Google AdWords allows you to show your ads to the people who are likely to be interested in your products and services, while filtering out folks who aren’t. And you can track whether those people clicked your ads. Online advertising also gives you the opportunity to reach potential customers as they use multiple devices — desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones.
Benefits of Google AdWords
AdWords allows you to take advantage of the benefits of online advertising: show your ads to the right people, in the right place, and at the right time. AdWords offers several benefits, but here are the key ones:
Target your ads in Google AdWords
Targeting gives you the ability to show your ads to reach people with specific interests — namely, people who are interested in your products and services — and show them relevant ads.
AdWords offers different ways of targeting, which we’ll go over in more detail later. For now, here’s a look at the choices that you have with online ads that can make your marketing campaigns even more targeted:
Keywords: Words or phrases relevant to your products and service, which are used to show your ads when customers search for those terms or visit relevant websites.
Ad location: Show your ads on Google search results pages and websites that are part of the Google Search and Display Networks.
Age, location, and language: Choose the age, geographic location, and language of your customers.
Days, times, and frequency: Show your ads during certain hours or days of the week, and determine how often your ads appear.
Devices: Your ads can appear on all types of devices, and you can fine-tune which devices your ads appear on and when.
Control your costs
AdWords gives you control over how you spend your money. There’s no minimum. And you can choose how much you spend per month, per day, and per ad. You’ll only pay when someone clicks your ad.
Measure your success
With AdWords, if someone clicked your ad, you’ll know. If they clicked your ad and then did something valuable to your business — purchased your product, downloaded your app, or phoned in an order — you can track that, too.
By seeing which ads get clicks and which ones don’t, you’ll also quickly see where to invest in your campaign. That, in turn, can boost the return on your investment.
You can get other valuable data, including how much it costs you, on average, for advertising that leads to your customers’ online purchases or phone calls. And you can also use analytical tools to learn about your customer’s shopping habits — how long, for instance, they tend to research your product before they buy.
Manage your campaigns
AdWords also offers you tools to easily manage and monitor accounts.
If you manage multiple AdWords accounts, a My Client Center (MCC) manager account is a powerful tool that could save you time. It lets you easily view and manage all of your AdWords accounts from a single location.
You can also manage your AdWords account offline with AdWords Editor, a free, downloadable desktop application that allows you to quickly and conveniently make changes to your account. With AdWords Editor, you can download your account information, edit your campaigns offline, and then upload your changes to AdWords. You can use AdWords editor to manage, edit, and view multiple accounts at the same time, copy or move items between ad groups and campaigns, and undo and redo multiple changes while editing campaigns.
Grow your business with Google AdWords
Online advertising lets you target your ads to the type of customers you want, and filter out those you don’t. When you advertise online with AdWords, you can use different targeting methods to reach potential customers right when they’re searching for your products or services.
Reach your marketing goals
Take advantage of different ad formats and features to customize your ads to your different business goals, like adding a clickable “Call” button to your ads to get more phone calls, or using video ads to showcase your brand. Here are some common marketing goals that could work for you:
- Take action on your website
- Visit your store
- Call your business
- Install your app
Target your ads with keywords
When you advertise alongside search results on the Google Search Network, you select keywords to help target your ads to people searching for related terms. You can also choose to show your ads at certain times of day, and specify a location and language.
Get specific about your target audience
When you advertise on websites and mobile apps that show Google ads (called the Google Display Network) and YouTube, you can get even more specific by choosing the age of the people you want to reach, the types of sites they visit, and their areas of interest.
Only pay for results in Google AdWords campaign
You decide how much you want to spend, and pay only when someone interacts with your ad, like clicking your text ad or watching your video ad. You base your bids on whatever is best for your business.
Measure your ad’s performance
Quickly track your ad’s effectiveness and easily make changes to improve results.
Advertise across platforms
Connect with customers no matter where they are—on their computers, tablets, mobile phones, even in apps.