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Yandex introduces new PPC conversion strategy for advertisers

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Yesterday, a new bidding strategy was introduced in the Yandex PPC advertising interface.

“The average price of conversion” strategy aims to display your ads to searchers who are most likely to convert on your website for a specific cost per conversion. This is yet another step forward from Yandex to increase effectiveness of advertising efforts on the Russian platform.

However, in order to apply the strategy, certain conditions must be met:

  1. You need to have a Yandex Metrica account
  2. Yandex Metrica counter has to be installed on your website (ideally on all pages of your website or just the landing page which you wish to track)
  3. You have to specify goals in Yandex Metrica
  4. The total number of completed goals in the last 28 days should not be smaller than 40

When setting up the strategy, you need to specify your desired cost per conversion and the goal.

Yandex Average Price of Conversion Strategy

In the following two non-mandatory fields you can specify your weekly budget as well as the maximum cost per click which you wish to pay.

Yandex Introduces New PPC Conversion Strategy

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This is an automated strategy, which means that it will control your bid management, giving more exposure to keywords with higher chances of converting at the targeted level.

To make this strategy work effectively, Yandex uses a complex system of forecasting, query statistics data, forecasts of CTR and conversions, and click prices to name a few.

Conversion rates depend on advertisers’ ability to attract searchers to their websites as well as their landing pages effectiveness. If you switch on this strategy and at a later point decide to pause your campaign or, for example, update your website’s design, edit campaign settings by adding new keywords, or set a new CPA, then the system will take time to adjust to these changes once you set it live again. As a result, you may not achieve your desired results straight away.

The data is analysed in full week format. You may attract conversions for prices higher or lower than your target, but the system will always aim to achieve your desired CPA as the average figure during the given week.

With the introduction of “Average price per conversion”, the number of strategies available on Yandex now totals 8. You can find more information on the various Yandex strategies here. Or watch this interview below:

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Justyna Wilner

Director of Learning and Development at Webcertain
Justyna is the Director of Learning and Development at Webcertain and Certified Yandex Expert & Master Trainer. She has over 5 years' experience in managing international and multilingual advertising campaigns from a variety of industries including B2B, e-commerce and non-profit sectors. She is the official Yandex Expert and Master trainer, who over the last 3 years has trained hundreds of marketing professionals from globally recognised brands such as Adidas, booking.com, SAP and Airbnb on how to run effective international campaigns. She has spoken at digital marketing conferences across the world and is a certified Yandex, Google AdWords and Bing PPC specialist. Justyna is originally from Poland and currently lives in the UK.

2 Responses to Yandex introduces new PPC conversion strategy for advertisers

  1. Sachin Ruhela says:

    Hello, You have mentioned in your post “automated strategy” so what happened in Google Adwords PPC, if we select automatic option than they have decided the keyword cost and get the huge profit. So again if we select automatic here so will be the same like Google Adwords PPC…?

    • Justyna Wilner says:

      Hi Sachin. Thanks for your comment. If your main goal is to gain as many conversions as possible for the selected CPA then as long as the selected automated strategy achieves this result there is no need to worry about the CPC. However, if you want to make sure that the CPC is never higher than, let’s say $2.00 Yandex allows you to put a cap to control this. Google doesn’t. Hope this helps! 🙂

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