Does Google Ads & Microsoft Ads work?? RRS feed

  • Question

  •  Hi guys! my website was recently built and i have being working at finding ways to drive traffic to my website

    I have tryed google adsense and now i'm have sign up with microsoft Adcenter, my question to anyone that will

    be kind enough to tell me doesn't these Ads really work? I have not be able to see my ads.

    Thursday, December 13, 2007 1:15 AM

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  • I've found Google works much better than MSN Adcenter. With Google you get plenty of impressions while MSN limits you to maybe 200 a month. I also found that the reverse IP search when you type in for example computer repair doesn't pull up the city you are in too often. When I posted my ad locally I came to discover that whenever I typed in keywords it didn't always pull up my ads  and often times when it did it showed competitors from other cities that weren't even local. MSN really needs to get it together if they expect to make money doing this stuff.
    Friday, December 14, 2007 4:57 PM
  • Thank you so much for the information you provided me with, I am actually seeing that it is true that

    google works much better.



    Friday, December 14, 2007 11:49 PM
  • This week alone, when I started both adcenter and google adwords, I was thinking that adwords would be the better way to go. Boy was I wrong. On adwords, I started out with the starter edition then graduated to standard edition(big mistake). Not very user friendly at all imo. On the other hand, adcenter is unbelievable. Easy to use, easy to configure and in one week alone I have 10 conversions on my newly made health site. To me there is no comparison. Being my only website so far, and quite new to it all, I'm quite impressed with what I've accomplished so far. G'day.

    Friday, January 11, 2008 1:55 AM
  • I use both and have to say lately I've been disappointed. With Google adwords you get more impressions but on the flip side they seem to brush you off when you report click fraud. I reported I was a victim of click fraud and even sent them the links to the sites but all they could do say is that they looked into it and that with their program no click fraud could possibly happen. They seemed to say whatever they could to just keep your money and simply tell you that no click fraud took place,

    With Microsoft ads I get less impressions and in the local search, my ad hardly comes up and when it does, it's usually listed with companies that aren't even in my area. Microsoft really needs to fix this issue especially when you're a company trying to get listed in the local search. Their IP tracking isn't as friendly as Google's where if you type in a key word like "computer repair" in a search it actually lists companies in our area. Microsoft may be cheaper than Google but that's about it. I joined the Microsoft Ads back in November and haven't gotten one click to my company's web site. Another problem with MSN ads is you can't put your phone number in it like you can with Google so if someone in my area wants computer service then they'll most likely get confused and wonder why there are no local companies in Phoenix to serve their needs. Both these companies have a long way to go with these PPC advertising campaigns.
    Friday, January 11, 2008 2:51 AM

  • Yes there is a bigger market with Google. That also means more competition. Impressions were there, fewer clicks. Adcenter on the other hand, I've had over 14,000 impressions, plenty of clicks and now as I look, I have 12 conversions. All from running 3 ads and costing me $3.
    Friday, January 11, 2008 4:53 AM
  • I guess you really missed the point here. Microsoft doesn't give a lot of impressions so I don't know you could get so many unless you have nothing but thousands to spend. I've only had 114 impressions from Microsoft so far this month. I get more than that with Google. As I stated, MSN really is terrible with the local searches especially when they list out of state ads that are nowhere even near my area. I doubt very higly that someone from Phoenix would call a computer store for service that's in Anchorage, Alaska or to Los Angelas to get a tech.
    Friday, January 11, 2008 5:32 AM

  • Hmmm wow sounds like either your niche isn't very popular or your keywords need adjusting. Health is a big market(hence my name here), my keywords are obvious. One week running my 3 ads in same group have produced now over 15,000 impressions, 12 conversions. All I've spent to date running these 3 ads $2.84. My highest bid on a keyword is $0.30. Breakdown---popular niche, the right keywords, ads that are direct and interesting. Well yes I guess if you are just running ads for local business, would be a tougher proposition.
    Friday, January 11, 2008 6:15 AM
  • Actually, the industry I'm in is very competitive. I fix computers for a living. My keywords don't need adjusting but MSN does.
    Friday, January 11, 2008 6:19 AM

  • Well I guess opinions will vary. It would be a debate til the end of time. I guess you could say "Individual results may vary " as pertaining to any diet or health supplement or Yahoo search, adwords, or adcenter.
    Friday, January 11, 2008 6:25 AM