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average position google ads

Published on: February 18 2023 by pipiads

- Google Ads replaced the average position metric with absolute top impression share and top impression share metrics

- What does this mean and what does it mean for you?

Explanation of the Change:

- Average position metric was merely a measure of where you were positioned in the ads, not in the entire search results

- Could be number one position and still be under the organic results

- Sometimes ad could show in position one with low competition, but in terrible low positions when competition is high

- Examples of how average position metric could be misleading

- Absolute top impression and top impression share metrics denote where you are in the search results for your ads

- Number one position is now called the absolute top impression

How to Find the New Stats:

- Go to desired area (campaign, ad group, ad, or keyword level)

- Click on columns, then performance

- Choose impression with ABS top percentage and impression top percentage

- Click apply

What Top Impression Share Means:

- Simply how often your ads are shown above the organic search in the results

- Feels like something taken away from us, but can be valuable when looking at it alongside absolute top impression share metric

- Most people were optimizing bids based off being in top position or 3 underneath it, so not much has changed

- Evolution is necessary and so is adapting to changes

- Subscribe to the channel for more updates and insights

- See you next week.

How to Manage Google Ads Campaigns WITHOUT Average Position

In this episode of the Paid Search Podcast, hosts Jason and Chris discuss the latest changes in Google Ads and introduce a new sponsor, AdLeg Software Suite.


Chris shares a weather update and Jason reflects on the importance of weather in our lives.

New Sponsor:

Jason introduces AdLeg Software Suite, a group of software tools designed specifically for Google Ads managers and users.

Keyword Burst:

Chris explains how Keyword Burst, one of the tools in AdLeg Software Suite, helps combine keywords and locations to generate ad groups and keywords quickly.

Encouraging Review:

Jason shares an encouraging review from a listener who has been inspired by the podcast to pursue a career in PPC and has just landed their first client.

Listeners are reminded to check out the AdLeg Software Suite with a free 7-day trial and to stay tuned for the upcoming PPC professional freelancer starter kit from Jason and Chris. The Paid Search Podcast forum is also available for listeners to ask questions and share their experiences.

Google Ads Removing Avg Position from Your Accounts - September 2019

Google to eliminate average position metric from all Google accounts starting September 2019.

Automated bidding and top search impression share to replace average position metric.

Small businesses may struggle to afford new strategies.

Advertisers should check for any automation or rules based on average position and update them.

API Google script solutions or reports based on average position will no longer work.

Search impression share will be the only metric available in the future.

Other search engine systems may follow Google's trend.

Check out the match type updates for 2019 and subscribe to the channel.

How To Automate Google Adwords Keyword Bidding Based On Average Position

Automating Bidding with Bidding Strategies

Are you struggling to maintain a competitive edge in your AdWords campaigns? Do you want to avoid over-bidding for your keywords while still staying in a good position? If so, automating your bidding with bidding strategies could be the solution for you. In this article, we'll go over how to set up automated bidding and how it can help you achieve your advertising goals.

Steps to Automating Bidding:

1. Log into your AdWords account and click on the keywords tab.

2. Click on automate and set up a rule to change max CPC bids when the average position is worse than 3.

3. Select all enabled keywords and increase the bid by 5.

4. Set the rule to check daily at 7:00 am and change the settings to no emails.

5. Preview the results and save the rule.

6. Set up another rule to decrease the bid by 5 when the average position is better than 1.

7. Change the settings to check daily at 7:00 am, no emails, and preview the results.

8. Save the rule.

Benefits of Automating Bidding:

- Maintaining a competitive edge.

- Avoiding over-bidding and losing impressions.

- Keeping your competitors from outbidding you.

- Allowing you to stay in a good position without overpaying for your keywords.

Automating your bidding with bidding strategies can save you time and money while helping you achieve your advertising goals. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can set up a process that adjusts your bids based on the criteria you specify, ensuring that you stay in a good position without overpaying for your keywords. Give it a try and see how it works for you!

Google Ads Average Position Is Disappearing Soon

- Google is removing the average ad position metric from their interface

- This metric was previously important for marketers to understand where their ads were appearing

- However, Google's focus on machine learning and changing search landscape has made this metric less important

New Metrics:

- Absolute top percentage of impressions means position 1 above organic results and other ads

- Top percentage of impressions means above organic results but not necessarily position 1

- Google is encouraging the use of machine learning bidding options instead of manual bidding


- Start using the new metrics in reports and become comfortable with them

- Test and learn with bidding strategies, understanding that results may vary based on industry and account

- Share thoughts and experiences with using average bid position in 2019 in the comments section

- Google's removal of the average ad position metric reflects their focus on machine learning and changing search landscape

- Marketers should start using the new metrics and testing bidding strategies for optimal results.

Helping to Increase Your Google Ads Average Position

Title: Improving Ad Campaign Performance with Cost per Click Optimization

In this article, we will discuss how to improve the performance of an ad campaign by optimizing the cost per click (CPC) for keywords. We will analyze a case study of a campaign for an insurance business, where the client has a limited budget and wants to maximize leads.

Campaign Overview:

- The campaign targets two counties with 10 daily budgets each.

- The client is frugal with money and wants to keep CPC below $10.

- The average position for the ads was initially in the fives, but the author made changes to improve it.

Optimizing CPC:

- The author changed the max CPC for keywords below $10 to match Google's recommendations precisely.

- For keywords above $10, the author used a flat rate of $8.50 until the campaign is fully optimized.

- These changes helped to improve the average position of the ads from fives to threes and lower.

Optimizing CPC is an effective way to improve the performance of an ad campaign. By following Google's recommendations and adjusting the CPC for each keyword, we can achieve better ad placement and increase leads. Even with a limited budget, it's possible to optimize CPC and get the most out of your ad campaign.

Google Removing Average Position | Learn How To Combat This Change

The Death of Google Ads Average Position: Why It's Flawed and What to Do About It

- Google Ads announced the sunsetting of the average position metric in February 2019

- New metrics have been released to better understand ad performance

- This video will showcase live examples and explain how to utilize the new metrics for optimization

Why Average Position is Flawed:

- Average position only shows the on-average position of an ad, not the location on the search results page

- Segmenting by top versus other can give a better understanding of location, but doesn't show how often ads are in the top position

- Google's new metrics are percentage-based and impression share-based, allowing for a better understanding of ad competitiveness

New Metrics to Use:

- Search top impression share shows the percentage of time ads are in one of the top three spots

- Search absolute top impression share shows the percentage of time ads are in the top spot

- Click share shows the percentage of potential clicks based on targeting and keywords

Benefits of New Metrics:

- Better understanding of competitiveness in the marketplace

- Identification of areas for optimization, such as improving quality scores or adjusting bids

- Improved reporting to clients and tracking of ad performance over time

- It's important to start utilizing the new metrics before the average position metric sunsets in September

- Test and optimize ads to improve competitiveness and increase market domination

- Subscribe for more content and stay up-to-date on Google Ads changes.

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