Writing effective ads is one of the fundamental tasks of creating your online ad presence. It’s critical to learn about the general ad structure and Bing Ads policies so you can write advertising copy that will compel people to click.
In this training, you will understand important policies, tips and techniques to help you write ads that are effective and relevant. This training will help you understand how to:
Each ad consists of four components: title, text, display URL and a destination URL. Each component has character limits so all ads across the network remain consistent. As you type your ads, a counter shows how many characters you have remaining for each component, making it easy to stay within the limits. If you happen to exceed the character limit, you’ll need to make wording adjustments before you can save the ad.
Microsoft can refuse to accept any advertising content that does not meet Bing Ads policies. When writing copy, it’s necessary that you adhere to these guidelines to decrease the likelihood that your ad is disapproved. Disapproval can inhibit the execution of your campaign, so, it’s best to read the editorial guidelines article in Bing Ads online help to become familiar with the list of acceptable ad content.
Four of the most important general policies that you must adhere to when writing ad copy are:
The following are several other policies and practices for advertising copywriting that you should commit to memory.
You are responsible for ensuring that your ads and keywords do not infringe on another party’s intellectual property. However, you can use trademarked words or phrases in certain instances.
The landing page for your ad should provide clear content that is relevant to your ad text and keywords. If the landing page is inaccessible, is under construction, generates pop-up ads, or does not have content that is relevant to your advertising copy, your ad could be disapproved.
First, always make your ads are relevant. When you write ads, think about what interests your customers, and be sure to include words they are likely to use as search terms. A great strategy for effective advertising is to include a strong keyword in the first line of your ad or title.
Be specific. An effective ad will mention a specific discount or offer. Avoid generic phrases like "big savings" or "great deals.” Use compelling action words that encourage customers to click your ad. For example, don't use, "Click here."
Highlight your company's products and benefits rather than using excessive promotional language and superlatives. Describe a unique feature, product or service that you offer. When you're finished writing, pretend you're a customer and review your ad and landing page. Ask yourself:
Once you’ve finished writing your copy, Bing Ads provides feedback to help you make adjustments so your ads comply with basic editorial requirements, such as word counts, and missing or incorrectly formatted URLs.
If your ad, keywords and landing pages meet all Bing Ads policies, your ad may display online soon after you submit it. If not, this process will take longer. Bing Ads does not notify customers when their ads have been approved. You can look at the Delivery column on the ad and keyword tabs on the Campaign page to verify the status of your ads and keywords.
If your ad has been disapproved, you will be notified by email. You can also select the arrow next to the disapproved Delivery status on the ad or keyword tab in Bing Ads to get actionable information about the reasons for the disapproval.
To write effective advertising that get noticed, remember these key points:
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