I run an affiliate marketing site. (booo) This is my first site, it's not been up long (september i think). With Social Bookmarking and free directories and an incoming link from a PR 4 site owned by a friend, has earned me google PR2 (woopy). Things are going ok on the SEO front, I understand it takes time.
But since the beginning i've been trying to angle a way of getting a decent conversion rate out of Adwords, proving tough.
I stopped my campaigns for a little while and i've just tried to have another bite at the cherry.
Googles guesstimates are telling me that i'll get 8 clicks a day from a key word that i guarantee would get more than 5000 searches a day.
I raised my max bid to get into estimated first page bid and it still said below first page bid.... but didnt give an estimate below.
Other keywords are saying Below first page bid, first page bid estimate 50p (im british), i have it set at 20p and I'm getting avg ad position of 1.8.
On the same ad campaign im running 2 ad groups using some of the same keywords but on each group, the same key word will have different first page bid estimates............
#*$! is going on. Google adwords is like my girlfriend.
Please wise web masters, help a drowning newbie!
Any help is MUCH appreciated!