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CPC:Cost per click. The actual dollar value you
pay. Some people reserve CPC for banners that
charge by the click and PPC for sponsored ads
on search engines.

CPM:Cost per thousand impressions. Allows
you to compare costs from one ad venue, or
type, to another. If an ad costs $500 for 10,000
impressions, your CPM is $500 divided by 10, or
$50. Because most PPC sites also provide the
number of impressions, you can compute CPM
for your PPC campaign.

CTR:Click-through rate. The number of clicks
divided by the number of impressions. Expect
costs for a click-through to be higher than costs
for an impression.

Conversion rate:The number of actions taken
or purchases made divided by the number of
clicks received.

Landing page:The destination page on your site
that viewers see when they click your ad.

Paid inclusion:Payment to be listed in a search
engine or directory, often for faster review or
guaranteed listing. Generally, the search engine
or directory charges a flat annual fee or monthly
charge per URL, although Yahoo! Express uses
a combination of flat fee plus PPC.

PPC:Pay per click payment method.

PPA:Pay per action. Payment is made only
when a prospect takes a prespecified action
(such as makes a phone call, signs up for
newsletter, completes a purchase). Acts almost
like a commission. Expect to pay more per
transaction unit for PPA than for PPC. That’s
reasonable, because your prospect has prequalified
by taking an additional action towardpurchase.

ROI:Return on investment. For PPC, refers to the
profit made divided by the cost of the PPC campaign.
 It might be more useful to compute ROI
over a whole program than for an individual
product. Sometimes, you deliberately lose
money or break even on one product called a
loss leader to draw customers into a store, only
to make more on sales