Ad Rank

A value that's used to determine your ad position, where ads are shown on a page. Ad Rank is calculated using your bid amount and Quality Score.

  • Ad Rank determines your ad position - where your ad shows on the page in relation to other ads.
  • The main components of your Ad Rank are your bids and the quality of your ads, keywords and website, as measured by what we call Quality Score. We also incorporate the expected impact from your extensions and other ad formats when computing your Ad Rank. When estimating the expected impact of extensions and ad formats, we consider such factors as the relevance, click-through rates and the prominence of the extensions or formats on the search results page. So, even if your competition has higher bids than yours, you can still win a higher position at a lower price by using highly relevant keywords, ads and extensions.
  • Your Ad Rank is recalculated each time that your ad is eligible to appear, so your ad position can fluctuate each time depending on your competition at that moment.

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