If we had to pick the most important metric for paid search, that’d be easy. ROAS, or Return On Ad Spend (this of course is excluding those really advanced folks that are pulling in margin to bidding). And the goal isn’t to necessarily maximize ROAS (though bigger is better), but to target the right ROAS  … Read more

ROAS is Return on Ad Spend. It’s the metric that combines cost (Ad Spend) and revenue (Return) into the most common KPI used to measure SEM performance. With a healthy ROAS, budget shouldn’t matter. It’s like the fountain of youth for your PPC campaign and your bottom line.