How can we make use of my existing customer base? / What is "customer match" used for?

If you have a large customer list, and if your Google account is eligible for "customer match," then you can implement some cross-selling and retargeting campaigns. Because the audience size is limited and much smaller than an audience found on Google, we won't need a large budget for this strategy. After about a month or two of gathering conversion data, we can also create a "similar audience" based on the customer list. Similar audiences are often effective, and we will incorporate it into our proactive targeting campaigns.

How often do we meet to review the campaigns?

You will receive a full report each month on your campaigns’ performance.

Can I show my product ratings in my ads?

Yes. But we currently don't recommend adding product ratings to ads.

What are some high-level recommended campaign bidding strategies?

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.

What are Dynamic Search Ads (DSA) Campaigns? When should I use DSA?

DSA Campaigns are used as learning experiments - You may choose to build dynamic search ad campaigns because they help you learn what ad copy & keywords to use in the other campaigns, in case you missed any important and effective words.