Google: End of average position – new metrics

By the end of February 2019 Google has announced that its average position ends. It will be replaced by new metrics introduced in November. In Google representative’s words, the new metrics are the best for optimizing the position.

New metrics are Search top impression rate and Search absolute top impression rate. They inform about how your ad was placed in the search. These metrics exist also as shares. Search top/absolute top impression share indicate, whether there is a possibility that your ads will reach the top or absolute top position in the search.

Compared to average position they present an advantage. The average position may not always be decisive, as it showed only integers and those resulted from comparison with other ads. New metrics take into account only real position of your ads in search.

Search top/absolute top impression rate is metrics only about the placement of your ad. It will help you to understand the changes of click through rate caused by the change in the placement of your ad. Google also warns that these metrics should not be used as goals.

Search top/absolute top impression share is a metric that you can use as a target to set your bid to show your ad on higher position. Another close new metrics is also Search lost top/absolute top impression share. This metric estimates how often your ad was not the very first or did not show above the organic search results due to a low budget.

As for now, this information is just an announcement and the first changes should not happen until September 2019. Therefore, you have a lot of time to get to know how these new metrics work and adjust the settings of your ads. is an automated tool for creation of Product Search Text and Shopping Ads on Google. It is both an alternative and a must have addition to regular Google Shopping ads (Product Listing Ads, PLAs). Feed-driven product campaigns account for over 40% of the annual %CTR and displays in Google Search that lead to a successful transaction. Unique technology, innovative approach to keywords and ad creation for each product, group of products and their categories in the eshop, make this tool a number one in the global market. Today, BlueWinston is being used by hundreds of clients in over 50 countries (see testimonials from PPC specialists and merchants). Thanks to you do not only automate the creation of ads of your products, but you can also automate their optimization and management thanks to set of automated rules and bidding scripts applied in incredibly short time – every 6 hours!
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