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The Search Advertising Assessment Consist of:

  • 100 Questions.
  • 120 min. time limit.
  • 80% score to pass.
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Questions you might encounter in this certification:

Fran decides to use custom ad scheduling to promote her farm-to-table restaurant. Why did she choose this option?

She can’t afford to run ads at all times of the day and on all days of the week
Her “goal’ is for people to visit her website
Her ads generate 95% of her business on Fridays, so she’d like to show them more on that day
She prefers not to limit ad exposure, regardless of when the restaurant is open

Which is a best practice for optimizing a landing page for Google Ads?

Easy-to-navigate content
Several links to related websites
The same programming language across the whole site
Prominent headlines in several font styles and sizes

An advertiser wants to improve the position of ads on Google but isn’t willing to raise bids. What else could increase Ad Rank?

Make changes to improve the components of Quality Score
Review impression share data to identify missed opportunities
Lower bids on keywords with a low clickthrough rate (CTR)
Change keyword match types from exact match to phrase match

If you want to target ads to only people who speak Spanish, you can:
have Google translate your ad and keywords into Spanish
write your ad and keywords in English and target the Spanish language
in your ad text, make a reference to Spanish speakers
write your ad and keywords in Spanish and target the Spanish language

Keyword Planner can do all of these things except:
Show search volume trends
provide Quality Score estimates and validate keywords
suggest keywords and ad groups that may not have occurred to you
provide historical statistics on search volume

Dynamic search ads would be most helpful for:
a global, online clothing retailer that changes its inventory seasonally
campaigns that need to reduce exposure on competitive keywords
moving an ad’s position dynamically in whatever direction a person’s eyes are looking
a local restaurant with a dynamically changing menu that offers fresh, new entrees every day

To get an idea of whether you should continue to run a Search Network campaign on search partner sites, you can:
use Keyword Planner to evaluate how the campaign might perform better on search partner sites
segment the campaign’s data by network and evaluate its performance on search partner sites
evaluate the campaign’s performance on search partner sites vs. display partner sites
review the Overviews page to see the top searches on that caused your ads to display

You want to use Google Ads to promote your dog-sitting service. What kind of campaign might you create to reach dog owners, whether they’re searching on Google or surfing a pet-supply website?

Search Network with Display opt-in
Display Network
Universal App
Search Network

Blake is selling baseball caps and using conversion tracking. What information might he learn from the conversion tracking data?

Lots of his site visitors are 49ers fans
Lots of his site visitors are signing up for his baseball trivia newsletter
Most of his customers are watching a ballgame when they visit his site
Most people clicking on his ad already own at least 1 baseball cap

According to Google data, 70% of mobile searchers who’ve recently made a purchase have:
visited a business’s website from the search results page
called a similar business from their phone
saved a business as a contact on their phone
clicked to call a business from the search results page

You have a maximum cost-per-click (max. CPC) bid of US$2 for a keyword. To determine the prospective impact of raising this bid to US$3, you could use:
Bid Simulator
CPC Simulator
Keyword Simulator
Portfolio Simulator

An advertiser targeting only France determines that clicks have been received from people in Switzerland. Why might this happen?

People located in France are using Swiss-related words like “hotels in Switzerland”
People located in Switzerland are searching using France-related words, like “hotels in Paris”
French people visiting Switzerland are searching on Google for information about Switzerland
Swiss people are searching on Google for information about Switzerland

How would you determine the clickthrough rate (CTR) for a client’s search ads?

Divide the number of impressions the ad gets by its average position
Divide the number of clicks the ad gets by the number of impressions it gets
Evaluate the number of clicks the ad accrues per day
Divide the number of impressions the ad gets by the number of clicks it gets

You have a friend starting her first Google Ads campaign. What would you suggest about how to choose keywords?

Set a theme for each ad group and choose related keywords
Keep each keyword to a single word, rather than a phrase
Include more than 50 keywords in 1 ad group
Set a theme for each campaign and choose related keywords

Which conversion metric can give you more insight into how your ads drive conversions on mobile phones, computers, and tablets?

