Hey guys, I am in interested in knowing the top bid prices for about 100 keywords on google adwords. As oppose to Overture which has a page where you can check the bid pricing, what is the alternative for google? Is there some kind of PPC program which you can recommend me?
Msg#: 5362 posted 11:22 pm on May 15, 2005 (gmt 0)
To the best of my knowledge there is no place to check. What I do is start out at a bid price and check the position of my ads. Then I raise it and recheck until I am number 1. Then I have a close idea what the bid prices are. Hope this helps.
Msg#: 5362 posted 12:49 am on May 16, 2005 (gmt 0)
I have campaign I run for myself and most of my keywords I can get top placement (#1 or #2) for about 12 to 15 cents. I know this from testing. I set the keyword bid amount and a few minutes later I search it and check it's position. Is this what you ar looking for Krooga?
Msg#: 5362 posted 10:20 am on May 16, 2005 (gmt 0)
For an estimated max CPC you could start with https://adwords.google.com/select/trafficestimatorsandbox
But in practice you never have to pay these max. amounts. In most cases you can do fine with 10% of the suggested CPC amounts. So a better approach might be to simply ask how much they want to spend per day and with how much per click they feel comfortable. After a while you'll learn how those clicks convert and then you can ajust the CPC per keyword to what they are worth in terms of new orders and customers.
A good start for a monthly budgtet could be the price of a full colour ad in a typical magazine they are familiar with in terms of advertising.