As an AdWords advertiser, you know youâ??re not alone in the auction -- any number of advertisers may be using AdWords to offer some of the same goods and services as you. You can monitor your performance and use optimization tools to improve your ROI, but you still might not know how youâ??re performing as compared to similar advertisers. Weâ??re aiming to bring more transparency to AdWords with the launch of Analyze competition in the Opportunities tab. For now, this feature is only available to a small number of advertisers using the English language AdWords interface, but we'll expand this to more advertisers in the near future.
â??Analyze competitionâ?? examines your accountâ??s activity over the past two weeks and lists categories that represent the products or services you're advertising. Categories are based on actual Google.com search terms and are matched up against your keywords, ad text, and landing page text. For each category associated with your account, youâ??ll see a bar graph, which shows your individual performance compared to the average performance of other advertisers in the same category.
When you hover over the data in the 'Competitive Range' column, you'll be able to see more details such as the exact size of your competitive range, the mean and median performance levels for this range, as well as data on the absolute top and bottom performers.
In the case below, youâ??ll see that weâ??ve chosen to evaluate our performance based on how our CTR compares with that of other advertisers. In addition to CTR, youâ??ll also be able to look at competitive data for impressions, clicks, and average position, and you can segment data by advertiser location.
As with other areas of the Opportunities tab, youâ??ll be able to export information from â??Analyze competitionâ?? to a .csv file.
Itâ??s important to remember that data in â??Analyze competitionâ?? is anonymous, and as part of our commitment to protect your privacy, we don't reveal information about any advertiser's identity.
Now that you know what â??Analyze competitionâ?? does, here are some tips on how to make the most of this data:
- Take action. Click the â??Explore ideasâ?? button to see customized keyword, bid, and budget ideas for your account.
- Consider your advertising goals and focus on the most relevant metrics. Itâ??s not always a bad thing to perform below competitors on a metric thatâ??s not important to you.
- If you see that one campaign is performing poorly in comparison to the competition, you can get insight into changes you can make to improve that campaign.
Just like the other areas of the Opportunities tab, we hope that â??Analyze competitionâ?? will help you uncover new opportunities to improve your AdWords performance. To learn more about this feature, visit the Help Center, or watch this short video.
To read more about 'Analzye competition' and to discover other new developments in AdWords, visit the Ad Innovations page.
Posted by Emily Williams, Inside AdWords crew
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CTR Click-through rate o CTR č un modo per misurare il successo delle campagne di pubblicitŕ* online. Il CTR si ottiene dividendo il numero degli utenti che cliccano su un banner o un link per il numero di volte che questo č stato visualizzato (impression).
Esempio: Un banner viene visualizzato 100 volte e cliccato solo 5. Il CTR del banner č del 5%.
ROI Return on investment (ROI, indice di redditivitŕ* del capitale investito o ritorno degli investimenti). Se investo 100 ed ottengo un ritorno di 150 il ROI č del 50%.