Reach your full account potential with optimization score

January 31, 2019

Back in August, we introduced optimization score to help you understand your account’s optimization potential. You can use this score, found on the Recommendations page, to improve your account’s performance with suggested actions like pausing keywords, adding additional ads, or enabling automated bidding. Apply suggested recommendations to boost conversions and get more for your money.

Optimization score runs from 0% to 100%, with 100% meaning that you’re taking advantage of all the opportunities identified at that moment. Use this score at the campaign, account or manager account levels.

In the example below, this account received an optimization score of 76.7%. By acting on each of the suggested recommendations (by either applying or dismissing them), the account can achieve an optimization score of 100%.

Search optimization score

Optimization score has helped to improve a wide range of accounts:

Hanapin Marketing Hanapin Marketing, the digital marketing agency behind the blog PPC Hero, made the Recommendations page a central part of their account management routine. In one account, a specific recommendation led to one campaign switching from Enhanced CPC to the fully-automated Maximize Conversions strategy resulting in a 44% increase in conversions and a 32% reduction in CPA.
Wpromote Wpromote, a digital marketing agency, used optimization score to find opportunities for their accounts to grow while continuing to hit efficiency targets. In one campaign, they used optimization score to make a change to their bidding strategy. After adopting Target CPA bidding in a remarketing campaign, Wpromote saw conversions increase by 20% and CPA decrease by 16%.

To use optimization score, navigate to the Recommendations page in your account. To maximize your chances for success on Google Ads using optimization score, view our recently-published best practices.

Posted by Blake Reese, Group Product Manager, Google Ads

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