Articles in The 'impression-share' Tag

November 19 2018

Google Ads Unveils Four New Search Ad Position Metrics

by Serina Fignole

As a digital marketer, it is important to understand where your ad(s) appear within a Google Search results page. Contrary to popular belief, Google’s average position metric is not a true indicator of where an ad appears on the page. Technically, an ad position of “1” represents that your ad will be positioned before all other ads, but it doesn’t mean the ad will be at the absolute top location.

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April 13 2016

The Importance of Impression Share

by Tony Fazzini

When creating a Paid Search Strategy, it’s important to understand several features within an advertising platform to feel confident your campaigns can be successful. One report that is often overlooked is the Impression Share report. This is one of the most valuable reports within the platforms and can help you understand and define, not just your Paid Search Strategy, but your overall SEM Strategy also.

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May 31 2012

Define the new statistics from the Auction Insights report

by Anne Garcia

Google recently announced a new report called Auction insights, which provides five different statistics at the keyword level for advertisers to get an edge over thei competition: Impression share, Average position, Overlap rate, Position above rate and Top of page rate.

Below is a sample of what the Auction insights report looks like:

  • Impression share is defined as the percentage of impressions your ad received divided by the estimated number of impressions you were eligible to receive. An ad is eligible to been seen based on your ad’s targeting settings, approval statuses, bids and Quality Scores. The Auction insights report also tells you the impression share of other advertisers as a proportion of the auctions in which you were also competing.
  • In the Auction insights report, Average position is how high your ads rank compared to other advertisers competing in the same auctions. Average position is the average rank of the ad in the actions, which determines the order of the ads on the search engine results page.
  • The Overlap rate tells you how often you and a competing advertiser received impressions at the same time for the keyword.
  • The Position above rate tells you how frequently another advertiser’s ad was shown in a higher position that your ad in auctions where both ads received impressions.
  • The Top of page rate gauges how often your ad was shown at the top of the page in the paid search results.

Please note that the Auction insights report is only available for one keyword at a time and only for keywords that meet a minimum threshold of activity for the time period specified. Also note that the Auction insights report will only provide information for a competitor that was in the same keyword auctions as you and does not specify what the competitors’ keywords, match types or targeting options were. Similarly, your keywords, quality scores or campaign settings will not be available to other advertisers.

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