Cross-through conversions
Cross-OS conversions
Click-through conversions
Cross-device conversions

The majority of consumers want ads customized to their:
age group
country or nationality
interests and hobbies
city, zip code, or immediate surroundings

Which statement about ad extensions isn’t true?

a – They tend to improve an ad’s visibility
b – They can help improve clickthrough rate
c – They often appear below the organic search results
d – They show additional information about a business

Maria would like to target people who’ve already browsed her online clothing boutique by offering them a 10% discount on their first purchase. What tool should she use to reach these people on the Search Network?

Flexible bidding
Remarketing lists for search ads
Dynamic search ads
Retargeting lists for text ads

You’re reviewing the paid & organic search report for a client who runs a Maui snorkeling tour business, and you see that her business appears only in organic search for queries such as “boat snorkeling tour” and “beachside snorkeling tour.” You can use this information to:
create 2 separate ad groups focused on boat and beachside snorkeling and include these queries as keywords
increase the bids for the keywords that include the terms “boat,” “snorkeling,” and “beachside”
increase the budget for all of her campaigns that contain these queries as keywords
lower the budget for all of her campaigns that contain these queries as keywords

How might you explain to an account manager why she should identify how much a conversion costs when setting up conversion tracking for a client’s Search Network campaign?

Knowing the cost-per-conversion can help her better optimize the campaign’s bids and budgets
Cost-per-conversion data can indicate whether her profit will increase
Knowing the cost-per-conversion can help her better optimize the campaign’s keywords
Cost-per-conversion data can be compared with competitors’ cost-per-conversion data

An advertiser who sells designer dresses is selecting a landing page to pair with ads for a collection of spring dresses. A good landing page would show:
top-selling dresses for all seasons
a catalog of spring and summer dresses
spring dresses in several colors
a single best-selling dress

You’re tracking conversions in a budget-constrained campaign. If you raise cost-per-click (CPC) bids within the budget constraint, which result is most likely?

a – Receive fewer conversions while paying less on average per conversion
b – Receive more conversions while paying more on average per conversion
c – Receive more conversions while paying less on average per conversion
d – Receive fewer conversions while paying more on average per conversion

Yoon, who sells designer jeans, has a mobile app to help women determine what leg style looks best on their body type. What could she do to bring in more prospective customers?

Add a call-only extension to her ad
Use sitelink extensions
Include a link to her mobile website in her ad
Add a mobile-app extension to her ad

If you want to prioritize downloads of your mobile app instead of visits to your mobile site, you should:
create a Universal App campaign
add a call extension
include the word “install” in the ad text
add a sitelink extension

Having launched her first Search campaign, Asha wants to know just how many calls are being generated from the number in her ads, on her website, or clicks on a phone number on her mobile website. What conversion source should she track?

Phone calls

According to 2015 Google Trends data, which term would consumers on mobile phones be most likely to type in a search engine?

Shoe store sales
Shoe stores near me
Great shoe stores
Shoe store addresses

To create a customer experience that’s relevant and useful at every touchpoint, a search advertiser should focus on:
carrying over the theme of her traditional ad campaign to her online campaign
launching a cross-device campaign
running ads only on mobile devices
addressing consumers’ needs

If an advertiser has the same keyword in 2 different ad groups, the one entered in a given auction will have the:
highest Ad Rank
lowest maximum CPC bid
highest maximum cost-per-click (max. CPC) bid
highest cost-per-acquisition (CPA) bid

Each of these are benefits you’d expect from Shopping ads except:
ease of targeting without needing keywords
free listings
better-qualified leads
more traffic and leads

True or false: Adding an extension to a text adimproves an advertiser’s Quality Score.

After searching for shoes, Sean clicks on an ad promoting a sale on sneakers, which has several pop-ups. What should the advertiser do to improve Sean’s experience?

