Last Updated on September 10, 2020
Moving a PPC Account Into a Positive ROI
This AdWords Case Study summarizes the work we completed for a client headquartered in Northern California. They provide online training courses across the U.S. targeted to a young audience. Their competition routinely outbids them on keywords. Amidst intense pressure to further discount prices and guarantee results (passing the online course to receive a certificate), our client’s AdWords account was spending more than it was earning. It turned out their account had been set-up many years ago and was running without active management. Running at a consistent negative ROI (return on investment), the account needed to be overhauled quickly to produce results.
Snapshot Before Our Work Together
- AdWords account was over eight years old actively spending $20,000 a month on digital ads.
- Tracking incorrectly set up as key pieces of data were missing from reports.
- The ad groups used as many relevant keywords as possible, including bidding wars on poorly-performing search terms.
- Campaigns were focused on Cost Per Clicks (CPC) rather than conversions and actual business booked.
- The account was earning a negative ROI and was losing ~ $75 per account conversion.
An AdWords Case Study Results
- Cleaned up the account ad group structure to emphasize relevant and high-performance keywords.
- Created tighter correlation between specific keywords and their landing pages to improve relevancy and conversion.
- Switched strategy from CPC to Cost Per Acquisition (CPA), managing the account to achieve high conversion performance rather than quantity of clicks.
- Implemented a robust and low-cost tracking system to measure everything on the account.
- Taught the business owner how to monitor and measure their account so they could take action more quickly
- Reduced their CPA from $90+ to $15 per customer acquisition.
- Produced a positive ROI within 4 months, optimizing the ad spend so it generated a sustainable income stream.
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