Better control over Smart Bidding with conversion value rules

August 19, 2021

Not all conversions are worth the same—some are more valuable than others. Accurately expressing this value can help you optimize campaigns and evaluate performance based on the goals that matter most to your business. To make this easier for you, you can adjust conversion values based on characteristics like location, device, and audience.

By applying a rule to these characteristics, you can adjust conversion values to align more closely with your business outcomes. For example, let’s say you run a sporting goods store and know that an audience of people similar to repeat customers who have bought triathlon gear will be worth more to your business in the long run. Now, you can set a rule to multiply the conversion value for this specific group by a factor of two.

Example of conversion value rules

After a rule is applied, it will be reflected in the ‘Conversion value’ column in your account reporting. These rules will also be used by Maximize conversion value and Target ROAS to optimize your bids in real time. Conversion value rules will be available for Smart Bidding across Search, Shopping, and Display over the next few weeks.

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"We were able to optimize the ROI for each device and increase our gross merchandise value over 24%. We will continue utilizing various functions on Google Ads like value rules to maximize our sales by better aligning our internal data to Google Ads."
-Wataru Yamamoto, Rakuten Group

Learn more about conversion value rules in the Google Ads Help Center. To learn more about how Smart Bidding works, check out this technical guide.

Posted by Stephen Chang, Product Manager, Google Ads


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