Pay Per Click Acronyms
We’re surrounded by acronyms everywhere you look! If you don’t know your CTR from your CPC, here’s a quick roundup of the acronyms you need to know to survive in the pay per click (or PPC!) world:
PPC – Pay Per Click
This is when you advertise on a platform, such as Google, and pay for each click on your ad
CTR – Click Through Rate
The percentage of clicks compared to the number of impressions or times your ad was displayed. For example, if your ad was shown 150 times and you had 3 clicks, then your CTR is 2%
CPC – Cost Per Click
The price each click is costing you, so you could bid a maximum CPC of ?1 and you could have an average cost per click of 80p
SERPs – Search Engine Results Pages
This is the page the search engine shows when you do a search. You need to know what position you’re getting on the SERPs
CTA – Call to Action
Often misunderstood, each advert you write should contain a strong call to action.
ROI – Return on Investment
The all-important one, how much return are you getting for your money?
So there you have it. You should now be able to use acronyms with the best of them and talk with confidence about your CPC, CTA and CTR on your pay per click (or PPC) account!
PPC Account Manager