HOLY MOLY! Has google prices went up or WHAT?!?!

Discussion in 'Coastal Vacations' started by hsimpsonjr, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. hsimpsonjr

    hsimpsonjr Silver Member

    I started running an ad yesterday on Google Adwords and I never could see my ad on the first page. I always have my bids set high enough to get on the first page of the most popular searches for Coastal so I was confused about my ad not showing up. I started messing with my bid price and had to go all the way up to $2.50 a click to get on the first page. GOOD GRIEF!! I used to bid $1.60 and I was always at least 5th or 6th on the page. Oh,well. Such is life. One cool thing is I bet 80% of the ads on the first page are for the Call Center. WE ROCK!! Sorry, I just had to mention that. lol
     
  2. hsimpsonjr

    hsimpsonjr Silver Member

    OK, it just now hit me that I post like the NC country boy that I am and put "Went" in the subject where I should have put "Gone". Would you "english teacher" types please forgive me? Thanks in advance.
     
  3. dawnmo

    dawnmo New Member

    Yea...I can't afford Google anymore [​IMG]
     
  4. hsimpsonjr

    hsimpsonjr Silver Member

    I just noticed this yesterday. It wasn't like that a couple of weeks ago.
     
  5. dawnmo

    dawnmo New Member

    If they are new advertisers, they will probably drop out after a few days once they realize how much it is costing them...unless they have deep pockets. I would check back every few days. When you see Dean's site move back up to number 3 or 4 then you will know the prices have gone back down (unless he goes in and ups his bids.)
     
  6. Jason

    Jason New Member

    What keywords are we talking about here?
     
  7. hsimpsonjr

    hsimpsonjr Silver Member

    Jason,
    I sent you an email. I don't know if we want to get that specific on the forum.
     
  8. beckie1229

    beckie1229 New Member

    I up my bids only on weekends and let myself be on the later pages during the week. I still get opt ins cheaper than buying leads. It's a balance, that's for sure!
     
  9. pcwork

    pcwork New Member

    Try alternate advertising methods, they may not be so simple, but can be more effective.
     
  10. matiasmommy

    matiasmommy New Member

    Quoting: hsimpsonjrI used to bid $1.60 and I was always at least 5th or 6th on the page. Oh,well. Such is life. One cool thing is I bet 80% of the ads on the first page are for the Call Center.

    Harold.. you make me laugh. Is it NOT possible that the 80% representation of call centre members are actually what has contributed much to pushed up the prices?

    Just a thought.. maybe some alternative promotions methods should be more focused upon? Maybe different keywords? Other engines?

    At any rate.. $2.50/click sounds silly steep. Has to be a much better bang for your buck out there! I know Im in the top 3 consistently for my keywords and its not costing me nearly that much.

    You have that famous list in your back office, and there are literally thousands of resources on the net full of great ideas too. Keep playing with it!

    Cheers

    Jani Teeter
    L3 Director, CSG
     
  11. hsimpsonjr

    hsimpsonjr Silver Member

    I am, Jani. I getting ready to dive into the Contactmate system tonight so it will be interesting to see how that goes.
     
  12. matiasmommy

    matiasmommy New Member

    oh, I've looked at that too.. interesting! Let me know how it goes for you. I remember goldcalling a wee while ago.. seemed to start out strong and die pretty quick, quality wise.

    but, someone somewhere all the time is coming up with a better mousetrap!

    best of luck!

    Jani Teeter
    L3 Director, CSG
     

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