Behind The Scenes With Bing #SMX

This SMX West 2016 Session opens with Microsoft Bing Ads Evangelist Christi Olson reminding the audience of Bing’s mission: to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Alongside Bing Ads Director of Strategy Paul Apodaca and Bing Ads Account Manager Eric Couch, they’re sharing what’s new with Bing Ads.

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Search advertising is changing – it’s thinking beyond the keywords into action. It’s about audience, buying, actions, feeds and automation, digital assistants and predictions and global and mobile presence. Bing is developing tools, technology and platforms to help you do what you want to do. Bing is a part of the every day.

Bing is Integral to the Windows 10 Experience

Bing is integrated into Windows, Xbox, Microsoft Office and Cortana. Note: 1.5 billion people use Windows everyday. There’s a free upgrade for one year to current users. Windows has 75% market share.

  • 200 million+ devices use Windows 10.
  • 20% of Bing clicks and searches are from Windows 10.
  • 30% more Bing queries with Windows 10 vs queries.

Microsoft Edge: go from search go doing with a new tap page, quick answers, and Cortana assistance. Cortana is integrated into the search bar.

With voice search, questions phrases are more likely to be used — who, what, when, where, why, how, etc.

Bing has found more clicks via persona assistant go to brand names.

Search queries in voice search use long tail phrases, where text searches are around 1-3 words.

Adapt for voice search by:

  • Use questions words
  • Modify bids based on intent
  • Bid on your brand terms

In 2015, Bing’s market share has climbed to 20.90%, rising steadily year after year. In 2010, it was at 11.97%.

1 in 3 searches happens in the Bing network.

12% of search queries are new terms that haven’t been searched on Google

Bing Ad products that display in AOL search:

  • Ad extensions
  • Annotations
  • Ad products

The AOL audience tends to spend more than the average user, have a college education, and is comprised of more females.

New Feature Deep Dive

Internal Bing data shows that 96% of site visitors leave websites without converting. Remarketing in paid search gives you a second chance to engage with these valuable audiences.

Remarketing in paid search allows you to upsell, cross sell, drive actions that are valuable to your business and improve your ROI.

5 Steps to Getting Started with Remarketing

  1. Tag your website
  2. Define your audiences
  3. Add lists to ad groups
  4. Adjust bids
  5. Customize ads and keywords

The UET tag has two purposes: conversion tracking and remarketing. Identify, segment and target users based on the specific stage of the buying funnel. Define your audiences based on pages visited.

Don’t forget to use the Bing Ads Keyword Planner! Keywords are the foundation to any campaign. Find and improve your campaigns with Bing-network specific data.

Looking Ahead

Bing’s Recently Released Features

  • Bing-powered AOL search
  • Inline opportunities
  • call-out extensions
  • Review extensions
  • Keyword Planner version 2
  • Bing ads for iOs and Android Updates
  • Cross-Partner Linking and Unlinking

To be Released by May

  • Inline Download Phase 1
  • Inline Keyword Diagnosis
  • Agency IQ Management
  • Segmentation Phase 1
  • Europa

To be Released Eventually

  • Upgraded Urls
  • Bing Ads Editor 11
  • App Install Ads
  • Credit Limit Recognition
  • Native Ads

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Kristi Kellogg is a journalist, news hound, professional copywriter, and social (media) butterfly. Currently, she is a senior SEO content writer for Conde Nast. Her articles appear in newspapers, magazines, across the Internet and in books such as "Content Marketing Strategies for Professionals" and "The Media Relations Guidebook." Formerly, she was the social media editor at Bruce Clay Inc.

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