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jake lowman

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will paying much more for a competitive AMS keyword help get u first page?
Posted: Nov 6, 2017 7:45 AM
 
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I'm currently paying .25c per AMS click for all my ad keywords. but it says my average cost per click is about .16 which is good and all... but for the really competitive keywords I'm continually ranked on the 5th page.

can i get to the first page if i choose to pay .75 per click for that competitive keyword?

thanks for any help

Jake
Diana Persaud

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Re: will paying much more for a competitive AMS keyword help get u first page?
Posted: Nov 6, 2017 9:04 AM   in response to: jake lowman in response to: jake lowman
 
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jake lowman wrote:
I'm currently paying .25c per AMS click for all my ad keywords. but it says my average cost per click is about .16 which is good and all... but for the really competitive keywords I'm continually ranked on the 5th page.

can i get to the first page if i choose to pay .75 per click for that competitive keyword?

thanks for any help

Jake


Paying more isn't a guarantee that you will get better visibility. You need to take into consideration how much you can afford to spend without going into debt. FOR EXAMPLE: It makes no sense to pay $0.75 if you're only making $0.35. Only you know how much you are charging and how many clicks you are getting that results in sales or borrows.

Plus, if other books are selling better than yours, the ad algorithm will probably show theirs ahead of yours.

You should check out the AMS ads threads on kboards. A wealth of information can be found in those threads.
Moshe Ben-Or

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Re: will paying much more for a competitive AMS keyword help get u first page?
Posted: Nov 6, 2017 9:20 AM   in response to: jake lowman in response to: jake lowman
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Yes, betting more per click will increase the display ranking of your ad. It will also bankrupt you.

As has been pointed out before, clicks do not equal sales. If you pay $0.75 per click, and it takes 50 clicks to sell your book, which sells for $3.99...

I know your ego says that they will all buy your masterpiece the moment they lay eyes on it. But by now you should have hard data on what the reality is, by keyword.
Rhonda Worthing...

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Re: will paying much more for a competitive AMS keyword help get u first page?
Posted: Nov 6, 2017 1:00 PM   in response to: Diana Persaud in response to: Diana Persaud
 
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Have you found Adwords to be worth it? I'm just getting started and wanting some visibility.
Diana Persaud

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Posted: Nov 6, 2017 5:23 PM   in response to: Rhonda Worthing... in response to: Rhonda Worthing...
 
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I don't do google ad words. Just testing out AMS for the third time and it's doing better than the last two ads.
jake lowman

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Posted: Nov 6, 2017 7:32 PM   in response to: Moshe Ben-Or in response to: Moshe Ben-Or
 
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thanks for the information folks.

another question here if your willing to assist me.. say I'm fortunate to get my ad ranked on a keyword of my desire. will sales for that ad click in that keyword search get my book further ranked for that keyword just as organic sales for that keyword will further rank it for that very same keyword?

thanks

jake
Donna St Felix

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Re: will paying much more for a competitive AMS keyword help get u first page?
Posted: Nov 6, 2017 8:33 PM   in response to: jake lowman in response to: jake lowman
 
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jake lowman wrote:
I'm currently paying .25c per AMS click for all my ad keywords. but it says my average cost per click is about .16 which is good and all... but for the really competitive keywords I'm continually ranked on the 5th page.

can i get to the first page if i choose to pay .75 per click for that competitive keyword?


It may but it can also bankrupt you. Try adding new keywords &/or keyword phrases if you are doing the keyword option.
My top bid on all of my books is 2 US pennies.
writerbn

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Posted: Nov 7, 2017 4:36 AM   in response to: jake lowman in response to: jake lowman
 
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jake lowman wrote:
another question here if your willing to assist me.. say I'm fortunate to get my ad ranked on a keyword of my desire. will sales for that ad click in that keyword search get my book further ranked for that keyword just as organic sales for that keyword will further rank it for that very same keyword?

Yes, a sale is a sale, regardless of the referrer. It will affect your ranking in the same way.
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