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Old 04-01-2013, 06:12 PM
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I believe I am very selective with my keywords, I receive about 100 impressions / day with about 1% ctr and a cost of 1-5/click. I also have my max budget set to a max $5/click.
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:40 PM
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I am giving adwords a try as we speak, It's only been up for a week. We will see how it works out.
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:09 PM
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Does any one know of a dynamic contract form for Wordpress? I thinks it's what is holding back my website.

And people do your research please. I paid someone to "build"my website. They modified a theme and then turned it over to me to add all content. Sad
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:56 PM
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Does any one know of a dynamic contract form for Wordpress? I thinks it's what is holding back my website.

And people do your research please. I paid someone to "build"my website. They modified a theme and then turned it over to me to add all content. Sad
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Not sure why but I feel silly asking' what do you mean by a dynamic contract form?
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:36 PM
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Whiffy, Contact Form 7 is the most popular plugin and, if you know your way around CSS, very easy to style. You can easily (no, really!) add it to sidebars, footers, menus, headers, or a main contact page.

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/contact-form-7/
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Old 04-13-2013, 08:31 AM
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I just looked at todays adwords stats and after 35 or so I get 1 click and a bill for $18.47... thats insane. I'll be back on the phone today with Google... and yes, I have trimmed down my keywords list to what I think is a bare minimum and the ads only hit my service area.
Just an update to my CPC being so high. After several calls to Google Adwords and a bunch of advise and ideas I finally have things on a reasonable track. Its a shame going in I didnt spend alot more time researching and learning the adwords "game". Unfortunatley it is costly when you wing-it!

Bottom line... really, really, really scrutinize your keywords.

Never use broadmatch.

Never let your ads run at the top of the page with Tru Green and Scotts... unless of course you have deep pockets... its a bidding war for position and the big dogs will win!

Everyone I talked to that found us on these ads said they never picked the top of the page ads... just because they were looking for local companies that probably wouldnt be there... they always picked the side bar company ads.

Do not let autobid set you max bid rate. Do not list on the top of the page... just list on the front page.

Use negative keywords.... really, really make use of these. I was amazed at the totally unrelated stuff that came up because of negative keywords in a broad match phrase... and then people clicked thru and I pay the price.

Use exact match as much as possible and phrase match is okay too.

You may get less impressions with these restrictions but the quality will go up and the cost will go down.

Hmmm, more quality means less cost... just the reverse of what every other company tries to do!!!
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Old 04-13-2013, 08:34 AM
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... and, the AdWords seems to be working well!
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Old 04-13-2013, 06:29 PM
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wtg. glad you figured it out at $18 and not $180
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Old 04-13-2013, 10:28 PM
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Never use broadmatch.
1,000 times this.

Glad you got it sorted out. Once you figure out how granular you can go with your targeting, it's not difficult to run, or test, campaigns.
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Old 04-14-2013, 03:23 PM
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not to mention acervulus
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