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About ad scheduling

You may want your ad to show whenever a customer searches online. Or perhaps you only want to show your ad on certain days, or during business hours when you’re there to handle customer inquiries.

This article explains how ad scheduling works.

How it works

By default, your AdWords campaigns are set to "Show ads all days and hours." This means your ads are eligible to appear throughout each calendar day. Keep in mind that if no one searches for your keywords for the specified time or day, your ads are not going to show.

Choose the AdWords experience you're using. Learn more.

For campaigns with “All features” enabled, you can use the ad schedule to:

  • Specify certain hours or days of the week when you want your ads to show
  • Set bid adjustments to increase or decrease your bids for specific days and times

Example

Suppose you run a dog-sled touring business in Alaska. By viewing your "Hour and day of the week" performance on the Ad schedule subtab, you've noticed that your ads get the best results between 8 and 11 a.m. on Tuesdays, when Extremely Cold Places is playing on television. You decide to adjust your ad schedule so that on Tuesdays, your ads only appear during that time.

Where it appears

If your campaign sub-type is set to “Standard,” you won’t see ad scheduling as an option in your campaign’s Settings tab. You may need to change your campaign sub-type to “All features.” Learn more about which features are available by campaign type.

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