In the last blog post, we talked about marketing your park with YouTube videos and how videos can help you leapfrog the competition.
Today, we’re going to talk about how you can rocket your park straight to the top of the search engines with a more advanced strategy.
Despite the claims of search engine optimization (SEO) companies who promise they can get your website to the top of Google, the truth is, there is only one way to assure a top spot in the search engines…
Pay Per Click Ads
Pay Per Click, or “PPC” ads, are just what they sound like – an advertisement you pay for every time someone clicks on your ad.
Here’s an example of a PPC ad:
This ad shows up at the top of Google (right below the Google Places results which you learned about if you downloaded or free 7 Step RV Park Marketing Plan, which also works for mobile home parks).
This is how Google and Bing and the other search engines make their money.
They give preferred positioning to businesses willing to pay for ads.
Because you pay for each click, it makes sense to make your website as easy to use and as persuasive as possible (you can read more about MHP and RV Park web design here).
How Can PPC Ads Work For Your Park?
Let’s assume your website is not on the first page of Google (which means not many people are going to find or click-through to your website).
You decide to follow the steps in our free 7 Step RV Park Marketing Plan, but you want to start getting visitors to your website as soon as possible, so you do some “keyword research” and write some PPC ads.
If you choose the right keywords, write your ads well, and choose the right bidding strategy, and create a good “landing page” (more about that in a minute), your ads will show up on the front page of Google (I did say this was an advanced strategy, right?).
When someone clicks on one of your ads, they will end up on a page on your web site.
This page is known as your “landing page” because this is where your visitor “lands.”
One of the best ways to get more people to reserve a space is to use testimonials from your current or previous guests, and we’ll cover how to get those testimonials in a future email if you’ve downloaded our free 7 Step RV Park Marketing Plan.
How to Start Running PPC Ads for Your Mobile Home or RV Park
To start running ads on Google, just go to :
If you want to do it yourself, Google has a number of courses you can take to learn how to create effective PPC ads and this is a good place to start:
Whether you setup your campaigns or pay someone else to do it for you, it will take some time to “optimize” your ads to achieve the best results for the lowest “cost per click.”
Should You Hire a Marketing Agency to Create & Manage Your PPC Ads?
Before you decide to hire a company to manage your PPC ads for you, find out if they charge a fee in addition to the cost of the ads, or if they include everything for one monthly rate.
If the agency ads a fee on top of what you would already pay to Google or Bing, they don’t have much motivation to optimize your ads, which is the process of getting you as many clicks as possible for the lowest possible cost per click.
You can learn more about how PPC management works in this video.
The video is less than 9 minutes long and is a great introduction to PPC ads and PPC ad management.
P.S. If you don’t want to go to all the trouble of learning how to do keyword research, PPC ad copywriting, campaign management and optimization, we offer an all-inclusive PPC ad management program. Click here for more details
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