If you’re here, then you’ve probably heard of pay-per-click (PPC) advertisements. These are ads that appear on major platforms, such as Google and Facebook. Since billions of people use search engines and social media networks every day, placing ads on these platforms is a no-brainer.
Local businesses rely on PPC ads since consumers are more likely to conduct a Google search to find a nearby business. If you’re a chiropractor, there are a lot of areas to cover to help you better understand Google Ads and create a profitable campaign for your practice.
Below, you’ll find a complete Google Ads guide for chiropractors.
If you’ve ever used a search engine, then you’ve seen a PPC ad. They’re actually positioned right at the top of a search engine result page (SERP) after browsing a keyword.
After searching the keyword, “Chiropractor Los Angeles”, you can clearly see PPC ads at the top of the SERP:
Your practice can receive a lot of exposure just by being positioned at the top of SERPs for popular keywords that are searched by hundreds and even thousands of people. To achieve this ranking, you’ll need to bid or pay for the keywords you want to rank for.
This is the entire concept behind PPC ads. You will be charged every time someone clicks on your ad, whether they visit your practice or not. Therefore, there is definitely a risk to investing in PPC ads.
How can you be certain that your money will be well spent on PPC ads that will rank and attract new people to your practice? The answer is more straightforward than you think.
Unfortunately, thousands of PPC campaigns fail everyday. Unlike SEO campaigns where you may only waste a few hundred dollars on the wrong agency, you can potentially waste thousands of dollars in failed campaigns.
This makes a lot of chiropractors hesitant to rely on PPC ads for their businesses. In reality, a successful PPC campaign can double and even triple your budget. Creating a productive campaign for your practice isn’t too difficult.
Let’s use the previous keyword as an example. Here is why these two listings sit atop the SERP for the keyword, “Chiropractor Los Angeles”:
As you can see, these ads are visually appealing, eye-catching, and display all of the information you’ll need to not only visit the landing page, but also call the practice to schedule an appointment.
Successful PPC ads are detailed, but concise. They’re also informative, but optimized with high-performance keywords. To start creating successful PPC campaigns for your practice, you’ll need to first choose the right keywords.
These keywords will direct meaningful search traffic back to your landing page where they can convert.
Google Keyword Planner is the native keyword research tool for Google Ads. Google Keyword Planner allows users to select from thousands of possible keyword combinations and analyze their data:
With Google Keyword Planner, you can check the average monthly searches for keywords. This simply means you can browse how many people are searching for a particular keyword.
If you bid for a popular keyword, then there’s a chance you can attract a lot of eyes to your ads. With that said, you can also take a look at the competition of a keyword. This is how difficult it will be to rank for a keyword based on a myriad of different factors.
The most prominent factor in determining the competition of a keyword is valuing its average monthly search traffic. Popular keywords are obviously more competitive because a lot of chiropractors are already bidding on them.
This means that you can’t put all of your eggs in one basket and only target popular keywords. Not only will you overrun your budget, but you’ll spend a lot of time and effort trying to outrank a competitor who is likely spending more money than you and working with a reputable PPC agency.
By targeting both popular and low-traffic keywords, you can attract more traffic with less effort. Lastly, Google Keyword Planner can help you see how much you’ll pay for a keyword.
Google keyword prices fluctuate constantly. Therefore, Google displays these prices in quartiles, or simply a top and bottom price. This range can still help you create and stay aligned with your budget.
Once you have selected your keywords, it’s time to configure your campaign to attract the most clicks and conversions.
Modifying a Google Ads campaign for the first time can be challenging because you’re trying to figure out what everything means. Luckily, there isn’t a lot of configuration that takes place before your campaign goes live for the first time.
What makes and breaks a Google Ads campaign is the adjustments you make after your campaign goes live. In any case, here are some considerations when adjusting your campaign:
If you’re new to Google Ads or tired of wasting your money on worthless campaigns, we can help. At PPC.co, we specialize in creating successful PPC campaigns for chiropractor and other professionals.
Contact us today to receive a free proposal to start your campaign.