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New AdWords features

Expand the sections below to see what's new in AdWords each month. To get the most out of these new features, head over to Google Best Practices for checklists and step-by-step guides to optimising your account.

October 2017
Known issues update The faster AdWords experience is now available to all advertisers.
Help Centre | Blog post
Acccount settings update Location extensions and shop visits measurement are available for YouTube.
Help Centre | Blog post | Google+
Known issues update Daily budgets are now more flexible to help you hit your ad goals, like clicks and conversions.
Help Centre | Google+
September 2017
New feature update Cancel inactive accounts in bulk within your manager account.
Help Centre | Google+
Acccount settings update Show your best ad with the new 'optimise' ad rotation setting.
Help Centre | Blog post
Acccount settings update Enhance your call-only ads with additional details using ad extensions.
Help Centre | Blog post | Google+
Acccount settings update Access new metrics, ad formats and custom rules alerts with AdWords Editor 12.1.
Help Centre | Google+
August 2017
Shopping campaigns update See how often your Shopping ad is in the top spot with the absolute top impression share reporting metric.
Available in the new AdWords experience.
Help Centre | Blog post
New feature update Create cross-account reports using the Report Editor.
Available in the new AdWords experience.
Help Centre | Google+
New feature update See landing page performance and get data on mobile friendliness with the "Landing pages" page.
Available in the new AdWords experience.
Help Centre | Blog post | Google+
New feature update Discover how customers are searching for you with the new Searches card.
Available in the new AdWords experience.
Help Centre | Google+
New feature update Quickly see the relationship between two metrics with scatter charts in the Report Editor.
Help Centre
July 2017
New feature update Drive more calls to your business using call bid adjustments.
Help Centre | Blog post | Google+
New feature update Identify shifts in ad performance by comparing two date ranges in the Report Editor.
Available in the new AdWords experience.
Help Centre | Google+
June 2017
New feature update Use custom rules to manage campaigns more effectively with the new AdWords Editor 12.
Help Centre | Blog post | Google+
Known issues update Links are now more relevant with dynamic sitelinks, and you pay per click.
Help Centre
May 2017
New feature update Automatically set bids to get the most conversions with Maximize Conversions.
Help Centre | Blog post | Google+
Acccount settings update Save time and reduce errors by scheduling your conversion imports.
Help Centre | Google+
Acccount settings update Get more transparency of keyword Quality Score performance with new reporting columns.
Help Centre | Blog post | Google+
Known issues update Get more conversions and bidding flexibility with Enhanced CPC (ECPC) bidding.
Help Centre
New feature update Find people similar to your best customers with similar audiences for Search.
Help Centre | Blog post | Google+
April 2017
New feature update Reach customers more easily with Smart display campaigns.
Help Centre | Blog post | Google+
Acccount settings update Measure view-through conversions (VTCs) for your Gmail ads campaigns.
Help Centre
March 2017
New feature update Find out how DSA supports expanded text ads and URL uploads via page feeds, and improves ad relevance.
Help Centre | Blog post | Google+
Known issues update See your effective target CPA performance (actual vs. target) in your bid strategy reports.
Help Centre
Acccount settings update Soon, exact match close variants will include rewording and reordering.
Help Centre | Blog post | Google+
New feature update Show local information in display ads to drive more shop visits.
Help Centre | Google+
Acccount settings update Learn about updates to the default window for view-through conversions (VTCs).
Help Centre | Google+|
Acccount settings update Automatically show your prices to more people with price extensions on all devices.
Help Centre | Google+
February 2017
Switch to using to a new feature AdWords Campaign Experiments are no longer supported; use campaign drafts and experiments.
Help Centre
January 2017
New feature update Create more relevant ads with ad customisers using IF functions and default values.
Help Centre | Google+
Acccount settings update Share your negative keyword lists across accounts that are linked to your manager account.
Help Centre
December 2016
Acccount settings update Save time and simplify your audience targeting by adding audiences at the campaign level.
Help Centre | Blog post | Google+
Acccount settings update Download AdWords Editor 11.7 for location extensions, bumper ads and square images for responsive ads.
Help Centre
November 2016
New feature update Show more of your services and your range of products and their prices, with swipeable price extensions.
Help Centre | Google+
New feature update Drive visits to partner retail locations with affiliate location extensions.
Help Centre | Google+

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