ollyb wrote in post #8903880
Can't help you with the question about page impressions, but a couple of other things to think of. Did google advise you what cpc you'd have to set in order for it to appear on the first page? depending on the number of photographers in your area, it could be lower than the amount you've set. Also, setting $1 per day is pretty limiting - it only allows for two clicks per day. You might be better to set $30 per month, to allow for any spikes on different days.
Have you thought about using google analytics to see how many visits the site gets? Take a look, it might be useful. I'd then have a look at seo, though I don't know how to do it myself so can't advise (there is a sticky somewhere). Then watch the hits on google analytics go up
Not sure that the comment above about it being a waste of money is particularly useful. If you generate just one job from a year of $1 per day, surely it's paid for itself. An that's quite likely I'd say - just one out of 720 people who googled for exactly what you're offering
and clicked through has to say yes. Getting people to click is a different matter, and it's no cost to you if they don't click.
I'm on the first page of advertisements now with the CPC I have listed. There aren't all that many listings in my area (I live in a town of about 100,000 people), so sometimes I am in the top two on the listings (the highlighted ones). The way this works is that you set a per day price, but it doesn't actually mean 2 clicks per day. You are really setting the price you are willing to pay per month, but setting that price on a daily basis if that makes sense. I'm not really sure why they do that??
Yea, I was looking at Google Analytics tonight. I'm going to look at it more and see if I can add some better keywords to increase my exposure. Thanks for the comment!
sf1 wrote in post #8906324
No idea why the impressions are show zero. Go to adwords homepage, click on campaigns button and set the date to more than just today (pick all time). See if that makes a difference with impressions. If you look at just today, it might have been a slow google search day for your specific campaign.Some things to think about adding:
wedding photographer in Las cruces
wedding photography in Las cruces
wedding photos in Las cruces
wedding in Las cruces
photography in Las cruces
photographer in Las cruces
My impressions now show 8,762. Those are great suggestions for keywords. I'm going to add those in. Thanks!
Can anyone else chime in on this subject?