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Does ad position affect quality score?

should I care about ad position?

8:40 am on Dec 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

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We all know that ad position affects the CTR, and that the CTR affects your quality score.

The question is: is the CTR normalized for ad position?

If yes, then it doesn't really matter what my position is until I know the different ROIs for particular positions.

If not, it might pay to make sure to get a good position at first, and establish a high CTR so the keyword would get a high quality score.

Does anybody know the answer?

3:02 am on Dec 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Yes, CTR is normalized for position when we are calculating your quality score.


12:39 pm on Dec 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Thanks, AdwordsAdvisor2.

Is this documented anywhere?


10:06 pm on Dec 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I don't think this is on the external site. It probably should be, so I'll chase that up after the holidays.


11:07 am on Dec 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Thanks a lot. That was very helpful!

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