Search engine shopping ad campaigns are a useful tool for e-commerce businesses that want to target their audience. Our Bing Ads Shopping Feed Management service helps optimize product adverts so that they are seen by the right people at the lowest cost possible. As an agency, we have managed millions in ad spend across our range of managed PPC services with a data-driven and results-oriented approach.
Bing Shopping is a product advertising platform within Bing, allowing advertisers to showcase their products at the top of the search engine results page (SERP).
Like regular text ads, Product Ads can be used to target shoppers that are ready to make a purchase. Unlike text ads, however, a Bing Shopping campaign allows you to feature high quality images of your product along with star ratings. When combined with effective search term-optimised titles and product descriptions, product ads can quickly result in improved ROI.
Bing Shopping campaigns are managed within two separate areas: Bing Ads and Bing Merchant Center. First, product data must be fed into Bing Merchant Center in what is called a feed file. This must be updated regularly for ads to remain active which, across a large quantity of products, can be a significant task. Bing Ads is where shopping campaigns can be organised and monitored.
Once a campaign has started, product ads will be placed in front of audiences based on their relevance to the search terms of shoppers and the relative bid amount of an ad. For our Bing Ads Shopping Feed Management service, we will work with you from the outset on a per-product basis to maximise ROI and optimise your feed files in Bing Merchant Center. This is done by gaining a comprehensive understanding of how your audience shops online and by collecting important bidding data for products.
A feed file is a list of product information that is essential to launch shopping campaigns within Bing Ads. We can create this manually within a spreadsheet program for you or transfer product data from an e-commerce plugin. If preferred, can also combine this service with our Google Ads Shopping Feed Management service and directly import your Google feed file. In either case, we will make sure that your feed file is uploaded with the correct information and updated regularly.
Before we upload your feed file, we will go through each of your products to ensure that their titles and descriptions are optimized around popular search queries. Once we have uploaded your feed file to Bing Merchant Centre, we will begin working with you on your Bing Ads shopping campaign.
After uploading your feed, we will begin the steady process of updating it regularly. This must be done frequently as catalogues expire every 30 days. As an agency, we try to do this on a daily basis to ensure that product information is fresh and is optimised for your campaign. E-commerce businesses will often have a significant amount of available products which is why updating feed files can be quite a complex process, requiring a specialist.
At novi.digital, have carried out a number of successful Bing Ads Shopping Feed Management campaigns over the years and are knowledgeable about all of the advantages and common problems that occur when using this advertising platform. As an agency, we work with our clients to make sure that each and every product’s advert helps increase revenue and improve ROI.
Since launching over ten years ago, we have worked at the forefront of digital marketing as a research-led agency. That’s why our Bing Ads Shopping Feed Management service utilises software that we have developed and won’t be found anywhere else. These tools help optimise adverts based on large sets of data and lower each product’s cost per acquisition.
While Bing Shopping relies on categories, titles, and descriptions rather than keywords, it is still possible to optimise ads. We first do this with our search term analysis tool, Forager, that gives us ideas about what your audience are searching for on Bing. Once this is done, we utilise our bid timing optimisation tool, Metronome. This helps us gain an understanding of when search queries are used most. Finally, we set a desired margin for each product so that bids are made for maximal profitability with our proprietary software, Captivise.
With search queries often resulting in a number of shopping ads on any SERP, it is important to stand out in wherever possible. Star ratings provide a simple yet effective way to do this. If, for example, your product is placed alongside a product that is very similar in its specs and pricing, having 5 stars next to yours is sure to capture the attention of visitors.
At novi.digital, we are experienced at working with Bing-accredited review partners to ensure that this is possible. For clients without reviews on an accredited partner, we will first link your products to one. We will then add this to your feed file so that, when your product appears on a SERP, it has a rating. We have found that ratings can quickly result in improved ROI, helping budgets go further.
Aside from placing and optimizing your products, we also work with you to develop a promotions strategy with our Bing Ads Shopping Feed Management service. This is another incredibly helpful way to stand out from other product ads. By not just offering a better price, but highlighting that it is a promotion, those that view the ad may feel more compelled to take action. This is because many search queries that result in a product ad will contain indicators that customers are already at a stage where they are likely to make a purchase, such as ‘price’ or ‘for sale’.
We are able to make these site-wide promotions or for specific items, where preferred. Aside from increasing revenue, promotions are also a good way to quickly increase traffic to your site, particularly for promotions across a number of products. At novi.digital, we will work with you to help develop promotion strategies around the most important KPIs.
If you have any queries about our Bing Ads Shopping Feed Management service or would like to discuss your business with one of our team, send us an email or fill in our contact form below.