Claim Your Free eBook: The Definitive Guide to Ad Operations
Adriel Glossary
Cost-per-conversion (CPCV) formula

Cost-per-conversion (CPCV) formula

Adriel Glossary
Cost-per-conversion (CPCV) formula

Cost-per-conversion (CPCV) formula

Cost-per-conversion (CPCV) on Adriel’s marketing dashboard – Adriel
Cost-per-conversion KPI on Adriel’s marketing dashboard

What is cost-per conversion (CPCV)?

Cost-per-conversion (CPCV) is a KPI that measures the total cost of an advertising campaign against the number of conversions resulting from that campaign. Here, “conversions” mean the number of people who did what you wanted them to do when following a specific call-to-action.

Cost-per-conversion formula

Let’s say you have a Facebook Ad campaign and the main goal of that campaign is to get people to visit your website. 

First, you spend some money so your ad will be viewed (cost-per-view, CPV). Then, these views lead to clicks, and you spend more money for each click (cost-per-click, CPC). Finally, some of those clicks lead to conversions (i.e., people visiting your website). 

The calculation for cost-per-conversion is hence: 

CPV + CPC = Total cost of ad campaign
____________________________________ = Cost-per-conversion

Number of conversions

What is the average CPCV?

The average CPCV across all industries is $48.96 for search and $75.51 for display, according to WordStream

CPCV is one of the easiest and most effective ways to determine if your ads are working. If your CPCV is too high, it could mean you have the wrong keywords, visuals, target audience, or channel. This is why it’s important to have a marketing attribution dashboard that lets you see super granular data as well as essential KPIs.

There are many costs involved with a specific digital ad, such as impression costs, CPC, and total CPV. Tracking the average CPCV for your marketing campaigns remain an important metric so you know not only how much you’re earning from an ad, but also if you’re earning enough to cover all related costs.

Measuring CPCV on Adriel

Tracking your campaign’s CPCV on Adriel’s dashboards is important as it gives you information on not only how much you’re earning from an ad, but also if you’re earning enough to cover all related costs.

To see what it’s like to measure and analyze campaign performance with absolute ease, head on over to your workspace on Adriel and play around with intelligent dashboards powered by cutting-edge ad operations technology.

Talk to our product specialist or sign up now for 14-days free.

Share article
Share this article on your favorite social platform!
The Definitive Guide to AdOps
How to power the next wave of digital marketing
Download for Free

Step up your marketing game!

Subscribe to our newsletter to get marketing tips, guides, and updates delivered straight to your inbox.
You're all set! Thanks for subscribing.
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
Your privacy is safe with us. Here’s our privacy policy.