Remove the pop-ups
Ensure that the pop-ups get Sean’s attention
Ensure that the pop-ups relate to the search
Remove all but one of the pop-ups

With call extensions, a customer who searches for Thai food on her mobile phone can see an ad for a Thai restaurant, along with a phone number, and make the call with one click. How is that priced?

Negotiated in advance, with bulk discounts
By the minute, based on the length of the call
The same as when someone clicks on an ad
Flat fee, based on the caller’s phone model

Which of these statements is true?

a – Location targeting enables location extensions
b – Location extensions appear when someone who’s physically near the business searches on relevant terms
c – Location targeting determines which business address appears in an extension
d – Location extensions appear when an advertiser targets a geographic location

A florist is advertising 5 types of bouquets, including those with roses. Which landing page is more likely to convert to a sale when someone searches on “roses”?

a – The “Contact us” page
b – The home page, showing 5 types of bouquets that include roses
c – The page on which people can sign up for coupons
d – The page showing rose bouquets

You want to see how raising your client’s target cost-per-acquisition (CPA) might affect his ad performance. Which tool could help?

Target CPA Planner
Target Bid Simulator
Target CPA Simulator

An advertiser who uses ad scheduling has a custom bid adjustment for 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. on weeknights. The normal bid is US$0.40 and the bid multiplier is -25%. How much is the advertiser bidding for that time period?

a – US$0.32
b – US$0.03
c – US$0.30
d – US$0.31

A client wants to get more clicks on his ad and also raise his Quality Score. Which of these actions may get him more clicks but won’t raise his Quality Score?

Adding an extension
Improving a lower-level page on his website
Reducing prices on his inventory
Using the Shopping ad format

Which is a best practice for writing an effective text ad?

Talk about yourself and your business
Make the text different from what’s on your landing page
Use a passive verb in the headline
Write several ads and see which one performs the best

Your client’s product costs US$50 to produce, and it sells for US$150. She’s sold 10 units and spent US$700 on her Google Ads campaign. How would you calculate her return on investment (ROI) to help her understand the benefit of using Google Ads?

US$1500 (revenue) / US$1200 (cost + Google Ads spend)
[US$1500 (revenue) – 10 (number of products sold)] / US$1200 (cost + Google Ads spend)
[US$150 (sales price) – US$1500 (cost)] / US$700 (Google Ads spend)
[US$1500 (revenue) – US$1200 (cost + Google Ads spend)] / US$1200 (cost + Google Ads spend)

Which best describes the relationship between maximum cost-per-click (max. CPC) bids and Ad Rank?

An increased CPC bid leads directly to a small increase in Ad Rank
A CPC bid only affects Ad Rank on the Search Network
A CPC bid is one factor that affects Ad Rank
An increased CPC bid leads directly to a large increase in Ad Rank

Based on Google Ads editorial and professional requirements, which headline is most likely to generate clicks?

“Free shipping on CuStOm Ts”
“Design Your Own T-shirt”
“Custom Tees, Click Here”
“We sell custom t-shirts!”

Chanara, a senior account manager at a large digital agency, likes having a Google Ads manager account. What can she do with a manager account that she can’t do with an individual account?

Use a single sign-in for all accounts
Access the Google Ads Application Programming Interface (API)
Upgrade multiple manager accounts
Upgrade each individual Google Ads account

Dustin wants to write a great text ad that will get people’s attention when they’re searching on Google. What should he do to generate the most clicks?

Put special characters in the ad headline
Put the ad headline in all capital letters
Include his business address in the ad text
Include his keywords in the ad text

If your campaign’s daily budget is US$20, how much of your budget can be spent to show your ads on certain days, based on fluctuations in traffic?

a – Up to US$24
b – Up to US$30
c – Up to US$20
d – Up to US$21

Executives at a small e-commerce company are debating Google Ads performance metrics. If the budget is unlimited as long as return on investment (ROI) is positive, which recommendation best positions the company for maximum profit?

