There are many reasons marketers are investing time, attention and cash in their e-commerce ad campaigns. New trends and features in pay-per-click advertising models are providing us with more keyword level control than ever. The rise of online product listing ads – as well as increasing improvements around product listings themselves – is also creating more product awareness among consumers who shop online.
Google AdWords dominates the paid search industry and is certainly crucial to many online campaigns. But marketers shouldn’t overlook the benefits of Bing ads.
A boost to search volume
One misconception that marketers and consumers alike share is that Google somehow controls all online searches. There’s actually more diversity of search methods than many people realize. According to comScore’s “April 2015 U.S. Desktop Search Engine Rankings,” Yahoo sites account for 12.7 percent of search volume and Microsoft sites account for 20.2 percent. Google gets 64.2 percent – a high percentage, but not exactly a monopoly.
Bing Ads serves pay-per-click ads for Yahoo and Microsoft sites. Can your brand afford to miss out on nearly one-third of searches?