There are many metrics to be aware of with Google Ads. While working with Google Ads, there are some metrics you will most likely use often. These metrics are simple, and will make a big difference in understanding your ad’s performance and how it is helping your business.
An impression is how often your ad is shown. Every time your ad is shown on a search result page or on another site, it is counted as an impression. For every time your ad is shown compared to the total number of impressions your ad could get, we have search impression share.
Impression share= impressions / total eligible impressions
Click, Clickthrough Rate, and Cost-Per-Click
A click is counted every time someone sees the ad then clicks on it. To see how many people that have seen your ad end up clicking on it, check the clickthrough rate. This is an important metric because it can show you how many people have seen your ad, then take the next steps to discover more about it. Since this is pay for click advertising, you only end up paying for the ads that someone clicks on. Your actual cost-per-click (actual CPC) is the final amount you’re charged for a click on your ad. Sometimes you are charged less, or much less, than your maximum cost-per-click bid.
When someone clicks on your ad, then takes action, we see a conversion. The business defines what it considers a valuable action. It can be something like calling or purchasing from the website. You are charged for each conversion from your ad. Similar to the cost-per-click, the cost you pay for your conversion is called the cost-per-conversion.
Quality Score and Ad Position
Another important metric is quality score. Quality score is intended to give you a general sense of your ad’s quality based on how the keywords have performed in the past. It is measured on a scale of 1-10. It also adds in the quality of the landing pages triggered by the ads. The better your ad’s quality score is in terms of keywords affects the ad’s relevance. That relevance affects the ad position. The ad position is how high the ad shows appears on the search results. That being said, it is important to keep an eye on your quality score so your ad will be relevant and have a higher position.
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