Sept. 4th 2017.
Today I put an end to the longest running PPC (Pay Per Click) advertising campaign I have ever done.
It start in November 2013.
And ended September 4th 2017.
The campaign was a deliberately slow one - the focus was on quality clicks, not quantity.
The budget, $289.98 spread over almost 4 years. (Approx. 3.833 years.)
1307 clicks, averaging 22.1866 cents per click.
So it was a slow campaign, heavy on quality - with a strong focus on keeping the price of individual clicks low.
And it supported a thriving business, while simultaneously competing with a number of competitors who were trying to get a quantity of lesser quality clicks.
Annually, between the PPC and an active SEO campaign, the combined advertising brought in hundreds of clients per year.
Because it was a seasonal business the campaign was sometimes paused during winter, but as Spring approached the campaign would be resume and clients would start flooding in pre-ordering for Spring and Summer.
While the number of clicks did vary per year, on average the campaign had 341 clicks per year.
With overall number of clients per year somewhere in the 300 to 400 range.
So how much of that was clients who arrived via PPC and how many arrived via SEO?
Truth is, we don't know.
But since designSEO.ca did both the PPC and SEO advertising for the client, they were very happy with the results either way.
Basically what we did was stack the deck.
#1. We had a quality based PPC campaign that brought in potential clients who were far more likely to actually buy the service provided.
#2. We had an aggressive SEO campaign that put the client's websites at the top of the Google search results in multiple keyword categories.
#3. "We stacked the deck and cheated" - we bought a domain name that was very useful to the client and made it the #1 most useful website in Toronto for the type of people who would be purchasing the client's services. Ergo, build an useful website and the people will come.
Bonus - designSEO.ca now makes advertising profits off of the website we made, because we own the website, not the client, and their competitors now have to bid to advertise on our website.
The campaign has ended because the client has decided to retire / take a break from that business to focus on their family and a new baby. We wish them well!