About RickBelden
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My name is Rick and I am a civil engineer and love the great outdoors. I grew up in Oregon and Washington, lived in

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I have created a Google Ad and have the Campaign set on Manual CPC and the Max. CPC of $0.50, plus each of the keywords is also set to a max CPC of $0.50.

However, over

Here are the screenshots.

After digging around some more and getting VitalyG's help, it looks like Google is trying to cheat again.

They are doubling your Max. CPC.

For example, I had $0.50 for my Max. CPC, but I was getting CPC's of $0.97 to $1.00.

Vitaly recommend I change my Max. CPC to $0.25 so I did, and what do you know?!??!!!

Google reduced my CPC's down to around $0.48.

It's sad that you can't trust big corporations, but of course I should know that by now.

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How do you control the max cpc in google ads?

How do you control the max cpc in google ads?

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Pay Per Click Marketing

I have created a Google Ad and have the Campaign set on Manual CPC and the Max. CPC of $0.50, plus each of the keywords is also set to a max CPC of $0.50.

However, over

Here are the screenshots.

After digging around some more and getting VitalyG's help, it looks like Google is trying to cheat again.

They are doubling your Max. CPC.

For example, I had $0.50 for my Max. CPC, but I was getting CPC's of $0.97 to $1.00.

Vitaly recommend I change my Max. CPC to $0.25 so I did, and what do you know?!??!!!

Google reduced my CPC's down to around $0.48.

It's sad that you can't trust big corporations, but of course I should know that by now.

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Pay Per Click Marketing

I would like to get some thoughts or feedback on the type of keywords.

In Kyle's latest training he used Broad Match for his keywords. I've seen more impressions and cli

I have the same question as you, and I'm also in the process of learning.

Hey Rick,

After fretting like crazy and wasting loads of time worrying about Keywords... now I simply ask myself how do I want my content found... what might searchers be looking for when looking for my helpful posts...

Then I tested those phrases and most times I would discover other phrases I had not thought of... and I'd make note of those too... and, whenever possible use those too... sprinkled throughout accordingly, of course.

Now... I no longer waste a lot of time with keyword researching.

You may find the following post most helpful: That article has helped me a LOT!

Hope you find this helpful too.

Thank you and I'll check out that article, but when it comes to ads, the keywords are critical.

Are you talking about keywords in articles or ads?
Rick

Sorry Rick, I thought you were referring to posts. You didn't specify ads so that's where my mind went.

Ads... I'd be seeking whatever keyword your potential customers would use in finding your product and ad.

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Keywords: broad match, phrase match, or exact match?

Keywords: broad match, phrase match, or exact match?

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Pay Per Click Marketing

I would like to get some thoughts or feedback on the type of keywords.

In Kyle's latest training he used Broad Match for his keywords. I've seen more impressions and cli

I have the same question as you, and I'm also in the process of learning.

Hey Rick,

After fretting like crazy and wasting loads of time worrying about Keywords... now I simply ask myself how do I want my content found... what might searchers be looking for when looking for my helpful posts...

Then I tested those phrases and most times I would discover other phrases I had not thought of... and I'd make note of those too... and, whenever possible use those too... sprinkled throughout accordingly, of course.

Now... I no longer waste a lot of time with keyword researching.

You may find the following post most helpful: That article has helped me a LOT!

Hope you find this helpful too.

Thank you and I'll check out that article, but when it comes to ads, the keywords are critical.

Are you talking about keywords in articles or ads?
Rick

Sorry Rick, I thought you were referring to posts. You didn't specify ads so that's where my mind went.

Ads... I'd be seeking whatever keyword your potential customers would use in finding your product and ad.

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Keyword, Niche and Market Research

I have been going through days of training and courses on tracking links from WA, including VitaliyG's training and I cannot find anyone who completely answers this question.

Thank you Abie. I think I have watched that but I will check it out again.

I have made my tracking links work, but now I'm trying to get the PPC Conversion Tracking to work.

Rick

Okay, Rick! Please keep us updated on your progress.