Determine whether the campaigns are profitable, then test different target cost-per-acquisition (CPA) bid increases to see which maximizes total profit
Ad spend should always be 7% of revenue, which should be used as the target ROI
Decrease the target cost-per-acquisition (CPA) for the campaigns from US$15 to US$10 to drive an increase in profit per customer
The company’s email campaigns are the most profitable, with a cost-per-acquisition of US$15, so it should use that as a benchmark when setting target cost-per-acquisition (CPA) bids

You’re reviewing the campaigns of a new client who wants to better promote his child daycare facility to parents researching childcare on their mobile devices. Currently, his ads include generic text about childcare. To optimize his ads for mobile, you might create an ad with:
a headline and description text that includes a customer testimonial, and uses the previous visits automated ad extension to let people see when they last visited the client’s website
the mobile version of the facility’s website as the landing page, and uses an interactive video showing current students and teachers reading together
the computer version of the facility’s website as the landing page, and a headline and description text that encourages people to sign up for the facility’s newsletter
a headline and description text that encourages people to sign up for a tour, and uses location extensions so they know where the client’s business is located

What information does a target cost-per-acquisition (CPA) bid strategy need in order to find the optimal cost-per-click (CPC) bid for an ad each time it’s eligible to appear?

Forecast data
Manual bid changes
Test conversions
Historical conversion data

To optimize a client’s campaign to get the most out of her mobile advertising, you can:
set shorter conversion windows to capture users who convert after researching on multiple devices
edit the campaign’s ad text to include information about how customers can purchase her product on their computers
set a mobile bid adjustment for the campaign based on insights from estimated cross-device conversion and total estimated conversion data
use the maximize clicks flexible bidding strategy to increase the number of clicks her ads get from users viewing her ads on mobile devices

Which option can you use to capture potential business later in the day, even on a limited budget?

Ad delivery
Bid capping
Ad automation
Bid allocation

An advertiser attempts to enable target cost-per-acquisition (CPA) bidding but the option isn’t available. The most likely reason is that the advertiser:
has fewer than 5 conversions in the last 15 days
is using Google Analytics
has fewer than 15 conversions in the last 30 days
is using another automated bid strategy

Hannah is having a sale. In her ads, she wants to include the amount of time left in the sale. What’s the best way to do this?

Note the sale end date in the text
Use the “Countdown” function
Insert the Google Ads clock icon in each ad
Use the “Sale duration” function

Data shows that your client’s ad that appears to people in San Francisco gets 120 conversions at a cost of US$1200 and cost-per-acquisition (CPA) of US$10, while ads showing in Houston get 70 conversions at a cost of US$1400 and CPA of US$20. If you have a CPA goal of US$12, what bid adjustment would you set for each location?

+40% for San Francisco, -20% for Houston
+20% for San Francisco, -40% for Houston
+40% for San Francisco, -40% for Houston
+20% for San Francisco, -20% for Houston

Small-business owner Marcos set up his Google Ads campaign by thinking of “obvious” keywords off of the top of his head. What’s one way he might improve them?

Stick with the current keywords for 2 months to collect enough viable data
Click the “Automatic keyword refresh” button
See the suggestions on the Keywords page
See the suggestions on the Opportunities page

You own a bed and breakfast in southern France and want to target English-speaking tourists looking for accommodations after they’ve arrived in France. What language and location should you target?

English; the United States
English; southern France
French and English; the 5-mile radius around the bed and breakfast
English; the 25-mile radius around the bed and breakfast

Roxanne’s online estate-jewelry sales are lagging despite running a great text ad. What else might she do to drive sales?

Increase the number of keywords in each ad group
Use the Shopping ad format
Increase her maximum cost-per-click (max. CPC) bid
Add a location extension to her ad

You’re working on the bidding strategy for a Search Network campaign. If the cost-per-conversion for mobile is lower than for desktop, how might you optimize the bidding strategy to increase the number of conversions?

