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It has been announced that the name of Bing Ads, the platform that software giant Microsoft ads uses to create and publish ads on the Bing search engine, has been changed to Microsoft Advertising.

Search engine advertising is a great strategy if you want to drive traffic to your website and generate sales for your products or services. Ad spend on the Search Network continues to increase year over year; The market reaches $59 billion by 2020 in the US alone.

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Microsoft advertising




'Bing Ads', similar to Microsoft's Google platform and used to create, manage and serve promotions on the Bing search engine, i now called Microsoft Advertising.With this development, it was announced that various changes will be made on the company's platform. Bing, Microsoft's advertising services, is improving itself. The company will also run display ads on its other products, such as Xbox, Outlook.com, and MSN. The renaming of Bing Ads to Microsoft Advertising was to make it clear that Microsoft has advertising solutions other than simple search and offers them under one name. The Bing search engine has been a part of our lives for a long time. Although it was far from ambitious rhetoric when it was first published, it would not be wrong to say that it was successful in its fight against Google, especially in North America and Europe. According to the July 2021 issue of Statcounter's Global Search Engine Market Share report, Bing has a 6% market share, particularly in North America and Western Europe. These numbers show that, based on population, a large audience uses the Bing search engine on a daily basis, at least on their computers. One of the benefits of online advertising is that users can be targeted through DV360 and Google's Display Ads, even if they're not on the Bing platform. Bing's own report. However, the most important thing to remember here is that when you want to search on Bing, it can only be done through its own platform.

COMPARISON OF GOOGLE ADVERTISEMENTS AND MICROSOFT ADVERTISING

Costperclick (Costperclick)

Since most of the competition takes place on Google platforms, we can expect near zero competition when we look at product or service keywords from multiple industries in Bing Ads. Low competition naturally translates into cost-per-click (CPC) and many keywords can be advertised much cheaper than Google.

Scope

Looking at the world in general, it can be said that the Google search engine is by far the most used search engine. However, we do know that a significant percentage of users also use other search engine options. That's why we recommend marketers looking to expand their reach using these alternative search engines to reach 6% of users they weren't able to reach before. 

Ease of Use

Bing search engine has almost the same working principle and interface as Google. Similarly, Google Ads and Bing Ads platforms have a similar interface and ad model. Therefore, without the interface, integration happens quickly and ads can be served quickly.

WORKING PRINCIPLE OF BING ADVERTISEMENTS

Bing ads work just like Google ads. The main difference is that your campaigns appear on their own supporting search engines such as Bing, Yahoo Search, and AOL Search Network.

 As with Google, your ad's performance is affected by these factors:  

  1.  How much you want to bid per click,
  2.  how relevant your promotional text is to keywords  ,
  3.  Relevance of texts on the site
  4.  The performance of your keyword selection relative to high or low click-through rate is very important. 

HOW CAN YOU CREATE OUR FIRST CAMPAIGN WITH MICROSOFT ADVERTISEMENTS?

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Go to the home page and click the green Join Now button. Follow the prompts and fill in the required information such as your email address, phone number and business location.

When you're done, read and accept the terms and conditions, then select Create new campaign.

Note: If you have an account, enter your e-mail address and related password, enter your email address and corresponding password and Microsoft will create an Ads account for you.

DEFINE THE CAMPAIGN ACCORDING TO YOUR TARGET.

Bing Ads will ask you to choose a campaign target. The options are:

Visits to my website

Phone calls to my business

Visits to my business location(s)

Conversions on my website

Online product sales

Choose any goal that allows you to launch your campaign, but be sure to choose one that aligns with your business goals. Be sure. For example, if you want to increase your online sales, you should choose "selling products online" as your campaign target.

KEYWORD STICKER

Extracting the right keywords is crucial to creating an advertising campaign. You can use Microsoft Keyword Planner to do detailed keyword research. Normally, advertisers need to click Tools in the header of their account dashboard to access Keyword Planner, but for your first campaign this will be included directly at you.

Start by entering keywords related to your products and services, then review the results shown to you. What are the average monthly search statistics? How competitive is the top ranked offer? Does a close variation on the keyword lead to a lower suggested bid? Based on your findings, make a list of keywords you will use for your campaign.



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SELECT ADVERTISEMENT TYPE.

After choosing a target, it's time to set your promotion and targeting settings. Microsoft lets you choose between two types of ads: search ads and audience ads.

Search ads appear at the top of search results, while audience ads appear in non-searchable places (e.g. articles) on sites like Microsoft Edge, MSN, Outlook, and other partner sites. Most beginner advertisers start with search ads as they are much easier to set up and manage than audience ads.

CREATE YOUR FIRST AD.

The platform will ask you to create your first promotion. You will see a page with options to add the following:

  1. Your business name
  2. Image (up to six images are displayed at the same time)
  3. Long title (up to 90 characters)
  4. Short title (up to 30 characters)
  5. Message text (up to 90 characters)
  6. Final URL (for desktop and mobile)
  7. Once added, click Save to continue.

SET YOUR BUDGET.

At this stage, it will ask you to determine your daily budget. Enter the amount that suits you; this is the amount you will pay daily until your campaigns run. From there, Microsoft also estimates the number of clicks and impressions your promotions may receive. You can also see your monthly maximum amount in the daily budget area, how much the app will charge you for a month.

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Alternatively, you can choose how much you want to bid. You can choose a suggested minimum bid or a number that reflects the average cost-per-click in your industry. Be careful not to put your bid strategy on autopilot; adjust your bids based on ad performance.

For example, if a particular effort is converting significantly more than expected, it's time to increase the bid adjustment for those campaigns.

ENTER YOUR BANK INFORMATION.

After determining your budget, enter your business and billing information. Then Microsoft will offer two payment options:

Prepaid: You have to prepay for the next month. 

Postpaid: Requires you to pay for your work by the end of September. However, the plans only accept debit and credit cards for company bills. This makes the "advertise now, pay later" option less attractive to many. If you want to use an alternative payment method to cover your promotional costs, your preference should be to pay in advance.

START YOUR ADVERTISING

Finally, click Save to start your first Microsoft Ads campaign. Your promotions will show when people search for your targeted keywords on Bing, AOL, Yahoo, and partner sites (like MSN and Outlook). Make sure to monitor your campaign performance to see which ads are favored by your target audience. You can then try to improve these campaigns and get even better results.  In short, it is important to be an informed user.

HOW DO I TRANSFER MY GOOGLE ADS ADVERTISING SERVICE TO MICROSOFT ADVERTISEMENTS?

If you already have a Google Ads account, you can import your ads and ad groups into Microsoft Ads. To do this, follow these steps: Go to your Microsoft Advertising account and click Import from Google Ads (you can find this option in the Import tab at the top of the page). Connect to Google and let Microsoft Ads import your ads. Select the account from which you want to import the ad unit. Select Advanced Import to import specific ads or budgets. Wait for Microsoft Ads to complete the import.

Creating a Microsoft Ads account is free, with no platform or maintenance fees. Promotions are also profitable because Microsoft will only charge you for promotions that people click on. Cost per click varies, but can be 0 to ` lower than in Google Ads. All this makes Microsoft Ads a more attractive option for small businesses.





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