homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Become a Pro Member

Home / Forums Index / Google / Google AdWords
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: buckworks & eWhisper & skibum

Google AdWords Forum

Keyword Bid Amount
On what basis does google suggest minimum bid's

5+ Year Member

Msg#: 3381867 posted 7:37 am on Jun 29, 2007 (gmt 0)

Hi all,

I want to know on what basis does Google suggest minimum bids. When I have given the minimum bid my position directly went to 3rd position.

Thanks in Advance



WebmasterWorld Senior Member 5+ Year Member

Msg#: 3381867 posted 5:02 am on Jul 6, 2007 (gmt 0)

Your minimum bid is determined by your quality score. Bidding what minimum bid says does not guarantee you anything in regards of position as that is affected by what other advertisers are doing.

You may have a minimum bid of 0.05 and bid that for your #3 position. Another advertiser can have minimum bid of 0.20 and bid that amount of 0.20. If we take that your minimum bid is worth more that his, you’ll stay on your #3 and he will take #4. Than he bids 0.30 and all changes.

Please note that bidding 0.30 on minimum bid of 0.20 does not tell how much you will be charged. The only thing you know is that the CPC will be anywhere between your minimum bid and max bid, that is, 0.20-0.30

We have keywords with minimum bid of below 0.10, and yet, have to bid over $1 to keep our positions #2 and #3.

Simply, don’t worry too much about it, especially in regards of keywords that are “crowded” by other advertisers. In cases where first page has not been filled in, you may want to experiment.

On other side, the lower your minimum bid is, more confident you should be that your landing page (or site) is doing fine with Google AdWords (at least at that moment ;) Some people have seen their minimum bids imitating f-15 in its 90 degrees diving – but the other way – that is – skyrocketing).

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  

Home / Forums Index / Google / Google AdWords
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved