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Have a PPC checklist ready? If not then Diane Pease will get you to work on it, after you read her post on ‘The 5 Biggest Don’ts of Paid Search’

It is not unusual for PPCers to forget a few things ‘here’ and ‘there’ while managing multiple accounts and ‘campaigns’. However, if not tackled, it may become a costly affair for your business.

One big mistake would be to forgetNegative Keywords‘! This is not worth a miss. You would not want to pay moolah to irrelevant and non-performing queries. Diane suggests to check for the search results of keywords you are bidding on. You might find that they have multiple meanings of which you might want to block a couple.

All this would be ‘information without context’ if not applied precisely. What should you do? As Diane says,

Make sure that every time you launch a new account, campaign or ad group you incorporate negative keywords. Add it as an audit point in your launch checklist and verify during your final QA process. When adding negatives, also check the keywords that you are bidding on via a search – you may find that there are multiple meanings for your terms.

And Voila!

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Note: Now, our Negative Keywords Tool is Free for accounts with ad spend less than $10,000 per month. Save 10-20% of your search ad spend for free.


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