Paid Advertising and PPC In Bristol

Get high quality leads with effective PPC

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Are you attracting the most relevant customers to visit your business?

Do you want to reach your customers instantly? 

How are you measuring your online marketing success or failure?

If you want to quickly reach the most relevant customers for your business online in a measurable way, paid advertising or PPC is the marketing channel for you. Serving targeted adverts that you pay for to your ideal customers will help you to engage and convert your target audiences. 

Pay-per-click advertising can be defined as one of the best and quickest ways of generating high-quality, targeted traffic to your website, helping you to increase conversions & transactions.

Let Nivo Digital help your business get more meaningful and relevant traffic with our PPC expertise. We are PPC management experts with a track record in achieving effective and meaningful results for our clients.

What is Paid Advertising?

PPC or Pay Per Click describes a way to market online using adverts placed on search engine results pages and social media websites. Advertisers pay a fee each time one of their ads is clicked on. 

Paid advertising is a way of buying visits to your site, rather than attempting to “earn” those visits organically.

Search engine advertising is one of the most popular forms of PPC. Google is the most popular platform for advertising, but paid advertising is available on a number of other search engines and websites too.

PPC in 2020

How does PPC work?

Pay-per-click (PPC) advertising is a broad category, which includes a wide variety of platforms and mediums. The important thing to know about PPC advertising is that you only pay when someone clicks on your ad (this is really why it is called PPC). 

With a PPC campaign, you pay for your adverts to appear for the keywords and terms you bid on. When someone clicks on your ad, you pay a cost-per-click (CPC) from your budget. Each campaign you run is allocated with a set budget, which is usually for the month. This model is used by both Google Ads and Microsoft Advertising Platform (formerly Bing).

Different types of PPC ads

There are many ways to advertise your business online and it’s important to remember that different types of ads can help your business achieve a range of goals. 

Imagine that each type of ad is a tool in a tool box. Using a combination of the right tools will help you to reach a specific set of customers online with the right message for them. Another combination of tools will help you to reach a different group. In that sense, the digital ad strategy a business should use will depend on what they want to achieve and who they want to reach. 

We choose the right advertising models to achieve the goals you set out to accomplish.

Google Ads

Google Ads is the software we use to utilise the incredible reach that Google has. Because of this massive reach, Google Ads are the most frequently used way to advertise a business online through paid advertising. Microsoft Marketing Platform (formerly Bing ads) use the same methods to display ads as Google, they are very similar in the way they work. 

Search Ads

Google Search Ads are the bread & butter of any paid advertising strategy and where most organisations start their paid advertising. If paid advertising were a tool box, this would be your screwdrivers and drills – it is very difficult to work effectively without them. These are text ads that appear at the top of the search results page when a user searches for the keywords or phrases that the advertiser has requested they show against. 

The advertiser then pays only when a user clicks on one of their ads. This is where the phrase Pay-Per-Click (PPC) originates. 

Display Ads

Display advertising can come in multiple different formats, and the definition varies from agency to agency, but generally, it is the use of banners, videos, GIF’s and other visual adverts, served on other websites & apps to encourage users to visit your website, or for brand awareness.

Remarketing Ads

We all know that we may not buy a product or enquire about a brand new service the first time we see it online, and so remarketing is the way of re-engaging those who have already been on your website and encouraging them to take action. 

This could be by showing them an advert of that brand new road bike they have been eyeing up, or reminding them why your brand is the best in your industry. 

Social Media Ads

With recent changes to Facebook algorithms, the reach of organic, or free, postings have significantly declined. The way we, as advertisers, can get around this is to utilise paid social media ads to promote your brand, products and services through wide-reaching platforms, such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. 

Not only does this allow us to target your ideal audience, based on the demographics and interests, we can use these campaigns alongside Google Search campaigns to have a uniformed message and encourage users to engage and buy your products. 

Shopping Ads

Another way an online retailer can promote their products is to run a Google Shopping Campaign. This is the process of promoting products that are available online at the top of the search results page. 

This is a great way to prospect to a new audience who will be engaged by the imagery you are able to use in Shopping ads, or re-engage past visitors by showing them specific products they have been looking for.

The benefits of PPC in marketing

PPC ads allow you to choose specific terms or interests in order for you to target your perfect audience. Google AdWords allows you to choose particular keywords people will be searching for, and send them to a relevant page on your site, in order to get the best chance of conversion. 

Here are 4 more key benefits to using PPC in a digital marketing strategy:

  • Immediate Impact – as soon as you start spending your ads get visibility. This means that starting an ad campaign can instantly drive traffic to where that advert is pointing. This is usually a service/product landing page but could also be a contact page too.
  • Targeted Advertising – PPC campaigns in both Google and Microsoft allow the user to target specific groups of people across varying categories. These categories can be broken down into location, age range, job role, having similar interests and much more. This means that you can serve your ads to the people that will be most interested in your products and services. 
  • Scalable models of advertising – With budgets being the main restriction for campaigns, you can increase spend when you see great results, and generate more conversions for your business.​ 
  • Measurable ROI – PPC campaigns have many technical aspects to them. From the way they are set up to the way they are managed and adjusted, Google and Microsoft provide lots of useful data and information about the performance of your ads and even give tips on how to improve your campaigns. This means that your ad budgets are powerful and cost efficient. 

