Google gets 63,000 searches every second, and most of the search results pages have Google ads on them. Google ads, which are paid for by businesses, can be a very effective way to get relevant, qualified traffic to your website when people are looking for the kind of products or services your business offers.
You’ll find out what Google ads are, how they work, and why you should run your own Google ads in this article.
How does Google Ads work?
Google offers paid ads that show up in search results on google.com through Ad or on other websites through the Display Network and Google’s AdSense programme.
Here’s an example of a page from Google’s search engine (SERP). The ads, or sponsored results, are marked with the word “Ad.” There are two places on the results page where you can see paid Google AdSense. One is above the “natural” or “organic” results, and the other is at the bottom.
At the top of the SERP, Google ads :
Google Ads at the bottom of the SERP:
Display Ad, which appear on the Google Display Network, are another type of ad that Google offers. The Display Network is a large group of third-party websites that have agreed to work with Google and show ad. GA Display Network can be text, images, videos, or rich media, and they can be aimed at different groups of people in different ways. This includes things like banner ads and remarketing.
If you used AdSense, your ads would show up on websites in the following places:
Why Ads Show Up on Google
Keywords are the focus of the Google Ads(GA) auction. Advertisers choose a list of keywords that are relevant to their business and that people are most likely to use when searching for their product. Then, they bid on these keywords based on how much they are willing to pay for a Google user to click on their ad. This bid, along with the Quality Score that Google gives your ad based on how good it is, is what decides which GA show up on the SERP. When someone clicks on an ad, the advertiser has to pay a certain amount. This is called the cost per click, or CPC.
Formula for Google Ads CPC
This is where the term “Pay-Per-Click” (PPC) comes from.
The auction for ads on Google
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Google Ads is based on a bidding system that happens every time a user searches for a keyword.
How do Google Ads work?
Someone searches on Google > Are any advertisers bidding on the keyword > If Yes, then auction begins > Then Google will check the Quality, Ad rank, Cost per click
To “win” the Google Ads auctions and have your ad show up for relevant keywords, you’ll need to make sure your Quality Score and bid amount are the best they can be. The better your ad will be placed, the higher your Quality Score and the more you bid. Your Quality Score is affected by, among other things, the following:
How well your Google ad fits with the search query?
Does Google keyword fits with your ad group?
How well your ad fits with the page it leads to
The click-through rate (CTR) of the ad and its ad group in the past is shown.
Overall, how did the historical account do?
Having a high quality score also helps in the long run:
Costs go down. Google gives advertisers with high Quality Scores a lower cost per click (CPC), which helps improve their return on investment (ROI).
Higher exposure: If your Quality Score is high, your ads will show up more often and in better places on the SERP, like at the top instead of the bottom. This lets you get more clicks and conversions without having to raise your bids.
Costs of Google Ads
Price depends on a lot of things, like how competitive your keywords and industry are. Where you live, how good your advertising campaigns are, and more.
Cost of Google Ads on average
The average cost per click for GA search in the US is $2.32 across all industries. Ad often cost much less on average in other countries.
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So there you go! How to understand GA.
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