Posted December 18, 2008 12:18 am by with 10 comments

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by Rene LeMerle

The team down at Google has just unveiled the latest version of their AdWords Editor. The update is heavily focused on providing advertisers with campaign critical metrics.

AdWords Editor version 7.0 comes just 2 months after the last major upgrade (version 6.5 in Oct 2008). This latest round of improvements covers the following areas (as detailed in the release notes):

  • First page bid estimates: AdWords Editor now uses first page bid estimates for your keywords. Minimum cost-per-click (CPC) bids are no longer used.
  • Keyword Quality Score: The Keywords tab now displays the Quality Score for your keywords.
  • Keyword Opportunities locale: Tailor your keyword suggestions to a particular language and location by changing your Keyword Opportunities locale.
  • Campaign targeting in the data view: You can view your targeting settings in the new ‘Language’ and ‘Location’ columns on the Campaigns tab. These columns are hidden by default, but you can select them with the column chooser.
  • Send feedback to Google: Help us improve AdWords Editor by enabling usage tracking in your AdWords Editor settings (Tools menu > Settings).

Two other minor changes were noted for the release:

  • The use of absolute traffic numbers on the keyword expansion tab (was scaled values)
  • Draft accounts no longer have access to the Keyword Opportunities tool

Advertisers will welcome the latest upgrade, as the more useful metrics included in the editor, the easier it is for them to make informed decisions and changes with their campaigns.

For a comprehensive run-down of the Version 7.0 upgrade, head over to the AdWords Editor site.

Rene LeMerle is the VP of Marketing at, a leading provider of results driven Search Engine Advertising and SEO services.

  • Hey at least the updated worked and didnt crash my computer like the last one.

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  • I am yet to update because I’m afraid my campaign settings might be lost. I’ll do it after the holiday season to be on the safe side.

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  • My favorite change is the quality score. I don’t like guessing. I like to know what works and what doesn’t especially if it involves marketing, advertising, and money. I love that they help us improve our landing pages, ads, and relevant keywords. It’s awesome. Especially after the “Google Slaps”.

  • i am nu bie and never heard of this before.. i guess i am more to publisher than advertizing..

  • I hope this interface is more user friendly than the old one, I hated the other one, going to be checking this one out this weekend.

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  • I hope it will solve our problem.

  • Yes, I also help to manage it.

  • Actually, for the past few months we are not able to use AdWords Editor after upgrading it its previous versions….
    We hope that this release solves our problem……….


  • thanks for this post. I think this time to me as a publisher, not an advertiser…thanks for the info.

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    I like the look of this. It should make my job easier when creating new ad campaigns