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Increase ROAS by Avoiding These 5 Common Amazon PPC Mistakes

So there you are, setting up a new Amazon PPC campaign. You're excited, optimistic, and maybe even a little anxious. You've chosen your keywords, set your budget, and your ads are live—surely, the sales will start rolling in at any moment. Days turn into weeks, but the expected sales are trickling in rather than flooding. Sounds familiar? You may have stumbled into one of the many common pitfalls of Amazon PPC.

Setting up an effective Amazon PPC campaign is not just about clicking a few buttons; it's an art and science intertwined. Here are some common mistakes and how to avoid them to ensure your PPC campaign is as efficient and profitable as possible.

Mistake 1: Choosing Irrelevant or Broad Keywords

The keywords you choose for your campaign can make or break its success. Broad or irrelevant keywords can lead to unqualified clicks and wasted ad spend. The remedy? Do your homework. Use tools like Amazon's own keyword planner or other third-party tools to find relevant, high-intent keywords that your target audience is likely to use.

Mistake 2: Neglecting Negative Keywords

Negative keywords prevent your ads from showing up for irrelevant searches. If you're selling coffee mugs, you don't want to show up when someone searches for 'coffee beans'. Regularly review your search term report to identify and add irrelevant terms to your negative keywords list.

Mistake 3: Ineffective Bid Management

Finding the right balance for your bids can be tricky. Bid too low, and your ads might not get the visibility they need. Bid too high, and you might exhaust your budget without seeing a return. Keep an eye on your ACoS (Advertising Cost of Sales) and tweak your bids based on performance.

Mistake 4: Poor Campaign Structure

A poorly structured campaign can turn into a real mess, making it difficult to manage and optimize. The fix is simple: keep it clean. Break your campaign down into clear, manageable groups based on product type or category. This way, you can easily monitor performance and make changes as needed.

Mistake 5: Failing to Monitor and Optimize

PPC is not a 'set it and forget it' game. Regular monitoring and optimization are key. Make sure to review your campaigns regularly, analyzing performance and making necessary tweaks.

These tips should help you sidestep some of the most common pitfalls in Amazon PPC. But, if you're still finding it challenging or don't have the time to manage your campaigns effectively, don't worry, you're not alone.

This is where we at Nectar can step in. Our team of Amazon PPC experts can take the reins, create a long-term roadmap for growth, and manage your campaigns to maximize ROI. Feel like you could use some help? Don't hesitate to get in touch with us. We're here to turn your Amazon PPC campaigns into success stories like this.

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