Increase the number of mobile-optimized text ads
Decrease the mobile bid adjustment for the campaign
Decrease the number of mobile-optimized text ads
Increase the mobile bid adjustment for the campaign

Heather has a mobile app she wants people to keep using once they’ve downloaded it. How can she make it more engaging?

Customize the app for each format (phone, tablet, computer)
Use the bid strategy “Maximize engagement”
Set up custom deep links
Add some large, memory-intensive graphics
Use all capital letters in the headline
Make sure the headline wraps to two lines
End the headline with an exclamation point
Capitalize the first letter of each word in the headline

True or false: If you’d prefer to reach as many people as possible, use exact match or phrase match keywords.

The keyword insertion code in an ad’s headline is “Buy {KeyWord:Books}.” The ad appears when someone searches on “flower books” and the query matches a broad match keyword, “gardening books.” How would the headline read?

a – Buy plant books
b – Buy Gardening Books
c – Buy flower-arranging books
d – Buy keyword books

In order to differentiate ads from those of competitors, advertisers should:
use special characters, such as asterisks or hashtags
use exclamation points and words in all capital letters
include prices and promotions
mention competitor offers and prices

Joanna would like to direct users to specific pages on her website directly from her text ads, in addition to her ad’s final URL. What feature should she make sure to include in the formatting of her text ads to accomplish this goal?

Ad extensions
A landing page

The format of a Shopping ad is different from that of a standard text ad in that it includes:
a – a product image, background color, and price
b – a product image, title, price, and merchant name
c – a product image, title, price, and extension
d – a product image, title, and price

A client is asking you why he should evaluate the number of clicks on his search ads relative to the number of impressions received. What should you tell him?

a – He can better understand what happens after potential customers click his ads
b – He can get an idea of how many people who’ve seen his ads actually became customers
c – He can better understand whether potential customers find his ads appealing
d – He can get an idea of how many people double clicked his ads

An advertiser makes edits to an ad and notices that its position is lower than that of the previous version. What’s the most likely cause?

a – The edited ad has a lower conversion rate
b – The advertiser’s budget has been depleted
c – The advertiser’s landing page is down for maintenance
d – The edited ad is less relevant to the keywords in the ad group

A new client wants to promote his 3 Indian restaurants, in different areas of London, to people searching for places to eat. How might you organize his account?

a – Create 1 campaign with an ad group for each menu item
b – Create 1 campaign with an ad group for all restaurant locations
c – Create several campaigns with 2 ad groups each: dine in and takeout
d – Create 1 campaign with an ad group for each restaurant location

Jose has a limited Google Ads budget, and his ads aren’t showing as often as he wants. How might he improve results without spending more money on the campaigns limited by budget?

Choose accelerated instead of standard delivery
Slightly raise bids
Slightly lower bids
Replace his 3 most expensive keywords with lower-priced keywords

True or false: Shopping ads use Merchant Center product data to decide how and where to show ads.

You might analyze exact match impression share data to get an idea of:
the number of times your ads were shown on the Search Network
the percentage of eligible impressions you received for searches that exactly matched content on your landing page
the percentage of eligible impressions you received for searches that exactly matched your keywords
the number of eligible impressions your broad match keywords received

Megan enabled target cost-per-acquisition (CPA) bidding in all 6 of her campaigns. How can she tell if it’s improving her campaign performance?

Enable and disable target CPA bidding every other day to observe differences
Install a new conversion tracking code
Monitor overall changes in clicks received
Compare average CPA and conversion rate before and after using target CPA bidding

Why would the data for a Search Network campaign show conversions but no view-through conversions?

a – A view-through conversion is counted when someone sees an ad in Google Search and calls the business
b – A view-through conversion is counted when someone clicks on an ad in Google Search and converts on the site
c – A view-through conversion is counted when someone sees an image or rich media ad on the Display Network but doesn’t click, and later converts on the site
d – A view-through conversion is counted when someone clicks on an image or rich media ad on the Display Network and converts on the site

