PPC or Pay-Per-Click

PPC (pay-per-click) marketing is a form of online advertising in which advertisers accrue costs when users click their ads. Advertisers bid on the perceived value of a click in relation to the keywords, platforms, and audience type in which it originates.

PPC is all about relevance. Users are searching for specific products, services, and information at any given time. Advertisers have the ability to show a targeted ad at the exact moment this search is occurring.

Main Platforms:

Google AdWords

Run on Google, Search Partner sites, and Display Network sites, AdWords is the largest pay-per-click platform. AdWords was launched in October 2000 and has gone through several iterations over the last 17 years. AdWords is geared toward the entire spectrum of companies from small businesses to Fortune 500.

Bing Ads

Similar to AdWords, Bing Ads is a pay-per-click platform showing ads on the Bing and Yahoo networks. The platform also utilizes Search Partners. Bing Ads is primarily keyword based advertising. As of 2017, Bing Ads has 142 million unique searchers on the Bing Network.

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