This AdWords Quality Score FAQ answered some of my questions and covered the following topics:
- How can I improve my quality score?
- How many quality scores are there?
- Will changing to a different keyword match type , for example from broad match to exact match, give me a better quality score?
- I have been told (and read lots of places) that when I first start a new AdWords campaign I should bid really high so my ad is higher on the page. That will give me a higher click through rate and that means I will have a better quality score. Is that good advice?
- Having Flash on your landing page is bad for your quality score right?
- I get a lot of clicks from the Google Search Network. Does that help improve my quality score?
- Does using dynamic keyword insertion help my quality score?
- How can I find out what my quality score is?
- I am the only person bidding on a certain keyword but my minimum bid is higher than I think it should be. If I'm the only one bidding how come my minimum bid isn't $0.01? My quality score is "OK".
- I just a made a lot of changes to my AdWords campaigns and to my landing pages to try and improve my quality score. How soon should I expect to see quality score changes in my account?
- I just added a bunch of new keywords to my account and almost 1/2 of them received a poor quality score and minimum bid of $5.00 right away before I ever received a single impression. How the hell can Google say I have a poor quality score before my ad even gets a chance to run?
- It seems like no matter what I do or try my quality score is always poor. Are there certain types of sites that just don't work well with AdWords?
- Is there a site or something I can sign up to find out in advance about quality score updates before they happen?
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