Should I Advertise on the Content Network?

Often times people ask me whether they should advertise on the content network of Google Adwords? People tell me that when they do it by themselves, the content network produces poor results. So most likely, you will get lower click rates and less traffic using the content network than the search network. This makes sense because people coming through the content network were not searching for your product. So some people think the content network is useless because they have lost money using it in the past. My answer is it depends on who is doing it (ie: Adwords Professional) and whether they are accounting for your market, what you are selling and the site your ads are being displayed.

The content network should be treated totally different from the search network. If you do decide to use the content network, we recommend using a separate campaign. Start off with a small dollar amount and measure your performance. Use reporting tools to test sites, budgets and refine your campaign. Google’s placement report measures your performance on the content network. Google’s placement report can be located in the reports section of your Adwords program. This report helps you filter out sites that bring you poor traffic. If you find a site that wastes your money, remove it. Therefore, if you find that a site that performs well, or the conversion is inexpensive, continue to invest more in it.


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