Some of the most important metrics for pay-per-click advertisers are ad positioning metrics. These can include but are not limited to:
- Click-through rates
- Pages per visit
- Average duration on site
- Conversion rates
Each of these PPC metrics weighed against your ad position can help you save money on your advertising budget. One important way this happens is by gauging your metrics for each ad position relative to other ad positions.
For instance, if you discover that your CTR for position three is higher than your CTR for position one or two, then that’s a huge benefit. But what if your conversion rate is higher for position two?
You have to determine what metric is more important for you in reaching your goals.
If you are not concerned with conversion rate but are concerned with a higher engagement with your visitors, then you might look at your pages per visit and average duration metrics. Adjust your budget to target your ad to the optimal position so that you can reach the highest engagement possible for your ads.
This is no easy task. It does require keeping an eye on your ads and performing some tests to determine the best position for the goals you want to reach.
You can get started with ad position adjustment by consulting with Reciprocal Consulting at www.reciprocalconsulting.com/pay-per-click.php