netmeg - 12:34 pm on Jul 27, 2010 (gmt 0)
I've always thought every click was "smartpriced" to some degree, even if it's at the highest possible payout. As much as anyone is ever going to be able to understand smartpricing, I understand it to be the process by which Google decides what to pay (and what to charge advertisers) for a click.
Are we assuming that all clicks are smartpriced at the same rate? Don't you suppose there could be degrees?
And what do you do with the information once you have it? You don't really know *why* it occurs. As long as your bottom line is okay, you just keep running AdSense, and if your bottom line isn't okay,you have to make some decisions, but the smartpricing doesn't really give you anything to work with.
Using AdWords info is also somewhat problematic; there are all kinds of things at the advertiser level as well - quality score, competition, ad rank, match type.
I dunno. Still a black box to me. I think you have to stick to the bottom line,otherwise you'll drive yourself crazy.