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Keyword Quality Score – How to Increase the Quality Score of Your Keywords

Keyword Quality Score has a major impact on both the success and the costs of your pay-per-click (PPC) marketing campaigns. High keyword Quality Scores mean you end up paying less for more ad exposure and higher conversion rates.

The following two best practices will raise your Quality Score at every level, from your entire AdWords campaign down to a single keyword:

  • Practice ongoing keyword grouping: Effective organization of your keyword database is crucial for successful PPC and will greatly increase your chances of achieving high keyword Quality Scores.
  • Write compelling, relevant ad text: Better ads mean better click-through rates, which raise your keyword QS and save you money.
Keyword Quality Score

Let’s take a closer look at how you can use WordStream’s PPC management tools to start improving your Quality Scores today.

Grade Your Keyword Quality Score Performance Free

WordStream’s fast, free, secure Google Ads Performance Grader is the easiest way to find out how your Quality Scores are doing, plus get tips on how you can raise your scores. You’ll get an instant report including an overall grade for your AdWords account, plus insight into your performance along key metrics including Quality Score, keyword optimization, and click-through rate.

What Does Keyword Quality Score Mean to You?

Keyword Quality Score is a dynamic figure, meaning Google Ads calculates a Quality Score on the fly for each of your keywords whenever they match a user’s search query. Your keyword’s Quality Score may vary based on location, search query and search network. In other words, if your keyword performs better on certain searches than others, in certain areas than others, or on certain search network sites than others, its Quality Score will be higher under those circumstances. That’s a lot to keep track of! But one thing is always the same: The higher your keyword Quality Score, the better your ad positioning, and the lower your costs.

Keyword Quality Score

Basically, Google uses Quality Score to ensure that users only see the sponsored links that are most relevant to their queries. This system is good for you too, because more relevant ads get more clicks and bring you more business.

Aside from variable factors like location, your keyword’s Quality Score is determined by:

  • The click-through rate (CTR) of the keyword and its matched ad.
  • Relevance of the keyword to its Ad Group.
  • Landing page quality.
  • Relevance of your ad text.
  • Historical account performance.

These factors are closely related and reinforce each other. For example:

  • Tight keyword groupings make it easier to write relevant (and compelling) ad text.
  • Compelling and relevant ad text translates to higher click-through rates.

Creating small, focused keyword groups at the outset and then building self-reinforcing campaigns gives you strong historical account performance and compounding pricing and positioning benefits. But how exactly are you supposed to organize the thousands of keywords (or more) that you need to manage for successful search engine marketing? You can’t possibly look at every single keyword individually, hand-sort it into an appropriate group and then write the perfect ad for it. There’s not enough time in the day.

Keyword Quality Score

So how do you raise your keyword Quality Score so you can start increasing your visibility at lower costs?

Try WordStream’s Free Tools and Start Improving Your Keyword Quality Score Today

Don’t waste another day paying more than you have to for less than desirable ad positioning. Increase the effectiveness of your PPC campaigns, and save time and money while raising your keyword Quality Score.

Try the Free Google Ads Grader today.

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