A common topic of discussion among AdWords users is how Google’s Quality Score effects ad performance. Google assigns quality scores as part of its effort to give users a more enjoyable experience. A common misconception is that increasing the bid rate will increase the Quality Score. This is not true. Google has a complicated algorithm incorporating variables such as click through rate, history, landing page, and numerous other relevancy factors it uses to weed out irrelevant ads. Someone may pay a higher click fee and see their ad rise in results, but it won’t last. Google hits the pocketbook until you say “Uncle” and give up. Optimizing a keyword, AdGroup, ad or landing page is the best way to improve the quality score and in turn lower click costs and improve your overall performance as a Google advertiser.
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