When it comes to advertising through Google AdWords, nothing is more important than your quality score. Your quality score will determine your ad placement and in turn affect future click-throughs (CTR). If you see your CTR go up and your quality score go down, the first place you should look is your landing page.
Why the landing page?
You should check the landing page because there is a good chance your ad relevance isn’t matching your PPC ad keyword targeting. For that reason, I’ve put together this short list of 3 items that are very important for your PPC quality score.
- Landing Page Relevance – Your keyword must match the keyword targeting in your ad. Relevance also includes making sure the product or service you are selling matches what the targeted customer is looking for.
- Keyword Grouping – Do you have a tight keyword grouping for your PPC campaign? If your grouping is too broad or doesn’t target narrowly enough, that could affect your Google AdWords quality score.
- Landing Page Design – Don’t think design doesn’t count. If you have too many images or videos on your landing page and it loads slowly, that will affect your quality score. If the images and videos don’t look right on the page, that could also affect your quality score.
These are not the only factors that affect Google AdWords quality scores, but they are important.