13 Jun 06
22 Oct 06 10:35 am
When calculating my ad positioning and CTR, does Google consider my MERCHANT PAGE CTR at all or my SALES CONVERSIONS?
No not your click thru rate from your merchant page to the affiliate site, nor your sales conversion rate. But it's believed that google does consider the relevancy of your landing page and website as a whole.
Another thing with regards to google adwords:
One thing about your google ad placement that seems to hold true, is that google rewards you with higher ad placements when you've been advertising for a while. eg 2 people may have the same clickthru rate, and both be paying $0.15 per click and may both have similarly relevant landing pages, yet 1 of them might rank #2, while the other #5. The one that ranks #2, may be due to the fact that they have been advertising on that term for 3 months, vs the other person who has been advertising for just 1 week.
It is widely believed that you get your full value in google adwords when you have been advertising on an ad term for at least 8 weeks.
Hope this helps,