Target customers by location, day of the week, time of day, device, or by network distribution

Target customers by location, day of the week, time of day, device, or by network distribution

Add targeting at the campaign or ad group level with Microsoft Bing Ads Editor v11.

You can add targeting at the campaign or ad group level.

You can also increase your bids to target customers. For more information, see Increase bids based on customer age, gender, location, time of day, or day of the week.

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  1. Select the campaigns or ad groups from the tree view in the left panel that you want to add targeting to.
  2. Click Locations under Keywords and targeting from the type list in the left panel.
  3. In the Edit the selected location target section:
    1. Specify the location for this entry. Click Edit/find location and you can specify the location by Area targeting (narrow your location target by country/region or city) or by Radius targeting (narrow your location to a single mile or kilometer, or expand it to a larger circle).
    2. Enter bid adjustment.
    The details you input will automatically populate the new row in the main grid.

What you need to know:

  • To select where you want to show your ad, go to Campaigns or Ad groups in the left panel and select from Targeting method in the edit pane.
  • Targeting by device and by network distribution is still accessible by clicking Additional targeting on the Campaigns tab. (See last two menus below.)
  • You can set multiple radius targets for the same location with different radius values and have different bid adjustments for each target.

Target by day of the week and time of dayexpando image
  1. Select the campaigns or ad groups from the tree view in the left panel that you want to add targeting to.
  2. Click Add ad schedule from the type list in the left panel.
  3. In the Edit the selected ad schedule pane, input values for targeted day, start time, end time, and bid adjustment. The details you input here will automatically populate the new row in the main grid.

What you need to know:

  • You can increase bid adjustments up to 900% and decrease them by as much as 90%.
  • When targeting by time, you are targeting the searcher's local time zone.
  • Start times and end times are available for you to choose in 15-minute increments only. Please consider this if you're working in a spreadsheet and need to import ad schedules into Bing Ads Editor.

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Important

Details device targeting, except for bid adjustments, cannot be updated after it’s been created. If you want to change the targeting details, you must delete it and then create a new one.

  1. Under Keywords and targeting, select Device.
  2. In the Manager pane, click Add device and select Device.
  3. Select the campaign or ad group.
  4. In the Edit the selected device, enter the Bid Adjustment and select Device.

What you need to know:
You can target desktop computers (bid adjustments 0% to +900%), tablets (-100% to +900%), or smartphones (-100% to +900%).

Target by network distributionexpando image
  1. Select the campaigns or ad groups from the tree view in the left panel that you want to add targeting to.
  2. In the Edit the selected ad groups pane, select the networks you want to target from the Network distribution.

    Note

    The ad distribution options Only Bing, AOL, and Yahoo websites and Only Bing, AOL, and Yahoo syndicated search partners apply to websites located in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, France, Germany, and Norway. All other websites will use All Bing, AOL, and Yahoo Search networks and syndicated search partners even if the other two options are selected. When you run the Publisher Performance report, you'll see websites based on these ad distribution rules.

Target by genderexpando image
  1. Select the campaigns or ad groups from the tree view in the left panel that you want to add targeting to.
  2. Click Genders under Keywords and targeting from the type list in the left panel.
  3. In the Edit the selected gender pane, enter the percentage by which you want to increase the bid for that gender.

What you need to know:

  • You can increase bid adjustments up to 900% and decrease them by as much as 90%.
  • When you apply bid adjustments to gender, your ads will appear more frequently for the targeted demographic but will still also appear for non-targeted demographics.

Target by ageexpando image
  1. Select the campaigns or ad groups from the tree view in the left panel that you want to add targeting to.
  2. Click Ages under Keywords and targeting from the type list in the left panel.
  3. In the Edit the selected age pane, enter the percentage by which you want to increase the bid for that age.

What you need to know:

  • You can increase bid adjustments up to 900% and decrease them by as much as 90%.
  • When you apply bid adjustments to age group, your ads will appear more frequently for the targeted demographic but will still also appear for non-targeted demographics.

Notes
  • When you target by location, you choose to show ads to potential customers in specific countries/regions, states/provinces, metro areas, or cities. For example, if you own a car repair service in Oakland, California, you might want to target your customers in the Oakland metro area, which includes the surrounding cities. That way, most of the people who see your ad are within range of your service. Use the Locations options in your campaign settings to define the physical location you want to target.
  • If you have targeting settings at both the campaign and ad group levels, and if there is no conflict between them, both targeting settings are used. If there is a conflict, the ad group settings are used.
  • Device targeting is available only for campaigns and ad groups running in the U.S. and Canada markets.

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