Top 5 Online Ad Mistakes

# 1
Refuse to Pull Failing Campaigns: Some people get so stubborn and convince themselves that a campaign should be successful even when it proves not to be. Instead of shutting down campaigns that are not profitable, they forge ahead only to lose more money. Don't let this be you. If you have given a campaign ample time and it is not making you money, don't be afraid to pull it.

# 2
Don't Track Your Advertising Efforts: Not tracking your advertising efforts can really be a hindrance to your online success. If you fail to track where you are advertising or what pay-per-click words you are using, you won't know what is working and what is not. Therefore, it is very important that you don't get lazy on this step. Be sure to track all of your ads.

 # 3
Don't Test Your Landing Pages: Not taking the time to test your landing pages can also be a big mistake. Periodically create a new landing page and see if it makes you more sales. Keep the former ones and if you find that your newest efforts are performing more poorly then the former ones, pull them and replace them with the ones that were doing well.

# 4
Don't Test Your Ads: Not testing your ads can cost you money. Google offers a really easy way to track your advertise your ads. They allow you to create 3 ads which they will take turns showing. You will be able to see which ones are converting the most visitors. Eventually, you will want to get rid of the poor performing ads and improve on the best ones. If you don't test your ads, you may be leaving money in the pockets of online visitors.

# 5
Refuse to Do The Ground Work: Before you start advertising your business online, it is vitally important that you do the basics. This includes determining if people are interested in your niche and specific product, what you competition looks like, your marketing budget, expertise and what the barriers to entry are. If you can figure out these things before you begin advertising, you will find yourself in a much better place and will be able to navigate the online marketing waters much easier.