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Important Google Ad Metrics to Track for Ad Performance

January 13th, 2023

Google Ads (formerly known as Google AdWords) is a powerful advertising platform that allows businesses to reach a targeted audience through various channels such as search, display, and video.

While we'd recommend giving Google Ads a try for your next marketing campaign, we don't believe that you should ever spend money without knowing how to track its analytical performance.

Here are some important metrics to track for Google Ads:

  • Impressions: This metric measures the number of times an ad is displayed. It can give an idea of the reach of the campaign and how many people have seen the ad.
  • Click-through rate (CTR): This metric measures the number of clicks on an ad divided by the number of impressions. It can give an idea of how relevant and effective the ad is. A high CTR is generally considered to be a good sign.
  • Cost per click (CPC): This metric measures the average cost of each click on an ad. It can help businesses to understand how much they are paying for each click and how to optimize their budget.
  • Conversion rate: This metric measures the percentage of clicks on an ad that result in a desired action, such as a purchase or sign-up. It can give an idea of how effective the ad is at driving conversions.
  • Return on investment (ROI): This metric measures the return on investment of the campaign. It can be calculated by subtracting the cost of the campaign from the revenue generated by the campaign, and dividing that by the cost of the campaign.
  • Quality Score: This metric is a rating system that Google Ads uses to measure the relevance and expected performance of an ad. It is used to determine the ad's position and cost.
  • Audience engagement: This metric measures how well your ad is resonating with your target audience. It can be measured by metrics such as click-through rate, video views, and engagement on social media.
  • Demographics: This metric measures the age, gender, location, etc of the audience that engaged with the ad. It can help businesses to understand their target audience and adjust their ad campaigns accordingly.
  • Device breakdown: This metric measures the number of clicks, impressions, and conversions of the ad on different devices like mobile, tablet, desktop. It can help businesses to understand which devices their audience is using when viewing the ads.

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