Here are the top 10 things to make sure your website complies with in order to prepare for running ads.
Testing & Double Checking Existing Setups...
Wait for at least 14 days (plus your conversion lag) to view accurate and complete performance reporting
E-commerce Campaigns but built as Lead Generation.
Start new campaigns with a manual bidding strategy until the algorithm has enough data to switch to automatic. Then, see how high you can push the algorithm to automatically raise its goal (i.e. target CPC of $X could be the goal). You must have conversion tracking set up correctly before running any campaigns or else you will be feeding the wrong data into the machine learning algorithms, which will obstruct its ability to get results. You can check this by going to the Conversions report and checking the “Include in Conversions?” column and making sure that only the appropriate conversion actions are included.
It's possible to target competitors beyond the basic competitor campaign (which is where we show an ad after someone searches for a competitor). We can do this using affinity & intent audiences (which are audiences of people who are frequently associated with the competitor's business).