Click quality is an important issue for pay-per-click advertisers. Accidental or illegitimate clicks waste advertisers’ budgets. Bing Ads uses real-time and post-click systems to protect from low-quality, budget-wasting clicks.
After reading this training, you will understand how to:
Clicks can be categorised as standard-quality, low-quality, or invalid, and here are tools you can use to identify, monitor, prevent and report suspicious click activity. The clicks are defined as:
Bing Ads uses real-time and post-click systems to guard against low-quality and invalid clicks. Learn more about how Bing Ads monitors low-quality clicks at our Traffic quality center.
You can learn how many clicks Bing Ads has identified as low quality by adding low-quality click values to your account and campaign performance reports. You can also add other metrics, like clicks Bing Ads identifies as low-quality, but that still result in conversions.
To include click and impression quality metrics in your performance reports, first click on the reports tab. From here, you can add click and impression quality metrics to any performance report by selecting Choose your columns and then adding these columns to your report. These reports will help you better identify which campaigns, ad groups or keywords are accounting for high volumes of low-quality clicks.
To minimise invalid clicks and make the most effective use of your advertising spend, it’s important to monitor ad click traffic for uncharacteristic changes in click volume, click-through rate and conversion rate.
There are many ways you can monitor click activity on your website. First, keep a close eye on click-traffic patterns. In general, you should be aware of your average click volume per day, per week and per month. When you identify typical traffic patterns, you can spot questionable click activity.
Increased traffic alone doesn’t necessarily indicate low-quality clicks. To account for natural fluctuations, set up a daily or monthly budget that allows for trends and fluctuations, as well as promotions and sales.
Conversion tracking is another useful strategy to monitor click activity. You can easily spot trends or spikes in traffic corresponding with low conversion rates. High click counts with low conversions can indicate low-quality click activity.
Finally, you can use commercial web-tracking software to monitor website traffic. This software helps you analyze traffic behavior on your site, as well as highlight potential low-quality clicks.
If you’ve identified low-quality click activity Bing Ads has not detected, contact Bing Ads Support. A Bing Ads representative will contact you once they receive your inquiry. Depending on the outcome of the investigation, your bill may be adjusted.
Click quality is important to all pay-per-click advertisers — it directly correlates with campaign performance. While working with your campaigns, remember these key points about click quality:
Thanks for reading this training on click quality. Continue your training or move onto take the Bing Ads Accredited Professional exam to become accredited.
Please note all features in this training may not be available in your market.