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why cant you get a straight answer on cpc costs

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Ive tried to contact adwords but to no success and to get an honest answer all i want to know is what does it cost per click to me if i run a campaign i dont want forums or links just a straight answer is that too hard for a google rep to do and when i ring them i have to complete set up not quite sure about all this now think its all too devious for my liking now

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Hello. It's no wonder you didn't get an exact answer, because a click now can cost one thing and a click five minutes from now can cost another thing. A click from New York may be more expensive than a click from Alaska and cheaper than a click from San Francisco.

The cost per click is the result of an auction and a calculation. And this auction + calculation happens every time someone searches for something that matches one of your keywords.

Here's how it all happens: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjOHTFRaBWA&ab_channel=Google+YourBusiness
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Hi Wsg;

The simple answer is that these are the rules of the game;
Some would say this is the beauty of the system, that the price is variable based on many metrics and factors advertiser should consider and optimize. Others, like you, would say that the system would be much simpler for advertisers  if the price was fixed.
The bottom line: if you choose to participate - these are the rules. Smiley Surprised

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Good morning, Wsg C.  You seem to be very new to AdWords, probably starting your first campaign?

 

I would strongly recommend that you review at least the basic material in the AdWords Help center before you start spending money. The AdWords program is complex and you need to understand how it works before you begin advertising.


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