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• Google Partner since 2005, I have been working
in the Web Marketing field for 12 years now.
• I created ADworld Experience, the largest
AdWords event in Southern Europe.
• I am working on PPC Performance Monitor, a
free web application (in beta) for checking the
optimization level of AdWords accounts.
Who I am
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What about you?
Who has been working on AdWords
more than 1 year?
more than 3 years?
more than 5 years?
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Are you tracking conversions in ALL
Even in campaigns for informative
sites (NO leads, NO sales)?
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Are you using any bid management
Scripts or other automations for
managing campaigns, ads or alerts?
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Average quality score of your
2 to 5
6 to 8
8 to 10
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Are you setting a limit for frequency
capping in display campaigns?
Using other remarketing networks?
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Let’s get to the point…
What are the most common questions when
taking over a direct response account?
What is the situation?
Could we have more?
Could we be spending less?
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What if I say…
We can answer these questions in 5
minutes by looking at…
by doing some fast checks
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What to look at…
is CPC the lowest possible for our keywords?
are we buying the right clicks?
are we getting all the “right clicks” we can?
• Qualitative checks
are we using all the “PPC good boy” best practices?
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Efficiency in AdWords
Top spending keywords should have Quality
Scores ranging from 7 to 10
Display & Shopping
Good CTR, lower than search CPCs (except for
very specific placements or key shopping items)
and acceptable Bounce Rates
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And what else?
Keywords with a lot of impressions (but few
clicks) should never have a low Quality Score too.
Display & Shopping
High rotating placements and shopping items
should not have extremely low CTR & high
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Keywords / placements / shopping items cost per
conversion has to be lower than the direct or
indirect profit generated
Do not forget to consider lifetime customer value, «impossible»
conversions, discovery effect (& word of mouth) and statistical
Effectiveness in AdWords
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The most effective keywords and placements
should have the maximum possible coverage in
In other words… when users perform highly converting
searches or visit in-target quality sites they have to see our ads
as many times as possible.
Coverage & budget spending
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consider adding budget or separate keyword
add budget / separate key & increase CPC
data consistence filter
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Is budget aligned with everyday expense?
How many texts ads/images are we using in each group?
Are there dynamic keyword insertions & personalizers?
Are all possible extensions being used?
Are there negative keywords? At what level?
Are there different keywords matching types?
Are there Dynamic Search ADS?
Bids strategies in use? Enhanced CPC/CPA?
Is Analytics account connected? Which conversions are being
Are best/worst items being managed/blocked in Display &
Shopping? What about remarketing?
Are some landing pages tests being performed?
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Thanks for your attention
Slides at: http://bit.ly/lorussoBS15
www.ppcperformancemonitor.com (free alpha)
1h free video: http://bit.ly/adwords-optimized
See you on April 14-15, 2016 at www.adworldexperience.com
10% discount code: brightonseo10
(valid for registration & all video-courses until 12/31/15)
A PPC professional dies in sufferings
Which tools? Kenshoo, Optmyzr, Double Click, Acquisio…
2-5 poor dears
8-10 dirty liars
Which limit? 1/week, 1/day, more than 5/day
Bastard stalkers… You deserve adblock
criteo, adroll, chango, perfect audience?
Several different groups? Product level granularity?
No different campaigns for branded or product specific terms?
Go and see the video Martin Roettgerding released on ppcephipany.com
Qualsiasi raggruppamento di parole chiave (intero account, campagna, gruppo)
This may damage your account’s overall Quality Score.
And what else?
Visibile a livello di campagna, gruppo o per singole parole chiave, sia per le campagne search, che per quelle display
Always connect AdWords and Analytics account (to import landing pages bounce rates)
Consider importing behavioral conversions from Analytics
9h import delay in conversions from Analytics