People that have websites needing traffic normally find that pay per click can be the most cost effective technique they employ to get that extra traffic. If you are an affiliate marketer this also works well for that purpose. Many people now use this as their advertising method of choice because it is so effective, and ‘pay per click affiliates’ will find it a very useful tool.
All that happens here is an advert (some text with a url link), often in blocks of two or more, is placed on various other websites that are popular and receive large numbers of visitors. If someone likes your ad text they will click on your link and be redirected to your site and provide they stay for more than ten seconds, you will pay the hosting site some money as thanks. The sites that provide you with hosting when it comes to this sort of advertisement are usually big with a large amount of traffic and will have some relationship to the product or services that you are trying to put across. This is a cost effective method because you only pay for the advertising you use so if no-one is redirected to your site, nothing is owed.
Unlike regular advertising which you pay for whether someone takes any notice or not, this way you pay for what gets used. Some people are worried about competitors clicking to run up their bill or lose them from the screen completely but in practice this rarely happens. From a business viewpoint, pay per click marketing is extremely effective at targeting the exact market the business wants. People who see your ad are already interested in the product or service you are promoting.
The process is easy to understand; all you need to do is provide Google with the phrase or word that you want people to use to see your advert. Depending on how much you have paid your advert will either be at the top of the search result page or in the right hand column.
For many people, part of the appeal about pay per click marketing is the immediacy. When the ad goes up, you will have a good idea as to whether or not it is effective. This is still the most popular method of marketing because it works and most companies, large and small will use pay per click advertising as a standard method to market themselves.