How to Audit PPC (Adwords) Accounts - Complete Checklist

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Published on January 2, 2017

Author: just00z

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1. ACCOUNT ORGANIZATION Is the account structure consistent? Is there a uniform naming pattern for campaigns and ad grous? Are match types consistently organized? (Adgroup or Campaign-level split) Are brand/nonbrand completely split out into separate campaigns? Are there any Adgroups with a large number of keywords? (More than 10 is a good baseline) Is conversion tracking set up properly

2. CAMPAIGN SETTINGS Are ads set to, "rotate evently"? Are the campaign caps set properly across match types/brand & nonbrand/etc? Are location and language targeting settings correct? Are any search campaigns opted into the display/content network? Are ads set to "accelerated"? Are ads set for the proper times? Are bid modifiers correct for audience browsing habits? Do campaigns include, "plurals, misspellings, and other close variants?" Are any campaigns utilizing automation? If so, is everything set up correctly? Are there bid modifiers in place for location? If so, are they correct? Are campaigns targeted mobile devices? If so, is the bid modifier appropriate? Are there any experiments running? If so, is there a winner? What is being tested?

3. KEYWORDS Pull SQR report - Any large good keyword opportunities being missed? Review Google opportunity reports for this campaign - are there good opportunities? Does the account have Broad Match Modifier keywords? If so, is there opportunity to expand? Are there keywords with no bid? Are there duplicate keywords? Are bids set properly across match types? (Exact > BMM > Phrase > Broad) Are there low quality score keywords that should be optimized or deleted?

4. LANDING PAGES Are any keywords driving to error, 404, or "out of stock" pages? Are there keywords without keyword-level destination URLs? Are the landing pages optimized for conversions? Is the landing page relevant to respective keyword?

5. NEGATIVE KEYWORDS Are there any non-exact match campaigns that don't have negatives? Review SQR Report - Any large negative opportunities being missed? Are there negative KWs that may be blocking relevant search queries?

6. AD COPY Are there any spelling errors in the ads? Does the account have at least two active ads in each active Adgroup? Are display URLs customized by Adgroup via paths?

7. AD EXTENSIONS Do all campaigns have Sitelinks? Do all campaigns have Call Out Extensions/Structured Snippets/Review Extensions? Do all campaigns have Call Extensions/Price Extensions?

8. GOOGLE DISPLAY NETWORK Are there 5 or less keywords per ad group? Are there any placements spending but not converting? Are there any keywords spending but not converting? Are ad types segmented by campaign or at least ad group? Is bounce rate under control?

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