In case you didn’t know, AdWords is Google’s online advertising program that helps people market products or services through the Google search engine and its affiliated websites. Advertisers bid on certain keywords so their ads will appear on the top or right side of the search results, usually as a sponsored link. For example, if you are the owner of a pilates studio, you might use “pilates class” as a keyword phrase to try and increase traffic to your website. Additionally, AdWords is a “pay-per-click” system, which means that you’re not charged when the ad is displayed, but when someone actually clicks on the ad to visit your website.
Even though there are a lot of ways to use AdWords to your advantage, not everyone will have the same success rate. What works for a cupcake shop will probably not work the same for a tattoo parlor. If you’re in the market for a new marketing campaign, it’s never too late to turn to AdWords. The infographic below mentions which campaigns you should invest in and explains terms like match types, which let Google know how closely you want your ads to match keyword searches. The best way to increase the chances of this program helping your business is to get familiar with how it works, and this is a good place to start.20