July 13th, 2011 | Published in Google DoubleClick
Since its release DoubleClick Ad Planner has strived to simplify the display planning experience by helping you find the most relevant sites on the internet for your campaign. But even the best placements get extraneous impressions - folks who are unlikely to convert in a direct response campaign or outside the target audience for a brand. Why can’t you always reach the right people as well as the right placements? Well - now you can.
Here at Google we’ve been working on some novel technologies to enable audience based buying. Thanks to this effort audience buying is now available to all AdWords users. And today we’ve brought the ability to plan for an audience buy into Ad Planner. You can now select from over 1,000 interest categories across the more than 500 million daily users of the Google Display Network (GDN). Advertisers like ShoeDazzle have used audience buying on the GDN to improve conversion volume as much as 400% and interest targeting consistently shows CTR far greater than the display ad average. This phenomenal performance is driven by the power of Google audiences across the GDN.
Through Ad Planner you can now set up a campaign that will reach your users across the GDN regardless of the site they are on. That means greater ROI for advertisers who want to reach their audience at scale for brand or performance goals. This will also result in more meaningful, relevant ads for users, ultimately translating into higher conversion rates. And it means an easier time building the campaign by allowing you to focus on defining your audience rather than sorting through a list of sites and placements.
Log into Ad Planner and take a test drive on the new Audience Planning tab. While you’re doing that we’ll be working on the next set of exciting features for interest categories powered by Google.