Setting up campaign groups and target CPAs will help you get the best performance from Opteo. Our algorithm can then make recommendations based on your specific goals and allow for structural account differences (e.g. brand vs. non-brand campaigns) when calculating adjustments.

How do I organise my Campaign Groups? 

By default, Opteo groups any brand campaigns into Branding, Search, Display, Shopping, and Video campaign groups. Everything else goes into 'Other Campaigns'.

You can edit these groupings by heading to Algorithm Settings (inside the account's improvements page to the right). Here you can create new campaign groups by clicking Add New Group. Simply select your campaigns via the checkbox, then choose where they will go via 'Move to Campaign Group' on the right of the page.

It’s a good idea to group campaigns with similar CPA targets or conversion types. The most popular grouping is branding campaigns vs non-branding campaigns: branded terms often have much lower CPAs than non-branded and require different keyword management tactics. If Opteo identifies a branding campaign within your account, we’ll automatically sort it into a branding campaign group. 

Location-based groups are another popular way to organise campaigns, as conversions in different locations can have different values for a business.

Avoid splitting your campaigns into too many campaign groups: the more data each group has, the more improvement tasks Opteo can recommend. 

How do I select the conversion types for each campaign group? 

Click on the drop-down next to Conversion Types in the right corner of the campaign group. Check the boxes of the conversion types you’d like to consider. The number in brackets indicates the number of conversions this type has achieved in the past 90 days. 

You’ll only see conversion types that tick two requirements: (1) had a conversion in the last 90 days, and (2) designated to ‘Include in Conversions’ inside Google Ads. To see this in Google Ads, hit Tools and Settings > Measurement > Conversions. Each conversion type will be listed with a ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ in the Include in Conversions column. 

Should I set a Manual Target CPA or use Auto-Targeting? 

Auto-targeting uses the average CPA for the last 90 days as a target CPA. Selecting this option will steadily optimise and improve account performance by capitalising on better-than-average CPAs and reducing above-average CPAs.

If you have a target in mind, it’s usually better to tell Opteo where you’d like to be by setting a manual CPA target. That way, we can offer more relevant improvements to bring you in line with your targets.

If your target is extremely far from the current performance, we’d advise you to choose something a bit more realistic for now or use auto-targeting to bring the account closer in the short term. Otherwise, drastic targets can cause unexpected recommendations from our algorithm. 

Note: Target CPAs in Opteo do not affect your Google Ads bidding strategy

Why is my number of conversions not a whole number?

The number of conversions achieved depends on the attribution model you selected in Google Ads for the chosen conversion types. To find this in Google Ads, click Tools and Settings > Measurement > Conversions, select the desired conversion type and click Edit Settings > Attribution Model

You might have chosen a model that attributes credit for conversion across several clicks in one scenario. Some of those clicks may have happened more than 90 days ago. In this case, the conversion will be worth less than 1, and your total number of conversions will be a decimal. 

Example: You’re using a position-based attribution model, with 40% of credit going to the first- and last-clicked ads. The ad was first clicked on 91 days ago, so the conversion is worth 0.6 today. 

In another scenario, the searcher could have clicked on multiple ads from different campaigns, so conversions are attributed across multiple campaigns. 

Example: You’re using a position-based attribution model, with 40% of credit going to the first- and last-clicked ads. The last click was on an ad from your branding campaign, while the others were on ads from non-branding campaigns. Your branding campaign will have 0.6 of this conversion attributed to it.  

Technical Notes:

  • Opteo defines a brand campaign as a Search campaign with your domain as a keyword of any match type with at least one impression.

  • Only your primary conversions will be enabled by default, but you can select secondaries also.

  • The more campaigns in a campaign group, the more data. Avoid having a single campaign in a campaign group unless it’s a suitably-sized campaign with lots of data.

  • Campaign groups are good for aggregating data so that Opteo has enough volume to generate Improvements.

  • Campaigns must be placed in a campaign group — they cannot exist as free agents. 

  • Campaigns can only be in one campaign group at a time. 

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