Google Ads is #1 in Top 10 Online advertising services
Google Ads (former Adwords) is an online advertising service that places advertising copy at the top or bottom of, or beside, the list of results Google displays for a particular search query. The choice and placement of the ads is based in part on a proprietary determination of the relevance of the search query to the advertising copy.
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#1 in Top 10 Online advertising services
#2 in Top 10 Mobile Advertising platforms
The best alternatives to Google Ads are: Facebook Ads, Instagram Ads, LinkedIn Ads, Microsoft Advertising
Latest news about Google Ads
2018. Adwords rebrands as Google Ads, adds AI for small business
In July, Google's ad service, AdWords, will undergo a transformation and be known as Google Ads. However, this change involves more than just a rebranding. Google is introducing a new feature called Smart Campaigns, which will serve as the default mode for advertisers. Smart Campaigns empower advertisers to specify the actions they prioritize, such as phone calls, store visits, or purchases. Leveraging machine learning, Google Ads will then optimize images, text, and targeting strategies to generate a higher volume of these desired actions. This enhancement aims to enhance advertisers' overall campaign performance and effectiveness.
2015. Google Adwords will allow to target customers by email
Google Customer Match introduces a fresh approach to connecting with your most valuable customers across Google Search, YouTube, and Gmail. This innovative product enables you to upload a list of email addresses, which are securely and privacy-consciously matched with signed-in Google users. Subsequently, you can create targeted campaigns and advertisements tailored to engage your specific audience. Users retain control over the ads they encounter, including Customer Match ads, by opting out of personalized ads or utilizing the options to mute or block ads from specific advertisers through Google Ads Settings. Additionally, Customer Match offers the opportunity to expand your customer base by showcasing ads to potential customers who share similar interests with your rewards members while they browse YouTube and Gmail.
2015. Google testing mobile ads with images
Google is introducing a change to its mobile phone Google Ads by replacing some of the text-only ads with visually enhanced photo versions. These new visual ads, currently available for car-related searches such as the Dodge Challenger, offer users the ability to browse through photos, gather product information, and make reservations directly from the search screen. This represents a significant departure from the text ads that tend to blend in with the overall search results. To cater to car buyers who are closer to making a purchase, Google is also providing franchise auto dealerships with improved location-based ads that include a click-to-call button and directions to their stores. A beta version of these ads is being made available this week. Brands that opt not to pay for the upgraded auto ads will still have the option to stick with the traditional text-only listings. While Google's mobile search results already display click-to-call phone numbers, directions, and occasional images for various business or product searches, these updates will offer companies greater opportunities to customize the user experience of their search results like never before.
2014. Adwords adds free dynamic sitelinks
Google Adwords is introducing a worldwide rollout of dynamic sitelinks, which are automatically generated sitelinks displayed beneath your ad text. These dynamic sitelinks aim to enhance user experience by providing easier access to relevant pages on your website. According to Google, the inclusion of sitelinks improves ad relevance and the overall user experience after clicking on the ad. Notably, clicks on dynamic sitelinks are free of charge. However, advertisers will still incur charges for clicks on the ad headline and other ad extensions. Although dynamic sitelinks generally enhance ad performance, advertisers have the flexibility to disable them if desired.
2013. Adwords pulls advertisers to mobile ads
If your company is advertising via Adwords you probably regularly receive notifications to update to the new Enhanced Campaigns (until July 22). What is it and why you need it? The idea is that day by day more and more people use smartphones and more and more ad clicks are coming from smartphones. However, the value of those clicks for your business can be significantly different compared to clicks from desktop (they may be less or more valuable). For example, if you sell SaaS-service, the visitor who clicks on your ad on a smartphone can't immediately try your demo version, so the value of such click will be less. But if you're selling mobile application - these mobile clicks can bring you more buyers. ***