You sell chocolate and want to tailor your text ads so they more directly match people’s search terms, like “dark chocolate.” You use keyword insertion code “We sell {KeyWord:Chocolate}”. Your headline could look like this:
a – We Sell chocolate
b – We Sell dark chocolate
c – We sell Dark Chocolate
d – We sell dark chocolate

One factor the Google Ads system uses to calculate an ad’s actual cost-per-click (CPC) is the:
maximum CPC bid of the ad showing in the #1 position on the page
maximum CPC bid of the ad showing one position lower on the page
location targeting of the ad showing one position lower on the page
cost-per-thousand impressions (CPM) of the ad showing one position lower on the page

What can you learn from attribution reports?

The number of conversions the same customer completes after clicking an ad
Budget usage for all Search campaigns, including limitations and opportunities for more traffic
The series of steps customers take before completing a conversion, including information on ads, clicks, and other elements of a campaign

Obi added a sitelink extension to her text ad and and wants it to show as often as possible. What’s the best way to achieve this?

Lower her Ad Rank
Raise her maximum cost-per-click (max. CPC)
Lower her maximum cost-per-click (max. CPC)
Add a second type of extension

You have an online electronics business and you’ve set up an ad group for digital cameras. What keywords could make this ad group as effective as possible?

Words in your ad text, like model names of digital cameras
General phrases related to photography, like “camera lens” and “camera base”
Words from headlines on your website, like “electronics” and “sale on cameras”
Brand names of your top competitors’ cameras

How does target cost-per-acquisition (CPA) bidding determine the optimal cost-per-click (CPC) bid?

a – It uses conversion history to set higher bids when a conversion is more likely
b – It adjusts CPC bids based on existing bid adjustments
c – It bids a static CPC value based on the current maximum CPC settings
d – It sets CPC bids as one-tenth of the current CPA bid setting

An advertiser selling computer monitors is writing new ad text for an existing ad group. Which meets Google Ads editorial and professional requirements?

**Free** shipping on LCDs
20-70% off LCD monitors
Cheap, cheap, cheap monitors
BUY affordable LCDs

A successful Google Ads text ad:
mentions at least 4 key selling points
has a wrapping headline and at least 2 paragraphs of text
ties the call-to-action to the landing page
talks about the advertiser’s reputation

The automated “Maximize clicks” bid strategy attempts to get advertisers the most:
impressions for their daily budget
conversions based on their conversion goals
impressions in their preferred position range
clicks for their daily budget

Someone searches on “laptop computers” and clicks an ad. Which landing page would be most relevant?
a – A computer store homepage
b – A page showing laptops
c – A page showing both laptops and desktops
d – A page showing a tablet

AdWords Editor lets users do all of these things except:
simultaneously make edits to multiple accounts online
export and import files
view statistics for all campaigns
keep working while offline

If you’re currently using text, display, and video ads but also want to more specifically control spending on ads that appear when someone searches on Google, which additional campaign type would you choose?

An advertiser enables target cost-per-acquisition (CPA) bidding and notices that conversions decrease. What might cause this?

a – The cost-per-click (CPC) bid was lower than the recommended amount
b – The target CPA bid was higher than the recommended amount
c – The target CPA bid was lower than the recommended amount
d – The conversion tracking code snippet was not added to the site

Zoe has a website selling customizable electronic greeting cards. What could be interfering with her getting the most possible conversions?

It’s obvious on the landing page that she’s selling greeting cards
The landing page shows popular cards, with easy navigation to specific categories like birthday, anniversary, congratulations, and get well
Some of her keywords are on the landing page
When people click the ad, they’re taken to the get-well category

An ad group contains the phrase-matched keyword “underwater camera.” Which search query may trigger an ad in this ad group to be shown?

underwater camera case
camera for use under water
underwater digital camera
underwater lens camera

You can add a “+” modifier in front of the words in a broad match keyword to:
override a negative keyword with a positive one
specify that certain words and their close variants be prioritized
specify that someone’s search must include certain words or their close variations
indicate that this keyword should be dynamically inserted in your ad text

