Click Counts On Google AdWords Ads

Jun 17, 2011 • 8:28 am | comments (8) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google AdWords
 

Google AdWords ClicksGoogle is testing showing the number of clicks on the AdWords ads.

I personally do not see it but Steve Weldler informed me of it on Twitter and he shared a pretty bad screen shot. Vinny O'Hare also spotted it, posting a better screen shot.

Here it is:

AdWords Clicks

As you can see, Google is "X clicks for this advertiser." We do not know over what time period those clicks occurred.

But as Pam said at Search Engine Land, "it's not clear whether advertisers are aware that they’ve agreed to allow public display of what most likely consider proprietary information."

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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Comments:

David Mahon

06/17/2011 12:57 pm

It'll definitely be good for analysing how competitors do, along with the 'relative CTR' feature within AdWords.

Anne H

06/17/2011 01:52 pm

Interesting, but how does this number help the consumer? 

JeffZelaya

06/17/2011 02:29 pm

This can be a scary thing! Will it drive up useless clicks generated from hive-mind? Time will tell.  Jeff http://jeffzelaya.com

John Q. Shearer

06/18/2011 04:16 am

Doomed to fail in its present form; everything is gamed to a degree; but this attempt at "likes" or "votes" which are a social convention will not work as soon as user realize no correlation between clicks and relevance or quality of add.

CloudhostingUK

06/18/2011 12:51 pm

The best way to get traffic.

Dennis

06/18/2011 08:02 pm

omg I hope Google don't display these results on my ads

Mark Asciak

06/20/2011 02:14 am

As stated, what is the point?

A. Meyer

06/25/2011 08:39 am

Maybe it would make sense to show the CTR, but the mere number of clicks??

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