saying this, the design of the landing page would not turn people away, with web users likely heading to provide QuoteSearch a lead capture for a pension review.

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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