According to Google data, after seeing an ad on their smartphone, more than half of people:
send a text
go to the company’s website and buy the product
do a mobile search
go to a store and buy the product

Your client sells gardening supplies online. You suggest she use sitelinks because they can:
take people to subpages on her site about gloves, tools, and fertilizer
bring people to her site from blogs about gardening
take people to blogs about gardening
be used with Shopping campaigns

An advertiser implements target cost-per-acquisition (CPA) bidding and notices that the campaigns are receiving fewer conversions. What could help increase the number of conversions?

Try a different automated bid strategy
Set the campaign budget to a 30-day cycle
Specify the bid amount for each individual campaign
Increase the target CPA bid

You manage the campaigns for a client that runs a wine tour business in Florence. The ads have stopped showing on Google. If the budget is limited, what might help make sure the ads show?

Raise the target cost-per-acquisition (CPA) bid
Use accelerated delivery to show the ads throughout the day to make sure that the entire budget isn’t spent in the morning
Improve the quality of the campaigns’ keywords by making sure they’re relevant to the ads’ text and landing pages
Use target outranking share bidding

You have a budget of US$75 per day for your client’s Search campaign, and you’d like to set a maximum cost-per-click (max. CPC) bid of US$1. How can you validate that this is the right bid amount for getting the most clicks?
Use bid simulators to see CPC estimates
Bid across multiple ad groups to determine the average isn’t spent in the morning
Try various CPC amounts to determine the average
Raise your max. CPC to US$3 to cover possible competitive bids

You manage the campaigns for a baby stroller manufacturer that sells its products online and through large retailers. To calculate the total profits from these campaigns, you should:
a – estimate revenue based on online sales, factor out gross margins, and subtract Google Ads costs
b – estimate revenue based on the value of a click, factor out gross margins, and subtract Google Ads costs
c – estimate revenue based on the value of an Google Ads customer, factor out gross margins, and subtract Google Ads costs
d – estimate revenue based on in store sales, factor out gross margins, and subtract Google Ads costs

How would you explain the importance of ad impressions to a client who’s concerned that her Search Network campaign is generating impressions but no clicks?

a – They can help her calculate how often someone clicked on her ad and then converted
b – They can give her an idea of how often her ad is shown to potential customers
c – They can give her an idea of how often someone clicked on her ad
d – They can help her evaluate how engaging her ad is to potential customers

You can use target cost-per-acquisition (CPA) bidding to help:
get as many conversions as possible within a flexible budget range
generate more clicks than manual bidding would generate
get as many conversions as possible within your budget
get as many clicks as possible within your budget

A furniture store owner is creating her first Google Ads campaign. What’s the best way to group her products?
Separate them in ad groups based on what she thinks will sell best on the Search vs. the Display Network
Create a new campaign for every bed she sells in her store
Separate them in ad groups with themes like sofa beds, king-size beds, and queen-size beds
Group them in a single ad group

Nick sells 5 flavors of gourmet popcorn. Why is he bundling ads for his best-selling flavor, “Sweet & spicy coconut,” with related keywords like “coconut snacks” in a single ad group?

To show ads promoting all the flavors to people searching for “gourmet popcorn”
It’s most efficient to have a single ad group
To make sure “Sweet & spicy coconut” continues to be the bestseller
To show ads promoting “Sweet & spicy coconut” to people searching for that flavor

Return on investment (ROI) information can help you manage a client’s campaign by helping you determine how to:
optimize your client’s keywords
adjust your client’s budget
optimize your client’s ad text
All of the listed answers are correct

High quality ratings for an ad can:
increase how often people click on it
improve its position
increase its average cost-per-click (avg. CPC) bid
be achieved with an increase in bid

According to Google data, among consumers who conduct a local search on their smartphone, how many then visit a store within a day?

