Msg#: 4089214 posted 12:53 pm on Mar 1, 2010 (gmt 0)
I'm on the verge of wiping my adwords account, and deleting the lot. I feel that Google are not in business to help their clients, just to make money out of us.
I spent a lot of time on one page last week, researching keywords on a page that provides a really good unique service for free. I got everything spot on, its a really nice page, that is also very useful and functional. I create one campaign for it, with only 15 keywords which I thought were most relevant, and it all paid off, got 10/10 score on them all.
After the ad approval, all the keywords are no longer relevant, I give up. Google to me is like an old x-girlfriend that is doing me no good, I should really leave behind, but yet had the strength to do it! I do everything that Google wants, but its never enough. </rant>
Msg#: 4089214 posted 3:40 pm on Mar 2, 2010 (gmt 0)
10s are not always possible.
7 is a good solid number. Above 7 and you're in great shape. Going from a 9 to a 10 is sometimes so much work (and not always possible) that you are usually better off testing landing pages and ad copy instead of obsessing over QS.
Msg#: 4089214 posted 9:12 pm on Mar 2, 2010 (gmt 0)
I once had a 10/10 keyword. It got no impressions or clicks but I had one. It might have been two or maybe three. I always reconized the name of the game with Google was money. Bid to high though and the scammers will feel you out and pummel your pockerbook.
Msg#: 4089214 posted 6:32 am on Mar 3, 2010 (gmt 0)
Don't put a price in your ad. That will drop your CTR which drops your QS.
Although I did manage to convince a rep one time that an ad with the price made for a better "user experience" and should get a better QS because I was informing the surfer up front that the product would cost money.