Google AdWords Bid To Call: Cost-Per-Phone (CPP)

Oct 25, 2011 • 9:22 am | comments (6) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google AdWords

Google AdWords Bid To Call: Cost-Per-Phone (CPP)Google has announced a new option to bid differently for phone calls versus clicks to your web site with Bid To Call charged on a cost-per-phone call (CPP) basis.

So if you are willing to pay $5 for a phone call but only $1 for a click to your web site, you can now specify so.

The ad position for these are are based on the quality score and CPP price. The algorithm is Ad rank = (max CPC bid x click quality score) + (max CPP x phone call quality score).

How do you set this up?

You need to select the option to use a Google forwarding number when you set up Call Extensions. Then you must enter a Max CPP bid in order to activate bid-per-call.

Google AdWords Bid To Call Console - click for full size

Then when someone sees your ad and calls you, Google will charge you the CPP price:

Google AdWords Bid To Call

For more on Click To Call, see this page and this help document.

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