Paid search campaigns will undergo many optimizations over time, depending on the length and budget of a campaign, those optimizations could be slight or major to achieve the goal. Search Query Reports are frequently used to make optimizations, but is the power of these reports underrated? Although they are no secret to advertisers, let’s break down some ways a Search Query Report in Google or Bing can be used to connect the dots for your Paid Search campaigns. Perhaps these ideas will change the frequency in which you review these reports with your marketing team.
One of AdWords most under-utilized ad extensions is finally getting the boot. As of January 2018, review extensions will no longer show with ads. In the month of February 2018, review extensions will be deleted entirely from the AdWords interface (which also includes performance data) as noted in its relevant support page below.
Advertisers have always been able to refer to the quality score of an ad in Google AdWords to see how the engine ranks your ads. With a ranking of 1-10 (with 10 being the best), you can see how AdWords feels your ad and landing page resonate with one another and your keywords. What hasn’t always been clear is how the Quality Score is determined. However, Google added new Quality Score reporting columns in May that provide a bit more clarification on what makes up the score.