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The Shift from AdWords to Google Ads

Google AdWords has been a staple for many digital marketers for some years now, which is why it was no surprise that there was a great deal of concern and conversation generated around its transformation, earlier this year, into Google Ads. The polymorphic platform may have taken a little getting used to in terms of navigation, but essentially, once digital markers had figured out how to find their way around it, it has been business as usual when setting up Google Ad campaigns as opposed to AdWords ones. There are, in fact, a few newer features, that have been incorporated into one neat little package from various other Google products. Let’s take a closer look at these changes here.

Everything Where we Left it

To start off, it is important to note that, in essence, the shift from AdWords to Google Ads has been more of an aesthetic one that anything else. The change came as part of a rebranding initiative on Google’s part, injecting more life and functionality into the platform, more closely tying it to their brand, while also incorporating functions from other services as well. With that said, Google Ads is still pretty much AdWords with a new outfit on; but in essence it still works in the same way. For obvious reasons, Google didn’t want this rebranding initiative to interfere with the performance of campaigns; and an important part of that was making sure that digital marketers can still work effectively and confidently on the platform.

All Under One Roof

Google Ads will now include a new Integrations Center that allows marketers to view ways in which Google tools can be fit together. In addition to this, they are launching Smart Campaigns which allows advertisers to identify the actions they wish to prioritise, which Google Ads can then use to optimise campaigns accordingly.

On top of that, there is a third brand being incorporated into Google Ads, called the Google Marketing Platform. This combines the functions of Google Analytics and DoubleClick Digital Marketing, to give advertisers a better scope of how their ads are performing, better manage bids, campaigns and audiences.

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While this rebranding of google AdWords may have changed, it is still a remarkably powerful approach to digital advertising. To find out more about how we can help you develop and execute a successful digital marketing campaign, speak to one of our representatives at Right Click Media today, or visit our website for further details.