Bing Ads & Bing Product Ads: Fatal 1-2 Punch

What’s the difference between Bing Product Ads and Bing Ads?

Bing Ads are a pay per click (PPC) advertising service run through Bing Search which display ads based on terms (keywords) online shoppers type into the Bing search box. Ads related to search queries appear across the Yahoo! Bing Network on search and other sites.

Bing Product Ads are a recent Bing advertising addition which act similar to Google Product Listing Ads. Bing Product Ads are PPC product ads which appear with images on search. Unlike Bing Ads, Bing Product Ads appear based on user intent but are not dictated by keywords.

Similarly, Bing Ads are managed with keywords, whereas Bing Product ads are managed and optimized on a product base for campaign structure and bidding within the Bing Advertising login.

Bing Product Ads

Who should use Bing Product Ads?

  • Merchants looking for higher click thru on Bing
  • Merchant looking for more search traffic online
  • Mechants looking for higher online conversions
  • Merchants looking for higher conversions on Bing
  • larger brand presence online
  • Merchants looking for more volume on Bing
  • Merchants looking to get more bottom of the funnel traffic

 

Bing’s search network volume

  • 65 million retail searches yearly
  • 117 million retail clicks monthly
  • 31 million retail searchers NOT on Google
  • 22% of all paid retail clicks in the US
  • Higher search conversion rates than Google and Amazon  (Q4 2013 study)

 

Bing Product Ads is often cited as Bing’s version of Google Product Listing Ads. Google Product Ads and AdWords ads work in conjunction to increase conversions, ROI and clicks for merchants on Google. Both advertising programs leverage product information but are tailored and managed in different ways which leverage user intent.

When Google Shopping paid ads first appeared many retailers were hesitant to jump on board, but those who did so early reaped the benefits of experience with the program and less competition out the gate.

 

 

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About the AuthorMary Weinstein is the Director of Content at CPC Strategy, and an expert in Retail Search, Google Shopping and Digital Marketing. A NY native, Mary spends her time educating online merchants, hiking and drinking copious amounts of coffee. You can also find her work on SEW, SEMRush, MOZ and Practical Ecommerce. See all posts by this author here.