Quality Score fact of the day

Monday, November 17, 2008 | 9:15 AM

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In our conversations with advertisers, we hear a number of questions about Quality Score, a key metric in the accounts you manage. Quality Score measures how relevant your keywords are to users' search queries and influences CPCs and first page bids in your account. We'll be bringing you a short series of facts about Quality Score to help answer the questions we frequently receive, beginning with this one:

Showing up in a higher position will not benefit your Quality Score. Although higher-ranked ads may typically earn better clickthrough rates, Quality Score is normalized to compensate for performance differences resulting from ad position.

Stay tuned for more facts, and we're always open to hearing your suggestions via email at agencyblog-feedback@google.com