Lets be honest, Amazon Pay Per Click is one legitimate and effective way to rank keywords of your newly listed. Yeah, I agree, it takes time, but hey, hustles are fun, no?
The successful PPC Campaign is NOT just about, if you are earning profits as in monetary term. The success is when you are achieving your goals. Don’t get me wrong, the ultimate goal remain profits, but, its relative and we reach there, one step at a time.
Your goals literally define if your PPC is doing good or not.
You can look at your goals from any perspectives, but since its all about Keywords and Search Terms, I would set my goals depending upon my keywords.
To me, the PPC starts with Discovery goal where, we will just focus on identification of our keywords. To aide, I will use both Automatic and Manual Campaigns
Either create just single Automatic campaign with $100 budget or create 10 campaigns with $10 budget each. Multiple automatic campaigns will put Amazon at work, really. After a week or so, you will have winner and looser automatic campaigns. You will be free to keep or remove any number of campaigns.
Since Amazon algorithm in reality is Artificial Intelligence based upon whatever information, we’ve provided to Amazon. Its completely natural to not stuff your content with all keywords or miss the important keywords.
Manual campaign will be filled with hand picked keywords. Thats how you take control of your fate in your hands and rather dictate Amazon to find if our researched keywords are worthy.
Since Automatic Campaigns are suppose to work during whole life of a product, we should never stop them.
Once you see good number of keywords after 7 days, you will move them to another Manual Campaign’s adset as phrase. Its upto you, if you plan to move as broad, but definitely you will not move them as exact at this stage.
It can be either separate Manual Campaign with its own single adset or one adset in a Manual Campaign. Some expert suggest to have keyword niche related campaign or adset.
The goal is to nurture good keywords separately. This is the stage where we will scale up keyword, we will try fine tuning keyword targeting, bid up/down, campaign budget testing, adding keyword to our content etc.
Moved keywords from Discovery Campaigns will be either broad or phrase, depending upon your strategy.
Once we find, the keyword is scaled up and no further optimization can be applied, we will move it to Profitability Campaign.
Same as in Discovery Campaign, we should move the keyword, means, put as negative keyword with Right match type in source campaign or ad set.
It is the Ultimate Goal of whole Amazon PPC drill and bottom line.It can be either another adset in existing Manual Campaign or single adset in its own Campaign.
Similar to Scalability, you have liberty, put proven keywords with lowest possible ACoS in last few weeks.
These can be phrase or exact, but chances are high, most of the keywords will be Exact match type.
Like always, never forget to put same keyword with right match-type as Negative keyword in previous adset or campaign.
Watch closely, keep an eye over keywords and their performance and based upon your goal, add or remove keywords.
Amazon PPC, will ideally go on and on until your item is live and you’ve intentions to keep selling. PPC Discovery, Scalability and Profitability are more like operations than time-specific project.
Best of luck with your PPC hustle.
P.S: Feel free to post your questions in comments. Or you can always contact me over teemya.com for free advise and tips.