MORE AI is Coming to Google Search Ads

Jul 11, 2023

In the rapidly evolving digital advertising landscape, Google Ads is taking a leap forward by incorporating more artificial intelligence (AI) into its platform.

While many people have mixed reactions, it is important to understand that these changes are necessary to align with shifting user search trends.

In this blog post, we will delve into the specifics of these changes , and explore the implications for structuring and optimizing Google Ads campaigns.

  1. Enhanced Ad Copy Tailored to User Queries
    Google will now update your ad copy to better match user search queries. This adaptation is not arbitrary; it draws information from two key sources: your current ad copy and the content on your landing page. As long as you maintain tailored ad copy and accurate landing page content, there is no cause for concern.

  2. Leveraging User Search History
    Google's ability to utilize user search history data has become more prominent. This shift has noticeable implications, as demonstrated by a recent personal experience. When researching new dog breeds, I discovered that Google is adept at aligning ad copy with the user's search intent, thanks to the infusion of AI.

  3. Evolving Campaign Structure and Optimization
    To adapt to these changes, it is crucial to reevaluate your campaign structure and optimization methods. Notably, Google now focuses on the meaning of keywords rather than their literal interpretation, which can lead to improved results with fewer ad groups. For instance, my managed campaign promoting a Gym Management software program now thrives with just one campaign and one ad group, as Google recognizes the shared meaning of terms like gym, health club, and fitness club.

  4. Introducing Performance Max Campaigns
    Google has introduced an innovative campaign type known as Performance Max campaigns. These campaigns leverage the power of AI to optimize performance across various channels and formats. With Performance Max campaigns, advertisers can unlock new opportunities for reaching and engaging their target audience, maximizing their advertising efforts.

As AI becomes more integrated into Google Ads, it is essential to embrace these advancements rather than resist them. The evolving ad copy alignment, the leverage of user search history, and the introduction of Performance Max campaigns highlight Google's commitment to delivering more relevant and effective advertising experiences.

By adapting your campaign structure and optimization strategies, you can leverage the power of AI to drive better results and stay ahead in the ever-changing landscape of digital advertising.