Msg#: 4083106 posted 9:30 am on Feb 20, 2010 (gmt 0)
Maybe when google sees all 15,000 keywords with different bids,they think you must really be tweakinng and the spot you a couple of points.... however so far I have never seen more than a dozen or so below a 6 and 98% are 7 and 8..... never do get any 9 or 10. I may check that out, download the whole batch and export to csv and write a short program to randomly set the bid from say 90 cents to 1.50 then re-upload to see if there is any effect as you say..... Course if you started of with a bunch of 5's thats pretty #*$!ty anyway... take them off the broad and go exact makes a lot of QS diffeenece... of course.
Msg#: 4083106 posted 1:37 pm on Feb 27, 2010 (gmt 0)
I agree. About a year ago there was a quirk/bug that switched ALL keywords in a campaign to 10/10 after turning off conversion optimizer.
Needless to say, I kept that one to myself but it was very short lived. I've noticed quite a few other quirks but I think they just effect the QS that you can see in the UI. Considering the fact that QS is recalculated each and every search, it makes sense that it was probably just a display error.
Msg#: 4083106 posted 3:39 pm on Feb 27, 2010 (gmt 0)
Has anyone had any good results with the conversion optimizer? Google touts it as being wonderful, but so far if anything I am getting less results compared to what they and a ton of other users claim major increase in conversions. How long did it take to see a climb... did anyone experience a momentary decling then rise? Any thoughts would be appreciated. Tom
Msg#: 4083106 posted 4:57 pm on Feb 27, 2010 (gmt 0)
Hi Tom, to be honest, IMHO, the conversion optimizer is Google's "best kept secret".
We have a VERY high volume of conversions on the accounts that we use it on and it works amazingly. However, if you're getting less than 100 conversions per month, I've found it's much more efficient to use manual bidding.
I did NOT see a decrease in conversions in ANY accounts/campaigns that I've used it on. You're mileage may vary though.