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The ‘ad scheduling’ feature within Google AdWords has always been a fantastic way to extend the budget of your Pay Per Click campaigns. Rather than running an advertisement all day, every day, ad scheduling would allow you to define certain time parameters and ensure you targeted visitors at peak times.
Previously this was all done on a standard hourly rate. Meaning that your adverts could run it from 9am to 6pm on every weekday ,and 10am to 4pm on weekends without any problems. This was always a hugely efficient way to streamline campaigns; that was until Google updated the system, making it even more versatile.
The shift from hourly time parameters to 15 minutes may not sound like a great deal, but even saving half an hour of unnecessary time each day could add up to a significant difference to your PPC campaign. Imagine, for example, your business gets 98% of customers between 9am and 5pm. You may not want to just have adverts running from 9 to 5, just in case some search slightly earlier or later, but due to a stretched budget you can’t afford for them to be running for an additional hour at either end; what do you do?
Well, with the new time 15 minute time slots you could set them running at 8:45 and have the campaign stop at 17:15. This way you only add 30 minutes extra online visibility, but you could still benefit from peak time traffic for your business.
So now you can be as specific as you want, ensuring that adverts are only showing when you need them to. Whether it’s eight hours forty five minutes one day and just two hours the next, you can get more from your AdWords budget with ad scheduling.
This is a fantastic way to drive down costs, particularly for smaller businesses where Pay Per Click management of spend is likely to be far tighter. It may only be a small change, but it could have a huge difference – particularly over longer campaigns.
Last month, we tuned in to listen to our very own Samantha Noble become a radio star. As a guest on Xan Phillips’ The Business on Voice FM, a programme dedicated to promoting the good news stories about business from the Southampton area and beyond, Sam shared her insights into paid media.
The Drum Network has launched a new initiative called ‘Create Britain’ which aims to show the world that Great Britain is still an awesomely creative marketplace, despite Brexit.
Create Britain is an online interactive map that invites businesses from the creative industry to contribute a short video to claim their own pin on the map that links to their video clip. The video clips need to answer one question: ‘What makes British creativity so great?’.