Introducing seasonality adjustments for Smart Bidding

August 28, 2019

Smart Bidding strategies like Target CPA and Target ROAS use machine learning to automatically set bids at auction time to help improve the performance of your Google Ads campaigns. Though these strategies already take into consideration seasonality, we know there are key moments for your business when you can anticipate significant shifts in conversion rate, like during sales or when a new product launches.

To provide more control in these rare situations, you can now apply seasonality adjustments for Search and Display campaigns. Let’s say you’re planning a flash sale for the weekend. Historically, you’ve seen a 50% increase in conversion rates when you’ve run a similar sale. With seasonality adjustments, you can apply a predicted conversion rate adjustment and Smart Bidding will consider that adjustment for the date range selected, while trying to hit your target CPA.

Conversion rate adjustment UI

You can learn how to apply a seasonality adjustment in the Google Ads Help Center.

Posted by Sagar Shah, Product Manager, Google Ads

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