Google Rolling Out Bid Simulator

Barry originally wrote about AdWords Bid Simulator early last month. The tool shows you estimated costs, impressions, position and clicks tied to bid price. It’s now apparently rolling out to more advertisers.


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The irony is that Panama had a very similar feature when it launched, using a slider to show increased traffic levels tied to bid price. Now Panama is going away with the Yahoo-Microsoft deal.

Bid Simulator should prove to both be popular and incrementally boost search revenues for Google.

Postscript: This is now official, and the Google AdWords blog just announced it a few days later.

Related Topics: Channel: SEM | Google: AdWords | SEM Tools


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  • Ryan_Lash

    Gotta love how Google intentionally switched the data points so ‘Clicks’ are on the X axis!


    PS: Why? To mask the diminishing returns.
    PPS: Kindof misleading, eh?

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