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New keyword targeting Adwords feature for advertsiers in Canada & UK

by amol238

Google is beta testing a new keyword feature for adwords called “Broad Match Modifier”, its an adwords targeting feature that lets you create keywords that have greater reach than phrase match and more control than broad match. If you are frequent user of exact and phrase match keywords , adding the broad match feature in your adwords campaign will give you more clicks and better conversions at an attractive ROI.

To add the broad match modifier all you need to do is put a plus symbol (+) in front of one or more broad match keywords in your campaign. Each word preceded by a + will appear in the users search exactly or as a close variant. The benefit of using the broad match modifier is that it includes misspellings, singular / plural forms, abbreviations, acronyms and stemming like “roof” and “roofing”

In the below example you can see the box for modified broad searches that has a plus symbol in front of formal and shoes ( + formal and + shoes ) has more searches than the phrase match searches for the same keyword but few matches for broad match.

Adwords Broad Match Modifier

However you ll have to test it for a few campaigns and see study the impact on clicks and conversion for keywords, my worry here is that your ads may appear for searches that may not be very precise to your product or service that you are selling.

For example if you are selling a wordpress theme, your ad may appear for keywords like wordpress theme plugins which may not be laser targeted relevant to the wordpress theme that you are selling.

I’ve started testing this for my adwords campaigns, if you are in UK or Canada you can login to your adwords account and modify your keywords. While you are testing I suggest you keep your present broad match keywords active and add new modified broad match keywords, adjust bids to achieve your target and observe changes. If you have started using this feature let us know your views on it.

You can also visit the Adwords help center for more suggestions on usage and answers

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Colleen May 14, 2010 - 10:12 pm

If they are beta testing in Canada and UK, I wonder if this is something that will be available in the U.S.
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data recovery May 14, 2010 - 11:05 pm

Broad Match Modifier” Google Adword have this features only for canada & UK, This is a Beta Version and it will be helpful to get the broad and exact result through adword


ZK May 15, 2010 - 6:17 am

I am sure they will soon have this up in US , after all its the biggest market for adwords

Julius May 16, 2010 - 3:32 pm

I think that similar to most new features, it’s best to try it out first and see how it could work for our site.

Daily Smash May 17, 2010 - 8:09 am

seems promising feature
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aj May 17, 2010 - 10:38 am

I still dont trust broad match. When you run actual reports and see the keywords it really generates traffic from its pretty shocking how off it is.
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Curtain Rails May 25, 2010 - 11:29 pm

I have one domain and for which i need to research and find out targeted keywords to run a ad campaign, hope this can help me!!


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