Avoid These 5 Mistakes When Setting Up Targeting in AdWords

By | 14.11.2015

Are you aware of what you are doing wrong when targeting audiencesthrough AdWords? Based on the current scenario, it is found thataudiences are given more importance than keywords to get a successfulonline business within less time. Therefore, audiences are considered as the important part of AdWords campaign. But, still many marketers docertain mistakes that bring bad impact on their overall efforts whensetting up targeting in AdWords.

Common 5 mistakes in AdWords are as follows:

Generating Niche Lists Targeting Small Audience

Some create niche lists that target the small audiences. It is better to take help of Google Analytics to identify the number of uniquevisitors on definite pages for definite time period. You have toconsider wider targeting list. Spending time in creating unusable listsis just a bad idea. The list sizes also depend on whether you areperforming search or display re-marketing.

Inappropriate Ad Groups Settings

This mistake can lead to wastage of large cost or reduction oftraffic. If you set up a bid campaign and bid-only ad group, you willobserve more traffic than you expected, resulting in higher cost. If you set up a bid-only campaign and bid ad group, you will observe intensely reduction of traffic when you contracted the audience to only returning visitors. You must know the ad groups settings i.e. which one to target and bid.

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Setting Lists with Improper Durations

Some marketers are not enough aware of the importance of duration.You must set up the lists with 180-day duration for RLSA campaigns and540-days duration for display remarketing. If duration is not set upproperly, it may leads to missing large amount of traffic or may mislead about the number of people you are reaching via the list.
Often, search marketers forget to subtract the duration from one list to another. It will end up reaching the audience through list withhigher bid traffic. It means, you simply pay more than it was required.

Forgetting To Set a Frequency Capping

Some marketers make a big mistake by forgetting to set up a frequency capping. Setting frequency cap allows you to restrict the number oftimes a particular visitor is displayed the ad. It can be adjusted withvariety of options such as limit for impressions set up for ad, ad group or campaign. Just select your campaign’s “Settings” Tab, then ClickEdit option of “Frequency capping” under “Advanced settings”.

Inadequate Tracking of Seasonal Audiences

Marketers often make mistake of not tracking the audiences duringdefinite time period. Tracking seasonal audiences is useful duringseasonal products or services sale like festival gift shopping. Or, inexample, services for students who need college essay, term paper, etc. will have most of their visits during finals and exams at universities and colleges. You must know when and how much peopleare coming around the specific time period. The list with improperduration needs to remove all users when you want to use it again,because selected duration has been passed.

The article will sure help you to set up the lists more effectively.Just need to access the bid adjustments regularly for the audience andanalyze its effect with the right strategy.Tweet

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