3 Enhancements to Bing Ads Manager Rolling Out Now

A few changes to the Bing Ads user interface are rolling out and we got a walk-through of them earlier this week. If you’re managing paid search campaigns on the Yahoo Bing network, expect to see these tweaks to your UI in the coming weeks.

Exclude 0-Click Terms in Search Terms Report

What it is: Faster report running time and a more refined data set in the returned report as the filter will return only search queries which resulted in clicks

Why we like it: This can be useful for those interested in only looking at search queries that received clicks. As far as speeding up things, it really depends on the amount of data you are trying to look at. This will not make a big difference to most, but for those who need to see (or not see) 0-click data, it can be more convenient than having to download a spreadsheet and manipulate it in Excel.

Bid Estimation Workflow Enhancements

What it is: Three new non-default columns in the keywords grid for easier consumption

  1. Estimated Mainline bid
  2. Estimated Front Page bid
  3. Estimated Top Page bid
Bing Bid Estimation Workflow Enhancement screenshot
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Why we like it: The major advantage of having estimated bid data is it gives advertisers an idea of the estimated bid levels necessary to achieve the desired ad position in the SERPs. For example, if an advertiser has a valuable keyword that they’d like to show ads for at the top of the page, they’d be able to get a good idea of how much they’d have to bid (and spend) to achieve the “Top of Page” position. If they have a keyword that is not as important, or if they simply can’t afford to show at the top of the page and pay a premium CPC, they might want to utilize the “Mainline” or “Front Page” bid estimate, so they are at least visible in the SERPs but not paying a ton for position.

New Delivery Statuses

What it is: Two new delivery status types for keyword entities under “Eligible – Limited”

  1. Low search volume
  2. Low quality score
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Why we like it: Delivery status basically tells us whether or not there are any issues with the keyword being able to serve. For example, an “Eligible” keyword is eligible to show ads that are triggered by searchers, with no issue. Sometimes, if the Quality Score is too low, the deliver status will tell us that there is an issue (Low QS) that might cause our ad to not run. This information has been available in AdWords for a while. This information is significant because it simply gives us more in-depth ability to troubleshoot serving issues, specifically for individual keywords. This way, we can diagnose and fix any problems.

We’re currently seeing the bid estimation workflow enhancements and new delivery statuses in our Bing Ads manager but not yet seeing the 0-click terms in search reports. What data or enhancements you’d see in your ads manager if Bing was taking requests? Let us know in the comments.

Michael Shore is Bruce Clay Inc.'s SEM Manager. He has managed PPC programs for dozens of clients ranging from small business to national retailers. He specializes in Google Adwords, Bing Ads, Google Analytics, Kenshoo, Acquisio, comparison shopping engines management and Google shopping. When he's not geeking out on everything SEM, he's usually hiking, at the beach or playing guitar.
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Yes, I Just Started my new Bing Ads Campaign for my website, thanks for detail updates on this 3 enhancements.


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