The Importance of choosing the correct Keyword Match Types. To build your search campaigns you need to setup Keywords in every Ad Group. You must add keywords that match the words or phrases that people search for.
Keyword Match Types
Broad Match Modifier
Keyword +Keyword “Keyword” [Keyword]
Broad match is the default match type that all your keywords are assigned to. Ads may show on searches that include misspellings, synonyms, related searches, and other relevant variations. So if your keyword is “women’s hats,” someone searching for “buy ladies hats” as well as “women’s scarves” might see your ad.
Important Ad Types: Google Ads assist you to Grow Your Business. Google Ads are used by over 1 million businesses around the world. You set your own budget and you only pay when a visitor clicks the Ad to visit your website. Google Ads is an effective way to promote one’s website.
The important Ad Types to use in Search Campaigns and Display Campaigns are:
Expanded Text Ad
Responsive Search Ad
Responsive Display Ad
Expanded Dynamic Search Ads (Category and Specific Webpages).
Google Ads (formerly known as Google AdWords) recently introduced ‘Broad Match Modifier’ that lets you create keywords that are more targeted than broad match, yet have a greater reach than phrase or exact match.
With modified broad match, you put a plus sign (+) in front of one or more words in a broad match keyword. The words that are preceded by a (+) sign must appear in the user’s keyword phrase exactly or as a close variation.
The words that are not following a (+) sign will trigger ads on more significant query variations.
This feature can drive more traffic than phrase or exact match, and attract more qualified traffic than broad match.
What are examples of modified broad match phrases?
Say your broad match phrase was “red purses.” That phrase could prompt ads on relevant query variations like “red bags,” “colorful purses,” “women’s clutches,” etc.
But if your modified broad match was “+red purses,” the word red or some close variant would have to appear in the keyword phrase.
Close variants include misspellings, singular/plural forms, abbreviations and acronyms and stemming.
So the query “redd purses” or “reddish bags,” for example, could trigger your ad.
If you made your modified broad match “red +purses,” the word purse or some close variant would have to appear in the keyword phrase. Examples include “colorful purses,” “colorful purse,” or “women’s purrses.”
Go into your Google Ads account, click on the Keywords tab, and select the keyword phrase you want to edit. Click on the current match type in the Type column and choose modified broad match from the drop-down menu. Add the necessary (+) signs to the keyword phrase.
How do I know if modified broad match is a good idea for my campaign?
If you decide to give it a try, make sure you track how your campaign performance evolves. See, for example, how your clicks, CPCs, conversions, return on investment, and so on change. Google notes in its broad match modifier overview that you can produce a performance report that just details information about modified broad match keywords.
If modified broad match keywords seem to be improving your ROI, then stick with them. If not, stay with broad match, phrase match, or exact match.
This Report gives you information on what people were searching for when they saw your ad and clicked on it. This information can help you remove or pause poorly performing keywords or add new ones. You can also use the search terms report to help you identify negative keywords.