Pay Per Click (PPC) advertising is an increasingly popular way for businesses to put their message in front of potential customers. You will come across them fairly often while perusing the internet, you just might not recognize them as PPC ads. This is because they are mostly unobtrusive.
PPC can be displayed on a variety of websites. Social media outlets such as Facebook and Linkedin frequently display PPC advertisements. Google has their own version of PPC which they call AdWords. These are the results you often see toward the top of the search result page, but separate from the results themselves.
They are called “pay per click” because businesses don’t actually pay to post these ads unless a user clicks on them. This is different than traditional advertising where the business pays simply for their ad, perhaps on a billboard or TV commercial, to simply exist. PPC doesn’t cost the business money until a potential customer follows the link.
So now that we understand PPC advertising, how can it help a home builder? What benefits can be gained from PPC as opposed to other forms of advertising?