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How Pay Per Action Works

It's a lot like regular keyword advertising--only better, since you're charged only when a customer actually makes a call or orders something.
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Step 1

Select categories and keywords
Visit a site such as ingenio.com or snap.com to choose the categories and keywords you think customers will use to find you.

Step 2

Bid for placement
Determine how much you're willing to pay for the action--say, a phone call or an online order. The higher the bid, the better placement ads will receive on the search results page.

Step 3

Pay for the action
When a customer dials the phone number listed on a pay-per-call ad--or, in the case of pay per sale, buys something--the advertiser's account is automatically charged or a charge is added to a monthly invoice.

Last updated: Mar 1, 2006




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