Will do. Thanks,
Rick

:)

Hey Rick,

The following video tutorial MAY offer you the help you seek: Hope this solves your issue.

Much appreciated. Thanks.
Rick

Here is an image of what I'm specifically talking about.

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Ppc conversion tracking training from google ads to website wa review to wa?

Ppc conversion tracking training from google ads to website wa review to wa?

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Keyword, Niche and Market Research

I have been going through days of training and courses on tracking links from WA, including VitaliyG's training and I cannot find anyone who completely answers this question.

Thank you Abie. I think I have watched that but I will check it out again.

I have made my tracking links work, but now I'm trying to get the PPC Conversion Tracking to work.

Rick

Okay, Rick! Please keep us updated on your progress.

Will do. Thanks,
Rick

:)

Hey Rick,

The following video tutorial MAY offer you the help you seek: Hope this solves your issue.

Much appreciated. Thanks.
Rick

Here is an image of what I'm specifically talking about.

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Pay Per Click Marketing

Kyle said to turn off Mobile Phones in the Devices Settings when creating Google Ads, but should Tablets remain on or turned off also?

Hey Rick,

Personally, I would make ANY mobile device NOT display any ads, not just Google Ads.

Reason being, the more plugins you force load content on a page makes your pages/posts take longer to load.

Again, personally I NEVER make a purchase on a mobile device. I strictly use my tablet for entertainment... and quick searches for information.

All purchase are done from my desktop (which uses a VPN) in order to protect my privacy.

Hope you find this helpful.

Thank you for the advice.
Rick

Here is a screenshot of the Device Settings if this helps anyone with the answer.

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Google ads - tablets, mobile phones, or computers?

Google ads - tablets, mobile phones, or computers?

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Pay Per Click Marketing

Kyle said to turn off Mobile Phones in the Devices Settings when creating Google Ads, but should Tablets remain on or turned off also?

Hey Rick,

Personally, I would make ANY mobile device NOT display any ads, not just Google Ads.

Reason being, the more plugins you force load content on a page makes your pages/posts take longer to load.

Again, personally I NEVER make a purchase on a mobile device. I strictly use my tablet for entertainment... and quick searches for information.

All purchase are done from my desktop (which uses a VPN) in order to protect my privacy.

Hope you find this helpful.

Thank you for the advice.
Rick

Here is a screenshot of the Device Settings if this helps anyone with the answer.

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Pay Per Click Marketing

Kyle mentioned in one of the initial PPC training classes that mobile users don't convert as well as desktop users when running PPC ads.

How do I eliminate mobile users

I finally found the Device Settings under Insight and Reports.

You can see some screenshots of where I found them in the attachments below if this helps anyone.
Rick

Hey Rick,

In asking DuckDuckGo your question (my preferred search engine for technical questions), it looks like others have asked the same thing and MAY have been given advice that might work for you.

See screen print below...

Running the same search and reading through some of those posts and support pages, may provide you with the resolution you seek.

Hope you find this helpful.

Thank you so much.
Rick

I just found the Device Settings under Insights and Reports.

Thanks for the direction you started me on. It helped me get to the answer.
Rick

someone on live chat asked about this and i think it was setting mobile to -100

Thank you.
Rick

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How to get only desktop views from ppc ads?

How to get only desktop views from ppc ads?

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Pay Per Click Marketing

Kyle mentioned in one of the initial PPC training classes that mobile users don't convert as well as desktop users when running PPC ads.

How do I eliminate mobile users

I finally found the Device Settings under Insight and Reports.

You can see some screenshots of where I found them in the attachments below if this helps anyone.
Rick

Hey Rick,

In asking DuckDuckGo your question (my preferred search engine for technical questions), it looks like others have asked the same thing and MAY have been given advice that might work for you.

See screen print below...

Running the same search and reading through some of those posts and support pages, may provide you with the resolution you seek.

Hope you find this helpful.

Thank you so much.
Rick

I just found the Device Settings under Insights and Reports.

Thanks for the direction you started me on. It helped me get to the answer.
Rick

someone on live chat asked about this and i think it was setting mobile to -100

Thank you.
Rick

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