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Google Ads work?

Postby mikeyboy_esq » Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:04 pm

Has anyone here had good results using Google Ads to advertise their book's website? If so, please share your experience.

I decided to try Google Ads about a week ago, and so far I'm not overly impressed. The cost per click seems a bit high compared to other ads I've tried on other sites (e.g., Amazon's sponsored ads). While I have seen some increase in web traffic and a few extra book sales this week, I don't think I'm getting my money's worth from these ads. Just curious to hear if other folks have had similar or different experiences using Google Ads. Thanks.
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Re: Google Ads work?

Postby ostarella » Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:47 pm

Have to also take into account how many people now use an ad blocker. I've got two and basically never see an ad any more.
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Re: Google Ads work?

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Re: Google Ads work?

Postby ostarella » Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:58 am

Apparently they do for Google - I get no ads in the search results. As I said, I see virtually no ads now, anywhere.

Amended: I have 2 ad-blockers and a pop-up blocker. A lot of people I know do the same - ads are just annoying, no matter how "targeted" they are.
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Re: Google Ads work?

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