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MOZ on Google Bard vs. the New Bing

MOZ contributor Tom Capper has published a detailed article comparing Google Bard andthe New Bing. He says, “This week I’ve been fortunate enough to get access to both Google Bard and the New Bing, so a day later, I’m here to share my first impressions. What is the new Bing? “The new Bing” is the product of Microsoft’s unholy alliance with OpenAI, makers of the now infamous ChatGPT. This development promises to have seismic effects on the search ecosystem, with Microsoft’s CEO saying they’re happy to accept “demonetization” of search in their pursuit of market share,... [...]

‘Bing Shopping Campaigns get inventory feeds, search query reports at product level’ – Search Engine Land

Ginny Marvin says, “Bing Ads rolled out three new features this week for Shopping Campaigns. Search term report at product level: Advertisers can now see which search queries triggered product ads a the product ID level with Product Search Term. This report will show whether products are triggering for appropriate search terms. But in the blog post, Bing Ads also points out that this report can help guide product title optimization in ways you might not already be thinking about, such as seasonal triggers: Example: If you’re selling personalized photo frames and you notice seasonal... [...]

‘Bing Ads Editor now supports Enhanced CPC, exports to create expanded text ads’ – Search Engine Land

Ginny Marvin says, “The latest version of Bing Ads Editor is out. Version 11.9 offers support for Enhanced CPC bidding and the ability to export standard text ads to a spreadsheet formatted for enhanced text ads. If you’re not importing expanded text ads from AdWords, you can convert Bing Ads standard text ads to enhanced text ads (ETA) via Editor by selecting “Export as expanded text ads” from the Export tab in the Ads view. You’ll need to manually add a column titled “Title Part 2” to the Excel sheet. Once you update the ads to fit the ETA framework, import them back into... [...]

‘Bing Ads rolling out list exclusions for retargeting ads’ – Search Engine Land

Ginny Marvin says, “Bing Ads’ search retargeting, powered by its Universal Event Tag, lets advertisers create audience lists of users who have visited their sites after clicking on search ads. Now, advertisers can use those lists to keep past visitors that meet certain criteria from seeing their search ads. The ability to exclude audiences gives advertisers much more flexibility with their Bing Ads search retargeting. As just one example, advertisers will be able to keep users who’ve already made a purchase from seeing ads promoting a price reduction. As with regular audience targeting,... [...]

‘Bing Ads rolls out scheduling for ad extensions’ – Search Engine Land

Ginny Marvin says, “Advertisers can now choose when to show certain ad extensions in Bing Ads. Ad extension scheduling is rolling out for nearly all extensions globally. When ad extension scheduling becomes available in your account, you’ll see the “Selected days and hours” section at the ad extension level, where you’ll be able to set times for specific days and choose whether to set the timing based on the user’s time zone or the time zone set at your account level. Scheduling will be available via the Bing Ads API, Bing Ads Bulk Upload and the Google Import function. It is... [...]

‘2016 in review: Insights for search marketers from Bing Ads’ – Search Engine Land

Christi Olson says, “2016 marked another year of staggering growth in search as it continues to infuse our lives with more answers, more intelligence and more meaning. It was a year of voice searches, digitized consumer decision journeys, omnichannel shopping, chatbots and disruptive technologies that jolted us forward. Below are some of the highlights from Bing Ads as we continue to incorporate user feedback into the platform for success into 2017 and beyond, along with some trends we’ve seen on the most competitive and expensive categories of keywords in 2016. What was new and noteworthy... [...]

‘5 reasons advertisers should NOT ignore Bing Ads’ – Search Engine Land

Michelle Cruz says, “Gone are the days when Bing took years to catch up to the new and innovative applications Google had launched within AdWords. In recent months, Bing Ads has been able to quickly implement comparable tools and features — indeed, they even have some unique features that AdWords does not offer. Unfortunately, Bing is still often seen as the secondary choice when launching a paid search campaign. Marketers underestimate the true value of this ad platform and its unique audience. I have had great success with Bing campaigns; in some instances, the results far surpass outcomes... [...]

‘Bing Ads starts testing app install ads in the US’ – Search Engine Land

Ginny Marvin says, “Bing Ads has launched a test for app install ads in the US. The search ads link directly to an app’s download page on either Apple’s App Store or Google Play, store depending on the device the user is on. During the pilot, app install ads are available in the web interface, for Bulk Upload and in the API, but not Bing Ads Editor. In the interface, an App install ad option is available in the ad type field to create new ads for those participating in the pilot. To track installs from these ads, app developers will need to set up tracking with one of Bing’s certified... [...]

‘Bing Ads releases Expanded Text Ads globally’ – Search Engine Land

Ginny Marvin says, “After running expanded text ads in beta beginning in late August, Bing Ads rolled out expanded text ads to all markets on Tuesday. Advertisers can now set up and launch the longer text ad format in the web UI, Bing Ads Editor or via the Bing Ads API. It’s also possible to import expanded text ads from Google AdWords in the Bing Ads web interface or Bing Ads Editor. Additionally, third-party platforms Marin Software, Kenshoo, Adobe Media Optimizer, intelliAd, and Rakuten Marketing all support expanded text ads (ETAs) in Bing Ads. Other management platforms are slated... [...]

‘Bing Ads rolls out a new, more comprehensive campaign setup process’ – Search Engine Land

Ginny Marvin says, “Bing Ads has updated the campaign creation workflow; it’s now designed to make it easier for advertisers to get campaigns set up and activated. Throughout the process, more options are available so you won’t have to go back and remember to update settings and options after a campaign is created. Performance estimates are also built in along the way to help inform your settings from the outset. The new setup starts with the option of selecting a campaign goal or importing campaigns from Google, importing from a file or researching keywords. If you select a campaign... [...]

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