One key aspect of paid advertising is the ability to track and attribute performance to specific ads & campaigns. This allows a user to easily get an understanding of whether or not the account is achieving the results that are to be expected and, ultimately, run on your budget investment in an effective way. 

Effective PPC services in Bristol

At Nivo Digital, our dedicated PPC managers have successfully managed our clients paid advertising campaigns delivering impressive results. 

We take your paid advertising budgets and make them work as hard as possible. PPC budget management is paramount to making your ads perform for your business.

Every client needs a tailored approach to advertising online. We have a variety of PPC strategies we use depending on what our clients want to achieve.  

By using pay-per-click advertising, you can go automatically to the top of the search results page. We work with you to develop a list of keywords & phrases that are relevant for your page, products & services, we then bid on to show your ads against.

If you already run paid ads online but would like our help we can carry out a ppc account audit to see where it can be improved. Many businesses outsource ppc management because they don’t have the time to give their PPC accounts the attention needed to make them successful. 

We’re proud to offer PPC services for any business looking for more engagement in Google, Bing or social media pages.

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Our Bristol based PPC processes

We have expert hands-on experience in every stage of the PPC process across a variety of industries. A combination of research, strategy, and valuable analysis enables us to deliver effective results with your advertising budgets. 

When working with businesses our PPC processes can include:


Effective market research into customers and competitors will allow you to focus your efforts in the right place in the best way. Watch what everyone else is doing and do it better – “lightbulb moments”.


Whether considering a PPC strategy for a new or existing business, a full PPC audit and plan are essential for short to long-term success.


Critical for success is the continual learning process. You need to find out what is working and what isn’t. Actionable insights through data collection can be fed back into your strategy so you have the best building blocks for which to grow.

PPC stages for success

There are 4 stages in the process of effective PPC in a marketing management service: 

Stage 1:  keyword, competitor, company, customer research and strategy. 

Stage 2: The creation of landing pages and adverts. 

Stage 3: Optimisation of ad copy and bid adjustments 

Stage 4: Reviewing data to make improvements. 

This is a cyclical process. The knowledge and learning are then fed back into the first strategy stage and the business continually grows.

Paid advertising, unlike SEO, is not free. You pay every time someone interacts with your advert and visits your website or social account. It is the oldest and most transparent advertising option available as it will allow you as a business owner to calculate your ROI.

As part of the research and analysis stage, we can identify the channels that your competitors are using. We’ll also be able to recommend which channels would be the best for you as a business to grow online. There are quite a few options available:

Remarketing / Retargeting on Google Search / Google Display / Facebook / LinkedIn – Gmail –  Twitter – Bing – Yahoo – Gmail – YouTube – LinkedIn – Facebook – Quora – Google Maps – Instagram – Programmatic – Google Shopping

PPC in a digital marketing strategy

At Nivo Digital we believe that PPC should work hand in hand with other digital marketing services such as SEO, web development, social media and conversion rate optimisation (CRO). 

Far from existing separately, we think that each service impacts on another and vice versa. The best results occur when all of these services work together in harmony. 

This ‘connected’ approach can also be applied to PPC. PPC is used to target the right people that will be interested in your business. Paid ads can quickly reach this audience effectively.

Total PPC support: Why choose a bristol agency

At Nivo Digital, we believe that truly effective PPC managers don’t just work on the various PPC platforms. They don’t just carry out keyword research, set up an account, create adverts and modify bids. In fact, they have an understanding of the whole customer journey; from first interaction to last click conversions which utilise all the marketing channels from social to SEO. 

Further PPC skills that need to be used for an effective campaign also include design, HTML, research, analytics and customer persona analysis among many others.

Transparent and honest management of ad budgets

Your Google Ads account is just that, it is yours. We spend your media budget, so it is only right that there is 100% transparency with what we do in the account, and the results we achieve. Through monthly data-studio reports, and consistent client updates, we are here to work with you to gain the best results for your organisation.

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Nivo Digital: professional PPC management

Nivo Digital deliver professional paid search management services for many kinds of businesses. If you use us for paid search management you will get the support you need when you need it most. We will take the time to get to know your business, your market, your USPs, your customers and your other marketing efforts.

Rather than dealing with a salesperson, account manager, company owner and possibly the person who actually does the work, you will be dealing directly with your personal PPC manager. You will pay for just that person to support you (instead of going through everyone else in the traditional agency chain).

If you are looking for PPC for your business website we can help. 


Let’s Talk About Your Business & How Nivo Can Make It Grow

PPC Management Services

Search Ads

Search marketing is the bread and butter of paid advertising. We manage your Google Ads or Microsoft Ads to drive high-quality traffic to your website.

Shopping Ads

The Google Shopping channel allows us to advertise your products to your target audiences by tailoring campaigns and strategies to suit.

Display Ads

With a reach of over 90% of people on the internet, the Google Display Network gives you unprecedented access to new audiences, locally, nationally & globally.

