According to a blog post Google is as of “Today we’re upgrading AdWords, by rolling out enhanced campaigns”.

This is a first step to help you more simply and smartly manage your ad campaigns in today’s multi-device world”.

Why enhanced campaigns?

“People are constantly connected and moving from one device to another to communicate, shop and stay entertained.”

“In fact, a recent study of multi-device consumers found that 90% move sequentially between several screens to accomplish a task. ”

“There’s also a proliferation of new devices — PCs, laptops, tablets, smartphones, hybrid devices, mini-tablets, televisions, and more. And there are many more digital screens and devices to come, with the lines between them continuing to blur. For example, as devices converge, consumer behaviors on tablets and desktops are becoming very similar.

“This creates great opportunities for businesses, but can also make marketing more complex and time-consuming. For example, a pizza restaurant probably wants to show one ad to someone searching for “pizza” at 1pm on their PC at work (perhaps a link to an online order form or menu), and a different ad to someone searching for “pizza” at 8pm on a smartphone a half-mile from the restaurant (perhaps a click-to-call phone number and restaurant locator). ”

“Signals like location, time of day, and the capabilities of the device people are using have become increasingly important in showing them the right ad”.

“With enhanced campaigns, instead of having to cobble together and compare several separate campaigns, reports and ad extensions to do this, the pizza restaurant can easily manage all of this in one single place. Enhanced campaigns help you reach people with the right ads, based on their context like location, time of day and device type, across all devices without having to set up and manage several separate campaigns”.

Key features
“Here’s an overview of some key features.

Powerful marketing tools for the multi-device world

“People want search results that are relevant for the context they are in — their device, location and the time of day. Enhanced campaigns help you better manage your campaigns and budgets for this multi-device world. With bid adjustments, you can manage bids for your ads across devices, locations, time of day and more — all from a single campaign”.

Example:

A breakfast cafe wants to reach people nearby searching for “coffee” or “breakfast” on a smartphone. Using bid adjustments, with three simple entries, they can bid 25% higher for people searching a half-mile away, 20% lower for searches after 11am, and 50% higher for searches on smartphones.…



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