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Improve Your Quality Score From Ad to Landing Page: A Former-Googler Tells All - Unbounce

Improve Your Quality Score From Ad to Landing Page: A Former-Googler Tells All - Unbounce | The MarTech Digest | Scoop.it
After a decade of building AdWords at Google, I cofounded Optmyzr because I found it was too time consuming to run best practice optimizations. And — considering that last year over $35 billion was spent advertising on Google (more than twice what was spent on Facebook) — there is tremendous value in making AdWords perform even a little bit better.

While there are many ways to improve your ad performance, one of the most pertinent is to improve your Quality Score (QS), particularly the subcomponent, landing page quality (LPQ).
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If we can't learn from him, then we just can't learn at all. Great stuff.

 

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Quality Score, We Hardly Knew Ye - ClickZ

Quality Score, We Hardly Knew Ye - ClickZ | The MarTech Digest | Scoop.it

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Google urges advertisers to use Quality Score as a guide, but to avoid making it the "focus of account management." Part of the reason for that is that it is only an indicator, not a "detailed metric." (This more or less acknowledges that we only see rough summaries of Quality Score data, and we can only control Quality Score outcomes to an extent.)

 

Quality Score is still pretty important, but Google reminds advertisers that it's going to be virtually impossible to manage to it, since reported information is not "detailed information." Looking at that number might give you a general sense of where you have room to improve, but that's about it.

 

Google continues to stand behind its Quality Score reporting as a handy guide to relevance, but otherwise, seems to be asking third parties to climb down from overly ambitious claims related to engineering accounts around Quality Score. Quality Score "experts" - that is to say, the very third parties who have touted their own tools' legendary abilities to "reverse engineer Quality Score," and the like - aren't having it. Their clever tactic seems to roughly amount to (1) tout Quality Score insight as lead generation tactic for their tool and/or agency services; (2) read Google's white paper; (3) ignore Google's white paper; (4) go right back to saying whatever it is they were saying before.

 

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CYDigital/marteq.io's insight:

Moral of the story: don't get caught up in the Quality Score Rabbit Hole. You may never emerge. Just manage your Groups tightly and keep testing.

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Google Reveals 4 Things You Need to Know About Quality Score - Search Engine Watch

Google Reveals 4 Things You Need to Know About Quality Score - Search Engine Watch | The MarTech Digest | Scoop.it

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Earlier this week, Google published a whitepaper, "Settling the Quality Score," and updated the famous 5-year old Hal Varian-AdWords Quality Score video…

 

1. Google Is Trying to Downplay the Importance of Quality Score

If anything, we've seen the significance of Quality Score increase as the average Quality Score has drifted lower over the years – the CPC savings associated with above-average Quality Score keywords is now worth up to 200 percent more than it was four years ago.

 

2. Mobile Optimization & Device Targeting Influence QS

Mobile ads have lower average expected CTRs than their desktop counterparts. But Google takes that into consideration when calculating the Quality Score of your keywords/ads.

 

3. The Performance of Related Keywords DOES Matter for Newly Launched Keywords

You need to bring your overall account health and performance up to give your new keywords a chance. Or, alternatively, you should consider deleting the junk keywords in your account that are dragging everything else down.

 

4. The Impact of Ad Formats on Ad Rank Matters – But Probably Not as Much as Google Says

The use of Ad Extensions improves the new "Ad Format Impact" variable in the AdRank calculation, but probably isn't as influential or heavily weighted as Google suggests.

 

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QS will continue to remain a mystery!

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The Change in Quality Score Reporting: What Really Happened? | WordStream | #TheMarketingAutomationAlert

The Change in Quality Score Reporting: What Really Happened? | WordStream | #TheMarketingAutomationAlert | The MarTech Digest | Scoop.it
Google recently announced a change in the way Quality Scores are reported. What actually changed? We dug into the Quality Score data to find out.


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If nothing changed about your “real” Quality Score, and this is truly just a glossy reporting change, then there should be no effect on your other metrics. BUT, there’s another way to interpret Google’s announcement. Google might be saying that they haven’t changed the factors that go into Quality Score, but they have changed how they normalize the results (which is how they can compare disparate advertisers). If that’s true, then there could be substantial impacts to your account. Quality Score is half the equation to determine your Ad Rank and an important part of determining the price you pay.

 

And what we found was ... Google Took Away Your 10’s

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When this appeared a few weeks ago, I paid no attention as the announcement pertained to how the data was reported. HOWEVER, this is shocking. You need to review your AdWords efforts this week to see: (1) has your average QS gone down, and (2) has your average CPC gone up?


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Quality Score Hacks: 3 Sneaky Ways to Increase Your Quality Score | WordStream | #TheMarketingAutomationAlert

Quality Score Hacks: 3 Sneaky Ways to Increase Your Quality Score | WordStream | #TheMarketingAutomationAlert | The MarTech Digest | Scoop.it
Looking for Quality Score hacks? Here are three easy, sneaky ways to increase your Google AdWords click-through rates and Quality Scores.


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Quality Score Hack #1: Use Site Extensions

If the three rules of real estate are location, location, location, the three rules of Google ads are extensions, extensions, extensions. Ad extensions are free to use and pretty much guaranteed to increase your click-through rates. Which extension you should use depends on what your goals are, so check out our Ad Extensions Cheat Sheet for more info, and remember that you can combine multiple extensions.

 

Quality Score Hack #2: Bid on Brand Terms

There are a number of good reasons to bid on branded terms in AdWords. Two of them are all about saving you $$$:

  1. Branded terms are dirt cheap due to low competition.
  2. Branded terms get super-duper high CTR’s and Quality Scores, so they lift your account-wide average, saving you even more money.

You’re also highly likely to rank in the top position for brand terms, which means your sitelinks will display. Branded terms seem to be especially favored when it comes to the new Enhanced Sitelinks.

 

Quality Score Hack #3: Put an Exclamation Point in Every Ad

Google only allows you to use one exclamation point in your ad, but dadgumit, make sure you use your allotted exclamation point! Something about a vertical line and a dot just makes people more likely to click your ad. It’s almost like people can actually hear your ad shouting louder than the other ones. Test it out for yourself – run two ads that are exactly the same except for a single punctuation mark, one with an exclamation point and one without. I bet you $10 the one with the exclamation point gets a higher CTR.

CYDigital/marteq.io's insight:

Outstanding! Quality Scores have a huge impact on your CPC, so if you're able to significantly increase your CTRs (see above), your QS will increase and your CPC will decrease.


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