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The Campaign, Ad Group, and Other Google Ad Terms Nov 13, 2021 05:11 AM
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The Campaign, Ad Group, and Other Google Ad Terms

You must be familiar with Google Ads and its workings. This section will explore a couple of terms associated with Google Ads for your broader understanding. Google Ads not only controls the cost but also manages your campaigns. Moreover, it adequately targets your audience and measures your success rate. Google Ads have become popular in today’s digitized world, and several businesses are launching their products or services via these Google Ads. The Google Ad terms can be daunting for people, especially if they are new to this field. A brief description of the following 7 Google Ad terms will indeed facilitate you.


People use Campaigns to organize the products or services that companies offer. Campaign in Google Ads means a set of ad groups that share a common budget, location target, and other related things. They operate under a pay-per-click (PPC) model where the marketers set a specific keyword for the audience. There can be different campaign types; for instance:

  • Display network only.

  • Search network only.

  • A combination of both.

The following are the campaign steps:

  • First, select a goal to make a successful campaign. Target your goals with the most appropriate strategy.

  • Then choose a campaign type, i.e., search campaign, display campaign, shopping, video, apps, local, smart, or discovery.

  • Now you need to select the results that you expect from your campaign. These could be in various ways, such as website visits, phone calls, app downloads. During this step, you also need to select the campaign settings as per your requirement. It includes locations, networks, campaign URL, start/end dates, language (s), budget, bidding strategy, and add extensions (image, call, callout, and site link extensions).

  • Then, set up your ad groups. Please give it a name. Input the relevant keywords.

  • Finally, create ads and then review.

  • Additionally, create a draft and do a few experimental campaigns to test several circumstances or settings to see which ones provide the best results.

Ad Groups

An ad group contains ads (one or more) that share a common subject. As the name suggests, an ad group is a group of advertisements that use specific keywords to target the audience. Campaigns are made of one or more ad groups. The ad groups help to organize the ads as per a common theme.

Google Ads not only controls the cost but also manages your campaigns. Moreover, it adequately targets your audience and measures your success rate.

Keywords refer to phrases or words used to describe the products and services in which people are interested. Whenever they search for a specific product or service on Google search, your ad appears, and it links people to buy your product or services. Types of keywords include broad match, exact match, and phrase match.

  • Broad Match: The broad match keyword helps to target a large group of customers and is good to consider, especially if you want to sell a wide range of products. This keyword option allows you to show up your ad whenever someone searches for the keyword you incorporated in your ad. It also shows variations of the exact keyword and all other relevant topics. These keywords help to match the user’s searches with your ad closely. Therefore, it can easily target a large set of customers.

  • Exact Match: The exact match type displays your ad only when the user searches for your keyword or its close variants. The close variants could be misspellings, abbreviations, singular/ plural forms, stemming, reordered words, accents, addition/ removal of the operative words, phrases, synonyms, same search intent, etc.

  • Phrase Match: Phrase match is a flexible type of keyword that can help you reach more customers than the exact match. Whenever a user searches the keyword in the same order, you incorporate your ad, and your ad will be displayed. For instance, your keyword is “black shirts,” When the user searches queries like shirts in black or black t-shirts, your ad will be displayed.

Ad Rank

Two factors are essential to determine the ad rank, i.e., a quality score and the bid amount. The ad rank refers to a value that specifies the ad’s position on Google. The better the ad rank, the better is the ad’s functioning. Google defines Ad rank as the ad’s order shown on the search engine results page. It determines whether your ad has the potential to appear on the top Google pages or not.

Ad Extensions

The ad extensions help to place extra information about businesses that showcase under their ads. It includes pieces of information such as phone number, local address, another business website.

Bid Strategy

The bid strategy refers to the techniques by which you set your bids or the bid type so that viewers can interact with your ad. The active bid strategy helps to optimize your offers for better performance.

Top and Side Ad

The top ad mostly appears above the organic search results, and the ad appears in a shaded box. At the same time, the side ad shows on the upper right-hand side of the search engine results page (SERP).

Final Words

These Google Ads will help you talk like a pro and are essential to consider when launching your ads on Google. Hurry up; sign up on Google Ads and attain a good quality score of your advertisements to gain a competitive advantage over other brands. Happy launching to you.


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