Google Adwords Image Ads are a great way to support your branding efforts. When advertising in the Display Network, Click Through Rates may seem low when compared to the Search Network CTR’s, but are known to still create a great deal of traffic. If you have the opportunity to place Image Ads (banner ads, static or dynamic), you may even enhance top of mind awareness without getting the click. After all, these banners do attract attention, and even if you do not get the click, people will start remembering your name and logo once they start seeing you on a regular basis. A few tips for even better performance
If your banner looks like it has been created by an amateur it will do your business image more damage than good. Also, InterCapitalize Your Copy for stronger visibility.
Website owners can set formats to be published on their websites. They usually make selections based on the structure of their website. If your business perfectly complements theirs, and you omitted to create the right format, you would miss out on great quality traffic, right?
The most commonly used formats are:
Tell people what you want them to do, whether that would be “Buy Now”, “Signup Now” or “Book Now”. Even of you would like to subtly whisper to acion, you could use variations like “Explore Now” or “Read more”. If you have created dynamic ads, make sure that every frame shows one.
Brand recognition starts with Logo Awareness. Make sure your Ad shows your logo. Once people start seeing your logo on a regular basis, they will start recognizing it and create an image to go with it. It is all in your hands….
If people decide to grant you the click, you do not want to confuse them, causing them to leave your website immediately. Not only will you miss out on a potentially great customer, you will also mess up your website stats like higher Bounce Rates, that may potentially lead to increased Cost Per Click. Make sure your landing page features a layout that is much like the ad, and virtually the same text in the header. That makes visitors feel all warm, welcome and comfy and they will more likely feel confident to further explore your site or, even better, move onwards to a conversion.
But promise me to not use the cookie cutter designs that soon will pollute all content websites. If you would like to create your own ads using the Ad Builder, use the standard templates and adjust the colors according to your Brand Standards. Go to Google Display Ad Builder
I hope applying these tips will get you a more succesful Image Ad campaign. If you happen to be in need of some hands on assistance, please to not hesitate to contact me.
How To Improve Your Google Adwords Click Through Rates