Tips for creating successful text ads

Successful text ads are specific, relevant, attractive, and empowering.

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Writing tips for terrific text ads

Highlight what makes you unique
Free shipping? Dazzling variety? Tell people! Showcase the products, services, or offers that make you competitive.

Include prices, promotions, and exclusives
People often use Google search to make a decision about something. Give them what they need to decide. If you have a limited-time discount or stock an exclusive product, say so.

Empower customers to take action
Are you selling something? Tell people what they can buy. Are you offering a service? Tell people how to contact you. Calls to action like purchase, call today, order, browse, sign up, or get a quote make clear what the next steps are.

Include at least one of your keywords
Keywords in your ad text show your ad’s relevance to what people want. Let's say you include the keyword digital cameras in your ad headline, "Buy Digital Cameras." When someone searches for digital cameras and sees your ad, those words are bolded in your headline ("Buy Digital Cameras.")

Match your ad to your landing page
Have a look at the page that you're linking to from your ad (the landing page), and make sure that the promotions or products in your ad are included there. People might leave your website if they don’t find what they expect.

Appeal to customers on mobile
People looking at mobile ads are more likely to want to know where you are, or to call you. Show your location and phone number with location extensions and call extensions. Also, consider creating ads devoted to people on mobile devices, using the mobile version of your website as a destination URL, and offering specials suited to a mobile audience.

Experiment
Create three to four ads for each ad group, and use different messages for each to see which does the best. AdWords rotates ads automatically to show the best-performing ads more often. Learn more about ad rotation.