SEW Experts: The Account Quality Score: Money Pit for the Uninformed

Search Engine Watch Expert - David SzetelaIn Google AdWords, an ad's Quality Score calculation is based on how well the account's campaigns have performed over time, especially in terms of CTR. So what happens with new accounts? Since there's no CTR data on which to base QS, how does Google determine minimum bids? In today's Profitable PPC column, "The Account Quality Score: Money Pit for the Uninformed," David Szetela outlines what happens with new AdWords accounts, and what you can do about it.

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Kevin Newcomb joined ClickZ in August 2004, covering search marketing and other online marketing topics. He has been reporting on web-based businesses since 2000.

Before the bubble burst, Kevin was a marketing manager for an online computer reseller, handling copywriting, e-mail marketing, search marketing and running the affiliate program.

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