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The last PPC campaign I analysed in the ‘Analyse A Real PPC Campaign’ series was from Cyber Power, who had what can only be described as a PPC campaign that was slightly mis-targeted: an ‘i7 laptop’ does not straight away mean the web user wants a gaming laptop. Due to this, the whole campaign will be running pretty inefficiently.

On a separate note, here is a PPC campaign analysis looking at the cashback market, which enables web users to take advantage of affiliate cashback schemes to save even more when buying goods and services online. Here is a analysis of a PPC campaign by TopCashBack.

 

To view TopCashBack’s PPC search advert, I had to type into Google search UK, ‘cashback’:

TopCashBack PPC Search AdvertConsidering this is a competitive keyword to bid on, TopCashBack would have adopted a high CPC strategy in order to achieve #1 on paid search results. This is especially important for this search result considering the top organic search result is not TopCashBack (who appear second, in fact) but a featured snippet taken from Wikipedia explaining what cashback is. Therefore, we can understand the reason for bidding with a high CPC for such a keyword search phrase: especially with the fact their main competitor, Quido, has also created a PPC campaign for the same keyword search phrase.

 

Looking at the advert, it is pretty much a perfect search advert:

  • The title is littered with the brand name and a call to action.
  • The description is short and to the point because of the longer-than-normal title.
  • Ad extensions are used to entice the web user further. I especially like the review extension used as this really does make TopCashBack seem the market leader in cashback websites: even if it is just an opinion from a third party website.
  • The site link extensions increase the area the advert takes up and provides more links for the web user to click onto which will, all in all, increase the overall CTR of the advert.

 

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

TopCashBack PPC Landing PageThis is a great landing page for many reasons. But, firstly, it is important to mention that this is also the homepage of TopCashBack. I know I have constantly mentioned in the past that homepages should not be used as landing pages. However, if the homepage is good enough to be used as a landing page, it makes sense to use it as one! The homepage naturally wants to entice web users into signing up with TopCashBack and that is the exact same objective of the PPC campaign. Therefore, it makes sense, in this case, to use the homepage in PPC.

What is great about this landing page is that it has all the content to fill a laptop screen but appears in a material design, which does not make the page seem as cluttered as it should do with the amount of content on it. For this reason, I have a strong feeling this landing page will work very well for TopCashBack and provide the results that TopCashBack want to achieve.

Will 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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