There are primarily 3 reasons for PPC deviations:


1. Vendor Central vs API: Databases with Differently Timed Updates - Cleansing of Bot Traffic

Amazon will update and correct the data for Sponsored Products over the course of roughly 14 days after an event, so that the impressions and clicks will, for example, be cleansed by the traffic which resulted from Search Engines or Bots.

This data may be updated at slightly different times for Amazon's two channels (Vendor Central & API), which can lead to slightly different data outputs within the first week or so.


2. Lagged Allocation of Orders & Clicks

Sales will often only be attributed to the respective clicks with significant delays, as many customers will only buy the product several days after clicking on the ad. This Allocation can also be updated for the two channels at a different pace.

After around 7 days most sales should be attributed to the respective clicks.

Recommended Timeframe for Optimizations: Two Weeks before Current Week

It is recommended to not consider the current week for any PPC analytics. This will also minimize the risk of falsely moving keywords to the Negative Keywords list, as many of its sales may not yet have been connected to the clicks of that keyword.

This is why the SP Optimize offers a button which will directly set the timeframe for the two weeks before the current one:

set_optimization_time-frame_2_weeks_before_current_week.PNG

3. No Product Display Ads

Please be reminded that Amazon's API and thus Sellics only includes Sponsored Products and Headline Search Ads.

Did this answer your question?