How ad groups work

An ad group contains one or more ads that share similar targets. You set a bid, or price, to be used when an ad group's keywords trigger an ad to appear. This is called a cost-per-click (CPC) bid. You can also set prices for individual keywords within the ad group. Use ad groups to organize your ads by a common theme, such as the types of products or services you want to advertise.

Group ad groups by similar themes

Many advertisers find it helpful to base their ad groups on the sections or categories that appear on their website. For example, let's say you sell desserts, beverages, and snacks on your website.

For example, in the table below, each ad group contains a keyword list focusing on a product you'd sell. The keyword list in each ad group tells our system to show ads for these products only on websites related to them.

Ad group: desserts Ad group: beverages Ad group: snacks
cupcakes soda potato chips
pumpkin pies coffee pita chips
apple pie iced coffee beef jerky
chocolate cake iced tea salted peanuts
ice cream sparkling water mixed nuts
cookies orange juice rice crackers
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