New DoubleClick Search features

Q2 2018

May 2018

Manage campaigns

AdWords parallel tracking helps load your landing page more quickly which can reduce lost visits, but not all DoubleClick Search (DS) features are compatible. DS automatically checks your account and displays any compatibility issues. Be sure to check for compatibility issues before you turn on parallel tracking.
5/09/18
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You can sync AdWords Universal App Campaigns into DS and use DS to report on the campaigns.
5/09/18
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April 2018

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In AdWords, Bing Ads, and Yahoo Gemini accounts, you can edit ad copy, URLs, and other settings without losing performance history of the ad. DoubleClick Search only shows the current version of ad copy and other settings. 
4/30/18
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Inventory management templates have been improved. You can now take advantage of the following features:

  • The syntax for text, functions, and inventory attributes in templates has been simplified. Functions and inventory attributes need to be surrounded by brackets []. Everything else can be entered directly into the template. All existing templates have been automatically migrated to the new syntax.
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  • Download preview. Prior to saving a template, you can download a preview of the first 500,000 items that the template will generate.
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  • Change history for inventory management templates. Changes made to inventory management templates now show in change history.
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  • Multi-line paste for ad templates. Using special syntax, you can paste ad copy, including alternative copy, into an ad-template.
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  • Ad rotation settings. You can now specify ad rotation settings in ad group templates for inventory plans that generate ad groups in AdWords accounts. In campaigns and ad groups that were generated and trafficked to AdWords before this change, AdWords migrated ad rotation settings.

4/24/18

DoubleClick Search no longer displays or manages ad rotation settings for Yahoo Japan accounts (Yahoo Japan recently moved this setting from campaigns to ad groups). Ad groups that you create from DoubleClick Search will use the default Optimize ad rotation setting. You can sign into Yahoo Japan and choose a different ad rotation option.
4/12/18
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You can now use a bulksheet to manage product groups in Shopping campaigns.
4/19/18
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AdWords ad rotation settings have moved to ad groups. Previously you specified ad rotation settings at the campaign level. If a campaign previously specified the Optimize, Optimize for conversions, or Rotate option, all ad groups in the campaign now specify the Optimize option. If a campaign previously specified the Rotate indefinitely option, all ad groups in the campaign now specify Rotate indefinitely.
4/10/18
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Automate bidding

You can now apply AdWords Target ROAS bid strategies to AdWords campaigns. Previously, the only AdWords Smart Bidding strategies supported by DoubleClick Search were Maximize Clicks and Target CPA.
4/11/18
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As of April 9, 2018,  DoubleClick Search is able to calculate cross-device conversions down to the ad and keyword level.
4/09/18
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Q1 2018

March 2018

Manage campaigns

Changes to inventory plans are now included in change history.
3/29/18
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Inventory plans that target AdWords accounts can generate sitelinks. You can use the generated sitelinks to complement your existing manual sitelinks or you can completely automate your sitelink strategy.
3/20/18
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For some types of search engines, DoubleClick Search (DS) supports reporting on Floodlight conversions and uploading cost metrics but doesn't support creating or managing campaigns. To report on these engines in DS, create an engine track account. Depending on the type of engine, DS can partially automate the process of setting up conversion tracking and uploading cost metrics.
3/5/18
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February 2018

Manage campaigns

DoubleClick Search is removing support for the "URL parameters" column. In March 2018, you won't be able to enter new parameters or change existing parameters. By May 2018, DoubleClick Search will stop appending URL parameters that are in this column. It's recommended that you move URL parameters from this column into the keyword's landing page URL.
2/06/18
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To make it easier to manage bids and ad copy for different keyword match types, you may want to create campaigns that contain only exact match keywords, other campaigns that contain only phrase match keywords, and others that contain only broad match keywords. Depending on how you've organized your inventory plan, you may prefer to do this at the ad group level instead of at the campaign level.
2/07/18
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DoubleClick Search can use interactions (clicks on display ads as well as paid search clicks driven by shopping campaigns, generic or brand keywords) with keywords to automatically generate channel groupings in a data-driven attribution model.
2/22/18
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If you're engaging audiences through social, search, and display ads, add your social accounts to DoubleClick Search and use DoubleClick Search as the single solution for tracking and reporting across social, search, and display channels. DoubleClick Search can also work with social engines to build remarketing lists so you can re-engage your customers on search, social, or display channels.
2/27/18
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Q4 2017

November 2017

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If you use a third-party attribution model or if you've developed your own system for distributing conversion credit to clicks, you can upload the third-party attribution data from the DoubleClick Search Conversions API and use the data in reports and DoubleClick Search bid strategies.
11/29/17
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With recent changes across the web that affect conversion measurement, it’s important to make sure that your conversion tag implementation supports accurate counting on your site. To ensure that DoubleClick Search (DS) can measure all of your conversions regardless of the browser that your site visitor is using, we recommend that you use the global site tag or Google Tag Manager with Conversion Linker
11/13/17
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View AdWords automatic ad suggestions in DoubleClick Search.
11/28/17
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Create Bing Ads account-level sitelinks.
11/28/17
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All inventory keyword campaigns have been migrated to upgraded inventory management. You can no longer create inventory keyword campaigns. Instead, use upgraded inventory management to generate campaigns, ads, keywords, and other items from data in an inventory feed.
11/08/17
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For automated rules that run on a recurring schedule, you can manually start the rule at any time instead of waiting for the next scheduled run.
11/08/17
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DoubleClick Search can automatically create remarketing targets in AdWords campaigns using a feature that is referred to as adaptive RLSA.
11/01/17
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October 2017

Manage campaigns

Use AdWords Enhanced CPC feature, and apply Maximize Clicks, and Target CPA bidding strategies in DS.
10/18/17
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Pharmaceutical advertisers can choose to display one of 12 pre-defined website descriptions or the ad's display URL  in AdWords ads.
10/18/17
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Create AdWords dynamic search ad groups in DoubleClick Search. Previously, you could only manage and report on dynamic search ad groups in DS.
10/9/17
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DoubleClick Search includes support for some Bing Ads version 11 features such as desktop and mobile bid adjustments.
10/3/17
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