Strategy & Insights

What makes your customers tick? Back up decisions using Google Analytics.


Connect with your audience across multiple platforms, increasing your brand awareness and catching users at different stages of the conversion path.

Remarketing / Retargeting

Re-engage past visitors to your website to encourage interested prospects to re-visit your website and generate more conversions


With a reach of over 1 billion users per month, prospecting to new customers, or reengaging past visitors to your site through Gmail Ads is a great option to explore.


Identify where your time and effort is best spent.

Main Features/Benefits of Google Ads PPC


Unlike SEO, PPC generates results instantly, with ads being shown as soon as campaigns are set live.


From average cost-per-click, to conversion rates, we can use industry benchmarks to monitor campaign performance.


With budgets being the main restriction for campaigns, you can increase spend when you see great results, and generate more conversions for your business.


With years of agency experience, we know PPC and what you can expect to get in return for your investment.


Through tailored keyword lists, we can target the audience who are most likely to convert into paying customers.


Disrupt user journeys by getting your brand in front of them at the right time with on-point messaging.

The Proof is in The Pudding

(it’s actually in the main course)

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E-Commerce Client

200.67% Increase In ROAS (Return On Ad Spend)
By incorporating a full-funnel strategy, and making the most of Googles Automation tools available, we have managed to drastically increase the ROAS of an online Cycling retailer, whilst maintaining the same levels of spend.

Building Co. Client

CTR increases by 54.4% & reducing CPC’s by 20.4%
Through campaign restructuring we have applied budgets to top-performing campaigns and reduced wasted spend, improving our account CTR and reducing Avg. CPC’s.

Magazine Client

Driving quality traffic through display campaigns

Through consistent optimisations of our display campaigns, we have increased the quality of the audience we are driving through to our clients’ site, increasing the time spend on-site and the number of pages visited, whilst also reducing the avg CPC.

Legal Client

By adding in a DSA, we saw a significant uplift in goal completions for our legal client. We then fed this keyword research back into our normal search campaigns, improving general account performance.

Travel Client

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Through testing different automated bidding strategies, we have found that Maximise conversions has helped to significantly increased the number of conversions produced by our campaigns, whilst reducing the CPA at which they are acquired.

Sports Client

5,010% increase in revenue in 4 months
By utilising Google’s Smart Shopping campaigns, and optimising the product feed we used, we have drastically increased the revenue produced by PPC for our e-commerce client.

Our Google Ads Process for Bristol based businesses

We meet with you to learn all about what you need your website to do. We’ll ask you what websites you like and what you don’t like. We’ll also ask you about your business.
At this stage, we get to know you and your account. This is vital for us to understand the ins and outs of your business: Your customers, your strategy and, most importantly, your customers. This helps us identify opportunities to exploit and develop a game plan.
Design & Development
From our research and planning, we begin to implement the strategy to take advantage of gaps we’ve identified.

This could be rebuilding your account into a more effective structure or tweaking ad copy to follow our best practice (Call-to-actions are key!)
We’ll continue to grow your account through expanding keyword lists, building data and tweaking targeting.

Our testing methodology ensures we are focussed on value-driven a/b tests, analysing results to inform changes we make.
In launching your activity, we’re aimed at gathering insights as quickly as possible.

This enables us to make data-driven changes to your account, ensuring that we back up everything we do with what the data tells us.

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We’d love to talk to you. Simply fill in the contact box below and tell us what you’re looking for. We’ll get back to you!

Feedback Is Our Fuel

Feedback is everything to us here at Nivo. We work hard to please our clients and exceed their expectations with our PPC advertising.

Our goal is to maximise your business exposure through PPC creating more leads and ending in increased sales. 

We’re always very grateful when clients leave us great feedback based on the positive impact a Nivo has on their business. 

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PPC agency bristol FAQ's

What reporting do you provide?

With every managed PPC campaign, we provide a real-time online report at no extra cost which is reviewed on a monthly basis. It provides a breakdown of key metrics including, spend, CPC, keywords, search terms, conversions among others. This will allow you to see how every penny of your budget is spent.

Is there a minimum contract?

We operate on a monthly rolling contract so you have the benefit of not being tied to anything long term. This allows you to take advantage of seasonal changes and switch on and off as demand/supply dictates.

How do you measure PPC success?

We measure PPC success simply by your ROI. Of course, enquiry conversions are important but not if they are low quality.  There are other metrics I use to assess the effectiveness of a campaign including, CTR, CPC, Ad Position and keyword relevancy in addition to other Analytics KPI’s.

How will we communicate?

This depends entirely on your PPC needs. I am flexible and put customer service of high importance in my operation. Face to face, Skype, Trello, phone and email are just a few ways we can work efficiently. We will establish the most effective way together.

Do I pay Google or you for PPC spend?

We have found it better to provide our clients with full access to all PPC accounts. If you pay Google directly then it is better for tax reasons and you will also own the account.

Is there a set up fee?

Setting up an effective PPC campaign involves a number of important processes including goal/conversion setting, customer, client, market and keyword research, account structure and landing page review – so depending on the size of your campaign the set up may incur an additional cost to the monthly management fee.