About 10%
Nearly everyone who’s ready to buy
About 50%
About 20%

Jonathan, who has a Bay Area sailing excursion business, notices that his text ads show below a competitor’s in search results when people enter keywords like “sailing excursions on San Francisco Bay.” Which automated bid strategy could help him attain the top position?

Enhanced cost-per-click (ECPC)
Maximize clicks
Target outranking share
Target return on ad spend (ROAS)

Drew is selling math textbooks and using cost-per-click (CPC) bidding for his campaign. What’s the final cost each time his ad is clicked?

a – The projected maximum cost-per-click (max. CPC)
b – The minimum amount needed to maintain a higher rank than the rank held by the next-highest bidder in the auction
c – The average amount needed to make the ad appear somewhere on the page
d – The average amount charged each time someone clicks on his ad

You have a food truck and want to reach people who are nearby on their mobile phones. Your maximum cost-per-click (max. CPC) bid is US$1. You set a mobile bid adjustment of +20% and a location bid adjustment of +50%. What’s the final bid amount?

a – US$2.80
b – US$1.80
c – US$2
d – US$1.70

You’re the account manager for a client who wants to increase reservations at her boutique hotel. You’ve been manually managing the bids for her campaigns, and you’re looking for ways to save time and optimize. How can you most effectively do this?

Continue to manually set the bids to focus on driving clicks to the site in order to drive conversions
Create 1 campaign and apply target search page location bidding to drive visibility and reservations
Apply target cost-per-acquisition (CPA) bidding to drive conversions at her desired CPA
Create 2 separate campaigns that include a mix of brand keywords and highly targeted keywords, and apply maximize click bidding to each campaign

Search terms report data shows that people who click on ads promoting your prescription glasses were searching for terms like “wine glasses” and “drinking glasses.” Which might you add as negative keywords to prevent your ads from showing on such searches?

“glasses” and “wine”
“prescription” and “glasses”
“drinking” and “glasses”
“wine” and “drinking”

Which report and metric should you analyze to see how often your client’s ads are showing above search results in comparison with other advertisers?

Ad average position metric from the paid & organic report
Average position metric from the Auction Insights report
Ad group data that you customize with the Report Editor
Top of page rate metric from the Auction insights report

The strategic use of different marketing channels affects:
payment methods
online purchase decisions
target-customer demographics
the average amount of each sale

You’re using target search page location bidding. You know it’s working because you see your ad:
repeatedly mixed in with the organic search results
on the first page of Google search results or in the top positions
at the bottom of the every page of search results
on the second page of Google search results or in the second positions

The owners of a coffeehouse would like to run an “afternoon espresso” promotion to increase sales on weekdays. Which Google Ads feature would be most effective for preventing their search ads from appearing at night and on weekends?

Managed placements
Custom ad scheduling
Keyword Planner
Automatic bidding

You own a pet-supply store with various category pages on your website, and you’ve set up a tracking template so you can manage tracking and redirect information. Your final URL for the keyword “dog treats” could be something like:{creative}&

Daley is managing multiple Google Ads accounts for a grocery store chain and using conversion tracking. What might make her daily Google Ads tasks simpler?

Using 1 conversion code snippet with cross-account conversion tracking
Using multiple conversion code snippets with single-account conversion tracking
Combining the accounts for streamlined reporting
Setting up automated conversion rules for both accounts

Which statement is true?

Call extensions send people to a landing page with a phone number
Call-only ads only let people call the business
Ads with call extensions only let people call the business
Call-only ads are available exclusively on the Display Network

Which ad rotation setting shows all ads in an ad group, even those with a lower clickthrough or conversion rate?

Optimize for clicks
Optimize for conversions
Rotate indefinitely
Rotate evenly

Your average bid is US$10 and you’ve enabled enhanced cost-per-click bidding (ECPC). Assuming you haven’t set any bid adjustments, ECPC can raise your bid to which amount when Google Ads sees an auction that’s more likely to lead to a sale?

a – US$12
b – US$13
c – US$14
d – US$11

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