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Google Adwords vs Yahoo PPC?

Melissa24

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Has anyone here tried both ,and is there a big difference in the conversions between the two? Right now im currently using Google Adwords ,and i have had a lot of success over the past year ,but i have yet to try Yahoo PPC .

I have heard that Yahoo gets better conversions ,but the cost per click is more expensive.
 
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Linda Buquet

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Hi Melissa,

I think which is best probably depends somewhat on your niche.

I use both for driving traffic here to 5 Star. My problem is that since I'm not selling anything I can't track conversions. I also can't tell how many affiliates join the forum or any of my clients affiliate programs due to PPC so for me it's a little like working in the dark, hard to judge effectiveness of any of my marketing campaigns.

I can only see how much traffic I get, not how well it converts. Which for me is fine, since it's purely an ad spend and branding. As long as I use highly targeted keywords it works for me.

I prefer Google though and I don't trust some of the traffic I get through Yahoo partners. I turned content network off but still am getting traffic from some sites that I don't really want to advertise on.

Have you tried MSN? I've heard their traffic converts best of all, there just isnt as much volume. I advertise there too.

I HAD been pretty willly nilly about my PPC campaigns. Added some words to one, deleted some from another, they were each different.

Just recently I cleaned up and added to a master KW list and put the same list to all 3. So now when I compare stats in a couple weeks I'll be able to compare and judge traffic, CTR and CPC easier, but alas still won't know conversion numbers.
 

Lisa76

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I've only used Yahoo, but Like Linda, I mainly use it for driving traffic so I don't track conversions. I can tell you one thing, Yahoo's control panel could stand some simplifications if you ask me. I've heard from others that Google is much cleaner. I remember reading about someone who started using Yahoo PPC after being a long-time AdWords user and they were very disappointed in Yahoo's layout for managing campaigns. But I've gotten used to it. :)

Haven't looked into MSN but that will be my next stop.
 

Melissa24

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Thanks for the information.

Im going to try and test out Yahoo PPC and see how it goes. Start off with a small budget in the beginning.
 
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